Monday, May 25, 2015


This week was pretty normal. We taught lots of new lessons, but no new baptism dates. Sad, but it´s okay. We're just going to keep working hard. I am currently listening to ´Let's Get Ridiculous´ by the people who sing Party Rock and I want to go walk up to the kid who is playing it, hahaha, aishh public computer places.
Anywho, I am so excited for Maritza´s baptism this Saturday. It is such a beautiful thing to watch others come unto Christ. This week Casi was able to read a little bit more of the Book of Mormon and it just made me soooo Happy. This work is so marvelous and every new day is a learning day for me. I wish I could share this amazing happiness that I have with all of you.
I would also like to share with you guys that our mission president and his wife are THE BEST in the world. We just had an interview and every word they say just motivates me to push harder and try my best. We have so much work to do before the Savior comes again.
I love you all!!!
-Hermana Wattles

Monday, May 18, 2015

Crazy Week

Where do I start? I got to skype my family on Monday! That was pretty amazing! I love them so much and I have grown to know the importance of families more and more here on this mission. Families really can be together FOREVER and how wonderful that I get to share the eternity with such amazing people!
Okay a few stories...
Story 1:
This week we had kind of an amazing experience. It was late and we went to an appointment super far and up on a hill. Usually this late at night is supposed to be dangerous... I guess... that's just what people say but we´ve never experienced anything. After the appointment, we decided to walk to our next appointment which was about 2 miles away because we had lots of extra time.(at this point it was about 7:45) We started walking down the hill and I noticed a man walking behind us wearing a vest. I just ignored it and kept walking. We turned a corner and he went straight to go talk to a woman so we just continued. It was when we rounded the next corner that out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that he was still behind us walking at the same distance. I ignored it at first but then after about 15 minutes and him still walking right behind us, I asked my companion if she thought it was fishy and she said that she hadn't noticed. So, I just ignored it thinking that maybe he was a police officer with his vest and he was watching us because it was dangerous or something. I had no idea. I never once felt in danger though. Another couple of minutes and he was still following us. We arrive to our destination and slow down to see what he does. He slows down too and looks at us. He then asked us if we were the sisters so we said yes. He then told us that someone had been robbing him so he got away and jumped on a bus. He went all the way to the end of the route with the men following him and he saw us so he got off his bus and decided to walk with us knowing somehow that we would protect him. He followed us all of the way until we stopped and then asked us if we would escort him to the corner so he could get home safely. What faith?? Things like this remind me that I really am a representative of Jesus Christ and it makes me not worry of the things that will happen because I know that my Father in Heaven is watching over me and all of the people around us.
Story 2:
Do you all remember Casi?? The 76 year old woman who only spoke quechua that we recently baptized? Well we´ve been visiting her and lately she has picked up the desire to read in spanish! So we come over with our paper, pen, and Book of Mormon. She can read the front cover of the Book of Mormon and everytime we come, she understands more and more of spanish. What a miracle??? She is always on time to church and her desire to learn is like no other that I have ever seen, despite her age, her speaking abilities, and any of her other circumstances. She truly makes me open my eyes and want to try harder every day.
Story 3:
Last one,
Baptism!!! How amazing is it to witness two young sisters come unto Christ through baptism. Truly warms my heart and helps me realize the love that Heavenly Father has for them. Both of these girls have been coming to church their whole lives but they have just recently been baptized. I can see the Lord's love for them. I am so sure that he is so happy with them and the choices that they have made. They have such strong testimonies and they truly understand their purpose. It is just so amazing.
The other baptism was a little 8 year old girl. Her name is Allyson. She is SOOOO cute and I wish I could just take her around with me everyday. Before she gets baptized, she looks at Elder George and she goes "your hands are HUGE"!!! so funny.  Then, when it's time for her to be baptized she gets in the water and loves it. (the water was super warm and usually it is FREEZING) The kid baptizing her grabs her hand and she freaks out because it's wet and rubs it on his chest, ahhhaha  then after she's baptized, we tell her to get out of the water and she won't because its so warm. We tried to drag her and it was so funny.  Children are so innocent and so close to Christ. She is the most adorable girl in the world and it makes me so happy to see that her and the two other girls made those decisions for themselves to come unto Christ.
I love the Gospel with all of my heart and I thank the Lord for all of my blessings! I can't wait for the day when I stand with Him and shout for joy for all of the people who chose to come unto him.
I love you all and I only hope happiness and joy for you all.
-Hermana Wattles

Monday, May 11, 2015

Better Late than Never

Note from Mom:
The Mother's Day Skype happened one day late due to computer issues but was as sweet as ever. It was wonderful to see Hermana Wattles beautiful happy smile. She is doing great and we couldn't be more proud of her. We miss her like crazy but we know she is in the right place and she is doing the Lord's work so we couldn't be happier. Until next time...Love, Mom


Dad was on camera duty

I'm running out of titles for these things...

This week was a slower week but I also learned some valuable lessons. Every minute of everyday I am learning to love more and more. Love is the one thing that can turn our perspectives around and most importantly change our hearts. The people here love each other so much. They also show such a grand love for the missionaries of which I am deeply grateful for. I love my family, I love the Lord, I love this work and every single person involved in it. Another thing I am learning is patience. Because patience is a virtue isn't it? Patience with my companion, patience with growing testimonies, patience with janky internet that doesn't allow my to skype my parents. Patience is such an amazing thing. It is hard but through it, we can find peace. One of my favorite scriptures is John 16:33. Please read this, it is so amazing!!! We can find peace in anything just with the knowledge that we have a Savior, someone who has saved us from the adversary. I am so thankful for this work. I am thankful for the hand of the Lord in this work because through him people can be changed. I am seeing it. I am seeing miracles everyday. I love the Lord with all my heart and I am slowly learning and trying everyday to give him my all just like he has done for me.
I love you all.
-Hermana Wattles
and enjoy this picture of Rosalia and my leg because the rest of the pictures were on my comps camera and she has a virus... weeeeee thank you computer virus!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Two more weeks and I'm done training

Wow is time flying! I say this every week but I really feel like pday is everyday. This week has been a normal week but this next one will be crazy!!! They have this huge thing going on right in front of our house and none of the streets can be used. It´s called pequenas cosas and it´s crazy. They are selling a ton of mini things and you just buy all of the things that you want in your life one day so yesterday our pension looked at me and said "What are you going to buy? You should buy a boyfriend." It was hilarious in Spanish. I could not stop laughing.

One day this week we stayed in all day because my companion was sick. It was so sad but we got lots of studies in. We didn´t have a ton of lessons but we are preparing three beautiful girls for baptism and I couldn't be more excited. The word of God just lights up my life.
There isn't anything I would rather be doing with my time here. I am so thankful for the spirit that we get to carry here and the spirit that the members and the investigators carry. It is amazing and it lights up my world.
One Week till Mothers day BOOYAH! Tell your mommys you love them because I'll be telling mine on Sunday!! 
Love you all!
-hermana wattles
PS I got to harvest quinoa this week!!!!!!!