Haha I´m afraid I had another one of those weeks where it just went by so quickly that I don´t even remember half of it, sorry! And I was so busy that I barely took any pictures. What I do remember is that we did exchanges two times this week. On Tuesday I was with Hermana Miller and it was my first time leading my area here in La Pampa! AND I DIDN´T GET LOST ONCE!! Hehe I´m so proud of me. Then in the night time we cooked pancakes 🙂
We also did exchanges with the Hermanas in Cotoca — Cotoca is this tiny little town just outside of Santa Cruz. They have one branch there! And when I went over there with Hermana Rojas, we took a taxi to go visit an even smaller town right outside of Cotoca, a “pueblito” called Campanero. It was pretty cool, now I can say I´ve been to: Tarija, San Lorenzo, Santa Cruz, Cotoca, and Campenero. 🙂
Hermana Rojas is Chilena and super awesome, in the nighttime we bought hamburgers. 🙂
We have a really awesome family that is progressing, Diana and Fabio. They´re brother and sister and their dad is getting reactivated in the church. When we visited them this last week, Diana told us about how her dad only just recently told them that he wants them to go to church with him and experience the gospel blessings, and her reaction was one that surprised me. When her dad told her all of this, she replied to him, “Why are you telling us all this now? Why didn´t you tell us earlier?” I think a lot about my life and all the blessing I´ve been able to receive because I was born and raised in a faithful family and I know my blessings are just too many to count. There are some people who have the mentality that it would have been better to get to know the church as an adult or teenager, but Diana´s response showed me that she doesn´t feel the same way — it´s so much better to live the gospel right from the get-go. Diana has shared some of her life experiences with us and even though she´s only 16, even she could tell that her life would have been so much better had her dad brought her to church sooner. I really hope all of you guys can reflect upon how the knowledge of the gospel and knowledge about the plan of salvation and the restoration has changed and blessed your life — I know it has!
I love you all so much!