Monday, January 23, 2017

I'm just all out of ideas for the subject....

Hello everyone!!!!

It has been a great week!!!! We contacted a lot this week and had a great time! One lady couldn't talk to us because she said her jello was burning, haha!!!
Okay, I don't have much time today but I want to share something super cool that happened! So we went to search for a lady and her daughter that we found in the street. We end up finding them and their cousins and uncle and aunt (15 people in total). It was super awesome! We ended up teaching a crowd of people in their house a little bit about the Plan of Salvation. The dad of the family said at the end of the lesson "My wife and I woke up this morning knowing that something good was going to happen to us today. We didn't know what it was until you showed up. Thank you!" It was so awesome! I really think they are going to progress!
Anyway, I love you all! Until next week! Have an awesome time!

I have some great pictures from this week but I'm going to wait until next week to send them because I don't know if this internet has a virus. :/

Love,

Hermana Eaves

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A great week in the 20th Century!

Hey everyone! To explain the heading/subject? my area is called "Siglo XX," which means 20th Century in English.
Anyway, it has been an AWESOME week! (Like every week in the obra misional!) Yesterday we received calls for cambios and...I will be finishing my mission here in Siglo XX with Hermana Gutierrez!!!! It is going to be an awesome 6 weeks here! I am so excited to work hard and give it my all and share this amazing gospel!!!
Sooooo, Hermano Saturnino (our convert that was baptized on Dec 10) will be starting Chemotherapy tomorrow so keep him in your prayers! He is super weak and his throat is so bad (he has throat cancer) that he can't even talk to us anymore. We are hoping that everything can go well so that he can recover.
Anyway, it's been super cool here to see the work progress!!!! We have 3 investigators with a fecha programada for their baptism! Antonio is the brother of a recent convert named Manuel. He is super awesome and has been coming to church and reading his Book of Mormon! We have high hopes for his mom too! Aracely and Fanor are a couple (they are married!) They have been reading the Book of Mormon and came to church this Sunday with their little kids! Aracely's mom is a member of the church, which is great!
Something funny about this week is that my companion wanted to spray a bottle of Raid around the kitchen to kill all the fruit flies. I had to convince her that it wasn't a good idea to spray toxic chemicals around our food. This bottle of Raid is going to be the death of me. Also, we still have a rat in the apartment...lurking. :)
I love the mission soooooo much and am so happy to see people change and progress! I love my area and have the best companion in the world! I am so happy for the gospel in my life and I know that families can be together forever! I love you all! Have an awesome week!
Love,
Hermana Eaves
Desperate times call for desperate measures...using the plunger in the sink...the water started going down but not because we unclogged the drain. Rather because the pipe sort of came off the sink, haha! So we need to get that fixed now. We currently have a bucket under the sink.
Zone Picture!
Intercambios with Hermana Castillo.
Going down the mountain in the dark with Paola Gutierrez.
Intercambios with Hermana Amaguana.
In Intercambios with Hermana Hernandez we went down this super big slide (in the background). Slides and skirts don't mix, if you wanted to know...

Our little friend, Rosie.
With all of our fruit!

Monday, January 9, 2017

1 RAT down, probably 3 more to go...

So as you can see in the subtitle...WE KILLED A RAT THIS WEEK!

My companion and I are tired of having to keep all of our food in the fridge so that the rat won't eat it...we are tired of finding rat poop all over our desks and kitchen...so we set a trap (just a bucket of water) and we put it under the rat hole and one rat fell in one night and died. Success. 
The dead rat....your welcome.  We think there are more rats in our house though...we are pretty paranoid and are always going to the kitchen to check, haha! I am done with mice! They always eat my oats...

But it was an awesome week! It was so cool because we were able to take two converts to the temple! Soledad went and did the baptism and confirmation for her mom and Paola went for the first time even though she has been a convert for 9 months! It was so awesome! I loved seeing them do the ordinances for other people! 
It was also awesome because Hermano Saturnino (my convert who has cancer) received the Sacerdocio (Priesthood) yesterday after church! He is super sick and getting worse. Today he is starting Radiotherapia (I don't know what the translation is, it's like Chemotherapy) so we will see if it helps. 


But the mission is so awesome! I love being a missionary and helping people to know their Savior! I know that Heavenly Father loves us and answers our prayers! I love the Book of Mormon and know that it is true! Love you all!
Love,
Hermana Eaves

This is how they sell bananas;  In giant stacks.
We went to the temple with our zone.

Monday, January 2, 2017

I can't believe that it's 2017!!!!!! Yesterday I was thinking back on this whole year of 2016 and I truly feel that it has been the best year of my life (until this point). It has been such an amazing year because it is the only year that I have spent completely in the service of my Heavenly Father, testifying of Jesus Christ.
I started off the year in Zona Quillacollo, Area Villa Moderna with Hermana Padron, my trainer. We were able to see many miracles and help two wonderful people, Ander and Edwin obtain testimonies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and be baptized. Then my trainer went home for knee problems and I became companions with Hermana Cicotte! She was super awesome and we had a LOT of fun together. We were able to work hard and see Bianca be baptized after a MIRACLE when we got her to her entrevista!
Then I was transfered to Zona Alamos, Area Alamos where I was first with Hermana King. We caught a rat in our house and contacted a ton! It was lots of fun with Hermana King and I learned a lot! Then we had cambios and Hermana Gutierrez (who is my companion right now too) came to be with me. We didn't catch the second rat in our apartment but we were able to help a precious soul, Cleofe, to become active in the church again!
Then we received early cambio calls and I went to TUPIZA where I passed some of the best months of my mission. I started off in a trio with Hermana Goff and Hermana Lopardo. We laughed and joked and freezed our tails off in Tupiza. Then Hermana Goff went to Cochabamba and Hermana Lopardo finished her mission and went home. Hermana Jara came to be my companion. We had lots of fun searching less actives and working with the people in the pueblos, many of which became my close friends. :) Then Hermana Jara left and I was assigned to be a Sister Training Leader with Hermana Bisama in Tupiza! We came to love the people (Investigators, members and recent converts) in our area and in our branch. I was super sad to leave my beautiful Tupiza!
But I was so happy to come here to Siglo XX with Hermana Males. We worked hard and were able to see Carla and Soledad be baptized. Then Hermana Gutierrez came to be with me and we have had a blast! We helped Saturnino be baptized and have been able to see many miracles as we have been diligent here.
So here's to 2016! I have learned and grown so much and I will never be the same. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He came to this earth and gave his life for each of us! I am so thankful for this wonderful chance to be a missionary! I am so excited for 2017 and the miracles that it will bring! Love you all!

Love,
Hermana Eaves

In the RAIN!


My area, Siglo XX!


With a parrot (kitten?) on my shoulder.