Monday, August 18, 2014


The biggest banana I have ever seen in my life

             Going to the tinajas

These past 2 weeks we've been visiting with a less active lady and shes pregnant with twins! boy and a girl but she was suffering from some serious baby blues like seriousssss. we started teaching her husband and have really felt the spirit with them and yesterday she gave birth! we went and visited her and she was still drugged up but the dad seemed on cloud nine. we saw the babies in the incubator together and they were so precious!! we almost died. so pure and straight from Heavenly Fathers presence. hopefully we get her active again and get him swimming soon jaja

Haha yesterday at church theres a cute super old grandma Hermana Gregoria who always comes with her braids and walking stick and speaking Quechua and wet grandma kisses. Yesterday when she was leaving I kissed her bye and then she started to try and tickle me!!! haha I started laughing so hard... sighhhh I love these people. I'm going to cry like a baby when I leave Quillabama.

Mom, I like aji de gallina, and rocoto relleno it's yummy. my pensionista makes stuff you make. like arroz con pollo verde and lentils, and sometimes she also makes yuca frita. Love it!! 

In our apartment we have visitors through the windows every once in a while and by visitors I mean humongous bees that look like they came from the nuclear plant. It's getting hotter which means more bugs... yesterday we were standing outside of the church and I think I was tired and had a bad attitude and then a million mosquitos attacked my legs and I started going loco crazy like what happens to the alien on Lilo and stitch in Hawaii hahaha and my legs felt like they were on fire haha but after I calmed down and itch sort of  went away. I'll take it as a sign to watch my attitude or I'll leave here without legs and elefantitis. 

One of my favorite parts about being a missionary is the chance I have to bear my testimony. Because even if im not a good teacher or have this language down, I can say what I know is true and I feel my testimony grow every time I do. 
I know the savior loves me and we have the truth!!

Trust the lord and like its said in Meet

The Robinsons-
keep moving forward! 

big abuelita Gregoria kiss and tickle

Hermana Rasmussen

        Sister Luque and I in one of the tinajas

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


What up peeps!!!

 Para paraaaa paradiseeee. Quillabamba is so pretty, its like Hawaii but with out the beach and more drunk people. 
I was thinking the other day... I'm in Quillabama, the jungle, fruit is so plentiful and I LOVE fruit...fool why am I not taking advantage and eat a load of fruit for breakfast!!! so I went to the market with my pensionista and she bought fruit for me of all types cause they rip me off when I buy alone. after trying a bunch of fruit bananas and mangos still reign my favorites.

 Hermana Luque!!!

Pobre Gatito

Buying flowers for a wedding

Arcos de Agua

Well I haven't had a comp allllll week long. This is how it went down, So my comp has had a lot of health issues that she hasn't been able to figure out so after a couple of calls and tears they said that me and her were going to viajar a Cusco so she could have a interview with president then an hour later the zls call and say we have 15 minutes to pack our stuff and be in the terminal cause my comp needed to go to Lima and do her papers, so after frantically packing which was the worst cause usually it takes me 5 years to pack to go anywhere, we were at the terminal with all our stuff and all I could think was I'm going to throw up cause I  didn't have any more motion sickness pills, but wait for it....the Zls come and are like oh no only hermana Luque is going to viajar... bahhhghhg, so away went my comp and I had to wait for the hermanas to come and pick me up cause I  couldn't walk home alone obviously, and the hermanas came and I was at my limit so I said lets by ice we did and I  went back and had to unpack and then repack and alll my stuff . Did I  say all of this occurred before noon?  I was tired. 

We are here to change this

so my comp has an appointment with the doctors in Cusco today so if were lucky she'll come tomorrow but I've been in a trio with hermana Tango and hermana Irvine. Hermana Irvine was sick this week and has had to get injections in the back side if you catch my drinft and she has a fear of needles so ive put it upon myself to try and distract her, I think its working...or at least I hope it is haha poor thing. 
My area is kind of dying with out a comp and being in a trio and hermana Irvine is sick and shouldn't be walking that area is left to shrivel in the Quillabama sun. its kinda stressing me out.
Good laugh: We live next to the evangelico iglesia peruana. and they sing..all the time and LOUD so its like free music all the time I  really don't know how the preacher man has any energy it seems like hes singing all day long. anyways yesterday morning I was looking out my window getting ready and in front of the church in the street was a drunk guy dancing and it was one of the funniest things I've seen, I wanted to throw him a word of wisdom pamphlet and an applaud for being my entertainment for the morning.
Spiritual thought: I was reading and thinking about the story of when the apostles are in the boat with Jesus and there's a terrible storm and they are all freaking out and super scared and Jesus is sleeping and they wake him up and are still freaking out and I was thinking about how sometimes when we are in the storms of life and were freaking out and don't know what to do and feel like our boat it about to go top side and we forget...
we forget that the SAVIOR is in OUR boat! 
The Savior and creator of the world, the power of his atonement, our Loving all mighty Heavenly Father, they are all in our boat and yet we still lack faith, we still get scared, and we still doubt if we are going to be ok. 
I have a testimony that everything will be ok, everything will workout, all our doubts fears, weaknesses, problems, sicknesses, stresses. EVERYTHING is going to work out, through faith in the mercy and love of our savior redeemer and friend Jesus Christ.
He will calm our storms. All he asks is that we look to him in every thought and every deed we do and he will calm our storms. 
Don't forget that Jesus is in the boat. and Heavenly Father is the captain. 

Love You all so much 

hugs and snugs and tickle fights ELF style (i miss christmas i think the david archuleta christmas music is getting to me)

Hermana Rasmussen


Mi Quillabamba

                                                                 Silly Missionaries

Yesterday I went to go wash my plate in the pension and I felt something on my foot and I was like thats weird is the water dripping from the sink and i look down and a mouse starts running away.... gasp....(5 seconds for my mind to understand whats going on) AHHHHhhhh AHHHhhHA!! yep there was a mouse on my foot. dont worry i washed my foot haha 

yesterday I gave a talk! about la obra misional (missionary work)...typical 
 I was the backup plan but knowing the members here I was basically the plan so I prepared si o si.
 I thought it went pretty good, I just hope they drew out some meaning of some sort. 
then me and my comp had to teach sunday school to the adults... its safe to say it was a nice busy sunday. 
The sister leaders came this week to do changes with us which was fun, I always love when they come I always learn something new. I worked with hermana ostler and shes amazing, its funny to see how different the people reacta and the looks in the street when theres two gringas walking together. But I learned so much from her. That night we went out to dinner all of us and we wanted handburgers and the only good ones are in a restaurant that is on the other side where our sector ends and we cant leave our sector so we took advantage of the sister leaders here and sent them to get the goods and bring them into our territory. Soo yummy buto pasa nada with the handburgers here and everyones like wow these are soooo good and me and hermana Irvine are guys don't even know. can someone say in n out? 

Hermana Irvine and I

funny story, this morning I went outside to take out the garbage and I opened the door and three dogs were just standing in the street staring at me...and we sat there staring at eachother for like 10 seconds and it was just really weird and random haha maybe its an omen...the grim hahaha

I dont have a change...holy cow I'm going to have been here for 6 months at the end of this change...say whaaaaa! but I was thinking about it these past week and I lOVE Quillabamba I don't want to leave, its so beautiful and I feel so much love for some of these members its like leaving family but thankfully I  gots 6 more weeks! 6 more weeks of...
1. cremoladas..mmmmmm
2.listening to drunk men fight and yell in the bar the we live above (happened last night thankfully I didn't understand anything they were saying)
3.always almost getting run over my torritos (those little taxi things they have here instead of cars)
4. chifles (fried bananas my favvvvvv)
5.cold showers (which have grown from 2 minutes to 4!) im not gross 
6.having to pick up our drinking water every week in a big jug because the water is so dirty that our water bottle that filter doesn't work. 

Those are just a few of the lovely things that are part of my jungle life, which I love cause its warmmm. 
Something that i learned this week is that heavenly father really does give us what we need byline upon line and the trick is to have patience while waiting for the next line to come, but if we have patience and bear it with a smile, as the time passes we find out his will for us and that he really does know what hes doing cause hes an all knowing god who loves us and has a plan we just need to keep the faith and keep doing what we know is right and trying our hardest even during the times that we don't see the blessings, cause in time the blessings always come..always! 

I love you all, keep growing in faith and love and remember that jesus loves you!!

kiss kiss hug hug big kiss little hug little kiss (nacho voice)

Hermana Rasmussen


what up fam. lets see last time I wrote I  was in cusco. that night my comp left with another sister for Lima and I was companions with hermana Gomez who's comp also went to Lima. I slept there and the next day worked in Cusco. So Cusco is colddddd...maybe not that cold to some but being in the jungle for 4 months anything below sweltering and super hot it cold. so my nose turned into rudolf and my nose was running a ton...lo peor.  it was pretty neat working in a different sector, not going to lie I missed Quillabama sooooo much just in this one day I was surprised, mostly cause yo odio el frio ( don't like the cold) more then anything. but we visited with a member and his inactive wife and they work in tourism and their house was nice it made me happy to be inside haha but he was a returned missionary from Scotts mission but hes older then him but he served in Quillabama too which was cool. So that night my comp returned from Lima and straight from the airport we went to the terminal to take a combie to Urubamba to sleep with the hermanas so we that we could meet up with president and wife and assistants to hitch a ride with them in the morning cause conference with pres was the next day. lets just say that night I didn't get much sleep. with 4 hermanas in 2 beds...not a comfortable situation. but I liked Urubama it was like a farm land. except for the gas station which was like walking into the states I found betty crocker brownie mix and cookie mix! which naturally I bought the second I saw them... even though the expiration date was for the next day haha I'll die happy. 

we met up with presidente in the morning and took the 4 hour ride to Quillabmama, which was fun. I didn't get car sick which was a miracle. the second we arrived in quilla we had to run get changed and go to the conference. president talked about attitude and how important it is and how it can really change our whole aspect of life, and no matter our circumstances we can always have a good attitude because the problems and struggles of life are always going to come and we may not have control but we do have control over our attitude.

One of my favorite citas that I had this week was with a part member family the quillillis and the son David who is 10 and his brother Cesar who is 16 are conversos recientes and the dad is menos activo and the mom non member but they usually always come to church but the problem is they are married. a couple of months ago hermana ignacio and me were trying to help them put a date for their matrimonio but they were all loosy goosy about it and didn't want to do anything so we left them to their own pensamientos for a bit. So hermana Luque and I 2 months later went back to talk about it and the mom was telling us how good she felt at church and how much she wants to be baptized and the blessings shes seen from going to church and the church for her kids, and that just made me so happy! that she was recognizing the crazy awesome blessing that come from the gospel! And the dad was telling us about how he feels bad for certain things and we talked about repentance and putting goals for their matrimonio. ahhhh i want them to get married soo bad! pray for them. i have the feeling that now is their time. 

love yall to bunches of oats and yummy american burgers that i want so bad straight off the grill on the fourth of july. and dads thai food. hmmmmm 


Hermana Rasmussen (rapunzel as some here say)