Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leaving Caraz -October 6, 2014

Dear all,
Buenos tardes. How are you all doing? I have just found out I am leaving Caraz and my daughter, Hermana Castillo. By referring to her as my daughter, it means that I had the priviledge of training her, but I believe I have learned so much more from her than she from me. I am thankful for her, because we have worked hard together and have walked miles and miles and miles together. We have laughed together, cried together, prayed together, worked hard together, and have even been really sick together. We have worked hard to help the people of Caraz..actually it really isn't that had to love the people of Peru and Caraz. We are 10 hours from Lima and we traveled here overnight by bus. The buses range from really nice with seats that recline and allow us to sleep in comfort, to buses that are okay. The roads up to here are very steep and can be dangerous, but we are being protected as we travel. I had to travel 8 hours to get to Chancay, my very first area, and we passed that by over 2 hours. We are in the northern most part of the mission and this area reminds me of Cache Valley. Mom asked me how much we walk daily and it is close to 10 miles. I used to have trouble doing hikes back home, but have had the opportunity to walk alot and will enjoy it when I get back home.
I do not have a lot of time, because I have got to pack but know that I love and miss you all, but I am where I am supposed to be. Our Savior lives and loves us all. Read your scriptures. They are true.
Con mucho amor,
Hermana Hyer


Dear Family and friends,
Yes, I have been transferred to a place called Huaral1. It is my last transfer and I am with one of my roommates from the MTC when I first went on my mission. Her name is Hermana Olsen. I have only had 2 other English speaking companions, my trainer... Hermana Moody and the missionary I trained, my lovely daughter, Hermana Hooper from Australia. I had both of them when I was back in Chancay a year ago and that is where I am again. Huaral1 is the neighboring branch or ward to Chancay. Hermana Olsen and I are opening a brand new area for the sisters and we only have 6 weeks to find and have a teaching pool for those that will replace us. This is one giant way to keep both of us from becoming trunki. We want to leave a legacy for those who will follow us. The area will be whitewashed when we leave which means that they will bring in two new missionaries to the area. The time is flying by so much and I do love Peru. It will always be part of me. I love the gospel and I have come to love my/our Savior in a way that I could never have dreamed I would. I know that this Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true Church and is His Church. I love the Book of Mormon and will bear record of it always. It is true. Please read it and pray and ask Heavenly Father if it is true and He will answer your prayers just as He has mine.
I have yet to see Conference. We will see it on the week end of October 18th, 2014 due to elections here in Peru.
I will see you all soon, and I want you to know that I love and pray for you always.
Con todo mi amor,
Hermana Hyer