Monday, March 16, 2015

Keep Filling Your Lamp

FIRST, I went crazy and dyed my hair! WHAT! I have never attempted this. This is exactly what happens when you are together too long as a companionship and in the same place for almost 6 months with two crazy Americans in Peru with desire for change! Well, just saying it was quite the adventure… Doing it without help and it was her FIRST time dying someone’s hair. Let’s just say I was practically screaming when she put the dye in! Haha! Anyways, enjoy the pics. Or not and if you hate it… Don’t tell me.

This week, I had such a good week. Oh side note I have a horrible cold right now but despite that I am doing AMAZING! It probably is from the crazy amount of missionary work we have had… Ha! Ha!  No, we have been able to teach a lot and I have been spiritually filled and wow!  I can’t believe I have been here for almost 6 months. It seems like 1month. Anyways, life in Quillabamba has been quite enjoyable.

This week President and Sister Harbertson came to do interviews and have a conference! I was able to learn so much about how I need to apply the doctrine more in my life. Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. President personally talked to me about it all and it was amazing. Everything relates back to these 5 things.

But more I want to talk about what Hermana Harbertson taught us while we were waiting to be interviewed. She talked about the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25 versus 1-13. Wow, I apparently needed this because we taught it this past week and she gave this lesson. It teaches us we CANNOT procrastinate. You all probably know the parable but 5 virgins were prepared with oil to light there lamps and 5 were not. The bridegroom (Christ) was coming and they all had the chance to prepare. It really made me understand how important it is for me to not waste any time. The virgins fell asleep and didn’t know exactly when he was to come but when they heard he was there they all definitely knew. The 5 unprepared wanted oil from others but they couldn’t take from anyone else.


 You have to know for yourself that Jesus is the Christ. That through Him, we can overcome all. He brings us everything. He helps with every situation, and in the end He will be the ones to judge us. Will we be prepared? What virgin will I want to be? How much oil will I want in my lamp…?  Just barely enough? Or do I want to make sure it is there… I really have no time to play around. You don’t either. Realize that the gospel is everything. Jesus Christ lives. I can testify of this. Evaluate where you are at. Become a disciple of Him. You can do it. We can do it.

I love this gospel and I love being a missionary. I will always say that. It is all worth it. I know that. I have a testimony of the work and I am moving forward with hope and continually filling my lamp. Fill yours daily with those good things (i.e. scripture study, prayer, etc.). I testify you will be ready, and I hope to be right there with you as we wait for the Savior.

I would like to thank all that sent me a birthday card. I cried, I laughed, I enjoyed every moment. I miss you all but just know your support and love is felt clear in Peru. Thanks for all the time and effort you all put into my birthday. I hope you are all doing well! Until next week!

Hermana Frame
Oh and you get some extra pics of my skills with a Machete!!! 
Wow, definitely cut through some jungle these last few days.
 The member in the picture thought I was hilarious! Haha! 
Wow, enjoy!

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