Friday, November 27, 2015

Wow WHAT a week. Boy oh boy I am EXHAUSTED! I have never worked so dang hard in ALL my life. BUT as always it is soooooo rewarding. We have literally been working our butts off and we have been seeing some progress. The progress is slooooooooooow here but it is truly amazing to see people change for the better. Having a new companion is cool because sometimes you can fall into habits in the lessons and having a new companion is keeping me on my toes. I def have a bunch more responsibillity since I need to know the area and when appointments fall I need to come up with ideas on what to do and I need to know the peoples needs and what to teach them. The mission is hard but it is always nice to feel yourself improving! Trials bring strength!

This week after our weekly planning session we had lunch with our district. Everyone brought something. One pair of elders made chicken and the other rice. We brought avocados lol since we can't cook yet... We also brought juice. I did have to put the powder in the water and stir it. Good old Tang. The people here love it! But it was so much fun and the food was sooooo good. I LOVE my district. We are so random but so fun! You make the best kind of friends in the mish. Let me tell ya!

Okay so like I said we can't cook YET but we are learning. We went to a members house and did some service and after we learned how to cook rice and chicken. Then we put it into practice and actually tried on our own. I cooked chicken all by myself and it was pretty good! So tender! I need to get better with the flavor but it wasn't bad for my first time. My comp and I always have a blast.

So we decided to have ourselves a little fun for what we call our p-day eve. We did face masks and jammed out to uplifting music. We also ate ice cream and watched "Emma" the movie about Joseph Smith's wife. Obvi we both fell asleep because missionary work is tiring but we did start it haha. 

Not to scare anyone but I had a very traumatic experience this week and I thought I was going to die. So we are teaching this lesson on the Plan of Salvation (perf) and my comp goes hey you have a bug on you so natural I go to swat it off and I touched it and all of a sudden I felt a rush of pain run through my whole body and i started screaming and talking in English so the person we are teaching is freaking out and it hurt so dang bad and I literally saw my life flash before my eyes. All I could think about was what kind of weird Dominican bug was going to end my life, but it turns out it was just a bee sting. I can no longer say I have never been stung. Ugh I do not like bees. But what could be a mroe perfect lessons for a time like this than the plan of salvation because really Jesus Christ knows the pain I was going through. Like seriously he felt the pain of that bee sting. He feels ALL the pain we go through. He loves us and wants to help us. The Atonement is so dang powerful! I love the church SO much and it is SO true. The mission is hard but amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

All the love
Hermana Bossard xoxo


Wow so I know I am learning Spanish and all but let me tell you it is so nice to have a comp that I can talk to. We have lessons were we leave just laughing and having the best time. We actually talk about fun things. Like the other night she looks at me out of no where and goes "do you know the radio station Delilah?" And we both just start cracking up laughing because like yes I do and for both of us it is just our childhood. I loved Hermana Castillo and learned SO much but it is NICE to be able to express myself. I really love my companion. And we are getting into the swing of things!

We have a GOLDEN investigator. She is 16 her name is Dismeilin. We went to go teach her and we were like so did you have a chance to read any of the pamphlet we left and she was like yeah I read the whole thing and we were like wow the whole thing and she was like yeah well if I only read part of it then I would only understand part of what you are teaching and we were like YES please come to our other lessons and explain this to the other people we are teaching!!!!! She is awesome and has a date to be baptized in December! I love her!

My comp also read me this quote this week:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

I had heard it before but it is SO true (just like the church)! We are all children of God with a GLORIOUS potential. We can do whatever we put our minds to and are willing to work for. I want to remind all of you how dang fabulous you! Freaking go out there and inspire other people to act on their dreams to. LIFT PEOPLE UP. We live in a world that is constantly trying to bring us down and we need to be the light for these people. We need to remind them that lifting others up does not pull us down! I love you all so much. The mission is really dang hard. REALLY DANG HARD. But there is something so empowering about going out into the world and serving and following what you know to be true. I love the mission.

Con MUCH amor,
Hermana Bossard xoxo

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Big Week of Goodbyes

Well my trainer is officially gone and I have my second companion in the mission. Her name is Hermana Van Woerkom. She is from Oklahoma and comes from a family of six wow! She is super awesome but I am going to miss my mission mom. The mission sure does prepare you for life. All the changes and ups and downs. I feel like I can handle anything the world throws at me after this. We had a big goodbye party for Hna Castillo and let me just tell you I love the members of this ward. The work is SO dang inspired. And the church is so dang true!

Well Sorry this is so short but great things are happening here and I am going to use my time sending more pics!

All the love,
Hermana Bossard xoxo

Tongan Pride

All the Sisters

Yup in the DR


House Guests

Well this week has been a little crazy because this girl in the mission had an emergency operation and has been living with us. Her companion too. She cant leave the house so we have done some splits so her companion can leave the house and teach a little. So i had a day of just sitting in the house ALL DAY. So long but it was cool to talk to the Sister who is staying with us! I learned SO much from her. It is so fun living in a house with four girls.

FOUR BAPTISMS. Not ours but there were four people baptized in the ward that shares our building this week. They were the sisters and cousins of one of our baptisms from last week. It was awesome to get to be there to support them! The church is so true! LOVE IT! I have pictures that I will send next week.

My trainer only has one week left in the mission! So sad. This time next week I will have a new companion. SO WEIRD! I am SO excited to see who it will be. Pray that she will be great and we will get along well. Pretty average week so there isn't much more to say. I love you all. Keep sending me letters!

All the love,
Hermana Bossard xoxoxo