December 22, 2015

Happy Christmas Harry Potter

We decided to take a group pic with the less active member that we´ve been visiting when she invited over all of her friends to watch A Savior is Born! 

I´m honored to be a gringo (gringa)

We went to Crocan Pollo

Merry Christmas this week! I feel like Christmas 2014 was yesterday! 

We got our transfers.....AND I STAYED. This will be my 3rd transfer with Hermana Petroff, but I´m not complaining! :)

This week we were able to find a few new families to teach, the work is coming along, we are almost ready to split the stake in Tarija! Exciting things are happening! :)

I love you all and my Christmas wish is that everyone can have a happy time and just forget all your worries and only think about what this time of the year is for. Think of Christ. Think of the Baby in the manger. 

I LOVE YOU and merry Christmas! :)


Hermana Park

December 14, 2015

Màs Cristo

Last Monday we had an activity with the hermanas in my zone! We each brought a weird piece of clothing that we found in our apartment from a past hermana, and it got miscommunicated to Hermana Antonio from Peru, so I got a really cute skirt! haha 

I made a tree to put all of the mittens that everyone sent me on, and I promise it looked a lot cuter before it fell down and I had to use an unbelievable amount of tape to keep it up. But thanks for everyone who sent me one with a cute note! :)

The Bishop´s family, and Roxana and Jonny´s family last night in the family home evening! :)

It was a great week! As the sister leaders we were able to study with every companionship individually then inspect their apartment! Life in Bolivia is a bit toasty lately. Someone send some snow my way! 

Last night we had an adorable family home evening at the Bishop´s house with a family we are teaching, Roxana and Jonny. The Bishop gave the lesson on how we are all children of God, and they had never really thought about that before. It was a wonderful night and we had so much fun with them! They are learning that when they read The Book of Mormon, everything goes better, because they stopped reading for a while and basically everything went wrong in their lives that week. I hope that you can all really delight in reading the Book of Mormon. I promise that life goes better when you read! :) Like we tell the people we teach, at least 5 minutes every day. It´s better to read a little, than nothing at all! 

Next week is Christmas! The time is literally flyyying. As you all get all cozy with your hot chocolate and cookies and finish Christmas shopping, think of what gift you are going to give to Jesus Christ. Will you be more patient, more loving, read your scriptures more, dedicate all of Sunday to Him? Heavenly Father gave us Him as the best gift we have received! I hope we can all repay the favor and make this Christmas more about Christ and less about us. What´s really interesting is that in Spanish the word màs means more. So make this Christmas màs Christ! I love you all! 


Hermana Park

December 7, 2015

Letter Day!

When you send me 2 packages and they come on the same day!

At the waterfall with my zone

Candid with the contents of the package

The Culligan headband is my favorite! 

The zone leaders just gave me 18 LETTERS and I thought it was a joke. Everyone who sent one is an angel! So thank you! You know who you are!

Today we hermanas are going to a church to play soccer, then we are going to play a little white elephant game where everyone brought a weird piece of clothing from their house, because literally there are just bags and bags in every area from past sister missionaries, then we are eating a pizza. They call it the interminable, or unfinishable. 

Friday morning I woke up to hear ¨In the name of Jesus Christ, I command thee to leave!¨ And Hermana Petroff had a dream she was casting out a ghost. hahahaha gotta love companions! 

Sometimes things don´t go the way you wanted, but you just keep going and keep smiling because the mission is full of miracles! I may not have my hymnal because I lost it and my scriptures may be water stained because it´s been raining so much lately, but I have a wonderful family, food to eat, and a place to sleep. So there´s nothing wrong in my life :)

On Monday, we got to go to Santa Cruz for the leadership council with the mission president. It was all about the Sabbath Day. President told us a story of when he watched an apostle take the Sacrament. He picked up the bread, cried, then ate it, like he was literally eating the flesh of Christ. I tried to really keep the Sabbath Day holy. To holify it. So this week I want to challenge everyone to really sanctify the Sabbath Day. Don´t treat it like any other day! Give yourself a break from life and read your scriptures :) 

I love you all! Stay safe and have a snowball fight! 

Love, Hermana Park