Monday, December 27, 2010

Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM

OK, so I am not going to mess with the pictures today. But I do have some to share, later.

Wow wow, you guys are soooooo awesome and I love you! The calls home were so perfect and calmed me down from the husle and busle of Christmas missionary work!!!!! Ya I was in tears too once I started talking to Johnny, ooo Elder Ochs. Yep and my voice might have been froggy cause I gots a sore throat hehe. I am sending out thanks and props to all who helped in this project to help me call my family and my brother!!!!!!! THANK YOU TODOS(EVERYONE)!!!!!

And I hope everyone has a GREAT AND AWESOME NEW YEAR!!! Let us all remember our Savior in this time and all through the year!! Bring it on 2011!!!!! I can not wait to work this year.

Thanks Mom and Dad for your support and council. I will go as long as I can and work my guts out, ewwwww that sounds gross. I will be the best I can be and more!!!! SO August it is August 8, 2011. woooooowhoooooo!

Yep, this Sunday was awesome. Doris was confirmed and her grandkids are not too far behind. We went over to their house last night and give them all their own Book of Mormon's and they were sooooo excited! Doris is being a awesome example for her family. Hey, even Rock Face wanted a Book of Mormon so we are going to bring him one soon. I am so Happy!

Today is P-day and we will see what fun things happen today. Lots and lots of Love!!!!!

Grandmas and Grandpas Ochs and Graham, you are my heroes and I love you sooooo much. I keep you in my prayers.

Take care!

Love con much Amor,

Hermana Ochs

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Hola famlia. The Internet is so evil right now and I have no idea what I am writing because I can not see a thing!!!! I feel like bitting someone! Ooooo ok I will be calm.

I love you guys amd I am sooo excited for Christmas. I hope that all is good!

Man, this week we have Conference and the Christmas party. Then we are going to have a sleepover at our house and I am practicing a Christmas song in Spanish to sing to you. I want to hear some Christmas music from you guys tooo!!! I am really so sorry for this crazy email. I did not get your email so I hope all is good. Please pray for me. I am really trying to stay positive in this crazy time.

I love you, I love you and I will talk to you guys soon! Have a Great Christmas!!!!

Hermana Ochs

Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Dad you just talked to Johnny!!! Wow! I don´t know if I can call that early because we have a Christmas party that starts at 5 and our Baptism ends at 5. Man I wish I could talk to Elder Ochs too.

Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Hello family. They moved us to a new place to check our emails and I am going to send some pictures, but I am sooooo much happier to be using a GOOD computer!!!! Bendiciones!

Ya wow I can not wait to call you guys! We have been working hard to get ready for this week and I hope that we can enjoy all this time here with the Zone, the Area and the Mission. I really am having such a GREAT TIME here and loving to sing and teach about Christ and his birth! I love this work!!!!!!

Haha, ya I want to talk to Johnny and the family and everyone. But I will be happy to talk to my Mommy and Daddy the Most!!!! Love you guys.

Hermana Ochs

Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Yep Mom, the neighbor has been helping us decorate the house too! We bought a real Christmas tree and it really feels like Christmas here! I think of all the cool stuff you did for us as kids and I want to keep that stuff going in my life! Oooo and we have been exploring our area more and took some cool pics of the area.! That is Portero Grande and Bello Horizante! I love the area here! Sooo pretty!

I love you, I love you, I love you!!!! Give everyone hugs and kisses for me for Christmas!!!!!! I want to hear you sing too!!!! hehe keep on praying for me por favor!!!!!!!! I will keep you in my prayers too!!!

Love Hermana Ochs

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Great news!!!! We have A Baptism Date with Doris!!!! For the 25th of Dec!!!!!! It is going to be the best Christmas ever!!!! Doris is the wife of Rock face. So her story, she found us one day contacting. She was like, "Hey, I had missionaries teaching me and we had a baptismal date set and everything before, but my Husband did not approve." Well we have been working with her Husband, Rock Face, her kids, and grandkids!!!! They love the church and all the stuff we teach them, hahaha about the Gospel and Magic tricks. Haha I am learning so many things there. Man I know that God blesses his children with all kinds of talents but I feel like I have had superpowers on the mission. I bet If I want to learn anything I could, but no I will stick to reading las escrituras, speaking EspaƱol, and playing soccer, haha. But yes we have been trying to get Doris to choose her own date and the last visit we had with her she felt the spirit, her Husband and family did not reject her decision and she choose the 25th of Dec!!!!!!!!!!! We are soooooo excited! I dont know if you know but this Ward has had about 4 to 5 months without new members. This is such a Blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Mom and Dad for being the best parents ever!!!! I am sooooo happy that you are happy and growing together! It really is sooooo important to get along with your Companion!!!!! Hermana Ramirez and I are working hard and focusing in what our investigator's needs. The other night we played Chess and she got me but that was my plan all along. I let her think she got me then my Ninja Zelda pawns attacked her kingdom, hahaha. Yes we are having fun too! hehe

Johnny, I am sooooooo excited for you!!!! Congrats on becoming a sherpard of the flock hahaha. Do you have sisters in your district or zone_ I cant do a question mark, but that's a question, haha. But remember to take good care of them sheepies and Always, Always be the Example!!!!!!! You will be a great Leader! Love you!

Ooo some more news of the pass week, we have been in a crazy time of super rain allllll day and night and we have been having some flooding. Well the water plant place could not handle so much water and it broke! Again like in David. So our whole area was without water for 3 to 4 days. Ewww. We only went two days then we asked for the keys to the church so we could shower there with the reserve water. But besides this we kept working and got a Baptismal Date and that helped us forget all about our problems. It is so true that you forget yourself in the service of others!!!!! And you are blessed for it!!!

Keep being happy feliz jolly holy cool cheverde awesome and the best family in the world!!! Ooo yes about the time I can call....I really am not sure right now but it could be in Christmas eve or Christmas I heard. But I would like to call on Christmas night. I would say around 8 or 9 my time. But let me know about you guys too.

Love you lots and lots. Chao,

Hermana Ochs

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 7:53 AM

So I don´t have your emails yet......wait that might be yours that just came! I will wait for the photos to load and write then check your emails.

Yep so this week was a bit rough in the beginning but it is got better and this week will be soooo much better. Yes Christmas is coming!!!! I love this time of year! We are feeling the excitement in everyones lives! There are always hard things that we have to pass through but in the end of it all we are happy that we did have these experiences!!!! I am growing soooo much and reflecting back on my life I can see just how blessed my life has been and is because of the Atonement and Gospel in my life!!!!

Ooo the other day I held a baby tan linda and preciosa!!! Oooo and we watched the Christmas Devotional! Awesomeness! I loved all the words of the First Presidency. They brought me lots a comfort!!

My president loves us sooooo much and wants us to be the best we can be. I got a call from him the other day just checking on me. I am soo grateful for the priesthood!

Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving! Me and Hermana Rameriz with a Wish Bone, Me posing in front of a yard by our house, us Hermanas in the Kitchen, Playing Risk.

So I will check your mail now.

Yeah, I just got the email!!!

haha ya, I was the Queen of the world but the new Elders that we have in our area are crazy Disney freaks. hahaha. And it is no fair because there minds are still fresh with their Disney trivia!! I am getting rusty, NOooo...... haha, no matter.

Yes I am soooo happy! And wow Grandma and Grandpa thank you sooo much. I love you love you love you!!!!

Keep working hard and loving each other

Hey Mama, Me and Hermana Ramirez bought Christmas lights too and they light up our room at night. Sooo pretty! Hey send pics of the house all decked out!



Hermana Ochs

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 8:08 AM

I am sooooo glad to hear from you guys!!! I haven´t heard anything for like two weeks and some days.

So what has happened in these last few days... ok well first we had 5 investigators in church, the familia Jaen! (Doris and her grandkids), awesomeness!!!! Then that night after Church we were shut in doors from the craziness outside! This month is party month for the Panamanians and it is dangerous to go out side for us missionaries. So we hung out in doors cooking Thanksgiving dinner!!!! With Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and Plantino tentation!!!! hahaha. It was awesome to actually have a Thanksgiving here. Ooo and afterward I played Risk with the Elders. They all were like "we better not lose to a Sister". Hehehehahahah, I was kicking there beheans, hahaha. We didn´t get to finish but I had all of Africa, South America, and was half way through with Europe and North America, hahaha. That was soooo funny.

Well, then we had changes this week and that is why I did not get to write until now! But I am still here with Hermana Ramirez and we are going to spend Christmas with the Chorrera Biancheri people! I am sooooo happy and blessed!

Yesterday we had a Christmas starting off party! It was with All members in the Stake and investigators!!! Our Family Jaen came and were soooo happy. One of the little boys wants to be baptized soo bad and be a missionary like all us!!! I am sooo happy I know this month is going to be good! Love you lots and keep up the good work!

Hermana (not so much red hair now) Ochs!