Monday, March 28, 2011

Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Ok, haha, this was our P-day activity last week. Jump rope! haha And they want to do it again this week haha. Man it is so funny that the littlest things are soooo FUN! I keep thinking that I am forgeting all these things from my past. but man, I think I might have even got better! Maybe I do have super missionary powers, haha. The other photo is me and Hermana Zamora bonding, haha, gangster style.

So wow, this week has been very very super hot and humid with both thunder clouds and the SUN!!! I feel like I am swimming in the air. I believe that it is because of this crazy weather I have a sore throat. But that is ok. Me and Hermana Zamora have had more lessons this week than all the other weeks here!!! Hurray! And we have cool investigators that we are working hard to teach with the spirit and his inspiration. The family Quientero and the Family Martines. One is a sister of a member and wants the gospel in her life too but needs to get married. The other, Doris Martines, is married and all her family are members but her. SO we are trying to let them feel the spirit and have the desire to follow Christ.

Wow so I hope that you guys enjoy Conference!!!! I am soooooo excited! Hey Tell Grandpa Graham to take care and I love him! Yes and say hi to Sister Barnette too! I have been meaning to write her. Yes there are lots of different bugs here, but that is normal. I have not been attacked by any yet so if they leave me alone I will leave them alone. haha

I can not wait to get your package. I need to restock my candy supply, haha. Keep me your prayers and I am always thinking in you guys! Love you Love you Love you!!!!


Hermana Ochs
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Ok, well I loved the photos of the adventure of Elder Ochs and Taller to enter the house. hahaha

Hey Johnny, do you know that your friend, Elder Montiero (I don´t remember his name) but he sent a letter, haha. And it is really funny. He says that you are the jelly in his Peanut butter sandwich and he loves you like a fat kids loves candy, hahaha. Ya you have crazy friends, haha.

Well parents I am glad that you got the package and that you are enjoying it. It sounds like you guys are doing lots of fun stuff! Mom, I forgot about St. Patricks day (how sad) until that night. That day we had a Conference in the Mission Home so at least we ate really good!!!!!! Hermana Ward made pork tacos!!!!!! Yummy!!!! But yes I do miss the sweets that you make and that we eat in the states. The sweets that they make here are just not the same. They are not as sweet. But they make up for that with all the rico fruits here! I have been eating watermelon and Mangos alot!!!

So this week we have to working hard and finding families. I have been studying more about the Restoration to be able to teach it clearly and with good questions to get the people thinking. Hey, in the training we had, we learned more about working by the spirit and being worthy to have him with us. This time here is so great and uplifting!

Oooh, so this weekend we had a super Full Moon! The picture dosn't do it justice, but did you guys see it? Crazy huh! I also found another friend last P-Day.

Any weird stuff happened to you guys. Ooo hey our lunch lady was telling us about the Acid rains in California!!!! Hey you guys are going to become super heros with all that nuclear exposure.

Well my time is short and I need to tell you I love you and am always thinking of you! Keep up the hard work and I will too!!!!!

General Conference is coming!!!!! Remember to invite everybody to watch it!!!!

Chao Hermana Ochs

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 7:58 AM

We are at the internet really early because we are going to San Isidro to beat the other Zones of San Isidro and San Miguelito in a competition of Soccer!!!! haha

Wooo whoo so yes these week wow crazy crazy crazy stuff happened to my companion. But we tried and tried to do what we could. It seems that when one thing finishes something else comes right after. Thank you soooo much for your prayers and to put our names on the prayer rolls! I remembered you guys too the time I went to the Temple. So you have lots of Spanish prayers coming your way too. hehe Man I love you guys!

Fotos: Ok so the last pday we had this competition to see who are the best soccer players and of course it is us from Tocumen!!!!! woot woot!!! haha But in the shopping area there were these cool rides and I found the Batmobile!!!! Dad cheverde is! Oo ya and these tubes that reminded me of the spies from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

So yesterday we had 3 investigators in the Reunion Sacramental!!! That was Awesome! And us Missionaries had to talk about the obra Misional (Missionary Work). I read a bit from the talk from President Uchtdorf about how the Basics have power!

Well, I am out of time so I better let you all know that I am really loving the work out here and I really appreciate all the prayers and support that you all are sending my way.

Love you all lots and lots,

Hermana Ochs

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Yep it is awesome to be a missionary! We think that we have problems but really not. And if we do need something we always have someone to help, if it is the members, the other missionaries or or Heavenly Father they are always there.

Yes this week was interesting. We had a water P-day where we had a water fight with water guns, waterballoons, and whatever other wet things we could find to throw at each other. It was fun until missionaries got hurt. One Elder slipped and cut his cheek open then my companion of all people got hit in the eye with a watergun. Oooooo man that was baaaaaaaad. Her eye was swollen up and all bruised for two days. Now it is way better. But this did not help in her confidence at all. It was very hard to get her out of the house. But help from the Zone Leaders she left and we WORKED!!!!! Hurray!!! And bit by bit we are getting stronger and having more desires to find, teach and serve our brothers and sisters. Thank you so much for your support love and prayers. President wrote me thanking me for my encouragement, love and service to Hermana Zamora. He said People like her are sent to the mission to teach us to serve better. And I believe it!!! I thank God for this opportunity.

So in this time the people go crazy for Carnival. Pretty much big party, drinking, dancing, music, and water! They attack everyone with water and other things that are gross. In these days the guys throw water at the girls and the girls at them. So we bravely left the house and were in a street with lots of little boys and we saw some boys under a tree doing something secret and we approached them. They were putting Kool Aid with eggs into plastic bags. I asked what it that for, and they said to throw at the women. "Ooooooo no not me!" I said. Haha, they weren´t ready at that point but if we did not talk to them first I am sure they would have attacked us. Man, so for the rest of the day we had to be on the guard all the time, looking down the streets and avoiding ninos with hoses. Hahaha, I have never been scared of kids before but every time a kid came running out a house or from a side street I flinched. haha

But yep, we are doing great now bit by bit. Hermana Zamora is from Honduras and has about 3 months here in the mission. And she is very loving and just needs a love of the people and serving them. I am trying my best.

Mom I hope that you guys can go to the wedding! SO cool! Hey question? Is anyone is pregnant yet? or anyone else getting married. It seems like everyone is.

Dad wow everyone is going on missions too! How cool! I hope work is going great and you guys can get everything set up pretty.

You two remember to love and serve one another! That brings us closer together and to God.

I am sorry that I didn´t give any suggestions for the Easter package! Chocolate would be cool but hide it. And ya that is awesome for me. My companion asked the other day if you could send card games. She liked my Peter Pan cards. Just a suggestion. It is a bit late. It is ok if you already sent the package.

Hey Grandma Ochs wrote me! Tell her I love her and that I am so proud to have a Missionary Grandma!

Love ya and Chao,

Hermana Ochs