WOW! This week was wonderful!!!! Here’s a little run’down of what happened this past week!!!Christmas!!!- Christmas was so wonderful!!! In Peru, the 24th is when people really celebrate so it was fun to see all the commotion and excitement getting ready for the big day!!! As a Zone we got to watch Frozen and then because we Live with the Bishop, we got special permission to spend Christmas Eve with the Bishop and his family! His daughter was in town from the Bay Area…. Crazy right?? And so it was fun to talk to them in English and tell them a little about the Church since they are not members!!! It was super nice though because we got to do sparklers with all the kids and sing a few christmas songs together!! The Only sad thing is in Peru everyone eats a big turkey dinner at 12 midnight and they watch all the fireworks as they eat! But, we only had permission to be out of our room until 11:30 pm so we had to listen to all the fireworks going off, but we couldn’t see them!!! But it was all okay because the Bishop brought us the Turkey dinner to our room so we could enjoy the “real Peruvian Christmas meal” haha It was Delicious!!!Inspired Lessons- Christmas Day we had a Breakfast and Lesson with the entire Reyes Family! We decided to do an activity where we talked about Christ, like attributes and had each family member pick one out of a stocking and talk about it! Wow… it was so amazing because each member of the Family recieved the quality that they needed to develop most, seriously , it was crazy!!! Both my companion and I were blown away by how the hand of the Lord is truly in everything and how each lesson we are given the opportunity to help our Investigators grow in the ways that they need the most!!Rocio’s Baptism- Wow!!! What an amazing Day!! The 27th Rocio was finally Baptized!!! Ahhh it was so amazing to be there and share this wonderful day with her!! One of my favorite moments was during the Musical Number. We had decided that we would sing “How Great Thou Art” because it was her father’s favorite song. As we began to sing the Spirit filled the room and the feelings of peace and love were so strong I had tears in my eyes and I could see Rocio was crying too… The week before she had been talking about how she was so sad that her father wasn’t here to see her baptism, that she felt guilty that she only took this step in her life after he died, but what we explained and truly came to know was that her father is with in every step of this journey. And when we sang that song, we truly felt the truthfulness of that…. that really her father was not only present in her baptism, but was filled with joy in her decision to be baptized!Transfers!!! well, after 6 months in my first area, I guess it was time for a change…. It was so hard saying goodbye to everyone but I am so excited for my new adventure in my new area!!!! I am now in Cañete! Which is about 3 hours south of Lima!!! My new companion is Hermana Saucedo, From Mexico!!! She is amazing and I truly feel like great things are going to happen here and I can’t wait to experience everything that Cañete has to offer and teach me!!!Love you all so much and hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!Much Love,
AHHHH Liam is so Cute!!!! and wow sounds like a great Christmas!!! Hermana Douglas and President and the Marriage couple in the Office wanted me to tell you how much they are thinking of you and wishing you the best!!!!! love you so much mom!!!!!! I will write about my new area in my letter!!! I arrived today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I can already feel I am going to love it!!!!! It was so fun talking to you all!!! Love you all so much!!! The only bad thing about transfers is I realized how much stuff I have …..ugh I don’t need more things I need those portable space bages that camille has in her house!!!! hahaha … Love you so sososososos much and thought about you so much during christmastime! Hope you liked my letter!!!!