Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thank you all!!!!!!

Thank you all so much for your love and happy birthday wishes! You guys are the best!  
I got my package and I LOVE it!  I love everything!  The shirt is super cute and I love the wheat thins. (I ate them all)  I love the letters and the journal!  I love everything!  
This week was crazy. We had intercambios with the capacitadores in Potosi, which means that we had to go to Potosi (a 5 hour bus ride).

It was actually super cool! We didn't freeze and there were no blockades this time! We passed through Cotagaita and all the happy memories of walking to Tupiza hit me. Haha!
So while we were waiting for our bus to arrive at the Terminal so that we could get on, a Cholita came and sat by me and started talking to me. She was a Jehovah's Witness and had me read from her little book and gave me a folleto! The Cholita Testigo de Jehovah contacted me! Haha!
In church yesterday I was sitting by an elderly Cholita and she was telling me about her life and I thought about how cool it was that I could know her. We live worlds apart but we're united as friends because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love that I could get to know her a little better. Even though we had completely different stories, we were alike in our testimonios of Christ. I really felt love for her and I am so thankful to be here serving a mission. I love the opportunity I have to touch lives and get to know complete strangers. It would be so cool if you all reached out to a complete stranger this week and talked to them, even if it's just 5 minutes. Their story may be completely different than yours but you will be similar because we are all children of God. :) I hope you all have a great week! I love you all!
Hermana Eaves

Monday, July 11, 2016

Viruses, drunks, bad cholita food and washing mountains of ropa

  So as you can see in the subject, lots has happened this week. My
camera got a virus that hid all my photos (luckily it just hid them
and didn't erase them). The guy who prints photos showed me how to fix
it though so I think I can unhide my pictures. Haha! In Tupiza there
are lots of drunks, which makes for lots of good stories, ha! We were
walking down the road and there was a drunk guy standing on the
sidewalk and as we got closer he looked at us and then stumbled away
like he had been shoved. We were just looking at him like, "Umm,
what's he doing?" He was just staring at us like we had been the
ones to push him, haha! We passed him and he returned to his original
spot. We joked that one of the angels with us had given him a shove,
  And just some advice when you come to Bolivia, DON'T EAT FOOD FROM
CHOLITAS. Haha! Unfortunately we didn't have a choice because the
Cholita was a member who gets offended super easily. So we ate her
food and let's just say that we ran out of toilet paper really
fast...Welcome to Bolivia.

We helped 3 different people wash their clothes this week, and
they all by hand. We are pretty much pro's now. Need to wash
your clothes by hand? Just call me up after the mission. It is so much
work. No wonder Bolivians have so much muscle in their arms.

  Anyway, I never want to leave Tupiza. I feel such love for the
people here and just want to help them all to be as happy as I am! I
know that the things we teach bless families. I really want to help
the people here to have happy families forever! I love the mission! I
love you all! Have a great week! Read the Book of Mormon!
Hermana Eaves

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Never thought I would be a Seminary teacher...

Hello everyone!
I'm back after another cold week in Bolivia! So as you can see in the
subject, I am a seminary teacher (with my companions). We are in a
rama and since there are not many members we have received the calling
of seminary teachers. It's actually really fun! We are teaching the
Old Testament from the Bible.
     Just to tell you a little bit more about Tupiza...It's a little
city in the middle of the mountains and it is SO pretty! There are
giant red, black and white mountains surrounding the whole time. There
is a river (right now it is a stream because it isn't the rainy
season) surrounding the city and the streets are small. We take a
trufi 30 minutes to get to a little pueblo called Charaja where we
have investigators and Menos Activos. The people here are really
friendly, even the drunks stop and talk to us sometimes. ;) I got a
picture of one this week...
     We have some great investigators. We are teaching a little girl
named Tiffies. She is 11 years old and is Menos Activa. She has a
cousin that's 9 years old who's name is Franklin. The other day we had
a lesson with them and Tiffies told us that she wasn't able to come to
church because she had something in her school (they always have stuff
on Sundays). We finished the lesson and were walking away when
Franklin came running after us and says "Hermanas, can you come and
pick me up so that I can come to church on Sunday?" Awww...He is the
best! After church he came up to me and was like "When you guys come
on Wednesday can you help me to have faith in God?" My heart! We are
working with lots of great people! I am so glad to be here and am
excited to continue working with the people in Tupiza! Love you all!
Have a great week!
Hermana Eaves