Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 8, 2014 One Year

Dear Family and Friends,
Hola!  One year..I cannot believe that it has been one year. It has gone by so fast, and I have yet much that I want to accomplish. I made myself a poster to help me with this. I want to finish strong, and I want to bring in as many people as I can into this wonderful gospel. I want to be an instrument in Heavenly father's Hands. I know that without the Holy Ghost testifying to the wonderful people of Peru, the work would not go forward. This is The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is true and I testify that it is true. I have seen people lives change as they realize that Jesus Christ loves them and that He is real. I am just a girl, but I am enlisted in His Army to bring the truth to them. My life will never be the same. I have seen Him do miracles, move mountains out of people's way so that they can join His church. He loves us, Heavenly Father loves us. We are His children. We have been taught as missionaries to be obedient and I am striving to be so. I love Peru. I want to serve Them better and more than I have ever done in my life. I love my companions. Each one has richly blessed my life and we truly are sisters. I cry every time I leave my areas or my companions or the other marvelous missionaries that I serve with. I love my mission President and his beautiful wife. How blessed we are to have them teach us and guide us and love us. They truly do live the Gospel. I have so much more that I want and need to do. President Archibald has told us that we are to seek out families. He has instructed us to not allow a family to pass us by without introducing ourselves and the message of Jesus Christ to them. The gospel changes lives. How thankful I am that you are my friends and family. I love and miss you more than I can ever say, but just as much, I know that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to do and that is...serving my Lord and Savior and finding His lost sheep!! Send everyone my love!! I LOVE YOU!!! Just 6 months and I will be home!! I am gonna work soo hard so that you guys can receive the blessings!! :DDD LOVE YOU!!
Hermana Hyer
Read your scriptures! PRay and go to church and the activities!!

Completos..hotdogs Peruvian style

Dear Family and Friends,
Hola! Hermana Hyer has asked me to post about hotdogs..Peruvian style called COMPLETOS.
Completos means complete in Spanish and that is exactly what they are. Hermana Hyer has had them several times and with different things on them. She describes them as really yummy. They are longer than the more traditional hotdogs and so are the buns. I have included the pictures she has sent of them getting the fixings ready. From the pictures, it looks like avocado, celery?, tomatoes, onions..look and see...


Tomatoes and onions

Hotdogs and celery? And buns below!!
Buns with the papers below.
I noticed the papers and how individual and long they were. Hermana Hyer likes them a lot and has 
promised to fix the meal for us when she gets home. I wonder if it will taste the same. Where can we find hot dogs like these? They had them for P-day when the zone got together to play some games...which will be another topic..later.
With much love,
From Hermana Hyer...
Mom, please tell them the following from me...Dear Friends and Family...The Gospel is True and I encourage, beg and exhort you to read the Book of Mormon, Another Testimony of Jesus Christ. I have read this book and I LOVE IT. I know it is true and I bear record that it is. You will be blessed if you read yourselves and with your families. This book testifies of Jesus Christ and just as I have know it is true, you can, too. Pray, pray to know it is true, and pray to have courage to follow the promptings and feelings that you will definitely feel, and I humbly and yet boldly pray that you will come to know how very much you are loved by God, our Heavenly Father and by Jesus Christ, our Beloved Savior and older Brother.
I love you, more that the sands of the seas.
Hermana Hyer

Monday, June 2, 2014

Families Are Eternal

Families Are Eternal

Dear Family And Friends,
It has been a week of frustrations and miracles.  Much like life everywhere. I lost my Agenda!!!! :(
 ( I believe this is her planner that they use that has ALL her information and contacts in it, and she asked me to piece together several emails for her. She thinks in Spanish now, so it is interesting to do.) I was very frustrated and upset about losing my agenda. Worried, too. I allowed it to distract me from the beautiful baptism that was taking place. I asked the Lord to take care of my missing agenda while I helped take care of the wonderful baptism that was about to take place.
The baptism was really good! I had a bittersweet experience with the thoughts of my missing agenda heavy on my mind.
Hna R, the sister of Hermano N who got baptized was crying and was saying, "He ( Heavenly Father), answered my prayers! I didn´t think that it would happen so soon! and It was soo sweet."  The baptism was really good!   but I was also a still little bitter about losing my agenda and angry and upset. I had prayed for my missing agenda and the Lord knew how badly I needed that agenda. I was praying to lose these feelings that were interfering with me and were stopping me from having total joy for the day and in the moment. When we were finishing the baptismal service, we were singing the closing song. We sang "Las familias puedan ser eternas"... " Families can be eternal."and well I couldn´t sing because AJ was there and I felt the spirit so strongly that If I had to pass through all I did just to help this brother I would do it again! :D This is true! I KNOW IT!! I know AJ is waiting for us! and missing us but is also busy in the Lord´s work! :DD LOVE YOU!!!!
The Lord blessed me with the sweet blessing of peace and with the blessing of feeling my brother's AJ's presence in the room. This man's conversion and baptism was a miracle and with important happenings, come trials. I love this new brother in the church, and to be a part of this is truly a miracle. Families are forever. The sister and I were experiencing eternal joys together. Her seeing her brother baptized and my being able to feel AJ at the baptism. My tears made it impossible for me to sing. How I love the gospel, and how I love being a missionary. I testify to you that Families Are Eternal. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes it so. He loves us and so does our Heavenly Father. I felt Their Love and peace in that room? They comforted me and took away my frustration, bitterness, worry, and the feelings of being upset during that sacred meeting. Then, They topped it by allowing my testimony to be strengthened by having the Spirit confirm to me that families are forever. It is what the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about. I am blessed to be part of this great work in El Trebol, Peru. I am blessed. I have to go! BUT know that.... I love you all more than all the rice in peru, the sands of the beaches, the drops of water in  the oceans and more than all the stars in the sky!! :DDD I LOVE YOU!!! AND  tell everyone to write me.. Cambios (Transfers) are later today..I will let you know next week if I was transferred or not.
ps to the kitties... soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur happy kitty sleepy kitty purr purr purr!! :DDD LOVE YOU!!! I will let you know next week! PS..Someone called just now during internet time and said they found my missing agenda. Heavenly Father answers prayers!!!!!!!
Til next week!!!
Hermana Hyer