First off, here is some exciting news:
I got to play guitar a little this week. Realized that i totally forgot how to play. -__-
Learned that my sector isn’t actually a mountain. It is a volcano…and with president telling us that we all need to have our 72 hour kits ready, i am only a little concerned…
Now for the parts that weren’t so preferible…
The San Juan celebration is very interesting…. It is a celebration of a saint, but the people are drinking themselves to death. It was actually a really eery feeling. All night and all morning there were men (no women whatsoever) walking the streets like zombies. They dress up like it’s halloween and just drink and dance and sleep in the streets. It is actually pretty dangerous. There are a lot of people who die during this time. So we had to go home early every night. During the day, however, there was NO ONE. It was silent, which made it even more eery! They were all sleeping like midday until six. Anyway, that was a new experience this week. There was a different feeling in the atmosphere. And it smelled like pure alcohol, B.O, and urine…
ENOUGH OF THAT! Moving on! Nothing super funny happened this week so that’s a bummer, but it was a good week! We had a Conference with 4 zones. It was a super confusing conference though. President and the APs were all over the place because we were going to receive 13 new missionaries from the missions within Peru the next day. We have spontaneously been receiving lots of new missionaries from Venezuela and Peru recently. Venezuela is actually in a reeeeeally really bad state right now. It is literally almost impossible to find food now, no one has money, and they aren’t letting people leave the country. That’s what the missionaries and members have been telling us at least…so hopefully it gets better there. Pray for them!
Every week seems to go by faster. I feel like Christmas is right around the corner. hahaha for real though. But it is seriously amazing what a mission can do to ya. I never thought I would be craving to read the scriptures…but i literally cannot wait for studies…the scriptures are full of spiritual food because as i read it fills the hunger i have! The word of God truly fills our souls! You can feel that power the more you read them!
Watch “israel, israel god is calling” at lds.org/broadcasts. Never check your religion at the door. suuuuper powerful talk by elder Holland.
I really really love the words of Alma. He is so passionate about this gospel and helping others and I want to quote his words because i feel the exact same way,
“O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth and cry repentance unto every people! Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thrunder, repentance and the plan of redemption that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.” (alma 29:1-2)
I have a very strong testimony of the Plan of Salvation. Study it more. It will save your life and bring you true, eternal happiness. It has changed my life and i understand it so much better now. I promise that it will bring you greater happiness. Next time you see Mormon missionaries walking down the street tell them to explain the Plan of Salvation. It will change your life.
I also want everyone to know how sacred and how great a blessing serving a mission is. Serving a mission is not a fad. It is not about where you go, who you meet, what kinds of pictures and friends you make. It is sacred time dedicated to the Lord. Every one of us who has the opportunity to serve a mission should pray about it seriously and prepare yourself. It is the most beautiful and rewarding experience of your life. Don’t take it lightly. But also know that it is incredibly fun because once you realize the importance of what you are doing and the miracles that come in the mission…you will feel a joy by preaching the word of God. Take advantage of this opportunity. you will be forever grateful.
Till next week! Take care everyone. Love, Hermana Dunne
Ñuca ÑaÑagu Dunne cani.
OH AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! take care. set off fireworks for me.