Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hello world and good afternoon or night. I am so happy to be here in Peru sharing this gospel and really learning a lot more everyday...more than I think my investigators are learning, but that is okay. Today I want to talk to all of you about the impotancia de the doctrina de cristo. This is the fe, arrepentimiento, bautismo, el done del esiritu santo,y endure to the end. with these three things we really have the guidance that we need to keep us on the path but why does it all start with faith? For me I think it starts with faith because it is our own sort of power. As we exercise our faith in prayer, studying the scriptures, and repenting we receive blessings and strength to accomplish the work. Faith and trust in our Heavenly Father will really make all of these things happen. Faith will help us grow to really know our Savior beyond the things that everyone knows about Him.  It will help us grow close to Him personalmente. I know that this is true, and once we have this love we will be able to really have that contrite spirit and broken heart, the two things we need for repentance. Repenting is really feeling sorrowful and having a plan for how we are going to change our hearts and grow closer to Him. Repentance is also the journey of becoming more like our Savior and really making a permanent change in our hearts. This change is something that we need to have daily. Baptism from someone who holds the priesthood of God and the gift of the Holy Ghost will help us endure to the end. I think the reason why we talk about enduring to the end last is because we truly need the first four things to endure in the way our Heavenly Father needs us to endure this life with Him by our side. I know that the doctrina de cristo will help us stay on the path that we need to stay on but we also need to know for ourselves and have our own experiences. I know that as we start to gain more knowledge of the importancia of these things in our lives we will recognize the strength and guidance these things can be for us. 

I love you all and I just want you to know that this church is true and that these are the days that we need to be heñlping in every way, finding ways to invite others to come unto Christ because the success is in the invitation and so that is what we need to do, that is why we have the blessings of this gospel in our lives. 

This week was crazy and lots of things keep happening in my life that help me know without a doubt that this work is of our Heavenly Father. I am so grateful for all your support and prayers and I hope that all of you guys have a fantastivce week and learn something new that will help us all grow closer to our Savior! Love you all!!!

Hermana Brasher

It keeps getting more and more cold and I didn't think I was going to have coldness here in Peru but there is! This week I have had the wonderful opportunity to learn about the importance of harmony in the home with the Holy Ghost in the relationship of the mother and the father. It is really amazing what a difference it makes in our homes when there is the spirit present. I have been very blessed to always have the gospel and spirit welcomed in my home ( with having 7 siblings the spirit was a little hard to feel at times lol but it was always welcomed back quickly by my loving mother) and with this blessing I truly grew to take for granted this blessing but I can testify that this spirit does change the lives and the homes of people. If we do the things that we know we need to do our hearts and relationships will be a safe place for the spirit to dwell. With this spirit we are going to be able to receive the guidance and the direction that we need for our families and for our own lives. We will be able to recognize the hand of our Savior in our lives a little faster and have Him present in our homes. I know I am probably just singing to the choir but I just want you to all know that what you have is truly so so special and we need to make sure we cherish it. Those who don't have this spirit so much in their homes I just want you to know that it is so worth the work to have this feeling of love, safety and peace in the home. I love you all so so much and hope you are all living it up this summer time!!!! Keep praying and doing what is right!

Hermana Brasher

Monday, June 26, 2017

This week has gone by crazy fast and here we are on another p-day. This week was a good one but I don't really remember what happened.  I loved studying a talk from general conference from Elder Hales. It was about being disciples of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and it talks about the importance of those Christ-like attributes that we need in this life... but not only to have them, but to have them woven into who we truly are in this life and truly strive to become what He wants for us. I remember really liking what he said about virtue, but I don't remember exactly what it was so you all have some homework!!!! Go read, listen,  or watch this talk again and decide what it is you are going to change about yourself this week to slowly but surely change your heart to become a little closer to our Savior in this life and let Him change you because the joy that we will feel when we let our Savior change our hearts will be so sweet and pure! I am so thankful for the guidance of the Savior in our lives but also the words of our prophets and apostles! I know that they are men truly inspired by our Heavenly Father to teach and guide us to do those things that are going to help us be strong in these times of hardship. I love you all and can’t wait to hear your experiences of how our Savior can change our hearts!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hola from Peru! I hope all of you dads had a wonderful fathers day. This week was good, crazy, and at times a little slow but in the end everything worked out! This week I was able to really grow more of an appreciation for the sacrament and how lucky we are to participate in this powerful but simple ordinance every week. The sacrament is really such a blessing for us and can help us in so many ways. The sprit that we have the ability to feel in this short amount of time every Sunday is so strong and so pure that we can recharge ourselves spiritually and get ready for all the things that we have coming for us this next week. But we also really have the time to think about our past week and realize what it is that we really need to do to change our lives and better ourselves and ask for the help of the Lord to do these things and He is right there listening to all of our thoughts and prayers ready to help us with whatever it is that we really need help with. We are able to feel of the love that he has for us a little stronger then we can in any other time during the week. I am so thankful for His love and His guidance and that we are able to have this short little bit of time every Sunday to soak up that spirit that is available to us. I love you all!!! I hope and pray that all of you are doing well that you are happy and loving these summer months! Thank you guys for everything and have a crazy week!!! 

Hermana Brasher

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Well, this week was a fun one... for some reason the last three days of this week everyone in our area was just a little unhappy and just felt like lying to us about why they didn't have time to hear our message. It would be easier for everyone if they were to just tell us no, but for some reason they want us to keep trying and trying and trying. But it is okay because I get to learn this week... I have been able to learn about charity and love. I have learned that charity is the sacrifice you make because of your love for something. Yes, it is the pure love of Christ because He loved us so much he made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us which gives us the example of how to have pure love; charity. Charity is a hard attribute to have, but we learn in the scriptures that it is one of the best. I know that with charity we can see people the way our Heavenly Father sees them and that we can make the progress we need, but also help others along the way. I am grateful for those times that are hard (once they are over:) for us to keep pushing forward because that is really when we grow and expand and slowly start to become the person who God needs us to be in this life but also in the life to come.

I love you all so so much and I hope and pray that you are all doing well. Have a fantastic week and try to see others with the eyes of our Savior and you will learn things that will change your life and help change the lives of others.

Hermana Brasher

Monday, June 5, 2017

Saul Salas got baptized this week and it was awesome. We have been working with him for a while now, his parents got baptized a month ago and they were so happy to finally have him also get baptized. Their family is awesome and the spirit was so strong. This kid loves to talk but when we told him that he was going to have to bear his testimony in front of everyone he got way nervous and did not want to do it. We practiced with him a lot and once he got up there his testimony was short and simple but so pure and true. The spirit was so strong and it was so awesome. On Sunday he also stood to bear his testimony because it was fast and testimony meeting. He stood up and shared his testimony about how the gospel really does help people change their lives. It was so awesome to be here for this and to really see the gospel help this young man really change his life to be closer to our Heavenly Father.
I know it is true! I know that with the gospel we have the tools that truly help people change their lives for the better and it is important that we are always trying to work on ourselves too. That we work and strive to become more like our HeavenlyFather everyday and learn through those trials that we have in our life because if we have to go through them we might as well learn what we are suppose to so we don't have to do it again! No, but really I know that the trials and difficulties that we have are here to teach us and change us and they are from God because only He truly knows how to help us to become like Him and He is also going to help us along the way with His spirit and this gospel.

I hope you all have a great week and that you are all safe and doing good! I love you all!!!

Hermana Brasher

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We had a baptism this week and it was so special to see this young girl work her way to the font. Her name is Karolay Navarro and she is awesome! Her whole family is awesome but her parents have things going on in their lives that make it pretty much impossible for them to attend church, but Karolay comes every Sunday with a smile on her face. We asked her how she felt after her baptism and she said that she didn't have words to explain it other than she feels like a new person and that she is so happy that she made this decision. When she bore her testimony my heart was just so happy for her and the spirit was so so strong in that room and it made all the work worth it. I am so thankful to be able to be here and watch the lives of others start to change as they continue to grow closer to their Father in Heaven. I am so thankful to be part of their lives for this little bit, what a blessing it is to really be an instrument in the Lords hands. I love you all and wish you the best of luck in this week of yours!

Hermana Brasher