Monday, March 24, 2014

Burning My Skirt on Purpose!!

Hey Family!!
This week was SO much fun. J First of all this Saturday was Reninger´s baptism. J It was so beautiful. He had a little problem with his work and couldn´t come to church this Sunday and get confirmed so we just did it right after the baptism and it was really spiritual. I sang in Spanish and then in English. It was a lot of fun. J But now it´s back to square one. 

We have had troubles finding new people lately and we don´t have anything lined up for baptism for April so we´ve got to work hard to find someone. We have been teaching a couple families and they all fell through, but we´re staying positive and working hard. J

Today is cambios! (transfers) I don´t think I´m going to have a transfer or my comp or the other sisters, well I hope not. We have SO much fun together and we´re all just best friends. Like for example this Saturday night we had a “sleepover” . We all live together but we pulled out all of our mattresses and slept in the front room. We ordered pizza and made popcorn and ate ice cream (we all had belly aches in the morning, but it was worth it) 

We opened our little party with a prayer (because we are just cute like that) haha Then gave each other little gifts and burned my skirt. We threw the party for a couple of reasons:
  1. Today is transfers and we´re not sure we are going to get a change 
  2. Because Tenicela (my comp) Hna. Quispe (Rider´s comp) finished their 12 week training program which is a big deal in the mission. 
Sister Ryder now has 15 months in the mission and me - I have 1 year!!!! It was a blast! Then to finish off the night we watched the Joseph Smith movie in Spanish (we picked it because it has a little love story with Joseph and Emma) haha J

It was so much fun. J I love the sisters I live with. We all support each other and try to make each laugh when someone is down and we´ve just become a little family. J I love it here and I hope we wont have a change today but we´ll have to see. 

I love you all! I hope you are all happy and enjoying this adventure we call life. J
Love, Sister Price. J
Hugs and kisses! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Challenge: Pray for Missionary Experiences!

Hey fam!
Alright, everyone is just keeps having babies and what not. By the time I get back the family will be so much bigger! I love it. Life is so much fun.

But anyways the work is still going great here in Moyo. This week Reninger had his 2nd interview and will be getting baptized this coming Saturday. I´m way stoked! He´s is awesome. Although he has a problem with his job. He works in a casino and from day one, he has been telling us he wants a new job because he doesn´t feel good working with that kind of crowd. Plus his hours are super weird and sometimes he will work all night and he has stomach problems because of eating during weird hours.

But anyways, for baptism our investigators have to attend church at least 2 times. Reninger had come to church one time and he had to come to church again this Sunday to make his goal for baptism this coming Saturday (I know it´s a little confusing but stay with me, I´m getting somewhere) We went Friday night to verify that he will be able to come to church this Sunday. First off he told us that, “well I have to work from 10 at night until 7 in the morning, I know I´m going to be really tired” which made us a little disappointed and we didn´t really know what to say to him, but then he said, “but if I´m at church I know God will give me energy to be there” YEAH
From seeing all the sin that goes on, sometimes I get a little sad or feel overwhelmed or lose faith that the people here in Moyobamba aren´t going to listen to me, or that they aren´t going to want to change or wont feel the spirit. However Reninger is just another testimony to me that there are people prepared for the gospel. There are people who feel the spirit and have hope for the future. My comp and I are always looking and praying for help to find those people who are prepared for the gospel.

I love this work and I challenge all of you to pray for a missionary experience this week. Something small. :)

I love all of you guys and I hope everyone is happy and enjoying life. :) Don´t forget to spend me pics of all the family stuff! I miss you guys. Hugs and kisses!!!!
Hermana Price

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I Have the Best News and it is that Christ LIVES!

How was my party that I wasn´t there for? ;) You guys are awesome I miss you guys so much. How was the tasty French dip and strawberry shortcake? Hmmmmmmm. Did Kyle help you make the shortcake? He should´ve because He makes WAY good shortcake. I know this because he made me some last year for Valentine ’s Day, not that I´m trunky or anything… ;) but yep it´s kind of crazy that I have 6 months left in the mission. Time goes by so fast. I can´t believe I´ve been in Moyobamba for 2 transfers now. So crazy. 
I´m still loving it here, but this week was a super crazy week. We´ll just call it "Elder Scott Grow week". So every morning this week we would all go to Rioja and practice our song. Then Friday we went to Tarapoto which is about a 3 hour ride and stayed the night with some of the sisters. Then Saturday we drove back up to moyobamba and then that same night had another training from Elder Grow. Then Sunday we went to Rioja again for our conference. Needless to say, it was a busy week; however, I enjoyed every minute of it! 
Elder Scott Grow is from the 70 and he is awesome. I loved listening to his training's and his wife is SO cute and friendly. I´m pretty sure they made everyone trunky because he kept talking about how much he loves his wife and she kept saying how much she loved him…. It was blissful. Haha, but just being in all those training's made me so excited to keep working! He presented all these new ideas and plans for our little branch. He was so spiritual. I feel so blessed for the chance to work along beside him and listen to his counsel.
When I went to Tarapoto this week, I got to meet all the new white girls in the mission! There are so many that I haven´t met before! They are all so cute and fun. Sister Grow took a picture of all the girls legs because of our bug bites. She got a little choked up and apologized to us which made me tear up a little too. She told us that she is sad to see us like this. 
I know my mission is a little different than most and physically it might be a little more demanding but I wouldn´t have it any other way. I love my mission with all my heart. These people have become my family and if bringing these people the gospel means getting bit by weird unknown bugs, or slipping around in the mud, or walking in the pouring rain, so be it. I have the best news and the best message to share with the people of Peru and it´s that Christ lives. I know that Christ has paid for our sins and has overcome physical death. I love the gospel is true and the church which I represent is the only church which holds the all priesthood keys. I hope everyone has an awesome week! Don’t forget to take some time to go to the temple. You guys are so blessed to have temples so close!

Love, Hermana Price J Hugs and kisses!

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Wedding Planner

How is everyone doing? I´m still doing just fine here in paradise. J Things are going fine and time is flying by fast. This week was awesome! Reninger and Rosa got married this week. The wedding was really beautiful, maybe it was because I designed it… ;) 

So Peruvians are very rich in their culture and weddings can pretty much be the same. Everyone always has the same colors and has their first dance as husband and wife is also to the same song, and there just isn´t too much creativity there… So I just thought we should do something different… At the back of our church there is a really huge mango tree so I talked my comp into having the wedding under the mango tree. We started setting up all the chairs and we started hanging balloons from the tree. We set up this really pretty place for the cake and everything. It looked really good! Everyone was like Wow! Thats really different! I couldn´t tell if the ladies in the relief society liked it but Rosa seemed to like it so that´s all that mattered. J All their friends and family came. It was really fun. J But I was a little bugged with our Elders. 

First of all they came to the wedding in basketball shorts and tee shirts because they had “a service project” planned that they never went to. Then they just sat around and played with the music the whole time. They didn´t even get up and welcome the non member guests. Our Branch president was a little upset too. He actually talked to them this Sunday telling them to step-it-up. 

I remember this lady that came to speak to us in the MTC she said, now sisters if your Zone leaders or your district leaders are 19 going on 12 you can either decide to get upset and impatient with them or you can help them fulfill their calling. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that. 

I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect but His church here on earth is lead by imperfect people. I know it´s so easy to get impatient with the leaders - I have sometimes but if I just remember that I´m just as imperfect as they are it helps me have more patience. Haha

Any who! What´s going on in the good old promised land? I miss you guys so much. Can you believe that I have 6 months left! Not that I´m trunky or anything… ;) No really the work is going great and I am happy. J I´m actually pretty excited for this week. Elder Scott Grow is coming from the 70. He will be giving us training on our ward and branch councils. It will be really good. Then the missionaries here and in Tarapoto will be having a special devotional from him too. Woo! So excited. They also told us that he will be doing personal interviews with us. I hope he picks me! 

Anyways, life is good and the missionary work is coming along just fine. I´m really excited for Reninger´s baptism. J It should be fun. Anyways love you tons and I hope everyone is happy and enjoying this fun, crazy adventure we call life. J
Hugs and kisses! Love, Aubs.