Monday, March 21, 2016

Semana Santa and The Love of Christ‏

21 Marzo 2016

This is the week leading up to Easter which everyone here calls Semana Santa or Holy week. They have A LOT of traditions here in Potosi’ for Semana Santa like taking a bunch of silver plates and bowls and hanging them up in a line outside of their house. Or, where everyone dresses up as people from the time of Christ and one person carrying a cross just like Jesus Christ. And so much more, but I just have to say that it has made me think a lot about the things that we do at the time of Easter.

I love this time of Easter where we have more time to think about Christ. It is an amazing thing to know that we all have an older Brother who loved us so much that He suffered and died and now He LIVES for us! In this world, we are subjected to so much heart break and hard days, things that we can’t control- sickness... so many things that hurt so much more on the inside than the outside. BUT, God didn’t put us here on this earth just to suffer.  That is why His amazing loving plan of happiness gave us a Savior that we can turn to in all situations in our lives; one who can help us and love us how we are. He saved us from sin and death and so much more. He can succor us, love us, help us, lift us up and keep us going, especially when the going gets rough. I am so grateful for the love of Christ and His sacrifice for me. I know that He is my Savior and my Redeemer and that through Him I can become a better person--someday perfect :D I know that He now lives and this is such a message of hope and faith that we can look to Him--risen and glorified--as our Savior, Lord, and Redeemer!

This coming week we are looking forward to a BAPTISM so you will look forward to pictures next week!

Love you all!

Hermana Mather

Here we are in Villa Victoria!
This is the house of one of our investigators that we are teaching!
Her name is Maxima and she is a little Cholita.
She understands more Chequa than Spanish but we make it work :D

Here is a drunk person in our area
(there are quite a few because we have the Potosi' brewery in our area),
but we thought that it was very skilled sleeping.

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