On a completely different note, I got my haircutbecause it was way too long and looked completely fried from the sun. When I walked into the Salon and the haircutter in english told me, "It's DEAD! What did you do!" Haha. Before she started cutting my hair I started talking to her about the gospel and trying to get to know her and asking about her family. I was just trying to spread the Love of God, but she kind of got irritated with me. I told her I just wanted it trimmed up a bit because the sun completely fried it, but she helped me out by just chopping off ALL of the fried yellow parts. I think she was trying to tell me that she really wasn't interested in my message. It's okay, because I'm learning. I will now wait until the end of the haircut to teach them. Wait utill they put down the scissors. :) My companion told me it looked okay, but it took me a couple of days to like it. It's been a while since I've had shoulder length hair. I just saw the picture of ally, looks like we're twins again! I promise I'm not copying you. It turns out my hair is curly when it's short and the air is humid... so good news, it's not that bad. I'm still scared of the scary lady at the hair salon. (But there's no fear in faith, so I'm having faith that the next missionary to go in can soften up her heart.)
I can't believe all the missionaries I've known my whole mission are going home. And the other sister Smoot only has two more transfers! I can't even believe it. And I don't want to believe it. I just know that I only have 4 more months to give to the Lord my full-time attention and 4 more months to completely master Ilonggo (although I love it because it is the most beautiful, fun language) 4 more months to set the rest of my life, 4 more months to change the world... I know I can not do it alone because this is not my work, this is Heavenly Father's work. But I'm glad I can consecrate myself as one of his instruments so that he will pick me as one of his daily tools. Thanks for your kind words and Happy Birthday Ally! I know you will be a better missionary than me next month because you can learn from my mistakes and successes. I'm so glad I get to write you when your over in CHILE! Love all of you!
Palangga ko kamo! Labina si Hermana Smoot! Nalipay gid ako para sa imo!
Love, sister Smoot