Hermana Lundy Willes

Hermana Lundy Willes

Monday, February 23, 2015

I'm so grateful to be His missionary!

Well, my last carnival in Bolivia! Crazy.  We just studied in the house and cleaned! It went by a lot faster this time!

Anyways, we’ve had a lot of miracles these couple weeks! Hermana Duckardt and I are really focusing on the miracles everyday that Heavenly Father gives us! There are always so many!

We’re working with a menos activo family that have gone to church two weeks in a row! Only to sacrament meeting, but still! It’s a huge miracle, because they haven’t come to church in years!

We are also working with another huge family of menos activos and little by little they are letting us teach them.  They are great too, a huge family of basically woman and their kids! 

Sorry this is so short, these past two weeks are kind of blurred together and I don’t really remember much! I promise next week will be better! but I love you all and I’m so grateful for the gospel! If there is anything I’ve learned on my mission is how much we need the gospel.  It blesses us and protects us from so many heartaches! I love my Savior! Without Him there really is no way to be happy or make it through! I’m so grateful to be His missionary!


Hermana Willes

Tarija, Bolivia Missionaries

Monday, February 9, 2015

There Really is Nothing Better than a Chapel full of Missionaries talking about Christ

This week went by so fast! I swear time just keeps going faster and faster! We had a lot going on this week, a conference and family history! All the sisters in Tarija do family history for two hours twice a week and it is literally the best thing ever! I love family history! I’m so blessed to have such wonderful ancestors who accepted the gospel and are such examples to me!

The conference was also so wonderful! I got to see so many of my companions and it was so spiritual.  We talked a lot about humility and the doctrine of Christ.  There really is nothing better than a chapel full of missionaries talking about Christ!

We’re still working with Jeni, our duena.  She is so sweet.  It’s really hard for her to understand the scriptures and so she always prays that Heavenly Father will help her understand and remember them better.  I just love her so much!

This week is Carnival, so I won’t be writing next week! But I love you all and I’m so grateful to be a missionary here in Bolivia, representing my Savior.  I came down here thinking I would be serving Him and helping Him, but really all He has done is bless me more and help me change and grow.  I love Him so much and I know that His gospel is true! 

Love you all!

Hermana Willes

Monday, February 2, 2015

I'm so Grateful for the Members Here!

Another week here in Senac! Slowly things are improving in the area!

We started teaching our duena de casa (landlord), Jeni.  She’s really sweet. She told us how she wants to believe in God and she doesn’t really know how to do that, but she wants to try.  It was so cute when she told us about praying, she was really proud of having tried and even told her daughter she has to start praying too! She hasn’t accepted a baptismal date, but we’re praying she will soon.

On Tuesday we went to the market that’s in our area and set up a table with juice and talked to everyone.  It was so fun! We met a lot of great people and were able to get a lot of references for other areas!

The sad part of this week was that we realized we are probably going to have to drop Hermana Lourdes.  She keeps all the committments except for going to church, but she just doesn’t understand why she needs to be baptized.  We’ve explained it and even prayed with her and we both felt the spirit so strongly, but she just won’t accept it.  We both left our last lesson knowing we’ll probably have to drop her.  It was so sad, but I know Heavenly Father will lead us to more people!

I’m so grateful to be a missionary and to be preaching the gospel! I’m so grateful for the members here, who are so incredibly faithful and who have all taught me so much! 

I hope you have the very best week!

Hermana Willes

Just a funny little part of  Lundy’s email to Steve last week that we thought we’d share.  He told her about the Superbowl outcome and asked her if anyone there knows anything about the NFL.  Her response:

That's a bummer about the superbowl! You will appreciate this though, here the people buy a bunch of American used clothing without knowing what it says usually and the other day my Bishop had on a Vikings shirt! I laughed so hard and when I told him that you are a huge fan, he got so excited and he was like “ Hermana, are they a good team?" and I told him “ No Bishop, but my Dad still likes them for some reason!” That's pretty much the only time I’ve ever talked about football with a latino!