Sister Katie Garff

Sister Katie Garff
Bolivia Cochabamba Mission

Monday, May 22, 2017

Scenes From Bolivia

Hola Amigos:D
This week was GREAT! It was full of miracles, and the week will just continue to get better as it is Mothers' Day this Saturday (here). We have plans to contact people in the park and share the message that familias son eternas:D
Paintball - Finally, a skill from home:D
Funny: I don't know if I have written about this earlier, but it is SO funny, so it might even be worth it to write it twice;D We were explaining to a new, gringo elder how to celebrate birthdays in South America. We told him to smash an egg on his head and also in his birthday cake (which is TRUE that's how people celebrate their birthdays here!)....but, the elder misinterpreted the explanation a little bit and ended up smashing the egg in his companions face....which is pretty painful, but WAY funny:D
Cultural: There is a lot of fruit here, but sometimes they just eat it differently than we do at home. The other day, we were given an orange and just started to peel it. We were thinking about home and how we used to eat oranges there when it dawned on us that for the future, we could just CUT the oranges and eat from the's been a long time since we have eaten the "soccer oranges" apparentely, haha! 
Spiritual: Our area is doing extremely well. We have 2 marriages (not our own;)) planned for this week and a few baptisms these next few weeks. There are a ton of people attending church, and lots of new investigators too. But, more than anything, we have been able to see TONS of miracles!! One of which was when we met with a mom and her 10 year old son for the first time and both the mom and her son broke down in the middle of her prayer because of the gratitude and love they felt for both us and their family. She pleaded with us to come back and not make that the last visit. 

I love you all! Have a great week!
Hna Garff

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