Monday, October 5, 2015

Week 8 - Still Alive and Loving It!!!

October 5, 2015

This is a picture from the internet,
 but this was one of the best looking
dogs I could find. The others I couldn't
 handle looking at on this blog!
Wow what a week for all of you! I feel like I'm watching you all grow up from Peru...wait, I guess I am :) But enjoy the bunnies for me!! They are so cute!!! We just have ugly diseased stalker dogs they are ugly! I'll have to send you a picture of one...and there are almost as many of them as there are people!!!

Anyways this week was great! Another good week as a missionary.
Cool experience. So we got to watch conference in English!!!!! I probably was more excited than a little kid on Christmas morning!! But I learned on Saturday that I need to be better at following the spiritual promptings I get. So Sunday morning came around and I felt I needed to sit in the Spanish session....and my first thought was "Ya, right...I really like English" But then I remembered the promise I had made to follow the spirit better and so I went to the Spanish session. Literally 5 minutes before it was supposed to start, the other latina sister I was with got a call that some of her investigators were there to watch it and they couldn't find a seat. So they took our spots and were able to watch it and we were able to find more spots for the other latina sister and another investigator, but I was kicked back to the English room because there wasn't room for me in Spanish. I realized then that I wasn't supposed to be there to watch it in Spanish, I was there to save that spot for the investigator. It was such a small thing, but such a testament to me of what following spiritual promptings can do. 

Watching General Conference Oct. 2015
We have a new baptismal date with Lleraldi this week!!! Oh, she just glows with the spirit and knows it's true and shows it in her actions!! She has completely changed and much of it has come through the help of the members. She has had so much support from the other young adults and they have just loved her. 
Let me say this.


When we joined this church we covenanted to take his name upon us. That means we are all missionaries and must be trying to help others. Every one needs a friend and a calling as Pres. Hinckley said. 
And it is true! 

Also, I am really starting to develop a different love for the people. Once you can kind of understand what they are saying you develop a different connection with them.

Also, I tried ponderizing a scripture this morning! Totally is awesome!!! Alma 7:12 - Jesus Christ knows exactly how we feel and will help us through everything!

I love this work and I know it is work...the gospel doesn't just happen in our lives. We must work for the things that matter most!!!!

I love you all so much and are always in my thoughts and prayers! 

Hermana Briggs

Answers to your questions!
Living quarters are actually okay! We have 6 rooms total kind of crazy! One room for our clothes, another for our beds, the kitchen area, our desk area, a laundry room (but someone does our own laundry and we just wash our garments) and the bathroom....everything is black tiled and there are always bugs in the house. It is a apartment kind of living quarters. 
The city is interesting :) Some roads are dirt and others are paved and we ride in these little motorkars everywhere. I call them the digesters because when you ride on the dirt bumpy roads you literally feel like all your food has been digested because it is so bumpy! Or the egg the trampoline game :) 
Everyone stares at me all the time and we get whistled at probably about 30 times a day...I'm starting to ignore it but sometimes I just want to punch them!...but that's not Christlike.
Enjoy the Elk hunt!!!! (Brandon and Gable) Oh that will be so much fun!!! I'll eat some chicken here for you....we have it literally every day and fried platano...lots of fried or boiled potatoes and platano. And they have so many different juices I can't even count them all...some have peanuts or quinoa in them or maracoya is my personal favorite...anything with maracoya is good :)

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