Monday, September 14, 2015

We don't have a ton of time today (My comp lost our cell phone, and then she wanted to go track the taxi that we thought it was in, so that took a little while haha), so sorry.
Thank you everyone for all the prayers and emails for my companion and I. Her surgery was a little more complicated than they were expecting, but everything went well in the end, and we could leave on Wednesday. Each day we have only left our apartment for a little while, but by tomorrow I think she´ll be able to work a full day. She's a very hard worker and staying in has been hard for both of us, but overall this week has been good, and I'm grateful that she has such a strong desire to teach.
So a little about my area. We split Tiquipaya with two Elders, and our area is in the middle. So, it's not as poor as their's, but it's also not the nicest. There are some nice houses in our area, but we also teach some people who have pretty much nothing. Some don't have work and have trouble buying food and water (you can't drink any of the water here). One woman we taught literally was sleeping in a little shed full of sacks of flour. So at least she had food. That being said, I'm pretty sure my area is fairly nice overall. We wash our clothes by hand, but we have a working toilet and a warm shower, which is awesome.
Our area is big, and there is a lot I haven't seen yet. There are a lot of fields (they're pretty small and in just whatever patch of ground where there's room), and livestock like cows and chickens. I really like it. The weather is pleasant, and the people are great.
Overall, I really love it here, and I´m really just excited to be a missionary! There's definitely a joy in serving that is unlike I have ever felt before. Especially when teaching lessons.

I'm already out of time, so I'm sorry but I'll have to send pictures next week. I'll send lots, I promise. 
I love you all, thanks for everything!

1 comment:

  1. We are so proud of you sister Rupp and the trials you have already overcome. We love your letters way to go