I’m sending a lot of pictures since the computer actually works here, so the letter is going to be shorter.Hermana Veronica. First baptism of someone I actually helped teach. It was really exciting to see her accept the gospel. She has had a crazy rough life and it is great to see how the gospel has changed it. It helped me realize that righteous living not only will bless us in the life to come but also in this life, no matter our circumstances. (Her dad is who we did the house building service for.)
|Building the house as a service project way up in the mountains|
was one of my favorite experiences of the mission so far.
This week I learned to understand a quote from one of the apostles that I hadn’t understood very well before my mission. The quote is, “A testimony is to be found in the bearing of it.” Now that I’m on my mission and have the opportunity to bear my testimony many times every day, I know what it means. I can frequently feel the Spirit testify to me that what I’m saying is true--pretty awesome.
It’s also incredible how we find new investigators. We just happen into them all of the time.
Sorry this is so short but I love you all!
|The BBQ was good (hamburgers) we played mafia after.|
It is a lot of fun to talk with the other Americans I know from the MTC.
I love when it rains here. It has rained a good amount this week too.
Everyone here is freezing because of the rain but I think it feels really good.
The cholitas have herds of sheep wandering everywhere.|
We just walk through the middle when they are in the path.
|pigs--less of them than sheep, but still plenty|
|Kittens at a recent convert's house. Their names are Runto and something else. |
We visit them 1 or 2 times per week and one of the kids always brings me the kittens to hold.