Monday, February 10, 2014

Scorpion Spiders and BIG FAT BATS - OH MY!!

Hey Fam!!!!
How is everyone going!? I’m doing just fine here in paradise. J I still love it here in Moyobamba in the Belen Branch. Things are really starting to progress. This week was a funny week. It started off SUPER slow. Last P day we went to the caves. It was about an hour and a half bus ride to get there. We went to this little village that is out by the mountains. I’m not kidding you; it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. We took this little hike that had this river with crystal clear water, and there was a family there playing around and swimming. (If I wasn’t in the mission I would have totally joined them, the water looked so refreshing and nice) There was also a little family who were walking the trail. The women had her baby strapped to her back with a blanket while her husband was leading their donkey up the trail. It was something out of a national geographic magazine. The mountains here are so tall and SO green. It was incredibly peaceful there. We were a group of about 16 and all of us were completely silent, there was a reverence there. Here in Peru, there are actually a lot of owls and they make this really cool sound that echoed in the canyon that we were in. Then once we go to the top there was this little hole in the ground. Our little guide pointed and said “here is the cave” It was SO much fun. But I have to tell you… If you have a fear of bugs the caves aren't for you. There were TONS of all sorts of bugs. Bugs that I haven´t even seen before. There were these spider things (a spider is the closest thing I can compare it to) but it had this FAT body with loooooooong skinny legs with these long antlers with too fat pinchers. It was like a scorpion and a spider combined. It was really cool. 

Then, mom you’re just going to love this… There are thousands of bats. BIG fat bats that would swoop down and fly right past your face. It was by far the COOLEST P-day ever. J But to make a long story short, we didn’t get back to our house until 7:30 at night and we are supposed to start our work again at 6. So Monday night we didn’t accomplish much then Tuesday rolled around and NO ONE was home. So we really didn’t get anything accomplished Tuesday either. HOWEVER by the end of the week, things started to pick up again. 

We found another family!!! YAY! They accepted to get married and baptized and they came to our activity that we had this week. They are really great. Also we have been working with the Sanchez family this week. We visited them Saturday night and we invited them to church. They told us that they couldn’t because they had to go work on their farm, Maria, the mom, told us she would really like to go but that they hadn’t done much work this week, and they needed to go. I was super bummed this family has had so much progress. They told us they would go to church if it rained in the morning. Well… we just set new goals as a mission this week, one of them being, to ask our heavenly father for miracles in our prayers. So my companion and I got on our knees Saturday night and asked for rain. We asked for a miracle. When we woke up in the morning it was POURING rain. J I know God not only listens to our prayers but He gives us the desires of our hearts. This Sunday the Sanchez Family came to church for the first time. J I love this work. 

I hope you all have a good week. Remember to pray with a purpose and don’t be afraid to ask for a miracle. J
Love, Your Sister Price. J
Hugs and Kisses!    

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