Monday, June 27, 2016

The Last Transfer

So this last week was transfer week. My companion had been in this area for five transfers so she left and went to Oxapampa (a jungle area). She was absolutely thrilled. Hermana Olson is my new companion. She's from Arizona and has about 13 months in the mission. She's also my little sister (or, in other words, we have the same trainer). I'm so grateful to have her as a companion we've worked so hard in the last five days and it's been so exciting to see what we've been able to accomplish.

We switched our Pday from today (Monday) to last Friday. President and Sister Henderson wanted to hike Huatapallana one more time before they left the mission and they invited all the missionaries serving in Huancayo to go with them. It was a blast!!!

That's just about all that's happening here. I just want to leave a little note with everyone on service. This week I had the wonderful learning opportunity of ignoring someone when they really needed help. I was thinking about it later and thought about Christ when he says inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these ye have done it unto me. I felt that I had given up the opportunity to serve someone else and in turn serve Christ. Repentence is such a blessing everyone! I would invite you all to look at the people around you and pray to recognize their silent pleas for help. Everyone needs a little service.

That's all!!! I love you all and really, truly need your prayers.

Hermana White

Monday, June 20, 2016

It's the Little Things

This week we decided that if there were sisters in the office they'd be us.

The office elders went with President to the different parts of the mission to do the mulitizone meetings so when some sisters had to travel to get an MRI we got to take them to the hospital. We played an epic game of dots with her companion while we were all waiting.

We've also had a sister who is finishing the mission stay with us because she had to travel to Huancayo from Cerro de Pasco (about four hours away). She has had some end of mission trainings this weekend and then she heads of to California tomorrow.

In our area we've been working with a lot of less actives. We've grown to love them so much that it just about broke my heart this sunday when one of them didn't come to church. We went and visited her and spoke very directly about going to church and reading the Book of Mormon. She knows she needs to do it sometimes we just get lazy.

I really just want to testify about the little things. God really does love us. This weekend we've been in and out of the office doing this and that and I have seen so many people from my old wards. It's amazing to see how much these people love us and how much I love them. There was one time when we were walking down a long road in the blazing sun that is incredibly close to the earth here and a car stopped and my old stake president from the other half of Huancayo stopped to say hi. The little things are so amazing and they just keep me going.

I love you all!!!!! Thank you for sending your prayers this way

Hermana White

Monday, June 13, 2016

Welcome to the Tambo Hospital

This week started out with a trip to the hospital. One of the sisters we are over was incredibly sick so monday night we took her to the hospital. We had to get permission to be out past hours and at about 11:30 we got home (for those who don't know, curfew is 9:30 at the latest). The sister had a stomach infection and was dehydrated so now she's on a strict diet of boiled chicken and rice. She's really happy about it. 

Tuesday we were exhausted due to the missing hour and a half of sleep but it was ok because we got to eat pizza in leaders council. It was President Henderson's last leader's council with us as he'll be leaving. It was very sad but he's still working and worried about the progress of the mission so it feels like he's not even leaving.

For the past couple years the sisters who are leaving the mission, entering the mission or staying for leaders council have always stayed in President's house. Now they will be staying in our house due to the fact that the new president has kids. Our house is nicknamed the Tambo Hotel because it's got a room full of bunkbeds for when people are sick but this week we've changed the name to the Tambo Hospital because different sisters have been sick and been staying with us. It's a fun life :)

Friday we had a multizone conference. It is also our last multizone conference so he's basically saying good bye to the mission. Everybody who was leaving the mission this transfer bore their testimony so President and Hermana Henderson bore theirs. It's incredible how close to the spirit we can be here in this life.

I love you all so much!!!!! Know that I'm working hard. I miss you all but I love the people here so much as well. It will be hard to leave them.

Love, Hermana White

Also, all of my companions that haven't finished the mission were in the same multizone.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Just one of the beautiful people here

In El Tambo we're working a lot with less actives. We're looking for new investigators but they seem to be hiding. We've met so many people that are so excited to come back to church though and it's just as exciting to watch them progress as it is someone who hasn't known anything about the church.

Jessica is one of the less actives that we're working with. We actually found her like three weeks ago and she's already come to church twice (which is a miracle). She's a single mom with a seven year old son named Enrique. He is the smartest kid I have ever met. They're amazing and are already reading their scriptures by themselves (another miracle). They've really become a spirit lifter for us.

There're so many more people but I'll just mention her.

I love you all!!!! Thank you all so much for your prayers. 

Love, Hermana White