So this weekend was Carnaval weekend here in Bolivia and we have to stay inside two days but its great because today I finally had enough time to wash all my clothes. I felt so accomplished and tired haha Lets see this weekend was also cambios but we didn´t have any! We are staying together at least one more cambio together! We're really excited because this area is the best I love it!
This weekend was the baptism of my pensionista's son. They are the cutest little kids and I love to see them because they remind me so much of my nephews. A miracle of the week was when on Saturday we were starving we walked by where bishop lives and he was just arriving and he gave us a slice of pizza each! I was so happy and grateful that God put him in our path. I love the members here and everyone we teach they're so nice and have such strong faith. They're a great example to me. Also, Fruit here is the best! My distrcit Abinadi took pics on our last zone meeting before cambios.
These days we had to stay inside Ive spent it watching many pioneer movies and it made me think of how much people have sacrificed for this gospel to be restored and that today we may have in full access the book of mormon. This book is true and it changes lives. Here I have gained a greater testimony of its power as I study it each day, it strengthens my testimony that God lives and he loves me, it helps me understand who my Savior is and what he did for me and how I can partake of his grace everyday.
I love this scripture;
I would that ye should remember, that as much as ye shall put your trust in God even so much ye shall be delivered out of your
trials, and your troubles, and your afflictions, and ye shall be
lifted up at the last day - Alma 38:5
Hey friends! So the greatest thing this week was that Lily and Pablito got baptized! It turned out really well. We had good asistencia and the talks were good! I mostly loved to see them in their white clothes like the song says... when the one youve come to love gets dressed in white. I loved their smiles and testimonies. I love to see the outcomes of the efforts and faith we put into the Lords work. I know this work is true that the gospel changes lives and it has changed mine it keeps doing it each day as I study my scritpures and see my faith grow.
I love training because HnaMendoza is the best haha she is not afraid to do anything and she teaches me so much by her example and good attitude.
This week we also had a zone conference where we talked all about the atonement and repentance. This quote striked me '' Jesus died of a broken heart... in a similitude, we now offer ourselves- our own broken hearts- as a personal sacrifice. It's all that he requires of us a broken heart and contrite spirit and obedience to his commandments the rest he already did it. He can heal any broken heart I have seen it in the people we teach each day and in my own life.
Keep getting closer to God
Get to know him not just know of him
Love you all,
This pday we got to clean and rearrange our room! I love it! We cleared up the area by the windows and now there is more light in our room. We also had the chance to dress up as Cholitas from la paz because our home owner has the clothes and she wanted to dress us up
We had so much fun this morning. And we also went bowling with the district.
This week we walked a lot and met new people to teach but also had so much stress.
Something great is that Lily and Pablito want to get baptized this weekend instead of next which is great but there are some minor things in the way we hope it all works out and this weekend they can enter the waters of baptism. This week put my patience to the test and faith but I love the challenges that help me be a better person. I love my compa Hna Mendoza she helps me a lot to not stress out. Well I felt the Lords hand this week when I had a hard day and as we listened to music a song came on that said '' you are not alone'' and talked about Jesus being there and it was such a personal comforting moment. I love that God is always aware and I love he lets me know. I love Moroni 8:25-26 It has been my scripture of the week to invite people to be baptized. Well take care amigos hasta la proxima
Hi friends and family!
First off in the pics you'll meet my novio Lucas my pensionistas son. He's so cute he calls me Hna Campanita and always wants to sit next to me during lunch haha
Then a picture with Damar's cute puppies (I love dogs now...what the mission does to you haha)
Then a pic infront of our chapel with our bestfriend Rosemary. We love this young woman we are teaching.
Also our journey through the rocky river
Anyways this week was a great one we met our goals and overcame the challenges when all of our citas fell through on Saturday. We got to meet with Scarlet a wonderful young woman and see her desires to know the plan of salvation is true since her mom passed away a month ago. I love when the Lord guides us to people who want to listen. I know that this Plan he has for us is true and I know without a doubt we will see those we love after this life. I know it as well as I know God lives and he loves us and wants us to find peace and joy in this life.
I love being a missionary here and also training. I love it when Hna Mendoza has those moments she says I love being a missionary. If anything I just wanted her to love the mission. So life is great and even greater Gods ways and purposes. I heard something yesterday I loved
They said you can count the seeds in an apple but you cannot count the apples that will come from one seed. I love this! Its true we plant seeds of the gospel in the hearts of the people and if they let it and nourish it they will grow into trees with many generations.
Les amo se cuidan
I love you all take care