Monday, April 27, 2015

The change that can happen

Another week! I have been doing great! My companion is doing great! I am so grateful to have this time in Quillabamba! I was telling her today really how thankful I am to have this time to serve in such a beautiful place.

This week I have really been able to feel the love Heavenly Father has for his children. The work I am able to do here as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is something I will never forget. To see people’s lives change through THEIR choice of following our savior is indescribable.

I have been able to watch Wendy, a convert that Hermana Hoskins and I had in December has been an amazing experience. She was so lost before, but now feels like there is purpose. She went from showing up to church in holy jeans to now coming in a skirt, from not knowing how to pray to giving a talk in sacrament meeting and feeling lonely to now having a calling with people that love her and want her to be there. I LOVE hearing her pray to Heavenly Father about how thankful she is to have the gospel and the desire she has to share the gospel! She drives motos for a living and she always has stories of how she has given the pass along cards or El Vive cards out to others. Her testimony is growing. I LOVE seeing this change.

Change for good. It is what happens when someone wants to follow Christ and actually does it. I have been thinking a lot of what the gospel has done for me. Yes, I am one of those people who have had the gospel my whole life. I am extremely blessed. But I still have to make the decision to LIVE it. It is hard for me to visit less actives who won’t come to church because they need a little extra money, they "don’t have time", they feel uncomfortable, feel like others are judging them, or they have been offended.


Oh the change of heart that they could have. It is hard. I know, at times it can be hard. But it is worth it. It makes me think of the questions on the pass along cards we were recently given. Do these people want happier marriages? Do they want peace and joy? Do they want to know how to work through the challenges they face? Do they want to be better people? Will they see their loved ones after death?

Finding ways to help them understand has created quite the missionary out of Hermana Frame.... me. I have been able to pray like everything depends on God and work like everything depends on me. I love the missionary life. I love knowing that I can live happy with my family not only now but later. I can work through my challenges and trials. I can find peace. I can have a happy marriage... in the future haha! But really the gospel is amazing. I love it with all my heart.

We were able to go to the cataratas de Mando last week! Wow once again a great experience! SOOOOOO beautiful and I am so lucky to be in such a beautiful place. My companion was dying by the time we got up to it because her foot was really hurting but she told me after…. Vale la Pena! It was worth it! Haha!

But we did pay for it the next day… But the Hermana Leaders came and saved the day! Haha! Hermana Rasmussen and Hermana Ugarte and I were able to switch off and work the whole day. IT WAS SO REFRESHING. I love to work. It really makes me happy. Anyways! I had a great week and enjoy the pics!

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