Monday, August 11, 2014

23s Transfer to Choluteca and Senior Comp

the Trainer with the best Trainee

Yay!!! I am training Hermana Gutierrez from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. I am sad because one day she will leave the mission, she is waiting here for her Visa to Brazil. But for right now I have the opportunity to get to know her. She didnt even go to an MTC!! Straight into the field!! She will go to the Brazil MTC after her Visa comes. 

I am finishing her training, which means she has been here for a change already and her trainer got transferred. It's really sad what happened. Her trainer didnt teach her anything, didnt hardly let her do anything in the lessons, she always made it so they were out really late, and her trainer never talked to her and she always called other missionaries and talked to them all night. My sweet little hermana Gutierrez had a miserable time. Were basically starting everything over. There are two sets of hermanas in my ward and everyone was like asking for the other one that left and no one even mentioned the companion of hna Gutierrez. Really sad. Thats why I got put as her trainer. Hna Groll (remember she was MY trainer and now is a AP Hermana) both got transferred from Teguc to the same zone in the south!! so i see that beautiful woman all the time! yay!!  The new president only picks the best of the best to train. I heard this and was really honored. I will sure miss being in President's ward. Oh thats another thing. IM IN THE SOUTH.

The South is HOT. I am in Choluteca, the second hottest place in Honduras. Ive never sweated so much. It's real beautiful. My last area in Tegucigalpa... well i won't go into that. But HERE. It is beautiful. TREES!!! ANIMAAAAALS!!! I have tried twice to catch sapos (frogs) but man they just get away from me. Dont worry one day I will send a picture. Im gonna catch one. hehe hna gutierrez thinks im crazy. it's alright. it has been raining a lot here lately so i taught hna gutierrez the word <puddle> and im laughing out loud right now just thinking about her saying it. its so hilarious. she is so funny.

This is the happiest I have been in the mission. Now I know why all the missionaries in the city who came from the south wanted to go back. Yeah, it's hot here and everyone calls it hell in that aspect, but the people are wonderful. Sooo different than the people in the city. My ward here has a new bishop (solo tiene 2 meses!!!) and so the ward has LIFE. This really is a special place. Oh my area is called San Luis B, in la zona Porvenir.

It's different being the senior companion and I like it. TIMES UP GOTTA GO BUT LOVE YOU ALL.

I'll send pictures another day, this computer has windows 8 and Im confused. 

love, hermanita steele 

...or hermana estilo (estilo means style. when calling me this, please pop your collar and strut like a model. like everyone does.)
or Max Steel
or hermana acero

people like to call me those things here
I dont even know who max steel is 
neither do they
they just know he exists
and so i am max steel
Sunset over the Choluteca Bridge: From

Sunday, August 10, 2014

22s The Atonement

More than anything, this week I have learned even more about the Atonement of Christ and how CENTRAL it is in our lives. Where are we without Christ's Atonement? Life wouldnt have a purpose, because we couldn't return to live in the presence of God without being clean, and we are only made clean through Him. I am so blessed to be here preaching repentance and inviting others to come closer to Christ. I LOVE THIS WORK!!!
People are progressing slower than I'd like. I don't really have much to talk about today. I'm happy!
Changes are on Wednesday. I might have my first area change!! I have no idea. Its either I leave now or I leave in 6 weeks. Honestly I would really love changes. Just because I feel I have done what the Lord wants me to do here in Esperanza. But. I have no idea. We will see. I absolutely love my zone so it would be hard to leave, but I will go and do what the Lord commands me to do.
We went to a military history museum last week on p day and it was awesommmmeeee 
hmmmm thats really it haha
love, hermanita steeeeele
Hna Groll~ 1st comp/trainer

Former Mission President & wife

Hna Saldate~ 2nd comp 

Package from home!!


Military Museum

She loves little furry creatures

New Mission President

21s rough week

no "post-able" letter... just...

Hi, whats up

I hit 5 months the other day! 

20s baseball

Our zone played baseball this morning. It was so fun. The teams tied 15-15. We played 5 innings. I had some really good hits and runs and catches and falls and getting people out is fun. Baseball :D We really enjoyed ourselves this morning, thats for sure. We also played with this man from this video:
It was so cool to get to know him. I saw this video in the CCM in Mexico and was like to everyone THATS MY MISSION!!! IM GOING THERE!!!!! Well little did I know I would run into the guy :P Hes really short. Man baseball is fun. It was especially fun to teach the Latinos how to play and watch them succeed and love the game :D dont worry we sang lots of American songs. Im still sad I missed the 4th btw.

THE WORLD CUP ENDED HALELUJAH. Now people will be in the streets again. We can find more people to teach. Its gonna be so much nicer. Also my ward mission leader was going for Alemania (Germany) and he kept doing the Hitler sign. it was super chistoso. So now when he sees me he says Hermana Steele! and does the sign. Oh Dani.

My comp is still sick. The nurse thinks she has parasites hahaha wonderful. The nurse gave her something called The Bomb to get rid of them. oh dang haha. She could get really sick from it. We will see what happens...........

I dont have much to talk about this week. It was a pretty normal week.

Franklin is doing alright. He wanted to talk to us the other day which always makes missionaries nervous. He has a problem with his parents. He says they need to change before he thinks he can make a change in himself. He told us he just couldnt change because of their bad example and he didnt want to meet with us anymore because he wasnt going to do anything. Well we shared looots of life experiences with him, and he finally said he will keep meeting with us and he will keep trying to change and to learn from their example. AHhhhharhgaiew. I know he can do it. We just need patience. 


As I frequently tell people, nunca estoy tranquila.
But Im working on it. 

We had a really funny moment the other day in a lesson. We started teaching the brother of a member and this guy, Roberto, is super funny, expressive, and isnt really serious. Hes a really cool guy. He loves to say that people are the church of Christ.<somos la iglesia hermanas!!>. NOOO ROBERTO. NO SOMOS LA IGLESIA. TIENE QUE IR A UN EDIFICIO. He kept saying it and kept saying it and finally I said (rather loudly and expressively but it was so funny and it fit with his personality so he took it well) <HERMANO. SI SOMOS LA IGLESIA... SI SOY LA IGLESIA, SOY UN PROFETA. Y, DOCE APOSTOLES, Y TENGO AUTORIDAD PARA HACER CUALQUIER COSA EN EL NOMBRE DE DIOS, Y PUEDO BAUTIZAR MI MISMO!> or in English, <if we are the church... If I am the church,  I am a prophet, 12 apostles, I have authority to do whatever thing I want in the name of God, and I can baptize myself.> I asked him, <Hermano, can you baptize yourself??> I promise you it was so hilarious. He still didnt get it but it was a nice realease to say all that hahahahaha well see him again tomorrow. 

L and J are the couple that were baptized with Hermana Groll and I. J went back to smoking and drinking. Its really interesting to see how someone can be so high and so strong and fall so fast. So fast. Dont worry, L and A her daughter are still super pilas and todavía están perseverando. I love them. We had a noche de hogar (family home evening) with them last night, just those two, and it was really wonderful. I know that L will endure whatever challenge the Lord throws at her. We just need to get J back on his feet. 

I love you all! So much happens and I never have time to remember or write it all. Cant wait to tell stories when I come home. 

with love, 
hermanita steele