Thursday, August 6, 2015





L8tr Sk8tr‏


I don't like this one bit. last email....
ya so it hasn't really hit me yet that this is my last week...I'm pretty sure tonight I'm going to loose it. Were still working full blast but my companion poor thing is getting pretty stressed about changes and who will be her new comp and all that jazz so she has pretty much over dosed in chocolate these last couple of days ha ha she is definitely my daughter.

If miracles happen, which they do Marleni and her son Fernando are going to get baptized on Friday. PRAY!!! they are so ready and so amazing!

The truth is I really am not sure what to say. I feel like I have been in a time bubble in this amazing country with these amazing people that I love so much for the past 18 months and now reality is about to blow it.

This mission experienced has changed my life. This has definitely been the hardest thing I have ever done but it has changed me in a way I don't think anything else could have. The Lord has given me this gift to be able to see the world through different eyes to really see the plan of salvation in action and feel and see the Lords hand in ALL things.

I have come to know my Savior better and been able to feel his love in inexpressible ways. I know I am never alone in my trials and the mercy and grace of a merciful Father in Heaven has given me the power and ability to keep on going. 

I have come to a realization of how weak I really am and how Dependent him I truly am. I have come to the knowledge that happiness doesn't come from outer circumstances but truly comes from within and that the happiest most giving people I know live in one room adobe houses with posters and newspapers to cover the windows instead of glass and dirt floors and yet have so much Light and joy within them its indescribable. 

I have learned the problems and struggles of life never end but depending on our obedience and confidence in the Lord we CAN be happy. 

I know this church is true. 
I know the book of Mormon changes lives.
I know my Savior lives. 
I love this amazing country and I love these amazing people and will definitely be leaving a piece of my heart.

yes it hurts but as Pee wee herman said "well dotty....gottta move on" (is that what he says?..its been a while I don't really remember) ha ha well you get the jist. 


Hermana Rasmussen 

p.s. I might just bring home fleas.... 

before going home from the airport....can we go straight to the temple and do a session? if you could bring to the airport my temple bag... 
I want to do one last session as a missionary because there is ALOT to be grateful for. Please...


Mamá, primeramente "FELIZ CUMPLEAñOS" a la mejor madre del mundo. Te quiero muchisimo, y feliz dia de la independencia Peruana. Me siento muy agradecida por saber mas de tu cultura y lo maravillosos que son todos aqui en este lindo Peru.
como lo dirian aqui en Peru :))

Well this week is a blur. I literally wake up and it takes me about 3 minutes to figure out what day it is and whats happening...

We are working like mules. every day hermana Nuila and I while we are planning keep asking ourselves why there aren't more hours in the day.. there is NO TIME. 

Elder Useda came and gave a conference to all the pretty much BLEW my spiritual mind..he is so powerful.

 The first thing he basically said was: " need to repent! i had no intentions whatsoever to talk about this but the spirit is telling me otherwise" and then gave a stellar talk about repentance and how its beautiful and wonderful and not a punishment. and how suffering, asking for forgiveness, NOT repentance...repentance is an INNER CHANGE. It was amazing. it started at 2:30 and didn't end until 7:30...Spiritual overdose I must say. 
we have had some pretty amazing lessons. Marleni and Fernando are getting baptized at the 7th. which is such a blessing. they are so cute. 

not much time. 
have a great week LOVE YOU ALL!LL 

Hermana Rasmussen


Tuesday, July 21, 2015




Well...what can I say...I'm dying... I will say with out being trunky that I am getting sadder and sadder everyday. It really hit me this week when I told my comp that how much time I have in the mission...first I started crying and then she started crying and I started crying harder then she stopped crying...I kept on crying . I really do feel at peace with all the work I'm doing and have done...its just sad...I don't want to leave.

I have never worked so hard in my mission these last two changes and it's been and awesome and super tiring but the fruits have been very sweet. about a month ago we were walking and there were some kids playing soccer and one was like "hello!" and I usually would have said hello  or something in English and kept walking, but something in me was to these kids. so we did, and I asked them were they lived and if they could take me to talk to their parents... and they did and we get to the house and one of the little girls was like oh and there's another lady that lives here hold on! and the lady came out with her son and we contacted her... and she has turned out to be an amazing investigator and we are teaching her and her son and her cousin who lives with her and they are going to get baptized in a couple of weeks... #miracles

I can't say enough how good the Lord is to us. I have heard and seen all types and sizes and colors of problems until my head has burst from listening to so many problems and I have realized especially from this point of view as a missionary how the Gospel is the answer. Its so simple and so many times we like to complicate things. 

President uchtdorf when he came and talked to us (which was amazing and by some miracle we sat in the last bench in the sacrament room) he said that so many people  come to him and say you're an apostle, what should I do?? and the two things that he would say to anybody is 

1.keep the commandments and

2. trust in the Lord. 

ITS that simple. If we truly want to be happy we just gotta do those 2 simple things.

Hermana Rasmussen



It's been a great week, the Lord has been sooo good to us. we have seriously worked so hard and in return have seen results. it's been great. 

Cool story.  the brother of a family of members in our ward after years of being rebellious and not wanting to get baptized miraculously has had a change of heart and is getting baptized the 25th and were going to baptize him! #tendermercy. and we've found some great new investigators and references from the members who are actually progressing! 


so after a week of running from one hill to the other and running to catch taxis and buses and booking it from one side of our sector to the other...I'm a taaaad tired...I think I'm going to take a nap today haha.

Did I ever tell you how my comp doesn't know I'm ending?...I think I'll tell her next week... lately shes been stressing out and I think this will only make it worse. shes still learning how to deal with the stress of mish lyfe as we all have to do. 

             THE STONE WITH 12 ANGLES 


I have realized how much I have adapted that things like planning every night and getting up and studying and how Sundays are quite the opposite then a day of rest and the absence of microwave nachos, and gangs of dogs fighting like savages and in stead of selling hot dogs in the street they sell corn with slices of cheese...and potatoes..and little cups of jello..All this has really all become a part of me. and I LOVE IT!!
I have fleas 


Hermana Rasmussen


Monday, June 29, 2015


Well I don't want to say it but this is the first day of the last change.. I truly can't believe it. I don't think it is fully clicking just yet, but I had a little realization this week which turned into it is safe to say this change is going to be a full on bawl fest.

My goal now is to enjoy every minute I have in this amazing country with these amazing people that I truly truly love SO MUCH. even though they have weird beliefs about how you can get sick and force feed me and they are sometimes super dramatic and love gossip BUT I love them with all my heart and its going to hurt so much to leave them. But there's still time. 

well the weather, its really cold in the morning and at night but during the day the sun is SUPER fuerte so I'm pretty sure I'm getting tanner (woot woot) the more latina I look the better like for example today a guy playing guitar on the bus asking for money told me in English that Jesus would never do what I did (when I didn't give him money). 

well yesterday was the best. well in the morning we ran (literally) (i thought my comp was going to loose a lung, shes not used the the altitude quite yet haha) we went to pick up for church an investigator we found this week Marileni and her son Fernando, who live up in basically a mountain of cusco and we get there and she wasn't there so we has to book it to la santa cena (sacrament) and we get there just in time for the prayer and I close my eyes and mid prayer I realize that Mario, our less active that we found, was blessing the sacrament!! me and my comp realized at the same time and were grabbing each others hands in joy it was the best and to open my eyes to see him there suit and tie...#priceless. and then to look back and see Marleni there with Fernando..... the Lord loves us. 

Have a great week. eat some good BBQ for me pweeeze. I will NEVER take a good hamburger for granteed....evurrrrrrrr


Hermana Rasmussen