Pre-Mission Pictures

Pre-Mission Pictures

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug. 23 - Letter from Shylo's Companion & pics

We didn't hear from Shylo on Monday this week and was starting to worry when Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, her companion wrote me a short note to assure me she was alright. Such an answer to a Momma's worried heart for me! This is what Hermana Mostert wrote:

Dear Sister Tricia.
Hna Lawrence had to go to LIma for a surprise training so to make sure you wouldnt worry, because she wont write till thursday, she gave me your email. Your daughter is doing just fine, were working hard out here in Ica and seeing many miracles. I must add that I do love her dilligence and love for all the people here. Also that now she like to go out and run in the morning. Were excited for another transfer together. Anyways here is some photographic evidence that your daughter is indeed well.
Hna mostert


Aug. 25 - Week 12 in Ica - 4 MONTHS!!!

Aug. 25, 2016                Week 12 – Ica, Peru

Wow what a week it has been! And I don´t have much time! Boo! But I am glad that Hermana Mostert sent you a message! I don´t have cambios I just got called to Lima! Sorry for the scare when I didn´t write! Every 6 weeks we write on Tuesday´s for cambios. But this was a good week! I have my journal entries so that you can read them and I am sorry that I didn´t finish Monday or the rest of the week. Its been a crazy week. I just wanted to let you know how much I love you and how grateful I am for you! 

Can't believe it's already been 4 months - WOW! Time flies!


Aug. 15 - Week 11 in Ica - My Testimony & lots of Journal pages

Aug. 15, 2016                Week 11 – Ica, Peru

What a week it has been! I don´t have a whole lot to say this week other than yes ...I am going to have 4 months this 19th. I feel like I left yesterday. I just want to be here in the work forever honestly. I already have a fear of coming home haha I just love it all so much!!! I just want to share my testimony this week. 

I know that my Savior lives. I know that He lived, suffered, died, and was resurrected so that we can live together as a family. I know that yours and dad´s decision to be sealed in the temple blessed not only your lives but the whole family´s lives. I know that my Savior loves me. I know that through Him I can repent of every little sin and mistake. I know that my family loves me very much. I know that this gospel is true. I know that there is one true church here on the earth and that is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I know that this is the only church that has the power and authority to act in the name of Jesus Christ our Redeemer. I know that my mission has already helped my testimony but I also know that this work is not about me nor is it for me. Yes it helps me, but this work is about the salvation of others. This work goes on with or without me but I have the privilege of giving a tiny portion of my life to the Lord. I love my family. I love my Savior. I love the Plan of Salvacion. I love this gospel and this work.  I know my Savior lives. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 
I love you to eternity and beyond.

Love, Hermana Lawrence

Buenas tardes mi querida familia! Acá son las fotos de esta semana! Les amo muchisimo y espero que todo está bien. Estoy muy bien acá en Ica y mi compañera es lo maximo! Trabajamos duro y tratamos a nunca perder tiempo. Espero que todos está bien. Les amo muchisimo!!!

Con amor, Hermana Lawrence

Aug. 8 - Week 10 in Ica - More pics and journals ...

Aug. 8, 2016                 Week 10 – Ica, Peru

Buenas tardes mis queridos hermanos! Esta semana! Wow! But don´t worry I will write in English(: It´s been a while since I have written! And a lot has happened! But I never have sufficient time but I will try to hit all the big details(: 

What a week in little ol Ica, Perú! This past Monday and Tuesday were in Lima for a meeting! My companion was in meetings and I went with other Hermanas to their area and we had lessons! I went to a place called San Juan en Lima and we had a lesson in family history. It was a really good lesson with a really great family! I got to know the two hermanas that I was with, that are in the picture from this week! Hermana Luna who is working in San Juan and the Hermana Primintela who is working in another part in Lima called Villa del Salvador! Both of them are the best and just so nice! And then when we traveled home on Tuesday we didn´t get home until 11:30 which is soooo late! We got a little angry with the elders(; Not really we traveled with them but we definitely didn´t go running the next morning because we were realllly tired. But then the rest of the week we worked a lot with out Less Actives and recent converts! And this Sunday we had 2 of our less actives come to church for the first time in YEARS...The Lord always works miracles!!

And the sad news from this week, two of our sweet little investigators have lost their date of baptism because they don´t feel prepared. But we continue to love them and work with them so that they feel prepared to be baptized because we know that it is so important to live with our Heavenly Father after this life! We want them to have their forever with their families too!

The picture of my companion is from this morning in our companion planning. We received a phone call from the elderes de pisco saying that their had been some problems that we needed to help them resolve so my companion was calling every person and her face in the picture is from 4 phone calls later(; She was on the phone for more than an hour so I cleaned the house(: It was a good morning! And this week really has been good! We have seen the Lord help us every single day and honestly this is the best place I could honestly be. The mission is the most amazing experience I have ever experienced. I love this gospel and I love my Savior. I love the people here in Ica as well(; Have a great week I will write again soon! 

Hermana Shylo Lawrence