Hey there family and Friends!
Well this week we had cambios and I had to say goodbye to Hna Geertsen and be in a trio for a day because my new comp was coming to Cocha from Tupiza and there was also bloqueos (blocades) but anyways it was fun it rained a lot on Tuesday!
So Wednesday in the afternoon I went to pick up my new comp! Shes really cute!
So it was funny that all of our pictures include food in it.
Something super great was that we had two baptisms this week . They were Carlos and Jesus
they are both super prepared and you could feel it in their baptisms. The spirit was so strong and I loved their testimonies. Jesus said that he knew this church was true. He's so sincere and I am just so grateful that God gave me the opportunity to witness their little miracle.
We are working more with the members now and contacting to find people to teach. Theres a really good family we are teaching and I really hope they can progress but I also understand that everything happens in God's time.
I loved this qoute I read this week from a talk named ''An evening with the Great Aunt Rose'' It says something like eternity is made up of the nows .... meaning that we don't have to wait for someday or eternity to feel joy. I loved that and it stuck in my head this week.
Also we have been practicing with the other sisters and elders from council to sing a special number for our meeting tomorrow! The practices have been the best!
so this week wealso made rollos de queso (cheese rolls) theyre so yummy sure will make you some when I get home
and we also made pancakes for the group
Well this week was another week with my comp! I seriously enjoyed every moment toghether she is so funny and has helped me grow up a lot. I love her so much.
So we had a family home evening with an investigator family and it was so fun. They are the family of Enrique Camacho a young man that wants to get baptized. His family is cute and I really want them to experience the joy of this gospel. We will continue teaching them with my new comp and see what happens.
So yeah Cambios! I am staying in my area and Hna. Renovato is coming here. She is from Texas but is also mexican! It will be great.
I learned so much about my patriarchal blessing this week. I know that God has so many blessings for each of us but sometimes we loose them if our faith in Him is shaken and we begin to be negligent in our obedience.
I am grateful for moments of meditation and personal revelation. I know that God lives and he wants to communicate with us, He has a perfect and complete vision of our lives and wants to help us take the better path. I know that to be true with all my heart.
Here are some pictures from my week. We also bought mathching rings Hna. Geertsen & I Ill send pics too and of our lunch today. Also this week when we went to the hospital to see if they would take her cast off we found out they wouldnt and other Hnas that were with us bought us all heart lollipops to feel better it was so sweet and there I also saw some dear hnas from my first ward here in Bolivia
15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me! D&C 18:15-16
Hello family and Friends! So I wanted to start off with this scripture because it is exactly what I experimented this week.
So this Saturday we went back to Linde to witness a beautiful baptism. Damar and Famila Mamani got baptized! They are people that I taught there and now they were able to enter the waters of baptism. I loved going there and with hugs and smiles greet the members and them. Damar is a very special young woman to me. I love her and her family and seeing her in white and hugging her brought tears to my eyes and after hugging her I realized she had tears too! It is the most amazing feeling ever!! It explains perfectly the scripture I shared in the beginning. So yea every part of the baptism was beautiful and uplifting. From the familia Mamani the parents got baptized but their little son once in the water got so scared and he couldnt do it. So they decided that in a few weeks it would be best if his dad could baptize him!
Well another Joy of this week was skype with the family! What a blessing! I was so happy they looked good and happy!
I know that this church is true and that this gospel of Jesus christ changes lives. I see it each time that there is a baptism and I feel it when we have powerful lessons. I know that the work my Heavenly Father sent me here to do is true. I love the book of Mormon, it brings me so much peace and comfort in hard times and I know it is true.
I invite any of you that have not yet read it to give it a chance. I promise it will change your life like it has mine.
Love you all and Till next time.
Thanks for your emails .
Pics: Well this pday we went paintballing with the zone and then to eat with the hermanas in our zone, we saw this young man eating alone and invited him to sit with us, he was really cool spoke good enlgish and accpeted visits with the missionaries! You can always do missionary work haha
We also had Zone conference this week. I saw Hna Mendoza there!
And the baptism pictures :)
I forgot the funniest story with the trash bags and this woman in the pictures. So I was in intercambios with Hna Cristobal in their area when we contacted this woman who looked like she was struggling with her cart of big bags. It was hilarious because when she saw us approach her she got so mad and with her grouchy face said ''I dont want anything go away'' and we almost did but there was something that said stay and talk to her. We stayed and figured out what was wrong and we offered to push her cart! She finally laughing super funny said ''ya pues'' ok then haha so we did and it was so heavy but we had such a good time helping her it was funny because there were times we had to run to hurry before cars came ah okay that was it but she was cute her name is Marina
Hello Friends and Family!
So this week my comp went to another area to work just till Saturday. I was with Hna Moquillaza! We got to contact a lot. The area is slowly progressing but I got to experience the joy of finding someone that wants to listen after a whole day of rejection and truly it is the best feeling in the world. So we found this woman named Jimena, she is so pregnant and she is from Potosi! She let us teach her the Plan of Salvation and was so glad that she got to learn something new. We also helped her wash her clothes and towels. Service really is the key in everything we do. We feel a greater love for those we serve and we feel happy.
So this Sunday was really spiritual and we really needed that. I loved each testimony and in the relief society class the teacher taught about ''Come what May and Love it'' This lesson made me cry because these past weeks with my comp have been rollercoasters but we felt so much love from our Savior while we heard the words of that message. We felt they were personalized. I am grateful that God really does know me and he sends me the things I need in His time.
So this Saturday Jhonny Condori a young man got baptized! We are so proud of him for making this decision on his own and for being so brave. We got to sing at his baptism a cover of Im trying to be Like Jesus it was cute haha then we laughed. My comp is obssesed with milk now its so funny she drinks at least 2 cups of it each day haha
Love you all, take care and Dont worry be happy :) Entonces hoy me celebraron mi cumpleaños jaja y Elder Palmer hizo pie de cereza y Elder Pozo mi ex lider de distrito hizo lasagna
y nosotras nos tomamos fotos con pelucas jajaj
Hey there Friends and Family
So last Monday my poor comp broke her leg playing futbol...
It was really sad because it hurt her so bad and we spent the rest of pday in the Hospital and in the mission home. For the rest of the week we couldnt work. We had intercambios planned already so we did those and it was really nice because the hermanas ended up helping us a lot.One of them would stay half of the day with my comp at home and the other go out with me then they would switch.
But overall this week I learned so much about service. I have never served someone as much as I have this week and I really needed that. A lot of it is giving up what you want for what the Lord wants. I feel that this time is preparing me for the future to be a mom!! So I am grateful for all of these experiences. I have had to completely rely on Him to keep going somedays, I love that in 1st Nephi where Nephi breaks his bow he has to trust God more than his bow to find food for his family. I love to think about that. I often ask myself Where is your trust in your bow or in God?
I really liked this scripture from my week of studying haha
1 Tessalonians 5:16-23 I based a talk I had to give on Sunday on this scripture. I talked about being ready to see God.
Funny moments this week haha ok well since my comp cannot really get up from the bed I have to kill every bug that we find in our room.... turns out this week is the week that every flying thing enters into our room. I am so scared of little bugs that fly so it was terryfying to try and kill a moth hahaha then the next day a wasp flies in oh my.
Then well it was my 20th bday this weekend and we couldnt go anything but it was really nice of the Hnas Temporal to come over and suprise me and make us breakfast. Ill send pictures.
I am grateful for trials, Iknow that God knows all things and he put Hna Geertsen and I for a reason, I am happy she is staying and once her foot heals we can work together again. I love this work, I love the people we teach. Bolivianos are my favorite. I love my Savior for taking upon himself my worries and stresses and helping me do the things I could never do on my own.
WE have a baptism this weekend coming up!
''Each of us will be called upon to act in moments that are difficult and yet defining these moments will determine who we are and what we have become'' WE also made tacos this morning with the district! WE didnt really know how and we all improvised and they came out soo good
I lvoe how happy my comp looks with her guitar hahah ah She makes me laugh too much!