Friday, March 13, 2015

Saksaywaman (sexy woman)

  Beautiful Saksaywaman fort

Well this morning all sisters in our room woke up at 3:30 to go to Saksaywaman (sexy women not sure how to spell it but how its pronounced) so that we could get in for free...we got there at like 4:30 and had to wait there until the same sort of came up at 6... it was So cold as you can see in the pictures I am Rudolf. um it was cool...I dunno after waking up to ruins outside my window everyday for six months....ruins are ruins... but after we waited in the plaza of armas for like an hour waiting for McDonald to open...ya its not the same. its funny how at the house the last thing I wanted to eat was donuts and MacDonalds and everything fried and delicious  and here its like the heavens have opened when we can eat that stuff. the mish changes ya.

Did I ever tell how hna Juana bought a cuy for us our last week in ollanta. ya she bought it LIVE. and we had fun watching her skin it and clean its innerds....blahghsdjk super gross but YOMO(you only mission once) 
I have to say cuy is not my fav....and the insides less... 


Well cusco is treating me good, even though I've learned to not trust the weather AT ALL. The clouds have become my enemies. The sun tries So hard to come out and the clouds are like oh hey you wanna make hermana rasmussen happy? NOPE. #thatsmylife


                                                           VALLE SAGRADO

 Hey did you know prez and hermana Harbertson go to my ward? so that's kinda neat to see them, it kinda helps cause it makes us be on time haha

This next week we are going to visit the Hermanas in Puerto Maldonado (jungle) I'm excited except for the fact that we have to take a 45 min air plane ride...just thinking about it gives me the vomits. #prayforme 

We do work visits with hermanas in Abancay, here in cusco, urubamba, and Puerto Maldonado. I'm really excited cause I have SO much to learn from these amazing sister. 

This week all the sisters in my house were sick at one time or another,throwing up or toilet troubles or both  haha poor things, well all except me. I have learned that if I don't eat SalchiPapa (fried hot dog and potatoes that everyone and their dog eats here) and I eat my fruit and oatmeal and do my weird exercises every morning, I don't get sick. Ya my nose is always runny but that's just cause its freezing. when it gets really bad I stick hand-warmers in my bed before I go to sleep. I'm probably exaggerating..but its really cold...for ME. 
So like I said my sector is GIGANTIC, I haven't even seen the half of it, and we take a LOt of buses...not my fav I've  gotta say but its life. We walk a lot cause buses cost and exercise makes ya happy. walking more we contact more families, most of which reject us like its their day job but Nooormalllll. we WILL find you peeps who are ready to hear the gospel!! were gonna getcha getcha getcha one way or another..(like the song)

I'm happy, a bit stressed,but with a good stress. 
love you all, hope its a party in the USA. remember to look at your troubles from an eternal perspective! by doing so helps and lets you be HAPPY cause that's what life is all about:) 


Hermana Rasmussen

craving of the week:
Costco Hotdog

Monday, March 2, 2015


Changes are crazyyy. one minute you're in Ollantaytambo eating a fig from the tree in your patio (so yummyyy) and next your on your way to cusco. 

So I was pretty sure this change I would have a change so I was 89% packed but I was super scared because the elders kept telling me lies jokingly of where I was going to go, so I was a bit stressed, so the day of cambios we went with all the sisters to Moray but the peeps there wouldn't let us in unless we payed 40 soles(way too much) so some guy took our cameras and took pictures of the ruins and then gave us back our cameras... kinda defeats the purpose but at least we now have pictures of the ruins there.

while we were there the elders called us and made up fake changes so for like 3 seconds I thought I was going to puerto, but being the liars that they are we didn't trust the info but then were all super nervous for changes...

went to internet...
I see the name of Hermana Ugarte....
san jeronimo..
sister training leader...
WAT O_O. tears... then Hermana Davis opens her email..shes going to Sicuani... we were not expecting that at ALL. the fact is in the mission they are closing the small sectors and focusing on the bigger cities and less missionaries are coming into the mission so...they closed Ollanta:( the missionaries in Urubamba are going to visit the people there. but long story short it was SUPER terribly sad leaving Ollanta. especially for our pensionista she cried probably 3 days straight. we felt so bad because shes going to be alone in the house except for the weekends when her daughters come from studying.

We were also thinking about the people that we were teaching and helping and now they aren't going to have that help...these changes have been just one big bawl fest if your can imagine... but I'm sure Heavenly Father will take care of them. 

we had ZERO time to say goodbye to anybody. I miss hermana Davis tons, after almost 5 months together in a place like Ollanta you get close, but we got big plans for after the mission like G-conf and a St.George trip and opening a pasterleria...haha Lots of plans

So my new area..San Jeronimo...its huge, its cold, not too pretty. haha well compared to Quilla and Ollanta cusco is like the Mr. Hyde of Peru. 

Cusco is not very pretty but it has EVERYTHING. I don't like it. there's a store called Plaza Vea and I walked in and its like walmart...I was like NOOO this is not Peru!!

   I look really tired..cause I am. 

My new comp is Hermana Ugarte, she's from Argentina and I'm guessing or at least hoping her Argentinian accent will rub off on me Shes awesome  and really nice. we live in a pretty nice house with 2 other sisters one from Bolivia and the other from ceder hills, the atmosphere in the house reminds me of Quillabamba, a bit crazy a times but fun.

more next week. 
Love youu!!!!!!!!!!! 

Hermana Rasmussen