Monday, October 13, 2014

Ode to companions.

When you're with someone for 24/7, seven days a week for up to 6-12 weeks, you REALLY get to know them. You even get to the point where you can predict exactly what they are going to say. What fattening snack they are going to buy from the tienda...etc.etc. You learn what annoys them and you do it on occasion. You also learn what pleases them and you do that sometimes too. When they are in the bathroom, you hide and when they leave, you jump out and scream like a maniac (make sure you are filming). Every once in a while you should make their bed and give them a bear hug. Always make them tell you their deepest secret. Together, you should at least have 3 inside jokes. A good companionship study is necessary everyday. Pray together. Laugh together. Cry together. Companions. They are so fun.

Sorry about my companion rant. It's just that this week we were only in our area for 3 days because the rest of the days were spent in Guatemala City and Reu. We had some good companionship bonding time. We had to go to Guate for my comps papers so that she could be legal here. Long story short, it took so long that we had to stay over night. I was really excited to take a hot shower because it was freezing. But, when I turned it on, only cold came out. Also it was a community bathroom and we were sharing with two old German men that smoked all night long. I decided to stink for one more day. 

Anyway, back to my companion. She is so cool. I learned a lot about her this week. Like how she is obsessed with cars. She knows all of the names and stuff. I just laughed and told her that one time someone asked me what type of car I had and answered "toyota mazda". It took a couple of google searches to figure out why they had laughed so hard. I also learned that she wants to be the one to propose to her future husband. Not me. haha. 

I was pretty stressed out the entire time though. We left our area and investigators in a very important time. Its like when you make a really good hot mouth watering plate of food and your mom yells at you to go and do something and you come back an hour later to a cold half empty plate because your sneaky brothers stole it. Our investigators went a little cold, but thank goodness for microwaves. If you just followed what I wrote then we can be friends. 

Anyway, have I ever told you that I love being a missionary? Well, I do. With all my heart!!!!!!

Here is a quote that I love.. "You have the Savior of the world on your side. If you seek His help and follow His directions, how can you fail?" -- Bishop Gary E. Stevenson

I know that Christ lives and for the rest of my life, I will defend His gospel!!!

Keep the commandments,
Hna Minnick

Hermana Jimenez - Whit's companion.  She is one of three missionaries from Costa Rica in the REU mission.  She is darling and Whit loves her to death!!!  This pic was stolen from the "Mision Guatemala Retalhuleu" FB page run by President Ruiz!!!!  

I only took one picture this week.  MY BAD!

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