Hola! My name is Rebecca Higham and I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints in the Bolivia Santa Cruz mission. I start my journey on May 19, 2015 when I report to the Peru MTC. My sweet mother will be posting my weekly letters and pictures so you can follow along with my adventure ❤

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Weeks Are Flying By

Well hello there! Holy moly I know I say this every week, but the weeks are just FLYING!!! I feel like I was just here writing you guys last week! Time needs to SLOW DOWN! I guess I'm just enjoying having a gringa companion a little too much that time is just flying!!

This week was a great week! We had a lot to do this week! First of all we have been having great success with Lucinda, she came to church yesterday for the full 3 hours and has been absorbing our lessons. Because of her lack of a Christian background, we've been taking lessons super slow with her, but she is just loving it and is slowly starting to understand which is awesome! She is absolutely adorable and we love visiting with her! I just wish I spoke Ketchawa so it was easier to explain things to her hahaha. Also, there's this reallllllly mean dog that lives where she lives and it is probably the scariest thing in the entire world. Every time it sees us it RUNS FULL SPEED at us and tries to bite us hahaha sooo that's fun and I want to cry every time I see it, but it's whatever. So that's pretty much the only downfall with teaching Lucinda, other than that she is great!! 

We have also had the chance to meet with our other investigator Blanca who is WONDERFUL. She is so strong willed and just knows that the church is true - she always shares her testimony with us which is awesome! The only downfall with her is that her family is not supportive at all and always gives her work to do on Sundays. And it's really hard to teach her because she works in a tienda so we stand outside while we teach her which is hard, but esta bien! She's just great and I've loved watching her grow and progress!! She's great!

We've also been working with a 15 year old named Jherson who DEFINITELY does not look like he's 15, he looks like he's 20! He looks really intimidating, but he's like the nicest person ever! We've been teaching him for a couple weeks now and he's slowly starting to learn of the love his Heavenly Father has for him. He's great though and we're hoping he progresses! 

Soooo pretty much we had a crazy thing happen this week. So once upon a time we were going to help a less active do her family history and we were having her meet us at the church. Well, as we were attempting to open the door to the Family History room (we had the wrong keys... haha) these two random men walked in and they were looking for the Family History center! They weren't members and they knew about it from a news paper article that they found from ONE YEAR AGO! Like WHAT. What were the chances that they would walk in looking for the FH center as we were about to do it! And then we were extrememly grateful that we had been on time! We weren't able to work with them that day but we had them come back the next day and got them started on their pedigree chart! Wow! The Lord works in such mysterious and crazy ways!! It was awesome! Unfortunately they weren't from our area, but we got them passed on to the other missionaries so hopefully they will receive lessons! It was AWESOME!. 

This week was just such a great week, lots of miracles and tender mercies, lots of work, and lots of trying to find people to teach! We've been working really hard to find people to teach (especially families) and we haven't quite been able to find one yet, but I know that there is one right around the corner, I can feel it! And I'm so excited! I just love this work and I love being here. I am seriously so blessed to be in this area with Hna Arave, she is AWESOME and we are working sooo hard! We're just trying to work as hard as we can before I kill her off in about a month. Weird! But she's great and she likes ice cream as much as I do so we get it like every day. Hahaha. Anyways. That's pretty much it for the week! I love this work, I love being here in this crazy country of Bolivia (even if the dogs do scare me and the cats give me allergies). I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I encourage you all to share your testimony in any way that you can! You never know who's ready to hear the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I love you all! Thank you for all the love and support!

Here's a lovely quote for the week from Elder Eduardo Gavarret from Oct 2014 conference:
As you strive to come to Him, you will gain the power to relieve life's burdens, whether physical or spiritual, and experience a positive inner chain that will help you be happier. 

I love you all and have a great week! 

Hermana Higham

Our Personista made us pizza!


A member fed us tons of veggies!
I love her!

We got ice cream to celebrate 3 months here.

I love them.

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