Hola from Cusco Peru!
I have been out for a month now. I have loved every minute of it and the people of Cusco Peru are so kind and caring. I have loved teaching them. And they are so patient with my Spanish. I love this gospel and I love seeing people's faces as they come to know their Father in Heaven. We gave a Book of Mormon to an investigator last night and he was so happy and interested. The Book of Mormon is my favorite book and I love sharing it and its message with people. We have been sharing the gospel with this woman that cries every time we give her a new pamphlet or the Book of Mormon. We hope to see her baptism in the future. I have come to love this city, the people and the language, as hard as it is. The dogs are wonderful as well.
Marissa with a former missionary, Sister Bartlett, who returned to visit Cusco.
I'm always wearing my raincoat, it's cold here. Or always rainy. Yesterday we had a storm, lightning and thunder and rain and we lost power. Thankfully I knew exactly where my flashlight was and so we had light. Sometimes it is drizzly, sometimes it is a downpour and we rush for shelter. No matter what the weather, you go out and proselyte. It's a good thing I love the rain.
The Sweetest Missionary Ever with Andru and Fabio
Hermana Madsen, Hermana Garcia, and Angeli
The "stairs of doom".
We have to climb them to get to this girl we have been teaching, her name is Lucero and she is so cute. I love her. One time, we helped this old lady carry her load up there and I was sure I was going to die. I do get a good workout and have been getting stronger as it is easier for me to climb the hills.