Monday, December 28, 2015

Feliz Ano Nuevo!

Hola familia y amigos!

The best present I got for Christmas this year was the chance to talk to my family on Skype! 
I didn't realize how much I really loved my family until I got to see them for the first time in 4 months. For all of you who spent the holiday with your family I hope you enjoyed it and didn't take it for granted. I did think of an analogy to this. I left my family to serve a mission for 18 months. I love and miss them a ton and I know they feel the same about me! This is the same with our Heavenly Father. We lived with him before we came to the earth. We left him to come here for a short time. He loves and misses us sooo much! Luckily, we can talk to our Heavenly Father much more often than once a week! Don't forget to pray to Him!!
     Anyway, other stuff about this week! First, a couple #onlyinBolivia´s:
1. The mailman rode up on his motorcycle and gave us a letter for someone in our ward. It had the church's symbol on it and we were missionaries so I guess he thought it was all bien. Haha.
2. I saw some really good looking grapes on a truck and I bought them. The truck was driving around with a megaphone selling fruit. My companion thought I was crazy but they were the best grapes I have had here. 
3. We went caroling and us Hermanas were in the back of the truck as the Hno driving sped over crazy bumpy dirt roads. It was also raining. But it was great fun!
      Also, we were contacting and we stopped to talk to a lady on the street and we told her we lived on Calle 1 (she was sitting on Calle 3) and she said, "Keep on going then." Haha, shut down...
     Something really cool!!! Our two recent converts gave the prayers in Sacrament meeting! It was tan chevre!!! They gave great prayers and Hna Padron and I were so proud. Edwin has also been asking us about a mission. I am really excited for him and hope he goes!!! I just want to close by saying that I learned a lot this week. One of the things I learned was about the power of the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon changes hearts and I know that all who read it will come closer to Christ. So as a gift for me this Christmas/New Year I want to invite everyone to read the Book of Mormon. Whether you are a religious person or not, I know the Book of Mormon can help you in your life. It has helped me countless times. I hope you all have a great week and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Love,  
Hermana Eaves

Monday, December 21, 2015

What??? NAVIDAD!!!‏



It is Navidad already??? Where has the time gone??? 
I have almost 4 months in the mission now which is CRAZY to me because it feels like I just got here! So much has happened!!
First of all, we sang as a missionary choir for our stake and it was sooo cool! I love feeling the Spirit through hymns! We are going to sing for a bunch of Policemen in their meeting this Miercoles so that will be cool! Remember that one guy that is usually on drugs that came to our zone meeting once? Yeah, he is always at the chapel and the other day he kissed the stake president on the head...I don't know why he hangs out at the chapel. Maybe he can feel the Spirit there or the members are nice to him. I don't know. 
     We got offered another ride by a stranger. On the same road as last time. Que rado. We said no...
     Also, there was a protest so the main highway to Cochabamba was blocked. We had to go down this super dusty dirt road to get to the Cancha! It was really fun actually. It just took us an hour instead of the usual 10 minutes. 
     We had the coolest devotional for Christmas yesterday. It was given by the Mission President and his wife. There were special musical numbers and testimonies and so much cool stuff! I loved one testimony from a missionary. I am going to write it is Spanish first because that is how she said it and then I will translate. 
       "Esta ano de Navidad yo queria a tener un Navidad como en casa. Yo estaba pensando y tratando a tener esta Navidad como en casa. Pero yo ha realizado que no voy a tener una Navidad como en casa porque no estoy in casa. Estoy in un lugar mejor."
     "This year for Christmas I wanted to have a Christmas like I have at my house. I was thinking about this and trying to have this Christmas be like it is at my house. But I have realized that it isn't going to be a Christmas like I have at my house because I am not in my house. I am in a better place." 
       Honestly, as I was listening to her talk I felt the Spirit so strongly. I know there is no better place I could be for this Christmas that Bolivia, inviting others to learn more about the Savior and to apply His teachings in their lives. This Christmas isn't going to be pretty gifts and lights on the tree. It is going to be all about Christ's gift for us so many years ago and His light that he shared with the world. I hope all of you are taking this time of the year to study the life of Christ in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon so that you can apply His teachings and grow more like Him this Christmas! I love you all so much! Feliz Navidad!
Love, 
Hermana Eaves

Monday, December 14, 2015

We Had A Monsoon!!

Hola everyone, 





















It has been another great week!!! Today we were riding in a trufi (a big bus) to Cochabamba (which is 30 minutes away) and a lady got up and started to preach from her Bible to all the people on the trufi. The missionaries I was with told me that she had done it before. She preached for the whole 30 minutes and I have got to say that I admire her courage. She was pretty cool.
     Anyway, another trufi story...we have two types of trufis here, one is the big bus that is easy to stand up in. The other is como un 12 passenger van that they cram a bunch of people into. One time, my companion was bent all the way over and standing on one foot during a 10 minute trufi ride while I was squeezed in between two cholitas with their Awayos full of stuff. It was pretty fun. Plus this week was HOT HOT HOT. Which means we sweat all day. Last night we didn't even hug after companionship prayer because we were so hot. Haha. 
     We have a ton of cute, old Cholitas in our ward. One of them was called up to give the opening prayer and she said, "Hola Hermanos y Hermanas. Voy a orar..." (Translation: "Hi Brothers and Sisters, I'm going to pray.") Then she prayed. Haha. When she started that way I was afraid she thought she was supposed to give a talk. 
     Okay, I have the COOLEST story for you all. Remember that guy who called us last week asking to be baptized? Well, his name is Edwin and he is sooo cool! So first, he called us to be baptized. Then he called us to set up a sita. He accepted wholeheartedly everything we taught. Hermana Padron and I had to clean the baptismal font and the room antes del bautismo and he showed up AN HOUR EARLY and helped us clean and set up. 
 I had to climb inside this hole to close the drain to the baptismal font. Haha
  Bautismo de Edwin!! Edwin, Obispo, Hna Padron y yo
A little information to help you all to see how amazing this is: Bolivians are NEVER on time. At our last baptism, the people getting baptized showed up 30 minutes late and the Bishop showed up an hour late. So him showing up an hour early. He is so cool. The next day he showed up 45 minutes early to church for his confirmation. Hermana Padron said hi to him then had to leave to go get other people and bring them to church. When we came back he was cleaning the sacrament trays. Literally, he is the coolest kid (23 year old). Bishop was confirming him and talking about a full time mission and I felt so happy. I just want to help all these people to go on missions and get sealed in the temple and be happy. It's stuff like this that makes me want to be a missionary forever.
Ander got confirmed this week!!! Finally! Him and Edwin were confirmed yesterday. It was so cool and we were so happy!! 
   This week we are going to focus a lot on finding people because we don't have many to teach. So it's going to be a long week of knocking portas. :) Which is actually really fun. I am loving it here and am soo excited for Christmas! Not for the usual reasons though (presents, family, etc). I am excited for Christmas because we can talk more about the Savior with people who otherwise wouldn't want to listen to us. It is just really cool. 

Anyway, have a good week! I love you all!! 11 days til Christmas!! 
Love, 
Hermana Eaves

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hello!

Hola everyone!! 
Another week has flown by!! Mother, I have not yet been sick. :)
     Okay, so a few of you asked about Ander. He has not yet been confirmed because his parents are menos activos!!! So they are not always at church. I might just go and get them all Sunday morning, haha. They even have a CAR!! Haha. 
    Anyway, we were walking down a dirt road in our area in the middle of no-where and a random guy stopped and asked us if we needed a ride. He was probably just a nice Bolivian man with the best intentions but we told him no. Haha. I also almost got hit by a taxi (not the same day) but luckily I wasn't. 
    My companera asked me if there were cactus in Arizona. When I told her yeah she thought it was so cool (she is from Canada). Haha. 
     I don't know if I have told you this, but Bolivians don't refrigerate meat or dairy products. If you want cold chicken you have to refrigerate it yourself...
     There was a guy that walked by us on the street and asked us if we were searching for hombres. My companera told him, "NO GRACIAS!" and we walked away really fast. Weirdo. 
     Oh boy, church yesterday was so great! I have the funniest stories ever! So our chapel is interesting. There is just a big hallway that is open to the air outside and it is lined with a bunch of doors that lead to the classrooms or the capilla. The doors are all glass paned so you can see out of them. Hermana Padron and I always sit by the door of the capilla so if our investigators walk up we can see them. So anyway, one of the members walked to church (because on Sunday cars weren't allowed to drive-a Bolivian thing) and her three huge dogs followed her to church. The dogs kept trying to get into the door of our chapel (where we have sacrament meeting) and the elderly man finally closed the door. We could still see the dogs though because the door was glass and they were in the hallway thing. THEN the dogs started mating. Hna Padron and I were dying because here we were in sacrament meeting with the dogs mating shamelessly outside the glass door. Well, the elderly door guarder saw this and ran out the door with his hymbook to seperate the dogs. Hna Padron and I are dying as we try not to laugh at the old man chasing three huge dogs down the hall. We would see him run one way with his hymbook and one of the dogs would sprint the other way. IT WAS HILARIOUS!!! I could not stop laughing. This is seriously another #onlyinBolivia moment. Haha! I wish I could say that the man chased the dogs away and we had a peaceful meeting but no, the man had to run out into the hall at least three more times to chase away the dogs. 
     Also, about 5 people in our ward gave their testimonies in Quechua because that is what they speak. It was so cool. I was trying to listen but pretty much all I got was testimoniomanta, iglesiamanta and Jesucristoj.

Noche Foganera (Fireside) with a real fire. It was super cool!! 
     Another cool thing is that Sunday was a day in Bolivia where there were no cars allowed on the road. So we had to walk everywhere. We ended up walking for 2.5 hours to get to all the places we needed to be but it was so cool because there were no cars in the street and all the kids were playing in the road. There were tons of people walking and socializing. It was so cool. 


Cows crossing the intersection. They have more right of way than people do. :)
      Anyway, a super chevre experience from this week was that one morning at 6 AM one of our investigators called us. We called him back when we woke up and he told us that he wanted to be baptized this Saturday. We were both so surprised and told him that he was awesome and he could get baptized on the 12th of December. Haha, he still needs all the lessons. We have lots of cool experiences here on the mission. We have been giving people Christmas messages which has been really cool. It is a great way to talk to new people and share the message that we have of the Savior. I love teaching people and lifting their spirits. We have such a great responsibility como members of this church. We need to help those who are struggling and lift the hearts of those who are sad. I hope you all remember that! Have a great week everyone!!
Love,
Hermana Eaves

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Summer......WINTER???

Ya, yo no se what season it is...So I have made it another week without getting sick, though two Elders in our Zone were not so lucky. It has been another great week here in Bolivia!! My companion and I decorated for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving with my mini tree and snowflakes that we cut out. It was pretty great! 
My companion and I talked to a lot of people that only speak Quechua this week. We found a new part of our area and a lot of the people there only speak Quechua. What we do when we find those people is say, "Emenatendeqichu". Which means "none" or "nothing". And then we leave. Haha, we need to go back there with a ward member that can speak Quechua. Haha. 
     Oh, just a few fun money facts about Bolivia. One nm cubed of gas (I have no idea what that is) is only 1.5 Bolivianos and 7 Bolivianos is 1 dollar American. Our taxi driver filled up his tank for ll B's. Que chevre...
     Anyway, sometimes our investigators give us como 50 cookies to finish before the sita is over so I have become a master at sneaking them into my bag. This week I have snuck a total of 30 cookies from 2 different sitas in my bag. Haha, my companera thinks it is hilarious. 
     The trufis here have NO problem with passing other cars on the road. The trufis pass whether or not there is a semi truck barreling towards them in the other lane, whether or not there is a motorcycle in the way and whether or not their passengers are gripping the arms of their companeras and wondering if they are going to die in the back of a Bolivian trufi. 
Some #onlyinBolivias:
 1. I saw another guy bathing in his yard. My companera saw him too. Luckily he had shorts on. 
 2. I saw a Cholita peeing on the side of the road. She looked like she was just squatting there and I thought, "Oh, that little Cholita lady looks triste. We should go talk to her." Then she stood up, wiped herself off with her skirt #notoiletpaper and walked away, leaving a little puddle behind. Haha, it was pretty exciting. 
 3. The other day there were some Cholitas fighting in the street (in Quechua of course). The Cholita would yell something and the drunk Cholito would yell back. Then he yelled something at us and walked away, haha. 
     We had a baptism this week! It was an awesome little boy named Ander. He is 9 and his parents are menos activos but they wanted him to be baptized so we taught him. He is so smart and so great!

  The youth here are so great! I really think that the youth have the most potential to change the world. There are so many youth here that are such good examples for their parents. I love being here. I will miss you all during the holidays but honestly, this work is the work of God and it is more important than I am. I am glad to have a part of it. I love you all! Have a great week!
Love,  
Hermana Eaves

Photos
1. Thanksgiving dinner-sausage, papas fritas, onions and tomatoes

2. A sweet bridge in our area. We walk across the trash-filled ravine to get to some of our investigators. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Week ? Yeah, yo no se....

Hola todos!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Bolivia does not have Thanksgiving but we eat potatoes, rice and meat every day so it will feel like Thanksgiving. Hahaha!
Meat, rice, potatoes and their famous onion and tomato salad that makes everyone want to listen to us. :)

We are MELTING here though. Haha, Bolivia is in the middle of summer and there is NO AC to be found so there is no escape from the heat. This week I caved and bought 60 SPF sunscreen because I don't want to come back with skin cancer.
    But everything is great here in Bolivia! I love it!! Oh, this week one of our investigators told me my eyes are blue like the heavens, hahaha. We also gave him dating advice in one of our lessons because he wanted to know what to do if he liked a girl at his school. I told him about asking girls on date. My companion told him to forget the girl, hahahah! 
     So some #onlyinBolivia's for this week:
1. A guy on the back of a motorcycle yelling to me in English "Welcome to Cochabamba!! I hope you have a great time!!" Haha, people shout random English things at me a lot. 
2. We walked by a house and I looked over to see a guy standing in his yard in his underwear using his hose to shower off. Haha, at least Bolivians are clean. 
3. My companion was sick so she had to go get her blood drawn at the clinic (she is good now). But they just stuck the needle in her hand and held a test tube underneath the needle to collect the blood. I was just watching her blood drip into the tube and thinking, "Is this sanitary at all?"
     I went on Intercambios to America in Chochabamba this week. The pensionista there is so funny. We walked past her shower room and she was standing in the shower in all her clothes. She comes out soaking wet-her hair, shirt, skirt. We were trying so hard not to laugh because she acted as if that was completely normal...
     This week my companion used the maps in the back of the Doctrine and Covenants to show me where in Canada she lived. #missionarylife #nointernet  It was pretty cool though.

Helping someone move.
 
   We rode down the highway in Bolivia in the back of this truck.
We had a great lesson the other day with two young adults. Both were having some problems in their lives and they were a little angry at God. The young man kept asking questions como, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" And stuff like that. When they came in the lesson they acted as if they didn't think that what we had to say could help them. But as we taught them about how people have agency and that through the Expiacion (Atonement) of Jesus Christ they could overcome all the bad stuff that has happened in their lives. They were crying and when they left the lesson their countenances had changed. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ helped those young adults. I know that the gospel can help all who hear it, old, young and in between. I know that the teachings of Jesus Christ bring hope to shattered lives. I know that the Book of Mormon brings peace to all who read it. I know these things because I have felt them and I have seen them happen in the lives of the people I have taught. I am here to bring light to those who are struggling in the darkness and I am so happy to be a missionary. Love you all!!
Hermana Eaves

What's up everyone??‏

Hola,
So this was my first week in Cochabamba and all I can say is HOT HOT HOT. The sun is muy fuerte here. I just bought some 60 SPF sunscreen because I don't want to come back fried up.

In the back of a trufi with my companera Hermana Padron
 Okay, some people have asked me questions and I want to answer them first:
1. Have you eaten chuno? Yes, I ate it twice in Sucre and it wasn't bad. It was fine. The only thing that makes me gag sometimes is Bolivian cheese (I think it is because it tastes a little like goat...mom). 
2. Have you gotten sick? Nope, both my companeras have been sick but I have been really blessed with my health.
3. Como es Espanol? I love espanol!! I love to speak it and I have actually picked it up really well. I can understand what people are saying...it's great.
     Anyway, our new area is way different but the main thing is that trufis are way smaller...and the weather is way hotter...and the cholitas dress a little differently...plus my companera speaks Ingles. And it is so flat...it isn't all hills like Sucre. But yeah, it's chevre.
     First of all, FAMILIA...so we went into someone's house to teach them a lesson and guess what movie they were watching??? (Dad, be excited) They were watching Journey to the Center of the Earth 2!!!! WHAT?? Don't worry, I averted my eyes even though I was sorely tempted to watch (hahaha).
      Second, fun times in Bolivia. We had a Reunion de Zona on Viernes (FRI) and in the middle of it, a random Bolivian man walks into the chapel and sits in the back. We sort of looked at each other like, uhhh...what is this? But we continued on with the lesson. After a little while, he got up and walked to the front. He then started yelling stuff at us and I realized he was totally drunk. He then walked to the back row where us Hermanas were sitting and stared into my eyes as he held out his hand. I was so scared and the Elders were just watching!! Finally, the zone leader escorted him out of the chapel. Later, my companion and I saw him sleeping on the street. 
     Haha, great times. The only other experience I had with a drunk guy this week was when my companera y yo went to cross the street because the light was green. All of a sudden, a drunk guy starts hitting my companera with a little cardboard thing and saying "VERDE. VERDE" Que en el mundo?? Los borrachos here are crazy. 
     We have a dog in our area that sometimes comes into the chapel when we are having church and all of us have to try and get it out. Haha.
I am now the proud owner of some feo (ugly) Cholito sandals. I found them in the apt and now I wear them around.
   Anyway, I am getting used to my new area. It is good and the coolest thing happened. We were knocking doors one day and a 12 year old answered and she is so nice!! We met with her again one day (her mom works all day) and we gave her a Book of Mormon. She is so nice and so willing to hear the gospel. I love the youth here. They are so important to this church and for the people of Bolivia because they are so receptive to the gospel. There is one girl in our ward that referred all of her friends to us and they are all so cool and open to listening. It was so cool! I love it! I love the obra misional. I love that I am slowly forgetting English. I love reading the Ensigns and Liahonas here. I love the Book of Mormon and I always find answers in it. Until next time!! Have a great week!!
-- 
Hermana Eaves

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wow!.....So Much!......

Hola!
     So much has happened this week!!! First of all, my companion was not being the best example of obedience so the President of the mision, President Hansen, had to efect an emergency intercambio. Today I flew on a plane to Cochabamba. I am in Zone Quillacollo with a new companera from Canada, Hermana Padron. She only has 2 WEEKS more than I do in the mission. But she is fluent in Spanish (it was her first language) so she only had to go to the CCM for 2 weeks. But it's cool. We are the youngest companerismo in the mision. 
     So all of the stuff I have to write about is stuff from Sucre and next week I will talk about Cochabamba. Yeah, first of all I have some "Only in Bolivia" experiences. 1. One of our investigators wanted to make a hula hoop for her daughter. So she bought a PBC pipe, lit her gas stove and turned the flame way up. Then she used the flame to melt the plastic and stick the ends of the pipe together to make a hula hoop. Haha #onlyinBolivia   2. One of our investigators had a knife stuck to her front door, inside her house (hopefully to scare away robbers and not misionarios) haha
     OH and GUESS WHAT?? Micheal Jackson isn't dead!!! I SAW HIM IN BOLIVIA!! Haha, just kidding. I actually don't really know what Micheal Jackson looks like but I have seen some people in Bolivia that could be him...haha.
     The last night me and Hermana Fuenzalida were in our apartment the water stopped working. The manager of the apartments didn't know why. Hermana Fuenzalida was in the shower when the water stopped haha. Luckily we had 50 liters of drinking water that we used to rinse the shampoo out of her hair.
It turns out that nobody in the building had water and it had something to do with the pipes. We cleaned our apartment this morning using our drinking water and using toilet paper as rags. Haha! 
     Anyway, in our last lesson with one of our investigators, Miguel, he agreed to baptism! He is going to be baptized by the Elders on Nov 21!! It was so cool and the Spirit was so strong!! I know that this is the first step to great happiness in his life! I am so excited for him!

  Hna Fuenzalida y yo con Rosa y Miguel Alachi-oh yeah, Bolivians don't smile in their pics.

      Yeah, it has been a week full of changes but I know all the stuff I am learning on my mission will help me in my life. I am so happy to be here. I want to share some advice that my mom gave me. She sent me an email one day that said if you are ever having hard times, count your blessings. I hope you all are doing great!! I love you all! 
Love,
Hermana Eaves
Some misionarios from my zone.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hola!

Lo siento everyone but I have like no time today! It was a crazy day!! Okay, I dressed up as an abuela for Halloween (not all day of course) and antes in the semana I had told the girls that live in our apartment to dress up and come to our door in the morning and say, "Dulce o truco" (trick-or-treat in Spanish). They thought this was great. In the morning they came dressed up like princesses and got some good sugar filled American candy. Haha! I have pics that I will send next week one because I have no time and two I do not trust this computer enough to put my flashdrive into it. Haha. Okay, one funny experience of the week and one spiritual then I have to go.

Funny:
My companion and I were walking up a hill and we passed this old man who was walking really SLOW. He was walking so slow that I thought he might have to sit and rest in order to make it to the top. We passed him and kept walking. Literally 45 seconds later he runs past us up the hill. Me and mi companera just looked at each other and laughed SO hard. He was probably on drugs or something because he ran up the whole hill. Haha!

Spiritual:
Okay, two spiritual experiences. One is that we have had an investigator for a long time and he still has some doubts but he always goes to church (which is RARE here in Bolivia) and this Sunday he bore his testimony and after sacrament meeting all the members came up and greeted him, which was great!

The second is that during an intercambio with the STL Hermana Molina, our focus was finding new people. We were walking down the street and Hna Molina stops in front of a door and says, "Want to knock on esta porta?" We knocked and a 16 year old answers the door and let us in. It turns out, his uncle is a member and he has a Book of Mormon. SO COOL!

Anyway, I love the mission and I am learning a ton!! I have learned that even when we do not feel like we have anyone to talk to, Heavenly Father always is willing to listen. He loves us and will always have time for us because we are His children. I encourage you all to pray this week and really talk to Heavenly Father. He loves you and I love you all! Have a great week!

Love,

Hermana Eaves

Sunday, November 1, 2015

What is this? Week three?

 HAPPY ALMOST HALLOWEEN!!!! There is no Halloween in Bolivia. My companion thought I was crazy when I made cardboard bats out of an empty cereal box and hung them around the apartment. I also made a ghost out of a tissue and some toilet paper. Haha! For Halloween this year I think I will dress up like a missionary and instead of passing out candy, pass out pass-along cards. Classic, huh? Anway, today is my two month mark on the mission and I woke up to find a lovely note from Hermana Fuenzalida on my dresser.

I forgot my list of things to write about in my email but I will try to remember. First of all, public restrooms and drinking fountains...they do not exist. If you do find a public restroom then 1. It will probably cost you some money 2. You will be very lucky if it has toilet paper 3. You will be super lucky if it has a trash can for you to put you toilet paper into (I do not know if I said this before but you can't flush toilet paper here). Also, public drinking fountains...none. And if there were some here I would NOT trust the water coming out of them.


I thought of a great way to describe trufis!!! Think of the bus at the end of Nacho Libre: decorations, bobbleheads and tassels at the front, stick shift and crammed full of people. It costs 1.5 Bolivianos (1 American dollar is 7 B's) to ride wherever it takes you. The only things lacking are ice cream cones for everyone and a man named Nacho in a powder blue suit with his girlfriend the Nun.
It has rained pretty much everday this week. It started raining today during our zone activity-we played sand volleyball and then Futbol!!! Believe it or not, this is the first real time I have played Futbol (soccer) on my mission! I loved it so much! Anyway, the only bad thing about the rain is that all my clothes that I washed today are on the roof of our apartment getting soaked right now. Haha! Esta bien, I don't need dry pajamas tonight, ha!
It has been great here in Bolivia! I am actually starting to use the past tense now in Spanish whereas before I did not. The only problem with learning Spanish is that I am forgetting English. So now I don't know enough of either language to talk, haha! We, as a district, bought soccer jerseys and shorts.

Anyway, we have been teaching a lot and trying to find people. The hardest part about this mission is that the people rarely keep their commitments. We do not have many invesitgators at church and they do not read or pray. It is so sad because I know that they can have feliz if they read the scriptures and pray to their Heavenly Father every day but they just do not. As missionaries, our job is to INVITE others to come unto Christ. If they do not ACT then we cannot help them. But, nevertheless, we try everyday to be better. To improve our teaching skills and for me, my Spanish, and to become truly good missionaries.
 
   I love this gospel and I love being a missionary! Have a great week everyone!!
--
Hermana Eaves