Monday, July 26, 2010

Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Wow I just have to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! I GOT YOUR PACKAGE THIS WEEK! mmmmm candyyyyyy..... hehe. ANd I loved reading the little notes from everybody. Wow dad you guys can always find something to do to, and ways to make things fun when things don´t go exactly how you planned. That is sooo awesome!

OK so I want to go back to Havasupai with you guys when I get back!!!!!!

Wow mom why is Elma in the Hospital? Is it bad? Your week sounded crazy. Thanks for all you do. You are such a hard worker! I am glad that you like the hair braret. I love all the fun hair things here.

Concerning Drew's earrings I wanted to yell at him and say take those out, but I am working on my amor por todos, soooo I will look for some cool earrings mainly because I want them. haha!

Well this morning we had this crazy dude at the Laundry mat asking us to teach him English. And was asking sooo many questions like how long do you think it would take for me to learn English really good if you taugh me everyday. haha crazy. We were like "we teach the Gospel". haha and this morning our taxis driver was asking us all about America and stuff, then he was like "do you girls have boyfriends". We told him no not on the mission and he was all "wow harsh, we latinos can´t do that you, Americans are tough". haha he reminded me so much of Grandpa Ochs. haha. Then in the street we ran into a couple of greengos and they were members of the church visiting there parents surf camp here. Que chevere surfing all day and hanging out on a island.

But really I believe that the best thing in the world is working here as missionaries. I love sitting down with new, old, positive,or loco people and talking with them. It is just sooo cool to feel so at ease to have the truth and be sharing it with everybody!!! I wish you guys could meet the people of David Chiriqui! They are awesome!!!!!

Yes Hermana Dalton and I are happy, laughing, and growing everyday. I have a feeling that I am going to change this change but I don´t find out until tonight. Until then we wait......I hate waiting! hehe

Mom I love you Dad I love you Brother I Love you!


Lots and lots of Love

Hermana Ochs

Here are some new pictures Hermana Ochs sent.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Ok man I am so so so sorry I don´t have a lot of time because I was so wrapped up in you guys and your pictures. Man I can not wait until to can see the video clips!! haha Everyone is looking good, but I do have some thing to say first Johnny your hand looked Nasty! BE CAREFUL! and ya now I am scared to touch puppies....ewwww. And I noticed Drew had a ear ring.....mmm. If he wants me to send him some ear rings, I can, hehe. No really there are lots of pretty cool ones here. haha

Dad I hope your trip (to Havasupai) is so so super awesome! Like I said before super jealous, I need to go climb something now.....haha. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!

Remember that you each one of you are a special son and daughter of our Heavenly Father and he is waiting for each one of us to return with honor!! So yes it is getting so close to transfers and I believe that it is my turn to have some new stuff in my life. But I am loving it here.

Mom and Dad you don´t have to worry about any weird sicknesses with me. I am healthy, a little itchy at times with the little evil mosquito bites but no I am good.

So a spiritual experience, yes. Everyday is a adventure but man I love sharing the Gospel. I know that I am learning so much but just thinking back when I thought I knew a lot. Really, I can express the happiness I have to be a part of such a great family that has always raised me with the correct principals. I just want this for everyone and my family too!

We are pretty popular with the kids. We have sung lots of Happy Birthdays here lately!

Dad Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Love Hermana Ochs

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 10:22 AM

I am so glad to hear that you got the hair berete that I sent you Mom. I love the hair things here! I also hear that Dad was playing around with it. Haha Dad now I have to send you one too hehe.

So yes we offically have our new Mission President, President Ward. They are awesome. President Ward loves to surf, ride dirtbikes, and is a really adventurous dude hehe. Hermana Ward is a very loving crazy computer programer. She doesn´t know too much Spanish but is learning and is very good at shurads haha. But she is way awesome and wants to actually work with us sisters in the field. She has many cool ideas for the Panama mission!

Hermana Dalton and I are trying to better our Spanish everyday, but even the people don´t understand her and I have to clarify for her. So she gets frustrated with that at times. Haha I am happy to help. But seriously we are being LOVED by the members here more and more! They are just so awesome and we are being careful of those weird dudes in the streets. The other day a kid on a bike said he loved us and then added "I Love you forever"! haha Hermana Dalton was like "haha, liar you don´t love for ever".

I love you guys, and I mean...Love...YOU...GUYS!!!


Hermana Ochs

Rachel sent 3 more pictures: Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 9:25 AM

So here is what´s happening here this week:

This last P-day I went shopping a little and sent some fun stuff home. I hope it gets there. I am guessing my last package never made it or is lost somewheres hehe. But ya this week has been different. Because of all the rain and sun then more rain EVERYBODY is SICK!!!! but me. I did feel really weird for one day with headaches, stomach pain, and chills for one night, but I think that was a mixture of a weird smoothie I made with milk, bananas, peanut butter, corn mix, cinnamon, and pineapple. The pineapple is what made it nasty!!!! I found out that milk and pineapple don´t mix well without ICE. So ya I have been avoiding milk and pineapple and I am feeling a lot better. But the rest of Panama and my companion has the flu with real bad sore throats. I have been taking my vitamins and eating my veggies so I think I am good.

So we are doing what we can do. Lately we have been sharing little messages with all the members that we eat with and have had some real cool experiences. There was one family with little kids that we did a little activity and I shared the talk by Elder Bednar about what we can do in the family to assure spiritual strength in our children. Hermana Pitti was like, You missionaries always know what we need. Really we are guided by the spirit to teach Gods children. I know it is true that everyone needs the Gospel. And as we are teaching Gospel principles it is what the people need. You can never go wrong with the Gospel. I love this work.

We have been making closer bonds with the members and they like talking to us a lot but the other night we had a really cool experience. Hermana Dalton and I were walking home last night and there was this drunk man in the road walking in front of us, so we were walking slower behind him to avoid him. But later he turned around and started trying to talk to us. It was like mmm so what do we do cause we didn´t want him following us to our house and stuff. So I saw a members house close and I just crossed the street and said "chao" and he keep walking on all confused. So we were just going to wait for him to leave but we decided to knock and visit the Hermana Miranda. She was just studying her scriptures and was getting ready for bed, but we had the coolest chat about her conversion, stories about her family, the Temple and man she is just so awesome! I am so glad that we visited her. Man the people here have so much faith. I am learning so much about faith. So never think that you don´t have something to share with others. We all have a special testimony
that we should share!!!!!

I love you guys so so so much! I can´t wait to be able to show you all my cooking skills! I am learning poco a poco with the members here! I love Pataconies!!!! (fried plantains) But I love you guys more!!!!!! hehe Big Hearts!!!!

Con Amor Hermana Ochs