This week was a really good one
We had many great and inspiring messages from zone conference and also from Women's Conference.
Some of my favorite quotes were:
''mujeres imperfectas pero con testimonios poderosos'' Linda K. Burton
Imperfect women with powerful testimonies
I loved this phrase because it teaches me that we do not have to be perfect to have powerful testimonies. I know that to be true.
I know that God loves all his children even when we make mistakes. I know that Christ is my Savior and that because of Him I can be cleansed, I can live again and I can see them someday.
We got to watch this video this week!! It brings so many feelings of gratitude and hope.
I cant send pictures this week because the computers but I send all my love.
We are going to the temple tomorrow!! We are really excited about that
My favorite quotes from this week...
'' A feeling of remorse after a mistake is a fertile soil wherein repentance can flower'' E' Richard G. Scott
'' I believe that you can leave the most precios personal direction of the spirit unheard because you do not respond to, record, and apply the first promptings that come to you.'' E' Richard G. Scott
Monday: Fuimos a Mexical! Cumpli 8 meses en la mision!!!
Tuesday: Do we really believe that everyone needs the gospel? That was the topic of our STLs message this weeks meeting. Do we talk to as many people as we can?... Everyone has something going on in their minds and if we just open our mouths the gospel can help them. Our DL taught us the difference between knowing and understanding ... understanding is knowing something with your heart. So I also tried to make pancakes today from scratch ..this time they looked good but they were too salty or sugary.
Wednesday: We contacted a lot today and found new people to teach! At night we got to visit a little boy for his bday. He turned 8! Hes getting baptized! It was real cute to sing him happy bday and seeing him all happy!
Thursday: Today we contacted an old man named Luis and when we thought he wasnt interested he let us in and we got to teach him lesson 1. He knew many truths due to much study. He taught us a super cool way to explain that there is a God. We went outside and he pointed to the elextricity cables. He talked about the power elextricity has but how we cannot see it, or oxygen helps to keep us alive but we could never see it. You know it exists by the effects it leaves.
Friday: Todays miracle was Rosemary! We had been praying for her all week to feel better and today in our cita she looked better she was herself. And from everything else she said I know the power of prayer is real.
Saturday: Today we had tramites... they take forever. Later in the day we taught Jorge hes such a cool guy that wants to change his life since his little girl was born. I love to see that desire in people to change to start over. That is what the gospel of Jesus Christ offers everyone.
Sunday: FAthers DAy here in Bolivia! Jeremy's Baptism and we had tons of food today haha
This pday we had a zone activity where we all played sports and stuff. & had interminables (huge pizzas)
Love you all,
Hello Friends and Family!
Well this week was great! Let's start off with a quote that I really liked
it goes something like this '' The most effective tract we will carry will be the goodness of our own lives and example.'' - Pres. Gordon B Hinckley
I loved this because its's so true. The best that we can offer others is our good example, sometimes that is the best missionary work we can do.
So this was my week:
Monday: We bought glasses and rainboots! And also had an Fhe with the bishop's family. He is the coolest bishop and his family the cutest. We talked about the upcoming conference, had homemade pizza and played a game!
Tuesday: So today we tried to visit out conversa Lili but we actually took the wrong trufi and ended up in the mountains... the view was amazing so we didnt mind! When we made it to the river we always cross to get to her house we found it with water!! haha After looking around we found a few rocks where we could jump and make it to the other side. we felt so accomplished when we did!
Coolest experience of the week!
Wednesday: Womens Day! ''It's amazing the power women of faith have''- Pres. Gordon B Hinckley Today was a blessed day in urb. ecologica we contacted this place for the first time and we found like 6 new people to teach just today. Everyone was really nice and let us in to teach them! My comp and I were so suprised and decided to call that area blessed barrio. Carlos Orellana is one of them. He said he had never talked to any missionaries but he is in need right now. He wants to know God! He prayed for the first time! By our 2nd visit he had explained everything to his wife!
Thursday: Today we explained to someone the beauty of prayers. We pray directly to God and an intermediary to pray to him. He loves us so much that it doesnt matter what sins we've commited we are never too bad to pray to Him. Today we also started our intercambios with the Hnas capacitadoras Hna Hoffman and Hna Ordoñez! I stayed in my area with Hna Hoffman!
Friday: I learned so much from her! We're here on the mission because we know the gospel makes a difference in our lives. We live it each day and therefore we can testify to others with conviction and our words have power. She taught me that if we love the people we need to be firm with them. Testify and help them make commitments. Together we read The Profile of a Prophet... go read it its a really good talk that helps us see that God does speak in these days! That statement stayed in my mind and as we taught the Restoration I was able to mention it.
Saturday: I dont really remember what happened this day.....
Sunday: We invited many to come today! I think that for the first time I didnt get sad that most of our investigators didnt come but I was happy with whatever happened! 2 came and many menos activos we were hoping came! I lvoed the lessons of today and the manual for this year of President Hinckley's words.
To all missionaries he said: ''I cannot promise you fun. I cannot promise you ease and comfort. I cannot promise you freedom from discouragement, from fear, from downright misery at times. But I can promise you that you will grow as you have never grown in a similar period during your entire lives. I can promise you a happiness that will be unique and wonderful and lasting. I can promise you that you will reevaluate your lives, that you will establish new priorities, that you will live closer to the Lord, that prayer will become a real and wonderful experience, that you will walk with faith in the outcome of the good things you do.''
PDAY TODAY: we went to play wally and eat Mexican food with the zone!
Hello Friends and Family!
This week was a feast. We ate too much but also spiritually we had experiences that touched my heart. We met a woman that wanted to go to church for a while but she didnt know where the church was and had problems that didn't allow her to get there and she couldnt read the book of mormon because she was blind so when we talked to her she cried and cried and it touched my heart how much she missed reading the word of God and going to church. She needed it. It made me rethink of the importance of reading and going to church on Sunday. We will be taking her to church on Sunday! I wish you could of seen her smile. The book of mormon brings light into our lives, peace and joy. It doesnt matter what we are going though the words therein will penetrate our soul and comfort us. There is power in this book when we read to know it's true and ask God we will receive an answer. I love hearing the testimonies of the members here in Bolivia of how they knew the book was true. It strengthens my own.
This pday was a productive one we got ready for all the rain we are receiving here we bought matching rainboots, funky umbrellas and also glasses. We are loosing our sight so next week Ill send pictures of all of that.
The mountains are beautiful in our area!
Love you all.