Monday, September 26, 2016

We found an apartment

Hello!!!
Wow, it's been a great week. So starting with a funny story. Tuesday night at 7 PM the Elders called us and were like "We found you an apartment" (they have been helping us look). We went and saw it and approved and the Elders were like "Okay, we are going to move you in tomorrow morning at 9AM". What??? So we raced home and started throwing everything in suitcases and bags and buckets. It was rather hectic. So we moved and our new house is so great!! The shower is actually warm (no more bucket showers!!), the paint is not falling off the walls, there is light in the house, and there isn't mold growing on the windowsill!!! It is awesome! So until the end of the month we are the proud renters of two apartments. Hah!
     Anyway, I talked to a lady in a Rapidito on the way to Charaja. She was highly opposed to the Book of Mormon because she felt that we were "Trying to add more to God's word". I asked her, "If God wanted to add more to His word, do you think He could?" She replied "Yes, obviously". I asked her, "If God gave you more of His word, would you accept it?" She was like "Yes". I explained that God had given us more of His word through the Book of Mormon. She told me "Well, I don't believe that". I was so sad for her because I know that the Book of Mormon is more of God's word! The Book of Mormon and the Bible work together to convince us that God lives and loves us enough to send Jesus Christ to the world.
     We had a super cool lesson with an investigator named Mario. He loves to listen to us and in the lesson we taught him about the Plan of Salvation. We invited him to pray at the end and as he prayed he felt the Spirit so strongly that he began to cry! We explained to him that he had been feeling the Spirit and in our last lesson with him he told us that he wants to be baptized. It was so amazing! I know that there are such prepared people here in Tupiza! Anyway, I love you all!
Have a great week!
Love,
Hermana Eaves

Monday, September 19, 2016

Me da flojera escribirles...

Hey everyone!
I hope you all had a great week! This week we had cambios! Monday night I took a 7 hour ride in a flota (looks like one of those big tour buses) to pick up my companion from Potosi. Her name is Hermana Bisama and she is from Santiago, Chile. Then Tuesday morning I took a rapidito (looks like a minivan) back to Tupiza. It was a lot of traveling but it was cool!
     This week we contacted someone in the street and we were like "Where do you live?" to go and visit her. She was like "Ummm...this street" (it was a huge street). We replied, "Oh yeah, in what part?" And she replied "Straight". Ummm...we aren't going to be finding her house any time soon.
     We are trying to find a new apartment (we have some problems where we live right now). We have been looking since August and we haven't found ANYTHING that works. We were looking for a long time one day and decided to pray. We prayed and then went to a street corner and were like "Where does the Spirit want us to go?" My companion felt like we should go back down the street and as we were walking I felt like we should ask at a certain tienda. We went and asked and GUESS WHAT? We didn't find an apartment but...we found a family! The dad is a less active and his wife isn't a member. They are so great and I really think they will be able to progress. Sadly, they live in the area of the Elders but it was so cool that the Spirit led us to them. I remembered a quote "You can have what you want or you can have something better." We wanted to find an apartment but we ended up finding something better...A FAMILY! Anyway, I love being a missionary
and I hope you all have a great week!
I love you!
Love,
Hermana Eaves

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hola!

Hello everyone!

I hope your week has been great! Mine has! Sooo....we received calls for cambios last night and....Hermana Jara is going back to Cochabamba and I AM GOING TO STAY HERE IN TUPIZA! AHH! I am so happy because I didn't want to leave!!! Also, I am now a Capacitadora (Sister Training Leader). This means that I am in charge of other sisters in my mission and that once every transfer I will have exchanges with them. I was not expecting this at all! So now my new companion and I are in charge of the other two sisters in Tupiza. My new companion is Hermana
Bisama. She was my sister training leader these last 3 months and will come and we will be the capacitadoras here. Today at 6 PM I am going to go to Potosi and pick her up-we can't be alone. :) I was not expecting this though! I am so excited to have intercambios with the other hermanas!
     Anyway, a dog peed on my foot this week...DURING a lesson. Right? That dog will see me again on judgement day. Also, I lost my voice today and can only whisper. Everyone looks at me like they think I am telling secrets. Haha! Also, I went to church with a sock bun on my head and one of the members was like "You have a tamale on your head!" I laughed pretty hard. Bolivians don't see very many sock buns...
     It was a great week and it passed by flying! We worked hard in the blazing sun and found new people who want to hear the amazingly wonderful message of the gospel! I know that Jesus Christ came to this earth to live and die and resurrect for us. I know that we are sons and daughters of Heavenly Father and I LOVE to tell people that because lots of the time they don't even understand what that means! I love helping people to feel the Spirit! It is one of the best feelings in the world! I love you all and hope you have a great week! Give the missionaries some references!!!


Love,
Hermana Eaves

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Elders shined shoes in the plaza because they didn't want to knock doors...

Hello!

Another great week in Tupiza!!!!!
So we found out yesterday that the Elders (E. Willden, Mondaque, Anderson and Cimarron) shined shoes in the plaza because they didn't want to knock doors. Haha! They shined shoes for free then contacted the people that came! People all over Tupiza were talking about it.  Haha!
    

Anyway, some of our highlights for the week:
 1. We found a cell phone (of the other sister missionaries) that has been lost for 4 weeks. A lady in Charaja (a pueblo) had it.
2. I waved at a member in the street and made a drunk guy's day because he thought I was waving at him. Haha!
3. Our investigator told us that when he sees God one day he is going to ask him for a shark...that doesn't eat meat. Haha!

Anyway, this week I have been reading in the Book of Mormon about the 2000 Stripling Warriors and I love this story soooo much! It is my favorite! These soldiers fought for their country for years and not one of them died? Why? Because they were firm in the faith and had been taught by their parents. I am so grateful for my parents because I know that I wouldn't be here without them. I wouldn't be a member of this wonderful church! I wouldn't be here in the mission without my amazing parents' example. I am so thankful for the Savior and his sacrifice for us. I was reading in the New Testament about the crucifixion and it made me so sad that the very people that Christ suffered for killed him on the cross only days later. I am thankful
for a loving Heavenly Father who sent His Beloved son to die for us. I love the scriptures and I love being a missionary! I love you all!
Have a great week!
Love,
Hermana Eaves