Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Miracles exist and the priesthood is the power of God

long time no see... hah.

at the gas stations here, you have to get out of the car (everyone) and they fill it up for you
the song "we are as the armies of helaman" from primary in spanish is WAY more fun to sing, its faster
its common for people (i think just kids, not sure) to carry around live white mice in their collars/shoulders. dont think i could handle that.. i jumped when i saw this little 6 year old girl with one

funny moments
H Lopardo didn´t sleep until midnight after we recieved a call from E Macas, LD telling us to put our water and a set of clothes with a warm jacket in our bedroom. we were convinced we were going to die haha. turns out that was just a suggestion from him, and not from President.
hna andrea threw a 20BS to us to buy a coke and it got stuck on a balcony below above the street. "THATS 3 COCA COLAS!!" hno henry, her husband
on the way to the temple E Preslar was practically sitting on the window because he didn´t want to touch shoulders with me hahah.
Hna Jhaneth Morales, my old pensionista from Frutillar, calls E. Sueldo Elder Wilson because shes still thinking about me haha
"no es feo, pero tampoco es guapo" hna lopardo
singing "im so glad when daddy comes home" in the conferencia de zona and all of the elders climbing on elder farnsworth because he was "daddy"
"we need to clean the chapel like we were cleaning for our mother-in-laws coming" hna de la estaca "i never clean for my suegra. que venga and clean for ME!" hna lourdes hahaha (shes always so sweet, ive never heard her with rage)

our NDH with the familia varela monday BOMBED. ive never been in such a horrible lesson. we showed a clip from meet the mormons and they got seriously offended because they thought we were trying to paint a picture of happy mormons without problems and ignoring all of the million problems of the world. we tried to explain thats not at all what we were tryingto show, but the members that were with us didnt help matters and in short terms we shared powerful testimonies but left and in the house cried horribly. it broke my heart. BUT. it helped hna lopardo and i get closer. we talked about how we felt and listened to music and the spirit returned to our hearts.
finally found Eduardo Maraza again, and he wants to listen to us and be baptized, he knows the church is true, the only problem is working with the suegro of his sister Fidelia so he can be free to make his own choices and not be treated like a servant ofthe house/babysiter.
hno eduardo duran kept his promise to come to clases de ingles
lunch was super good tuesday. yes it was rice, potatoes and chicken, but it was GOOD. (seasoned with mustard, soy sauce, garlic, pepper, and lemon).
saw hna chambi sitting alone and crying outside of the temple and went to her to talk. she didnt tell me what was happening but at least she knows shes not alone.
saw another woman crying in the street. we were walking to a cita and her hair was almost completely in front of her face but i stopped in my tracks and looked tot he right and there she was. we talked with her, testified of the plan Dios has for her, and left her with a folleto and she gave me a smile at the end. no idea what happened with her either, but it was so special to be able to be shown the unseen that needed the love of their Father.
PODER i felt inside the temple. i have no doubt that what goes on inside is true & sacred.
i saw hna miriam in the temple! shes from frutillar, another one of my pensionistas, and such a sweet, sweet woman! shes still not married but hopefully soon before i leave CBBA! (if i ever leave haha)
in the temple store there was a fan in the corner and i stood under it for five minutes. everyone was sweating in that store, it was ridiculously hot, but the fan..... oh, what a blessing.
hno jaime says my spanish has improved a TON since he first met me! woo! progress!
H Meri Crespo went to visit with us. we were in a lesson and i asked her how she felt when she reads the LDM and she said "i feel peace". it was short and so simple but so powerful. i was so proud of her for sharing her testimony and know its going to help her grow.
we found hno Jhalmar crespo and helped him with his questions about God. i didnt just tell himthe answers, i helpped him find them. it was a powerful lesson and i saw a change in him. teach a man to fish and hell never hunger more. :)
hna lopardo bought these fruit candy things, a whole bag for 2 BS, and shared. bless her heart. <3
we read the LDM with Adriel Crespo. hes in ALMA! what! so happy hes reading his LDM, if he told us the truth. :)
hna roberts sang "be still my soul" in zone conf with e farnsworth playing the piano and it was amazing. one of my favorite songs and those two are going to be famous one day sí o sí.
i loved the talk by hna hansen about gossiping. she shared two examples... one, of the army of helaman and what would have happèned if they had been gossiping about one another, how they wouldnt have had the strength and unity and faith needed to conquer. and how a man was told to go to a top of the mountain and cut open a feather pillow, and that he needed to return later and pick up every feather, but he couldnt- only a handful- and that its the same with our words. once they leave our mouth, we dont know where they go and we cant ever get them back.
the testimonies of dying missionaries were sincere. no shoutouts were made and no jokes were attempted. theres a lot of amazing missionaries dying, but im grateful for their examples and testimonies.
pres hansen shared an example ill never forget. a returned missionary who had been inactive for 20 years without records even and in bad habits, came to him when he was a bishop for help to repent. pres (bishop) hansen asked what caused the change, and the man said the baby of his friend was sick and died. he knew he had the power of the priesthood and to save her, but he was unable to use it worthily, and he had extreme guilt. such a powerful example of the power of the priesthood, atonement, and always being worthy for what life throws at you.
we had an activity with the primary, we contacted in the plaza with the kids as "missionaries" (fake placas and all). super special experience, and super special to see anabel (who isnt even a member!) have more courage at the end to talk to the people. :)
hna lopardo trusted in me more personal things this week. so glad she trusts me. :)
we were waiting for hna andrea, and hna lopardo and i went back and forth saying memorzied scriptures.. it was weirdly fun. maybe im just a missionary nerd now but i was happy that i had scriptures to share off of memory. :) its never been a strength of mine.
testifying to miguelina crespo that she is fulfilling her baptismal covençants by çcaring for and loving so much her dying suegra. i saw her recieve peace.

SO MANY /HIGHLIGHTS/MIRACLES THIS WEEK. il try to be quick.. my hands are cramping..
1. hna lopardo asked me if i had an empty journal i could give her. we went to my maleta and i gave her one. she looked it over, and without making eye contact, asked me how much i wanted for it. i told her i didnt want her money, that she could have it. she thanked me, said it was beautiful, and asked where i got it. i had gotten it at walmart, but we started talking about desseret book.. and she said "one day, i want to be in that store". it was such a humbling and special experience for me. i take for granted too often the simple blessings i have in life. im so privelaged to have everything i need at my fingertips en casa. theres no such thing as desseret book here, and people have to travel for hours just to get a hold of a copy of the BOM or Bible. it inspiried me to be more faithful and grateful for lo que tengo.
2 i prayed to find my temple recomendation (you cant enter without it) the night before the temple. i had no idea why it wasnt in my wallet where i always keep it. i kneeled, prayed sincerely to find it, and after i said "amen" the spirit told me clearly "top drawer". so weird, because it was in english, and i always think and pray and talk in spanish (maybe it sbecause i forgot how to say drawer hahaah) but i reached in my drawer, picked up my study journal, and there it was below . SO incredible. so simple. without leaving my knees i gave a prayer of thanks. such a quick & clear response. im sure He was watching down at me that moment and showed His mercy on me imediately.
3 im truly a different person than who i was. while i was in the shower, hna lopardo deleted (not purposefully) all of my fotos. when i discovered i had not a single foto, i was calm. i didnt think angry thoughts or yell or think of ways to get even. i was calm, and was grateful the day before i had downloaded them to my flashdrive. i had automatic perdón and it was an example to hna lopardo and i both. she cried because she felt so bad but i just hugged her and told her it was okay. and it is. im extremely more patient and forgiving, although i still have a long ways to go.
4. Miguelina, Meri, Jhalmar, and Adriel Crespo ALL went to church with us and took the sacrament. :) it was SO special sitting with them. it was like sitting with family, and they were TOGETHER. ive never seen them take the sacrament. we filled an entire row of chairs (no hay benches). :)
5 the spirit TAN especial after singing hymns and giving a priest hood blessing to hna rosa, dying suegra of miguelina crespo. she told someone to go buy her poison so she could drink it (she was tired of being in pain) and the person bought it! luckily she didnt drink it bc hna miguelina came.. but anyways. shes in bad conditions but the psiirt brought SUCH peace, and after the blessing was given there was such a sacred reverence in the room. i have so much respect for the elders and any man worthy of the priesthood. its such a blessing to have.
6 speaking of.... hna lourdes has been sick, but got worse real fast this past week. her husband (who hadnt known she was sick, pobrecito) carried her to the hospital. the doctors did tests and diagnosed her with a couple of different things, some of which are "incurable". the elders ran into us when we were on our way to visit her after she was released from the hospital and they offered to come and give her a blessing. after explaining what a blessing of salud is, and that it requires faith, they gave her a blessing and afterwards she said "i feel peace. its like im sleeping, but im awake." it was so special, and she and her nonmember husband jaime both promised to come to church. jaime didnt end up coming, he had a work emergency, but she did. :) and afterwareds, when we visited her and presented her visitng teachers to her, she told us that the day after her blessing she wa in the hospital and she went to buy medicine the doctos said she needed or shed get even worse, but she didnt have the money. she prayed that somehow things would work out and He would provide a way. and He did. when she got home, she had an apetite and was able to eat. and her body began to heal. her body is healing of "incurable diseases". the testimony she shared was so sweet and tender. she knows the priesthood is real, miracles exist, and God knows and loves her. i testified to her that its bc of her faith- she had faith instead of doubts, and for that He fulfilled His promise. <3 such an amazing experience to be a part of. the priesthood is real, sí o sí. miracles exist. its truly the power of God, the same power Jesus had when he healed the sick and raised the dead we have on Earth today.

there it is, my whirlwind of a week. i hope you have the same, and can find the blessings admist the chaos of life.

He lives.

Hermana Wilson

salmos 81:11
1 nefi 17:31
1 nefi 17 36-37
almsa 26:8
3 nefi 11:14 (read thinking of the sacrament)
juan 9:5-8
jacob 2:8

Hermana Wilson

 the best zone of mision bolivia cochabamba.. TIQUIPAYA. <3

best place in the world.
THESE are more like the clouds that CBBA siempre tiene. <3

 best district ive ever been in! 
elder preslar, obregón, macas, rivera. hna lopardo, wilson, gonzález, jonovich

the elderes of Frutillar, my old area/home! elder menendez (de washington) and elder sueldo (de utah, but his dad is from la paz and his mom is from mexico)

 walking down the hill from the temple.. :) 

we had a pizza, and all of the dogs wanted it. pobrecitos. 
we dont share the coca or the pizza

 hna cicotte has been doing her exercises EVERY DAY haha

my best friends are dying next cambio! </3 hna cruz & e cribbs

 primary activity in the plaza. :) (primary presidents, YOU SHOULD DO THIS. or as a stake would be even better! its such an awesome experience for everyone!)

elder preslar bribed some of the kids with ice cream if they opened their mouth haha. (some kids ran away and hid they were so scared haha)

Friday, April 22, 2016


Dear Friends and Family,

The addresses for letters AND packages to Natalie have been updated.  You can find them on the home page of this blog.

Thank you all for supporting Hermana Wilson!
Momma Wilson

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gold dust

my heart &prayers are going out to the missionaries &their families from Ecuador. there was a 7.8 earthquake and more than 300 people died with cities absolutely destroyed. it breaks my heart but the power of prayer is real and can heal the broken heart.

SHOUT OUT to FILA!!! so awesome youre going to cape verde, youre going to do GREAT! :)

on a lighter note, random facts..
so theres dinosaur footprints in Bolivia, just in case you didnt know. theyre awesome. :) a cow with big horns charged me this week, but then stopped in its tracks. i wasnt scared, i just kept walking, and then realized i could have been all pierced and bloody in the street without a cellphone and hna marian that had no idea where we were haha. missioanries are definitely protected. :)

funny moments
"...despues" hna lopardo
"do you want to contact this dog?" hna lopardo "yeah, sure. si quiere." yo (meanqwhile, dog starts barking ferociously) "pucha. even the dogs dont want to listen to us." yo
"im happy your a member hna wilson. youd be SUPER hard to convert." e steuhsser in a zone meeting practice "jajaja yeah shes a stubborn one" e cribbs "yeah, but thats whhy im a missionary. i dont give up." yo
"woah, hermana, por favor...." e preslar
"buenas noches" la gente "MALAS!" hna gonzález y yo
"hna wilson, look at elder obregón" hna lopardo. i look, and hes snuggling with sergio like i was snuggling with hna lourdes around the log circle. "estan celosos no más." yo
"when i was baptized, i got called as nursery president. thats the trial of fire for a convert." hna andrea

i officially am a master at homemade pizza thanks to hna lopardo, and i shall be baking pizza with my family one day.
although both of our citas fijas fell through monday we were out working at 6 pm and i know that with time the blessings will come.
i taught hno israel & jose english / math (fractions, decimals, negatives, etc) and it made me feel useful &happy. i love teaching english (or teaching in general) and i love helping people. win win.
hna lopardo from the moment we left the house on tuesday was contacting everyone she saw. super happy for her ganas to work and it was a day full of contacting, which someday, willl be lessons.
we played an english game int he zone meeting. e preslar wrote a word on the board and we had to stand up once we ahd a scripture about that topic, and i had scriptures within seconds of each topic. made me happy :)
I GOT A LETTER FROM MY GRANDPA! :) i dont think i could have been more happy in that moment. thank you for your letter and testimony grandpa, and for your support. :) i love you!
we visited papito and found out how he had been suffering. we shared scriptures with him, sang hymns, and left him with brighter spriits and ganas to seguir adelante. super grateful we were inspired to visit him because we had no idea what had been going on.
my foot didnt hurt when we had to work 45 minutes to visit hna carla, and back when she "didnt have time for us", because there were more blockades and no trufis.
i visited a MA and in her prayer, she said "thank you for sending the missionaries, my day is always more beautiful when they come." it was so sincere and it made me feel like a guardian angel. <3
we had a lesson with hna jonovich and the familia varela. they said "i feel like God has led me to this point in my life", and "i feel like something big is about to hap`pen," and "i feel like something is missing, but i dont know what- theres just something more to life i feel, to my purpose." i think my heart burst out of my chest. hna jonovich cried testifying of the love i have for them and that if they continue listening to the missionaries their life and famil will be blessed more than they can imagine, etc. powerful moment. <3
elder obregon and elder macas brought us our food all the way from our pension when hna lopardo was sick and i couldnt leave her alone.
i had the patience to listen to una locita rant about her life and what was wrong. and at the end, the spirit threw words out of my mouth and heart at her and she blinked in amazement and began to tear up, thanking me for what i do, and the joy i walk around giving people, and the love i bring. it was an example to the elders and hna lopardo, and me, that if we listen and focus on how He feels about the people... thasts all that matters.
although all the members of consejo fell through, we did the service project at the duran family´s house (hna jonovich and hna gonzalez spending the nigh so i could go in divisions). AND, later that day, the entire family attended the primary activity and the n ext day at church, eduardo was there first hour and edwin third hour (posibly 2nd as well, not sure) in his SHIRT AND TIE. i wanted to cry i was so happy. im determined to help this family, and i know we can rescue them, it doesnt matter if the parents and abuela and ward dont believe its possible.
Presidente & Hna Jensen, (temple president) came to our ward. Hna Jensen recognized me for my hair haha. they gave awesome talks about how we never truly die and the blesings of the temple.
E obregón gave an AWESOME talk about the obra misional, his conversion story, and how we CAN share the gospel with everyone. how sharing the gospel isnt having a perfect knowledge, its having a desire to do it and being worthy so that the spirit can fill our mouths with the words the people need to hear.
the stake president gave an awesome third hour lesson to the ward about dia de reposo, something this area and all of cochabamba realmente needed to hear. its the best lesson ive ever heard and i think every single person left with ganas to be and do better.
hna marian went on divisions with me and we had awesome conversations. shes preparing to go on a mission although her parents dont want her to, and it was such an awesome experience helping her prepare. :) super uplifting and special experience.

the two oldest Durans going to church. :) first time in MONTHS. <3

friday, i prayed with all my heart the Lord would help me with my desires to work. i was able to find two members, one to leave and work with me, and one to stay in the house with hna lopardo (sick). later, the capacitadoras came so i could go to the lesson with the F. Varela. it was amazing to see the clear blessings of my prayers being answered and from my desires to be diligent. every single second of that day was spent studying, caring for hna lopardo, or teaching. it was an incredible day for me and it was fun to compare it to my studies in 1 nefi 16-17.

yesterday at church, in walked gold! hna suianny &her 11 year old daughter emily came to church, without invitation! shes from brazil, here studying, and has a member boyfriend from cuzco peru. he told her to go to church that was close to her house, and she did! and she liked church! and we have a FAMILY! to teach, convert, baptize, and bless their lives forever! its such a miracle and such a blessing and im so excited and amazed at this opportunity.

it breaks my heart when theres zeros in our weekly numbers, when members dont want to salir con nosotras, when people fall through on us, and when theres days without a single lesson. but when i contact my heart out, pray my heart out, walk my heart out, teach my heart out whenever i get the chance... i know the Lord is happy, im happy, and the spirit is with me. i love that the last chapters of first nefi im able to apply DIRECTLY to whats happening here in Tiquipaya and im so grateful im never alone in this work. i know that with hard work and faith anythings possible, and the blessings DO COME, even if they havent arrived yet.

my meditzar scripture for this week is 2 nefi 33:6. i love it. its short, simple, and powerful. it reminds me of when Pres Uchtdorf said this gospel is so simple a child can understand it, yet it takes a lifetime to learn it. my focus for this week is going to be on the simplicity of the gospel. &here is my simple testimony.

I know He lives. I know He loves me. I know He knows me. I know He has a plan for me. I know this is His Restored Church. &I know if we live His Gospel, we will be happy-with our families- in this life and for the next. I love Him, I love His Gospel, and I love His work here in Bolivia.

were going to the temple Wednesday and Zone Conference is Friday, what could be better?

love you & te cuidas,
Hermana Wilson

Mateo 10:40 dont reject the missionaries. :)

Hermana Wilson

 hnito santiago and i. i lost everytime

i made her pancakes &a smile for her 15 months. 

  its official, i still hate cats. they only like MY bag, and MY scriptures, and MY hair... my comp says i must smell good

the cookies we found, that looked delicious, and tasted the opposite (with hna gonzález in intercambios)

 when you find your name written in the curb like WonderWoman..

i just find this picture hilarious, the difference betwen lopardo & jonovich and hna gonzález & i

 salteñas made (&eaten) by angels. :) 

 super soggy taco salad, made with love

 no one liked the taco salad...
they now officially think north americans cant cook haha

 they say if you spill your salteña, youre not a good kisser.... hahahhaa

things to love about this picture: hna gonzález fotobombing atras, socks e miller sent me, jonovich looking super attractive for service projects, and a bag full of mandarinas for 5 BS no más

 our NDH group  :) 

hna julia &lourdes  :)

hna eli´s house

wonderful women! hna evi, hna lopardo´s old pensionista, and her daughter merilaura 
(this is who will be bringing you the package in utah Syd)

  just your typical proselyting picture.. 

hnito mateo drew us haha. hna lopardo had a ponytail, but it looks like a mohawk

 im in love with her Evo watch hahah. its the greatest.. 

 papitos angels

i taught him the hand hug. love this man, hes like our third grandpa  :) 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


MINDY IS ENGAGED! WHUT! Congrats J SUPER excited for you. <3
KYLIE BOWLER! Got two letters from you… aka two pieces of GOLD. Thank you. J don’t have your email…
Aunt Beth & fam, I got a birthday pkg from you! Not sure if ive already mentioned this but if I have, thanks again!!!!! It was an awesome surprise and thank you for all of the love you put into it. J I feel like im walking on clouds with the socks you sent me and I introduced the world of Bolivia to tootsie rolls. J
MARK BASSETT IS A 70!!! J such awesome news but I think we all knew it was coming, next step, apostle… J

BYU-Idaho´s choir is AWESOME, I hope you were all listening Saturday. &Andrea, you sing beautifully. J
Bryce & Zack… idk if you noticed, but the hiccup chick from BYU-Idaho was in conference, I heard her.. J
speaking of girls at BYU-I, i approve of the girl the fam picked out for bryce. BUT, she needs meet my requirements. only the best for my brother. :)

Winter is starting here, its starting to get colder at night. But nothing that needs more than a champita. (cardigan).
its not rude to say someone is fat, to their face. something im still not used to haha
this is my first area theres actually been stores that close on sundays. WHOO!
its super rude to start another conversation, even if the person has been talking for 20 minutes and the other people arent involved. theyll all of a sudden stop talking and glare. haha.

funny moments..
hna cruz, etc, looking for my husband in the BYU-I choir.. que vaina haha
speaking of... "Of course she does.  All of the cute girls do.  BUT... she's not married yet." haha, shoutout to dad.
"no va a correr, va a rodar" -papito (fat jokes)
"i hope youre looking for a girlfriend... just not the same one." -bishop delgado in consejo de barrio, advice for JAS (YSA)
"i think some of us are going to need toilet paper" -jose varela (hna lopardos nose was RUNNING after his salsa picante hahahaahha
"thank you! i love you!" -elder macas, finishing his talk in english
"we´re allowed to be alone with you papito, youre older than the age limit."- us "THANK YOU..."-him

when E Ziering got bored in the Incachaca, and attacked a hornet/wasp nest, and they attacked Hna Brady, (as he ran away screaming run,) and she got stung for the first time, she ended up NOT being allergic. which is good, because the closest hospital was 4 hours away haha.
hna lopardo and i have been working HARD this week and although a ton of people have been fallandonos, (falling through), we havent gotten our spirits down. although our numbers havent been too high, weve earned our pillow every night. :) feels good to work.
i have more love for the familia crespo., each member, and i have true ganas for them and their progress.
hna lopardo changed her decision, apologized, and asked me to help her learn english. super awesome moment and im super excited she now wants my help. :) i LOVE teaching english to non-native speakers. and i know itll help us in our bond.
hno israel gave lent me a charger for my camera battery, he has two. (the lady in the cancha sold me the camera without a charger, my fault for not looking until i got home... lesson learned)
playing with hna prima pakar´s puppy. :) it loves me and i love it and it made me SO happy just playing with it in my lap, it covered me in kissed. i miss puppies... shoutout to iris.. definitely believe in puppy therapy. :)
elder macas is probably my favorite district leader so far. he was super prepared for his lesson, the spirit was super strong, and you can feel his love for us as a district. super excited for this cambio, our district is perfect. :)
elder obregon was prepared for his talk in english, and it made all the difference. he shared REAL experiences, and experiences that were personal and testimony building for him, and the fact he had the courage to say it in a different language than his own, brought a super powerful spirit to the zone. super proud of him and anyone in general who has the courage to speak another language in front of native speakers.
hna cruz is in my zone!!! ill probably see her die, because hna lopardo has 4 cambios here now, so ill stay here next cambio most likely, and cruz dies next cambio... how  TRISTE. BUT, its awesome seeing her once a week. :) mi tia. <3
papito considers us to be his daughters. he makes sure that we never leave his house without filling our water bottles and a manzana or some other type of fruit in our hand. i think we were friends in the pre-life. theres something in his eyes, like he truly knows me.
Dios put Eduardo Maraza in our path right when we were looking for him. such a little miracle. he had been in La Paz, hopefully now we can keep teaching him again.
familia Varela! (jose, old chef of Mayda, his wife Carol and 14 year old daughter Abril). i love this family so much and truly feel like we can baptize and convert them. they have such sweet spirits and this Gospel will bless their family in ways they cant even imagine.. they also came to sunday afternoon´s session of conference... so happy. :)
after saturday morning session a member from hna lopardo´s old barrio took us to ICNorte in the back of his truck, along with the other 3 companionships of hnas. the hnas came with us to lunch although two of them had pensions, just to be with us, just because they love us. :)
hna andrea said she can pension for us this month. :) such a crazy , long, unnecessary story to explain.. but basically, we´re not allowed into hno jose/hna ingrid´s house anymore. so grateful for the fact we have pensionistas for almuerzo and the sacrifices and service they make for missionaries.

in inventory, hna lopardo told me that she can feel my love. and that its something new to her. apart from her parents and a few of her siblings, she hasnt felt or trusted love from anyone, but she does from me. she has such a hard past, and im so grateful that im able to be her companion and show her that YES, she deserves to be loved. my love has doubled for her in this week and it touched my heart that it literally brought tears to her eyes how grateful she is that i love her.
hna lopardo told me about a piece of personal revelation she recieved after the saturday sessions of conference, and we talked about it. she asked me for help, we asked the Lord, and President is going to help her as well. SO grateful she can trust me, (and i can trust her as well) and that we have a loving Mission President and Savior who works through him to help us when we need it.
i dont know what happened, but i feel like myself again. i have energy again, and im happy again. it sounds simple but its such a huge, HUGE blessing for me. im also happy to be here in Tiquipaya another cambio with hna Lopardo. :) were working hard & were happy even when people are falling through left and right.

and, of course, GENERAL CONFERENCE! oh how i LOVE conference..
things i learned and thoughts from:
Saturday Morning
Donald L. Hallstrom-
i LOVE the questions in his talk, theyre super powerful to ponder
1. we can sing "i am a child of God," but do we know it?
2. when there are difficuly things in life, what is our first reaction?
Gary E. Stevenson
without the restoration and the priesthood keys, NONE of God´s children could return to Him. that made such an impact on me and helped me have a greater gratitude/understanding of the importance of the restoration
NUNCA MÁS do we need to ask "where are the keys?" (thought of you mom).
Kevin R. Duncan-
DIRECT answer to my prayer of thow to help members who have gone inactive from offense from someone in the church
-the key is to see them how God sees them, and our perspective with change to love
"forgive them for they know not what they do"... the love of God is over TODOS. if He can forgvie the people who lifted Him on the cross, why should we not be able to do the same for things MUCH smaller?
Steven E Snow
-we need to continue with the humble spirit AFTER our trials and tears are over
-we need to be conscious of our constant DEPENDENCIA in the Lord
Dale G Renlund-
-taking the Sacrament blesses us to feel His presence and recieve the POWER of the Atonement
"NO IMPORTA DONDE ESTA CON SU RELACION CON DIOS; LES INVITO A ACERCARSE A ÉL." <3 i love this, and how no matter how strong our testimony or relationship with Him is, we can ALWAYS improve. do it now.

&in the HYMNS! the spirit taught me that it doesnt matter how many or what the mistakes that i make are, HE LOVES ME (and you). and that He is ALWAYS willing to accept me back. my love for Him was strengthened and my desires to be better. seeing the man crying while he sang come thou font.... that touched my heart forever, the love he has for his Savior.

Saturday Afternoon
Ronald A Rasband -
"questions are an indication of a further desire to learn"
meditating in the fact that the restoration started with a joven and a question. ASK QUESTIONS, and then find your answers. its a bigger concept than we realize.
"the lord was there for him (pedro walking on water) just as He is there for you and me. i need Him now, more than ever before, and so do yeach of you." <3 favorite quote #2 of conference. :)
..satan is only going to try harder as we get closer to Him, but dont stop walking, just ask for help
Neil L. Andersen
-knowing someones name can make a difference
-just bc family situations now arent pèrfect doesnt mean that children will stop singing abou the eternal family, and doesnt mean our futures cant be different. there is HOPE, and we can make the difference.
-the need to reach out to those outside of the fence, and to see the unseen. pray to know who they are, and go get them.
Mervyn B Arnold-
"who has made man´s mouth? I. now GO." -lord speaking to moses. the importance of GOING, and not waiting or doubting or having fear.
Jairo Mazzagardi-
"families are MEANT to be together forever." <3 so grateful for my family, and the opportunity to help families have this same hope and reality in their lives.
David A Bednar-
-taking the sacrament is access to Godliness
the bread and water is blessed and SANCTIFIED, just like us- becoming pure and holy
"baptism is a point of departure, not a destination to revisit." anyone who wants to be baptized again lacks faith in the healing and true powers of the Atonement. you dont need to enter the waters again, just get down on your knees and pray for help to change.
M. Russell Ballard-
the importance of LISTENING, and how its critical to UNDERSTAND. ive found so many times i dont have the answers to say to people, but if i just listen to them, thats what they really need, and the spirit at the end will guide me to something to say. dont stress about what to say, just focus on listening with your ears and heart to the people.

this morning i repassed over my notes from conference. i had a fire enter my chest, and the spirit bore witness to me once again that these men are truly called of God and that this church is true. it was an incredible experience and would have never happened if i had never read over my notes again. it is crucially important to not just listen and take notes in conference, but to read your notes again and follow the promptings you recieve. their words were true yesterday as we listened, theyre true today, and theyll be true forever. their words are the words of God and He didnt inspire them just so we could have one good weekend, but so we could have better lives and better futures. the principles and doctrines of this Gospel are true and eternal. apply and live them in your life, and you will recieve the blessings and happiness promised. this i KNOW.

te cuidas,
hna wilson

isaias 55:8-9
juan 15:16
mosiah 3:13
1 nefi 13:37
hebreos 12:7-9
psalms 46:10

Hermana Wilson

 ive never liked selfies but heres a selfie of us after the rain waiting an hour for a trufi. my companion looks good in every single foto. i think she should become a model

perfect way of cheering up... eating chocolate and doing facemasks. :) thank you elder miller for sending us facemasks, blessings to you