Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Week 10 Bonao, Dominican Republic

Hermana Sandoval and Jessica - a member

Miguelina

Hola Familia y Amigos,

Esta semana fue asombrosa.

Lunes was preparation day. When we returned from our lessons we were greeted by a huge frog in our apartment. After 5 minutes of freaking our in our doorway, we finally got the courage to catch it and take it outside..okay my companion got the courage... When I went to turn the lights off later that night we found a huge grasshopper chilling on the lightswitch! Whyyyyy? I hate bugs, frogs, and ewwy things! 

Martes we had district meeting. Elder Poulino encourages the person giving the scripture to say it in English; it is funny for me to listen to them try to learn and speak English. Elder Poulino has an American accent and its super funny to listen to. 

After District meeting we fought a flood and the rain to make our way to the bus station for intercombios (exchanges). I went to LaVega with Hermana Taukafa. She is Tongan, but she is from Australia!!!! She is super awesome and I learned a ton from her and how she taught people. We visited a ward member there, and she invited us in for Hot Chocolate. We said, "yes" and went in. She continued to feed us rice, beans, chicken, bread, salad and juice! hahah She just kept giving us more food and wouldn't stop! Dominicans are so giving and serve so much.

Sister Taukafa
Miercolas I woke up and took my first cold bucket shower. I thought our apartment was rough with no hot water. haha. Anyways bucket shower, breakfast and then back to Bonao. It's funny how much I missed Bonao after just one day. Elder Gonzalas and Elder Reeves (office Elders) came and inspected our apartment later that day. They were surprised that it was the same apartment that they had previously lived in, because it was so clean. 
The office Elders - Gonzalas and Reeves


Then we headed to an investigator's, Leonidas house, for lunch. Her son, Wandy, is super cute. He always prays with us and it's the cutest thing! We always say, "Wandy Orar", and he stops and folds his arms and closes his eyes. Leonida talked about Wandy serving a mission when he is older, and it made my heart so happy!
Wandy - Leonida's son

Wilson - Particia's son


We then went to a Relief Society activity with 3 investigators: Nicauri, Particia, and Miguelina. It's fun to see their excitement and to see them interact with the members and gain friendships with them. That is super important. 
Relief Society

Jueves we cleaned the church inside and out for conference on Saturday and Sunday. It was fun to work with the branch members and serve with them. It ended in a water fight that the president started, and we had to walk home all wet. 
We also visited a less active family. I love talking to them about the church, their experiences with their baptism, and their conversions. I love seeing them remember why the church is true and why they are members. 

Viernes we had interviews with President Castillo and got to see and the Elders and Hermanas in our area. It was fun to talk to President. It's amazing to recognize that he is really called of God and that he has God's help and strength with him. He receives revelation and knows so much. 
District Conference
Sabado was awesome. We visited Leonida and Patricia's moms house and had lunch. During the prayer Patricia prayed that we would find more people to teach and join the church! I just wanted to cry; I was so happy! We also had ward conference that night. Nicauri, Leonida, and Patricia all attended which was super awesome! We watched a video in which a little boy got baptized. Nicauri leaned over to me and said, "WOAH, that's going to be me on the 23rd! She was so excited, and I was too! It was fun to see all 3 of them feel the spirit as they listened to our leaders and branch members speak. 

Domingo we went to church early to practice in the choir. We also got to greet all the members as they walked in. It was fun to talk to all of them and see all of their smiling faces. They have the gospel in their lives so of course they should be happy. It was fun to sing in the choir with all the other Elders, Hermanas, and members and feel the faith and strength of all of them. 


Today was we played basketball with the Elders for preparations day. Walking down the street, it was so hard to not stop and talk to everyone. I just love talking to everyone and sharing the gospel. Everyone deserves to know the truth and to have the happiness that the gospel brings. I love this gospel, and I'm so glad I have the chance to share it.



My Testimony for the week is about obedience. Hermana Sandoval and I have been thinking a lot about it, and we have realized that obedience has really played a key role in our missions. I don't always understand all the rules, but we have them for a reason. This week I stopped to look at a kitten on the sidewalk. I was in love and wanted to keep it forever. The owner came by and told us that we could have it! I really wanted it, but I knew that it wasn't allowed so we politely declined her offer. It made me sad because I want a kitten so bad! haha I know that these little things make a difference. The little things like getting home on time and exercising everyday all matter. I know the Lord blesses those who obey him. We have been super blessed by trying to be as obedient as we can.
Samuel 15:22 To obey is better than to sacrifice
1 Nephi 3:7 I will go and do the things which the Lord has commanded. ..

I love you all. I love this gospel. I hope you are all safe and happy.
Hermana Bake
 

Nicauri



Monday, June 20, 2016

Week 9, Bonao, Dominican Republic

Miguelina and her kids

Leonida and Patricia

Branch Members who jumped in our picture. Ha. Ha.


 Hola Familia y Amigos,

I love you all, and I hope you had a great week!

I'm ashamed to admit that I'm addicted to 3 things in this world; Freddys empanadaz, chocolate, and sharing the gospel. I don't want to get fat, so I can't eat Freddy's empanadaz. I don't have chocolate because if I buy it then it will just melt in one second. And it's hard to share the gospel because my Spanish is still not perfect yet. Haha I'm working on all of these.

Today marks 2 months in the mission! Its weird to realize this, but I am grateful for everyday of these past 2 months. I have learned a ton, and I have had so many awesome experiences. I feel like I need to work even harder and faster because I only have 16 months left! Its muy trieste. 

Lunes was Pday. When we got home from writing emails our fire alarm went off which was weird because we literally just got home. Anyways, we spent an hour trying to turn off the alarm. Finally, after we became deaf, we figured out how to turn it off.

On Martes one of our investigators, Nicauri, committed to be baptized. She is 15 years old, and she is super sweet! She is neighbors with two of our other investigators. She is super excited to get baptized and asks really good questions. I love to see her excitement and her love for this gospel. We also talked with our other investigator Yajaira that day. Whenever she talks about the Book of Mormon she gets so happy. She holds her Book of Mormon like it's a little puppy, and she is so proud of it. I love it! I wish everyone would love this book like she does!

Miercolas was busy with lessons and contacting. We had our branch missionary meeting and the power in the church was out so we had to use the lights on our phones to read and to light the room! Haha. Elder Poulino gave us a pet toad that he found outside the church that was a little bigger than a soft ball... I named it Freddy and then told Elder Poulino that he could keep it, out of the kindness of my heart. Wow, this mission has really changed me! I never thought I would be able to give up such a gift. 

Jueves we woke up at 5:30 to go to Santiago for my "2 week" meeting with President Castillo and the office missionaries. I got to see the other Elders and Hermanas who went into the field with me. It was fun to hear about their experiences and to see how they were doing! That night, after we got home, we talked to Hector, one of our other investigators. He told us all about the Book of Mormon and the stories in the Book of Mormon that he had been reading. We asked what he thought about it, and he said that he loved it. We asked him if he prayed to know what he read was true, and he said yes! I wanted to cry! I was so happy! I'm so happy that he was able to know for himself that this book is true! I LOVE the Book of Mormon and know its true too! I'm so glad that he was able to know that too!

2 Week Missionary Conference
Viernes we had really good lessons. We taught a lot. When we met with Ironelli she remembered everything we had taught her last time we met, and she had studied it more after we left. She was super excited when we gave her the Book of Mormon, and she was excited to start reading it.

Sabado was crazy.. Too much happened!

We taught Leonida and Patricia who are sisters. Patricia had never received the 1st lesson, so we went back and taught her the 1st lesson. After I was done teaching her about Joseph Smith's vision there was silence. Both her and Leonida said that they had goose bumps and could feel the spirit so strong! They both said that they know that this church is true with out a doubt. It was such an awesome experience.  

Later that day we had 1 hour before we had to go home and no scheduled lessons, so we started to contact. We met some pretty awesome people, but then we were both prompted to go to a particular house. We walked up and introduced ourselves. The young lady who came to the door said, "Oh yeah, I know you guys. You are Mormons, I am Mormon." We got super excited, thinking that we can help her come back to Christ! She invited us in and we began to talk. We asked her about her baptism and her experience with church. She said she didn't remember much. She then went on to say the Book of Mormon isn't true. We asked her why she thinks that and she told us, "because the Bible says...." (Okay....where in the Bible does it say that the Book of Mormon isn't true?) We shared some scriptures with her and bore our testimonies. She then grabbed our Bible and our Book of Mormon and asked us which one we believed in. We told her both. We told her that both the Bible and the Book of Mormon are the word of God and that with both of them we have the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She continued to say that the Book of Mormon wasn't true. It made me want to cry and made me feel upset. All I could do was testify that I know that the Book of Mormon is a record of God's children in the Americas. It testifies of Christ! It is the word of God. My companion and I both went home and prayed our hearts out to our Heavenly Father. Why would he send us to that house if she wasn't going to listen? Hermana Sandoval and I talked about it. We know that God loves her and loves all his children, and we know the church and the Book of Mormon are true. This experience didn't shake our faith one bit. It made us stronger. We know with all of our hearts that The Book of Mormon and the Bible work together to testify of the full truth. I love this gospel and I'm am grateful that Heavenly Father gave me the opportunity to have experiences like this to learn and grow.

Domingo was a great day. We walked to church with Miguelina and her two hijos. Leonida and Patricia had plans on Sunday, and they told us that they couldn't go to church. This made us sad, but as we were waiting for church to start they both showed up! We almost jumped out of our seats! We were so excited to see them. They said that they felt like they needed to go to church for at least an hour for sacrament! They knew that the sacrament was important and made the effort to go to church for it. It made us so happy. In total we had 54 people at church on Sunday! That is a record. We normally have 30ish people! We had 7 investigators and 3 less active people at church!

After church we taught lessons and contacted. We asked one Hermana we talked to for any references or people she thought would want to listen to our message. She said she had a friend named Gloria two houses down. We thanked her and headed over to talk to Gloria. When we got there Gloria's son greeted us. He invited us in, and we started to teach him and his wife and 2 daughters. Then Gloria and her daughter came in and listened. Then the granddaughter came and listened. By the end we were teaching the whole extended family; 10 people! It was awesome! They were super grateful for our message and told us to come back next Sunday to teach their family again! Families are so important. It was super awesome to teach this whole family and to feel their love and support for each other. 

Then we went to share a message with the Reinoso family who are members. We shared a message, and they fed us dinner. Mama Reinoso is such a good cook. Her food is magic. 

This week was full of awesome experiences, good and bad. I have noticed that when we work hard and are obedient the Lord blessed us!

Funny Fact: Dominicans hate the sun. This is funny because it is always sunny here. They always use umbrellas and wear sweatshirts in the 100 degree weather. They always tell us to use umbrellas because our skin will burn.. haha 

Have a great week! 
Hermana Bake


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Week 8, Bonao, Dominican Republic


Hola Family and Friends,

I just finished my second week here in Bonao. I LOVE Bonao, and I love my mission! It is not easy, but, oh my gosh, it is sooo worth it. My companion and I have both noticed that when we work hard, we are rewarded. We have been working really hard and have been so blessed because of it. 



Last Miercoles was Pday (now it is switched again and it is on Monday for the rest of my mission) we cleaned, emailed, and did normal Pday things. In addition, we had a meeting with our Branch missionary council which includes the Elders and two other branch members; Hermano Sammy and Hermano Nardo. They are awesome and super helpful. The rest of the day we just contacted and talked to everyone we met.

Jueves we went to visit Leonida/Mama, she is one of our investigators. She made us lunch... A LOT of lunch. I literally could not even walk out of her house because my companion made me eat all the food that was on my plate! It was A LOT!!!! I seriously could not even breath, and I'm pretty sure I gained like 50lbs. The food was super good though. After the lunch we taught her how to read and shared a message with her.
Mama


Then we visited Yojay and Yohaina. They work next to each other and were just chatting so we stopped by and taught them both. Yohaina seems super interested and they both asked us to come back again, so of course we will. Then we went to Hector and Adelky's house. They ALWAYS give us food, and they love to talk to us. I seriously love them so much. They gave us some type of fruit smoothie and crackers, and we gave them a Book of Mormon. They were both so excited and wanted to read the Book of Mormon right away. 


Viernes we found and taught a new investigator named Angelina. She is 17 and had a lot of good questions, but she was a little shy. I now understand why it is so important to gain trust with the people we teach, so they can trust us enough and feel comfortable enough to ask us questions. That's why we are here - to help people and to answer their questions and to teach them so they can come unto Christ! We also taught Miguelina (Mariloude) and her two hijos that day.

Sabado was super busy. We visited Leonida/Mama again, and when we got to her house she had made lunch-dinner for us....It was 4pm in the afternoon....we were not hungry haha, but we ate anyways and shared a message with her. I just love her faith, her humility, and her charity. I am definitely learning a lot from these awesome people here. We then visited Miguelina and her two kids again with the Branch President and his wife Eliana. We then visited Raquel and her mom, Raquel now has a baptismal date for July 23. We also went back and talked to one of our contacts Jaqueiry. Her friend Melina joined us and she also has a baptism date for July 23! On our way home we ran into Yohaina again, she told us that she had been studying the pamphlet that we gave her and the Bible. We gave her the Book of Mormon, and we asked her to study that too. We bore our testimonies about the Book of Mormon, and then we had to hurry home because it was late. She was sooo excited though and I could just feel the spirit touch her as she received the Book of Mormon. This is why I'm on my mission! I love that feeling I get when I see people's hearts turn to Christ when they receive our message and know for themselves that this message is true. 

Domingos are always busy. We walked to church with Miguelina and her kids who are all getting baptized July 16th. They loved church, and they loved meeting everyone. I had the opportunity to speak in church too! Yeahhh thank you President. I has kind of zoning out when I heard, loud and clear, the President say, "and now we will hear from Hermana Bake." WHAT!!! uhhhh yeah! Okay ummmm okay.. hahah After my mini panic attack I actually managed to give a little talk-testimony in understandable Spanish! I know that it was all possible because of my Heavenly Father. He loves us and He loved me in that moment. haha. When we got home we had Chocolate cake and jello for lunch because it was Sunday, we had to celebrate, and because why not? Then we visited Yajaida again and talked to her more about the Book of Mormon. She was super interested and accepting, but she got super busy with work at that moment so she asked us to come back Monday. We also visited Olga, taught her the Restoration, and gave her a Book of Mormon. We then visited Leonida and Patricia and they gave us a bunch of fruit for some reason, (not that I'm complaining...I love fruit...and them) so we had to go home after to drop off the fruit and grab another Book of Mormon. We then taught Miguelina how to read, and we gave her a lesson about prayer. I love teaching people about prayer. Prayer is seriously the coolest thing. It is an opportunity to talk to our Heavenly Father! Isn't that just so awesome? Prayer is also so personal and so important. Prayer can help with EVERYTHING. I love listening to people's prayers, because they come from the heart and that is just so powerful. I know that our Heavenly Father listens to our prayers and that He loves us individually.


Then we visited Noemi. Her husband answered the door, so we had the opportunity to teach the whole DeLeon Mendez family; Noemi, her husband, and their two kids. We taught them about the restoration of the gospel in the latter days and gave them a Book of Mormon. Hermano DeLeon Mendez was super into our message and took notes and everything. He was super excited when we gave him the Book of Mormon and the Restoration pamphlet. His faith was so strong and I'm excited to see what happens with this beautiful family. Then we visited Hector and Adelkys again. When we walked up we saw Hector not only reading the Book of Mormon, but he was really studying it! It made me want to cry happy tears! We shared with them our testimonies of the Book of Mormon, and they were totally accepting. I could tell that they had read, studied, and prayed about it. It was such a awesome opportunity to see them love and accept the Book of Mormon. They, of course, gave us a different fruit smoothie as well... this time it was cherry and something else. It was so good. Hector makes magic smoothies. I don't know how he does it, but it is literally just fruit and ice and milk! MAGIC!

Every night we come home exhausted, I think my feet went from size 7 to size 9 haha, but it is so rewarding because every night we come home so happy and spiritually uplifted. The church is soooo true! haha I sound like such a missionary.... But that's okay because I am.. Last night we came home and looked at our past week. Long story short, we worked really hard every day, Hermana Sandoval and I are a great team, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true Church! I know it with all my heart, and I am so glad I have the opportunity to share it with everyone here - including the cows.

I love you all! Keep in touch and have a wonderful week! Remember Heavenly Father loves you, and He is only a prayer away!
Hermana Bake

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Week 7, Bonao, Dominican Republic



Hola family and friends!

My new P-day is Monday - I know, so confusing.

If you want to send a letter to me send it to:
Sister Bake
SDQ 8013
PO Box 025725
Miami, FL 33102-5725

or my email: ellie.bake@myldsmail.net

If you want to send a package send it to:
Sister Bake
Av. Estrella Sadhala #10 2o piso
Frente a UTESA
Santiago, Dominican Republic 51000
809-241-1145

Apparently there are taxes and fees of about $3+ per pound that I would have to pay on this end out of my own funds. So.... I'll enjoy your emails. 

One week down and many more great ones to go! I LOVE it here in Bonao! It is awesome! 

Typical day here in Bonao:
630 Wake up, run
700 Eat, shower and get ready for the day (Yes dad, I can do all this in 30 minutes)
800 Personal study
900 Companion study
1000 Training
1200 Eat lunch
100 Language study
300 TEACH and Convert
900 Return and plan
1030 Bed
The first few days were mostly just getting use to the schedule, meeting members and investigators. I love them all and they are sooo nice. 

 My companion is awesome. Her name is Hermana Sandoval. She is 21 and is from Argentina. She is a really good cook and is a hard worker. Her English is pretty good which is nice for both of us. We communicate pretty well and I just love her.



A sampling of her cooking.

One of my goals (not really) is to come home with a really sweet watch tan line and farmer's tan line...well I am still super white but I can already say that I am successful at both tan lines. 

Another fun fact; my companion told me that I talk in my sleep...I already knew this, but she told me that apparently I speak in Spanish in my sleep! I can't even speak Spanish during the day! lol... well I guess I can, but still. Its funny that I'm dreaming in Spanish already. 

Yesterday we had a zone meeting and I got to meet all of the other missionaries. It was fun to see all of them. After that we ate food at a members home and it was super good -meat, beans and rice like normal, but it was super good. One of our appointments fell through so we went contacting. We were walking past a lady and decided to turn around and walk with her. Her name is Mariloude and she is from Haiti. She invited us to her home and we taught her the first lesson and she accepted our invitation to get baptized! She is a woman of great faith.

The Zone
















INVESTIGATORS:
LUCIA is super sweet and wants to get baptized, but she isn't married to her "husband" because it costs too much.
EMPERATRIZ needs to read the Book od Mormon, but she has faith and I can tell she will join the church.
LEONIDA and PATRICIA are sisters who live together. They both have kids and are separated from  their husbands. Patricia is getting baptized. Leonida wants to, but is working on a few things first.


Leonida and Partricia's Mom is such a giving lady and has so much love. She always wants us to come over and have us teach her. Right now we are teaching her how to read.
YESENIA is a super cute Mommy. She has two little kids. We have only taught her the first lesson so far, but she was super interested.
YESENIA's Nanny has been taught all of the lessons, but she works on Sundays so she can't come to church, but she wants to get baptized.
HECTOR, ADELKYS and YELISA are a family. They are so generous and always feed us. They are super accepting and kind and are praying about getting baptized.
MARILOUDE is the golden investigator I spoke of from Haiti. She is super sweet and loves us. This is her and her two children.



ANOTONIA and CHISMEILY are mother and daughter. They need to read the Book of Mormon and gain a testimony about it.

What I'm trying to say is the people here are all super awesome and I love them all. They have big hearts and are so willing to listen to our message about Christ. 

Our branch has 35 people in it. Bonao is split up in two areas. One for the elders in our district and one for us, but we are both in the same branch so we get to see them every week which is fun. The members are all very nice and go on splits with us everyday! They all have strong testimonies and are awesome!

I just wish everyone could have such great faith. THIS CHURCH IS SOOO TRUE. I don't know how to say it any other way. Everything about it just makes sense. Heavenly Father loves us all and wants us to return home to him, but first we need to have faith, repent, get baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, and then endure to the end. I love this gospel with all my heart and I am so glad I am here sharing it with these people!

Stay safe! Have a great week! It you have doubts, questions, problems then pray. And if you don't receive your answer right away continue to pray, because that it how we can talk to our Heavenly Father and He wants us to talk to him.

LOVE YOU ALL

Hermana Bake

My Apartment - very nice









This is Yesica, a member of the Bonao Branch who often goes on splits with us.


 This is my district, Elder Poulina and Elder Trejo




Thursday, June 2, 2016

Week 6, Bonao, Dominican Republic

And we're all off


Hola familia y amigos,

Its week 6 and my fist week in the mission field!!!!! It is hard to think in English anymore. I arrived in Bonao safely and love it! My new p-days will be on Wednesday.

This past week has been such a blur and has been so crazy and awesome. On Friday my district went on splits with the missionaries in Santa Domingo. It was a blast. Hermana Turner and I got split up between two companionships. I was with Hermana Balls and Hermana Villatoro (she was a sister who was in the CCM with me my first 3 weeks) I loved her and was so glad to teach with her. We taught an investigator named Silvia. I learned that people here are super blunt...not in a good way. Regardless, I was also able to share the Book of Mormon with her and share with her Moroni's challenge which is read, ponder and pray. I was able to share with her that if she reads, ponders and prays about the Book of Mormon that she will be able to receive an answer from God if it is true. I know that this works for everyone. If you want to know the truth about anything please use Moroni's challenge. After our lesson we went contacting. Then my companions had a meeting so I met back up with Hermana Turner and her companions. I then went with one of her companions named, Hemana Venticillo. She only spoke Spanish but it was fun to see that I could communicate with her. We took turns ringing apartment door intercoms and talking to people. On the fourth apartment Yannell answered and I introduced ourselves and asked if we could share a message. She said YES! So we went in and shared a message with her. The spirit was super strong and I JUST LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! We met up again and headed back to the CCM. As a district we sat and ate dinner at 8 o'clock and talked about our experiences. 

On Sunday I had the opportunity to give a talk at church. It was on the restoration which is my favorite topic! We also watched a CCM Devotional where I saw Devin Sellers in the MTC choir as well as 3 other people from school! Missionary power! It made me so happy to see all them and to know that they are going through the same things as myself and being blessed as well..... Just a little side note, I want all of you know that this email is so hard to write right now because I'm thinking in Spanish and writing in English... lol its funny to me how hard this is. Anyways... 

Monday was my last day at the CCM and it was so hard. One by one my friends left. We had orientation all day and then testimony meeting as a district after dinner. I said good by to my teacher and then we packed up all of our things. 

At 4am I woke up to say good bye to my district and my family. I was so hard to say goodbye to them. Hermana Turner is the sister I never had and both Elder Colon and Elder Gibbons are like annoying brothers who have taught me so much. I love them all and wish them all well in Puerto Rico. They are going to be awesome. Sister Romney gave me a hug and tucked me back in bed. I woke up again at 5:30am and ate breakfast and said good bye to everyone else and headed to Santiago. I traveled with Hermana Lopez, Hermana Valdez, Hermana Colque and Elder Morales and Elder Gonzales. They all speak Spanish and so I was forced into Spanish. I talked to Elder Morales on the bus to Santiago and he helped me with my Spanish and I taught him English. We arrived around 12 o'clock and were met by a few Elders and President Castillo and his wife. I flippen love them. They also don't speak English... RIP my life..lol...  We received more training and ate and spent time with President Castillo and his family. Then we were taken to the Hermana's house to spend the night. 
Elder Gibbons and Elder Colon, Hermana Turner - My District

This morning we woke up at 6 to meet for transfers and to travel to our new areas. We met a ton of new Elders and Hermanas. We then took a Gwagwa (van bus thing) to Bonao with Hermana Colque and 3 other Elders. I arrived to my apartment and met my companion.

I just want to say that my companion is the best. Her name is Hermana Sandoval. She is from Argentina and speaks Spanish!!!! YEAHHHH MEEEEE. My Spanish is going to get really good really fast...well it better.. lol.. She has two brothers and one sister. I love her and we get along really well. Please note that my trainer has been on her mission for 3 months! lol!!!!!! And she is my trainer! She literally just got done with her training. 
My Companion, Hermana Sandoval
My trainer's trainer - Hermana Palmer





The area that I am in is a new area with a branch of 30 people! We have a lot of work to do and I am soooo excited. Bonao is soooo beautiful. It is a little colder than most areas here and is sooo green and nice. The houses here is pretty nice and it is a lot cleaner and than Santa Domingo. I am literally in the best place on earth. I love it here and I love being a missionary. I know it is going to be hard. Spanish is hard, but it will be worth it if I am able to help people and teach the gospel. Proverbs 3 5-6. Heavenly Father knows my path and he will help me. 

I know this church is true. I hope you all have a great week and stay safe! I love you all!

Love, Hermana Bake