Monday, March 14, 2016



  I truly apoligize for the letter i wrote last week.   Its just that
you guys are pretty boring. J jaja jk.  But seriously I don`t really
have anything to say besides all the amaing miracles and blessings
that I see daily.   But i will try to muster up some energy to tell
you guys some funny things.

  This week was changes and as you should know i stayed with hermana
Borja but we moved to a different sector and different Ward.  I AM SO
HAPPY TO BE WITH HERMANA BORJA.  SHe is the greatest.  Super obedient
but so hilarious.  We laugh a ton and she is teaching me some soccer
skills in the morning.  We arent going to move houses and we attend at
the same building.  Sunday was weird because we saw all the members of
Ttio but we werent with them.  The saddest was having to pass off an
investigator (who had a baptism date) and Jenny L I am going to miss
them and miss visiting them.  Opening the sector has been a little
stressful.  We had to help with the changes and pick up every hermana
that came through cusco so this week we had about 3 days to get to
know the sector.  IT IS HUGE! But luckily we found a great map and
slowly but surely we are finding the investigators and less actives
the elders left behing.  Next week we will start inviting the Hermanas
to our sector to do exchanges and I am a little nervous.  BUt I know
that the Lord will bless us.

So changes were CRAZY!  We literally rana round like crazies going
from the terminal to the hosue to the office.  During changes every
hermana stays the night in our house.  We have a mountain of
mattresses and blankets for them.  Its super fun to see all the
hermanas and get to know everyone but changes can be crazy.  After
about a day I swear I could hear the phone ringing every five seconds
and the indiana theme song was stuck in our heads.  But I got to see
Hermana Alailima.  She is training and opening a sector in Puno.  She
is so great and her hija is the best!  I uploaded pictures of the
three of us. Also some hermanas that I havent seen in forever!  It was
super fun but exhausting.  We didn`t miss any busses but I did lock us
out of the apartment.   J luckily the landlord showed up and helped us
a ton.  But it was fun to be outside waiting with tons of suitcases
and hermanas… bonding time thanks to Hermana Russell.

After we had the house all to ourself we started to get to work.  We
found a great map of our sector but because our sector is so long we
had to figure out a way to manage it.  So we thought of a brilliant
idea.   We cut (with a kitchen knife… the lord really does help out
his missionaries) a old broomstick handle in half and then taped each
end of the map to one of the sticks.  Now we have like a bible roll
and we laugh because it like kung fu panda and the dragon rolls.
Hahah.  Also we put it in a plastic tube to protect it from the rain
and its like national treasure, running around with the declaration of
Independence. Anyways now that we have found our map we have been
trying to locate everyone the Elders had been teaching.  We have
walked a lot but its been great.  We have found tons of people and
have lots of appointments for the coming week.  Oh plus my sector
looks like disneyland and it includes the airport so we get to see
airplanes land and take off all day long.  Its the best. I love it.
(nacho libre)

Last night we had a great lesson with an investigator named Susana.
She is super cool.  She is Reading the book of mormon and is already
in 2 nefi.  We talked to her about the power of the book of mormon and
the spirit was really strong.  She recognizes that it is a good book
so we invited her to pray and ask God if it was really from Him.  She
said she would and I know that she will recieve an answer.  She told
us that her family is very catholic but she hopes that one day they
will be mormon :)  she is great!

Anyways this week we were asked to study doctrine and convenios ( i
forgot how to spell it in english) 136:31.    It has been a topic of
dicussion for Hermana Borja and me.  I was thinking about how God
tries us and was Reading a little bit about Abraham and Isaac.  I
found a quote in my scriptures that I absolutely loved and gave me a
little more prospecitve about trials and why God gives them to us.  It
says that God doesnt give us trials and he doesnt test us to see if we
will do it.  He already knows the outcome and he already knows what
will happen but He tries us for our own good so that we may know for

Well the góspel is true, what else is important?

Love you guys!!!

Hermana Russell

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