Companion: Hermana Adama
Location: Ingavi- downtown Cochabamba
TRANSFER WEEK - being transferred to the Linde Ward
From Ingavi to Linde, but still in same Stake
Hola Familia y Amigos,
It looks like the fam had a great Thanksgiving and ate some delicious food!!
Thank you everyone for all the love and the emails! I have so much love and appreciation for everyone back home and for all the support that I receive each week here in the mission.
It's pretty crazy to think it's December because there is NO SNOW!! My mind can't really comprehend that fact right now but it's getting there slowly but surely haha. It's going to be one strange experience celebrating Christmas in the heat.
Well, we received the call for changes late last night and Hermana Adama and I were flipping out! I was pretty bummed to hear that I am leaving my area here in Ingavi and I will be going to the Linde ward which is in the same stake. So I am just comforted that I won't be very far away. I have come to love so many of the people here and they have become like family to me. But I know that my new area is where the Lord needs me to go and I know that I will find the same comfort there that I have here in this area :)
Maggy wasn't able to come to church yesterday sadly because she had to travel for work I think, but it just looks like we will have to postpone her baptism until next week. She is super excited to be baptized and she is still staying strong in her faith which is awesome! It's been such a cool thing thinking about the first time we ran into Maggy and look at how she has changed her life since then. In our first lesson with her she said that she has cancer and diabetes..and she was in bed for many days off and on and that she was going to go to Argentina for an operation in the middle of December.. but since we've been teaching her, she says that she hasn't been sick at all and that she doesn't need the operation anymore. What blessings we have seen with her and I know that Lord is helping her to be able to change her life for the better. :)
We had a really good lesson with Hermana Roxana yesterday and she prayed again correctly! We had told her earlier that one of us was going to be changed this week to a new area and she was really sad to here that but she shared with us yesterday her gratitude for everything we've helped her with and for the lessons we've had with her. She has really enjoyed us being in her home and I will really miss teaching her. It's been a slow process with her and helping her want to change her life but I know that one day she will change and realize the truth of this gospel. So be praying for her and for Hermana Adama and her new companion that they can touch her heart more!
One Bolivian fact for this week..
-The spiders here have 6 legs.. I'm not sure what happened to the rule that spiders ALWAYS have 8 legs... OH well, it's Bolivia! Haha
So as we visit and have lessons with members here, we like to bring Mormon messages and base our lesson off those. There is one video about a guy who has saved various birds and owls from being put down, because they had hurt wings. There is one owl that had a wing that was burned really bad and people told him that the owl shouldn't live because he has a hurt wing. But the guy didn't take that for an answer. He had the wing amputated and has taken care of the owl ever since. The man then begins to tell how he had a lot of problems with the cops when he was younger. One day he had to go and confess of something that he did, so he wouldn't be sent to jail for more time than necessary. He was put in jail for 6 months and in that six months he studied the Bible. Later in life, he found the church and he became a member and had repented of all the things he had done in the past.
The great thing we learn from this story is that Christ suffered and died for all of our sins and afflictions. He NEVER gives up on us. Even if we are a bit broken in some way. There is ALWAYS hope. If we have a friend that needs healing. we should never ever give up on them. Even if it seems that they aren't going to change or that they don't have more potential. We should be the ones helping them heal from their wounds and helping them realize that they have a loving Savior who payed for each and every one of their sins and suffered for each and every one of their pains. We just need to have faith and trust in Him.
Christmas is such a special time that we can spend with our families and friends. But most importantly, we need to be thinking of Christ and how we can become more like Him in this celebration of his birth.
I love you all and thank you for everything!!!!
Hermana Forsey CLICK HERE to see more pics from this week!