Mom's Note: Hello! Jessica's 21st birthday is November 2. :) If you would like to send her a short, quick email greeting, so that she can read it next Monday---a few days before her birthday, her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Her other addresses for snail mail and dearelder are on the tab marked Current Addresses. Thanks so much! This Mom isn't used to the Birthday Girl being SOOO far from home:)!!
Now on to her email...
Hope you had a great UEA week! I love and miss you all so much, but there's no place I'd rather be right now than here. :) This week was great! we met with the Barrera family, a less active family that used to be super active. They really opened up to us and we're praying that with time they'll return back to church.
I've learned a lot about humility this week and in trusting in the Lord and submitting to His will. He has a perfect plan for us. I know He does. I've seen it time and time again throughout my life and especially on my mission. He loves each and every one of His children and His plan is perfect for each of us.
Have a great week everyone and I'll "see" ya'll next week! Love you all sooo much! Mom said there were lots of inquiries about how I was after the earthquake. Thanks for all your concerns for me. You are all so wonderful and I love you all! I pray for all of you back home and hope you are all happy and healthy. :)
"My home here in the Philippines!"
"Pathway to the Senteciera household"
"Sister Parada and Sister Reid at our apartment for Mission Tour with Elder Nielsen"
"Pretty tropical flower"
"Rhodora Mission's house. It's a literal Nipa hut. So cool! A bit hard to see because behind the trees."
"Skipper the dog. :)"
"Carabou with birds (probably much with how birds clean hippos haha)."