Monday, February 3, 2014

pero aveces es un pescado‏

Greetings from Iquitos,
This week has been great, where to start, that is always the hardest
part of all these letters…Well, we have a ten year old girl and a 16
year old girl that are getting baptized on February 15, Kimberlith is
the 10 year old and she is absolutely adorable, she has wanted to be
baptized now for like 3 months but her parents are not members. Her
parents have a lot of problems, they fight a lot, but this girl is
just a ball of light all the time and understands everything we teach.
The 16 year old is Isabel and she is a niece of a member and she is
cute, she’s wanted to be baptized for a while now too. People just
keep coming into our path that want to get baptized and want to hear
what we get to say, it’s pretty cool. We had another single mom that
was gonna get baptized on the 15 also, but her family is really
evangelic. And one day this week we went to go visit her and she said
she didn’t want to learn about it anymore and that she didn’t
understand the music and basically slammed the door in our face. At
first, I was a little sad, but after I got this feeling that it’s not
her time right now, and my companion and I felt that when we first
taught her. So, esta bien
We also have a family where the father is the best, he wants
everything to do with the gospel, but the wife wants to leave for work
in Lima and they are three daughters. They are kind of tough but we
taught them and shared some personal experiences and she is still in
town. So, we are going to see if they are ready to get married and
We had a funny experience this week teaching Kimberlith, she lives
right next to the 1 counselor of our bishopric so her best friend is
the daughter of the first counselor her name is Chantelle. We were
teaching the Word of Wisdom and the word for fish in Spanish is
pescado, and the word for sin is pecado. Well my companion was
teaching and when she wanted to say ‘sometimes it’s a sin’ she said
‘sometimes it’s a fish’ so everytime we see Chantelle now she says
‘aveces es un pescado’ it’s pretty funny. I hope I explained that
alright, it’s hard to explain it in English 
We went on divisions again this week, but this week I was with a
companion that only had six weeks in the mission, it was a little
different, but it was good. It’s amazing how god takes care of you
when you need it the most. And puts the most perfect people in your
path to learn and grow.
Well, it’s still raining a ton here, I still eat a lot of rice with a
little bit of meat. There is this one food that I absolutely love it’s
called maduro frito. Which is basically platano when it is yellow
fried in oil. It’s probably my favorite thing here right now. Or there
are chicken restaurants everywhere here and last week our zone went
and ate at one and we got I don’t know how to call it but it’s cooked
chicken that is really yummy with fries.  yummm  can you tell I’m
I hope you guys have an amazing week!  Be in the moment, moment to moment ;)
Hermana Larsen

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