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 ❤

Sunday, November 15, 2015

There's a Hole in My Boot

Well hello there! Yes, there is a hole in my rainboot! And with all this rain my left foot has been sooooooo pruny! haha. Anyways... This week was crazy and full of a whole bunch of funny random things! So first of all, me and hermana Newbold are still companions so that's a good time! We're hoping we stay here till christmas together, but we'll see what happens! She's great and we're working hard to bring so many people unto christ!

First of all, let me just catch you up with Marilyn. She's still amazing, she's still reading, her prayers are still amazing and she sounds like she's preaching when she says them, BUT SHE JUST WON'T COME TO CHURCH. Like just come to church! Every week she's always just so excited, but then something happens and she always has an excuse. And the baby daddy keeps coming back into her life and she admitted that he is just a huge temptation for her so we just need to get him out of her life and she will be golden. She's so great and has such a great testimony! We had a missionary activity in the ward on Thursday and it was like these scenarios on how you can share the gospel and she got up and bore her testimony to our fake investigator and it was awesome! She's going to make a golden member, she's just gotta go to church and realize how important it is! Pray for her!

But, on the other hand, we have this amazing new investigator! Her name is Beatrice, she's 22, and she has a 2 year old, but don't worry, the father is married so we don't have to worry about that! Yaya! haha.  We've only met with her once and she is just so ready! She came to church with us yesterday for the whole 3 hours and was so interested! It was kind of too good to be true! She is the sweetest thing ever and we are excited to get to know her more and bring her unto Christ!

Also, funny story. So once upon a time we were on the search for a less active named Gabriela AƱez. Well, we found the house where the Anez family lives, but there was not a Gabriela. But there was a Gabriela across the street . But then we went back to the house another day and they told us that Gabriela Anez lived two houses down. So we went and asked for a Gabriela and they were a little confused at first, but went and got someone and a woman came out so we figured out it was her so we got an appointment with her. WELLLL when we went to go visit with her we found out 2 things. 1. Her name was not Gabriela Anez and 2. She wasn't a member. hahahahahahaahhaaha we were DYING. But now we have a wonderful investigator named Silvia Anez and we are very excited to start teaching her. hahahahahahaha.

Now here is an update with our friend in the chair. He still sits there every day and we indeed pass by and talk to him everyday haha. His name is Alberto (I got his autograph), and he has read like every pamphlet that we've given him haha. One day this week we passed by to visit him and he said "I won't be able to accept any more things from you" and we asked why and he said that the Jehovas Witnesses said that he wasn't allowed to anymore..... uh.. hahahaha. But then we talked to him and he accepted the book of mormon that we gave him so I don't think they scared him too much hahahaha. He's a hoot though. One time when we passed by he was reading the word of wisdom pamphlet, turns to the page with all the fruits and vegetables, points to the picture of broccoli and says "What is this.... broccoli... hahahahahaha'" and then he just laughed for a good while about broccoli hahaha. What a character. We told the elders to go visit that crazy Alberto. hahaha

We also have this less active and she is just the cutest thing in the entire world! She is 83 years old and for a while we were unsure if she was actually a member but yes, she is. She has no teeth, she's just soooo old, and she's just the cutest thing ever! She can't come to church cause she's just so old and fragile, but we just love visiting her! Yesterday we asked if we could end with a prayer and she said "Can't you guys just stay till tomorrow?!"and then she just laughed for like 5 minutes with her no teeth it was so cute! And she just waves at us at the door when we walk away and my heart just melts every time!! I want to keep this woman forever!!! haha. 

Other random facts:
- Hermana Newbold fell the other day when we were walking. That's twice now. She's so clumsy.
- I've walked out of the bathroom TWICE now with my skirt tucked into my G's. So embarrassing. 
- There are now 3 missionaries in our ward that are from Utah and only 1 Latino. This will be a partayyy

That's pretty much it! I am now going to end with a nice thought about gratitude. If you guys have the chance, go read the talk by Dieter F Uchtdorf, April 2014 talk called grateful in any circumstances. Here is a thought I just loved from it! "How much life do we miss by waiting to see the rainbow before thanking God there is rain?" Because thanksgiving is coming up, I encourage you all to look for the things you are grateful for and be grateful in your circumstances, no matter what they may be! Thank you all for your love and support! Keep me updated on all of your crazy lives! Have a wonderful week!

With love

Hermana Higham

Our feet after a long day of work.

Our pensionista hermana dearly explaining how to get somewhere with food.

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