This week was insane!
Monday, for pday, my companion and I were in charge of planning something with our zone. Our pension has a lot of land just outside of Huancayo so we all went there. We basically had the time of our lives playing volleyball, rolling down hills and making towers (one for the sisters and one for the elders obviously). It was so nice to take a break and leave the city for a while. The best part is that it didn't start raining until after we left 😃
Wednesday I hit a year in the mission. A year in Peru! The time has flown by so fast. We had some sisters stay the night with us which was fun. We received a reference from a return missionary a couple weeks back and we are visiting his friend Rocio. We challenged her to be baptised and she accepted. She's come to church for 4 weeks now and the ward is definitely helping her with the friendshipping part. (the most important part). Also, we had another water adventures. Sometimes when it rains we don't have water in our room. We had to shower somehow so we called up some other sisters and showered there at night. Well, their water heater wasn't working. I have never had a colder shower in my life. The best part is that we had water when we got home....
Thursday Elder Godoy of the seventy came and we had a multizone conference. He talked a lot about not falling into the trap of working with friends instead of working with people that are actually going to progress. He really emphasized our purpose here as missionaries. My favorite part was when he talked about the blessings that we receive as missionaries. Sometimes we can't see these blessings here but we can see them at home. I've definitely seen them at home.
Friday all the leaders traveled to Huanuco for a leaders conference with Elder Godoy. We got there at 5, had our meeting at 6, ate dinner and then slept in a hotel. I saw a bath tub for the first time in a year. The leaders conference was really cool because Elder Godoy didn't talk at all. He kindof guided us and had us talk amongst ourselves to resolve some problems. He then told us that that is how leaders work.
Saturday, early in the morning, we traveled back to Huancayo. On our bus there were only four gringos: me. Hna Sinks from colorado, Elder Bullock from Utah and Elder Thatcher from Heath Texas. Elder Thatcher and I started naming people we knew (turns out we've got a lot of mutual friends). We also had gone to Jubilee together and a couple stake dances (small world right). I mentioned Josh Daughtee Hna Sinks looked at me and was like: "how do you know Josh Daughtee?" Yes, it's a super small world..... and when your LDS it's even smaller.
Sunday was Valentines day and we spent all day doing paperwork (or trying to).
I love you all so much! Thank you for all you do. You do so much for me. Happy Valentines Day! Happy Birthday Hannah!
Love, Hermana White