Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another Week

Sept 24 2012
Hola Familia!
¡Como Estan? Yo espero que todo esta bien, y que todos estan bien de salud. Feliz Cumpleaños a todos! Hay muchos ahorita.. Ali, Tiff, Megan, Drew, Kendall, Charlee, Cooper, Clancie, Addie, Auggie, Lucas and Grandpa B.

This week has been good, nothing huge really happened.  We did have a fun little emergency drill one morning at 6:30. That was really fun, it was to prepare us because last week there was suppose to be a big earthquake and tsunami.  We waited and had all of our stuff ready to go, but nothing ever happened. This is like the third earthquake scare that I have had while in Peru, but I think we’ll be good. I don’t think the water will reach us up on the 5th floor. 

This past week we had a ward mission night. It was pretty good. We had some investigators come! That’s always the best part!. We watched 17 miracles. I love that movie. Most of the members were crying. It had such an impact on them, a lot of them hadn’t seen it. They really were able to see all of the sacrifices that the Pioneers had made. 

But other than that our investigators have come to kind of a stop. Johanna went with her mom to Chiclayo for the last two weekends. So we are anxiously awaiting here return so that we can set a baptism date- 

Our other investigators are Maribel and Mercy (they are the ones that Hna Turk had on her blog). They’re awesome. This mom is incredible. She is catholic, but her and her daughter are awesome. They are so receptive to the gospel. I love teaching them. They have given us multiple references for their friends and family. They are coming to church on their own. The only thing is that she doesn’t really see the need be baptized. She was baptized as a catholic and notices that they are really similar. :S  So we are trying to help her see and she has a little problem with the dad of her kids. But we are just going to keep working with her.  I love this family. They just welcome us in every time we go. Even if they don’t have a lot of time. They want us to come in and sing and pray, even if it was just for 5 minutes. We were there this past week and Maribel needed to make lunch, so she said lets pray and sing, then I’ll go buy the stuff for lunch, and you can teach my mom and nephew. So when she came back we were finishing teaching them the plan of salvation. She calls from the kitchen, “teach them how to pray”, So we did.... then she calls again, “teach them about the book of Mormon”... so we did. But it was funny. She wants everybody she knows to hear our message. So we’ll see what this next week brings and hopefully we can get some things worked out. 

Fernando is doing great, he is still coming to church and staying strong.

This week is going to be great, we have a lot of new people planned and we are holding a missionary fireside. We have a copy of a talk that Jeffrey R. Holland gave at the MTC and it is fabulous!!! I’m excited to share it with the members this week. 

I am so grateful for your support. I am so happy to be a missionary, even when the days are long and tough. The lord blesses his missionaries. I love my Savior Jesus Christ, and I am so grateful for what he has done for me. I am so happy that we have prophets here on the earth today. And we have wonderful blessing of hearing from our special prophet in two weeks. I hope that all of you will prayerfully watch conference and write down your revelations that you receive. It is a blessing that we get to hear from a prophet of god. 

Keep smilin, Love you! 
Hna Sandstrom 

this computer won't let me upload photos - maybe next week

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