Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

People! It's almost 2016! What is life right now?! I can't even believe it!

Seeing as how I have pictures to send, this email won't be very long.

What I do have to say though is thank you to all the people that have continually written me over the last 9 months. I appreciate it a ton! Knowing that there are people who haven't forgotten about me and still love me even from thousands of miles away makes being away from home a little easier. To those of you who haven't written me, I promise I won't hold a least not for too long haha! Kidding! 

Also, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that your New Year starts off swimmingly!

Love you all!

Sister McEldowney

I made tacos this week! I had a major pride moment.

I was reunited with my favorite companion ever!
How grateful am I to have seen her this week!

My AMAZING companion!

My HUGE Christmas box!


Parabéns Vivaldo! 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Serious Lack of Motivation...To Write

So, I've discovered that 2 hours in front of a computer is not my favorite thing. I'm not really sure how I managed to do it for so much longer before, but anyway, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to want to write. With that, I'm going to send a few pictures and say that Morrinhos is great and Sister Arévalo is my new companion and is great. Also, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Ok, that's all for this week. Sorry people, I'll be more interesting in the week that comes!

Amo Sempre,
Sister McEldowney

Meet my companion!

Welcome to what sister missionaries find entertaining at 10:25!

Monday, December 14, 2015

I Can Be Taught

Thursday, December 10, 2015

So behind...crazy computer viruses!

From the keeper of this blog -

We've had computer difficulties galore since Thanksgiving. This blog entry is going to include all the ones I've missed in the interim.
Not A Whole Lot to Say 
November 23, 2015

I'm just going to send the pictures that have been backing up because this week was a lot of walking, trying to work with members, and teaching our three solid investigators. Enjoy the pictures!

1. Meet my friends...who are all home now. Weird...I miss them...
2. Meet my new companion! She's from Peru. She's really nice and a super good missionary.

November 23, 2015

I got a package this week and I may have felt like a little kid at Christmas!

AMERICAN FOOD GALORE! #MintOreos #CANDY #purejoy #MissingHashtags #MissingJimmyFallon Ok, I'm done now haha!

I May Have Waited Until the Last Minute...Again
November 30, 2015

A Chance to Cook and a Chance to be Trunky
December 7, 2015

So, I have basically no time and apparently am learning really well from my lovely MTC companion to write some real quick bullet points for everyone. (Thank you Sister Aston! Glad I'm not in this alone! Hahaha)

Anyway, I'll explain the title and send pictures. Pode ser? Perfeito!
  • So the sisters in the ward where I am serving generally feed us every day for lunch. If they don't give us food, they give money. We're poor missionaries and everything they do helps us a ton! Well, this week we had a lot of the sisters not be able to receive us in their homes, so guess who cooked a lot this week! This sister missionary! The good thing is that I love love love to cook and it gave me a chance to try out some new things. This is totally preparation for when I'm a mom and have to cook every day regardless of anything.
  • We found a Mexican restaurant in our area! Guess what else! IT'S AUTHENTIC! The family that owns the restaurant is Mexican! They're from Cancun. We ate there on Friday night and I was in heaven! I totally got trunky thought because they starting speaking Spanish and we talked all about Mexican things and I just cried tears of happiness because I felt like it was home. They're the sweetest little family too and I think I have new friends. It was great! 
  • We baptized an incredible man who was so prepared for the gospel. I'm starting to realize that quality baptisms are much more worthwhile than the quantity of baptisms. Both are the best, but I'd rather have 1 super solid baptism, one super solid convert, than 50 more-or-less. 
Ok, I'm out of time and really need to send this! Love you all!

-Sister McEldowney

PS. 18 days to Christmas! Watch this - Christmas