This last week has been a little difficult… my companion will be going home after week…. she has endometriosis which is tiny cysts in her ovaries and she needs an surgery that the mission won’t offer…. because of this news… this last week I’ve just been playing role of comforter and mom… which by the way is so hard… so thank you for always hugging me when I cried…. hahha
and miss you a ton too…..
ps if they want to wait until dec 3 that could be cool too…….
This week has been a total rollercoaster!! Here’s a little bit about my week….
Getting to the Temple! – This past week we had such an amazing experience with one of or Rescates! We had invited Hna. Maria to come to the temple multiple times before, but she had always said no, or said she couldn’t because she was taking care of her granddaughter. But this past week my companion and I had to go to Lima for a doctors appointment and as we were walking past the house of Hermana Maria, my companion turned to me and told me…. Hna. Hansen, we have to invite Hna. Maria to come to the temple with us. At first I was doubtful, we didn’t have permission from president, she had turned us down 3 other times, and we would be leaving for the temple tomorrow morning and she didn’t have a reccommend. As I was focusing on all the details of the trip a voce came into my head saying …. just ask her. So we went, and asked, and wow, she said yes! It was amazing because she just called her daughter and told her that she would be going to Lima the next morning! After this we coordinated with of Branch President for an interview and miraculously he was available to do it in the next hour…. then we had the miracle of the pay phone. We were trying to call the temple to see if they would even have baptisms the next day…. we called every single number that we had- the only one that picked up was the cafeteria! After 30 min of dial tones we were so distraught- we had figured everything out and now the temple wouldn’t answer their phone! But as we were about to leave the pay phone, I suggested we say a prayer- we said a quick prayer together in front of that little pay phone and just asked that someone would pick up…. As you’ve probably guessed, the first number we dialed, they answered, and there were baptisms that we could go to the next day!!! As my comp hung up the phone I was just so filled with the spirit and was in awe of the power of prayer… I actually said out loud…. “wow, prayer really works!” haha Long story short, we got to go to the temple with Maria, She did 15 names from her own family, and she later told us that this was exactly what she had needed after weeks of trials in her own personal life. It was such a great learning experience for me also, because I realized that when we follow the promptings of the spirit, he will help us make the impossible, possible!