Also many things happened this week.
>>Tuesday: mini zone conference and interviews--President said: "see you soon!" (for my dead interview) haha
We also went to the doctor for Sister Wilhelm, and now she is feeling better, so that's good. We waited in the doctor's office for EVER and they didn't really tell us to leave, until we poked our head out and said "are we good?" jaja.
>>Wednesday I started MyPlan (for returning missionaries to make goals for the future and everything) and I almost cried!! They had the coolest video to start and they just talked about how wonderful RM (returned missionary) life is like. so that was really cool.
WE ALSO BIKED POR TODOS LADOS DE LA CIUDAD (all over the city)!! And it was super cold (43) with wind and drizzle, so we wore a sock on one hand. But it was a really successful day. And I've decided that if it doesn't get colder than 43, I don't have to buy a coat. :)
>>THURSDAY we had roleplays with the sisters and we had a pretty set evening. Sister Cabello called us and said that she had bought gloves for us (b/c we had visited them the night before) so we were in the neighborhood and we stopped by. It was super sweet.
>>Friday was Melanie's birthday!! Happy birthday!!!!! We did weekly planning and had a pretty bomb day seeing people, knocking doors and trying to use our time most effectively for the upcoming day.
ALSO, other IMPORTANT news is that it did get colder than 43, because it snowed Thursday night and so we woke up to about 1/2 inch of snow Friday morning!! (see pictures attached). It hadn't snowed in Laredo for 13 years, and many children/jovenes had never seen snow before. So we had an early White Christmas!!
>>Then Saturday, we woke up at 4:30am to drive down to McAllen. We had a special visit from not only Elder Cook, but two members of the Seventy as well, Elder Uceda of the Presidency of the 70, and Elder Villareal (who was born and raised and still lives here in the valley). So we had a fun time arranging for the photo and everything, quick shaking hands and then we were off.
Don't have tons of time to explain everything, but Elder Cook bore a strong witness of Jesus Christ our Savior. They didn't come to see the missionaries, they came to see the people and to make a report to President Monson. President Torres told us that he took a trip with elder Uceda to Harlingen and they were talking about how many people couldn't pass the checkpoint and how big the stakes are and everything. Basically about how much the people need a temple here.
I came on a mission because God prompted me to, and I'm here in this mission to learn from my Mission President, mas que nada (more than anything). Estoy tan agradecida de tener la oportunidad a trabajar aqui y aprender de Presidente Torres. (I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work here and learn from President Torres).
Que tengan una semana exitosa!! (have a successful week)
Con amor, Hna Fry (With love)