Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016

Hola familia!! 
This week was super great!! We had intercambios(exchanges, this is where they “trade” companions for the day) with our sister training leaders and it was sooo fun! It was great to get out of the house and work and I was right next to the beach!! It was such a great area!! I also did intercambios with Hermana Mejia because Hermana Peay is still having problems with her legs and feet! It was so fun to get out and explore my area..except I thought I was going to die when  a pit bull almost attacked me. It was one of the very few minutes when I thought my life was over.. I just kind of accepted it and was waiting for it to bite me but a young guy saved me!! The Lord really does protect those he calls hahaha. 
This week I also learned how to make cinnamon rolls. Hermana Paul taught me and it was so fun. We all just hung out while she taught me on Sunday after planning and to my surprise they actually turned out really good!! I also managed to get the flu this week as well..that was a fun one but I was out of the house in a day and a half!! Luckily it didn't stay too long and we were able to get back to working!!  
I really just love being able to go out and help others come unto Christ! I have felt his love soo much in my mission and have come to know my savior through the book of Mormon! I know that it is true and the Joseph Smith was a prophet of god! I know that Thomas S. Monson is his prophet here in the earth to lead and guide us! I love you all and I hope you have a great week!! 
Hermana Rich
  1. MMMM...lunch!


Lunch in Toledo!

I'm not sure Hermana Rich likes this whole cooking/flipping food thing!

She always loves a good burger!

No clue what they are looking at!

More Hermanas!

Peace!  Love that girl!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October 3, 2016

Hola familia!! 

This week has been pretty good with general conference and what not!! 

Well to start off I officially have ten months in the mission, yay!! I also had the worst lunch of my life on the mish this week and one of the best so that was fun! Hermana Peay sprained her ankle last week and it still hasn't healed so she has been in the house. Hermana Paul and I went to lunch like normal and this poor little lady had made lunch for four hermanas and not two. So to start off it was a TON of food...then as I was eating I realized I was eating mondongo. For those of you who don't know that is the stomach lining of a cow. I just about died. Two huge bowls later I came home and just about drowned in my tears. But I survived and that is all that matters. We also had a meeting with hermana eddy this week and she ended up taking my companion and I out to lunch. We had the most amazing crepes ever!! I had a carne crepe with cheese and all of this yummy stuff and it was one of the best meals I have ever had! 

This week Hermana Mejia and I went around Pando putting up flyers inviting people to come to conference and it was super fun! We actually got a new investigator at the church from it!! We also had to watch general conference in Spanish and I understood all of it! I was super excited!! 

I actually went to conference with some specific questions that I wanted answered and I received answers to all of them!! Today I was reading in my scriptures and thinking about all the counsel I had received from conference and a scripture came into my mind. It is 2 Nephi 9 verse 29. It talks about how it is good to be counseled by the Lord if we will actually listen to it. We have received two days of counsel from God's servants. Now we need to choose if we are actually going to apply it. We can take all the notes we want and sit and listen to those talks over and over again but until we actually make a change we haven't really learned or done anything. I have been studying my notes and trying to think of ways to apply what I have learned. It doesn't have to be a big change }, start with something little. The Lord doesn't care how fast we are going He only cares in what direction we are headed. I know if we apply what we have learned we will be headed in the right direction. I love you all and I hope you have a great week!  


Hermana Rich
Pando with Hermana Paul

Celebrating the 10 month mark in Pando

Putting up fliers inviting people to watch conference!

September 26, 2016

Hey fam!! 

So this week has been pretty exciting! Last week Hermana Mejia had sprained her ankle and couldn't work very much and this week it was Hermana Peay's turn! I guess the pando house still has the sick cure hahaha. But it was a really good week full of bunny farms and miracles! 

So I have been trying really to find new people through old investigators that we have in our carpete de area! Well one day I was at the church going through our phone while Hermana Paul was working and decided to call an old investigator in our phone. I had felt like I needed to call them before and tried to find their registro(address) but we didn't have one. So I just called. Well I was able to set up a charla(lesson) at the church with this man named Omar. The day of the charla came and we were on the way to the church and the other Hermanas called us to let us know our two investigators were 20 minutes early for their charla and were super excited! Omar brought his wife and we now have two new investigators!! Just goes to show that when we do our part the Lord makes up the rest!! 

We also had a charla with a recent convert named Jorge yesterday! We decided to share a scripture with him about enduring to the end. At the end of the charla he explained how the two verses we shared lifted a weight off of his shoulders and how he felt like he could see things through a different perspective now. It made me think about how I feel about the Book of Mormon and how it has helped me through out my life. I must say that I had a testimony of the Book of Mormon before the mission. But now the Book of Mormon is my best friend.  

I was reading in Mosiah this morning and I wanted to share a little bit of it with you. In Mosiah 2 King Benjamin is talking with his people about how he has tried to follow the promptings of the spirit to the best of his ability and love and his serve his people and God to the best of his ability. Well in verse 15 he says that he could go before God with a clean conscious. This verse really called my attention, not only as a missionary but as a daughter of God. Could I really go before God with a clear conscious? Would I be able to say I have done my best to do God's will and love and serve everyone that I see? As general conference soon approaches (whoo whooo) I would like to invite you to think of what you lack to have that clear conscious of mind and how we can all work to better ourselves and help others come unto Christ! I know if we pray for the answers the Lord will show us the best ways we can do so! I love you all so much and I hope you have a great week and learn a lot at conference!! I am beyond excited if you couldn't tell haha!  


Hermana Rich
The Hermanas at the Bunny Farm

They all got beautiful flowers too!

The Hermanas take Pando!

Looks cold!

Hermana Rich checkin' out the California bunny

Hey, it really is called the Californian!

More of the Californian!

Shocking!  More Bunnies!

And a puppy!

Isn't he cute???  Please leave him there Kenzie!


September 19, 2016

Hola Familia! 

SO this was my first week in Pando! There is actually a lot of potential here! I am back with Hermana Paul so I don't work too much in the streets. But I have been calling a lot of old investigators and they are really receptive! We have one charla(lesson) a day with new investigators for this week! So I am super excited about it!  

We also had the world service project here and we got to go help paint an old kids school! Well on the way Hermana Mejia ( I live in a house of 4 now with hermana peay and hermana mejia) fell and twisted her ankle. So this week I have done a lot of intercambios(exchanges) with Hermana Peay! I love watching her teach. She only has two full changes on the mish and so she is still fighting with the language. But every time she testifies you can feel the spirit so strongly and the love she has for this gospel!  

This week has gone by pretty well and I am super excited to see how this change goes! I am loving my house and all the people in it and I really think it is going to be a great change! But I want you to know that I love this gospel with all my heart. I know that Christ was sacrificed for every one of us and that he loves us. I know that we have a Heavenly Father who knows us inside and out and is waiting for us with open arms! I know that The Book of Mormon is true. I love the scriptures so much. It is such an amazing blessing that Heavenly Father has given us. There is also a reason we need to be reading it every day! If you aren't don't worry you can start today! and what a better way to get ready for general conference than by reading the Book of Mormon everyday! I love you all so much and I hope you have a great week! 


Hermana Rich

On their way to the service project...maybe the bus ride is scary?
World Wide Service Project

A little treat after the service project!

Holy Guacamole!

Looks delicious!


September 13, 2016

Hola familia!!

This week we have been running around everywhere!! We had a conference every morning this week!! It was pretty crazy! 

One of the conferences we had this week was about the health for the hermanas in summer. Starting in the middle of October we have to start wearing pants everywhere! So that should be fun!

It is pouring down rain right now but this week I actually got sunburned!! The weather has been crazy all week! 

We also finally got a hold of our convert Marcelo! Turns out he actually got suspended from his job this week for wanting to have Sunday's off. But he is handling it really well and makes me feel better to know that he understands what he needs to do! We also had so many people in sacrament this week it was awesome!! Also, we had been teaching and visiting Martin's grandma and this week she said she wants to start going to church with him!! It was seriously the best news ever because she is sooo amazing!! 

This week Presidente Eddy shared a scripture with us in our conference of Hermana's that I wanted to share with you guys! In Alma 34:9-10 it talks about the atonement of Christ and how it is infinite and eternal. Well Presidente then related it to our personal value. We are so precious to Heavenly Father that it cost him his Son. Our individual worth is that of the Son of God. Our worth is infinite y eternal. That is something that no one can take away from you, and is something that Heavenly Father will always see. It doesn't matter what has happened or what we have done in the past we will always have that value and worth. Now my question is do we recognize that worth and what are we doing to make sure we help portray that worth? I know that Heavenly Father loves us and if we ask him with faith he will show us how we can improve and how we can recognize that worth that we all have as children of God! I love you all and I hope you have a great week!

By the way! CHANGES!!! I am going to be hermana Paul's companion..AGAIN!! I am going to be about fifteen minutes from my current area and I am going to be killing hermana other words this is her last change! I am pretty excited! Okay love you all! Chao!


Hermana Rich
Hermanas Conference

Kim here,  I have more pictures to share...just have to figure out how to get them off of Google drive and on to the blog!