Wooow.... time is flying....can you all believe its already March?! I can't...
Well, this week was great. Super fast. Full of ups and downs like always. Man i love the mission:) We had the baptism of Karina on Friday...it was POURING but it was a beautiful day for her...she was very emotional. When she got out of the water and bore her testimony she started to tear up and said "when I entered the water, I remembered all the bad things I have done in my life. When i came out of the water I felt the love of my Heavenly Father and knew I had been forgiven." It was really special....
It's still been raining...last monday we went to the center to buy some things and go to lunch and ended up getting DRENCHED..it was wonderful...when it rains here the sewers overflow and its all just a mess:) haha loooveee it! It also makes our showers that much colder because theres no sun and its just the best....everytime i get into the shower I just think of it like a dare to jump into a freezing cold pool or something. It makes it more exciting. They told me that cold showers make you grow...i dont feel taller...just wider haha...
I've just been trying to enjoy every minute of the mission and make the best of every moment! I have enjoyed teasing my companion (shes a germ freak to the max and terrified of spiders hehe) we have become really great friends! We stay up late talking about stupid things and laughing. I'm just enjoying spending time with the people that I LOVE here....man i love it all!
There is NOTHING like this time in the mission....
i love you all! have a great week!
|I thought El Misti looked pretty...|
|Cute little peruvian dog...|
|A little of our pretty area.|
Well this week is changes...we don't have changes of course. I'm convinced I'm finishing in this area! But it was a good week...we really have some great investigators who are progressing great! Luis is getting baptized next week and the week after Karina! Should be great:)
Yesterday in sacrament meeting it was fast and testimony...I felt the spirit so strong as people bore their testimonies about family and love and the gospel. I was meditating a little bit in sacrament meeting yesterday about the word love....since its february and everything. I was thinking a lot about our Saviors love for us...and the love that I have for the people here...something so beautiful about the mission is the fact that you have the opportunity to love the unknown..to love people who are so so different from you. To worry about their happiness and their salvation. I think the purpose of the mission is to truly love the people you are serving. I remember at the beginning of my misison my dad wrote me a letter that said "where ever you go, go with your whole heart." That has stuck with me throughout my mission. I love my Savior, my Heavenly Father, and my brothers and sisters here in Peru. I love this gospel and the happiness that it brings me.
Thanks for all of your love and support.
|Yummy fruit....can't remember what it's called.|
|When we first met. |
|Christmas with my pens family FINALLY. It was so much fun to see how excited they were. They LOVED it!!|
|Just holding a chicken...|
|This sunset pic is dedicated to my dad. Sometimes you just have to take the time to appreciate the little things.|
|Spent the day with Menlove....we are the new assistants..haha JK!!|
|Exploring our area...LOTS of fields.|
|Niemela and I are Tiko drivers.|