Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Ya know...the truth is at times when your a missionary you really wish you could have some alone time...NOPE! sorry. wrong number. but then you just gotta remind yourself that it isn't about you and your on someone else s time and this is exactly what you signed up for. And then sometimes as a missionary when you work and work and work and it feels like you will NEVER see the fruits of your labor, its kinda discouraging not gonna lie, but keep on keeping on and you have a moment like I had this week with a old less active lady named felicitas whome always visit, shes coming to church now but she is NUTS, like coo coo crazy, I really don't know how she got baptized but I love visiting her and listening to her go off about hell opening up and 6 worlds and our skeletons going from dust back to skeleton and crazy stuff like ha ha but this week we were visiting her and she kissed us on our heads and said how we were like her daughters that she never had and then started crying because her 2 adult sons treat really terrible and the thought just flooded into my mind you know even if we don't have a lot of success here It doesn't matter cause were here doing what Jesus would be doing if he could be here and that's truly all that matters. Sometimes missionary success cant be seen in the numbers I've learned. 

well today are changes and my comp is headed off to my quillabamaba... #jealous. i might just hide in her suitcase when shes not looking. my new comp is another gringa. im sure my pensionista will love having 2 gringas still living in her house. i love my pensionista so much! shes so spunky and funny and caring. she spoils her 2 dogs and cat like nuts, it reminds me of mom so much with Mia (that brat ja ja ja)
 shes a seamstress and the other day just randomly she made a jacket for her dog cause it was shedding hair ha ha the funniest part is the dog lets her do anything to it! And her cat while we are eating comes and climbs on her back and puts its face on her shoulder ha ha ha I love it! its so weird!. 

So funny story....we have fleas.... I have bites all over me...ha ha its actually pretty terrible and i wake up in the middle of the night itching like a dog but chaaaknow #mishlyfe4evaaaaa 
don't worry mom fleas don't kill, but satan sure does. ill choose fleas over satan any day. 

Its funny at first I had bites on my stomach and my back and my pensionista is like its intoxication you ate something bad, want a pill? NOPE pills aren't the solution for everything people! so i just put up with it then i was on my bed and was looking at my pillow... "hop hop" #flea
 Hermana Hoskins and I were just sat looking at it for like 5 seconds like NOOOOOoooo(said in slow motion) then we snapped out of it and i killed it. then we took our sheets outside cause the sun makes them hop out? and our laundry lady who is a member and lives right next to us she said the sister missionaries have always had fleas in their sheets  this is the first time anyone has  complained... O_O and my question is HOW?!?  I think im going to develop schizophrenia if we don't kill them soon which we are I think Hermana Juana(our pensionista) has a plan. 

I love this gospel more and more everyday, i think the more i understand the gospel and its importance and the  PERFECT plan from a PERFECT father in heaven  i get more and more frustrated that these people don't know what they are missing and i just want to put them on on leashes and drag them to the church. having people come to church especially here in ollanta is a reeeeeally big challenge because its 30 minutes away and they have to pay. but only if they knew that its their salvation!!  I pray everyday that my imperfections and inadequacies as a missionary and in this language isn't preventing anyone we teach from really accepting and understanding the gospel. but heavenly father is just and everyone will get the chance to hear the gospel and accept it. 

Love and miss you all so so soooooo much and feel your prayers everyday. sometimes i wake up and its like... can i really do this? but then i feel the push and energies that definitely aren't mine and i know angels are by my side. 

big flea filled squeeeeeze, kiss kiss 

hermana Rasmussen

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


 Last week of this change! so crazyyy. 
So this week was conference weekend for me, i was SO stoked. especially to hear it in the home language. All us gringos watched in together in a classroom, Saturday sessions were the bomb dot commmm. every talk was just like spiritual gold, then  sunday the same. So awesome, those men and women have the spirit SO STRONG! so true...the gospel is SO TRUE. why cant everyone just feel it!! a.-satan

This week was a BIT nuts, kinda tired but all is good. I forgot to tell you last week how my comp started having symptoms of a heart we called the Hermana leaders and they told us to go to the hospital here in ollanta and to call them as soon as we found anything out. soooo we don't have a cell phone so I carried our big clunky like big office phone with me in my hands to the hospital ha ha but guess what? ya the doctors were on strike...WHAT! I was a bit annoyed and stressed and on top of that calling the Hermanas back was a bit complicated because outside everyone was screaming about the elections and so I had to run from store to store trying to hear our calls and the funny thing is that only speaker phone works on our phone.. so here I am running from store to store talking on speaker phone with this big ol machine in my hand...ha ha it was quite the sight, long story short in a matter of 10 minutes we were on our way to Cusco and went to the doctor...shes fine, it was a muscle thing? we stayed the night in Cusco and were zombies when we got back. my constant cold that  I've had since day 1 here got a bit worse,, its safe to say i was a bit stressed but all is well in Zion. 


Then this week the Hermana leaders came to do intercambios, its always a good time when they come around, lots of laughs. They made fun of my hands a lot ha ha we were laughing so hard cause I have hands like ET and I would make sounds like ET and it was just super creepy and funny ha ha..they are so big and lanky.. girl can't help it. my future husband is pretty dang lucky ha ha. I worked with Hermana Valverde, she's super cute and we had a good time. But then we told them how
Hermana Hoskins still felt the pains in her chest sooo othen next morning we were back on our way to Cusco... long story short...we were with the sister leaders of San Geronimo and one of them is the other sister Rasmussen!! so that was fun, we got to talk about our crazy Peruvian mothers ha ha and how our childhood lives are wayyy similar  so i worked in San Geronimo for a day with her comp Hermana Chipanavi who is the best, while Hermana Rasmussen went to the doctor with my comp. and we didn't know we were going to have to but we stayed the night in Cusco and had Nothing to be able to spend the night so they were sweet and gave us pj's and what not. well my comp is fine... still a muscle thing. ha ha we went back home and it was zombies take 2.  

words speak for itself

BUT come what may...gotta love it! 
my nose is running a marathon... you know when your a sister missionary steel toilet paper and napkins from anybody and everybody. 

love you all, hope your lives are amazing and you are happy because life is SO HARD ha ha but not impossible. stay in the boat! and remember who's the captain and who's at the helm.

BIG snuggle and creepy ET hand reach

Hermana Rasmussen 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Did you tell them they were the Lord's chips?

This week...has been a biiiiiit long and sttressful, lots and lots of walking, lots and lots of contacting. not gonna lie contacting is nawwt my favorite thing to do, its always a bit awkward and I feel I lack Spanish people skills but sometimes when you live in a place like ollanta and are basically starting from ground zero0 its a bit necessary, but we know as long as we are putting our part the Lord won't let us down and fail...but he will let you step in a big  pile of chicken I did two days ago #mishlyfe
No we weren't able to watch conference because of elections here in Peru but its nice to hear how fantastic it was... I'm excited. I feel like the spirit is like- lets get ready to rumbleeee!!!!! (haha dad...) but I'm excited to invite the whole lil town of Ollyanta to watch THE prophet of the Lord talk to US wow....I don't think people understand how crazy cool beans that is!!. maybe I'll even invite our hipppie neighbors that play guitar all day and sell bracelets...

last monday we went to cusco for p day and we went to eat lunch a real plaza with a HUGE mall, and I walk in and I started freaking out cause it felt like I was in fashion place!! ·#civilization. it was so nuts. I ate papajohns cause I was craving some good old greasy amuurican pizza. and then I ate a brownie milkshake...heaven really is on earth sometimes. 
I have really been realizing how truley by small and simple things are great things brought to pass. both good and bad. people dont understand how easy it is to steer off of the straight and narrow when you stop doing those small and suuuper simple things. like praying and reading the scriptures! just do it and no life isn't perfect but you get SO much more power against satan who is CONSTANLY trying to get us to trip into his traps! just do the small and simple things and watch the miricles pour into your lives! 

joke of the week

what do you call it when batman ditches church...

a Christian Bail! 
hahaha love it

love you all with all my heart! which is accumulating lots grease with all the oil they use to cook here haha

kiss kiss 

Hermana Rasmussen