Monday, December 25, 2017

Fireworks and Fruitcake

Christmas here in Peru is definitly different, but i have loved every second of it. This week we were worried that we would be able to find any of our investigators and we were a little sad because everyone travels here, but we got to teach this week and they are all progressing. We are teaching an adorable family Christian and Poula and they have accepted baptism! All we have to do is keep teaching them :) they are a golden family and have desires to change. We also have two other sisters we are teaching. One is named Pilar and she is super sweet. She is 18 and here studying by herself and said that she wants to be baptised so she can have a happy future family, and we are teaching another sister named Mabel. I am so happy that we have been able to use this christmas time of year to fine new, and wonderful investigators!!

Here for christmas, most of the celebrating is on christmas eve (noche buena) everyone makes a ton of food, and hot chocolate, and fruitcake and at midnight there are fireworks everywhere!!! It is so beautiful. We got to pass this time with our sweet pensionista Luzmilla and she made everything look so nice, and she made turkey! I was so greatful that she wanted to help us have a happy night. 

We visited all of the members of our branch council to give them little gifts and share a christmas message and it helped us a lot to be able to strenghthen th leaders in our branch. They were all sograteful an even more excited to share their testimonies of Jesus Christ. 

My favorite experience from this week was getting to sing hymns at the plaza and help cute families take pictureswith Santa. We contacted a ton of cute families and we are so excited to teacht hem!!!!! It was such a lovely experience sharing Christs light through beautiful hymns. 

I know that Jesus Christ is our savior and our friend. I know that He was bornand that He lives again and that only through Him we can have eternal life. I love His gospel and I know that it is true. 

Thank you all for your love and your prayers. I pray that you all have a fantastic christmas and that youcan find a chance to share a little bit of Christs love with those around you. 
Con MUCHO amor, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, December 18, 2017

Hot Sun and Hot Chocolate

Well this week we got the sad news that Piter wont be getting baptised this week. He needs some more time to prepare. We were really dissapointed about it, but I know that everything will work out how it is supposed too! Were just going to keep preparing him for his baptism. 
I have been teaching my companioin the 12 days of christmas song and she loves it! Its helping her learn english and a new christmas song. haha. She taught me one called ven a mi casa este navidad and I love it. It will definitly be one I listen to after my mission. 
One of my families got married and baptised in Iquitos and I am so happy!! Lila and Jairo. We found them and taught them and I wasnt able to be there for their baptism but I am still so happy. The gospel is so wonderful and it has changed them a lot. :)
There were two funerals in our branch this week and we spent alot of the week serving the families and giving them some comfort. We went and sang some hymns with them and drank hot chocolate and it was a great way to bring the spirit into their homes. I felt so sad for them especially at this time of year, but we had a great chance to share our testimonies of the plan of salvation. I know without a doubt that families can be together forever and its one of my favorite things to share with the people here!
This week while we were working and no one was home we found a Caimito tree. Caiminto is a fruit that has a nickname la fruta de los enamorados. (Lovers fruit) because when you eat it your lips get super sticky haha. and we used our lunchtime picking fruit off of the tree. I love fruit from the jungle!!!
I am loving my christmas time here in my favorite area, and I am so grateful for all of your sweet emails for christmas. I hope you all have a fantastic week and remember those who need a little love this Christmastime. 
Warm hugs from Peru, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, December 11, 2017

Double digits

I have hit double digits in the number of months I have been in the mission! 10 MONTHS!!! I am starting to feel old a little. For my ten months, we had divisions and I got to work with my trainer Hermana Kachkachian again. It was so great! We got to share our mission experiences, and see all of the things we have learned since weve been companions. I loved having a chance to see how much weve grown. I have seriously changed so much, but I know that its a really good change! She said that Im ready to train now, and it was a really nice compliment from her. :)

I ate hamster (or guinea pig I dont remember the difference) this week and it was delicious. My pensionista and my companion couldnt believe that I was okay eating it because all of the other North Americans freak out. I thought it was awesome! I did feel a little bad because its a pet in the united states, but so is turtle and Ive eaten turtle too. Haha! 

We had our Christmas Conference this week and all four of the Zones that are here in Tarapoto got together with President LI and Hermana Li. It was amazing! We sang christmas hymns, and christmas songs, and acted out different scripture stories and everyone was so happy. They caatered a lovely christmas dinner for us and we ate a ton, and then we ate fruitcake and hot chocolate! I was so full. I loved being able to celebrate my favorite time of year with all of the missionaries and remember how important our job of teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ is. I hope you can all remember to keep Christ in christmas this year as you all celebrate with your families :) 

We taught a man named Hans this week who is recovering from a motercylce accident and we were directed to his home just when he needed to hear from us. He was really sad because God had saved his life, but he didnt know how to repay God. I loved being able to teach him how living the gospel can help him show God his love. It was such a special lesson and I know we where where we needed to be! I love teaching the restored gospel. It seriously changes lives and brings hope to those in need.

I know that this gospel is so true. I know that it has been restored so that we can live with God again. Please dont forget to share the best gift of all this Christmas, the gospel, with all of those you love!

(It started raining out of nowhere and the internet was slow again.... no photos...)

Con Amor, 

Hermana Toponce

she sent the pictures the next week that went with this post

Monday, December 4, 2017

Iluminar el Mundo (Light The World)

Transfers have come and gone and I am happy to say that I am still in Tarapoto! My companion is still hermana Quispe and we are loving this area and all of the people here so we were so happy that we get to stay here! This makes three and a half transfers with the same companion... 5 months!! I cant believe it but I am super grateful to be her companion because we get along really well and we teach really well too! Im learning a lot here in the mission. Especially how to love people for who they are. Everyday we meet new people and loving them is so important so they can feel our Saviors love when we teach them. The gift of charity is so beautiful especially this time of year! 
Im super excited for the light the world challenge because we as missionaries are doing it too and it is helping us to find new poeple to teach. This week taught a sweet Sister named Maria and we sung christmas hymns for her and her family and she said she felt the spirit of christmas so strongly in her home. I love this time of year and being a missionary I get the chance to share the true meaning of christmas with people every day!!!! 
Here in peru everyone loves christmas and they are all putting up their lights, the only big difference is that there isnt any snow and it feels like were celebrating christmas in July! One thing that people do here to celebrate is eat Paneton (fruitcake) and drink Chocolatada (Hot chocolate) and I already know Im going to have a full belly all of December! haha!
I am a lot healthier now and this week weve been able to work like normal again! Im so happy about it, the only not so happy thing is that Piter said that he isnt so sure about being baptised anymore and it broke our hearts a little, we are praying that he can recieve an answer again and be baptised this month!! 
I hope you all loved the christmas devotional as much as I did and remember the three gifts you can all five this season, Love, Service, and Forgiveness :)
Thank you all for your prayers, you are in mine!
Con amor, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, November 27, 2017

Gratitud :)

Hello everyone!
This week was thanksgiving and it was a lot different than I thought it would be. I spent my thanksgiving at the hospital here because I was sick, but I am all better now so all is well! Ask my parents if you want more information, haha. My pensionista made me cake for thanksgiving and when we got home for the night the sisters and I offered a prayer of gratitude and said all of the things we are grateful for to do something the celebrate thanksgiving and I was super happy. Im glad that Im surrounded by sweet missionaries who want to help me feel a little at home for the holidays. :)
As an early christmas present, we got a new house!! Im so happy to have our own space again. We are now healthy, happy and ready to get back to work. Our house is a little bigger than our other one too so no complaints here. Im super happy. 
This week I had the prompting to buy some cookies and I didnt know why because I didnt want to eat cookies, but I baught them anyway. We then were teaching an investigator and her mom came in the door with her crying sister and when I asked what happened she told me that she got to her choir concert late and they  started singing without her. She was seriously so sad, and then I remembered that I had cookies! I gave her the cookies and her face lit up! I am so happy that I listened to the spirit and that I could help her feel better. 
This week has been rough, but I know that God helps us when we give our all. I have seen lots of little miracles this week and have felt the guidance of the spirit. I know that God answers prayers. I hope you all had a healthy happy thanksgiving. I am now healthy, Piter is still progressing towards his baptism, Im still super happy, and praying that I dont have transfers tonight! 
Thanks for all of your love and prayers. The really truly do help so much!
Love you all!!
Hermana Toponce

***Natalie had to sleep on the floor of some other sisters apartment while they found her a new one. She slept outside of a bug net and got tons of bug bites. Because of the bites she was feeling sick and dizzy, so they sent her to the hospital for tests. She is "disease free" she said. She is low on iron and has to check on her health again in couple weeks, but she is good for now!

Monday, November 20, 2017


Once upon a time we are now living with the other Sisters in Tarapoto, because we cant live in our house. This week we were enjoying our time during our morning personal study when I heard someone calling to us from outside of our window. It was a strange man without shoes and he was looking directly into our third floor apartment signalling us to come down. We shut the window, and kept studing and then we got a phonecall from the lady that owns the apartment saying that there was a man who wanted to talk to the Gringa (white girl) on the third floor and she asked if we knew him. He then tried to get in the building a different way and they had to tell him to leave. After this lovely experience we called our zone leaders and they told us that we can no longer live in this apartment. We are now looking for a new house, but I am so grateful that no one let him in to the apartment comlex! So many crazy things happen here! But, were safe and healthy so all is well. 
This week we went to a castle for Pday! A real castle! It was super pretty and fun do see something different for Pday. We went with our whole zone and took a bunch of pictures. I absolutely loved it. Ive decided that were going to live in the castle for a while haha. 
All of Peru was united to watch soccer this week. It was so interesting that everyone was wearing red and white and celebrating when there was a soccer game but for the national holiday of peru hardly anyone celebrated. Oh soccer. At least they won :) 
Were going to have another baptism!!!! Im so excited. The son of our recent convert Flor has accepted to be baptised and he will be having his baptism in the beginning of december. He is so happy and he wants to be baptised so that he can rcieve the priesthood and help his family. It was so special to hear his desire to be baptised. 
I love this missin so much. I am learning and growing every day and I know that missionaries ar protected and guided in this work. I know that the gospel has been restored and that it really truly does bless families. I am so grateful for all of the people who have helped me to be here so that I can teach the gospel. Thank you, thank you, thank you. They dont celebrate Thanksgiving here, but I want you all to know how grateful I am for all of you and for this time I have to share the restored gospel. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!!
Con MUCHO amor y gratitud, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, November 13, 2017


Hello Hello!
This has been a week of miracles. I have seen the hand of God so much in the work this week and I am so grateful. We were walking on our way to an appointment, but we felt that we should go a different way than normal and while we were walking we ran into a returned missionary who was super excited to see us! He told us that he was about to visit his friend Milagros and that we needed to teach her right away. He asked us if we had time and OF COURSE we did! We went to teach her and it was an amazing lesson. She has definitly been prepared for the gospel. I am so glad we decided to walk down a different street! (Milagros means miracles in spanish) 
There is a new member in our Branch who moved here from Lima, and was called to be Relief society president. She was a little worried about getting to know the sisters in our branch so we offered to help her, and she was also sad because her plants from lima were dying and she needed dirt, so to help her with both of these things we planned a hike with the relieve society to find the best dirt on the mountain. She was so happy and she got to know a lot of the branch. We as missionaries walk super fast but hiking the mountain with the relief society sisters was so slow! We were happy to help her get settle in to Tarapoto. 
The work here is going really well. We are finding families and people who are really excited to hear the gospel. I know that from the people we have found this week, we will find those who are ready for baptism. 
God really knows when we need and he guides us so that we can be in the right place at the right time. I loved seeing miracles this week and being reminded that God really does have everything planned just right. I love the mission and I am so excited to see what is going to happen in these last two weeks of this transfer. 
I hope you all have a great week, keep following the spirit and I know you will be guided in the right direction :)
Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, November 6, 2017

Woooah We´re Halfway There

Hello, Hello! 
I officially have 9 months left of my mission and I cant even believe it. This week has been such a good way to celebrate my halfway mark of the mission.
First off, Flor got baptised! It was such a special day and she asked me to sing a hymn for her baptism. She cried, snd the spirit was so strong. We also had a few investigators come to her baptism who are preparing to be baptsied. I love having the chance to teach them and help them make this sacred covenant. 
For my nine months in the mission I had a few goals. I wanted to read the whole book of mormon in spanish and I wanted to get my "Maestros del Evangelio" ( an award that is kind of like personal progress of the mission that people usually get at the end.) and i am super happy to say that I met both of my goals! I LOVED reading the book of mormon in a different language and I know that it is true. It strengthened my testimony so much that no matter what language we´re speaking, the gospel of Jesus Christ will always be true! 
My Pensionistas brother was killed this week in a scary shooting at his work and the branch is super sad about it. He was a member of the church and he has such a beautiful family. We got to her house right when she got the news and we offered a prayer with her to bring comfort. We felt the spirit so strongly and knew that everything would be okay. I felt o bad for her and her family. 
I know without a doubt that families can be together forever thanks to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. When we make covenants with God and keep covenants, we will recieve blessings. I love this chance to help people prepare to have eternal families and teach them the restored gospel. I cant believe I only get to do this full time for 9 more months! Time flies. I love you all and hope you have a great week and remember the importance of keeping your covenants :)
Con Amor,
Hermana Toponce

Monday, October 30, 2017

Let's get down to business

So, we are a lot more comfortable in our new area. We now know the people and the streets really well and we were able to get to work this week, after Tuesday because I was sick on Tuesday. But This week has been super great! We taught one lesson on Tuesday and I was coughing so bad, which made me sad because we were teaching my favorite lesson, the law of chastity, but I was really happy because our investigator Flor understood and was willing to make the changes she needed to in her life to live this commandment. I am so grateful for the spirit because without the spirit we would be able to change peoples hearts.
Hermana Flor is the best and... shes getting baptised for my moms birthday! November fourth! I am so excited for her. She has such a sweet spirit and she is beyond excited to take this step in her life. The sisters who were teaching her before us could NOT get her to accept a date but with a lot of prayer and fasting Flor accepted to be baptised. Pictures to come next week :)
This week we had zone conference and we celebrated my birthday. haha! dontn worry my birthday isnt until christmas, but we wont be having a zone conference until after christmas, so we celebrated my birthday! There was cake and everything. It was really weird to celebrate so early but it was really sweet.
We know the members in our branch so well that we´ve been invited to so many family home evenings tonight that I dont kow what were going to do. My branch president asked me to give a talk on unity this week and I was so happy to help. Its so great that he had confidence that I could help the branch have a little more unity. I have so many goals for this transfer and this area. I know that there is so much potential here. We are teaching two new families and they are golden.
I know that when we accept the changes that happen in our lives, and ask for God´s help we can be successful. I was really sad to have transfers from my other area, but I know that God has a lot of things planned for me here in Tarapoto. I hope you all have a great week. Thank you for your love and support!
Con amor,
Hermana Toponce
Also sorry that the picture is blurry. The elder who took the picture had cake on his hands :P 
Zona Tarapoto!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Same Companion, Different Area

So we had transfers and I cant believe it! We were getting ready for bed on monday night because we were both certain that nothing was going to happen and the phone rang! We got transferred to Tarapoto. It is a beautiful area. There are lots of trees, there are mountains and its not hot. I was so happy when we got off the plane because I actually felt a little cold!
Here in Tarapoto there arent any wards, just branches but the members are so great. Our branch president was so excited to meet us that he offered to show us the whole area! Im super excited to work with the members here. The people here arent too interested in hearing our message. In my other areas it was super easy to get in the dorr, but here its been difficult. Im excited to learn how to teach the people here. I havent seen a wooden house in a week! and there are hardly any dirt roads. It is so different! 
Theres not too much to tell about the area yet, were still getting to know the members and the area and our investigators so there will be more to tell next week. I am just really happy and excited to start my new adventure here in Tarapotto. Also I cant believe that I am with Hermana Quispe again. I am so excited!
Hermana Quispe tried her first Pb&J this week so that was pretty exciting. There is penut butter here and I told her that she had to try something that I love. Haha she really liked it. 
I know that the church is true and I know that there are people here who are waiting for the gospel! We just have to find them. I hope you have a great week. Keep helping the missionaries find people to teach!! 
Con Amor, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, October 16, 2017


I seriously love the mission. My companion is super great and weve been working well together. We are having a lot of succes and were happy! I couldnt ask for anything better. I also love my area. The people are really nice. My investigadors are progressing. THREE FAMILIES!! One is Esteban and Nara, The other is Lila and Jairo, and the other is Gloria and Jaime. All of them are reading their book of mormon, coming to church and preparing to get married and baptised in december. It has been so fun teaching them and they all tell me that I explain the gospel well. It made me happy to hear because my goal this transfer was to teach better :) We have transfers tonight and I am praying that I can stay here so I can see them get baptised! 
We arent teaching Bruno anymore... :( We went to find him and he told us that he had a dream that his church is true after praying. We wanted to help him interpret his dream, but he said he didnt need to hear more. I was heartbroken, but I know he will accept the gospel someday :) 
This week I totally ran into a cement wall. I was talking to my companion and I didnt look in front of my and I smacked my head into cement. It was super painful, but now Im totally okay. When I told president he told me that I need to be more careful. Haha! 
This week has been really good, and I am especially grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ. Thanks to Him we have the chance to become better everyday! I have loved seeing the gospel help these sweet families. I cant wait to see what other families are here waiting to hear the good news of the gospel :) 
Have a wonderful week!
Con amor, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, October 9, 2017


Hello everyone! I hope you all have had a lovely week. Mine sure has been great! Its finally fall here so were getting to eat all of the harvested fruit and I couldnt be happier! Theres pineapple, watermelon, mango, granadilla, and so many more that im not sure what theyre called. 
This week was great with teaching. We are teaching three new families and they are all on date to be baptised in december! I am so excited for them :) One of the sisters we are teaching is named Ada and this week she told us that she felt really happy while reading the scriptures and praying and we helped her to recognize that its the spirit. She was so happy to recognize the spirit that she started crying. It was such a special moment with her :) 
I got to work in my old area and we visited my convert! Junior! when we knocked on his door he was really sad and he didnt want to talk to us. He let us in and we found out that he hadnt been coming to church or reading his scriptures and he told us that he felt lost. I felt heartbroken for him. We testified the importance of reading the Book of Mormon and Going to church and he felt happier. This experience helped me streingthen my testimony of doing the little things so that we can continue feeling the spirit. Reading the Book of Mormon, Praying, and going to church are So important. They might not seem like big things but they help us so much in our lives. 
I recently completed eight months in my mission and I cried a little because I dont want it to come to an end. I love the mission so much! I love teaching these poeple the gospel and seeing it change their lives! Good things I still have ten more months. 
I love you all and I hope you all can remember to do the little things. Share the gospel. Have a fantastic week :)
Con Mucho amor, 
Hermana toponce
(sorry that there arent any pictures, the internet is slow)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Turtles, Conference, and broken doors

I have had lots of happy things happen this week and Im smiling super big because I know that Heavenly Father loves me and that he loves all of you as well! The gospel is so wonderful. I always feel super happy after watching general conference, but theres something extra special about watching conference in the mission. It made me think about how much has happened in the six months since my first conference in the mission and all that I want to accomplish in the six months until next conference! I was super happy because we had a bunch of less active members that weve been teaching come and Bruno came to conference! He loved it. He was nodding his head in agreement to almost every talk and I could tell that he found it very interesting. Im excited because we have an appointment with him tonight so well see what he thought :) Conference was really special. I loved hearing about the importance of service and accepting Gods will. He really does have a plan for us and it is always so much better than our plans :) 

Sunday morning at five in the morning we had a crazy thing happen. We live in an apartment complext that has five apartments and all of the sudden we heard someone yelling outside, "OPEN THE DOOR" and then start kicking the door. We woke up ad were super scared because we werent sure if it was our door or our neighbors door. It kept going for about ten minutes and then we heard a door break and we had to call the police. Turns out there was a drunk mad that thought he had been locked out of his house because he chose the wrong door. I was terrified! But all is well and he no longer lives in our apartment complex... :)
The world is crazy sometimes! I got to hold a turtle and it seriously didnt want to come out of its shell when I was holding it, I think its because it knows I ate one of its cousins in pucallpa! haha. 

This week we were working really hard to find new people to teach, (updates to come because we've found a few families) and it was super hot. I thought I was going to die, but we kept working anyways because we really wanted to teach! We also ran out of our money because it was the last day of the month and we couldnt buy coca-cola to keep us going, haha it was rough. But later that day wek were teaching a sister named Germany and she offered us Coca-cola! It was such a happy thing! I know that when we are working hard to do Gods work he blesses us. He really is watching over the little details of our lives :) 

I love you all so much! I hope you enjoyed conference! Please apply what youve learned and help everyone know how important this gospel is :) 

Con mucho amor, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, September 25, 2017


I hope you are all preparing for general conference! Womens conference was amazing so Im sure that the rest will be wonderful too :)
This week we had the first Zone P-day activity that Ive ever had in my whole mission and it was super fun. We had a family home evening as a zone and each companionship had to plan a game. All of the games were super great and it help us to be more united as a zone. My companion and I organized scripture charades and got to act out a bunch of scripture stories. It was funny. Im glad that my theatre skills came in handy. :)
There has been crazy weather here this week! So much rain! Were all super safe, but were pretty wet. I like it more than being hot all of the time. 
Our investigators are doing pretty good. Gloria still hasnt accepted a baptim date but shes getting close, and were teaching a kid named bruno who looks like bruno mars and sings! He keeps trying to sing to me in english so were trying to find him an hymnbook so that he can learn the hymns!
This week I realized something super cool that Im sure a lot of you have already realize, but I feel like I should shar it anyways. I was looking at my CTR ring and I realized that CTR means so much more than choose the right, while I was looking at it I realized that CTR also teaches us to remember our baptismal covenants, C-Commandments, keep them all. T- Take upon ourselves the name of christ. R- Remember Him always. I will never look at my CTR ring the same way again. I am so grateful that I am here on my mission and that I have the chance to teach people the importance of being baptised and help them make and keep this sacred covenant. I know that the church is true and I know that baptism is necessary for us to be able to recieve eternal life. :)
I hope you all have a great week and remember CTR :) 
Con Mucho Amor, 
Hermana Toponce 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Punchana-New Area

Hello my wonderful family and friends! I sure love all of you. Thank you for all that you do :)
This week I have a new companion. I am with Sister Quispe. She is awesome! She is from Peru and she has one transfer more than I do in the mission so well be learning together :) OUr area is a lot smaller than any of my other ones have been but Im excited about it because well be able to teach everyone! We have on investigator who is progressing named Gloria and she learns really fast and loves the book of mormon. I cant wait to see how the gospel helps her :) 
I gave my first talk of the mission. I got to speak on service and it went really well. The members are super welcoming and said that my spanish is super good! I am so happy that I finally got to speak in church. 
We had a zone service project. A block of houses caught on fire and we went to clean up and start the foundation for new houses. It was so fun to be able to help and get to know more people here in Iquitos. EVen though they had something terrible happen they were still smiling and working with us. 
I love the chance that I have to serve a mission. Service is so important beacuse its how we show God that we love him! I dont have much time to write today, but I wanted to let you all know that I am doing super good and that I am healthy and happy :)
I pray for all of your health and happiness as well :)
Con Amor, 
Hermana Toponce

Monday, September 11, 2017

Clavero, Iquitos 2.0

Im writing from the same area, with the same companion because we didnt have transfers! Im really happy tht Im in the same ward because the members are super great and they love to help the missionaries! They are always giving us references of people we can teach and our ward mission leader is a recently returned misssionary and he likes to teach with us. The work is so much more successful when the members are invovled! Help your missionaries! They love it :) 
Yesterday we were a little disapointed because all of our appointments werent home. We were knocking on doors a ton and people didnt want to listen to us. I just kept wondering, "Where are we supposed to go?" When I finally asked my companion what we should do next we got a phonecall from a sister in our ward. She was crying and told us that she needed us to visit her right away. We of course went straight to her house. She was so sad. She is a single mom who has recently seperated from her husband and she has to do everything to provide for her six year old son. She had all of her sadness pile up and she didnt know what to do. I  am SO GLAD that she felt like she could call us for help. We gave a lesson about Grace. I have been thinking and studying this word a lot this week. Grace is Divine help and strenght. We cant do all of these things by ourselves and we have grace to help us keep going. This sister was so grateful that we could come help lift her burden. I love this chance that I have to be a represetative of Jesus Christ. There are so many people who need his love and its such a blessing to be able to bring this love into peoples lives. I know that things happen for a reason and that we eeded to be at her house last night :) 
My pensionista made me no bake cookies to celebrate my seven months here in the mission and it made me super happy! It was just the taste of home that I needed, and the same day I got sweet letters from the girlscamp girls! Thank you! It made my day :) 
Here there is a game that the little kids like to play that is "touch the white girl" When they see me coming they get in a line and yell "Toca la Gringa" and the first one to touvh me wins. haha! I love all of the kids here. They are so funny. Im going to miss this game ;)
I hope you have a great week! Enjoy all of the litte things :) These precious moments are all gifts from our Heavenly Father.
Hermana Toponce