Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech

 

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”Our deepest fear is that we are not 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 talented, brilliant, gorgeous and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking down so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. 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!”

 

That’s a really cool quote, huh? I got it from Sister Lawrence when we went on exchanges. It was on her wall.

 

So this week has been so crazy! We did our first intercambios/exchanges on Tuesday and I went back to my first ward! It was weird to be back in Pueblo Libre again, but we were on the other side, not the Jesus Maria side, so I didn’t end up seeing too many people that I had known. But it was still fun. I was with Hermana Quispe (Sister Lawrence’s companion), who is from Bolivia. She served first there until she got her visa to her real mission in Venezuela, and then back in March or so, she got pulled out and reassigned to our mission due to safety problems. She’s a really sweet sister and it was fun getting to see her sector! They have a lot of great investigators.

 

We also have spent a couple of days traveling between zones doing little trainings with a few groups of missionaries. On Thursday, we went out to see some missionaries in Condevilla, La Libertad and also in Rimac! It was actually a horribly stressful day because we were so worried about getting lost and it was the first time that we had ever done it… And we were on a serious time crunch. There were a few little fiascos about broken ward computers and nobody having the keys to get into the chapels, but in the end everything worked out and we got home safe and sound. WHEW. One of the really nice things about being Hermana Capps’ companion is that she’s been in all of the zones that I haven’t been in, and I’ve been in the zones that she isn’t familiar with, so together, we can figure out how to get around in Lima. We’ll be doing that about 1 or 2 days a week, every week.

 

Ok, wait so I have to make a shout out to Elder Lemon’s family! He’s in my zone and he seems like a really nice new Elder. If you guys read this blog, he says hi to all of you guys!

 

On Friday, we had the training meeting for all of the new missionaries who have gotten here this cambio. We were asked to attend and we shared a little 10 minute message about our role as the Family History sisters and the overall vision of the mission with regards to Temple Work. So many things are changing and getting better here and I’m really excited! Hermana Capps and I bought 60 suckers and we glued little colored papers to them that said our names, phone number, and the phone number of the temple. They were really cute! Shame that I didn’t think to take a picture…

 

We also had a meeting with our stake last night (all missionaries, high priest group leaders, mission leaders and family history consultants) and the asesores from the area came again and gave a presentation and answered questions. It got EVERYBODY really excited, and we were able to set goals as wards to get a caravan to the temple this month with our recent converts.

 

Even though it’s been really busy, it’s been really fun too. Each day is even more of an adventure. There are stresses, frustrations and so many times when we are sure that we’re not going to be able to make everything go through, but in the end, somehow it all turns out. Hermana Capps and I were talking last night and we are just 200 percent sure that it’s NOT US. Like, we really are doing all that we can but it’s only about 20 percent of what needs to be done. But somehow, people show up, they feel the Spirit, they get excited and they get trained, and in the end, they get those people to the temple. We both really feel that we weren’t called to this position because we were the best ones to do it. Honestly, there are a few more missionaries who are family history EXPERTS and they spent like all of their free time indexing and everything before their missions. But we were called because we think that there’s something we need to learn, and it’s such a great opportunity. We’re just working so hard to make President Borg and the Lord proud, and not let them down. We sure aren’t perfect, and I know I’m not the best missionary in the world, but I’m so happy to be given this chance to grow. And we’re definitely going to have to grow a lot because we have big shoes to fill. Did I tell you guys that Hermana Wardle was the last one to have this calling? She paved the way for us.

 

I hope you all are doing well, and I wish you a great week. :)

 

Love,

Hermana Hollberg

 

{ HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! }   

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Beach photos from p-day

Beach photos from p-day

 

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some dog up in a tree

some dog up in a tree

 

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traveling the mission and goofing around. the most stressful day of our lives

traveling the mission and goofing around. the most stressful day of our lives

 

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a few more from the beach and first intercambios!

a few more from the beach and first intercambios!

 

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eating lunch at the bishops house yesterday with us 6 ward missionaries!!

eating lunch at the bishops house yesterday with us 6 ward missionaries!!

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