Monday, May 30, 2016

The sisters sang as they walked and walked...

Well, besides the fact that I yelled across the room in internet today when I found out that Libby got her call, it's been a pretty calm week.

For Pday last week we went and played games with all the sisters that we're over. We got to the sister's room in Concepcion and Hermana Trujillo was blowing up balloons. We blew up probably about 100 balloons and then just popped them and ate candy. We then played uno. It's probably the most relaxing pday we've had in a long time and it was a blast. 

This week we've been working a lot with some less actives that are amazing and starting to come back to church. They're main goal is to go to the temple and they're all really excited about the gospel. 

As far as investigators go...... we're looking. We've walked so much this week. It's great! Sometimes we don't really feel like we're doing our job but every time we talk to someone, even if they don't want to listen, we plant seeds. 

Missionary work is hard but it's so worth it.

I love you all and I am so grateful for the strength that you all provide.

Hermana White

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cake and Clowns

Last monday for pday our whole zone went to the parque de los mates. Mates are the gourds that are hollowed out and dried). There were a bunch of gourds made out of cement and decorated in different ways.

Hermana Sinks and I have worked incredibly hard this week. We've been getting home really tired everyday and that is the greatest feeling ever. We did divisions with Hermana Petersen and her child (Hermana Beltran) this week and that was fun to get to know tham a little more.

Here's a list of the crazy things that have happened this week:
-We ran into a clown who blew us kisses several different times this week
-I opened a door with a wire
-Our pension had two birthdays in the family so we ate cake twice this week

We received a reference this week to visit someone named Dora. We visited her once and then when we went back to visit her a second time we didn't find her but we did find her daughter.... who is a member. We're now helping her come back to church and she's so animated and excited to come back. The hand of God is in all things :)

I love you all!!!!

Love, Hermana White

Monday, May 16, 2016

Just over the bridge

The zone leaders called us tuesday night and told us the transfers. I didn't believe them but they told me that I was leaving the area to go be companions with...... Hermana Sinks! My area is called El Tambo and I should be finishing my mission here because Hermana Sinks will have 5 transfers here so she'll be leaving at the end of this transfer. The other sister leader area is neighboring San Carlos just on the other side of the river so all I had to do was cross the bridge. We sent some sisters off tuesday morning and I found out that I'm a grandma now!!!! Hermana Petersen is training and we're in the same zone!!!! Hermana Sinks and I are basically the same person so we're thinking that this transfer will be super awesome (I'll take better pictures next week).
This week was full of exciting transfer news. Monday Hermana Sinks (the other sister leader in Huancayo) came to stay with my companion and I because her companion finished the mission. We were in a trio for two days and then she went to stay with some other sisters in her area tuesday night because a sister got called to train. 

That's the exciting news for this week.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!!!!

Hermana White

Monday, May 9, 2016

The secret to missionary work is the work

One of the things that we've really seen this week is that when we put in our part the Lord helps us even more. My companion and I realized that we hadn't been working as hard as we had before Chio's baptism and so this last week we decided we needed to work harder. We weren't really sure how to do that because we were still visiting people and everything we just didn't feel like we were doing our best. Wednesday morning after studying we took 5 Restoration pamphlets and said that we weren't going to return home or eat lunch until we had given them all away in some good contacting. We said a prayer and left the room. In the first house that we contacted we were able to share the Restoration with a young woman who is catholic. The lesson was really good and really spiritual. We contacted and gave out all the pamphlets and we felt very satisfied when we went in to lunch. We realized that what we were lacking was a desire to complete the goals that we set every week and every day. We had a zone meeting on Saturday and we gave a training on what we had learned about really working to reach the goals that we set. 

It was so awesome to talk to my family on saturday. Everyone's getting so big and it's a little sad to not be there right now but I know that I'm here for a reason and I'll be working hard until I go home so that it can be an even sweeter reunion.

We had a ward activity here on saturday and my companion and I made chocolate chip cookies with our ward mission leader to share with everyone. So many people came to the activity. Every organization made a dish from the coast, the jungle or the mountain area (the three regions of Peru), they shared how they had made them and then every body ate. Some less actives and invistigators came and Chio has her calling in the Primary so she actually helped the Primary presidency cook. This ward has become my home away from home.

I love you all and I hope you have a fantastic week!!!! We have transfers tis week so I'll let you all know next monday if my companion and I are staying together... again or if we have transfers.

Hermana White

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Golden Forest

Last monday we went to a place called the golden forest.... no one told us how far we had to hike to get up there but after an hour and a half of walking we made it. There's a big stadium type area made out of rocks. We played volleyball (like just about every pday) and then we played signs after some of the elders got done with a fairly epic game of ninja.

Other than that this week has been fairly uneventful. My companion has got a cold. She's not bed ridden or anything, nothing super deathly..... she just blows her nose a lot. That's been rough for her.

Rocio received a calling yesterday. She's the knew primary secretary. My companion and I were able to be in the bishop's office with her when they set her apart. It's very special to see these people that you love so much grow and keep growing.

I love you all and I can't wait to see you on saturday!!!!!

Love, Hermana White