Monday, December 1, 2014

He crecido como misionera‏

Buenas Días!
Well, where to start. This last week we had some fun experiences. We went to the caves last pday.  We had to walk up a lot of hills and in the caves, it was pretty funny, we were all walking on the dirt hill thing that was really weird and we were all asking what this dirt stuff was and then we all noticed that it was big piles of bat poop. Haha but it was awesome. These were different caves than the ones that we went to when I first got here. They were awesome J
We have an awesome family that is preparing to get baptized. It is a single mom and her two daughters. We found them with Hermana Resanovich. She didn’t seem like she wanted much to do with the church so we stopped visiting her. Then Hermana Centeno came and we were walking and I was guiding her through the area, and to be honest I had no idea where to go and who to visit. Our appointments weren’t home and so I asked Hermana Centeno, I was pointing to two houses that were old investigators that we had not visited in a long time. I asked her, ‘which one?’ and she pointed to the house of this family. We taught them and it was super different. She listened and was all about going to church and everything. Then my companion went to go visit her when we were on the work visit the other week and the family was not okay. They were having a ton of problems. Apparently the mom had a boyfriend that was abusing her daughter in many different ways. He was super abusive with the family. We started to focus on them more and now the boyfriend is in prison and they are going to get baptized in December. They are amazing and the mom will just call us to talk and when she wants to see us. We seriously have a special part in our hearts for this family J Angels are guiding us J
We found some more people this week that we feel are going to progress really well. We love our area so much. Oh! I don’t  know if you guys remember a family that we are teaching that the husband is really sick with cancer. Well, we went to go visit them the other day and he is getting better, he is talking and he is wanting to eat and wanting to pray, it is awesome. We are seriously witnessing miracles in our area every day.
We also had an activity this last week with recent converts where we watched a video and we had a testimony meeting and we ate a ton of ice cream! It was so much fun! There was a ton of ice cream! Maybe that is why I liked it so much. Everyone in the branch makes fun of me because I love ice cream so much J
Also Friday we had a meeting to talk about our investigators and the branch and everything with the elders. After that is was sport night in the branch, so the elders and my companion and I played volleyball and basketball and soccer. It was super fun for the members and for us! We were playing in our skirts and everything, I love being a missionary J
We had a pretty hard experience this last week with a less active family of the elders. We were walking in our area and talking with our mission leader and suddenly the elders called and were super serious and said we had to go straight to the branch president’s house and tell him to call the elders. We ran to the house and the president called them. What had happened is the boyfriend of the sister was abusing the daughter, terribly; this girl is 14 years old. It was super hard on all of us as missionaries, so the next day the four of us went to her house to visit them; they live super far away, like 20 minutes in motokar.  But we went and visited them and the elders gave them a comfort blessing and my companion and I talked with the daughter and they are a lot better. It was great. The spirit was super strong and I am so grateful that we had this experience. God seriously guides us as missionaries and trusts us with these people.
I hope everyone has an amazing week! Today is transfers. Everyone pray that I am not going anywhere!
Hermana Larsen

I love these kids!

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