Wow, what a crazy week. I will never forget this last changes meeting. I knew that I would be going to a new area, new comp, new everything. I was waiting for the meeting to start when one of the Assistants came up to me and said, “Hermana Hipol, President would like to see you in his office.” My stomach dropped. Instantly all of the missionaries with whom I was talking began to gossip about how they thought I would be a sister training leader. Well…. I am not Sister Training Leader. I walked into Presidents office, he shook my hand and I took a seat. I will never forget what he said. “Hermana Hipol,” he said, “the Lord has a lot of trust in you, and I do too. I have a very specific assignment for you, and I just need you to hear me out.”
Well…. long story short. I am finishing the training of a new sister….. And I am training a mini missionary. Yep, I am training two new missionaries at the same time, I think that is a first in the history of our mission, Mother of Twins, as they call me now…. and I am reopening the area where I am. They have been struggling a lot these past few changes, and I am not sure why I was sent here, seeing as I haven’t had a lot of success recently either, but I know that there is a reason. I think I was the only missionary going into changes meeting who knew their companions and area beforehand. It is all out madness…. but I love it!
I love this new area, and I feel that there will be a lot to learn here. I am in Orquideas Juayua, up in the mountains of El Salvador, one of the coolest areas in the mission. IT is such a tender mercy seeing as we are entering the warmest parts of the year, but the first few nights I totally froze! My companions, Hermana Little and Hermana Gonzalez are both such hard workers and have no fear of teaching or contacting. In the past two days alone, we have had 92 street contacts, and all thanks to their desires to talk with everyone. Since we are basically starting from scratch, there are times when it is frustrating because we don’t have a lot of lessons, and my comps are recognizing that the work isn’t all rainbows, but they are doing well now. We are just trying to work our hardest. Hermana Little speaks very little English, having studied French for five years but Hermana Gonzalez has been the perfect help, especially with the language, and Hermana Little takes all correction with such humility and grace. We really make quite the team.
With that… I know that the Lord will bless us for our efforts. These first few days have been a bit of a struggle. Not a lot of people have let us in, and we haven’t found a lot of new people to teach. We are going into elections week so it has been super crazy! But we are trying to be obedient with exactness in our “Familia vista, Familia Contactada” and so I know that the Lord will bless us. I am not used to having such a small area. Really it is kind of shocking to see the different dynamic here. And yet I am so happy. I am not discouraged at all, and I know that there is a work to do here. With the Lords help and obedience, he will guide and bless us with success. I feel so much heavenly assurance.
So yah that is all of the updates for now. Stay happy, stay awesome! I love and miss you all!