|My family skyping with me on Mother's Day|
|Skyping on Mother's Day from the casa de la familia Ochoa|
On the other hand, I am happy to be here in Peru! I am ready to go and take advantage of these last 6 months! There is so much that I need to do here. My Dad was telling me about my baby blessing. In the LDS Church, babies are given a Priesthood Blessing shortly after they are born, and my father gave me mine when we lived in Provo, Utah. He said that he felt impressed by the Spirit to bless me to serve a mission, and at that time, not a lot of girls were expected to serve missions (well, not as many as do now). A lot of people were surprised, but he felt pretty strongly about it. And now here I am 22 years later in Peru. I had no idea that was part of my baby blessing until my Dad told me yesterday, so to me that is pretty amazing. My parents and the Lord knew that I would be serving a mission before I did -- ha ha.
|Thanks Grandma Langford for the awesome frog!|
|Zone Conference with Hermana Morales' companion, |
Me, Hermana Morales, and Hermana Jaramillo.
So, this week we had a conference with Pres. Waddell that was really good. We learned a lot about working with members and what we should focus on as missionaries. At the conference I got to see Hermana Morales! It was super exciting! I also got to see Hermana Lind and Hermana Hyer and we took a picture together to commemorate our one-year mark. We're all super excited to work hard for our last 6 months!