Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Week 4 Complete

This was probably my favorite week so far! It was AWESOME. 
On Friday we got to go prostelyting with missionaries in the Lima Este MisiĆ³n, and it was BOMB. I was pretty nervous going out, but I ended up loving it. My comp and I went out with a sister from Mexico who has been out for 14 months. So she knows what she is doing. She didnt speak english but it was good for us to speak spanish the whole day. And we could figure out how to talk to her haha. But we did contacts and just went door to door handing out pass along cards and inviting people to chuch. One lady let us in, and we ended up teaching her about the Book of Mormon. By we, I mean the missionary we were with hahaha. But i did get to explain the difference/comparison of the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and bare my testimony on it. And i shared with another man how to pray and how God has answered my prayers. LOVED IT and the gift of tongues is real. I was suprised at how similar the lessons were in the field to the ones we teach in the MTC. I feel like I understood a lot, so that gets me excited to immerse myself in only 2 WEEKS. 
On Sunday, we watched 17 Miracles and Meet the Mormons, and I had never seen either of those before. So it was nice. Super chill day I LOVE SUNDAYS in the CCM. 
Unfortunately Peru´s Independence day was yesterday and it is like a 3 day holiday, so the temple was closed. But we still went out today and got to shop and look around. Always fun. Cant wait to be in the real world soon. 
An HEFY group came this week, and 2 girls were from Lone Peak! Mom, I took a picture with one of Claire´s friends, and she said she would send it to Claire. So for an extra picture you can maybe ask Claire about it haha. 
My comp and I are just loving life. I feel like we've been friends for so long, and i will be really sad to leave her! Seriously we are just constantly laughing and having the best time. Lets just say our district would be super lame without us. She is like a mix of all my friends in one. It's the best.
The weeks, the people, the language, and everything just keep getting better and better! I'm so grateful that I get to be here in Peru and share the gospel! It's the best thing in the world. And it hasn't really even begun. Love you guys xoxox

Hermanas in my district

This is a picture of us with the missionary that took us prostelyting. Love her and loved it!

My Buds

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hola Fam: Halfway w/ CCM

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hola mi bonita familia!
Not much happens here week to week at the CCM, but I still love it! Things are good, and I'm halfway done with this place. My Spanish is still way rough, hahaha, but I'm working on it everyday. I love speaking in Spanish though! Cant wait to be able to speak fluently.
We went to the temple today and it was the first time I decided to do the session in Spanish. It was a really cool experience, and I LOVE the temple! Its the best place to spend the Pday. I tried talking to a lady on the bus and I had no idea what she was saying HA but she was SO nice and I could tell she was interested in what we were doing. I cant wait to be in the field and find people like her everyday! People willing and excited to hear about the gospel.
So me and my comp are great. This guy in our district tells us we act like a married couple on the daily. Not sure what that means, but I guess we love each other hehe. I feel like we´ve been friends for so long which is a BLESSING! My whole district is going to Piura so thats awesome too, we get to stick together. I love them all.
Embarrassing Spanish mistake of the week: Teaching the law of chastity and I was asking my investigator if he had a girlfriend but instead I said "do you do your girlfriend?" Learning everyday. Good CCM mems.
Really not much has happened! BUT on Saturday we get to go out proselyting! Exciting and scary at the same time. But Im more excited for sure. I love talking to Peruvians even though i cant talk to Peruvians. hmm.
Sooo food on the daily... Breakfast: 3 pieces of toast, croissant egg sandwich. Lunch: 4 pieces of bread, chicken, rice. Dinner: 4 pieces of bread, rice, chicken. HAHA and ice cream every day. Cant wait to come back 50 pounds heavier!
Love you all! Have a greaaat week! xoxox
Love, Hermana Richan
 My teacher Hermano Janampa.

 Trying to escape this place hahha.

Lone Peak girls. Hermana Sheffield and Wilson

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Week Numero Dos

Ayyy familia!

Its been another good week here at the CCM! I have gotten really close with my district and my teachers, which is awesome because my whole district is going to Piura. I love them all! My teachers are incredible, I am going to miss them a lot. I´ve only been out 2 weeks and i can already see why is it harder to leave the mission then it is to leave home. Who knows if i will ever see these people again! I have learned so much from them. My teachers are also my investigators here. The lessons started out really rough jaja but they are getting better.

Going to the Lima Temple is the best! Its cool to experience it in Spanish because it is the same thing. I love how the gospel is universal and the same wherever you go. We basically live Sunday to P-day here. Sundays are the best. Everything is in English and its relaxing. We watch movies and devotionals and they're great.

Typical day here: Wake up at 6:15, breakfast at 7. Then personal study, physical activity, class, lunch, class, dinner, class, teaching investigators. Jaja LONG days but i love it! Weeks are going by faster though. This past week flew. It is crazy that I´m a third done with this place.

There are definitely times where it´s so hard, but then something really great happens and its AWESOME! I love this place, and I love being with people who are doing the same thing as me. It´s comforting. New people came today which was SO nice to see new people! Also a girl I went to high school with just got here so it was nice to see her, Hermana Sheffield. And now that i can somewhat speak a little bit in espanol im making latino friends :) They are all so nice and loving.

Miss you guys sooo much! I pray for you everyday and hope things are going good! xoxox

Con Amor,
Hermana Richan

crammed on a bus with a millionnnnnnn people. Driving is so crazy here its hilarious you feel like you are going to ram into cars. I swear they just go until they are an inch away from a car and slam on the brakes. its the best. and we travel in massive groups and buses that already are overfull try and load us all on its the best
This is my district today.

my roomies and the bffs in the ccm. Girl in the purple shirt is from Lone peak. Alayna Wilson. 

zone leaders. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First letter....

First of all QUE EN EL MUNDO the first day was SO long! AFter that time started to speed up though and i honestly love it. Missionary life rocks. The weather is bomb here in Lima, not too hot not too cold. IT will be BLAZING in piura so im living it up. We have bee nout of the CCM a few times, and I love it out there. People are crazy but its so cool. First thing i saw out the bus window was some lady squating in the middle of the road peeing, then she pulled her pants up and kept walking. Typical. Today on the bus a lady was just nursing her baby. Common things around here. BUT I LOVE IT! Seriousy the best.

We went out for immigrtations a few days ago and I had to go to the bathroom. Of course i droppped my toilet paper in the toilet (cant do that) so i had to pull in out and throw it away. Gross.

The food was bad at first, but im getting used to it and like it now. It seems to like me too because it isnt leaving me (THE ONE med i didnt bring mom, ha). Also mom theres a golds gym here. Youd like it.

Not homesick for america yet, maybe i will be at some point. But this place is great. I want time to go faster because im excited for things to come/ i want to learn spanish fster, but because i don't want the mission to go by fast (sorry mom).

I love my teachers. They are so funny and nice and make it less stressful to learn espanol. Our teaching investigators has gone good so far. Its getting easier i suppose.

Not much time but i love you all! SO MUCH! xoxox ]I wouldnt want to be anywhere else! The spirit is so strong everyday and i love it.

Con Amor,
Hermana Richan

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

She Made it.....

HOLA...I have 5 minutes! WE pulled in at 3 am and got up at 7 and are rollin now! My comp is great, Hermana Bryce from mesa, AZ. Shes awesome and we get along really good! We followed each other on insta before so i feel like i already knew her hahah.  Love you all.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Goodbye breakfast at Original Pancake House....

Salt Lake City Airport....flying to Lima Peru Missionary Training Center....

We will miss you Bradi!