Monday, February 1, 2016

Week 24

January 25, 2016


Wo this week is transfers... we´ll find out tonight if I'm still in Tarapoto for the next six weeks!!! We´re all super excited because they're adding two new sisters to the branch I'm serving in, so there will be six of us in this branch, four sisters and two elders! It's gonna be a blast if I'm still here :)

A bridge we had to cross in our area!  (JK ... we have to walk around it!)

All the sisters in our zone in our last zone meeting before transfers.

Let's see ... what happened this week... my camera still isn´t fixed... but luckily I have some of the pictures Hermana Inca took! I can't take my camera to get fixed this week in case there's transfers, but hopefully within the next week it will be fixed! 

This week was the last week of our district leader.. he goes home today! So we had a little party in our missionary correlation meeting. We basically just ate cake and drank soda haha. I brought redvines to share, and all the Peruvians were obsessed with them. They couldn't stop eating them!  We also made a little tombstone for Elder Huamanraime (our district leader) that said RIP, since he´s "dying" haha. When he saw it he quoted that one scripture from the Book of Mormon that says "eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die" hahahaha!

Elder Huamanraime's farewell party!

What else? we went to visit a less active who had a giant pile of pamphlets of lesson one, and we were like "where did you get those??" because usually only the missionaries ever have them.. but apparently she bought them in the distribution center in Lima. We were actually running out of pamphlets at the time, and we asked if we could take some, and so naturally she gave us the entire pile.  So then the entire day we kept quoting James 1:5 saying, "if any of you lack pamphlets of lesson 1, let him ask of Hermana Ruth, who gives to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him".  After that it just changed into this big huge joke that we use all the time. There's this one member that always buys us food when she comes out with us to visit people, so we always said "if any of you lack food, let him ask of Hermana Maruja, who gives to all men liberally and upraideth not and it shall be given him"!  You have to find the joy in little things!  

With Hermana Ruth

Hermana Esmila and her daughter came to church again yesterday! whooo! now were going to go visit them this week and try to set a date of marriage, since Esmila is not married to her husband... the only problem is that her husband is an alcoholic who is never home and never does anything, so we don't even know if she wants to marry him, but we´re going to talk with her this week, and then i'll let you know! whooo!

With Hermana Alic and her sister Grace.  Hermana Alic lent us her house to skype with our families at Christmas.  Grace is super awesome.  She is only 18 years old and the young women's president!

This week we went searching for a member who lives up the mountain, which is where the nicest houses are, like rich people that have a vacation home in Tarapoto. Most of the houses in this area are nicer than the houses in the United States. There's only a few of them, but they all have a giant fence around them. Anyways, we couldn't find the street that he lives on, so we were like who should we ask?  The only option was to knock on the gate of these giant houses and ask someone who lives there. We were super nervous too, cause like here we are sweating to death and now were at the doorstep of the nicest house in Tarapoto. But we did it, and the lady who answer the door was super nice and helped give us directions, and then told us we could come visit her and share a message! So if I stay in Tarapoto this week, I'll get to enter her super nice house.  Basically, I learned not to be scared to knock on a door, because you never know who will answer and you never know if they'll need your help. 

So yeah, that was basically my week, hope everything is going well at home!
I love you all!

Hermana Gurney

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