Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday January 2, 2012: Hermana Bowles

Hola Padrecitos Mios!
See what I mean by how beautiful the nativities are?   Everyone makes these extravagant scenes with characters and plants from their chacra.
sus/mis preguntitas:
-dog: we don''t really have problems.  I offered to fix the hole in the district leader's pants and he refused because he said he liked the hole to show off that he was bit by a dog.....yeah, I don't really understand either.
-our meeting times don't change.  Still 9:00 en la manana en la capilla en Jr. Callao en frente de la casa de Maestro......, enjoyed our chat :) Now mom AND dad have both found me.
Love you both lots.
Hijita suya
Hola Familia!
Out with the old and in with the new, I guess. AAHH!!!  It's 2012....year of the end of the world! ;) not really.  Found "munecos" in the street before and after.  Everyone makes an "old year doll" that they sit in a chair outside their house all new year's eve.  It's made of their old clothes and they stick whatever burns easy inside....including a few fireworks.  When ano nuevo viene......pow!
Everyone in Moyobamba spent New Years drunk, on vacation, or sleeping.  Kind of a slow weekend, but we're working with who we can.
I've started giving piano lessons Thursdays at 8:00 in the capital.  It's all part of our re-activation/finding effort.  The goal with the lessons was to entice some of the less-actives to the capilla and invite our investigators.  Mis estudiantes son tan lindos!
Still hard at work here.....It's different right now because so many of the families (less-actives and investigators alike) that we were working with are gone on vacation or with family for a while.
Found a scripture in Moroni 9:6 that I've thought about a lot.  Dice: "And now, my beloved son, notwithstanding their hardness, let us labor diligently; for if we should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation; for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all rightesouness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God." Powerful, right?   We are here for a purpose and need to do all we can to draw ourselves and others closer to Christ.  We can't tire of something just because it's hard.  How do you say "New Year's Resolution" in Spanish?
Love always,
Hermana Bowles

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