Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sunday will come!

This sunday was just incredible!!! We had a man who has a teaching record of at least 10 missonaries come to church and tell us he wanted to be baptized this saturday. AT LAST. His member wife and daughter were all smiles and just so amazing! Then he can baptize his son in a few weeks when he recieves the priesthood!! Basically we work hard and God just brings the people to us. Literally Saturday was a hard day with knocking doors cus all our appointments fell through, but just like the atonement SUNDAY WILL COME. We all pass through nights where we think we have given our all in vain and that maybe we will never pass this trial and things seem bad, just like Christ talk about the WORST night and the following day in the HISTORY of the world!!How great was His truimph three days later!! The fight was all worth it when the glory and his victory came. In that all His brothers and sisters can live with him eternally again! Just keep fighting, when things are the hardest is when God and the blessings are the closest! . 
We also learned a bit about this when we hiked to the waterfall this weekend. after many weeks of not alot of exercise in the mornings.....ahem gordita hermana atkinson was basically a tub of butter climbing a mountian STRAIGHT UP! We really just had to look at what we had accomplished and not what we had left to climb. Our leaders in our district were there to help us along, but wow it was a long way up there and my companion didn´t think she could make it. Our leaders were there every step of the way encouraging her and helping her along. We all made it to the end together. We had accomplished something great! But I am so sore OUCH! But a really great experience for our preperation day. 
Ok gottta run! love you all tons.
Sister atkinson!
the other pics are when we baked cake with members (the members who are in charge of EFY in peru!! so cool) 
and the other.....um i think its hermana pardo and me at the temple in peru!
We went to Chosica!!! Basically utah in the mountians  to hike up to the waterfall!! I was just so happy to get out of the city. We had a trade in companions cuz my companion can´t hike and the other sister felt ill. So at 5 am we got on a 2 hour bus to Matucana!! Woot! Waterfall. 

One is the big road close to our house called the Avenido BRASIL.no not the country but at 5 am is very empty so why not take photos?? 
My companion and I found this awesome car in Jocky Plaza which is like their mall here. Of course we needed to take pictures in the cars!! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

His work and glory to bring to pass the eternal life of man.

Ok I figured Photos speak a thousand words so I will send a short letter and a bunch of photos!! YAY! if these send one is of Hermana S and hermana C and our awesome halloween festival in their house when I was with them for just about a week while my companera was in the hospital. They are so funny and these few days were the funniest happiest just loving knoking on doors and talking with everyone in Las brisas. Translated means the breezes. Well named because one street smells like one thing and the next moment smells totally different. Its amazing how different streets smell.....for the good and the bad. But just a week of pure laughter and adventrues while my companion was in the hospital. Needless to say we REALLY enjoyed the halloween package and the cookies and the Elders loved the skittles and almond joys!! I may have eaten all the cookies almost all by myself!! AW chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies HOW I HAVE MISSED THEEEEEE!!
My companion is better now that she has rested for a few days in the hospital with some heavy antibiotics to help her body heal. We are taking it slow we try to walk slow so her foot won´t swell up again and she is taking pills to help her foot not swell so we keep marching on. I am SO GLAD I DON¨T have health problems!! I was thinking about it and never in my life have I been in the hospital or really sick that I can really remember!! Count your many blessings name them one by one! But the miracle is that when my companion was in the hospital and I was in another sector we couldn´t visit our investigator with a baptism date. Needless to say we were both praying like NADA MAS that God could watch out for him when we couldn´t. I tried to call him every day to see if he was progressing but couldn´t get a hold of him or nothing. But as I was praying in the morning thrusday for God to give me a sign that my faith wasn´t in vain I ended my prayer and JUST LIKE THE MOVIE best two years the phone started to ring and it was Roberto and he asked Hermanas when will you visit me my baptism is this saturday!! So when my companion got out of the hospital that afternoon we vistited him he had his interview friday and saturday in the morning was baptized and sunday confirmed a memeber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!! God is always listening to every prayer and we basically did nothing. Roberto is His convert we were only tools in his hands to do the basic stuff and God prepared him when we weren´t even in our sector! God really watches out for every single one of us and is constantlly preparing us for the day when we will talk with him face to face. My testimony of the work of God really grew in a LEAP and a bound this week that Even when things are worse than bad that God is in control and He can´t loose, its his work and his glory to bring to pass the eternal life of man!
In the name of My brother and savior Jesus Christ amen.
With all my love sister atkinson.