Pre-Mission Pictures

Pre-Mission Pictures

Friday, May 27, 2016

May 25 - Week 6 - Last week in the CCM!!

May 25, 2016 – Last week from the CCM

This week has been pretty much the same! We hit a routine this week and basically we just go to class and learn lots and lots and lots about Spanish and the Doctrine of Christ. This week has been a week of change in personal habits and a change in the way of teaching our investigadores. This week I have studied the Book of Mormón more and more deeply than ever before. I have felt my love for this gospel deepen as I read about the people in Alma forget about God so fast. This week I have also studied in the Book of Mormón to receive answers to my personal questions. My question this week was how can I better teach by the Spirit? And as I have completely lost myself in the Book of Mormón, answers to my life just keep coming.

This week I learned that it´s not about the lesson plan, it´s about what the individual needs in their life. Sometimes what we want to teach and have planned is different than what the individual needs to hear and needs in their life. The most important thing we can do as missionaries, is listen. That´s all. Listen to the individual, and most importantly, listen to the Holy Ghost.

Other than changing the way I read my scriptures and I teach, I can´t think of anything interesting that has happened this week! Winter finally started, and it´s so nice still. I get to go to the temple today for the last time in the CCM! And I am no longer sick!

One really sad and exciting thing!!! This is the LAST P-DAY FROM THE CCM. I can´t believe that time has flown by so fast! But this Tuesday I head out into the field, my first area, first compañera! It´s so crazy but I am so excited! I have already started to feel the distance from the CCM and I could not be more excited. I just get to hit the field running! I love being a misionera! Much love from Peru! Hermana Lawrence

Hermana Shylo Lawrence

My really bad sunburn and my delicious chokosoda galletas.

My cute companion and I

Can you tell what she's already missing??

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 11 - Shylo was able to go to the Temple!

Week 3 - Wed., May 11, 2016

Esta semana went so fast! We got to call home for 30 minutes this week for Mother´s Day! It was so much fun being able to talk to my familia and tell them about the CCM and what it´s like to be a missionary so far! Sorry for no email last week it was so crazy busy but I got to send some pictures!

But this week was so awesome, we got to attend the temple and get to go again today! We have our ‘investigadores’ that we teach in the casitas aquí en el CCM! They are doing so well and are working towards baptism!

One really amazing and Spiritual experience this week was when we were teaching our investigador Matias, and we wanted our invitation to be baptism. So we went in and taught about repentance which evolved into baptism which evolved into el plan de salvación, but the Spirit was so strong. We just testified and el Espíritu Santo did the rest of the work. We walked out and just said a prayer to Dios saying thank you so much for letting us feel that and thank you so much for teaching through us what the Spirit wanted. It was so amazing and my testimony definitely grew from that experience.

This week has been full of emotions here! We hit our three week mark which meant that the group of missionaries before us got to head out into the campo misional. Our norteamericano friends all headed out into Perú and Bolivia, and all of our latino Elderes and Hermanas left for the campo misional as well! Such a bitter-sweet goodbye. But the new groups of misioneros have arrived and I am so excited that they are here because yesterday the CCM was so sad and empty. But there are Hermanas that are here that are going to my same mission so I am very excited that I got to meet them, they are from Ecuador!

So yes, this week has just been packed full of classes, classes, and food. The spirit is so strong here in the CCM and I thank my Padre Celestial that I get to be here serving Him. This gospel is true, and God loves us all. 

Until next week, Hermana Lawrence.

Our Zone

Outside the CCM - This is Lima!

Shylo said the taxi driver got mad at her for taking a picture but she said that was fine. She wanted one anyway!

In front of the Lima, Peru Temple

She was so very happy to go to the Temple!

Shylo and her companion, Hermana O'Brien

More of Lima as they drove through the streets

May 4 - Pictures

Shylo was given a Peruvian chocolate - She said it wasn't so great.

Hermana O'Brien, Shylo, Hermana Richardson, Hermana Springer

Hermana Springer & Shylo

Hermana O'Brien - New companion

E-mail time!!