Monday, March 19, 2018

Lessons learned

Monday, March 19, 2018

Well, right now I am in Bolivar, say whattttt!!!  No there were no emergency changes, we are here with Hnas Meroy and Pauvif, yes my companions.  To have a pday of fun.  So that is what we will do. 

This week has been a lot of haha idk.  So, I'll just tell ya'll what I learned. 

This week I learned that God works through his servants.  

1.  Elder Alonzo came to the mission to give us a training.  It was amazing.  I knew when he was there that he was a representative of Jesus Christ because I could feel it in every word he said.  It was as if I was in a multizona con Cristo/with Christ.

2.  I know that President Larson receives revelation from God to know where to put missionaries and with whom.  

3.  I know that EVERYTHING that is planned is planned as is for a reason.  There are no causalidades/coincidences. 

4.  I also learned that God works miracles when we trust in him and focus on the one.  

In an FHE we watched the parable of the lost sheep.  And I love how it teaches to focus on the one.  The apostles also teach this.  They focus on the ONE person who is in front of them to help them feel known and loved.  I know that when we trust in God and make our only worry the well being of his children, he will send us blessings.  This week has been a rough week for the work in my sector due to little time there but we have received two calls of people who want us to visit them.  Two people literally asked us to teach them.  And that is a miracle.  I know that when we strive to follow the Spirit and do what the Lord would do if he were here, he will send us miracles to show us that we are on the right track.  The trick after that is to stay humble enough to see his hand and keep doing his will.  

I learned that Faith is my iron rod.

I learned that the way I can be like Christ is submitting to the voluntad de mi Padre/will of my Father.  Like he did.  That means being obedient to every commandment he has given not because I should but because I want to and I love him no matter the commandment.  

Bottom line of my week, Jesus Christ lives.  He leads this church.  President Nelson is his servant and everyone under him, every bishop, stake president, mission president, general authority, home teacher, etc. is a representative of Christ to minister to his children.  

I know that everything that happens and every decision that is made through revelation is inspired for a reason.  And I know that my Heavenly Father knows me and my needs and my heart and my worries.  He knows me and is aware of me.  And I know he is aware of every one of his children on the earth and wants us to know and feel this love and worry.

God is our loving Heavenly Father.

If you don't trust or know that ask him.

Talk to him.

He will show you.

I know and I promise you.

Hermana Glassett

Monday, March 12, 2018

What!!! Monday

Monday, March 12, 2018

So this week was the fastest ever.  I think I always say that but I think this time it's true.  It was a roller coaster of emotions but I'll share the best ones.

Manuel got baptized and he almost didn't come out of the water. hahah (he is 93)  We were very nervous but he made it out hahaha and he was so happy after.  His testimony was so sweet!!

Juana got baptized.  She is so happy!! She is pumped to go to the temple for her family and to do her endowment. 

I have like no time to tell more but it was a very happy moment for me to see the happiness shine in them. 

Maria is doing great and with a fecha for the 24 so we are working on that.

Love you all.  The church is truuuuue.

I found photos in my junk mail!  YEAH!
Manuel is on the left.


With the sister who referred Juana.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sick in immigrations

Monday, March 6, 2018

So today we had to wake up at 5:30 to go to immigrations for my compi.  It was the craziest trip I have ever been on.  Which included getting off the bus in an emergency bc my compi was gonna pass out and feeding her so that she would be okay while the dramatic Peruvian wanted to call the ambulance.  It was a headache!  Then five hours of sitting on a curb waiting for my comp to leave with body pain bc what, what, I have the fluu!!  Life is good my dudes.

But really, life is good.  We had stake conference and with the help from members we had five people who came to church.  Manuel (93 yrs old) gets baptized on Saturday and Juana on Sunday night.  They are both very excited and we have lots of others who are progressing well.  I feel very blessed.  It was a hard two months of no fruits but thanks to our great ward and many blessings we are seeing fruits now and we will help two people this week make a decision to change their life. 

This week I have been studying the simplicity of the gospel and I love it.  I find that when I can simplify the principle to one word then I understand it better.  The gospel is simple and easy to understand, it is us who make it hard.  And if we do all we can to give our all to our Heavenly Father then he will give his all to us.  Literally, it is as simple as that.  The last question on the baptism interview says something like by getting baptized you are making a covenant with God that you are willing to take the name of Jesus Christ and keep the commandments for all your life.  Are you ready to make this covenant and STRIVE to be faithful to it?  We need to strive.  Esforzarnos/Make an effort.  And if we strive, we will receive all the blessings of heaven, even eternal life.  Isn't that a peaceful thought?  God just asks me to strive.  And when he sees I'm striving he will give me strength and blessing so I can strive more.  I invite you all to take a step back and ask am I giving it 100%?  Am I treating the gospel like a soccer field and giving it all I have???  And if the answer is almost or no.  Well repent and change. #thegospelissimpledontmakeithard

I love you all I hope you are doing all you can to receive the sweet blessing of the gospel. 

Hna Glassett

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Monday, February 26, 2018

So this week flew by and so did all my writing time.  So just know that the church is true.  I'm in Rimac still with my comp and very happy.  My investigators are still progressing.  We have found some miracles and this March will be a white one I hope. 

I know my Savior lives and I know he knows and loves each one of us.

read the Book of Mormon,


go to church,

and be happy.

Love you all

Hermana Glassett

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Monday, February 19, 2018

This week was not the easiest week.  Josue calls us every day but he won't meet with us and he makes it seem like he has no desire to get confirmed.  We will keep working with him but I feel sad that he has gotten so confused. 

Buuuuuut this week Juana accepted fecha for the 10th and she went to church all by herself.  She is a reference from a member who is 83.  But this lady shares the gospel with everyone she knows and she is such a good help for Juana.  Juana is passing for lots of problems with her daughters and her grandkids and her health and she is very stressed but it is cool to see the difference in her appearance and her rostro/countenance as we have been visiting her.  She is so excited for her baptismal and already wants her whole family to be baptized.  She said her husband will come next Sunday and she is moving forward with faith.  

Richard is from Venezuela.  He has been studying JW for a LOOOOONG time and the poor guy is very confused.  But he is very respectful and looking for the truth but unable to find it bc he is looking in his brain and in books and in the understanding of others, and not in the place where he could find it... his heart.  He won't pray and ask bc he doesn't understand the concept but he comes to church and as soon as he has glasses to read he will read the Book of Mormon.  

Juan, the elders visited him like 6 months ago.  He was supposed to get baptized when I was serving in Leoncio Prado but he didn't and the elders didn't know why.  Well, we know why.  His dad said he would kick him out.  He has like 50 years..  he is 50... better.  But he's still scared of what his dad and family says.  So we will work with him and help him overcome that to get baptized.  

Manuel is 93, he is also a reference from a member of our ward, patriarch.  He is so cool.  His wife died 14 years ago, she was  member.  He has accepted baptism but needs to talk with his kids he says buuuuuuut he is really awesome.  He makes suits for a living even though he only has one eye that works.  He is very slow to learn but a great guy!!  

Those are the main people we are visiting right now. 

Change, so this week like I said was not so great for who knows why but I am grateful for my leaders who always encourage me.  This week I have been thinking a lot about the things I ask investigators to do and why they don't do them.  A lot of the time the only reason is bc they are so used to being someone having a personality trait or acting in one way that they see it as impossible to change.  Looking at them as a missionary, I know it's not impossible for like 10000 reasons, but even if I tell them they do not or cannot understand.  I think this week, 15 months into my mission, I understand why as missionaries we have such strict rules, why we have to dress a certain way, why we talk a certain way, why, why, why, why.  Bc if I, as a missionary, can change from the person I was before, for real!! not just a temporal change but a real change then the people I teach will feel and understand that change is possible.  Now that takes 100% of my effort every day and it does not mean that I lose my personality and be boring.  But it does mean that I become converted and the conversion not to the mission, or to Pres. Larson, or my leaders, as great as those things may be.  My conversion must be founded on my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  And that conversion HAS to make me into a new person.  That also doesn't mean I will be perfect (far from it) but I realized this week that the change I need in my life is not a change that lasts for the mission, it lasts my whole life and if I expect people I teach to change their whole life, I better well be willing or in the process of changing mine.  

We are sons and daughter of a God who loves us so much he sent his son.  And when we believe in him we will have everlasting life.  When we believe in something we show our belief.  When we show we believe in Jesus Christ then we are being converted.  I invite    you all to take a step back and look at the changes you have or need to make in your life right now.  Pat yourself on the back, dust yourself off and get moving bc life is a crazy ride.

I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father and all of you.

Hna Glassett

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

new apt. same me #opposition

Monday, February 12, 2018

So today we moved in.  It was super dusty and required a good clean that we have not finished yet but we moved in.  We also are lacking many things, like where are we gonna put the clothes and such but we live in our sector and very close to members and the church so all is well.  Our apt is sick when I fix it up I'll send pics.


So Josue passed his baptismal interview on Wednesday.  Then we lost contact with him for two days (that is a big deal) oh also remember Lucho??  Funny story, we worked so hard with him to help him and he accepted fecha!!  On Thursday!!  For the next week!!  Then we went Friday with our district leader so he could get to know him.  The first thing he said is that he got baptized in 2014 in Peunte Piedra, a district in Lima.....  (At this point, Erin goes on a rant in Spanish in ALL CAPS about how she asked him if he had been baptized many times and he repeatedly said no.  Then, all of a sudden he began talking in Mormon jargon and she was, to say the least, a bit frustrated with him.)  I was a little frustrated but I just had to laugh.  Only in Peru.  So turns out I almost baptized him again... woops. 

So yeah then Saturday.  We are all worried bc Josue won't answer then he starts to respond.  We made sure he was good with the permission bc he is 15 and his dad said it was fine.  He almost didn't come to his baptism so we were very worried like, hey think about it, pray, what do you think, what do you want, what does God want, what is the spirit saying.  His fam is making it hard for him and he is confused but he decided in the moment to get baptized.  It was 9:54.  We left running to a moto.  The next day he didn't answer our calls and he wasn't in his house.  He did not get confirmed.  Now he is very confused and his family is making it even harder for him.  He is one step away and he might not take it.

I never realized how much opposition was necessary until I got here.  This is a battle.  This gospel brings a joy that is UNIMAGINABLE and because it does that the trials before are also things that are unimaginable.  Like Josue, it can be in the moment when we start or like Lucho it can be years later when we lose the faith.  So, I invite you all to mediate in where is your faith and what are you willing to battle and fight to feel this unimaginable joy.  I promise that if you fight it you will win.  Bc the savior of the Lord is on our side. 

I love you all.  I love this gospel.  I love Peru.

Hna Glassett

Monday, February 5, 2018


Monday, February 5, 2018 

This is the first Monday in 3 weeks that we have pday.  That means cleaning!!! haha. 

This week Josue told us he was gonna be on vacation for a month so he couldn't get baptized.  So we were heart broken but we felt tranquilas!  So Thursday our DL called and said come to the church right now.  We got there and Josue was there!!! He is gonna get baptized on Saturday!!!  We are so happy for him!!!  Also this week we visits a lot of abuelas.  There are two who could progress.  This ward is the best!!!  They help us so much and it is cool to be a big group of missionaries.  The bishop is so cool! 

This week we also had the multizone and it was super awesome!  I learned so much!!!  I need to learn so much still!!!  I feel like I need 1 year more just to learn everything and even then I would need more time.  

Also we went to the temple and it was the fastest session I have ever been too.  I just ate it all up and learned things that will help me now and in the future.  I love the temple and I love being a missionary.  

Something I liked from my study this week is the story of the people of Alma the older.  They were a great people and obeyed and lived in peace and did not fight and listened to the prophet and everything they were supposed to do.  And they were taken captive by the Lamanites.  So why would this righteous people be taken captive and have this big trial if they are doing everything right?  In the scripture in Mosiah 23 it says it was a trial of their patience and their faith.  For everyone who is passing by a difficult moment and doesn't understand why bc they are doing everything right, God needs you on his side and he needs you to be strong.  So he will try your patience and your faith and he will refine the crap out of you bc he needs you to be strong.  This life is a battle and God needs his warriors to be strong.  So let your trials refine you not define you and trust in the small whispers that you have felt.  Trust in the faith you once testified to have and trust in a loving Father who wants you to come home and fight.  I know that we need our savior everyday of our lives and that this plan is perfect. 

Love you all

Hna Glassett