Monday, September 28, 2015

Another comp!

This week while waiting for our companions to travel to Sicuani, Hna Vitola and I were comps for two days! I love her, she´s the best :) 

Hna Hill and Hna Vitola (companion for two days)

This is my comp, Hna Azevedo, being the "Latino Hulk". We found some green statues and basically had a blast. She´s hilarious, I enjoy working with her a lot! We basically laugh all the time. Also, we´ve been singing the princess and the frog a lot, and today we discovered we have a mutual and slightly obsessive love for the muppets. This is going to be a good companionship. I can tell :)  (Lilo and Stitch quote. "He´s good. I can tell.")

Hna Azevedo as The Hulk

Hna Azevedo and Minnie Mouse

We both generally end up taking selfies while we´re waiting for the other. It´s been a fun week!

I´m going blonde!! The sun, and the chlorine filled water in our shower is bleaching my hair! These selfies I took while waiting for my comp to finish getting ready really show it well. I don´t like it.

In other news. One of my name tags (what are those called in english?) kinda broke and I have to use a magnet one while I´m waiting for a new one to arrive. I don´t like the magnet one. But I´m gonna have three tags! Kinda cool. 

I don´t have a lot to say right now :) haha. But I´m loving this work just as much as ever. I´m just thrilled to be here. Today our pensionista told me "Hey, we love seeing you so happy. I mean, you seem to be happier than ever." And it´s true! I think every day I´m happier and more in love with this work. There aren´t many things that are better than this :)

Love you all! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Hna Hill

Monday, September 21, 2015

I´m slacking on this writing every week thing.

It´s because you all keep writing so much :) haha. And I like responding.


My birthday! Pizza on Monday in district meeting. "snow"  aka spray foam. Cuy [guinea pig] and moraya [freeze-dried potatoes] for lunch (members. Thaaaaaanks guys. It´s cool. Wasn´t too bad, actually.) And more pizza for dinner! I love pizza. These people know me. Danessda surprised me in the morning. I ate a lot of junk food. Hna Páez planned a couple surprises and it was awesome.


We did a cleanse thing. Like. Without being TOO gross. There was nothing but water left in my stomach at the end. Water from San Pedro. It works wonders. I may or may not have had parasite eggs in my stomach and needed to flush them out. haha. We named them Carlos. Me, Hna Páez, and our pensionista bought cat keychains while we were there picking up the water. They´re cute :) they have bells and everything.

We had a Noche de Hogar (FHE) with one of my favorite families here. They´re sweethearts and I cried a little in that lesson, because they´re just too sweet for words. And then we took pics because we figured one of us would leave this change. You know, a just in case thing.

Today I have 11 months in the mission. Time is passing WAY too fast.

Today is also cambios. Hna Páez is going back to Cusco to be a Sister Training Leader (she´ll be in a different Stake than she was before) and Hna Azevedo is coming to Sicuani to be my companion. I´m sad and excited at the same time. I´m going to miss Hna Páez a lot. I´ve met Hna Azevedo once or twice before, and she seems cool. Also, another Latina! I´m not going to come home gringa! hahaha.

I swear I´m loving the mission every day more and more. I´m so happy and I´m doing what I can to live every day a little bit more like I should. 

Love you all so much! Have a great week!
Hna Hill

Monday, September 14, 2015

Keni's Birthday Videos - and Her Videos to Us

Keni hasn't updated me for two weeks now, but I have received a couple little messages each week. After seeing a couple of missionary moms posting short videos from their missionaries, I asked her if that would be possible. She said "Yes! I just haven't been able to do it yet." Then I asked if I could send short videos to her and she said, "Yes! As long as their mission-appropriate." What is she saying!? Haha.

We sent her a short "I love you and miss you" video last week - just me and the boys. But this week, since her 21st birthday is on Wednesday, September 16th, we sent her more. And then her Dad and their family did one as well. It's safe to say we bombarded her with birthday wishes, both written and animated.

To my surprise, she sent a couple of videos today as well and I wanted to share them below. Her Spanish sounds awesome and her companion's English does as well! They're freaking adorable and I will probably wear these videos out.

FYI: I found a Wurlitzer organ on a Facebook Utah Garage Sale page for $30! I had to buy it for her because it's in amazing condition and I thought it would be fun. Because $30. So we bought it, hurried home, I taught the boys how to play "Happy Birthday", and we created a few videos. Enjoy!

Happy Jack - after a ten minute piano lesson.

Squatch after watching HJ and then practicing for five minutes.

Mum after several years of piano lessons (and apparently after some heavy drugs).

Hna Paez and Hna Hill - to Mum - in Spanish. Someone? Anyone? Haha

Keni said her English is terrible and then Hna Paez says Keni will be home pronto but Keni disagrees. I think they talked about Hna Hill going home in April and Hna Paez going home in March. (These are all hefty assumptions since I speak zero Spanish).

I get big smooches from Keni and an "I love you" from Hna Paez.

I died it was so adorable!

To Mum - in English. How adorable are they? Hna Paez says, "Hi Hermana Kelly. How are you? I think you're the best mom to Sister Hill." Keni says, "My English sucks" and Hna Paez says, "Yeah, I uhhhh testify. But now her English is terrific."

"I love you Sister Kelly. You're the best."
"I love you, Mom."
What dolls!

To Pops - in Spanish. Again, it's anyone's guess as to what they're saying.

"Hi Kendall!"

I could pick out that she said she's going to speak in Spanish and then she apologized.

(Lots of unknown beautiful language)

"Thank you for the hymn books in English." (Kendall and Valerie purchased mini hymnbooks in English for Keni's companion and also her last companion, Hna Fernandez)

"Thanks" came out of Keni and then she had to tell herself no and made herself begin again in Spanish. "Ciao."

Keni nicknamed her oldest brother "Squatch" because he's always been such a giant. He has always called her a midget, for obvious reasons.

Keni told Squatch that he and Hna Paez need to get married when all is said and done. I'd go for that! However, Hna Paez said no and I'm not sure the reason since it's SPANISH!!

Keni tried to send HJ's video but it wouldn't send. She said she'll try again next week. These videos made my day and I love technology!

But not as much as you, you see.