This week was a long one. We had to go down to Naperville on Tuesday night because Hermana LaBonte had to go to Texas for a day on Wednesday to get sworn in as a US citizen. So we get a ride down with a member and my companion is sitting in front laughing the whole time because their driving was making her nervous, and then we arrive at the Naperville Stake Center an hour before we were supposed to and so we were kind of lost on what to do, and so we planned. That is what missionaries resort to. Planning. Well we get to the Hermana Training Leader's house and they are doing planning for the night and so Hna LaBonte and I are in their room just talking, in the dark. AND THEY TOOK FOREVER! So we finally got ready for bed and then Hna LaBonte realized she forgot her medicine. So we drove all the way back to Rochelle, got her meds, and got back at 1:30am and had to get up at 4am to get her to the airport. Well, we over slept. We woke up at 5, grabbed everything and booked it out the door. Then we get to the airport and she can't find her wallet! So we drove all the way back to Naperville to get her wallet and then took her back to the airport. We had to switch her flight and I had to talk to a very angry mission president but all was well, she got on her way, got sworn in, and came home. While she was gone I was with the HTL's and was working with them. It was really weird and I wasn't too fond of it. My companion wasn't where she was supposed to be and it made me nervous! Oh yeah and we didn't go back to sleep either so we were hysterical for the whole day. Around 7pm is when we finally hit a wall. It was a long day. Very long.
I guess the only other thing that I really remember is our day in Sterling this week! Holy cow, I'm still in shock over how awesome that day was! We finally got in contact with the bishop down there and he had no idea that we were serving in his ward! But get this. They have been praying for some Spanish speakers to come and help with their recent converts and so as we followed the impressions we had to start working in Sterling, we answered a prayer. Also, the bishop down there is an orthopedic surgeon. Pretty cool. We are so excited because we are going to church there next week for the first time and we are going to ward council to meet the auxiliary leaders. There are going to be a lot of miracles here in the next few weeks but it is going to be a lot of work as well, so pray for us! Everything else is going great.
Thanks for all of the support and prayers! Half way through! All down hill from here :) Happy Hump Day on Thursday everyone :) #illinoischicagowestmission #humpday #january2016