Well this week has been a week for sure. We had work
visits with the Sister Training Leaders from Monday to Tuesday. Just to
remind you all, I really don´t like work visits at all. And the only good
thing that came from this was that we got to meet them and the City Hall, which
was shweeet. There were a ton of break dancers and people drumming and
dancing. It was the greatest place every, and not at all trunky
Then the next day we had interviews with president,
always a good time. It´s a little rough, because I have a hard time
speaking English now, so it´s kinda of a proccess trying to do the interview in
English. But as always, Presidente Archibald shed some of his infinite
light and wisdom, and we are going to baptize everyone. Period.
Then that afternoon, Hermana Archibald went out with us.....scary. She
doesn´t speak spanish, so that was a good time. And she also found out
that my feet have been hurting me for 2 months and now I have to go to the
doctor :/ C´est la vie. (ehh. my french is coming along lol)
But other than that, a fairly normal week. I
will tell everyone more about the work when it´s a bit more stable, I feel like
right now, we are trying to find our grip, but we are getting there. I
think this week will be a lot better. I´m grateful for all the prayers in
my behalf and I want to let everyone know that I see those miracles
everyday. I love you all and have a great week!
My favorite sister´s late christmas gift that I´m going to
wear all year
So I hit my half-way mark this week, don`t really
want to talk about. But everyone can start getting pregnant now because
I`ll be home in 9 months.....And I obviously am referring to those who are
legally married.....unmarried people, please don`t get pregnant.
Other little thing, I`m learning french, I have the
two most important things. The Book of Mormon in French, and a French-English
Dictionary. I should be fluent in 3-4 months.
Other than that, we are just living the missionary
life. Contacting, teaching, putting baptismal dates that inevitably fail,
the usual. Just kidding about that failing part, that`s just been the
trend for these past few weeks, so we are gonig to be making some changes.
Then today we have been running to the mission
offices and back because my companion had to go to immigrations, not my
favorite p-day, and tonight we have a work visit with the sister training
leaders.....yay. It`s going to be an interesting week.
Sorry couldn`t send pictures this week, not all computers
are created equal.
Hermana J Ahern didn't send a letter this past week (sorry I've been gone so I'm just getting to this.) But she did send a few pictures, so I'll put them on here.
In her first area (Chancay) her pensionista happened to have served a mission a few years back with Jenna's cousin, Aaron. Hermana Paula's brother lives in Trebol, where Jenna is now, so Hma Paula was a church last week visiting her brother and it was a happy day for Jenna.
This one is of Hermana Ahern and her companion, Hermana Luenga, from Argentina. They are busy following President Archibald's pattern for contacting, teaching and baptizing.
Hermana Ahern hit her Hump Day (half way through, 9 month mark) on Thursday, April 16. The time is flying by and I am so proud of her and how happy she is and how hard she is working. (her mom)
(Jenna's new companion, Hermana Luenga is from Buenos Aires, Argentina)
So this week has, without doubt, been the craziest week of
my mission. Monday, we get the notice that on Wednesday we were going to
have the new missionary training, which we already had expected, so nothing
new, but then that night, our district leader calls and says that on Thursday
we also have a zone conference with President, so that´s 2 days without working
until at least 6:30 or 7, not to mention the weekend we had general conference,
so we were a little short on time. But as I´ve mentioned earlier, we do
our 10 maneras, so the whole week, we were running (for all those who know me
well, I hate running) running from the church to our area, from here to there,
trying to take care of our baptisimal dates, find new people, and do our 10
maneras. I can´t explain the relief I felt to finish the week and know that
we did our 10 maneras, and if we could do them in a week like this, we can do
them any week.
But Satan was definitely working against us so we
wouldn´t complete them, one of them was to do Family History with a less-active
and get referrals from family and friends and all, and just when we make her
account in FamilySearch, she realizes she lost her cellphone, so she spends the
rest of the time looking for it and making calls. Then we change that
manera to get three referrals from a family, but they forgot on Saturday, so
Sunday they tell us that they can give them to us tomorrow and we are like,
uhhh no we need them today. But we didn´t give up and we did them
Then in conference in the sustainings, I was amazed
when someone opposed. So I kept thinking about that and how I couldn´t
even believe it, and I got the strong feeling that I know, without doubt, that
Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God, and I sustain him wholeheartedly.
He is called of God to lead us in this life. Just like God loved his
children in the Bible times, He loves us now. And just like He called
prophets to guide his children then, He calls prophets to guide us now.
He will never stop giving us revelation. He will never stop loving us, so
he will never stop calling prophets. We always need to know what God
wants for us and just like it says in Amos, He will reveal his secrets to His
prophets, if we want to know what to do, how to return to him, we have to
follow the word of HIS servants. I know this church is true because it is
the only church that shows God´s love to ALL his children, and is built upon
the same organization as the church in the time of Christ. He leads this
church, and it is not a church of man. It is the church of Jesus Christ.
So not a lot happened this week, we had transfers and
Hna. Jimenez got transferred and I am now training a new missionary. Her
name is Hna. Luengo and she is from Argentina. She is 22 and got baptized
when she was 10, so that will be a nice change, because all my companions have
been members their whole lives, but now I will have a comp that can share her
testimony of conversion. So yeah, basically this week, we have been getting
into a routine. It´s really weird, but things are going well. And we
have 6 people with baptismal dates so we are working towards that goal.