Monday, October 26, 2015


KYLE & MEGAN! so cute to hear about you two! i want pictures! :)
KYLIE BOWLER & FAMILY! thank you for your card! i love you all and hope you have a perfect week!
CEDRIC MAPA! YOURE HOME!!!! welcome home! super happy for you and your fam! now repent and email me! :)

hotel and motel is a BIG difference in latin america. hotels are for spending the night and families. motels... are not. we have many, many motels in our area.
the jesus sticker myth on packages works as far as i know, but i dont enjoy cutting through his face when i open my packages.
hurricane in mexico?? my missionaries in mexico, are you okay??? is it going to hit texas/ca?
leggings are pants here, apparently.
coca is the WORST smelling drug ive ever smelt.

funny moments
a converso reciente asking us the significado of "trunky" and asking if we had it
... among others. :)

elder hunter wasnt crzy at paintball (reminds me of jon elkins exactly, shoutout!). also, i didnt get shot.
hna gilvonio gave me a recuerdo de hna routsong while we were in intercambios. shoutout to hna routsong, i miss you! youre amazing!
LIGHTNING. i cant even describe how excited i get. the lightning storms here are AMAZING.
hna marina made us banana bread. it is (was) SO GOOD.
we started teaching english classes. its a super amazing humbling experience. i love it. i might marry a bolivian, who knows. i like teaching english and helping. :)
im getting better at asking inspired questions and really following the spirit it lessons, and teaching from the spirit not from the brain of hermana wilson. its one of my goals, so its nice to see progress. :)
hna gilvonio had music from the church. (EFY). i miss music! there was a song that played called dream big. id change a few lyrics, but some i liked.
hna irma remembered our cita with hno saul even without a cell phone. super happy, and she knows his house now.
dr patricia peñal is now interested int he gospel. maybe im sick to convert the doctors. ;) jaja
hermano ian knows my name!!!!! (hno ancalle´s grandson, age 2, cutest kid ever.) so cute. :)
hna cicotte called me when she was in a time of need. super grateful to be there for people when they need someone, and to give them my love and help them through their trials.
had a good bonding moment with hno nibardo and his daughters, hna arlete and gaby. basically, we saw what theyd look lijke with my long blonde hair haha. poco a poco were going to have his trust and baptize their daughters, AND him tambien. :)
hna gonzalez made baptismal clothes (genius, anyone who wants to sew a simple white dress, and send it to bolivia, youll help out the investigators. :) and we were able to give it to the elders to use for the first baptism in their ward in 9 months. awesome. :)
hna gonzalez taught me a new way to planificar semenal. i like it better. :)
it was pouring rain, and pretty cold, and we didnt have any type of jacket whatsover. a random member popped her head out of her door and yelled "hermanas!" and gave us coats. no idea how she knew we were there. only a blessing of heavenly father. por supuesto. :)
a dog attacked me out of nowhere and was going for my throat. a guardian angel saved me and it got blocked/pushed out of the way. it was awesome. i cant try and understand it, because you dont understand milagros de dios, you only give prayers of thanks. and i definitely did. :)
we found hna mikaela. shes 8, but has the brain of a 16 year old. apparently she thought we had a cita (we didnt) and cried when we werent there. we comforted her and sacar-ed (super good spanglish i knonw) another. todo esta bien. :)

WE FOUND HNO FRANKLIN. 4 weeks of being nowhere, and we had a cita with him yhesterday. we had made the goal to try and contact him (call, text, notes, stop by his house) at least once a day but if we couldnt find him by sunday wed antiguo him. well.. yesterday at 5 pm we found him. amazing to see that after we do literally all we can, the Lord will bless us. saturday night our faith was tested to the extreme, but sunday we saw the blessings. :)

hna gaby sanchez feeling God´s love. she had never felt it before. we sang i stand all amazed to her and arlete, and shared a few words prompted by the spirit, and gaby was in TEARS. the spirit was so thick. i wouldnt be surprised if there were angels in the room with us. no one deserves to feel alone. everyone deserves to feel gods love. and last night, she did. for the first time. such an amazing privelage to feel it with her.

every single person we see is a child of God. treat them how they deserve, and do everything you can to help them feel God´s love. i promise youll feel his love for you in the process.

2 nefi 4:15-16 cherish the scriptures <3
psalms 86 <3
psals 30:2 cry to Him and be healed
psalms 30:11-12 , possibly one of the footloose scriptures, not sure. someone should definitely watch that movie and send them to me. :)
mormon 9:20-21
matt 10:39

Hermana Wilson
 the gym we pass every morning. we look just like them, i know. ignore the wind

the COOLEST flwoer ive ever seen

 arriba la casa hna ancalle

 forbidden fruit

only a little trunky. i might buy a motorcycle when i get home

 hna crruz

hna gaby, arlete, hno nibardo

 hno franklin

chinese food today for pday with the hermanas! SO GOOD

 fieresome 4

&just a tad bit of our personalities.. :)

 they look like barbies 

Healed (last week)

super weird to think the leaves are changing colors and its cold enough to drink hot chocolate. hope youre all enjoying this wonderful time of year!

my nails grow incredibly fast here
saw some nuns wearing running shoes. we were jealous.
i know elder bryce´s sister from the CCM
city has been filled with smoke from fires
sometimes hna gonzalez reminds me of my college roommate, kristy. (shoutout, miss you!)
were going to look for hammocks in the cancha and stargaze.
chile has diff words for EVERYTHING im realizing

hna gonzalez gave me a massage. had lots of pain but after her massage i was able to sleep through the night, the first night in two whole months. tender mercyyy. and we all know i love massages, so that was great too. :)
polished my shoes the night before the temple so i didnt have to rush in the morning. awesome feeling to be prepared and no one wants stress before the temple
hna larsen recieved the prompting to tell me "Heavenly Father loves you. And He´s listening." it was right after i had said a prayer in my heart, and after she said that, it just led to another incredible spiritual experiences. God speaks to us through others sometimes.
i had time to write my experiences in the temple in my journal.
hna ancalle´s son came home from his mission in mexico! their whole family is so excited, its way cute to watch bro and hna ancalle.
hna gonzales opened her heart to me. shes a little raw, but im able to help her. i can already see so  many reasons why were companions and its amazing, my testimony of inspired companionships and assignments is strengthened almost every day.
hna yolanda is thinking about baptism! she even mentioned it in her prayer. yessss. (wife of a menos active, has a son on a mission in columbia, ariel is her other son and also an incredible investigador)
we were successful in finding the needs of hno saul and hno carlos gonzalez, both menos activos and SUPER AMAZING that we were blessed with el guia del espiritu santo. <3 3 months of searching, and we found some leaks. :)
gasining more confidence in mi mismo and my ability to teach. im realizing with hna gonzalez that i can be MYSELF while teaching (crazy thought, right?) but its defintiely making a difference in my teaching and the lives of my investigators.
i was able to give elder bryce consuelo. hes a new gringo and having a hard time. i really lijke helping the new missionaries. im realizing my desires to love and help arent just for the investigaors, but for the missionaries around me as well.
FINALLY got a personal progress book for hermana arlete! her sueño! so excited for her. shes super happy! :)
finally able to take my blood test. took forever and lots of glitches but after three days of trying we did it! it hurt and i hate blood but its over with! on to the results. :)
hna shirley came to the SOCSOC actividad and had fun! so proud of her. she dived right in and actually ended up teaching them how to make the postrè! i hope they continue to include her.
showed hna shirley and hno carlos  a tour, and the baptismal font, and they opèned up to us and now have a baptism date! it isnt until january 9 bc theyre geting married at christmas but a date is a date, im excited!
hna arlete went to the temple!!!!!!!! obviously not inside but she went with the ward and was outside and felt the spirit and seriously i couldnt stop smiling for hours, i was so happy! it was her dream! we found out we could have gone with her, which was sad, but at least she was able to go!
hno james gave hna graciele a himnario. answer to my prayers. and hers. he is a perfect mission leader.
being able to share my own experiences according tot he eneds of the people here, and watching it change their hearts. its amazing, and it strengthens my testimony at the same time.
the capilla was FULL of people for ward conference. literally every inch was taken up. we ended up grabbing chairs from a classroom and sitting in the doorway. i could have cried i was so happy.
the ward gave all of the women roses (including us!!) and everyone empenadas/pepsi after ward conference. we didnt have time for breakfast, so that was a huge blessing!
hna abraham rojas smiled and laughed!!! ive never seen him smile but he opened up today. im pretty sure hes 8. his giggle is adorable. were helping him at the same time.

1definitely going to the temple. i had some incredible spiritual experiences, too sacred to share, but i know without a single doubt that God knows me, He loves me, and He has a plan for me. i know that this is literally the work of salvation. were here on this earth to prepare to return to our Father´s presence, and to be worthy to live with Him.
2reading my scriptures. maybe my sickness isnt healed right now, it isnt His timing, but my heart... has been healed. thats all that matters.
3we had a member with us, but not a single person was home. the member had to leave. we still hadnt had a single person. we had an hour before dinner, if even. i prayed we would find someone. i promised we would walk and keep working, but asked for Him to put who we needed in our path. 15 seconds after the prayer and we started walking, we found hna reina. the lesson was incredibly power and completely by the spirit. we gave a prayer of thanks afterwards. we put elder bednars teachings into effect, of praying with FAITH, (acting not just asking) and saw the blessings. heavenly father was obviously waiting to bless us, he was just waiting for us to ask. such a powerful, powerful moment.

i hope you all have (had, this is late) a great week!

psalms 147:3-4 Dios knows me by  name &heals my wounds
d&C 121:7¡9 <3

Hermana Wilson
 hermana estella! menos activa tienda lady near our casa

FOOTSIES. easily one of my favorite pictures

 Ipanaquè at Luigis

mi compañera!


templo! hna custode braethen casique gonzalez cruz yo

 locked gate

corner by arletes house

 didnt have time to finish your name, but i love you Ri. <3

my comp laughed pretty hard at this

cooking with relief society. :) hna carmen, hna shirley (investigadora),
 hermana ana (pres SOCSOC), hno fabricio 

 hna graciela (MA) & hno rodrigo (I) and their kids. highhhh hopes for this family. :)

  el campo es el MEJOR. <3

 easily my favorite spot of my area. rojas entrance. zoom in you might be able to see gabriela&oscar´s house, the one with the green sheet. not sure. so much love for this area i cant even explain it... 

 hna cruz at templo

hna gonzalez, yo ,custode (hija de cruz), cruz, larson, suarez

 cooking with relief society. :) 
hna carmen, hna shirley (investigadora), hermana ana (pres SOCSOC), hno fabricio

hna graciela (MA) & hno rodrigo (I) and their kids. highhhh hopes for this family. :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

lo siento!

for anyone who takes the time to read my blog..
thank you! :)

but.. lo siento. i dont have time this week to send out my weekly email. its saved as a draft and ill finish it next week.

thank you for your love and support! never forget to look for the blessings throughout your day. <3

mucho amor,

Hermana Wilson
heres a picture of my comp and i at my favorite place on earth!!! hna gonzàlez, shes great. :)

Monday, October 12, 2015


thisll be a short letter, but here goes!

my comp is great. shes from chile. she keeps me laughing. she knows perfect english. shes a huge blessing. more next week.

on the front of them, "ambulance" is spelt backwards. it confused me at first but then i realized its brilliant, bc it reads corractly in rear view mirrors.

funny moments
"CON LA CARRA!!" elder cribbs was teaching hno ian how to catch a ball, and every time hed bring it up to his face. so, naturally, we all catch things with our faces now.
"thats so SANDAL!" (theres an expression, que chala, and chala in chile means sandal. so, if anything is pretty or cool or etc, it is.. sandal.)

 recieved a blessing this week, of consuelo. tender and powerufl moment.
while i was resting, hna gonzalez was reading D&C, cleaning, reading the Liahona, etc. proud of her for using her time wisely.
found the medicine i needed at a farmacy close to our house when the hospital farmacy ran out
have clean blankets!! first time since being here ahha. :) theyre too thick to wash by hand, we found a laundromat.
learned more about the history of POTOSI from hna gonzalez. super interesting, look it up!
studied my set apart blessing. such a huge blessing to have a lamenated copy with me. helped strengthed my confidence
hna samantha and hno eduardo included me in their prayers, in front of me, after the lessons.. so tender and heartfelt and sincere.
hna gonzalez piggy back carried me to the pension one night. grateful for her strength :)
when the missionary searched everywhere for my lost medicine.. the capilla, la calle, in the couch cushions.
elder pasten (new district leader) and a really creative lesson about staying focused ont he work and not trunky items.
hna shirley felt the spirit super strongly after her prayer.
hna shirleys son, jhon deiby, told her the church has changed his life. she can see it to, and the spirit testified of it to her heart.
hna gonzalez bought me ice cream. love her.
found hna nelly and mikaela before they elft on their trip and were able to share a message with them
helping a new gringo, elder bryce (I KNOW HIS SISTER! she was my friend in the CCM) and the gringas adjust and with the spanish. i love it.
watching hna joanne and jorge play with hno ian. so precious.
hno james (mission leader) taught the lesson. he asked each member in gospel princ. how they met the missionaries... super sweet to hear testimonies from arlete, marianelly, and shirley.

hna shirley came to church, all three hours! literallty a miracle. i didnt tell her where the capilla went, but there she was! shes definitely going to be baptized.
sitting in sacrament meeting, pondering, the moment came into my mind from saturday. a little girl screamed my name and ran to me with a huge smile and jumped into my arms. i didnt know her. but the spirit testified strongly to my heart that this was a sign directly from heavenly father of his love for me. i was filled with warmth.

mat 5:16
alma 32:8 god hears the prayers of his CHILDREN (you)
mormon 5:12 but, he answers in HIS timing
mormon 3:12 whole soul and heart for the people, and not a single thing less. like it was said in confderence, see them through a fathers eyes.. Heavenly Father´s .

Hermana Wilson

Monday, October 5, 2015

Are you finished crying?

SHOUTOUT TO DANA JENSEN SCHULAR FOR HAVING HER BABY! so extremely happy for you. :) someone tell her to write me. ;)

also shoutout to my sister for being amazing, and making me laugh in her emails, and being such an example to me. <3 excited to be a tia! :)

proud of my watch for surviving the hot tub (antes la misión, obviously).
when it rains, it pours.
IMPORTANT... if for whatever reason you feel prompted to send me a package for christmas, you need to send it BEFORE OCTOBER 15th. we were told to tell that to our loved ones. so.. there you go.

hna cruz is staying here, shes training again. whoo! super happy.
hna ipanaquè is leaving, shes going to america (city) and shell be a lider capacitadora. sad, but she wont be far.
hna silvano is also leaving, shes opening a new area. shel still be in cochabamba limits, so ill see her at the temple later! also super sad to see her go. shes from my group, shes awesome. shes strong.
zone leaders are staying here! whoo.
and for me................ im staying! my compañera will be hna gonzalez from chile. she has the same time as me in the mission but got here first bc i was in peru for 6 weeks. ive heard she has a ton of energy. should be interesting! looking forward to it. :) im definitely going to have to rely on the lord a lot. she doesnt know the area at all and were both pretty new.

funny moments
"elder eager when are you going to die?" i probably shouldnt ask such missionary termed questions in the hospital haha. the lady looked at me as if to say "how could you ask someone that?!"
"i feel like its ALWAYS the 185th conference"
"i bet the translators arent too happy with him right now. how are you supposed to translate ponderize?!"

bug spray seems to be working on our critter friends
hot water! or at least hotter than before. hno david bought us a new shower head. happy day! my neck can be clean now. ;)
hna cruz translate for me at the drs and stood up for me against.. other missioanries
had member lessons! its been a while but we had a lot this week and they were super great! GO ON VISITS WITH THE MISSIONARIES IF YOU HAVE A TESTIMONY OF THIS GOSPEL, PLEASE. &thank you. :)
able to buy my healthy food. wheat bread, carrots, etc
saw a rainbow! super bright. lifted hna ipanaquès spirits
the sky has been SO PRETTY HERE lately. mixes of gold and purple and black and orange....
hna flora came and washed our clothes. yay for clean clothes again! theres no time, ever, to wash them..
able to visit hna maria nelly with a member of the relief society pres. huge blessing bc no one knows where she lives besides my comp and i so when we leave, shell be in the wards hands and theyll be able to visit her. shes rescued and needs to be nourished by the members. shes amazing.
able to return all the service hna cruz has been giving me and gave her a back massage. she thinks i should go into a buisness of it haha.
watching puppies play and trip over themselves bc their heads and paws are too big.
found a map of bolivia, finally.
got our onesies from the zone!!
when God puts people in our path directly to lift our spirits, even if just for a moment
being prompted to testify of something out of the blue, but knowing it touched their heart and theyre going to progress because of it

so, obviously, the highlight of my week was GENERAL CONFERENCE. such a powerful session! i got to watch it in english which was a huge blessing. BISHOP STEVENSON IS AN APOSTLE NOW!!!! we were so excited! if you remember, he was here in bolivia with us for a weekend. :) neither he or elder bednar gave a shoutout to the missionaries here in bolivia, but thats okay. their talks were definitely inspired and definitely touched my hearts. i cant believe how strong elder bednar had to have been to give that talk about his brothers who have passed. but then again... "no one ever really dies." (just one of the million quotes i loved). yes, my cup was definitely "filled" to those of you who prayed it would be. the words of the prophet and apostles and 70s and others touched my heart.  i heard many things that werent said, but were spoken to me directly from my heavenly father through the spirit. and i felt God´s love. for ME. i have always loved general conference but this conference was especially special to me. i recieved strength to continue and fight on. i recieved guidance on what to do to improve. i recieved help on which talks can change the hearts of the people here. the spirit was so strong. i didnt want it to end! some things ill share... i loved how SIMPLE it was. "its so simple a child can grasp it, but takes a lifetime to learn it". although theres always something to learn, we need to remember the basics of the gospel. almost everyone talked about their wife. usually womens conference is the time we women get refreshed on our potential and divinity, we seem to forget too often, but i guess we needed to hear it more, of gods love for us. so touching, so powerful. definitely had a few of you in mind. i was able to understand my patriarchal blessing better, i had new light brought to my mind of things i hadnt thought about before. its amazing how the authorities can take any life experience and turn it into an amazing talk. like a 3 year old crying in her seat. :) ahha . the emphasis on trials also touched my heart. how we CAME to earth to recieve trials, and from each one we can learn and progress. if i were to take one thing overall from conference... it would be love. love of Heavenly Father for me, and for His children.

His children here are so special. ive been realizing once again this week just how many AMAZING people i have met here. its amazing how much im able to love them. its definitely one of my personal gifts to love. also a trial, bc it breaks my heart at times... but the ability to see others through the Father´s eyes... its so special, and sacred, and precious.

other highlight... experiencing the physical power of the Atonement. how we can literally recieve strength from on High when we need it the most. Heavenly Father knows my situation, theres no doubt in my mind about that.

what were your favorite moments and quotes from conference? whoever sends me a handwritten letter with their thoughts earns special blessings, but an email will do too. :)


4 nephi 1:15. have love, wont be room for contention. 16-17. no greater happiness. all children of God. be united in love.
1 peter 3:10 possibly one of my new favorite scriptures, look it up. :)
3N28:34 rejecting the missionaries is rejecting God. dont do it. :)
3N28:9-10. i love the three nephites! desire for others´ salvation leads to greater joy bc were more like the savior when we have these selfless desires

Hermana Wilson

 my girls. <3 què romantìco, yo se. 
cant really see the lights but we were on the roof. it was super pretty. :)

hna silvano y yo. SO proud of her and her strength

 walk to the pensión, the purple flowers are my favorite

hna eveline. shes the cutest. did her hair. 13 años

 amazing fruit stand at the bottom of the temple hill. they have granadillas. :) 

mi compañera y yo <3 one of my favorites weve taken. maybe its biased bc its at my favorite place

 Ipanaquè, Silvano, Cruz. I LOVE THEM. 
i cant put into words how much these three mean to me. so much love in just one picture... 

temple. Hnas Larson, Silvano, Cruz, Vilchez

 our tar bubbles that bring us so much joy to pop. :) 

hna Lindsay Rojas on her cumpleaños! :) shes great, helps us a lot. 15 años

 giving the perrocitos milk

so... thats dirt on the washcloth. from my neck. yay for bucketshowers. hahahahhahaha

 pretty basic dish from santa cruz

cita ill never forget. all to meet the man on the far side, their son. God definitely works in mysterious ways. on the bright side, i like this pic of hna ipanaquè y yo :)


 himnos (the fabric is getting changed the the bandera, she did it wrong)

libro de mormón

 olive / grape vine. super pretty, definitely in my dream backyard 

i. love. her

part of my area. entrance to the area with the rojas family

 braids from hna fidelia

zone sweatshirts, ignore the dirty mirror

 taste the rainbow

hermanitos!! :) so much love for them. antoine is by me, eduardo is by hna ipanaquè

 had to explain what a stick was, but... she liked it. :) haha 

found this on her flash. its from our very first moment meeting each other. so precious. :) everyone else has pictures of their trainors smiling, we just have these haha. it was a good first welcome. itll be a hard goodbye... 

 con hermana hansen!!!! :) i love her so much

also from my first day, on the bus to the Cristo