I’m so excited to be working here in Bolivar. We have seen a TON of miracles this week, it’s unreal.
I didn’t know it was possible to have so many meetings in one week but it’s something I learned….
This week has been the craziest ever.
Last Monday night President Larson called to break the bad news: (1) I was being transferred and (2) that I would be called to be a Sister Training Leader (hahaha biggest joke ever). I was so bummed to be leaving Cayetano and Hermana Valencia, but it’s all good….
My new area is Bolivar in la zona de Magdelena. My companion is Hermana Clark, from Bountiful Utah! My new area is so different from Cayetano, its way nicer and also HUGE, the ward is super great and the Bishop is so helpful already and I’ve only been here 1 week.
Hermana Clark ran track at the University of Utah, so let’s just say she loves to run and I do not, so it’s been an interesting week. hahaha, nah its all good though, pray that I survive.
The Hermanas de Palao (my previous zone) had a problem with their house and are living with us for like 2 weeks and it’s so fun. I was in the Zone Palao with Hermana Zaldivar for 3 transfers and she is training a new missionary Hermana Kilpack from Utah, so basically were just having a blast the 4 of us living together. And we go on splits every day so I’m having to learn the streets and members and everything really fast.
This week I reached 7 months in the mission and today is my 20th birthday so I feel super old. Today has been super fun though, including the peruvian tradition of smashing eggs and throwing flour at the birthday person :)
Not much time to say anything but theres lots of photos so hope that makes up for it.
This transfer has gone by so quickly, it’s insane. I feel like last week was when there were transfers but yeah, 6 weeks later here we are.
I’ve been here in Cayetano for 6 months, so more than likely I’m headed out :( I don’t know for sure but they’ll tell us tonight whos getting transferred tomorrow.
Basically, nothing exciting happened this week, just normal missionary things.We’ve actually been able to find and teach some really great people this week and 5 people came to church yesterday!! It’s the best.
11 But he that believeth these things which I have spoken, him will I visit with the manifestations of my Spirit, and he shall know and bear record. For because of my Spirit he shall know that these things are true; for it persuadeth men to do good.
12 And whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do good is of me; for good cometh of none save it be of me. I am the same that leadeth men to all good; – Ether 4:11-12
The Book of Mormon is so cool and I love this promise, that if we read it with an open heart, we’ll be able to know that it’s true. We will be able to see that it’s a book of scriptures, inspired of God, to help us become better. I’ve seen so many times in my life and especially here on the mission that there’s a great spirit that comes in your life when you read the Book of Mormon. so your challenge of the week: Read the Book of Mormon and just see how it can help you be better and do better.
Here are lots of pictures of the zone, our district, and other shenanigans :)
This week was loco, but they all are so I guess that shouldn’t be news to anyone.
We went to the temple with Humberto and Melissa!
We had a multi-zone conference and it was great! I got to see a bunch of the jokers from the MTC, my old companion, and people who had been in my zone before. Yay! My favorite part was a quote by Elder Anderson: Faith is a power that makes things happen that should happen¨
Faith is a power that makes things happen that should happen. – Elder Neil L. Andersen
It’s true that people have the agency to choose what to do in their lives, but we also have the ability to help everyone remember that at some point they chose to follow Christ and that by doing so again they will be infinitely more happy in their lives.
This week we have been contacting with the Book of Mormon. Asking people to choose any number between 1 and 531 (or however many pages there are in the Book of Mormon in your language) and then asking them to read the page of the Book of Mormon of the number they chose. Every single page of that book testifies of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father and it’s so powerful when the people can just read it and see that it’s the word of God. So, it’s been really cool to see that people are more interested when they can read directly from the BOM. (Missionary friends: try it out sometime, it’s way fun)
This week, I have been reading 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon when Jesus Christ comes to visit the Americas. It’s pretty incredible to be able to read his words and have another witness of Christ.
Through His life, suffering, death, and resurrection, Jesus Christ removed every impediment to our rejoicing and finding peace on this earth.´ -Elder Ulisses Soares.
It’s a blessing to be able to help other people here in Peru have hope and peace through the gospel of Jesus Christ