Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday Oct. 29, 2012: Hermana Bowles

Hola Familia:

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the package this week!!!  It was like my birthday came an entire week early!  I wore the skirt yesterday and the sisters commented on how cute it was.  Thanks for the Book of Mormons in English, too.  Hermana Vasquez and Rodriguez are thrilled with the tiny little treasure.

That is the most incredible fact about the number of missionary applications that have gone in.  President came this week and when Hermana Blunck came around checking the apartments, we talked to her for a minute.  She told us that President received a request that he send the number of sister missionaries needed/wanted in the mission and he sent back the reply of 20.........TWENTY!!!  Can you even imagine??  That would be doubling the number of sisters in the zone.  Of course, it will take a while before all of these applicants are in the field, but it will be such a blessing to missions like ours that have gone down in the number of missionaries.

We spent a lot of time in the Versalles side this week and found a lot of new families.  The rain was really bad several days and we had to use the elder`s old boots form the house.  They were about ten sizes too big and we looked kind of ridiculous, but our shoes were preserved!  The only difficult part was walking through paved road Mi Peru and being laughed at by people in the street before making it to the mud of Versalles.

Hermana Edith never ceases to amaze us.  Came to church with her granddaughter yesterday and signed up to give us lunch next week!  She faithfully does everything we ask her to and is such an example---and she`s not even baptized yet.!!

Can I go with you in your new calling?  Primary programs are my favorite time of the year in a ward.  Yesterday we were at a less-active family`s house to watch "The Testaments."  One of the four year old granddaughters was sitting beside me and began asking all types of cute things.  Her conversation went something like this: "How old is Jesus?  Wow....God really passes us up.  He must be really old.  Is he the bad guy?  Look at my tooth--it`s about to fall out!  My mom is making popcorn--can you smell it?"  She was so cute.

THank you for everything.
Hermana Bowles

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