Friday, January 9, 2015

Half Way!!!

Hola amigos y familia!

I hope you all had a good new years!! this week started out super rough but is ending super good! yesterday we got to go proselyte in bogota which i was super nervous for because our spanish is definielty still very rocky and they took us in a bus to the heart of bogota and told us to come back in 4 hours with at least 8 references and no book of mormons or pamphlets left. it was seriously terrifying, but turned out to be the BEST experience! the first lady we approached was holding a book that said ¨teachings og the bible¨ and she told us she was trying to figure out what to believe - does it get more perfect?! we taught her a little bit about the book of mormon and she was sooo interested in the church, told us to come back as soon as possible! the next man was leaning against his car and really didnt look in the mood to talk to us, but as we approached him and started talking to him he told us that he was super sad because he was supposed to be going somewhere with his grandson but his car just died - once again, PERFECT! haha we pushed his car for about a block (im sure it looked hilarious) and then it randomly just started going again! he was so happy and told us that he knows now that mormons are good people! the whole 4 hours was just miracle after miracle of people like that who needed us and were so ready - two of them told us they wanted to be taught more tomorrow! i wish so badly we could be the ones to teach them and see their progress but i know there will be people in cochabamba with just the same situation! it was the perfect confidence booster at the perfect time and it made me so excited to get out there! 
i am learning so much here, my brain constantly feels like its about to explode. especially with the spanish. i can understand most things if they talk slowly but speaking is a whole different story because they do such weird things to their sentences that dont work in english at all and that i definietly never learned in my 7th grade spanish class. the girls have to do squats and the boys push ups everytime we speak engligh - the good news is im gonna have some killer legs by the time i get out of here! but i am happy and know that this is exactly where im supposed to be right now!
i love hearing from you all and am so grateful for all of you! I hope all is well at home!!

love always, 
hermana andersen

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