So this week was really great. It was a bit stressful though because the whole week we worried about cambios and who was going to leave. My compi found out she is leaving to Sucre and I am going to be with Hna. Rupp!! Im actually really excited for a new cambio and also because I might be killing her. (meaning she is going home) This week we got to sing for a special conference. My compi and I were really scared but we practiced hard all week and the Zone leaders got an Hermana to acompany us with the piano. I loved at the end singing ''Called to Serve'' all together and seeing everybody smiling and an old man in the front row crying made me cry too. Its amazing the work that we are called to do here in our mission. I am excited to work hard this cambio! I know there's so much for me to learn. I love Hna Silva and she helped me to open up a lot more and the experiences that we had together taught us alot and I will keep with me a little part of Ecuador and their sayings.
I love this quote ''Inside each of us there is a giant that fights with the strong desire to return to its celestial home''
This week was soo cool. To start off we had such a good pday we went as a zone to play beach volley and then had a barbecue at our pensionistas house. My sweet compi gave me an Ecuador shirt for my 3 month mark! so today she wore the mexico one and I wore the Ecuador one I tell her that if she has to leave this cambio we´ll take a bit of each other. My accent is becoming more Ecuadorian seriously its awesome. Thisnext Sunday we have a fireside the zone leaders signed my compi and I up to sign. We´re scared but it will be fun!
This week was good we had Zone Conferencia with Cobija and SAcaba so I got to see my mama and twin and that was real nice., Also got to learn a lotttt about diligence. I also had tramites and I am going to officially be a Boliviana!
I think I am getting sick because its starting to rain here! Which is great because we need water!
We played volley today but this was some violent way to play the Elders are too competetive anyway it was great. I am looking forward to this week but sad that cambios are approaching us and we both have a feeeling Hna silva is leaving ahh which means I would have to know the area real welll. Something sweet this week is that the ward got to hear us give talks on Sunday and I felt a greater love for them. Things are slowly but surely improving in the area and it makes me sooo happy! Im not sure why but I have been thinking a lot about the pioneers and all that they had to go through to help the church be restored and survive. I am very grateful to them for their courage and faith to be willing to give up their lives instead of denying what they believed.
Im so tired today so sorry if I didnt write alot.
LOve you all
This week was super cool because we got to go to the temple and we got to watch General Conference! Both experiences were super spiritual and I had so many questions that were answered with talks given but most amazing was that we brought investigators to the Sunday morning session and the talks were just for them because we had just taught them about repentance. I love the little miracles that we see in the week because there are days that my compi is not feeling well so it stresses me out but then we have great things happen where God shows us his hand very clearly. This week a man approached us as we waited for a truffi (transportation) and asked us about the church and we didn't realize till later that he was a pastor and he ended up contending and tearing down everything we believe and told us we are wrong and this was our opportunity to repent. It was such an interesting experience but I learned that my testimony needs to be strong. Unchanging strong to testify. I was scared but I kept hearing just testify of what you know and I did even though it was short and I almost cried but I felt the spirit confirm to me that what I said was true. It was an experience that I will never forget. I know this church is true because it was restored from the old times it is the same as Christ established when he was on the Earth and I know that we have His authority here on earth today.
I hope you are all doing great. Notice the little miracles in your life each day it truly makes the difference.
Pics: With my amigos ready for Conference (our pensionista and the people we teach that live with her)