20 hours of bus travel.
Well, if any of those things sound relatively interesting to you.... this is the email for you :)
Saturday was the most fulfilling day of my entire mission. With special permission from President, I was able to travel to the temple in Lima to accompany 2 different families that I taught and rescued in Chincha in their TEMPLE SEALINGS :)
Wait, let's just say that again.... TEMPLE SEALINGS!!!!! ETERNAL FAMILIES!!!!!!! People, this is what it is all about.
Rosa and Jose C****** were completely inactive when I met them in Chincha a year ago.... they hadn't come to church in over 40 years. We found them, taught them, rescued them, and supported them until the happiest and most important day for their eternal family... the day that they could be sealed for time and all eternity :) I was so full of emotions. All happy :)
|Rosa y Jose. Sealed for time and all eternity the 28 of November, 2015 :)|
I also was the escort for Maria T******** while she received her endowment... another of my rescues from Chincha :) After her endowment, she was sealed to her husband that passed away 2 years ago. 3 months ago his baptism was also performed there in the temple. Maria was also completely inactive when we found her in Chincha.
The 3rd sealing was a MIRACLE. A family of rescues that I taught in Chorrillos sent me a letter a month ago to tell me when their sealing was. The mail system to get things down to us in the south... is not too reliable. I never received their letter. BUT, the sealing was the SAME DAY! I was there, and able to attend with them. A family of 4 - Mom, Dad, and 2 daughters ages 8 and 6.
We entered the temple at 10 am and didn't leave until 5 pm. Dad... now I know how you feel when you spend all day in the temple working! Spiritually charged.... but physically EXHAUSTED. It was wonderful.
Right as we were arriving back to Pisco, after the 5-hour bus ride, we got transfer calls!
|Waiting for transfers in the bus.... my comp didn't quite make it.|
I have been transferred away from Pisco. Right now I am in Villa El Salvador here in Lima! It's the slums of Lima, all dirt, all hills. I am training again, still sister training leader, and am now in charge of family history for 2 entire stakes. We are the only hermanas in the zone again. (well, actually, we are the only Hermanas in the 3 closest zones). My companion is Peruvian. There were tons and TONS of disobedience problems here right before I came, so President told me I am here to clean it up. There is LOTS of work to be done! The Hermana who was training my companion before was sent home for disobedience. President told me that I will be retraining her - and doing the entire 12 weeks of training in 6 weeks.
Prayers would be good right about now.
I love you all. Thank you for supporting me and loving me.
The doctrine is true.
Hermana Sintay :)