2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
So I want to be able to say that at the end of my mission.
This was one of those weeks. No one wanted to listen to us, and other things happened that brought us down at least our animos. Satan is really working with my comp and I to discourage us and to try and scare us but I have faith that it will all pass.
Well this week I will focus on learning more about my Savior because I know that with him we can get through anything and we can have hope along the way.
I will walk 547 days wearing his name next to mine and after my mission I will walk the rest of my life with his name on heart. I really liked this thought Hna Geertsen shared with me.
I know that there are people just around the corner that we will find and that is why everything is going down in this moment.
Here are some pictures of the week. We met two hermanas from Sucre that came to do tramites here in Cocha, they were super cute and happy we then took them to the airport. Today was a cool pday we played futbol, my comp is great but she hurt her ankle :( WE hope and pray we can work this week. We're worried about that.
To end I shared this scripture with President Helaman 3:35 in our latest interview
Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.
This is how conversion happens, step by step, President said that it amazed him that it said ''stronger in their humility'' because usually in the world being humble is considered to be weak but not in God's sight. Humility is strength is His eyes.
I know that in this time I need to be more humble through these hard days and seek the light :)
I love you all, have a great week
I forgot to explain some of these pictures so
1) our pensionista always has pretty flowers on her table
3) So this is George and he lived in the US for a while so we are talking to him outside his hoouse because no one else wanted to listen to us and he was super cool, the funniest thing is that when he says goodbye he says ''ok, honnies'' hahah ah it was so funny. He is the coolest old man.
4) The hnas going back to Sucre
5) ARE THESE SEATBELTS haha we were too excited to see seatbelts
6) My comp too excited to play futbol
7) so today after getting hurt, we almost blamed this elder but it wasnt really his fault just wanted to stage a picture
8) Lunch with the Zone at Inka Terrra ITs always great to see my old pensionista, I love them
9) Trying to help her foot
This week was the best! The first day we went out with the new hermanas from this cambio to contact with them and stuff! it was the best, even though it started to pour. I was with Hna Salazar from Chile and Hna Acevedo from Peru they are so cute and prepared.
I also loved to meet the people here in Cala Cala! We are teaching a few families and it makes me so happy because they are progressing so well. One of them is the family of Enrique he is a young man that the hnas were teaching before I got here but he has such a strong testimony of everything and wants so badly to be baptized! And he is being such a big help to his mom to listen to us and accept baptism. I love it!
WE contact each day almost all day but it is great because with Hna Geertsen it is always an adventure! She has the craziest ideas she understands me and I learn so much from her each day. And a bonus is that she plays the guitar for me at night!!! How blessed am I! :)
Pics: WEll some of these are my comps I stole them but shes in a thing where all her pics are black and white but I love how they come out! So this week a dog said helllo to me and ah I was in love with him and I told him I wish I could hug you and seconds later he was jumping on me haha ah It was so funny, he really wanted a hug. Serving cookies with my compi was fun but the real thing we did at the Presidents open house was serving pepsi and 7up floats! It was fun because no one knew what they were but they loved them. It was almost like root beer floats. This is what my lunch looks like now, its heaven seriously. My other favorite pictures are of some of the families I love in Linde la familia Mirabal and Rojas (bishop) and my dear Rosemary she has become my friend she will be getting baptized on my bday! I couldnt be more grateful when I heard she had made the decision to be baptized.
Love you all take care and have a blessed week!
REMEMBER TO PRAY! & SMILE :)
Cala Cala :)
It will be a new experience to be an STL and honestly I am more than scared but I have hope and faith that God has something well, lots for me to learn and do. I know this is a greater opportunity to serve and forget myself.
This week we had a beautiful woman enter the waters of baptism. Her name is Pascuala. She has always since her husband passed looked for the true church and when she came to church a month ago or so she did not stop coming. She told us starting the lessons that she wanted to get baptized and so we did all we could to help her be ready, little did we know that God has ways that we do not understand. We worried about her ablility to understand or the language barrier for she only speaks Quechua. We did all we could going over the lessons before her interview and prayed that the District Leader would know she is ready to be baptized. When Pascuala, the translator, a very loving member that accompanied us the whole time we taught her, and the DL came out of the interview everyone was crying and our Dl said he had never felt the spirit so strong. God provided a way for eveyone else to know she was ready to be baptzed.
Here are some pictures of the baptism!! & saying goodbye to some of the sweetest families and investigators, tonight we will be visiting a few more!
And tomorrow mornng we go and meet our new companions.
I loved every talk in this conference but my favorite was by Elder Ulises S. Soares.When he was ending his talk he talked about how in our most desperate moments he hears our prayers and that sometimes we do not understand the ''why'' of a problem until later on. That struck me and comforted me for the trials that I had this week. I also loved a scripture ''Perfect love casteth out fear'' When we have a perfect love for God then fear disappears and we are drawn to Something great this week is that we moved, we have a new apartment! We watched conference and we had 2 investigators come, one that said her questions were answered as she listened.
I know that no matter what question we have or doubt or fear we can find peace, hope and love from our Heavenly Father and his plan of salvation. this mesage we share of love is REAL. And it brings to our hearts REAL joy and peace not as the world gives it but as He does.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1 John 4:7-11