Hermana Hipol vs. The New Year

Wow!! What a week! For starters, this week I was in a trio! Because of an unforeseen illness, one of the Hermanas in our Zone had to go home, leaving her companion, Hermana Roa. So, she came with us and we got to work both areas…. It was madness! But it was a very humbling learning experience. Hermana Roa is from Columbia, and has 15 months in the mission. She is amazing and such a great teacher! She is also a chef, so we ate well this week. She also really likes lion king, as she often breaks into rounds of “in the jungle.” She, Hermana Avila and I got to work on our fitness goals for the year and have started Zumba. Guess what! Hermana Roa told me that I am the first gringa she has seen that has rhythm!!! I don’t know how many gringas she knows, but we will go with that.

This week we had an amazing zone conference. The assistants shared an amazing video with us. It followed some young kids in their spiritual progression as they grew up to become missionaries. They had the music to “Armies of Helaman”, and “I hope they call me on a mission” in English. I had not heard those words for so long, it brought tears to my eyes… I realized I have been prepped my whole life to become a missionary and I am so grateful for my family and all of the examples I have received.

With the new year coming, there are so many things that I want to do. The lord has blessed us with 365 days to dedicate to him and his work. 365 blank pages to write an epic story! And it all begins with the little things. I invite you all, if you have not already, make goals and focus on how this year can be the best year of your life thus far.

I love you all. Keep the faith!

Hurrah for Israel!


Hermana Hipol