Sunday, September 18, 2016

No changes for me!

This week was really amazing! We hade 4 days of members that came out teaching with us! And I cant even tell you the difference it makes! Members are key in the work of the lord! Having those strong testimonies with us all week was incredible! Also Daladier! Our recent Convert even went out with us. hes kinda shy but man he did SO good teaching! And It was so good to see him serve others and the happiness that he had to go out talking about the scriptures was just incredible! And he left that that day saying 2 years of this... I think I can do it! SO WE need to all pray for him to have the support and faith to serve a mission! He wil do great! Im so proud of hiM! And Luis, our other convert had an interview with the stake prez this week and they made a 1 1/2 year plan so that he can make it out on a mission too! And before he was like no. I aint going. I cant give up my phone for 2 years. No I cant do it! But Now hes excited to go! and the good news is If he goes he will cange the life of his family. The suffer alot and he can be the saving grace if he can grow in the gospel. He will change generations. So a good week of miracles! Ive really learned the Missioanry work is a lie. cause it should be called member work. Because we are only here to help. THe work is in your hands! Missionaries can only do so much but if we really want to help bring salvation to the world we need to grow up! We need to live the Gospel fully! And stop being scared to open our mouths about this beautiful treasure we have! Its for all. We cant judge who will be ready to recive it! We must only be the channel by which the holy ghost can touch the hearts of others. But we can only do this if we are living correctly. 

also heres a giant wood aligator. It made me smile. 

Scripture of the week!

13 Wherefore, call upon the weak things of the world,those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh thenations by the power of my Spirit;
 14 And their arm shall be my arm, and will be theirshield and their buckler; and will gird up their loins, andthey shall fight manfully for me; and their enemies shall beunder their feet; and will let fall the sword in their behalf,and by the fire of mine indignation will preserve them
We can be his Arm. He will preserve us. We may be weak but we are not alone! I hope everyone has a great week! 

Well another fun thing this week is it starts the National Party of Costarica! Sept 15 is there Independence day... but they start early! WE had a nice suprise when we went to our english classes! There was a parade outside! And so we had a nice break to watch it! These clown things came up and touched me too... it was crazy... and those carts are like the most typical thing in Costarica! There so beautifuL!

Well we had a Baptism! This is Erick! He was the best Investigator weve had! Hehas such a strong testimony and he was so ready for this day! It was like 3 weeks coming becuase he has a blood problem and was in and out of the hospital! SATAN! didnt want him to get baptised! But finally it all came together and he was so happy! We also had the most support at a baptism we have ever had! So slowly we are gaining the support of the members! Milagros! ARE HAPPENING here in Perez! We had a country wide fast for the work of salvation in this country! And I think its working! This week has been incredible! And Prez always says that we need the help of angles! Well... I think were getting it! 

We said good bye to Elder Palencia this week! Who is actually going to be in the same area as Hermana Soe!! so thats exciting! And all he wanted to do his last day... steal the flag in the church and take pictures! So we did! haha it was fun! Also we went outside after saccrament meeting and sang for the flag... but like i felt weird... cause I didnt know it... and im from texas haha it was funny! and really long! But felt good!! Also they dont have the thing here where if the flag touches the ground you have to burn it.. so they like dragged it all aroung... It hurt my heart to watch.

but it was a good weekend saying good bye to Elder Palencia. My brother from El Salvador. he was very good to Me. Watched over us like a dad. Gonna miss him!

More pictures from the week! We had another birthday party! And it turned out really good!  Cake and a Piñata! It rained of course so we had to get creative! But hey that the mission life!

An even faster week!

First Ill start with Pday! There was a little misscomunication with the zone activity and after lots of contention we ended up going to a Valcano!! And I was pumped! Im usually golden with anything. You only serve once ya know. So we get to this Valcano and its like covered in a cloud. And it starts to get cold. but not just cold it starts to rain or snow or who knows what but it was the most miserable moment of my life haha. But it ended up being funny because we Bonded as a zone running around in this crazy cold mist at the top of a valcano! It was crazy. But this crazy mist was how I imagine it was in the Vision of Lehi. And the Elders just start running off in this mist and you cant even see 200 feet in front of you. It was crazy. Honestly thought someone was gonna die haha we couldnt even find our comps half the time haha! oh my gosh what a morning. 

Then we went to like some old Hospital that they sent all of the sick people of central america here to like get cured but like these were the people that like werent curable so they were like torchured and tried for cure and there was a isilem and ahh I cant even tell you how creepy I felt in parts. Ewwww but after I got over my fear it got kinda fun. we tried to take like super creepy pictures. ANd it was a crazy large property.  So it got fun. Also the Elders scared me so bad. So I guess its my fault for being scared haha but in the end I had fun and it was light out side so all was good. but the worker said that like weird things come out at night and that he refuses to be here. So thats terrifing. but it did take some cool pics this like super old hospital thing. 

After that we headed for Lunch and then for the bus to Perez but like we decided to stop by this mall first. and OH MY GOSH. its like a 3 storie giant circle! The WHOLE MALL IS HUGEEEEE. It was supper over whelming. but like its the small things in life. It was like the colosseum. thats how big this thing was!! And I have no regrets. There was a Pen wall in one store and there is no shame. All a missionary wants is pens and stuff. it was heaven. Then I bought a Cinabon. cause like that doesnt exsist here. It was the small little joy of my day. Seriously so happy.

Then we went  to perez and the first bus that passes stopped and it was all a giant miracle. Seriously a great Pday. I had a row of seats to my self. And wow I cant even explain how fun it was. And I got to see all my friends. Good P day. 

Was it even a week?

This week went so fast. I cant even tell you. And in like 1 week im 1 months away from one year in the mission. Woah. Time needs to just slow down. This week on monday there was a death in a family. So we spent All day monday with them and Gramps.( The rules of burrial are weird here so like he had to sit in a coffin in their house till he was to be burried and like their traditions mean that someone always has to be awake and the body just sits in there living room.) It was interesting and i didnt really enjoy it. But we went around serving and helping those who mourned.

Tuesday we woke up early to get on the buss for the Funeral. It was sad. Lots of tears. We ended up doing lots as the only ward members there. So we sang and directed and prayed. But it was a good service and then we watched as he was layed to rest. (side note: one of the guys like so much how the funeral was directed that he is now gonna take our lessions because he wants his funeral service to be like that. crazy right) After that our Super Awesome Investagator Erick, who like dropped off the planet last week called us back. All is well and his baptism should be the 1st or second week of sept! yay MIRACLES are real! also to finish the night we went to pick up our clothes from a members house and like she wasnt there.... but her daughter was painting. so we spent the whole hour or 2 painting and waiting. WHAT A STRESS reliever! Good night!

We did absolutly NOTHING! We got all ready to leave the house and President called! They are in Perez Zeledon and we have interviews and then they took us out to eat! It was so fun and just what I needed! I was so Happy to see him! He is doing well with his health and he is so proud of us down here! And his daughter was there! LIZZY! and she is like the best friend I never had! WE got to talk and talk and talk and then we went to my Favorite little cafe and enjoyed the BEST meal ive had in CR and then Prez drove us back to San Jose in his car so we didnt have to take the aweful bus! It was such a good day!

We had to go to immigration for my Comp and we were there FOR EVER! but I got to see Elder Gibby and Elder Winders from the MTC and we just got to Talk and Talk and TalK! (when your so far from everyone like me its days like these that keep you going in the mission) Anyways that was fun with lots of time to kill I colored and caught up on my journal. It was a real good time. Then we went to San Jose to take the Bus back. Got there at 4 they sold us a ticket for 5:30 and there was a problem on the road. so we were stuck in a full buss at night in a little road in the mountains for 2 HOURS without moving. and well I guess I got some weird virtigo or somthing. All I know is I was SO FLIPPING SICK and I was in a bus full of people trapped in the mountains. WOrse experience of my mission. 

Ate the best Pupusas in my life. But still felt like crap from the trip.

Rained For days. Ive never been more wet. Also we had a great lesson with Seidy are new family. Stay tuned for more on them. They are awesome! and So prepared! We finally had a great lesson with her kids which was nice. and to finish we went to pray and her drunk lesbian neighbor showed up and started praying and yelling. it was interesting. but like I prayer Gringa and said I didnt understand... and my comp told me after that ¨she didnt even understand here spanish. haha it was funny. 

We got to go check up on our convert Daladier and he is doing so good! He was all excited because he is a priest and got the priestood and hes preping for a mission! and ahh I cant even tell you how amazing it is to see someone progress and really gain that happiness that comes from living the gospel! Ahh Great day and I just fell blessed to watch him learn so fast! 

So theres my week haha Pretty average. It went way fast thats for sure! 
heres what I was thinking alot about this week. I think ive shared it before but its so good. Romanos 8

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Basically I hope everyone can really focus and understand the love that God has for us. And that we should make decisions for ourselves remmebering this love and the value that we have as sons and daughters of a king. I love you all and I hope you have a great week sharing this love with others! 

Hermana Freeze