Date

September 17, 2018

Area

Santa Luzmila

Companion

Hermana Chavez

Earthquake (don't worry), strange food, y BAPTISM

Holaaa friends y family!!! This week was great! We had the opportunity to go to the temple on Tuesday with one of our investigators, Grecia, oh how I love that place! I miss going to the temple all the time! Grecia looooved it. 
This week we have been working hard with our investigators and references, but sometimes, you just don't have success - this week was a little rough because a lot of people aren't progressing, but it's okay, we know what we need to fix and we will try harder next week :-)
2 of our investigators are Miley and her mom, Liz. They are so cute and sweet haha, Miley loves to read the BoM. They are the best. They just need to go to churchhhhh. A big thing here is lunch, like the biggest part of the day. And our church is at 2:00, which is usually when they eat lunch, so a lot of times when we go to people's houses before church, and the problem is that lunch isn't done, etc. But yeah, they are the best.
Sebastian's baptism went SO WELL! Ahhhh he is the best. He has such a strong testimony, and he shows it. The other day some of his friends were talking badly about something in the church, and defended our religion and the subject, and, yes, I cried lol haha. He is SO GREAT. A young man in the ward baptized him, it was so awesome.
Okay yes, there was a tinyyyyyyy earthquake here. Haha we were practicing our teaching, I was telling the story of Joseph Smith's First Vision, feeling the Spirit, it was great, and all the sudden I could see my water in my water bottle start to move, and my comp told me that it was an earthquake, but reallllly don't worry, it was so tiny. Other people in our area didn't even feel it, so yeah! A real neat experience lemme tell ya.
Okay I don't remember if I told y'all about strange food last week, so now I'm gonna tell you about them from the past 2 weeks. Well, we ate cow heart, tasted different but not gross. We ate pig skin, didn,t know it was pig skin till after, and it tasted like nothing - but not a big fan lol. And lastly, we ate cow lungs - that tasted like mollejas (stomach), and yeah not a fan either lol. We eat mollejas a lot here. None of these foods were super gross, but not my favorites. But yeah!
One thing that I learned this week is the importance of the Sacrament. We NEED the Sacrament every week. I NEED the Sacrament every week. Think about how many mistakes we make every day! It is tan importante participar en la Santa Cena cada Domingo. I also have come to love the peace we can feel durning that sacred time - to remember The Savior of the World! What a great opportunity we have!

I love the scriptures in John 6
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

We can have ETERNAL LIFE! This the ONLY way we will have eternal life people. It is so essential for us! 

Well, I love you all. There are so many hard times here, but I truly know that we can do all things through our Savior. I KNOW that Christ lives. I KNOW that God is our Father, and that they are both very aware of us. I am so blessed to be apart of this marvelous missionary work.

Thank you for everything! 

All my love!!!

Hermana Andreasen 




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