Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 19 - First Transfer & Big Spiders

December 21, 2015

Primero.....FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!!!!!!
With my new comanion, Hermana Mucha
at Zone Conference!
I am hurrying to email back!!!! It sounds like you all have had so much fun during this Christmas season! Christmas isn't really as big of a deal here, and people really just love it because they get to eat Paneton (fruit cake). It is a joke in the US that people eat fruit cake during Christmas, but here it is actually a real thing! And they love it; so good for them! :) 

This week has been absolutely crazy!!! We had transfers on Monday night and my companion got sent to Iquitos!!! And I got sent to the area right next to mine, so I am still in the same ward, just a different area. So, I already know most of the people, but we have already gotten lost so many times in this new area! Oh ya!! I have a new companion!! Her name is Hna Mucha and she is amazing!!! She actually lived in the apartment right next to me before, so, we already know each other!! She is from Lima and has been a member for 6 years. She reallly understands what it means to teach by the spirit 

We moved houses and there are so many spiders
 that keep appearing in this house so this is me with
 the broom valiantly killing the giant spiders! 
We had Zone Conference only for Navidad!!! (Christmas). It was super cool to get to know our new Zone and, man, President and Sister Gomez are just incredible!!! They always know exactly what to say and how to help us. 

We have had some really cool teaching experiences this week, too. We don't know our area really well so we have been relying on the members and the spirit to help us. Last night we were walking and I had the impression to contact two people sitting outside their house. They didn't seem like the type that would listen but we went anyways. We learned that their grandma was a member and so we went in to visit her. Turns out that she is super menos activo (less active) and no one has visited her in years!! She told us she wants to change and she was praying that God would send her someone to help her!!!!! Incredible!!!!!!

Also, we had a super powerful lesson that wouldn't have been powerful if we hadn't messed up a few lessons before. We had some problems with our lessons previously in that day because we weren't used to teaching together, but we talked through them and figured out how to fix it, which prepared us to teach by the spirit that night. It's cool to see how God will use our weaknesses to help his work, to help us grow. 

I really am so excited for Navidad and I hope all of you really remember why we celebrate it! I have been able to see more of the true reason durante (during) this time here. 

Mosiah 3:7-8,17 Remember the reason he came for you! 

I love you all so much and am so excited to talk to you on Friday!!!!!!!! 

Hermana Briggs

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