Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hermana Torres

First off, I wish you all a Happy Valentines Day.  Try to think about me if you have a moment.  

Now how about I tell you a little about the person Ive been living with for the past two months.  As usual, here is a list of fun facts about her:

She has 7 months out on her mission
Is from Queretaro, Mexcio
20 years old.
She loves headbands
Cant eat bananas
Birthdays are a really big deal for her
Is Mexicana
Lived in the good ol U.S. of A. for eleven years
Slightly obsessed with pears
Loves musicals
Quotes Disney movies all the time
Dont even get us started talking about The Office.  The quotes will never end.
She knows of every YouTube phenomenon.
Was an English teacher before her mission.

I have been pretty lucky so far with companions.  I have been great friends with all of them (a grand total of 2) so far.  Hna. Torres lived in the US for eleven years and so is fluent in both Spanish and English.  She is my walking dictionary.  We actually found out that in 2008 we were at the same EFY(especially for youth) in Bowling Green, KY.  We never met each other there, but its still cool nonetheless!  

Hermana Torres is great.  Due to her Mexican nationality, but American childhood she really is the best of both worlds.  She can correct my pronunciation, show me how to make a REAL burrito, and explain customs

and cultures.  But at the same time we can make missionary remixes of NSYNC songs, quote BonQuiQui and Can I Have Your Number?

She says that Im the first companion she has had who was taller than her... go figure.  Our situation is rather funny.  Since we are close to the border many people know a little English.  So they will try to talk to me in English, thinking I wont understand the Spanish... and then say it again for her in Spanish thinking she doesnt know English.   Little do they know we understand both.

Shes great.  We get along just fine and have similar ideas about a lot of stuff.... especially on how much we love food....


  1. You are truly blessed to be assigned with Hermana Torres. She sounds like an excellent senior comp, just like you will be with future comps. Does she come from a large family, is she a first-born, does she sing like a pro? She must have a serious funny bone to keep up with you. I will be flying from CA to WDC tomorrow so on valentine's Day Grandpa and I will make a pact to wish you a verbal, " Happy Valentine's Day":). Love you!!