HELLLOOOOOO everyone! I dont have much time, because we dont knowif we have a interecambio or not. We have an Elder in our district that has been really sad, so Presidetn said that the another new Elder might come with us and we will see if we can help out. Thats could be fun!!!
A tradition here is that every intercambio you have to climb this mountain and take some awesome pics! So I was taking an elder up there and we climb up the first part and THEN he tells me he is super afraid of heights. At this point, we couldn’t turn back, so that was a little rough. I literally dragged him up the whole thing- the only way down was to go up then take the road down. Anyway, that was an experience that actually taught me a lot.
I am so happy to be here! We are working hard. I have been quite sick, so that stinks, but I’m trying to be positive. Elder Poma is doing really well, so that’s awesome. HE is progressing a tonnn!! We should have a baptism this weekend or the next so I am super happyfor them:))) I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Hello everyone. This week was awesome. I am NOT sick anymore so that’s huge. We actually had a bounadary change, SO our baptism for this saturday was in another ward, but we got to go see and it was AWESOME. I was so happy for him!! We are going to have another baptism the next Sat, so the Lord really is blessing us!!!
We had a seventy come to the mission and it was amazing! We got to go to 2 special conference with him – I learned a lot and was motivated a ton. We were taught about being worthy to have the placa (wear the tag) and how to be “representatives” of Christ! It was so cool he gave a lot of hard words to the disobedient elders. He spoke a lot about faith and the power to move mountains. It really impacted me and realizing that I have access to the power of God by knowing that He can work through me.
But yeah, my week was just working hard and lovig people…
You guys all know me.. I like to push myself hard. And sometimes I think that other people should be pushed exactly like me. With elder poma I was pushing him very hard for a few days and then I reallized that it was not helping. I realized that sometimes we can’t push people to success. BUT we can love them and JUST support them. It is something I wish I would have done when I was home.. but I have seen how when we JUST and ONLY support people and love them they can change and progress. Now, comparing poma with other elders —he is SOOO AMAZING!!! like he is doing SO WELL!!! I love this guy! He def has taught me more than I have taught him;) hahaha
I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!
Keep being GREAT examples for me!!!
Well I learned a LOT his week. Sometimes I feel like I am learning and then God is like “Hey, can you learn a bit faster?” HAHAHA
Sometimes the tests come and they come hard! We spent some of this week with Victoria and Josue who are going to be baptized on Saturday! We have been teaching them a lot and they are GREAT. I really have felt all of your prayers for them! I LOVE YOU ALL! Thank you!
We contacted a bunch and we got a lot of new families. I was in the hiospital overnight, but the funny part is that my nurses now are going to be investigators HAHAHA – gotta always stay on your game, no matter what.
I am fine now. I’ve had a few parasite issues for a few months and my body finally gave up and started an infection. Systemic strep, maybe? I was only there and on IVs for one night and I’m all good. I learned a lot from Poma. I was SO DEAD, like totally exhausted and poma comes in at like 8 am (I was ordered to sleep for a couple days) and every three minutes… “hey lets go work?” HAHAHA the same thing I did to him when he was sad and struggling to keep moving. hahahahaha
It was SO COOL, we would just go work until I couldn’t move. Then we would come back and after a few hours.. “hey lets go to work?” That has become our motto. Both of us have been pretty dead sick but “hey lets go work?”
We did spend an hour or so watching 17 miracles and literally both of us were BAWLING. Poma goes ” you know they had it a lot worse” HAHA ITs so true!!
We have been studying the pioneers together and how they ARE our Moses exudus story. Like Nefi and ALL of the other BOM prophets ALWAYS say “but I never forgot the hand of the Lord with Moses” Or “They forgot but I didnt”. I have always thought, “ok, but like WHO CARES? Live your own life.” BUT we realized that when the prophets or people didnt forget or ‘always remembered’ the Lord’s hand in the exodus, it kept them focused and on it. They remembered the blessings that come from obedience and it helped them stay righteous. The Pioneers are OUR forefather that we need to remember! And I love them. They amaze me. I feel like I could never be worthy to be with them. Their amazing examples of faith and love and patience cannot be forgotten!
We are working hard and being obedient and are seeing the blessings here
I love you all!! keep being awesome!!!! Also cambios happened and we are staying together:)))
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!
ALSO SHOUTOUT to Justin for finishing strong for his mission in Russia and returning with honor:))
pics from a paintball event: