Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I just blinked

 This picture inserted itself here and maybe it's not a bad place for it because this is what Erin gets to see most days in Lima.  For about eight months of the year, there isn't much sun, little rain and this is the color you see that is all encompassing from the ground to the sky.  It isn't fog and it isn't clouds.  It's a strange mixture of both.

Monday, September 18, 2017

I'm sorry about last week and no group email.  I just blinked and here I am, new pday, new internet, same me lol.  So last week let's seeeeeeeeeee Diegoooo!!!  He came to the church open house in July then he texted us in the beginning of this month bc we never found him after and said he wanted to come to activities.  So we are teaching him and he will get baptized this Saturday.  He is awesome!!!   He hasn't yet received his answer about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon but he is so ready to get baptized.  He's a miracle.

Also we are still working with Kevin.  He went to church last week but this week we only found him once.  His niece is great too but the challenge is finding them. 

This week also ELDER OAKS CAME TO PERU!!  It was sick.  He talked about the Book of Mormon, having real intent, and lots of other stuff that was perfect.  Also Bishop Causse talked about experiencing the atonement every morning and night.  The conference was in the church by the CCM.  It had three missions there and it was the best!  We also had a meeting with Pres and we decided we are going to change the standards of excellence in the mission to 150 baptism a month.  That means every companionship has to do 2 every month.  So my comp and I are really excited.  We have got some good plans to get us up to every week.  We also had intercambios this week.  The trio came lol.  I was with Hna Macias de Honduras!!!  She is so small lol.  It was good.  I always learn a lot from intercambios.

Last pday we went to barranco bc it's pretty and we wanted to take pictures.  This week went by so fast I don't even really remember what happened but I'm alive so ALLL ISS WEEEELLLLLL!! haha

Love you all
Hna Glassett

Happy Birthday Mama!

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A baked chicken and french fries is very common in Peru, however, this looks much different and much more appetizing than what Cody had in his mission.  Erin was given instructions to treat her friends to a delicious dessert and ask them to celebrate with her.



The zone

Just the Hnas.

The TRIO EXPLOSIVO haha

My comp stole coffee from an investigators house lol.  Those who served missions already know that sometimes missionaries take things from the homes of investigators to help them avoid the temptation.  

Pday volleyball

This is the day I lost my voice.


With the things we love most lol

My homeless socks

The bishops wife gave us popcorn and oatmeal.  (Oatmeal is often served as a drink with breakfast.  It's like a thin version of "mush" that we ate years ago with not sweetener.)

Pday volleyball with the zone.

Intercambios
The day of Elder Oaks.

Last pday at Barranco.












Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I think she forgot about the group email this week.

Monday, September 11, 2017

So It appears that our Sweet Hermana Erin may have been overwhelmed with responding to our individual letters that she forgot to give us a report of her week in a group email.  Here's a little update.

Transfers were last week and she stayed in Lince with Hna Carrasco.  Erin thinks she will be in Lince for another transfer or two for sure.  That would be six months in each area thus far. 

The Hermana who made up their trio for the last week and a half of the transfer was actually the Hermana who was unkind to the other Hermana but Erin assured me she and Carrasco found the iceberg within and now she's gonna be great.  Those are her words, not mine.  :  )

She is physically and emotionally tired and doesn't trust anyone to cut her hair so she trims it herself every few weeks.  

That's about all the update she gave us.  

Thanks to all for your prayers and support!!  

Hna Gomez

Hna Carrasco



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

el terrible trio

Monday, September 5, 2017

So this week we saw a bunch of miracles everyday.  It was weird being in a trio but it worked well and we had a good time!!  We are still working with Graciela and Celia.  Their situations are still the same.  Also we are working with Diego.  We have not been able to teach him this week.  He went to the activity we had though!  This week we had a movie night and they played the testaments and we invited a bunch of people and they made popcorn and the members and non members came so it was great!!  A good turnout and during the movie we had our meeting with the ward mission leader.  Best of both worlds.

This week we also found a family who lives in front of the church and they are great they have had the missionary visits before and they are super receptive.  They aren't married though so that will be their challenge but they are great so we are gonna keep working with them. 

Also we found a kid who is not really into the whole religion thing, he has never been close to any religion he says and so bc of that he doesn't know who God is he doesn't understand Christ, and he lives just to live.  He doesn't know his purpose, he doesn't understand the atonement or that there is a plan.  It is really sad to teach him.  The saddest part though is that he doesn't really seem to care.  Sometimes he asks us so what's your purpose, what's the purpose of life but it doesn't really seem to bother him that he doesn't know why he's here and what he is supposed to do here and a goal for where he wants to go.  In the process of teaching him I had to think about my purpose on earth.  And thinking about it without Christ there isn't one.  But when you put Christ in the mix everything has meaning.  Our purpose it to be like Christ, follow everything he did, and strive to keep the promises we have made with our Heavenly Father.  That is the plan and when we follow the plan we can achieve the goal which is live eternally with God, Jesus Christ and our families.  I am so grateful that I know about this plan and that I have a goal.  That I have a savior and that I know him and know about his atonement.  18 months is not long enough to tell everyone about this glorious gospel.  I am so happy to do it.  The hard part is when their own pride won't let them except it.  Kevin (the kid I'm talking about) is 21, he has a niece who is 19 and she is great she accepted baptism and she is really sweet she understands and accepts the plan more than Kevin.  Her name is Nicole we found her last night after a really long day of trials.  There are miracles everywhere I look.  And as much as my heart breaks for those who choose not to let the gospel and the plan of salvation give their life hope, the ones who accept make it all worth it. 

My invitation this week is that you can all take a step back and look at your life.  Think about your purpose, why are you here and where are you going.  I know that Christ lives.  He is the reason for everything I have, do and everything I will do.  I love you all more than you can understand.

Hermana Glassett

We rode bikes a few pdays ago in Miraflores and to this beautiful site.




more about bikes




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This lady wanted a pic with me lol.

We also went to the market.



Last weeks pday my Hna Meroy. 


my family (my mom, me, my daughter, and grand daughter)

My compi y yo with Hna Larson




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

idk whats up or down but its a bit chilly here in peru

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sooooo this week was super crazy!!!! 

To start off a few weeks ago someone threw bleach at some Hnas in our zone so they for safety reasons had to come sleep with us at night and they have been there like a week.  Well some other things happened and we needed to have our cuarto/room open so they went to live with a member from the states. 

So this week we had a miracle bc we had been looking for a jas/ysa who came to the capilla abierta a month ago and he texted us and asked if he could come to church and he did and we visited him and he's great.  He is looking for happiness.  Mabel's kids are good and bad.  One of them said he doesn't want anything but we are gonna work with the others. 

So also this week we had multizonas and they were great!  Lots of things I really needed and another VERY crazy experience that I don't fully understand but I just know that priesthood power is the most powerful thing on the planet.  End of story.  (also Katy Perry hot and cold is playing right now, party rock Peru.)

So yeah after the multizonas we had other Hnas staying with us for something that happened in the multizona but they left and all was good.  But then we went to callao to do divisions and when we got back to our sector we got a message that we had to return and bring one of the Hnas with us.  The other went with some other Hnas that are pretty close.  So she stayed with us all weekend and today we had a pday with Hna Larson and all the Hnas in the mission is was super fun.  I got to see Hna Meroy and Hna Lizarbe and Hna ├▒aupa!  And it was fun to be there together all of us.  Then at the end, our other comp had her chat with the big guy and she is gonna stay with us for the rest of the cambio (one week) so now we are a trio which means WE WILL VISIST ALL THE MEN!!  Bc we don't need an extra mujer/girl. 

So this week also we have been working with Celia and she is a really independent awesome girl.  She still hasn't accepted to get baptized but she is really looking for something better.

Lince is super great and I'm super happy here.  The ward is great and we are getting more and more confidence with them.

This week I have noticed that I am very prideful, it is something that I see easily in others but in myself I'm a little blind.  So I am fighting with that right now, my fight to be more humble, accept the advice people give me to change, accept how others act and their way of being, and accepting that I can let others ideas and decisions be right and feel at peace with that.  I'm learning more than ever that the natural man is the enemy to God and I don't want to be his enemy so I am really trying to humble myself and be Christlike.  I'm grateful for my savior and the example he has given me so I can  do my best to follow it.

I love you all

Hna Glassett

Monday, August 21, 2017

milaaaagros/miracles

August 21, 2017

So I should just make that my title every week bc I see so darn many!!  But yeah this week was sick bc we were able to find a whole bunch of families and some references.  And we found Mayra who was gonna get baptized then she went on a trip to Huancayo.  She came to church this Sunday and we are working with her so she can be baptized. 

We also found a really sweet girl named Celia.  She is 14 but super mature.  She has to work everyday when she gets home from school and is really searching for something good. She came to church too, we also taught her family but they are not prepared yet so we'll just work with her for now.

We found another sweet family but they are not married and they were having some family problems so they didn't come to church we'll see what happens this week.  And a really great referencia named Eladio.  He has a friend who is a member and he is great he is super interested we have only visited him once but he is really receptive and wants to learn. 

We are still working with Chela. she has a hard time with comprencion/understanding so we have to teach slow and when her husband is there we just have to teach him how to be a dad bc he has no idea and very little patience for his 2 little ones it's sad. But yeah we are still trying with her.

This week my 40 day fast is still hard haha but I feel it getting better especially as i am working hard to desarrollar/develop the Christlike attributes.  It's kicking my butt but I love it.  I feel like I just got here in the mission and I just completed 9 months.  I'm so confused haha I have so much to learn still.

Something I love though is sharing the message of how the gospel blesses families. I feel so blessed to have seen the gospel in action in my home.  I know from experience how the gospel blesses families and now I also know what happens when people don't have the gospel in their life.  I love sharing the plan of salvation, I know that the plan is perfect and the only way we can live with our family forever is by LIVING, not knowing, not reading, not talking about, but LIVING the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This gospel will bless our lives when we live it.  Christ paid the price and gave us the gift he just asks us to repent, be humble, and accept it.  When we let the atonement work in our lives there is absolutely nothing that can discourage us, and nothing that can beat us.  We are invincible with our Savior at our side.  I know he lives.  And because he lives there is ALWAYS hope.  

I love you all

Hna Glassett

9 months say what literally what????

PS I love cake and I found a super yummy pastry shop here.

Solo estoy engordando./I am only getting fatter.


Monday, August 14, 2017

livin a vida loca (i'm pretty sure that's not how it goes lol)

Monday, August 14, 2017

So this week was super crazy.  We did 2 divisions on Tuesday.  We were all day in the sector of 2 different companionships then we got home in time to go to an fhe of the ward but nobody came.  It was sad.  If y'all could send ideas on something we could do to help our ward feel the spirit of missionary work... yeah.

So then Wednesday we had some Hnas come to do intercambios and also Thursday.  I am learning from the Hnas how to explain the gospel short and sweet and powerful.  I learn so much when we get to have intercambios!  Also we see so many miracles. We were contacting and this man came up to us said he was at the point of getting baptized when he moved here to Lince so we visited him the next day and he is great he wants to get baptized but he's married to someone and has to get divorced so he can marry his girlfriend who is also married to someone else.  So we are working through that but he is really great!  Also, we got a call from the mom of a member who also can't get baptized bc she's not married and she gave us a referral who is great!!!  A yw.  Then through the system we got another referral who is great and we also got to talk to his daughter in law and they are both so interested.  But also not married.... Graciela (chela) however is married and is progressing toward her baptism.  Mayra has gotten back from her trip so we just have to find her.  And Abel is just struggling poor guy.  Mabel is doing great we are visiting her kids.  And Claudia is very happy.

This week also I started a 40 day fast from things that don't help me to have the spirit with me AT ALL TIMES!  So I made a list (a big one) of things that I am gonna change and with the help of the Lord I am gonna fast from these things for 40 days so that I can be a better representative of Christ at all times and in all things and in all places.  And it's crazy that when I started this fast I felt like I started to justify why doing some of the things on the list are okay.  They aren't that bad or I would think how is this something that keeps me from having the spirit it has nothing to do with it.  I am amazed at how fast and how hard the enemy works to get us to justify a little bit of sin.  In 2 Nefi it talks about that in 28:8 when it talks about the 2 churches.  The enemy tries to get us to think, but this isn't so bad, really nothing that I'm doing hurts anyone, this only has to do with me and how I feel, I feel fine doing this so what's the problem.  I have been learning now more than ever that the gospel is black and white, there cannot be gray and we cannot think that there is gray or that we are in gray bc if we think we are sitting on the gray or we do something bc its not THAT bad, we are leaving the companionship of the holy ghost.  And in doing so leaving the path that will bring us to eternal life.  ALSO I have been studying the atonement and the love of our savior, I know that Jesus Christ lives.  I know he loves me and I know he knows me.  He has felt my pain, my sadness and he died for my sins, the things I do everyday.  And he will save me from my sins, if I humble myself and repent, if I admit that what I'm doing is not following 100% his commandments and if I let him in to help me.  I made a promise with God the day I got baptized that I would always keep his commandments and he promised to help me.  I KNOW that if I do EVERYTHING in my power to keep my side of the promise, he will not only keep his side but he will make up for what I cannot do.  My savior is my rock, I love him.  And I invite you all to let your savior be your rock.  Try him see how strong of a foundation he is.  I promise that when you let Jesus Christ and his atonement hold you up he will not let you down.  I love you all and hope you have a great week.

Hna Glassett

last day of the elevator selfies in the hospital.

Intercambios with my comp from CCM Hna Luchi and Hna Cornejo.

pday de zona we played tennis. i don't have a pic of the zone or anything else but it was fun.