Monday, November 28, 2016



Don't worry, this is not the last time we'll be writing, next week I think I'll have a little bit of time as well.... This week was crazy. We are working hard and our area is progressing. We were able to have one baptism on Saturday (Camila) which was nice and we are still looking for new people and finding them! I think I wrote to you guys before about Ricardo and Lisbet a young couple that we're teaching. So this week, we went to teach them in our cita normal and we found Ricardo alone, and crying. It turns out that his wife the day before left with her son without saying anything. They assumed that she was just leaving really quick to buy something (she didn't take anything with her) but before he knows it, she had left with her son to Trujillo! She left him and went a little crazy and tried to denunciar her husband... it was sad. Our convert Luis's sister also died yesterday. It was interesting because just a few days ago we had a special training with President Godfrey about the difference between TEACHING and MINISTERING. Minister is more sincere, is to feel genuine love and teach according to the Spirit. In the training, we talked about when Christ raised Lazarus- although he fully knew of the power he had to raise him, he left immediately what he was doing and cried with Mary and Martha, because he loved them.  We were able to go and apply this and truly comfort Luis in his time of need and  "llorar con los que lloran". Although the hermana rejected us so many times when we tried to teach her, she was a very nice woman and we will miss her. We celebrated Dia de accion de gracias making homemade flan. There's not a lot you can do with a little plug in stove and a frying pan haha 

A little sunburned now....

Bishop Perez

Camila's Baptism


Monday, November 21, 2016


No group email today! 
Wearing our matching skirts and scarves (regalos)

Una noche hogar nos divertimos muchisimo (a very fun FHE!)

At the beautiful Lima Temple

Cake face smashing birthday tradition

Hermana Zapata Birthday!

With all of the senior missionaries (I have to translate everything into English for them, it's good practice!) 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Diligent In The Small Things


This week was a good one! Not much is new with me- last P day we spent almost 80 soles in pizza and gaseosa (inca cola!) with us four sisters. We were also able to give away some old mattresses and make the day of a lot of members in our ward! We had a lot of doors slammed in our faces but also saw some cool miracles- one of which is a new investigator named Ana and her two kids. They look really great and as we were getting to know her a little bit, we could see that her experiences ultimamente have been preparing her to hear the gospel. We also had some crazies talk to us, an hermana with schitzophrenia almost attack us, having a sick companion.... so basically everything the same! This kind of stuff shouldn't happen as much as it does hahaha This week while listening to my conference talks, one titled "You can do it now" by Elder Uchtdorf got me thinking a lot (along with the hoja of goals that president sent us who are dying this transfer!) One of the quotes in this talk says
"One of the adversary’s methods to prevent us from progressing is to confuse us about who we really are and what we really desire. Satan’s purpose is to tempt us to exchange the priceless pearls of true happiness and eternal values for a fake plastic trinket that is merely an illusion and counterfeit of happiness and joy."
There are so many things in this world that God has prepared for our happiness, true happiness! I hope we can all understand the importance of setting worthy goals and avoid the ilusions of the enemigo by being diligent in the small things- Have a good week!

Hermana Stone

These argentinas have gotten me hooked on drinking mate and watching futbol. 

We wake up at 5:30 every day to be in the stake center at 6 am to play soccer.

Our Sunday lunch fell through and we can't buy anything... Good thing we had a cup noodles and half a loaf of bread ughhh

Monday, November 7, 2016

Viva Peru!

Just pictures today!

17 meses!

Almost all of my old companions reunited again!