Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year Family!!!!!!

It seriously was the best christmas present ever to be able to talk to you all. i loved seeing your blurry faces more than anything. this week was so weird because of christmas and because of our trip to Huanuco. no one was in their houses!! but everyone as in the members were so nice to let us crash their christmas. we got a can of fruit cocktail some chocolate. and a ring. and lots of tea haha. but im grateful for how humble these people are yet so giving. i hope you all had an amazing christmas!!
so some exciting news is that Johnny is legit getting baptized Saturday!!Everything is ready. but i dont want to jinx anything so just pray really hard. he is such a good guy and im so excited for him. he really has changed and i love that he can see it too. he knows whats right. yay!! 

(pet frog that died)

we also had miracles happened. we were looking for a less active and were knocking doors and found like four other families of less actives. its kind of crazy but im so glad that we were able to find new people. God really does put people in your path. 

I hope you all have such a good new year! I cant believe its 2016 and i cant believe i wont see you until 2017 haha.. but only like two weeks after 2017 starts. im excited for this new year to better myself and my commitment to follow the savior. i hope you all make new years resolutions and actually strive to follow them!!!!

(Hermana Delgado and Amanda)

I love you all and will skype you in 5 months. you all better be there. but im grateful for this mission and the gospel. we all can be better and the gospel helps us do that. i know that with all my heart.

Hna Rasmussen
(water in Cerro)

(Amanda's current area)


Tuesday, December 22, 2015


family i cant wait to skype you this week!!!! i am so excited! right now i am in Huanuco with Hna Holland... all of the missionaries from cerro were allowed to come to huanuco for a conference of christmas with president. we were allowed to stay with hna holland and let me tell you it was such a joyous reencountering. sorry dont knjow how to speak english anymore. but i am sweating again haha. and i dont want to go back to cold cerro but oh well.

the sad news. we didnt have a baptizm.. we need to wait a little bit and then hopefully it will happen eventually. i know jhnny is really prepared and wants to be a member. but everything happens in the lords time.
so for huanuco we had to buy a five sole gift. and i bought a frog.. haha and it was the hit of the party!!! and i got nice pringles in return... haha!!! it was so nice!!! president was laughing at my gift really hard. hopefully his new owner is a good person. im sure he is taking care of him. 
This week we had divisions for the first time. i was with our hna leader hna crawford. it was so nice to see someone elses area in cerro but its very differnt. we have the crazt hectic markets and they have the really quiet suburb area. but its fun to be in the city. 
also a member said something this week that really hit me. he comes to church but isnt completely worthy to partake of the savrament. he owns one of the most popilar restaurants in cerro. he told us how much he missed the holy ghost. hes like i miss having that constant companionship. i would rather have that constant companhionship than 1000 of my restaurants and their money. that hit me so hard because as members we always have the spirit if we are worthy. right? but we dont realize it until we miss it. so are we taking advantage of it? are we listening to the spirit? i hope you are all really using him as your guide because thats what he is there for. im grateful for the spirit and its guide and this christmas time. i love you all and cant wait to talk to you!!!!
Hna Rasmussen

Monday, December 14, 2015

Is It Wonderful For You?

family!!!! feliz navidad!!

Oh how i miss you this christmas season but it doesnt even matter. i love you all so much and hope you are enjoying the real white snow. not this random wet rain like here in cerro de pasco. So guess what. we are having a baptism this week!!! i forgot to write about him last week but his name is Johnny and he is really great. he alrady had such got values and norms. But he is ready to be baptized. we have taught him all lessons in the past two weeks and he always comes to church and activities without hesitation. it really was so easy. i feel like i didnt do anything besides talk about the gospel. hes a really good young guy. im super excited!!!  
This area has really opened my eyes. there is so much poverty here. its sad to see little kids living like this but it has made me even so much more grateful. im grateful for a loving family! im grateful for my parents to help me do whats right. im grateful to live in AMERICA! Im grateful for the knowledge and hope i have in the gospel. im just grateful that i can be happy. that i know i can choose to be happy. i love life. i really do! 
so i was reading this talk titled is it still wonderful to you? by bishop gerald causse. it really made me think. So im asking you all a question. is the gospel still wonderful for you? are you still learning new things? do you look forward to new things? or going to church? if not then you need to figure something out because this gospel is full of learning. it never ends. it is beautiful!! it is amazing! It is something that helps us in every single aspect of our lives. Find a topic you want to study and study your little heart out and fall in love with the gospel!! But yes it will talk time on your part. you will need to be diligent. and hard working. but this gospel is a blessing. enjoy it! take advantage of it!! Be HAPPY!!!!!! i cant wait to talk to you on Christmas. i LOVE the gospel and i love you all!!!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Where In the World Am I?

Hi family. so i guess ill start with my last week in Huanuco. it was a beautiful week and it felt like everything that we worked so hard for two transfers was paying off. people came to church and others started to change and do their compromises. then we had transfers. and guess where i got sent?? yep thats right where i thought i would never go. CERRO DE PASCO!!! the highest city in the world and the highest stake. its so high that i seriously cant breathe sometimes. its kind of scary. but there are so many up sides to cerro!! i never have to shower. we dont even need a fridge because its so cold. i never have to do my hair. and also i can wear the same thing over and over and no one even knows. its really hard work here and it rains and snows every day but i guess the gospel really isnt for the weak right? also my new comp is Hna Delgado from Ecuador. I prayed for so long that my new comp would have patience with my spanish. and guess what God answered my prayer. she is so patient with me and i love her sooooo much!!! she really is an amazing person. and an amazing missionary. and im excited to learn a lot from her.

So everyone here thinks i am hna Rapunzel. no one can say my name. i bore my testimony in the church yesterday and they introduced me as Hna rapunzel. its kind of funny. so these two little boys straight uo believed it. they asked for my autograph! then they thought i lived in disneyland and asked me all about the other princesses. haha it was cute. i really struggled the first two days when i got here but ive been praying so much for love and i can testify that the scripture by moroni about charity is true. if you pray for love you will recieve it!!!! ah i really like cerro. I just miss my comp hna Hollland. because she was my best friend but no importance. i just love the work of the lord. He knows what he is doing. im not doing anything it feels like. i love you all so much and cant wait to talk  to you in like 18 days!!!! have a good week and listen to christmas music for me! i miss it a lot...
Hna Rasmussen