Sunday, January 12, 2014

Buenas Dias!!! January 6, 2014

Buenos Dias!! 

I hope you are all suuuuper happy and excited that 2014 has started!! Crazy. Here in Peru, we were sleeping, regaining our energy for the following day when at 12AM, fireworks started going off like crazy for about an hour straight. :) Haha I just love Peru :) They know how to celebrate. 

The rest of the week was awesome! Nothing super extraordinary happened, just that it was a super good week with happiness and a lot of small new things happening. We have found a lot of new people to teach, and we are working a lot with specific less actives to help them remember  that Heavenly Father really does love them and wants them to return to His fold. :) I love it. This work is really irreplaceable. :) 

I had a cool experience the other day that was a testimony builder to me that really this is Heavenly Fathers work and that as we live worthily, He works through us to help other people. On thursday morning, I woke up with the name of one of the members of our ward in my head (Maria). I thought to myself, well thats wierd, and I kind of shoved it out of my mind. As I was getting ready in the morning, her name popped into my head again, and again I ignored it. A third time, during personal study, again, her name popped into my head and so I said to my companion, hey lets go visit her after our studies, even though I have no idea why.

Long story short, we went over to visit her and one of the first things she said was ¨Hey! Hna´s, I have a friend that I want you to teach.¨ SO we went and visited her friend who turns out that her husband had passed away a bit less than a year ago. We taught her that she can see him again and that as she listens and applies our message, she would be able to be happy again. It was special to see her whole countenance change as we taught her. The spirit was strong and I know that it is because what we shared was true. 

If we are worthy, The Lord works through us to help others. It is awesome :)

Con mucho amor siempre, 
Hermana Elisheva Ali :)

PS. My chilean companion has a cool chilean in the picture...I represent Chile :)

Happy New Year! December 30, 2013


I hope that your Christmas was amazing!! And that you were able to remember our Savior amidst all the hustle and bustle. Something that I love about being a missionary, a representative of Jesus Christ is that during this time, the message that we bring has even more affect on the people because they recognize that Christmas really is about the birth of the Savior. This week was great :)

Here in Peru, Christmas is celebrated at midnite with a ton of fireworks and everyone shouting Feliz Navidad!! Haha it is awesome. We were woken up and stayed awake for quite a bit on CHristmas eve :) 

I cannot believe that it is 2014 in two days!!! Crazy how time flies. I hope that you are all planning on some good, reachable goals for the new year. SOmething that I have learned about goals in the mission, is that they should always be an act of faith that can be made a reality with the help of our Father in Heaven. This year, my goals have to do with becoming closer with the Savior and remembering Him. I have gained a super strong testimony this year of the Atonement and I know that He in the only one who can make us clean. He is the most important and living His Doctrine will make us happy.

Make sure your goals are in line with the Lord´s will. If they are, He will bless you. :)

Con mucho amor siempre,
Hermana Elisheva Ali :)