Tuesday, August 26, 2014


P-DAY! Elder Nino and Nielson in the back- Standing in front of the Plazzan  De Armas
So first off, the last p-day we had was amazing. The president re changed the rule that we couldn't leave our mission on p-days, and so each three weeks, the zones have an opportunity to travel to central Lima and see a little of what it has to offer. Luck would have it that this week was our week and we went to the plaza De Armas and toured an church, the covenant of Francois or something like that. We went underneath in the catacombs and saw all the bones that they had. Like THOUSANDS of bones all lined up in a circle with their skulls and everything. it was really really cool! ah ah

Plazza De Armas

On the bus to a super fun p-day! 

Standing in front of a church- not sure of the name.
Elder Peralta & Hyer in front of the church

The baptisms that we had in Collique this week fell through. it was really really sad, we had worked hard to help one sister earn the money to get out of debt with the government so she could be married... but we went and visited her a day after we gave the money and she had used the money for personal things... so we lost the baptism of her and her children. We working with her to see if she really has a desire to be baptized, or if she just wants to use the church for money. It was really sad to see my companion torn up about it, apparently shes been working closely with this Hermana for a while before I came and my companion was... frustrated to say the least.  but regardless we move on, we work hard and we try to bring more people who are ready to accept the gospel to Christ. Whoo!
The RS .President and I on the hill buy where I live

The Other side of the hill 

Something really really really awesome about this week as well is that I was able to return to Las Violetas for the baptism of Elsa. It was soo soo great to come back (a lot of de javu) and see everyone, and see the fruit of our labors come to the baptism of Elsa Gamarra. She was a reference from the other sisters working in Independencia. She wanted to change her life, and so we started visiting her and trying to teach her. This was back when I didn't really understand Spanish really well so when we had transfers the connection was lost. And well as time past she received us less it was really hard for her to pay attention. We were at the point of stopping visiting, and then we contacted her sister in a park. We started visiting her, and this lit up the interested in Elsa again and we have been working with her ever since to prepare to put God in a higher place in her life. Its been a beautiful experience to see the change in her and her sister, and now the other sisters that live in the house are interested to hear about our message as well. The house that they live in, doesn't have the greatest reputation in the neighborhood, and some members were anxious that we were visiting it so much, but it just goes to show that you cant judge a book by its cover and that the Lord works in mysterious ways. It was so great to be there for the baptism and see Dalia as well, our other convert who is living with Elsa right now and being a great support! Also great news, apparently the boyfriend of Dalila has seen the great change in Dalia and wants the same thing in his life as well. The missionaries are working with him and next month if all goes well he´ll be baptized as well! Crazy! Well see how it all pans out.

The Baptism in Las Violatias
At the baptism in Las Violates 
Nellty & I 
Right before the baptism 
2 Sisters who's story I will never forget.. 
The people at the baptism
Elsa & I At the Baptism

This week we also had our Multi zone meeting/ training with the president. We talked a lot about how we can become the fourth missionary. Ha ha I'm trying to be the best missionary I can- and be as obedient as I can, it is tough but I know there will be blessings!

Well I  love you all so much and enjoy the pictures of this week. For a lot of you its the last week of summer, so drink it in! Thanks for your prayers :)
Hermana Bowers


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