Monday, May 11, 2015

Social Time

Let me just set the stage here. I am serving out in the jungle, in a town called La Merced, on the outskirts of the amazon jungle. There is a set of Elders in La Merced and then a set of Elders and a set of sisters in San Ramon, a town about 15 minutes away.... the next closest missionaries are 2 hours away. We literally hear about nothing out here. Mission gossip? nada. Transfers? nope. We know where no one is. It's fantastic but sometimes you just need to see other missionaries. It's nice to know that there are other peope out here.

So, may I present: the wonderful invention that is the multizone conference!

Multi-Zone Conference At A Waterfall
This past week Pday was moved to friday because of a multizone conference on saturday. About 50 missionaries... yes, you read that right, more than just us 4 missionaries, went to some beautiful waterfalls. Oh! and we played with monkeys! Legit jungle monkeys. It was so much fun!!!!

Jungle Missionaries Play With Legit Jungle Monkeys
The next day we had a zone conference which always includes some sort of role play, which was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and the assistents talked about repentence which was also pretty cool. We had stake conference saturday and sunday as well and Elder Taylor Godoy came out and spoke. It was awesome! 

Funny story though, Elder Godoy began his talk with "can I get two foreign missionaries to stand up" My companion and I kindof looked at eachother like "us? does he mean us?" So we stood up and he asked us how people knew that we were from the United States. We were like "um, I don't know, we speak english?
Multi-Zone Conference
we're white?" Finally another sister missionary whispered, "your pasaporte"

Right, that would make sense. 

He then proceeded to talk about how people would know is you were from the church, what do you show people your part of the church. He said, in the way that you treat people, in the way that you pay your tithing and one more thing which is in my notes which I obviously have to reread.

Anyway, it was a fantastic week! I love you all and really loved seeing you :) 

Love, Hermana Blanca

Moroni 8:3

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