Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

hey everyone!!

Holy cow this week has been amazing! We got to go to the temple on Thursday as a mission and it is such a cool experience to go through together as missionaries! You remember how lucky you are to live in Utah and have a temple so close that you can go to whenever you want when you come to a different country that isn't quite so lucky! 
ALSO - Rosmeri and Juan are getting baptized on Saturday!!!! Ah there are absolutely no words to describe my excitement for them! It has been so amazing to see how much their lives and their relationship has changed since they have gotten to know the gospel - we found Rosmeri when she was super depressed and in a search for her biological parents, literally that is all she could think about and focus on - now she tells us that she is completely at peace with everything and knows that if God wants her to find them he will provide a way and she is just focused on her relationship with Juan and with Lucas her 3 year old son. The bishop told us yesterday that they are the first married couple to be baptized in this ward so that is super exciting as well!! Literally they are the best people - we spend almost all our P Days with them because they are so awesome! But lots and lots of prayers please that everything will go well with their baptism! 
I have never felt a happiness like I feel here when I see how the gospel truly changes lives. all of their stories are so so sad - but the gospel is so so happy. this week we contacted a young girl named Daniella in the street - she is 16 and has a little baby and wanted to receive us! when we went to her house the next day she came out bawling with bruises all over and told us that her boyfriend had just beat her and refused to give her money for diapers for the baby. we went on a wild goose chase to find diapers the baby´s size and lucky found enough to get her through the week and are hoping she can find somewhere else to live. the saddest part is that most of these people don't even know that there is a happier way to live because that kind of life is all they now! 
But all in all I am doing so good and am loving Bolivia! we are going into the fruit season and there is literally fruit that I have never seen or heard of that grows on the trees EVERYWHERE and it is so awesome because we are walking and eating fruit literally all day haha! 
I hope everyone is doing well at home!! Thank you all for all the support and prayers! They are definitely felt! Love you all!!

Hermana Andersen :) 

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