Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Count Your Many Blessings

Hello my sweet family,
I hope everything has been gong well for all of you! I absolutely love reading all of your emails and hearing what is going on outside of Pucallpa. Thank you for your motivation every week! 
This week was a great week here in Peru we worked really hard and had lots of fun experiences. I just love the mission so much! So my companion and I were sitting in a lesson this week and it was a really spirit filled lesson about the plan of salvation when all of a sudden our investigators chicken jumped onto my companions head! It was so funny. I so wish that I had a picture but I think Ill remember because I was laughing so hard. There are so many people with pet chickens here and they just live inside like a pet dog. Ive gotten so used to random animals inside during our lessons. There are always one or two salamanders in every house sometimes people have pet parrots. Its great! 
My companion Hermana Kachkachian also has a special talent of remembering everyones birthdays! If anyone tells her their birthday she'll remember it. This week she remembered that it was Brigham Youngs birthday on the 25th so we decided to celebrate! We had icecream and cake and everything. It was great. I love finding things to celebrate. :) I so often am focused on all of the little things we need to do  that I forget how blessed I am to be here serving a mission in Peru. The title of my email is "Count your many blessings," because there are so many little blessings that we have in our lives that we take for granted. This week we had a really special opportunity to go to a dedication of a water tank in a poor community here in Pucallpa. The church donated money so that these people could have the basic necessity of water. The ceremony was so sweet and my heart smiled seeing thse people dancing and celebrating this gift of water in their community. I know that God blesses the daily aspects of our lives because he wants us to be happy and succesful. My goal this week to to be more grateful for all of the little things that I have and find success in the little moments along the way. Theres a quote I love that says " Come what may, and love it" (¡Venga lo que venga, disfrutalo!) Every moment in our lives is for our growth and when we love all of our experiences life is so much happier! I love you all so much and I hope you all have a fantastic week :)
Con Amor, 
Hermana Toponce

 Nat said it was a "actually chilly this week!"

 This was some of the many people that came to the grand opening of the water tank!!

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