5th Companion: Hermana Barzola (from Quintos Peru)
4th area: Sucre
sometimes it's a bit grave washing clothes by hand
Hola Familia y Amigos,
Dad, I'm glad you are finally feeling better! I feel like the bug got to me a little through internet haha. These past couple day I've been a bit sick with a cold. But nothing I can't handle! ;)
Sounds like life is just treating everyone well up there with the nice summer weather ;) Sucre has actually gotten super hot suring the day but the mornings and nights are pretty darn nippy. haha So it's a little interesting to be able to be in short sleeves during the day but need my wool coat at night.
This past week went really well and we were finally able to finish teaching our investigator Juan and get him baptised this past Saturday!! We have been praying for everyone's investigators with a baptismal date in our zone these past two weeks and I know that that had a huge role in the baptism we were able to have with Juan. He was soo happy and sure of his decision and it was cool to see how happy and shiny he was right after he had his interview and also at his baptism. I know he is going to be a very strong member and is a great example to his family and his friends.
Yesterday, we went to Tejar to go get Giovana again for church and also her mom, Eucebia. We got to their door and woke them up by knocking haha. They both got ready and we all went to church! That was awesome and Eucebia was super happy and felt very welcomed by the members. This past Tuesday, we went to visit her and we saw that she had a ton of clothes to wash so we grabbed a bucket and started filling up the larger washing buckets to start washing. We all washed clothes for about an hour and a half and by the end, our hands were actaully bleeding a little bit... yep, sometimes it's a bit grave washing clothes by hand haha but after that we went to visit another investigator with Giovana and we came back to take her home. We talked to Eucebia a little more and taught here a few things. By the time we were leaving she was starting to cry saying that we didn't have to leave. Sometimes it's hard to have to leave when our investigators are so happy when we are there but the great thing is that she felt our heavenly father's love through us and we were able to gain that confidence with her. We are actually working on getting her married so we need lots of prayers with that. We set a date as a goal for their marriage so we are really praying and working on that right now.
The work is great and the service is rewarding down here in Bolivia. I love this blessing and oportunity to be here in the mission. There is no other way to learn the lessons I have learned here and that I am still learning than being on a mission. I know that prayer works. I know that this gospel is true and is stronger than ever before. I know that as we are obedient to the commandments, we gain more and more divine power. Obedience is our armor in this world of war and iniquity. Don't ever be scared to do what's right, even if everyone else thinks it's "strange" or "different". Right is right and nothing can change that.
I love you all and pray that you all have an amazing week this week!!
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