Monday, May 29, 2017

My first week in Arequipa

The famous volcano Misti. Isn't it handsome?

My dear faithful followers, whats poppin?
So this week has been suuppppeerrrrrr slow, as the first week opening area usually is. We didn't know were any of the members or investigators lived, we were walking around #lostttt the whole time. we acccidently left the area a couple times too lol, but we're starting to learn our way around better. 

The members have been helping us out quite a bit too. this ward is definitely in better shape than my last ward.

We´ve had several lessons this week, but thursday, literally all our lessons fell except one, which was at 7 at night, and since we didnt know anything else in the area, our only backup plan was to contact, so we were contacting for 5 STRAIGHT HOURS it was sooo exhausting, 5 straight hours of knocking on doors and wandering around lost through the streets. 

The baptism we stole, hehehehe

But on the bright side, we had a baptism on saturday! I mean, the other sisters were the ones who taught him and everything, we literally just showed up to baptize him, so I dont really count it towards one of my baptisms, but whatever. anyways, that's all for now. keep it real fam, until next time. 

Sister Burgos out 

Eating anticucho aka cow heart. Actually pretty tasty if you dont think about how it used to give life to an animal lol 

- me eating anticucho aka cow heart. actually pretty tasty if you dont think about how it used to give life to an animal lol 
- the famous volcano Misti. Isn't it handsome? 
- the baptism we stole hehehehe

Monday, May 22, 2017

My first area change!!!

Ward activity

Hey followers! Hermana Burgos reporting live from the streets of AREQUIPA!!!! 

I have officially left the area of my birth, which obviously was sad, cause it was the first area I ever got to know on my mission. Now I'm in Arequipa, opening new area (again) with my ner comp, Hermana Liza. 

She is peruvian, from Chiclayo, but yeah, my new area is called puerta verde, and it feels sooo wierdddddd being in Arequipa, but its cool, cause now i get to see the volcanoes everyday!!!

Saying good by to my families in Arequipa

By by girls, so sad

There are three volcanoes here: Pichu Pichu, Chachani, and el Misti, which is the more popular one, and you see them suupperrr big and clear from my area, its supperrr cool, so expect pics of that next week. Anyways, even though leaving my first area was sad, Im actually really excited for this new transfer. I dont know why, but I just feel like its gonna be a good 6 weeks. 

A cold, dry, but good six weeks. anyways, seeign as I just got here, I dont really have much more to say, but no worries, I PROMISE to write you guys next week. love you all!!! here of some pics of my saying bye to the members.

Sister Burgos 

Monday, May 15, 2017

A day visiting the fire fighters

Me and the fire truck

A little cute pink rabbit 

My compas in my zone

Monday, May 1, 2017

Having a taste of how missionerie have to live, like 50 years ago!

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Hey followers! sorry I totatally abandoned you guys these past few weeks. tbh I was just too lazy to write lol. 

So update: its been three weeks and we STILL dont have a phone, so Im getting a pretty good taste of how missionaries had to live like, 50 years ago. Even though is like 50 times harder without a phone, I can say that it's not impossible.

 Hermana Miño and I have still managed to be able to have success, having new investigators every week, and several that are progressing. bbuutttttt it would be nice to have a phone sooonnnn. 

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So this past week we did a service project, helping our district leaders investigator clean out his house. as you can see in the pictures his house is just walls. thers no roof, and the floors were all dirt, rocks and trash. so we cleared out all the rocks and the trash and evened out the floor so it was easier to walk on. and it was soooo much work, I was actually a different color at the end cause I was literally covered in a layer of dirt, but despite that, it always feel so good helping others, especially people like him who have basically nothing, but being able to see how they still find joy in the small things. 

We´ve also been working a lot more with the ward, cause its not the strongest, so we´ve been having family home evenings with the members several times a week, and we´ve started to see progress. More have been attending church, and more of them are starting to help us out more. Its so awesome to finally start seeing progress from all the work we´ve done. 

Today, we had a training for the whole stake, and we had to go, and at first we were bummed cause that meant we couldt have our p day, cause it was from 9 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon, but after the first couple of ours of training were over, the whole stake was outside playing volleyball and we played with them and it was actually a lot of fun, and we got to spend more time with the members which was great.

Anyways, the little kid that's in charge of the internet, just said, our time was up, so peace!!!

Sister Burgos

My comp and I taking advantage of the mirror