Season 3 Episode 24 " When Uruguay Unites"
|Us and our "Mexicano" drink|
|Me, Harker, Merubia and Resendiz|
we did the real divisions and I was able to spend the first half of the day with Hermana Merubia who I actually have met her when she first got to the missión because she started the same time as Hermana Sierra. It was fun to spend some time with her and meet a new investigator named Karina she is very excited to learn more from the missionaries. Then in the afternoon I was with Hermana Resendiz and this was the second time that we got to do divisions together, it was fun to meet some of their investigators that are planning on being baptized in a few weeks. I learned a lot from the Hermana's...about how to love and treat others. (they have had some problems in their companionship but are really trying hard to work it out). Then that night we got ready for our BIG Mission Conference with all of the Missionaries in here in Uruguay. We had to be at the Stake Center at so no sleeping there.
, well it turns out that a 7 hour bus ride gets a little longer when you are trying to sleep curled up in a bus seat. However, at this point I am completely use to being on buses, I have only done it once or twice ;) jaha jaha Once we got to the Stake Center in Montevideo we had the chance to listen to both President and Hermana Olsen along with the Eddys (the other mission President and his Wife). Then we heard from Bishop Davies and his wife about how to better study and apply the scriptures in our lives. It was a great conference and we learned how to love the people we serve and serve with too. Then as with all conferences we saw all of our mission friends which was a huge blessing...because I might not be seeing most of them for quite some time. We also had a great lunch, talent show and then just the OESTE MISION (WEST MISSION) Conference, where we talked about goals we are going to be making and plans for the Christmas Season and next year. :(
The hardest part of this week was saying goodbye to all of the missionaries that I have met and become friends with because I am not sure the next time I am going to see them. However, it was followed by the best part of the week, our FIEL (faithful?) party with the Olsen Family. We got to stay at the mission home and have a bbq all together and then sleep in the hostal (lodging house) and turn the trip into a Going to the Temple trip as well. It was a huge blessing to go to the temple with such an amazing group of missionaries, to feel the spirit so strongly testifying to all of us about the reality of the work that we are doing in Uruguay. After our session at the Temple we grabbed some lunch sacks and hung out at Tres Cruces before getting on another bus taking us back to Rivera.
I finally made it home to Rivera around and lets just say handy little tip - make sure at least one of the people you travel with has a phone...because then nobody has a way to call their companion and you may get stuck at a terminal with two Elders at :) just saying... we started wearing our pants in the afternoons and we look a lot more like regular people but with that being said we are feeling the heat and it is only getting hotter.
|Us in Skirts|
|US in pants|
DIVISIONS, I was with Hermana Funke, and she is just as awesome as her last name. We taught an English class where I had to pray in English and it was by far the hardest thing for me to do ever. (the struggle speaking English is real) Then we also ended up in a cemetery in their area where we decided to contact a couple of people that worked there. When we were taking a picture I was taken by surprise to see bones. Yes, those pics are really a person, in Uruguay after 3 years the bones get put into a concrete box and I guess then they break it open sometimes... ¿Happy late Halloween? (not sure why???)Then we had a great lesson the 4 of us with one of our investigators named Andres. We cant be alone with him so we decided to teach him all together. It was a great lesson about prayer and how important our relationship is with God in our lives.
not much happened, we were able to cross some people off of our "maybe" list so that is always good. Little Lupe did better in church but cant stop playing the piano during the closing prayer, one day she will get it. We also found out that the investigators that the Elders have been teaching actually live in OUR area so we are now having a combined Baptism with them .
Today we went out to the Rivera letters and the closest thing that I have seen to a Costco in this country. It was awesome!
|The Fab Four|
|Me, Harker Johnson and Funke|
|Just US on the Rivera sign|
|Rivera where else??|
|US enjoying Rivera|
|Peace to you all, from some Pretty Cool Hermana's|
Challenge: This week I want to challenge you to think about the way that the gospel has changed your life and the ways that it blesses you.... I have been so blessed and have seen so many other change because of the restored Gospel of Jesucristo. I love it and I love being a missionary.
Have a great week ,
Love Hermana Sanovich
|Sleeping on the floor is FUN to do|
|Is this Costco???|
|Where we bought our yummy crepe|
|Desserts for Days|
|Our yummy crepe|
|A Cool Bridge behind us...|
|US and our yummy crepe|
|"Chef" President Olsen|
|Temple Trip I am so blessed|
|Temple Trip with the BEST|
|Feel so LUCKY to know these amazing Hermana's|
|Saying Goodbye to Hermana Sierra|
|Johsnson, Funke, ME and Harker|
|Us looking like Tourists at the Cemetery|
|Us Being Tourists|
|Funke at the Cemetery|
|View of the Cemetery|
|The many boxes in the Cemetery|
|Close up of one of the boxes|
|The cement box that has been broken open|
|The Remains of Maria :(|