well family... i am officially getting home thursday at 2.30... i really hope you will be waiting for me and that i wont pass through the awkwardness of getting home and no one is there. im super excited to see you alll!! and im hugging mom first haha. see you very soon.
well family. im here just about ready to go to Huancayo once again.. then ill go again on saturday to end the mission. im ending the mission. its sad to say but this week is my last week of using my power and authority that God has given me. im so glad that i have had this time to learn and grow. i know that it doesnt end here though. it keeps on going! thats the good thing about life.. is that we are always growing and learning and experiencing things. Thats why we have a savior. we can be better people through Him. and only through Him. im grateful that i have grown closer to him and have learned a lot more about who He is. i know im not perfect and ill never be. and i know that i dont know everything but ill keep striving to know more and more how i can be perfected through Christ. im grateful for the people i have met. the companions i have had and the trails i have lived. i know that this time is beautiful but i also know that there is beauty in every time of life. i am super excited to see you guys and share with you all everything i have seen and heard and lived. the lord is mindful of us as his children. we are soooo loved and we take it for granted. keep moving forward. i know that when we honestly get sooo tired and feel like we cant anymore thats when the lord helps us and gives us another boost. lean on him. he will help.
honestly this week was a disaster. lots of problems and i almost got emergency transfered... the last two weeks of my mission!! but i talked to president and he let me stay. i really dont like being a leader but it has taught me a lot. i realy am glad im back in my area because i only worked there friday of this week. im trying to give it my alll. its hard but i just have to remember that such little time is left. im so excited to see you guys sooo soonn!! i hope you are too. i love you all.
it was sooo amazing to talk to you guys! i loved it so much. i cant wait to get home and see you all. itll be such a beautiful experience.
a lot of things happened this week. we went to do divisiones in cerro de pasco and it was sooo amazing! i saw a lot of the people up there and they all rmembered me! that was a releif haha and i just was soo happy to see that miguel was still going to church with his mom josephina and he is dating one of the girls i was rescuing,... ahhh i hope they get married and sealed in the temple. it would be the cutest thing ever.
we had a multi zone and it was so amazing to see the video that you guys did. i did cry. it seriuosly made my whole christmas. thank you! and thanks grant as well for doing it there in mexico.i love you all!
we did a super fun activity. we went to a shopping mall and contacted outside. the elders dressed up as the three wisemen and a gringo as santa clause. every kid went crazy. they were so excited to see papa noel. they all wanted photos. we also wrapped books of mormon with our tstimonys inside. we gave them all out. my comp and i talked to 96 people... in like 3 hours... it was soo fast! but i jusut hope at least one person gets baptized from our activity. it was fun. i lov christmas and i love that we can remember christ. i love this gospel. im grateful he was born
can you guys believe that i have only one month left??? only four weeks of giving it all ive got. where did time go? what is happening? im scared to come home and see you all. please just dont tell me ive gotten fatter. i already know and itll make me sad haha. or that ive gotten older on the mission. i also have lots more wrinkles. but im excited to see how everyone has changed.
this week we have met a lot more people. its kind of crazy when you really start to talk with everyone... we should be talking to everyone and there are hundreds of people that walk by us every single day. none of them know the gospel. but i have read a talk that i really liked. it was about being genuine. by uchtdorf. its really true that we should fake who we are. that doesnt allow the atonement to work in our lives. if we are letting christ to really take place in our lives then we will become better and better. there is another talk that i read that i also liked. i think its called what more i lack? we should be asking the spirit in what we can improve and he will give us specific answers. i know that it is true. we may be humble enough to ask but not as loyal or faithful to follow the divine council that the spirit gives us. ask god in what you can all improve. he will tell us. its really cool! and its a very personalized answer. he told me something tiny that i do that is holding me back from progressing. because maybe we all read our scriptures and maybe we all pray and go to church. but there are always little things we can improve. and once we improve the first thing we can ask again and improve something else. read this talk and ask god in what you all can improve. it really is sooo cool!! i loved studying this week. i just feel like i learned so much. im so sad my time is coming to an end but come what may and love it right??? i love you all
this week! well it seems like after a baptism you are always starting from 0. we contacted 101 people this week.. and that is our goal to keep contacting at least 100 every week. hna cañari is great. she helps me sooo much not be trunky. i cant be trunky,.i have to give everything i have! i cant believe that literally only a month left i have... wow. but im grateful for the time that i have had. we have found a lot of people but are still waiting to see how they wil progress. today we drive to huancayoo... another 6 hours. another training haha.
so the relief society president said i have this little handouts to give to your visiting teachers if you are going to visit your sisters this week. she held it up and it said a savior has been born.. or something like that translated with the star and the manger and the three wise men. an olld lady like super old lady raised her hand and said but sister... christ was born in april. it was soo funny! i dont even know why but it was super funny. the teacher just said thank you sister and kept talking. haha!! well at least we know she is studying hah.we laughed forever about it.
well i hope you all have a super amazing week! keep doing something every day to get to know your savior. oh about that. we read that on one day it was help donate liek crutches or something like that? help people walk i think? and as we were walking past this evangelica church which sing and shout hallelujah and everuything we see this old lady getting out of a taxi. she cant get out. so we help her and help her walk to her church. we walked in the church and everyone just stared at us like how dare you be in our church. but we had to help the old lady! no one else helped her.. not even until we walked in and almost helped her sit down but another old lady came over and finally took over. the looks on their faces were priceless. but jesus helped the people walk and so can i.
she got baptized!!! camila got baptized... i cant believe it. she got her moms permission and her mom even drove to the jungle to get her dad to sign the permission. fasting works!! i cant believe it. it was a beautiful day. and she even went by herself. her mom didnt show up until after the closing prayer and her dad was still working far away. she went. camila is amazing. she has changed. shes only 12 but wow i have seen such a big change in her. and it was beautiful because i finally was able to see some what of our fruits of our labors with hna esparza. we had cambios today and she left for hhuancayo.. im going tomiss hna esparzaa lot.... like a lot a lot but now i have hna cañari.. shes from peru but has lived in argentina her whole entire life. the intersting part is that shes 27.. shes old but sooo so sweet. im excited to be with her and see what will happen my LAST TRANSFER
i cant believe that time is coming to an end. what has happened? but hna cañari is going to kill me...and we have two more hnas. so we are officially in charge of 12 hnas. they are the hnas in cerro de pasco... so you know what that means? we get to do exchanges in cerro in my old area!!!! i get to go see all of them and say bye.. can you believe it??? i cant believe it. but im so excited. but its going to be a reallly really fast transfer and the next thing i know ill be in the wintery cold utah. but im excited. im offficially only 6 weeks away from getting home. ready or not family here i come..
i cant send pics because all the computers here have viruses and im afraid to love pics... so ill just wait until i get home.