Monday, August 15, 2016

This was a good week. We flew to Cochabamba on Tuesday for leadership and got back Wednesday night. We were therefore a little short on time this week, but we did all that we could. We have so many people right now that are extremely close to baptism, and they just need a little push to make it. I have a lot of hope for these upcoming weeks.
I really like my companion, Hna. Rosillo. I think the only problem we have is that we sometimes stay up to late because we just keep talking haha. She's a hard worker.
This week we found a great new family, and at the end of the lesson they invited us to some tea or coffee. She had the hot water served and everything and we just had to put in the mix. We were running late to a lesson, so rather than take the time to explain to them the Word of Wisdom, we just chugged hot water haha. I think the mother noticed so it was probably better that we explained it well and showed up late to the next lesson, but we didn't really think it through that well... for the next lesson haha.
I'm kind of drawing a blank when it comes to what else happened this week, but we worked hard and I really love this area.
Anyway, sounds like you guys had a great week.  I love you guys!
Hna. Rupp

Monday, August 8, 2016

My new companion is Hna. Rosillo from Peru, and she's really cool. I like her a lot. When we recieved our transfers Sunday night, I was nervous because my old comp is an extremely hard worker, and I felt that the area wouldn't do as well without her. It's also a big area, and I didn't think I I knew it well enough. But, with every tansfer, I come to realize even more that the work is the same. If you work hard and trust that the Lord knows what He is doing, it all works out well. This was easily the least stressfull transfer I have had thus far, and our area is doing very well, which makes me very grateful-
Also, C got baptized!! She's almost 78, only speaks Quechua (but generally understands Spanish), can barely walk, and she's awesome. When we ended our first lesson with her last month, I thought my companion was a little crazy to be talking about her baptism. But, I have learned that neither age, health problems, nor even a language barrier can prevent prepared people from finding the truth. Her daughter and her family are members of our ward, but C never was interested beforehand. But, she has been so excited for her baptism, and she took it like a champ. Her son-in-law and the 2 Elders from our ward all had to help in the baptismal font, but overall it went really well, and was a very beautiful service. Her grandson and another little from our ward were baptized as well.
Today we went to explore a little town outside of the city called Yotala. Supposedly there's a really beautiful river close by, but when we got there, it was literally just a little stream haha. We went with some of the other sisters in our zone, and I think some of them were a little disappointed when we got there, but I thought  it was cool to explore and see a little more of a town I never would have seen otherwise.
Overall, it was a great week and I'm excited for this transfer! I hope you have an awesome week!
Love you all!
Hermana Rupp

Monday, August 1, 2016

This wasn't our best week, but it was still good. 2 of our investigators were supposed to be baptized, but now it's looking like they'll be baptized not this week, but the next. At least that's what we're praying for...
I also ate something that made me sick, and spent almost all of Friday night in the bathroom, throwing up. But, the good news is that I got it out of my system- I got everything out of my system haha- and by that morning I felt better and was able to work like normal.
In our area, I also feel like we give a lot of marriage advice, which is ironic because obviously neither my companion and I know what it's like to be married haha. Some of the families we visit aren't doing so well, and it's depressing. However, I'm grateful for my good ol' mom and pop and their examples ;) I've used you two and shared what I've seen in your relationship to help out investigators.
Also, we have transfers! Well, my companino does. I'm actually surprised that we won't have two transfers together, and a little nervous haha. I will now be with Hermana Rosillo, who is also from Peru and will arive tommorrow. She was in the CCM with me, so I kind of know her, but not a whole lot. She seems cool though.
Anyway, I'm doing well, and I'm glad to hear that things are good at home as well. Have an awesome week, and thanks for everything. I love you guys!
Hermana Rupp

We found a woman and her children hauling (is that spelled right?) a pile of rocks up the hill, and we helped them out and took some pictures. She was pushing, and her five kids were pulling. We ended up laughing a ton while helping.