Sister Carr is currently serving an 18 month mission in the Peru Lima West Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
January 14, 2014
January 13, 2014
Mom, I´m so glad that you got a
do nothing week. Sometimes we just NEED those, and you definitely deserve
it! You shouldn´t even feel a little guilty haha. But yeah, this was a
productive week for us! We´re finally seeing changes and improvement, and
it makes me nervous that I´m going to get transferred because of it haha.
Sounds like you learned the same lesson in Sacrament meeting that I´m
learning. Last week when I told you about our loco meeting, all I could
think about is ¨WHAT IS THE SOLIS FAMILY THINKING?¨ When I should have just
focused on myself and found that inner peace and time to think about the
This was a fantastic week. I
love seeing myself progress and I love that I´m starting to understand
people and to be able to speak and have them understand. It´s a true
blessing. Monday was a great, relaxing P-day. Our district spent the day at
the Castillo home (where I live), and we made pizza and watched Ephraim´s
Rescue. It was super fun. Seriously Hermana Flor is the best, if I ever
come back to Peru, I´m coming to Caraz, even if it´s JUST to visit her.
This week we´ve been working
hard with the Solis family who I introduced to you last week. Maria and
Juan Carlos are seriously adorable. Monday night we had a family home
evening with them and watched The Restoration. The mom, Sheyla said the
closing prayer and the spirit was so strong as she asked to know if this
was the right path for their family. She´s reading her Book of Mormon and
developing a testimony of these things. We´re working hard to help her
husband to recognize these things as well. Tuesday we had an activity in
the Capilla, Hermana Cueva and I introduced the members to the movie The
Testaments. We had four investigators come, including little Juan Carlos,
he´s 11 and Maria is 14. Juan Carlos LOVED that movie. The next day when we
came to visit their house, we had assigned them to read 3 Nephi 11. He was
so excited as he exclaimed that it was the same as in the movie, and that
Jesus said ¨Venid a mi y toca mis manos¨¨. It was sooo cute. Our new YW
president is the wife of our ward mission leader, they are an upbeat, young
couple and she has been great for Maria. Maria has come to church twice and
is already starting her personal progress and has a part in the New
Beginnings program. When people meet Juan Carlos and Maria, they firmly
declare that they are getting baptized on the 25th. They have permission
from their parents, who want to get baptized ¨mas adalante¨ but we´re
working witht hem and I think they will be baptized as a whole family. At
mutual on Saturday they talked about modesty, and Maria asked me if I
had an extra skirt so she could look her best for Sunday. Thanks mom for
sending me those two skirts from Seagull book. They´ve come in handy, and I
gave one for Maria so that she could look her best and be modest for
church. She loves it. Church dress is a problem in our ward, and in
our ward council Hermana Marilin excitedly told everyone how
even our investigator came to church in a skirt. The Solis
family is fantastic.
Another little miracle.
Antonio, the man we recently helped to be reactivated, has a grandson
that´s recently moved in with him. He´s been coming to church, loves the
Young Mens program and is taking the discussions with us. He also
wants to be baptized on the 25th...we´re working on getting permission from
his parents. (for the family only=i´ve been studying my patriarchal
blessing a lot lately, and there´s a part that says that I´m going to
be an important leader for the youth, helping them to be on the straight
and narrow path....I don´t think it´s a coincidence that we´re finding
families with youth that are not members of the church. It´s so
cool for me to see how my blessing applies to me in different parts of my
I´ve also started up Classes de
Ingles otra vez. This was our second week trying again...and it was
amazing. We had 5 of our investigators show up, and 20 members-menos
activos. Before we were lucky to have 6 people show up. It was
awesome, they participated, it wasn´t awkward, and I think THEY LEARNED!
That´s my week in a nutshell!
I´m so happy. It´s so much easier to be here when I feel like I really am
making a difference for people, and the last two weeks I´ve felt that way.
I feel like I´m doing what the Lord wants me to do, and when I´m actively
working to become more like Him and bring His children to Him, that´s when
I feel my best.
Thank you for all of your love
and support. I feel it and I love it. I´m so blessed. This IS the Gospel of
Jesus Christ. This IS the only and true way. This gospel helps men become
better and people to know that they are children of a loving Heavenly Father,
I absolutely LOVE it.
Love you all and I hope you have
a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK WITH FINALS BRETT AND KACEY.
Con MUCHO amor, su hermana,
hija, y amiga,
[PS: I had chicken feet and intestines for dinner
this week at the Solis house. Yum Yum. Count your blessings, name them
oonnneee by onnneeee
PSS- Sorry no pictures this week, the computer hates my camera today