Monday, October 26, 2015

This week was pretty crazy and sort of stressful, but some of the first people that I met here were baptized and they are awesome!!  I truly love them so much, and it has been so awesome to see their progress.

Another one of our investigators also told us this week that she is getting married next week! She is literally the perfect investigator, except for that she isn´t married. For the past 2 months her goal has been to get married next year, and we have just kept telling her to continue to try to find a way to talk to her boyfriend. Now, she can probably be baptized the following week because she is more than ready. She also has a little boy, who coincidentally is named Samuel and is 3 years old . It´s no wonder that I love them :)

There was a big festival of dances with all the Stakes here in Cochabamba:

Dressed up as cholitas (what the more wealthy/older/traditional women always wear here):

This is my district. We found all these random hats, so... :

Monday, October 19, 2015

So this week has been really good!  We worked super hard, contacted a lot in the more rural parts of our area (which I love), and found some super cool people. Our baptisms didn´t go through this week, but they´re now scheduled for this Saturday, and I really feel that they´re ready.

The other day we lost our cell phone (okay, I´ll admit it, I left it on a rock in the outskirts of our area), so we were kind of freaking out because if someone finds your phone here, they keep it. But, we decided to say a prayer, and I felt the Spirit really strongly, so we called it anyway. Some guy answered and told us to come to the same spot, and he would give it to us. We were super relieved and excited, but when we got there, he was gone. So we started to walk, and my comp felt we should go to this one house up the mountain a little. We got to the house, and it turned out to be where the man lived. He was super drunk, but he gave us the phone and my planner in exchange for 20 bolivianos. Later we realized that we had 6 or 7 missed calls from other people, but the man only answered our call. We both were super grateful for an answer to our prayers.

We have 2 baptisms scheduled for this week, so I hope they’ll go through and I can tell you all about them next week!

I’m extremely grateful for all of your love and support, and I hope you have a great week!

Love, Hermana Rupp

So this wifi here is pretty hit and miss, and I literally just spent another half an hour waiting for it to work.  Sorry this is, yet again, so short and lame. I have pictures of other letters as well, but I’ll have to send them the next week, probably.  I’ll try now, but we’ll see.
I love you all!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

my pensionista is soo nice and made me a cake/ sign (mujer virtuosa haha)

Monday, October 5, 2015

So the internet wasn´t working great, and I'm just starting so I'll have to be fast, sorry.
I´ve learned a lot this week, and Conference was amazing. Every question I had got answered. The main thing I realized is that I´ve used obedience, our rather the occasional lack thereof, as an excuse. And I know that obedience is the first law of Heaven, but the first and great commandment is to love the Lord and therefore others. And I´ve done a pretty bad job with this. I decided I really, truly need to improve in this. And this morning (I was again thinking about this), and my companion brought it up, and we made goals to be more obedient and work harder to meet our goals. definitely no coincidence there. 
I´m so grateful for this time to be a missionary, and I´m especially grateful for all of your examples. Have and awesome week, and I love you all!
Love Hermana Rupp