Sister Aleta Bray

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Aleta 25
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Worn Out!

Worn Out!
after pushing the car....okay it may have been slightly exaggerated....(explanation of car in July 18th letter)

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

week 4? 9/3/2010

Dear family and friends,

I can't believe I'm half way through. Way wierd. This week has been a really good one. As far a funny stories go I've finally remembered a few. The Elders in my district are awesome. Elder Gochnour sits across from me and is always making the most ridicoulis faces. So this story is about mistakes with Spanish. We were eating lunch the other day and Hna. Olsen says to Elder Gochnour (Gawkner) "Usar una servietta por favor" We all look at her and bust up laughing. Elder G. grabs a napkin and says "Fine" and wipes his mouth. So it dawns on Hna. Olsen that she said "use a napkin please" when she meant to say "pass the napkins please". *It was Hilarious. Stuff like that happens all the time. Another story for you, the other night just as i crawled into bed Hna. olsen comes running into the room with her hand over a cup squealing and running towards the window. Well it turns out there was a poor moth stuck in the bathroom and she was trying to let it outside. Well, about three minutes later in through the window comes the very same freed moth. It was huge! So it doesn't really bother me, but the other two refuse to go to sleep with it in the room. So needless to say many squeals and yelps later, and many attemps to get it down from the ceiling, they finally caught it and shut the window. I thought it was really funny.

So I left all my letters back in the room, so I can't really remember questions that any one had off the top of my head. I'm excited that Scott and Betsy are on their way back to Washington. I'm sure that will make Mom happy. Drive safe you two!
Thank you so much to Tamsin, Brother Bingham, Mom and the Johnson family for the letters. They were awesome! I'm going to try and write some back today, we'll see how it goes.

Our Devotional speaker on Tuesday was Elder Richard G. Hinckley. He is super awesome. He talked a lot about 9 steps to having a happy mission. So I've been working on being a little more optimistic. I don't think I should be a lot more, 'cause my comps might not be able to stand that much at one time:) Any way I love Tuesday's, always really good stuff.
Oh this next week should be really interesting... it is our first teaching week. We have one this week and one our last week. So basically we set up appointments with other companionships to teach them lessons. All week. Our goal is 40. So that means between today and next Friday we have to teach 40 1/2 hour lessons all in Spanish! It's gonna be intense. We have been teaching each other this week, during companionship study, in Spanish and we've gotten better, but are FAR from our goal. So hopefully by the end of the week I'll be pretty much fluent :) I wish.
I'm doing really good. I had couple rough spots last week, but I've decieded that that was done and that really it's in my control to let my self be bothered by things or not. So this week has been really good.

Something we've really been working on is asking inspired questions. I can't remember if I told you this already or not, but it is awesome. It's all about letting the Spirit guide you to teach the person. Focus on what they need to hear and not just getting through the doctrine in the lessons. I've had some really powerful experiences with this lately. Yesterday we taught this man and it was just Hna. Clark and I, it was one of the first times I was actually excited to talk, normally i'm under the feeling of" oh, no, my turn is next, I have to talk....I don't want to talk." Any way it was great.

I'm almost out of time, so Mom I'm gonna try to write you a letter today. That way I can actually tell you that you have asked about in detail with out that annoying red clock flashing at me in the corner of my screen. It's kinda gets under your skin, it keeps you on edge I guess.

So I love you ALLLLLLLLLL!
So excited to see Brittany next week, I have plans to hunt her down.
Love ya,


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