My missionary scripture is the one that’s like ´ I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (dad sent it to me in like one of my first letters:) I have no idea about my address changing. I received one of Elisa’s dear elders! I’m so happy because i get like a letter a week from either dad or her thing. I feel soooo soo loved. I’m so incredibly blessed. Thanks so much for everything. One of the ladies in the temple hugged me so much and kissed me on the cheek, and told me that she had a missionary out too. Love the missionaries, I have lots of mothers out here:). 2,000 islands??? dang trev! That’s tight! People say that with spanish we can come home speaking fluently, japanese and stuff they speak like I do in spanish after 5 months when they get home. Hard language, but you will love it man. AH tali going to school school?!? cray cray! BAHAHAHAHAHA the little red hen!!! I laughed out loud picturing it! That’s so great!!!! Very creative. I love it. wow.
So many incredible things happening over there in one week!!! good luck at
graduation tomorrow trev! brother taylor is the new stake patriarch?!?! Did the
other guy die? :( Congrats on the call to dad too! haha my advice is to be
friends to all. Sharing the gospel doesn’t need to be awkward. Just state the
facts! This is what life’s about! NOTHING else comes close to being as
important. So just remember that. They will recognize it. Have faith in God. He
makes things happen every day. Believe that He will make miracles happen in
your life and he will! I love the armies of helaman. Dang did they have faith.
A big part of faith is not doubting that God will deliver you or be with you
always. Look for it in vs 47 and 56 of chapter 56 in alma. and ch 57 vs 21 and
26-27. Ok while you’re at it turn the page to ch 58 vs 10 and 11. Good
stuff. I’m in love with the scriptures. Seriously anything you ever need to
know you can know from the scriptures and from prayer and answers from the holy
ghost--2 ne 32: 3 and 5.
Wow. trevs an elder?? Giving blessings and going through the temple??
Doesn’t seem real! He will be an incredible missionary though. I can tell. He’s
so obedient and he does what the Lord wants even if he’s never done it before
or doesn’t know how. That’s what God needs and what makes extraordinary
missionaries. Extremely obedient, hardworking and full of love. you got it man!
Ok so a week from today i will be in cusco!!! Time flies when you’re having
fun eh? My flight leaves at like 9 I’ve heard, so i will hopefully be able to
call in the airport if i can figure out a way. So I’m guessing maybe around 8
or 830 my time?? Who knows. Or maybe when i land. i love peruvians.
Everything’s like last minute or not completely planned. :) sooooooo ya i can’t
wait if it all works out! I don’t know how to use a phone card but whatevs.
Sooo i met my mish pres!!! He came to the ccm with the area 70s and stuff
cuz they had a big meeting and came and ate at our cafeteria and that’s his new
calling! He’s soooooo amazing! All 5 of us in my district just sat around as he
ate and talked to us in spanish. He’s so full of the spirit and he said that he
felt a really good spirit around us too. The altitudes super high so I’ll drink
that drink, he said the people are amazing. I also met Elisa’s mission
president!!! Its soo cool knowing that she’s soo close and real! hahah. He was
so happy to meet me and i asked him if Elisa’s doing well, hes like ´yes! She’s
the sister leader!´haha. There are 3 people from my district going to santa
cruz so hopefully they’ll get to meet Elisa! 2 white girls and an elder. They
are the girls that I’ve shared a room with for 6 weeks:), super funny. I can’t
wait for them to meet Elisa. They just have like that dead pan humor. So great.
Oh ya, i forgot to tell you that i was called to be the sister leader in the
ccm too! So I’ve had it just since last sunday, but it was cool cuz we wrote
all the new girls notes, and I’ve been helping girls with sicknesses etc with
oils n stuff. I have learned a lot from being the leader. It’s hard. you have a
lot of responsibility and you have to be a good example always. haha even
though i don’t do too much in the mtc, it’s been a really good experience for
me. The new group got stuck over night in the LAX airport cuz something was
wrong with the wing on their airplane! So i got up when they all got here and
helped carry stuff up the stairs. I remember how hard it was getting here and
everyone speaking spanish to you and not knowing what was going on and couldn’t
imagine how hard it would be coming a day late too! i told them how this place
Something for mission moms is that garments are SO cheap down here. Like 1.5
soles so like 60 american cents. soo good. I dont need any so i never bought
any. Our last pday was today. We asked the pres if we could all go to pizza to
celebrate our last pday. He worked out so many details giving us an extra hour
out so we could go to the temple, go shopping and go to pizza hut!! Pizza hut
was like a super nice sit down restaurant! Who woulda thought! I’m gunna miss
lima. It’s so great. especially now that I’m not like freaked out every time i
walk out of the doors or sit in the bus as it wizzes by the other cars like a
licking distance away(aka i could lick the other car if i stuck my tongue out
the window). i like the feel of the city and the run down houses. I’m sooooo
stoked to finally get to cusco though.
I feel like the first week here i learned spanish so fast, but now I’ve
started slowing down a bit. it’s frustrating, and nerve wracking, but tengo fe.
I’m just stoked to get out and really be a missionary. :) One thing I’ve really
learned though is that it doesn’t matter the title you have, you can be a
missionary every day. Like before i came out here i learned so much stuff like
how to listen to people and talk about the gospel with them and be friendly and
listen to the spirit that has helped me so much out here. Like more than i
would’ve been able to learn here in 6 weeks. aka learn something new every day.
Don’t let one day go to waste. You can listen to the promptings of the spirit
to help people. Helping people is the ultimate goal. Christ’s personality was
to reach outside himself and he did it every single day and in every situation
even when suffering on the cross. Our ultimate goal is to be like him, so let’s
constantly find ways to not complain and look outside ourselves. Gods goal is
´to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man´, let’s make that our
goal too eh? Obviously it’s the best goal eh? Help people, people!! :)
One of the guys that serves us food that we talk to every day we found out
isn’t a member. We asked him if he wanted to learn more and it was like a no
brainer yes. So all the sisters in my district talked to him after we got back
from pizza today and it was the coolest thing. He had a lot of weird ideas
about what we believe, and he knows the truth. People in the world just need to
see that we´re normal people. He said he loves to serve people. Like that’s
what he does every day, and he does it cuz of the good feelings he gets every
time he does. He also believes in a higher power. It was cool being able to
tell him that that higher power is God and he´s literally our father and that
he speaks to us today. It like blew his mind. It was cool feeling like ammon
teaching king lamoni and just relating everything back to him and having the
support of everyone testifying that they know for themselves. What a blessing
agency, and personal revelation are. God our father cares enough about EVERY
SINGLE person that he will individually give them an answer and speak to them.
If God teaches individually to their needs, we need to too. I’m so thankful for
all of the incredible things I’ve learned on the mission so far. soo much
learning in so little time. It’s incredible. It’s a trial of faith every day
and i love it. my faith has grown so much. God loves all of you! Keep up the