Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Kim!!

Hola mi familia y mi amigos,
¿Como andan? Thanks so much for the emails Dad, Mom, Nikki, Kim, Los Crums, and Naomi!!!! I really appreciate them. Congrats Jose Vaughn on being accepted to BYU, that´s awesome!!! Feliz Cumpleaños Kim!! What a great way to celebrate a cruise!!
This new email website is, and I have the same password as before not the new one I changed it. So you can check now, if you couldn´t find it. I have a quick favor, could you email me the address of Grandpa in Nicuragua all of it and city. Because the missionary that baptized my companion Hna Banegas and her family is the bishop in Nicuragua and I think it´s the same city that Grandpa lives in. If you could give me the address, I could write him to go visit grandpa and invite him to church or whatever. It would be great. A update on my toe...It´s pretty fat and infected and I´ve seen a bunch of doctors, some nice and some not so nice. But they couldn´t do anything because the church´s insurance is in montevideo. I got a blessing last week. but this week I called Hna Da Silva and she said to soak it everynight and take some medicine. I am going to a surgeon, and I think they are going to remove the nail. But I´m going to wait till next week because we have another baptism of the daughter of the family we baptized a few weeks ago, but she didn´t want to and now she does, she´s really great. So I´ll take the antibiotic and pain killers and soak it and then we´ll see next week. But I´m really excited for this girl Paola that will be baptized this next. The baptism this past week was so nice. Miria the woman that got baptized didn´t have any support from her family she is a widow and has eight kids. But she was so excited and the ward just welcomed her so much. It was a great testimony to me of the importance of friends and support in the church for these new members. There are photos. We are being so blessed, it´s amazing how despite our difficultadies the work is going forward. I also had an interview with President Da Silva and it really helped me. It was a great feeling of peace. It´s still hard, but it´s better. I attached photos of the baptisms and of the skies. I´ve never seen such beautiful skies, than in Uruguay. Well, thanks so much for everything and for your love and patience. Have a great week!! I love you all Mucho!!!!
con amor, Tiffani

Monday, February 15, 2010

a new week....

Hola famlia,
So this is my new email. I hope all my emails will transfer to this account. If not, I hope you printed them. But the old account will close the 31st of March so if there are problems.

But thanks for the emails Dad, Mom, and Kim. It sounded like everything went well.

We´ve been looking for new investigadors all week. We also put a baptism date with an old investigador named Miria for the 20th, she´s really excited and she´s stopped smoking. Her husband died 2 months ago and so she is really looking for peace. And finally is stopping smoking. It´s really great. I´m really happy for her.

This past week and half I´ve been sick to my stomach, I think I had food poisoning or something really bad, but we have a doctor in the ward and so I´m finally feeling better. I also went to the hospital for my ingrown toe nail and the doctor said to take antibiotics and then he´ll look at it when the swelling goes down. But everything was free and all the medicine, and our neighbor drove me to hospital so I didn´t have to walk, which was really nice.

I´m sorry I don´t have much else to say. I hope you all have a great week. I love you all!!! Talk to you next week.
con amor, Tiffani

Monday, February 8, 2010

It´s raining, it´s pouring, no time for snoring in Paso

Hola familia,
¿Como andan? Thanks so much for the emails Dad, Mom, Kim, Nikki, Stefi, and Joseph. Oh, I got the a package and an envelope, THANKS THANKS THANKS!!! It had my medicine and candy and the package had lots of great chocolate (that didn´t melt) and the stuff I need to doctor my self up. I did sugery on my toe last night for a deep ingrown toenail, kind of gruesome and oh the pain, it´s amazing the things you do on the mission. But it feels better.I know you all wanted to know that haha. But also, thanks so much kim the for the lotions and spray and scrub. I loved it. I´m glad the wedding planning is going well. Good luck with everything this week. I´m sure it will be good. Thanks for the pictures dad and for bringing that doll, Nikki you looked very pretty. Thanks Joseph for dedicating the game to me, I hope you win, even though payson was my school. :) And mom, No te preocupes, todo estará bien. Stefi, thanks, smile and be happy!!!! Nicks, I´m glad you enjoyed the temple, I love the temple. I thought it was very different as well, the intitarories got me, and the endowment was better. But it´ll get better, it´s good you didn´t go to salt lake first. I was blown away and really confused. But I loved the peace inside. Kind of crazy how it worked. But I really miss the temple right now, so go lots.
So I´ve attached a bunch of pictures, finally it works. Some are from Progreso and some from Paso, the scenery ones are from Paso, this is my view from our balcony it´s pretty sweet. And very pretty. We´re by the river. and our churchhouse It´s called rio negro because the at times it looks black because of some elements at the bottom, it´s pretty cool. Also, this past week the family ferdandez that I told you about was baptized after some close calls like oposition from the husband at first, and the baptism questions but in the end it all worked out, they were so excited. I was really happy for them. The mom Blanca and three of her kids Sebastian 18, Jacklyn 16 and fabiana 10, and Sebastian can go on a mission in a year, that would be awesome. They were excited. This is a really good ward. They really fellowship people really good and support and help us a lot. We´ll have to do a lot of finding these next weeks because we don´t have any investigadors but it´s a lot more fun knocking doors when you´re new to an area so that´s good. We´ve had a ton and I mean a ton of rain. I´ve never seen it rain so much or so hard in my life. We´ll probably have to start building an ark. It´s rained for 44 days straight in brasil and we´ve gotten some of that, fortuanately I wasn´t here for January. CRAZY. But that´s about it. Oh some photos are of the temple and of the trip we took as a branch in progreso. They were so excited, it was neat. So pretty. Anyways, have a good week. I love you all. Good luck!
con amor, Tiffani

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hola, from Paso de los Torros!!!

Hola mi familia,
Muchas Muchas gracias for the emails Mom, Dad, Stefi, and Nikki, and Naomi. I sure enjoy them. I´m glad all is going well. Enjoy the temple Nicks it is so neat. I´ve seen a lot of blessings in my mission and in my past area and now. Thanks for your patience and love and emails, and the packages haha. I also, learned a very good lesson not to judge people from hearsay. My companion is Hna Benegas from Honduros and she´s a really great person. A little crazy but a great person. We´re having fun and working hard. I´m teaching her to play the guitar because she wants to play a song for her mom when she goes home. So that´s fun and I´m getting to practice some. She doesn´t speak english, so I´m getting to practice which is great. Paso de Torros is so so pretty. Super duper hot, but pretty. We´re right next to a river. It´s kind of like Minas. It´s pretty. But the people are really nice. They don´t understand me too much but I guess we´ll get used to each other...haha. It´s kind of interesting we have church at 4 to 7 in the afternoon. Because there are 2 wards and because of the heat the second meets at 4. We have a great ward mission leader who goes and picks people up and drops people off for church. So all our investigadors can come. It´s such a great service and a great example. It´s a lot of fun. The people here are very relaxed and so it´s a very calm and peaceful area. I really like it. I´d love to send pictures but the attach button is working, sorry. But we´ve been teaching this family a mom, and 2 daughters that are preparing to baptized this saturday. They are really excited to baptized. The problem is they are moving to campaña which means out out in the country where there is no church or missionaries. But they want to get baptized and they might move because the Dad who works out in campaña will come and get them soon. So hopefully, can get baptized and then when they are in town they can go to church when they can. It´s kind of hard for those people that live in the middle of no where. But we´ll see. Well, that´s about it for this week. But thanks so much for everything. I love you all mucho.
con amor, Tiffani
p.s. Hola, Brother and Sister Cook!!! I just wanted to right a quick note to say hello and thanks so much for your love and your letters and the money throughout my mission. I´m so grateful and Iove you all much. I can´t wait to see you all in April.