Thanks mom for the amazing Easter package! I loved it!
This week has been really great. We have been visiting more of the recent converts and less active members, and it has been a huge blessing! I love being able to see the changes in people. We need to work on working with the members more, so that is our goal this week. Also, my intercambio with Hna Crandall was really great. I love being able to learn from the other sisters.
This week, or these past few weeks, I've been studying more about Christ, and His attributes. I really want to just become this spiritual giant. I always think about a quote by Elder Holland when he said that we can become anything we want to be in the gospel. Like we can get to any point we want to get to. I love thinking about that, and who I can become.
So the other night I was sleeping and dreaming peacefully when I heard a cricket start chirping, and I thought no... sleep time is so precious to me, and this cricket was chirping so loud I was convinced it was under my pillow. So at 5 in the morning I started searching for this cricket, and I was trying to use a flashlight to not wake my companion by turning on the light. So I'm like searching, and it's nowhere to be found, and then BOOM! I found it... under my jacket! And this cricket was not like other crickets. I'm not sure why but all the bugs here are twice as big... and black! Haha I hated it. So I went to find my shoe to kill it... and when I came back, it was gone! And I flipped the light on... and yeah nothing.. And then the next night it happened again, and I thought okay I'll just sleep, it's only one hour more with this cricket chirping, and then I looked at the clock and it was only 2 in the morning. Haha so I got out of bed and went on a cricket hunt again. I ended up finding it under my suitcase. I'll just say that that cricket won't be bothering us anymore. But then when we were in a lesson last night, I was like bearing my testimony of the book of mormon... all spiritual and stuff and then I felt a bug, a big bug, in my hair. So I hit it out and what is it?! A big, black cricket. Haha And then we got home and one of the sisters started shouting. And what was on her pillow?! A big, black cricket. YEAH. Crickets are attacking. I just keep thinking about Moses and the plagues! And how the gathering of Israel will be more spectacular than when Moses and the children of Israel left Egypt! I was studying that today in my personal study. I love studying about the lost tribes!
We got a letter from the first presidency the other week saying that all the members in Bolivia were being asked to start the Book of Mormon and read for 15 minutes every day. And the goal is to finish by the end of the year. Did you guys get that too? Transfers are coming up on May 7th... the day after your birthday mom! I'm hoping not to get transferred from Bermejo even though I know it'll happen sometime.. I'll just miss these people so much. I think with all this studying of the second coming I just keep thinking how happy I'll be when I'll get to see them all again! What a glorious event that will be!
I love you all so much! And I pray for you everyday!
Love from Bermejo,