Monday, February 13, 2017

Baptism!!!

Hello a todos!
It's been an awesome week! We have been working so hard and have been able to find many people that are prepared to accept the gospel! 
      The other week while I was in an intercambio with another sister we were walking down the street and talking. We passed by several people but for some reason didn't stop to talk to them. Then we passed by a lady that was leaving the house with her baby. I felt like we needed to stop and talk to her so we did. She is now an amazing investigator. She has lots of problems with the father of her baby and is going through many trials but has lots of faith. She is awesome and has accepted a baptismal date for 11 March. I know that Heavenly Father leads us to His children that need our help. :)
     Also, we had a baptism and it was sooooo awesome! We had a problem because we didn't have a propane tank to heat the baptismal font. We finally found a member that lended us one and we went and filled the font with hot water. :) So that was a mini miracle. Our investigator that was baptized is named Antonio Calle. He was a super prepared investigator from the start. His aunt is a member and she showed us his house. He loves the gospel and was super happy at his baptism. The other joven that was baptized is named Carlos. Hermana Gutierrez and I found him while knocking doors. He is super awesome too and has read all of first Nephi in the Book of Mormon. We had to pass him to the Elders because his parents live in the campo and we couldn't teach him alone in his house (Antonio had the lessons with his mom). So we are super happy for them!!!! It was an awesome week! I know that this is the work of our Heavenly Father and that He loves us. I love you all!
Love,  
Hermana Eaves

With Antonio and all the people that came to support him. :)
With Carlos and Antonio.
Us with Antonio and his family.

Monday, February 6, 2017

A HOT and rainy week here in Bolivia!

It has been a HOT week here! The kind of week where you don't even wipe the sweat off your face because you know it will just come back. Haha! But I love it here and love the work! 
     We have seen TONS of great things here in Siglo XX this week! Our investigators are progressing and we have been able to see their desires grow! We found a super great family a couple weeks ago. The family consists of the dad, mom, 6 little girls and 1 little boy. They are all sooooo excited to listen and learn from us. The parents accepted a baptismal date for March 11th and they came to church this Sunday! The oldest daughter said that she would like to serve a mission one day! We are super happy for them! 
    I love to be a missionary here in Bolivia! I am so happy to serve Heavenly Father 24/7 and to carry His Son's name over my heart all day long. I love talking to everyone about the gospel of happiness! I know that we are weak so that Heavenly Father can make us strong! I love quotes so I will finish with this one "Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for His arm to be revealed. (DyC 123:17) I love you all! 
Love, 
Hermana Eaves
The Elders had a baptism! And we helped teach this family (Paola was baptized 10 months ago-the one next to me). We were happy to see the kids baptized! 
They were doing something with the floors in the chapel so we had our meeting in the nursery room.
 
Chopping away at a plant with a machete in an elementary school. 
With Hermana Moquillaza in intercambios (and my hand after service)
I found this in a glass case in a gas station...nice. I think it came from Arizona.
The ice cream taxi...they sell ice cream out of the back of cars here. They drive through the neighborhood with their music...it's not even abnormal here. 





Can dogs receive the spirit?

Hello!

So to explain the subject, a recent convert (she's a young woman) brought her two small dogs to church. We went over to her and were like "Why in the world did you bring your dogs to church?" She replied "So that they can receive the spirit." Great...they were even all dressed up. Then we got stuck with one of them for church and had to carry it around and take it outside for potty breaks. It was a bit difficult. We explained that dogs can't come to church...hopefully the recent convert understands.
The dog we had to hold for the three hours of church...

Anyway, it was an awesome week! We truly felt led by the Spirit to people who are ready to hear the gospel. Here are two different experiences:
1. In intercambios, Hermana Lopez and I were searching for a cholita named Olga. She had given us her address "From the last bus stop of Trufi 27, there's a bread shop and I live in the tienda (mini store) a little bit arriba from the bread shop." So we were looking for that, haha! We went to a tienda by the bread shop and met a lady named Petrona. She seems super prepared. She has had a lot of trials in her life and her son recently was in an accident that left him in a wheelchair. We are super excited to teach her and know that God led us to her tienda.
2. We took a taxi to Jardin for our other intercambio (45 minute drive) We talked with the taxi driver and he really was prepared and needed us in that moment. He had lots of problems and we are going to send the missionaries to his house (the missionaries in his area).

I love being led to Heavenly Father's prepared children. I know that He loves us and is always watching over us. Love you guys! Love,

Hermana Eaves
PS My mom has my flight plans. You can ask her for details!


Intercambios with Hermana Castillo and Hna Kincaid in Jardin

Unclogging our sink #professionalplumbers
We put our pillows and blankets in sheets and carried them like the cholitas do...

Intercambios with hermana Lopez and Hna Gomez
Eating some sort of fruit from a cactus (it's called tuna in Spanish)