Emiliy's Mission Addresses



Hermana Emily Hooke
Argentina Salta Mission
Casilla de Correo 429
4400 Salta

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Hermana Emily Hooke
Argentina Salta Mission
PO Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Another week of adventures in Hoohoooooooeeyyy!!!


I hope you all had a swell week!  Well I don't know where you get your facts Mom [I had checked the Salta and Jujuy weather site, which showed that Jujuy is a little less humid than Salta] but Jujuy is most definitely 9583 times more humid than Salta. Some days are really hot, and others hotter. And sometimes it rains. But it is beautiful and everything is suuuper green! This week was pretty crazy because Hna Chumioque was in the hospital for a few days, but she's doing well now.

Emily didn't say, but we're assuming this is Hna Chumioque at the hospital...

"Be happy / Be a Mormon!"

So on Monday I was in a trio with Hna Jones and Hna Chavez which was fun, then on Tuesday a member who returned from her mission in Uruguay a month ago was my companion, which was also super fun. It turned out well. I don't know our area very well yet because it is huuuuuge and I'd only been here a week, but we went to visit everyone that I knew where they live, and then luckily when I ran out of people to visit, we realized we were late for a  branch council meeting, so that was good, haha.

We have an investigator named Hernan, he is 13, and he will most likely get baptized this Saturday! He is super great, he came to church, and today there was a sport activity and we came to help someone with English and Hernan was there--we didn't even invite him! It was great. Really every person who is getting to know the church needs a spiritual conversion but also a social conversion to help them stay strong. If you see people in church you don't know, get to know them! It makes all the difference!!!

The members here are really nice, there's a member and returned missionary Federico that kind of reminds me of Tommy--he's really funny and he accompanies us a lot because he is on vacation from school. Well the mish (and life) can be a montaña rusa (roller coaster) but I know that all the ups and downs are to help us learn and progress! Love you all monton ["a big mountain" = bunches]!!!

Hermana Hooke

Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 1 in San Pedro, HOOOHOOOOEYY! [spelled Jujuy:)]

Well hello there! Hope you are all doing well!

This week was rather crazy. It was a pretty crazy adjustment having a new area, a new comp, new members and investigators, new pension mates [apartment mates], etc...Our area is huge and after 1 week I still haven't even visited some of the neighborhoods that are ours. San Pedro is not super urban but it is really big, and probably has the worst drainage system in the world. It's been raining a lot and all the water goes straight to poor little Barrio Patricios and floods the streets and houses. Huaico was pretty affluent, like the members are lawyers and pro soccer players, but the people here hardly have anything. They are all super nice though and I've met some great people already. The best part is that we are helping families. There are a lot of families that are members but not all active and a lot have problems with addictions, but we have been visiting a lot with them and can tell that they are sincerely changing, and a whole family came to church yesterday, it was a happy moment! Also I gave a talk in sacrament meeting yesterday (my 1st time in Spanish I think) and it went very well for having found out during Gospel Principles class. I talked about how the GOSPEL BLESSES FAMILIES!!! It really is true!

Hermana Chumioque has had some health problems this week, so we spent a good amount of time in the clinic here. Keep her in your prayers. She spent the night last night in the hospital and Presidente and Hermana Chaparro came to stay with her so I am in a trio today with Hermana Chavez de Mexico and Hermana Jones de Chicago.
 Well I love you very much I really do! Thanks for the prayers! Being on the mission more than ever before I have seen how blessed I really am. I made a list of all the blessings I could think of that I have because of living the gospel. It didn't take a long time to see that there are tons and tons! And every child of God deserves these blessings, and I am so grateful that I can help them receive them too. Hasta lunes! 
Con amor,
Hermana Hooke

Monday, January 12, 2015

"TRASLADOS! [Transfers!]" New area, New companion

Hoooolaaaa familia!

Sounds like you guys have just been partying it up!! For reals sounds like you had tons of fun, dad even fixed the go cart! Well I hope you are doing swell, and everyone's back in their houses now in San Clemente, the Desert, Hawaii, and Ohio, I guess!

Well biggest news, I am in San Pedro de Jujuy! [she is finally in the place of my favorite word..."hoo HOO-ee!"] My new compañera is Hna Chumioque [choo me OH kay]* de Peru. We live 4 [sisters]  in the pension, so it should be lotsa fun...I'm excited to work here and get to know the people and see miracles!

This week in Huaico was good, we worked supah hard and saw many miracles, but no one came to church again.

Well I have to go but I love you very much! 
Hasta la proxima semana, 
Hermana Hooke

[*So now the companionship is "OH kay" (HOOKE) and "choo me OH kay" (Chumioque)...looks like they're an "Okay" companionship:)]

Monday, January 5, 2015

FELIZ 2015!!!!!!

Hola y feliz año nuevo!!!! I hope you all had a lovely fiesta and that 2015 will be a year of progress and muchas felicidades. New Years is crazy here, let me tell you! Seriously everyone was doing cohetes (fireworks) for like 2 hrs straight when it turned to midnight. It's so crazy to think that for the whole year of 2015 I will not step foot in the good ole US!

Well this week was rather difficult, at the end of the week none of our investigators came to church and no one is progressing. BUT we were able to stay positive and laugh about things, like a drunk and/or blind dog that followed us for like 2 hrs. Everyone always asks us if the dogs that follow us are ours, haha. Nope. Also this week we did divisiones, I went to Palermo with Hermana Perez from Chile, she is awesome! I learned that when we really project the happiness that we feel about our message and how much we love what we do and what we teach that the people can feel it and not only will angels help us, we can be angels for them! Also we helped build this guy's house for a few hours, that was fun. 
Today Hna Ixmata and I went on a run to explore where we live, and we discovered on the other side of this little hidden neighborhood and railroad tracks is a beautiful field and a bunch of trails going back in this little green canyon, it was amazing! Salta is beautiful!
Well basically life is good, God is testing our patience a little bit but we have faith that things will get better, we just have to keep working! 
Love you all monton,
Hermana Hooke