A glimpse into the life of Hermana Keeler

6:30 Alarm goes off 

6:35 I roll out of my hammock onto my knees, pray for a long time with many sleepy pauses 

6.45 Exercise a little bit, shower, pick which skirt i want to wear with my black t shirt hahah, and eat breakfast

8:30 Planning. We decide who we need to visit and what we need to teach them. Hna Tenorio and I have been together for a long time so we're pros

9:00-11:00 Studying. Pretty much the best part of the day. Hna tenorio and I share all the funny things that we read in the scriptures, like when Ammon fainted when he was so happy to see his pal Alma

11:30 We leave to teach for the day 

11:40-2:00 We go try to find people to teach. No one is outside unless they are walking to or from school. It's just too hot. I feel like I'm going to die from heat stroke. Sometimes people let us in but usually we spend the mornings contacting and finding! Most of the moms are at home at this hour 

2:00 FOOD. Lunch is really the only meal we eat. We stuff ourselves until we literally cant hold any more. Usually we eat with the elders so its always a good time and all the members are chill so its way fun

3:00-9:00 Usually we have appointments starting from 3 or 4. We try to have an appointment for every hour. Usually 1 or 2 (or sometimes all) of the appointments fall through, but we end up finding someone else way cool to teach. We usually meet someone that has some kind of connection with the church or the missionaries and we always get way excited. Around 6:00 it's not so hot and people start to leave their houses and sit outside or watch their kids play in the street. Prime contacting and finding time. Usually we have our appointments with our investigators with a lot of potential at 7 or 8. and the time goes by way fast. 

9:30 we come home and pray and write in our journals! Sometimes we eat something. We always put on hymns to try to block out the music they play at the place where they sell beer!

10:30 we pray again and my companion always falls asleep and gets mad at me when I wake her up and tell her to finish her prayer.  Then we fall asleep to the sound of dogs barking and roosters cock a doddle dooing 


SigloXXI is a small neighborhood that’s set apart from the city. It's pretty poor in comparison to the rest of the city of Campeche. Most of the houses are just big enough to fit two hammocks, sometimes a bed, a tiny bathroom, a sink, table, and sometimes a stove. Lots of people have added front rooms themselves, all cinder block and concrete. 

Everyone has pitbulls or other big dogs and their dogs have puppies that rule the streets. They’re a real danger. 

Our area has one real store but the rest are just normal houses that sell things. It's like a little pueblo that's a 45 minute bus ride from the city center.  It's almost impossible to leave Siglo in the morning, the busses are full of students and people going to work.  Usually we have to stand in the stairs or sometimes I have to sit on the dashboard!  I've stopped fearing for my life every time I get on.  You just have to try not to smell all of the bodies packed in there or think about whose sweat is falling on you.  In the afternoon the buses aren’t so full. 

To get to our area you have to drive through a little bit of jungle... and that’s why it feels so seperated from the city!  We’re our own little colony. 
When it rains the street fills with water so high!  We jump from curb to curb trying to find a dry place to step.  But its worth a break from the heat. 

Every Saturday and Sunday there’s like swap meets in the park and literally all of Siglo leaves their houses to go!  It's the thing to do on the weekend!   People sell food and their kids play on the new jungle gym :)  We always have to walk through it to get to our house!  Sometimes we see someone we know and they buy us food!!! 

I dont know what more to say, but here's my life folks!  I LOVE IT!!!! 

Love, Hermana Keeler

She is so small she makes these tiny hermanas look tall! 

The biggest moon she's ever seen. 

 Their way of letting me know they got the Valentines' Day package (with stickers)

 Lonely lunch!  They are missing their regular dining partners the Elders.

Abi did her nails!!! 

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