Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter!
Although our investigator didn't get baptized, and we're leaning towards reteaching the lessons before we put another baptismal date, this was a solid week.
Last Sunday we decided to look for an old investigator, so we went to her house before Church started. She and her son ended up coming, and it turns out that our pensionista (who got baptized in August) is her cousin. We had a lesson with all of their family together, and it was super powerful. I think that it may take a while, but she and her son will get baptized.
We also found another family while knocking doors, and they also came to Church yesterday.
Overall, we're finding a lot of new people who have a lot of potencial. Hermana Balderrama and I are super excited.
We got to go the mission home to watch the Women's General Conference which was great. I'm also super, super excited for Conference this weekend. We'll watch it in our Church building with our ward.
Have an awesome week and thanks for all the emails and prayers!
Love Hermana Rupp

Monday, March 21, 2016

Our investigator got baptized! She has been such a blessing for us. Her rapid progression and decision to get baptized really has been a miracle.
We have a boy who also may be baptized this Saturday, but we might wait for him to come to Church and progress a little more. He's technically ready and has the desire, but we're thinking about postponing. We'll have to see.
Other than that, we're walking a lot and trying to find new investigators. And the Lord is definitely helping us. This week we found 4 or 5 people who have a lot of potential. We knocked on one door, and found an entire family who were listening to the missionaries about 10 years ago, but moved and lost contact, or something like that. it was the first time in my mission that I have taught a lesson with an entire family of investigators. Even their grandparents came to listen. I'm really excited for them and hope they progress.
A little more about my area, because I don't think I've given too many details. It's mainly neighborhoods and shops, and very nice.The people in my area are generally richer and have prettier houses, a lot of them are decorated on the inside like they're from the 70's. We have one part of our area that is up the mountain and not quite as affluent, but not poor either. The people are more or less receptive, but the main problem we have is that the majority work and don't return to their house until later in the night.
Anway, I hope you all have an awesome week and a great Easter! I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, and that it is only through Him that we can obtain true joy and eternal life. I have felt His love and have seen it manifested in so many ways here in Bolivia.
I love you all!
Love Hermana Rupp

Monday, March 14, 2016

So, it's been brought to my attention that maybe my weekly letters could improve haha. Especially, the one from last week. VAN A DISCULPAR. I'll be working on it :)
This week was a roller coaster of emotions. A lot of our appointments bailed, and Hermana Balderrama and I walked and walked a ton, and the Sun was super strong. I'm exhausted right now. But, on the bright side, we sleep really well at night haha. The baptism of a woman we're teaching got postponed to next Saturday which was disappointing.
However, we also saw an incredible miracle. A man who has been investigating the Church for at least 5 years, finally got baptized. His wife was a member and I think his children are less actives, but he never could bring himself to get baptized although he goes every week. However, this week we planned to put a baptismal date and when we went to visit him, the first thing he asked was if he could be baptized this Saturday. We were so excited haha.
His baptism was really special. All of his family came, and his children were crying because they were so touched. He also spoke at the end and said how grateful he is that he can go to the temple in a year to be sealed to his wife.
I love Villa Graciela. I thought I never would want to leave Tiquipaya, but I know that the Lord sends us where we need to be. And I'm so grateful he felt that I should be here in Sacaba!
Thanks for all the love, support, and photos :) Hope you have a great week!
Love you all!!
Hermana Rupp

Monday, March 7, 2016


How's it going!
I don't have much to report this week. I don't know, my mind has kind of just gone blank haha. .
We have a baptism this Saturday! There's a chance we may have to postpone it, but I think she's ready. Unfortunately, our other investigator who has a baptismal date hasn't been coming to church, so we'll have to postpone his.
I really do love Villa Graciela. It's cool to see the progress that people are making, and I feel excited every day when we go to work. Hermana Balderrama and I get along well, and overall life is really good :)
Sorry I don't have much more to say, but I really can't think of anything else right now. If I think of something else in the next 20 minutes I'll let you know haha.
I hope you are all doing great and that you have an awesome week! Love you!!
Hermana Rupp

p.s. Not sure if I clarifed this well in the last letter, but Elder Bednar's son served in Cochabamba, not him. Don't think I made that very clear haha.