This week went by in a blink of an eye. pucha makina.
(a little peruvian slang for you all) Last p-day was probably the funnest p-day I have had in the mission. We went to ilo and played futbol and volleyball on the beach with the ilo zone. SO FUN. I got fried but it was cool. Last night all of the sisters here in Moqueuga slept at the sister leaders house. Sleep overs aren't the same in the mission because all you want to do is sleep and you still have to wake up early haha soooo no pasa nada. This week was full of lots of good stuff.
On Thursday we went to Arequipa. I was able to go to the doctor and we had our interviews with president Zobrist (the best pres in the WORLD!) He shared his testimony about family history which really touched my heart. Interviews with him are always the best because we talk about whatever and then get to the spiritual stuff. He's just so laid back. He told me that I probably do have changes next week so I'm a little nervous. I guess we will see!
I don't have much to say this week but just wanted to share an experience I had yesterday. I have been feeling really frustrated and sad that I might have changes. Just feeling that maybe I haven't accomplished everything I need to here. You all know how much i LOVE moquegua. I have changed SO much here in my time here. I LOVE the people here. I love everything about Moquegua. I worked my very very hardest in this area. But yesterday I was just feeling a little down. So i knelt down to talk with my Heavenly Father and right before I even started my prayer a thought from my patriarchal blessing came into my head. It was just a moment when I realized how much my heavenly Father knows me. How much he loves me. He knows me better than I know myself. He answered my prayer before I even prayed. I guess what I want to share is that your Heavenly Father knows you. He knows your thoughts, the desires of your hearts. My mom was sharing with me a little about church yesterday about the song "I am a child of God" and how much the words of the song actually mean. It's so true. We have such a loving Heavenly Father and the more that we talk with him and come to know him, the more we will be able to understand his love. We are never ever alone!
I'll share with you guys a couple of super funny things that happned this week....The other night we were kneeling down to say our companionship prayer in the night before bed and I knew i was tired but my comp started her prayer and I don't remember anything more. I woke up in the dark still knelt by my bed hahaa. She said that she finished her prayer and said "amen" and I didn't move. She was feeling kind of bad like maybe her prayer wasn't good enough or something, but then realized I was sleeping. She said she tried to wake me up but I didn't move haha. My knees were sore the next day. Good times. Another funny thing happened when we went to visit hermano Luis Alfredo, he's my favorite. He doesn't have his knees or teeth and I LOVE teasing him because hes super serious. haha. He loves us. (we built his house for him with the zone) but we entered his house and it smelt SO bad. We both couldn't believe it. When we left we couldn't stop coughing haha it was so bad. So we went back a few days later to visit him and he said "hermanas! why didn't you tell me my house smelt so bad the other day?" I guess it had smelled bad for a couple of days and he couldn't figure out why...so he was searching around his house and found his cat, dead under his bed. It was probably the funniest thing that's happened. He said his cat had choked on a bone and died....I couldnt stop laughing. Maybe my sense of humor has changed but it was a good laugh.
Anyways, Peru is still crazy. My comp says i'm getting crazier every change. I think its probably true. I love you all so much! Prepare yourselves for general conference this week! It's going to be AMAZING!!!! talk to you soon!!!
I cut an elders hair....it turned out SO bad haha...funniest thing ever.
With my pensionista family. I LOVE THEM.
Just playing on the beach...my zone leader would not get out of my pictures.....