Thursday, October 13, 2016

WEEK 4 - Lima, Peru MTC


This week was a really great one because we got to go proselytizing!!  We got on a bus on Saturday and drove down to a church building in Lima South and then went on exchanges with missionaries serving in that area. I was with a girl named Hermana Winward.  She is from Utah and super nice. She has been out for about a year and 3 months. It was nice because she spoke English so she was able to explain some things to me and I could ask her lots of questions about her mission. We went with 2 other members who did not speak any english but I picked up a little bit on what they were saying. We got on this tiny taxi van bus thing that is so scary to ride in - haha. They just leave the door open and then you hop on when it drives past you and you kind of have to stand up crouched inside. After the ride we walked up tons of stairs because most people live up on the mountain. We visited a lady who wants to be baptized but she has some struggles at home. I offered the prayer in Spanish and we talked to her about her family and she started crying because the boyfriend she is living with comes home a lot drunk and doesn't treat their family like he should. I felt God's love for her so strongly! I testified to her of that love and in spanish! I definitely teared up a little bit as I bore my testimony and it was awesome!  The whole experience was super special and made me so excited to get out into the field! 

The ccm is great and all but it's so special actually being out there in the homes of people and teaching them. It was pretty crazy because when we all got back we already had so many stories even just after a couple hours! One elder blessed someones baby in spanish already!  I can't wait for all the crazy experiences I will have. The CCM (MTC) has been really good, I taught relief society on sunday and it went well. I spoke about the Book of Mormon and how it brings us closer to Christ and the spirit was definitely there. I am also the choir pianist now for the choir here and yesterday we sang "Joseph Smiths First Prayer". 

Last week our district and one other did an english fast (no english) for an entire day and it was soooo frustrating haha. I ended up being very quiet for most of the day because I had a hard time knowing how to say things. I think it was good for me but I ended up getting a headache towards the end of the day. Also there is an Hermana Bromley here now.  She is from Danville, Ca!  That is where my dad grew up and where my grandma lives. She was born in Walnut Creek just like me but just a week before.  So crazy!  Dad let me know if grandma knows any Bromley's, specifically an Isabella Bromley. 

It's starting to get super hot here but not too bad. 

I love you all! I know the church is true with all my corazón!

Hermana Jensen
Me at the CCM (mission training center)

Hermana Jensen and Dallimore

Little "casitas" where we practice our door approach.

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