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 ❤

Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Woot Woot!!

Welllllllllll it's 2016 now so that's weird. Feels like it was just 2012 when the world was ending. Hahaha. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years and that you haven't broken your new years goals yet. Haha.
New years was crraaazzzyyyy. There were even more fireworks than on Christmas Eve! And it was cool at first seeing like a million fireworks... until I wanted to sleep... and they just kept going... and going... and going... these Bolivians just don't stop partying! Even the next day when they were all drunk and hungover they just kept going! Music was blasting everywhere, children doing fireworks. They love to party here! Hahaha.
So this week was pretty alright. With New years we weren't able to see as many people as we wanted to because of their parties and vacations BUT it was still great! We have this new investigator that is just great! She lives in the same great and spacious building as we do and is golden! We went and saw her twice this past week and she already loves us, she gave us a bunch of random herbal stuff/ random seeds which was nice... except we don't know what to do with them hahaha. She said that her cute 9 year old daughter just always talks about us and just loves us so YAY! The only problem is that her husband works in the campo and is here for 15 days then leaves for 15 days so it will be harder to teach him but they're receptive and love our message!
ALSO our cute less active family (Torrez family) came to church again yesterday!! They only came for 2 hours, but hey that's progress! They are warming up to us (they actually let us in the door more now) and they have desires to come back to church! They're great! and they always give us a snack and juice so that's always a plus because I LOVE juice. Haha.
Marilyn is still doing great. She's been sick like this whole last week and so her baby got sick too and she's just been having some problems with her health. And she doesn't have a lot of money so she's struggling with stuff for her baby so we got the ward involved yesterday and they have been a huge help with that which was such a blessing! We have a hard time getting the ward involved, they usually don't do much to help us, but yesterday they were making this whole plan on how to help Marilyn and her baby and everything which was such a blessing! Yay!
Well, that's pretty much it for the week! I hope you are all enjoying the cold weather while I'm dying in 100 degree weather! I just sweat all the time. But it's okay because everyone just sweats all the time so we're all just gross together. I'm just glad I'm not in Bermejo like some poor hermanas. It's like 110 there. Hahahaha poor things.
Here's a nice spiritual thought for the week! It's from the talk called "Yielding our hearts to God" by Niel F. Marriot from this last general conference.
"When we offer our broken heart to Jesus Christ, He accepts our offering. He takes us back. No matter what losses, wounds, and rejection we have suffered, His grace and healing are mightier than all. Truly yoked to the Savior, we can say with confidence, "it will all work out."
IT WILL ALL WORK OUT. He knows us perfectly and He has a plan for each and every one of us. When we truly rely on Him and His plan, He will comfort, heal, and help us. Never forget that!
Sorry these emails keep getting lamer and lamer hahaha. I'll try to make it more interesting next week. I love you all and I hope you all have a great week!
With love

Hermana Higham
They really like their animal bushes here!

It was raining on the way to church and we walked in pretty soaked haha oh Bolivia. It only rains on Sundays haha.

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