J Hey Famy!!
How is everyone doing?? I´m doing just dandy here in Moyobamba (aka the best place in the jungle) It´s actually been pretty cold this week. I love the weather here, but the only bad part is we still have to shower with cold water. When I was in Pucallpa it wasn´t a problem because it would feel so good when you would have a full day of work in the hot sun then come home and take your nice cold refreshing shower but now in Moyobamba we procrastinate our showers because it is SO cold. :P It´s also been raining a ton this week. But that´s ok. J I love walking around in my big black rain boots splashing around in the mud. J
My comp and I are doing so great. J She is one of the best comps I´ve had. She´s been a member for about 2 years and her testimony is SO strong. She is always pushing me to do better and not get complacent about my work. We teach really well together and we get along great. We also share a lot of laughs. J She is 29 though, and she is pretty self-conscience about her age, but I tell her all the time that she doesn´t look 29 at all! And everyone here in the mission always asks for your age, so I gave her my permission to tell people that she is 20 years old. J haha It´s really cute when she says that she is 20 she gets this “I´m telling a little white lie” face. She is awesome and I´m super happy that we get to have another transfer together.
Anyways, we had a baptism this week! It was Jimmy´s baptism this week. J I´m not sure if I have talked about jimmy to you guys but he´s really special to me. He´s 9 years old and his parents aren´t members but his older sister is. He´s pretty funny and he picks up on things quickly. His family have some MAJOR problems but my comp and I keep praying and stopping by his house in hopes to teach his parents. But something cool that happened this week is that his mom came to his baptism. His mom always looks so tired and beat. I can just tell she is so tired of her life. I would be too. They fight all the time in their family and sometimes when we go to their house I get this lump in my throat and tears in my eyes because of the stressful, unloving spirit that is in their home. But she was sitting in the front row for jimmy´s baptism and I watching her give little kisses to her other two little boys and touching them in a nice way. Then tears filled my eyes again but for a different type of spirit that I knew she was feeling. You could just tell the spirit working in her. She was more loving and had a smile on her face.
This is my favorite part about missionary work. When I can see physically the spiritual change in people, every time it brings such pure joy into my heart. I have so much love for the people here - they have stolen my heart. I feel so blessed to help families like jimmy. I know that the church is true and I know that this gospel fixes families. I hope everyone is home enjoying life and putting their families and the Lord first. It´s so easy to get caught up in day to day life, but we have to remember the big picture and remember the purpose of life. I love you all so much. I hope you have a good week.
Love you all!