Hola Familia!So the big news.. are you ready for it?? I am training!! Yep, and guess who is my companion? Hermana Choque from La Paz, Bolivia! So I have a Latina which I am really happy about cause I know that is going to bless my Spanish more. I am really happy with all the changes. So we found out transfers Tuesday night and then I had to leave Wednesday morning for Santa Cruz to meet my hija.. I didn't know who I was training at this point. Us trainers from Tarija and Bermejo.. me and 3 others elders (once again I was the only hermana, its always really weird when there are no other hermanas with me). We arrived to Santa Cruz and Pres. Willard had a little meeting/training with us trainers. As he was talking I felt a lot of comfort. He was saying how he prayed a lot to know who should train this transfer and how he has a lot of faith in us. It made me feel good cause I felt way inadequate to train (still do). But it´s cool cause I know that he is an inspired man and he received his answer through the spirit which means that not only Pres. Willard knows I can do this but God knows too. So that really motivated me. I really really really want to make my Heavenly FAther proud with this transfer and also be a good trainer for Hna Choque. At the end of the meeting Pres. Willard asked that me and another Elder share our testimonies. I was actually really grateful for the opportunity to give my testimony. After the meeting we receieved our children! haha there were only 7 hermanas in this transfer. Hna Faulk is training tambien so it was cool to see her. Anyways we stayed the night in a hotel and then left the next morning for Tarija. We had another layover in Cochabamba and guess what happened.. yep, our plane was delayed for another day AGAIN! Cochabamba is cursed. But we weren't able to go to the temple this time so that was a bummer. But we walked around for a bit and then stayed at a hotel again. It was actually really fun. We were with 5 other elders. We also played what if in Spanish (que pasaría si...) hahaha so that was funny. Finally we made it to Tarija the next morning. Oh yeah and we ate llama meat for dinner at the hotel... it was chewy.
This Sunday Demetria came to church again and she brought her little sister (17 years old)! We went to pick her up before but she wasn´t ready so she told us she would meet us there. So the Sacrament had already passed and she wasn't there, and neither was the Familia Hidalgo. I seriously was holding back tears I was so bummed and sad. And then they both walked in and I can´t even express the happiness that I felt. It was fast Sunday and I was so grateful for all the testimonios of the members. Seriously now that I am in a mission I realize the importance of testimonies. they are so powerful! so church was great. We invited Demetria to baptism this week but she wants more time so we are going to work with her.
It´s cool cause as a missionary my desires to share this Gospel with people has grown so much. Before I was a little shy or embarrassed or uncomfortable to talk about jose smith, profetas, the word of wisdom etc. But now I don´t even care, I want to talk about it cause I KNOW it is true and it is what brings us happiness and more important SALVACION. why can´t everyone just accept the Gospel?
Oh yeah I dyed my hair darker. I had horrible roots so something had to be done. After I dyed my hair I realized I wouldn´t get as many whistles or cat calls and I was actually really bummed. But I still get whistles and what not so I am happy. I think this is the only time I will ever be thankful for pale skin.
Moroni in Tarija!
Going to Conference in the back of a truck.. only in South America.
This is at conference with her Bishop and family.
If you look the symbol thing, it is the lions club. Thinking of my lion´s club padres!
Hna and Pres Willard and me and Hna Choque in SantaCruz.