Thursday, October 31, 2013

Eigth week

Well I am pretty sure you will not be surprised when I tell you that there are a lot of drunks here in Peru. I have a great idea that would help them out economically and maybe just maybe make less drunks in Peru. They need to tax the heck out of all liquor! They can make a ton of money and the people here are pretty poor and will hopefully stop buying so much beer. Haha well thats my ingenious idea. Oh, and I forgot to mention that all the drunks here are bilengual! Haha well when I walk by they always want to speak english with me.. its kind of funny. Also, I want to thank you all for the letters I received last week! I received 6 letters, and needless to say I felt very loved. It was nice that they all came together! You are all the best family members, and friends anyone could ask for. I am so lucky to have you all in my life. Also, I need to share with you the highlight of my past week: Kraft Mac N Cheese! I spent 6 soles on a box because I was craving and it was the best decision of my life haha. It made me think of my poor BYUIdaho ways when I would eat it out of neccesity. It made me think of Kailey and how her and I when we couldnt eat anything else because we didnt have anything would eat that and chili. All I needed here was chili haha. Oh memories, they just make me smile. And, so.... remember how I am here on a tourist visa? Well they last 90 days and mine expires in 2 weeks... so I might have to go back to the USA and serve in a mission there until my residency comes through in Peru. But, we will see in these next 2 weeks I will either be in Lima for 4 days gaining my citizenship in Peru or I will be in Lima to catch a plane ride to America. I wouldnt worry much tho! The Lord knows that He is doing, and I will be happy with whatever the outcome. So I am pretty sure you have already noticed that this has been a really hard transfer for me. My companion and I do not get along, we had 2 baptisms fall through 5 minutes before the ordaninance, and we are struggling in finding people to teach. But, I do have one person who accepted a date! I have been teaching her since I have been serving in La Florida. She has been investigating the church for over a year, and wasnt able to get baptized because she wasnt married. But, she finally seperated from that man 1 month ago and she can get baptized! I am so happy because I finally feel like I am doing my job. She will be baptized the 2 of Novemeber. I love her. Her name is Katy and she is just wonderful. I am also teaching a little girl who is 9 and her name is Shira. Shes so sweet. Shes really poor but she is such a good daughter. She is always helping her mother in their little store which is their house. Their home is the size of my room. I am excited though, because she is progressing! She wants to get baptized and her mom is letting us teach her. We actually just taught her mom yesterday, and I think she might be interested in taking the lessons for herself! I am excited! I have known their family since I got here but it never occured to me to teach them. I am glad that the holy ghost prompted me to ask them if they were interested in talking to us more about Heavenly Father. Also... I love my pensionista! She is so sweet! She noticed that I havent been eating much and she decided to make me pasta twice this week! She figured I wasnt eating because I was sick of eating white rice, and potatoes. She was right! Haha I am so glad for her mothering ways and recognizing what I was in need of ha. Also... here is something funny that happened this week. I ate deodrant.. yeah dont judge me! It sounds a lot less dumb when you know why. I was eating an oreo during personal study, and I usually eat the cream seperately. After personal study I placed my book of mormon cover on top of my bed, and my deodrant was under it. I didnt know that though! I was putting on my makeup and after I picked up my book and saw what I thought to be oreo cream... I ate it and it wasnt oreo cream! I seriously almost died! It tasted so bad. ALSO BIGGEST NEWS OF THE WEEK. I FINISHED READING THE BOOK OF MORMON LAST WEEK! I did moronis promise again and I keep getting the same answer I got the first time I prayed about the divinity of the Book of Mormon. I love this book and I know that it is the word of God. My new goal is to read it in spanish and I am reading the New Testament in english. I am excited about this. Also, I am learning Quetchal which is the original language of Peru, and I am so excited! I am waiting for a Book of Mormon in Quetchal because some people here dont speak SPanish. I am excited to be trilingual! Also transfers are next week lets keep our fingers crossed for me! President told me that I might train and open a new area because there are 12 sisters coming in. He says I am ready.... lets see what the Lord thinks. I love you all!

hermana macias

14 But, behold, Zion hath said: The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me—but he will show that he hath not.
 15 For can a awoman forget her sucking child, that she should not have bcompassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may cforget, yet will I not forget thee, O house of Israel.
 16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the apalms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

me and shira! Sorry the picture is so bad.. there was no light so it makes the picture kinda bad. But isnt she adorable!!?

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