On Tuesday we had the blessing of going to the temple!! Inside the temple there´s just an indescribable feeling of peace that´s just so different from outside. I realized what a blessing and a privilege it is to be able to go to the temple, especially in the mission. I learned more about myself and god´s plan of salvation for all his children, and I felt so grateful for having a temple so close.
We got a call on Friday from the assistants telling us that a handful of hermanas were traveling to Lima from the Peru Huancayo mission and that we would be having two of them come stay with us for a day. We picked up Hna Macias (from Malibu) and Hna. Pickett (from St. George) in the office and had them stay with us Saturday and Sunday night. It was kinda fun going to church with four hermanas! It was fun for me having two norteamericanas for the day-- I´m pretty sure we were just laughing and smiling all day! They had to go back this morning, so we had to wake up early to take them back into the office. Just another day as an hermana capacitadora in santa cruz :)
I wanted to tell you about a few of our investigators...
*Darlene: I´ve been teaching Darlene ever since I got here with Hna Gomez. Darlene is about 40 and lives apart from her children. She has lots of desire to learn more about the gospel, but was having problems keeping her commitments. She told us the other day when we dropped by to visit her that when she tried to drink alcohol she felt sick and couldn´t drink it. We were like... that´s God helping you keep the word of wisdom!! She said, I guess so. Ha but she came to church yesterday and she was super excited. She now has a fecha for June 21, but still needs a little bit of help.
*Pedro and Nelly: Pedro and Nelly are a 60 year old couple that were references from a member in chile. Pedro is a little more willing to listen than Nelly, but they´re both excellent! The main problem is that they need to get married, and that they both work on Sunday. We´ve got plans to help them get married in a massive matrimonio that´s free, so there´s hope!
Well I think that´s it for this week. We´re still busy with our exchanges, which are super fun and I always learn a lot. It sounds like you´re all doing well!! I love you so much! Have a great week!
Love, Hermana Anderson