This week was epc! So many things happened I dont have time to explain.
1) we had pday today because we went to the temple! The last time we got to see Pres & Hna Hansen awee
2) we ate yummy food this week but its our lasts sweets we are starting a better diet haha
3) we saw miracles happen as we served and were brave to talk to all.
4) today we went to the cristo on the teleferico (I dont know how to say that in english haha)
Our temple pictures came out cute and I tried this fruit called Chirimoya its really weird but really sweet
This week in Siglo xx was grand! haha for several reasons, well to start off my comp is super cool and funny. She's from Riverton Utah! and loves to swim.. not in the mission though hehe So Siglo xx is on the other side of where I have always been and it is amazing! seriously its so great! The area is kind of big, it is mostly flatland but we also have two big hills! the hills are my favorite its so different up there but also so crowded and the view is great. Really close to us is the laguna Alalay.
So this week we pretty much lived off of Oatmeal, becuase my comp didnt have time last pday to buy food so yea it started off well we had oatmeal, sugar and milk but by today in the morning the sugar was gone and milk so it was oatmeal without sugar yumm! haha you'll see a picture. But I had a way better lunch (something like subway) . Also this week we had to break down a door becuase one of the recent converts got locked out of her house.. putting our muscles to work haha Also (sorry so many alsos) Our house is always freezing! so when we finally go out the sun feels amazing! haha I sometimes maybe heat up my hands on the warmed up walls haha
This week we had to sing twice. First for the zone conference on Friday and then for a Fireside with the Stake and our mission President. For the Conference we sang a mix of I know that my reedemer lives and I love my Savior. Then for the fireside it was a Child's prayer. Both were super pretty. Its funny how many times Ive had to sing here in the mission and I dont like to sing haha
At the Conference we took a picture with Hna Hansen and it was funny because we didnt tell her what we were going to do and when we leaned in to kiss her she got scared it was so funny, you can kind of see it on the picture.
So, Familia Guaman. They are this cute cute family of 7 children. But the mom and dad are so cute. They are so receptive and they want so bad to get closer to God. This week they were going to travel so we were sad that we wouldnt have time to visit them but yesterday we passed by their house and saw that their truck was there meaning... they didnt travel! We knocked and they let us in! We got to read with them Alma 32 and explain. The dad understood that faith is not just believing but acting and he understood that just by reading. They came to the fireside even if late President got to meet them and talk to them about eternal families! Also just yesterday in sacrament I was able to receive so much revelation. I know that God answers our prayers sometimes in the most unexpected of ways or time but he answers and when he answers there is so much peace and joy. I loved a quote that Elder Balderrama shared in his last talk in the ward before he leave to serve in the Peru Chiclayo mission, he said, '' The lord says the most important things by simple things'' ...(I translated it so Im not sure if its ok) but I loved it and I know that is true.
I am so happy in my new area and I know also know I am going home in December. Ill be home for Christmas.
Love you all though, and hope you have a great week! Write me hehe
Hey there my friends and family! So yea I have transfers... but its only been 3 weeks with my comp awe man haha the craziest thing though.
So this week my comp got really sick (throwing up and all that) We took her to the hospital last night and they didnt let us out. We stayed there to sleep and we couldnt leave till today at 12:30pm. It was the most frustrating time ever. We told the doctor please let us go its our only free day haha But I love my comps positive attitude through all her health trials.
We joked around about escaping because my comp looks like she was in jail with her orange robe. We have funny pictures of when we were about to leave ''escape''
So today was a saying goodbye day to everyone that is leaving. My comp and I now have matching tshirts Que Viva Peru!
Also last night we found out that we have transfers.... ahh
Im leaving to Siglo 20 which is here in Cocha but in the southern part!! Ive never been there before so I am quite excited! I could possibly end my mission there but who knows. I will be meeting many areas there in the exchanges with the hermanas there! I am excited to get to know them better.
So my favorite spiritual experience of the week was when we taught Karen Camacho. She is a sweet young mom with 4 kids. We love her family and her kids like the gospel but we had not had the chance yet to visit her until this week. We taught the restoration. She felt the Spirit! And said she loved how much we talked about Christ and God, she was so willing to pray and read the book of Mormon. I felt so good like wow the message of the restoration makes a difference in people's lives specially families.
I feel a bit sad that our President is leaving. We have a new president coming at the end of the month and it will be very different but I also know it will be great! I just feel so grateful to have so many people I love here in Bolivia and the relationship I have with my mission president and his sweet wife.
Well that was my week and I hope that you guys all have a great one! Love you all
Well another week of miracles. This mission is a mission of miracles. Each day my comp and I are looking for the little miracles that God has prepared for us. So this week, where do I even start. Ok so we contacted a lot last week to find someone to teach and we did not find that many people but this week it was all made up. We were walking on Tuesday and I saw a woman leaning on the wall. I felt ''talk to her'' but I ignored it then again ''talk to her'' so I did a fast turn and asked her if we could share with her a card. She did not seem interested at all she looked sad and it was so hard to hear her talk but something kept saying stay longer. So my comp and I began to make random questions and ended up talking to her about how God helps us in our difficulties. Then out of nowhere she started crying and said that she was pregnant and that her parents wanted her to have an abortion. She felt so presured and worried because she did not want to. I felt the spirit very strongly because I then understood why I felt what I felt. We talked to her and I began to get frustrated when we didnt have any other way to contact her, no phone number or address... How are we supposed to help her? I began to pray to know what God wanted us to do for her and I felt just testify, teach, and reinforce her feelings to not do the abortion. We did that as best as we could and when we had to say goodbye I felt peace, I felt that we did what God wanted us to do and that now we just needed to trust in Him. We gave her a book of mormon with a dedication and our phone number, we pointed out the church and told her whatever you need please come and talk to us.
So this Sunday....we were in sacrament and Erik our ward mission leader comes in and gives me a ripped card with half of Jesus' face and our contact info on the back. He says''theres a woman outside looking for you two''. It was her! Gaby! she was holding on her lap her other baby boy. We talked to her and found out that she was brave to fight for her baby and its amazing how even though we are strangers she thought of us. God is great! All week I prayed for her to be brave and not do it, and that if it was His will that we could see her again. I am so grateful for this miracle and for the way God can work though us.
I know that if we listen and obey to the whisperings of the Holy Ghost we will be able to be instruments in His hands.
Another amazing miracle is that Rosemary my favorite person here in Bolivia is getting baptized this Saturday in Linde, my old area. I took a picture with her this weekend at a fireside with Elder Montoya. She is so changed and that is what makes me so happy, the light that shines in her face. I rejoice in the thought that our friendship will be eternal.
This week we toook care of the Hnas from the outside: Sucre and Tupiza! They came here for tramites and we got to be with them for a day! We had so much fun with them and took them to an awesome tacos restuarant in our area. Also, yesterday no one wanted to talk to us but a cute doggy with whom we took pictures with and declared him our loyal investigator that day haha.
Well that was my week! Hope you all have a great one!
Keep seeking the miracles in your days. & if you notice the little ones God will let you see the greater ones.
I love you all, take care