First off, sorry I didn't have time to write last week. I went through three computers trying find one that worked! Also, shout out to Gama for the package, the candles are awesome and so was all the food!
This week was great. I had an intercambio with Hermana Cladera and that was super fun! She is honestly my best friend from my whole mission. Which is super weird because we speak different native tongues, but it doesn't matter. I really want you guys to meet her someday. She's seriously the best. She says thanks for the package. Also, we had a conference with Elder Uceda, the President of the area. It was awesome. He talked about how we have left behind the time of splitting wards and now we are in the time of multiplying wards. He said that if there are seventy people in a ward, that's a ward family, 150 is a branch and 300 people is a ward. He then talked about how we have to strengthen the wards down here. So right now that is our focus, strengthing the wards.
Things are going well with our investigators and we are in the process of finding new ones. Also, we're working a lot with the menos activos and converso recitentes! The Lord is opening up paths for us. I think one of the most important things I've learned is that I can't do everything on my own and the Lord doesn't expect me to. It is a good thing, because this is His work and before I was running around, trying to do the work of Hermana Willes, because I felt like I had to be the one to make everything happen. To be honest, I was lacking faith. But I've begun to learn that Heavenly Father does not expect us to accomplish the miracles or fix other people's problems, He just needs us to do our part and rely on Him so that He can do the miracles and the fixing.
The Familia Choque is doing really well. I love being here, the mission is the best! Seriously, I just love the ward I'm in. I care about them so much and I want to help them become a stronger ward!
Mom, I'm so excited for you and for Joseph to go to Nicaragua! That will be so awesome! I haven't been able to flush toliet paper in six months, sometimes I forget that it's possible in other places. But I forget a lot of things wouldn't be normal to you guys, like dogs in the streets and unpaved roads. Have so much fun! Try to pick up some Spanish, whenever you don't know what to say just say va a discupar. Bueno, no se si ellos dicen alla pero trate no mas!
I finally got that package you sent several months ago. The bottles of onguard were in the boxes and all the face wash and everything. Thank you soooo much. You're seriously the greatest! Have the best week.
Baptism of Josue and Luis Choque
Santa Cruz has been really cold and with the humidity it's freezing!
Just trying to stay warm!