Never Give Up, Never Stop Giving (Week 9)

Louisa’s subject line was just “group mail”, if you read my blog you’ll know I went on a ysa convention this weekend and the motto was “Never Give Up, Never Stop Giving” and I think this applies really well to Louisa’s week!

She has been out a little over two months now and there have been lots of ups and downs for her. Whilst she never stops giving her service to the Lord by being a missionary, I think she is struggling with never giving up on herself.

So before I get onto telling you all the stuff she has been up to this week, I have just a little request; if you can spend just a couple of minutes writing a few lines please email/write to Louisa! Tell her about your life, university, job, travels, upcoming events etc. Even if you don’t know her that well or you think she wont want to hear from you she will, she really would love to hear from everyone! Her p-days are Mondays so get writing 🙂 (Contact details are on the sidebar to the right)

Thanks for everyone who does already email her and write to her, she really really appreciates everything you all do 🙂

This week she says:

So this week on Sunday I turned two months in the mission, it’s gone
really fast but super slow at the same time! It’s been very hot here
and I’m weak so I’m melting haha!
We went to the temple last week which was so nice and then we had a
zone meeting about family history and how to help our recent converts
do it so we can help them take family names to the temple. It has
rained a bit which has been nice and makes it easier to sleep at night
because we don’t have air con or a fan. We are going to ring the
office at some point and ask if we can get one or we are going to melt
in August.
The elders had a baptism on Sunday and one of the members told me he
wants me to marry his son which was interesting. But the baptism was
great and I got to try thin mints, then we got transfer calls.
We had thought me and my comp would stay as she is my trainer but no
she is leaving to go to the Canary Islands. 2 elders went home as they
have finished and one elder got transferred and the other gets
transferred out in two weeks so I will be the only remaining district
member. The rest will all be new so it’ll be a whole other round of
getting to know people which is scary but exciting. I’m quite scared
to be honest to stay in the ward without Hermana Jimenez because my
new companion doesn’t know anyone or where anything is either! So it
will be an interesting few transfers or so.
My favorite food this week was a Peruvian lemon meringue pie which
Annalise and roger (photo below) made for us on Sunday. It was a quiet
week and one of our investigators came to church! But then left after
priesthood, we found a less active in the street who was baptised a convert at 9 years old and then went inactive after a year and hasn’t
been to church since. She is 30 now and so she is happy to have met us
again. One of the members daughters was found dead in her flat 2 days
after arriving from Peru so that was intense. The daughter was like
24. It was a nice week on the whole though and we didn’t get lost or
miss the bus much.
Thanks for the emails and the letters!
Hermana Liddicott

I laughed a bit about the member wanting Louisa to marry their son, because before Louisa left she joked that she would find a Spanish person to marry and stay out there forever, it’s happening sooner than she anticipated haha 😉

She’s finding it tough that all her district is changing and that she will be the only “old” missionary in her district now that everyone is getting transferred out and she is the only one remaining. She really likes her companion and is worried about having a new one. I know she’ll rise to the challenge though and get through it just fine! She’s a tough one.

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