1) Rousbell and Luis' baptism!!
2) Rousbell and his gf Carminic Theyre so cute awww
3) Selfie with them
4) Hahahaha strengthened
5) I saw her again!
6) White night :)
7) Interchanges with Hna Madsen! Shes so cute It was so fun to be with her for a day
So this week was great. Super tiriing but fun. The best part was the baptism. Luis and Rousbell got baptized! They are both really good converts. They shared their testimony after their baptism and I felt so happy that they both felt the difference and that they trust in God so much. I am grateful to be able to see the changes in people when they come to know the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ill write more next week :)
1) The best Cheese Empanadas everrr!!!!
2) The sun was too hot but we went up to Valle Grande this week ! The top of one of our hills
3) haha well my bestfriends are hats now
4) We made Tacos today with our pensionista
5) View from the top
So this week we had transfers! :( Its sad I love Hermana Christensen but its ok changes are to help us grow and stuff.
Well my new comp is Hna Celi shes from my group of missionaries and she is from Ecuador! She is great seriously! Shes diligent and super nice.
So this week was the week of miracles...
We found so many new people to teach and we have lots that want to get baptized! Its like ah what is happening??? I am grateful that God trusts us to teach his precious children. So some of my favorite experiences this week were seeing how God is aware and answers his children's prayers through us if we listen and obey to the whisperings of the spirit. We talked to someone on the curb that was crying and well its always a bit awkward to talk to someone that is crying but we felt we needed to talk to her. We asked if we could sit next to her and she said ''yea'' ha we talked about who we were and the message we share about Jesus Christ. She smiled but then cried even more when we mentioned that Christ truly understood how she felt, She told us what was going on and she agreed to have the missionaries visit her, shes not from our area but its ok. We walked away and when we turned back she was reading the pamphlet we gave her! She was not crying anymore and she had hope. I love how God works through us to comfort all who have faith and are desperately looking for help.
Later that same day, we met Emar. Hes a young man that somehow started to talk to us when the person we were looking for was not home. He asked questions about the church and we explained the message we share. He explained that he used to go to church and then felt ashamed from all he had done but he wanted to change, he began to cry when he explained how ashamed he felt and how he had dissapointed God. We were able to talk about Christ's atonement for us all. And how we were all able to come back no matter how far we've come. I loved talking to this young man and see him smile at the end! I have hopes that he with the help of the gospel will be able to get away from his addictions and change for the better and feel happiness and peace. Ah it was a great day really!
So I spent two days with hna mitchell again ! Because our cambios had to wait til thusday since there was a big celebration in Quillacollo about the Vigen of Urkupiña and my comp could not leave her old area. It was fun remembering old times.
With all of the appointments this week it was repentance and coming back .Its never too late to repent! I loved being able to testify to Jocelyn and Veronica and Emer that repentance is sweet and it works!!
Familia Espinoza is doing really good! Laura and Nicolas got confirmed yesterday and Luis is preparing to be baptized soon! We are stilll teaching her sister Amanda and her husband Cesar, they are having a baby! aww I love it! And we got to teach some more of them this week too! I loved doing a she at their home last night! Laura directed it and she did so great, shes growing up so fast! She did it all backwards but it was super cute :)
Rayza was a reference and we are now teaching her whole family turns out that her parents are less actives! Im excited to get to know them better. We just met their older sister Jeancarla this week and she came to church she loved the restoration and wanted to be baptized with her siblings on Sep 9th! She said she always wanted to be baptized the way Christ did:
We finally found the Matias Family home! The father Richard and Trifon his brother in law were so interested in the lesson asking quetions and expressing how much they wanted to come closer to Christ especially now that they had family. It was so cool, made me think about the Father of Lamoni! Once converted they will lead their families.
SO I was meditating a lot this week, and I feel so full. Full of purpose, happiness, peace and ready! I feel good Its hard to explain but I feel like life is great, like there is always a sun that comes out. Last week was hard but God is great and he answered my prayers and all was fixed. Trust in the Lord, plead unto him with Faith, do all that is in your reach and he will answer, I promise.
I love you all,
Siglo XX :)
1) So we learned how to weld this week!! haha
2) At Cesar and Amanda's kitchen they love us too much. Food!
3) When Hna Mithchell was with me this week! Love the transportation here
4) My New Compi Hna Celi. Its too hot now!!
1) Lindsey and Raul! Espinoza kids
2) Rayza Jeancarla & Walter came to church!!!
3) With Daniela Perez she is the best young woman investigator, she just needs permission to be baptized.
Well There are cambios :( Its so sad I love Hna Christensen too much but its time for her to leave the the 20th century or to say Siglo xx
My new comp is Hna Celi she is from Ecuador and also from my group but she goes home in Jan
Ill send pics next week with her.
So the week was crazy so much happened but my favorite part was definitely the baptism. Laura and Nico had the happiest faces and we all felt so much love.
It was extremely hard because their older brother could not be baptized but we were very happy for his two siblings that made a covenant with God.
So I struggled a lot this weekend but It has been a trial that is helping me to exercise faith and hope. I also know that God answers our prayers and comforts us in our hardest times. I felt that all day on Sunday as I read Alma 7 and a talk called Brightness of Hope and also in a Regional conference we had at church and at night meeting with the ward mission leader and our bishop. I know that God loves me and is aware of me and that when he answers our prayers immediately it is because we have done all that we can do. I felt that this weekend. I testify that Christ lives and that he suffered not only for my sins but for my pain and disappointments for my weaknesses and hopelessness. I know that we can be instruments in His hands to bless and help his children here on earth. Alma 26:3
Well that was my week. Love you all!
Take care and have a wonderful week!
1) Making cookies for the baptism
2-6) Laura and Nico's Baptism!!! They are the cutest I love them so much! They were both so excited and happy to be baptized! Even after all the things that happened that day.
1) Maria Belen a cute young woman we found this last weeks
2) Argelia another young woman we are teaching!
3) Another young woman Heydi! shes also super cute her brother is a member
4)Familia Guaman! They are such good investigators they just need to come to church!
5) Ride from the bishop home!
Hey there Family and Friends!
So this week was pretty awesome like always!
Familia Espinoza was our whole week haha kidding but yea we were at their house like everyday teaching all three Luis Laura and Nico.
So one of the days this week that we went to visit them their oldest sister was washing tons of clothes so we offered to help and she got so happy, we got to wash lots of clothes but after she felt so grateful that she invited us over to her kitchen to eat with them and we got to meet her husband Cesar and talk to them about eternal families and a bit about the church. At the end we asked if we could keep visiting them and they took a sec to look at each other and think aboout it and then Cesar said ''well I think that God makes a way for us to hear his word and if you guys somehow are here and we've met its for a reason so yes we would like you guys to keep teaching us''!!! Ahhhhh! She also said taht she was stuggling washing so many clothes on her own and that when we offered to help she felt as if God sent her angels to help her out. aww I know that when we help others we might be an answer to their prayers.
We are so happy because we are starting to teach all of their family members and its so amazing to see them all changed and coming to church! There is a light in their eyes that was not there before, and I know its because of the changes they are making in their lives for the better.
Today we had a ward activity of food! The best kind right. So there was all kinds of bolivian foods and then tacos hahah they wanted the missionaries to make tacos. But yea the best part was that the Espinoza family came and their sister and brother in law too. they had fun!
I love teaching this family theyre so cute and receptive and they are our miracles each time we visit them.
So since it was consejo this week also we learned a ton again from President Montoya. I loved 2Peter 1:1-11 but mostly verse 9. Ill let you guys look that up.
So also this week was Bolivias independence day on Sunday and so the whole week the bands practiced, we heard drums rolling all week it was pretty cool then flags started appearing everywhre! & on Sunday we got to sing the national anthem I didnt know any of it but We felt very Bolivian!
Life in the mission is the best I love it here, never want to go back haha kidding but I seriosuly love it here so much. The people we meet and how we get to see them change and find happiness is the best feeling ever.
Love you all,
Heres the pics
1) Pique machos minis for the food fair today!
2) Serving tacos today
3) With Familia Espinoza. We started to teach more of their family! Cesar and Amanda
4) With Carminic and her bf Rousbell whom we are teaching!
5) The bannana building in the Mercado Campesino on Aug 6th (Bolivia's Indep. Day)
6-7) Celebrating BOLIVIA!!!