Hermana Meza eating a salad
Las Hermanas having a Mexican lunch on p-day
More pictures of the Hermanas eating out on a p=day
Hanna and Hermana Meza
Hanna eating anticuchos (Peruvian specialty – Fried Cow Hearts)
Up close view of anticuchos
Hanna getting her hair done by Hermana Meza for her birthday (Big #21)
Hermana Meza gives her some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Hanna gets a birthday cupcake
A little birthday surprise from her ward in Lima.
Her birthday cake
Hermana Hunter gave her Jif Peanut Butter and Nutella for her birthday
Happy Birthday Hermana Bruns card
Hermana Meza from Honduras (Hanna’s last companion before she goes home)
The cat peeking through the church doors.
Twins with Hermana Mackey
Hanna on the 14th floor of a building
Hanna and her name tag
Hermana Mackey and Hanna
Trash kept on the rooftops of the buildings
Hermana Bruns – La Iglesia De JesuCristo De Los Santos De Los Ultimos Dias
Hanna’s new hairstyle for the day
Hermana Mackey not too long before she went home
How was your week? Mine was good. No one got baptized yet. We are still working with the older lady named Carmen to get baptized this week. She didn’t come to church yesterday because she was sick so her baptism will be rescheduled until she goes one more time. I hope she will! She is such a sweet lady though. She is great and loves doing service for all the old and needy people. She cares so much about the under privileged and justice is the best. I have really learned a lot from her. She is very wise and just wants to do the right thing. We just need to strengthen her testimony on the restoration.
The president is changing lots of things in the mission. This week we had mission counsel. It’s where all the zone leaders and sister trainer leaders and the assistants and the President and his wife get together to discuss matters and issues in the mission. I was SO scared to go because we didn’t know what to expect but it was fun and we talked a lot about the goals and plans we make as missionaries. I love our president and his wife because they are VERY humble and that makes them wise. They rely lots on the opinions and ideas of us missionaries and not just what they think is best. We all contribute and thats what makes it a counsel. I loved it.
An older guy in the ward has been giving us lots of referrals and has been SUPER excited about missionary work. He shows us around to all of his friends houses and presents us to them. the other day we went looking for a friend he was going to show us and we met some drunk people. Una senorita came up to my companion and gave her a hug and she was pretty drunk and just smiling. Once she saw that we were missionaries, she started talking about God and how He is important. She was funny.
This week we got to learn how to make 2 Peruvian traditional desserts: masamora morada and arroz con leche. I don´t like either one of them but have wanted to learn how to make them for a while now because that’s what everyone eats for dessert! I will make them at home so don’t worry.
This week we went to visit people with a member and he showed us to a bunch of different people’s houses. Before the night was over we went to visit a less active that had come to church that Sunday and seemed completely fine. We went to her house. She told us up front that she has permanently separated from her husband. She lives with her mom and has 2 young kids. She started to cry and talk for 2 hours to us. We just listened. The member that came with us was a priesthood holder and was able to give her a blessing of comfort. We just listened for 2 hours!! But I know she needed that from us. Even though we had never experienced going through what she is going through we were someone to listen to her and bare our simple testimonies. This experience made me feel closer to the Savior because we felt impressed to go visit the Hermana. I know the Spirit works through us to bless others! Also as we listened to her and I kept getting impressions as to how to help her. I felt impressed to talk about her ppatriarchalblessing and about an Jermana that went through the same thing earlier.