Monday, May 30, 2016


This week has gone by faster than any other week BUT, I'm starting to think that maybe this week will go by even faster. We traveled almost everyday this week. We went to Quillabamba (the most beautiful place I think I have seen) and we were with the hermanas there doing work visits. I got bit by lots of mosquitos there! It was so fun. Then we went to Abancay (maybe the second most beautiful). That day we didn't get to go out a lot because the hermana that I was with got sick. So, we talked all day about the blessings of the gospel. Sounds boring, BUT it was so great! I learned so much and realized how amazing the Gospel of Jesus Christ really is. I feel so blessed to be apart of His gospel. Then we came back and it was Saturday already! LOOK how fast that week went by! crazy! 
We did have a lesson with ONE investigator and it was really great. She was a contact off of the street and it didn't really seem like she wanted anything but we came back and she let us in!!! She accepted what we said to her and she told us that she would come to church!!! I was so happy! This work really is the best and i feel so blessed to be here. I know that the Lord Jesus Christ is at the head of all of this work. I know that we are blessed when we do the right things. I think that the greatest lesson that I learned this week was about really being happy. Sometimes I think we make ourselves sad for no reason. NO ONE can really control our happiness.. Only we can! If we want to be happy, we choose to be. I like being happy. I know that the Lord wants us to be happy. It's like it says in the Book of Mormon that men were created to have joy! I love that. We can not control what other people do, so the best thing is to just have a great attitude.
I know that this Gospel is true. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and that I am where I am for a reason. I trust him 100%. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior OF THE WORLD. I am so thankful for the experiences that I have had in my life. They have shaped me to be the person that I am today. I'm not perfect but that's what we're all working for right?
I hope that you all have an amazing week!
-Hermana Wattles
Funny experience? Everyday of my life
This week we rode a bus that goes to Lima so there were lots of white people on the bus. Sitting next to us was a guy with really long blonde hair and it was super shiny and just really good hair, and in Peru there's not a lot of guys with long hair... like no one ahah, so my companion was cracking up so hard and telling me that his hair was better and way prettier than my hair. Haha my companion was comparing my hair with a guy...

Today was a crazy day. I picked up, dropped off, helped and just everything and without my companion. So, they were my companions for two hours, then I got new one every other companion.

I think this might be my last picture with Hermana M... (my best friend) I love her so much!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Another Fabulous Week

My favorite kids liked the stickers I gave them

Tuesday, May 17, 2016



Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Mothers Day

WOW this week was crazy! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY mom and allll of the other people who have treated me like their daughter! <3 love you all!!!

 Me jumping in front of a lagoon in the mountains of Cusco
This week was super fun! I got to do divisions with Hermana A... (my last companion) and I love her so much! She has taught me so much and it was great to work with her for a day! Over all, the work was a bit slow this week but I'm starting to learn that that's okay. Sometimes in life, we won't always have success but if we are working, that is what counts.. especially in this marvelous work, the work of the Lord. I know that we will be blessed.

We taught, this week, Y... (an investigator). She is so cute and she wants to get baptized with all of her heart. She just had a baby two weeks ago and she never got baptized before because she wasn't married to the dad but now he's gone and she just wants to be apart of the Lords church! We went and visited her this week and she told us that she was going to move to S.... because it was hard to take care of her baby here and there isn't much support. We were really sad but it helped me to understand that the Lord knows best. Sometimes things seem unfair and we don't understand why but the Lord does. Also,.... there are missionaries all over the world so I know that she will be fine! We'll just miss her lots!

Last friday, the YSA put on a talent show for there mommies! It was so amazing! It made me want to get up there and dance for my mom!!

I have had so much fun these past few months and I feel so so so thankful to be here in Cusco! Especially with my companion! I know that the Lord loves me and that I am here in my area for a reason! I know that the Lord is preparing people to hear this gospel message of truth! I know it. I love it.

PS lots of pictures because we had a blast this week and did all kinds of super fun things!

-Hermana Wattles

Funny- my pensions son is about 5 years old and he is crazy. This whole week he has been trying to kiss me. hmmmmm... also, one of our recent converts sons is so funny. We are sharing a lesson and he comes in the middle of it and just starts chanting, KISS HER KISS HER KISS HER. we were so confused so we asked why he was saying that and he starts to tell us a long story about all of his girlfriends! ahahha  I love kids!

Our day with hermana A.... and P....! It was fun

Mothers day with my Peruvian mom
I was with hermana M... today!!! I love her so much!!! We took a trip on a 360 degree panorama bus today.

promised picture of me with a lady and her llamas. your welcome mommy
the old man who did a pachamama ritual with cocaine leaves mmmmhhh
this week my companion took her shoes to some lady on the side of the street to get them fixed and she decided to do someone else's shoes first so I told her that I would do it and I grabbed her tools and started fixing my companions shoes. I think I did a pretty good job!

Monday, May 2, 2016

This week was crazy! I always have so much to say and then once I get on the internet, I forget it all... maybe it's the time limit that still stresses me out and I can't remember anything, ahah. That's okay. 
This week our sister leaders came so we weren't together for a day. I was with Hermana B.... During the day, we were walking around and the office elders call me and say that we have to pick up an hermana. So we go to get her. She didn't eat all day so we're wandering around trying to find her food and we hardly got to work. The next day, she went to Lima and when she got back, she felt sick from the altitude change and had to sleep so we didn't work to much that day either. That's okay. Sometimes those things happen.
We had a lesson with a guy named ....... a couple of days ago. His cousins are all members of the church and he accepted to meet with us. At first he wasn't listening very well. He was on his phone, looking in every direction and even smacking himself with a measuring tape. After a while of talking to him, he started listening. My companion asked him what he thought about baptism. He told us that it would be a serious decision but that it would bring blessings. So then my companion asks him if he would be baptized. He thought for a little while and then he accepted. It was amazing. I love this work so much! I know that God loves all of his children. I know that he wants each and every one of us to make it back to him and I know that the Gospel is the way! I love it so much. The gospel has shaped me in so many ways and I feel so thankful that Heavenly Father has permitted me to come here and be one of his servants for a short time. I know that this is the truth. 
-Hermana Wattles

Funny- so we go to one of the recent converts house and before we even get to the door, we notice her two boys sliding down a giant hill in cardboard boxes. It was so funny. A... (the youngest) is sitting on the smallest piece.. about the size of his own tush and he is scooting down the hill not making any progress while his older brother M..... is perfectly sliding. We took a video, it was so funny!
1st picture - Some ruins in our backyard
2nd picture - A...., the cutest little kid who feels the need to hug our legs every time we come over