Monday, October 12, 2015

Loving Barrio 8‏

Hey family and friends! 
Can I just tell you all how much I love Hermana Maza. She's amazing.
We've had an awesome week. One example of how great she was happened
yesterday. First to backtrack, the past little while President Pack
has been focusing on working with the ward a lot more, especially with
the leaders. Hermana Maza and I had goals to do so, and a few people
specifically. Well by the end of church she had talked with a ton of
people, written down names and numbers, offered service, showed her
love to all of them, and was amazing. The ward loves her. 
We also found a new area to contact. There's one street, Avenida de
Albufera, that we've almost always gone to to contact because there
are always people. I don't know how to describe it, but I really have
a dislike for this street. It's just really worldly and we struggled
there. We finally found a new place. Seems like a small thing, but
it's made a huge difference. 
We had three lessons with new people this week. One is a man from
Peru, Gerbert. Other is another man from Peru, Juan Carlos. And the
other was a mom, Marisol, and her son. The boy is 10-years-old and
really receptive. He was reading in the Book of Mormon by himself
before we came, offered one of the prayers, and really had interest in
the message. It's amazing what little kids can understand and feel. 
I had intercambios with Hermana Staker this week for a day. She was in
the other companionship of Hermanas in Alcobendas when I was there. It
was so fun being with her again. And I learned great ideas of ways to
help the missionary work here from her. She's a great missionary. 
There's a quote in Preach My Gospel that says, "As your understanding
of the Atonement of Jesus Christ grows, your desire to share the
gospel will increase." As a mission, we are focusing on this. I have
been studying a lot about the Atonement and still have a lot to learn
but know that His atonement covered so much, not just our sins. I love
the talk by Elder Oaks from this general conference. He said, "And so
we see that because of His Atonement, the Savior has the power to
succor--to help--every mortal pain and affliction. Sometimes His power
heals an infirmity, but the scriptures and our experiences teach that
sometimes He succors or helps by giving us the strength or patience to
endure our infirmities." Sometimes trials and struggles are what we
need, but He will never leave us alone, He will help us through them. 
I hope you have all had a great week. Love you all! 
Hermana Bingham
Viviana- the cutest little girl.
We love the temple.
Tried a new fruit this week.  Can't remember the name
Pretty park in a pueblo in our area

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