Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Dear family and amigos!

                                                                                  ZONA ICA EN LA HUACACHINA

From the begining of my mission, one of my first district leaders said that we work during the week to see the fruits of our labor on sunday at church. I really do testify of that, and this week my companion and I worked hard, having daily contact with our investigators, to make sure they all had solid plans for church. It really was a blessing and a miracle to see all our investigators who have baptismal dates sitting there EARLY in sacrament meeting. It truly showed that they understood the sacrament and the covenant they are close to making thorugh baptism.

In particular we were able to see this week the continue progress of Familia Chavez, our family of 4 that are getting baptized on the 5th of November. Really, they are such a tender mercy of the Lord, the ask the best questions and accept the principles and commandments we have been teaching them, so easily. This week Hno Julio, the father, summed up why they were now so willing to accept to live the commandments of Tithing, Word of Wisdom , and Chastity; "We have to live it, its part of our covenant." Really, hes going to end up being a bishop, and the oldest daughter of 19 Valerie told us this week that she is set on serving a mission too! We really love this family so much, and so does the ward.

This week more miracles came as we continued talking with everyone, and contacting everyone in the oportune moments. We were able to find 7 new investigators , 6 from street contacts. What a blessing indeed. 
I testify this is the Lords work because if it wasnt there would be no way all these miracles could come to pass.

On a funny side note, October in Peru is the "purple month" where there the streets are decorated in purple to celebrate the saints. Needless to say my companion and I (and the whole ward) was surprised when yesterday a whole street fair was being set up Right outside the chapel, to celebrate the saints. And you guessed it the big event was going to being right at the same time as our sacrament meeting. But not even the canons they were shooting off, and the loud rendition of the Lords prayer to the tune of that one Simon and Garfunkle song, take away the spirit from our sacrament meeting. Yes satan is good, but the spirit works stronger. muhahaha

Anyways thanks for all your love and support.
hna mostert

Saturday, October 22, 2016




Buenas tardes amigos and family!!

May I say the Lord really just puts us in the right place at the right time. This week we were able to witness countless miracles, of finding new investigators by following the promptings of the spirit and going to a door, even though we didnt know why. In particular I testify that sometimes we have difficulties finding because we lack faith. BY thursday this week we hadnt found any new investigators and we were getting a little worried. SO when we went out thursday, we left in a spirit of prayer with the determination to find new investigators. It was a tough day and many of our plans fell through, but we continued, we didnt have any plans left but a family history lesson at 8pm, but we knew we would find some one that the Lord was preparing for us. We felt we should go see if Julia, a lady we had contacted in the street a few weeks ago but ran into this past week, was home. Julia wasnt home but her daughter Reina, and Reina´s daughter flavia was. It was a miracle to find them, the Lord had prepared them and they sat there eagerly as we shared with them about the Book of Mormon. They were eager to read and find out more and they even accepted the invitation to be baptized this following month. We were able to find various other investigators by visiting many of the new names of less actives that the bishop has given us, he really has the keys for the ward! 
It was also a great week because our family of investigators, Familia Chavez are progressing alot. They came to stake conference sunday and the mother and father and oldest daughter went ot the adult session saturday. All the lessons we have with them are so full of the spirit. My favorite moment this week, was when we asked the mom, monica if she had prayed again to know if the book of mormon was true. SHe looked at us with tears in her eyes and told us she had and that she knew without a doubt that it was true. From there the 2 daughters and the dad also shared how they knew it was true. From there hno julio, the father said about their baptism, when we get baptized we must get baptized as a family. Really the gospel blesses and changes families. 
well that was this week!
hna mostert

Saturday, October 15, 2016



What a week! It just flew by that is for sure. But it was never the less a great week. We were finally able to rescue Luis and Sara, and now they have goals with the bishop to be sealed at the begining of December!! Eternal Families in the making, thats what the gospel is all about. This week we were also able to see many tender mercies and miracles from contacting in the street and talking with everyone. In particular this week, on the way back to the chapel from a lesson far away, we contacted the Mototaxi driver, Freddy, he dropped us off and said the trip was free with the condition that wed come visit his family. And we did on Sunday, him, his wife Carmen, and their two kids, Nicole 10 and Milan 3, were all waiting eager to listen to us. It was truly a miracle and I know the Lord blessed us to find a new family, because of our obedience to the call to open our mouths and share the gospel with all. My companion is also the best, and she followed the spirit and invited the whole family to be baptized! She is fearless and I love her so much and learn so much from her each day. This week we were able to see more enthusiasm from the ELders in our zone in the area of Family History. All but one area in our zone had a lesson scheduled for their recent converts or rescues to come to a lesson. Were glad to see that Family History is once again becoming a priority and something very important, as it should always be. Even though all of our 6 family history lessons fell through we were still happy that the Elders at least are trying their hardest to bring to family history.. Well that was basicalyly the week. It went by fast and may i add that the SUN is unforgiving. Si mama me estoy poniendo bloqueador, pero todavia me estoy poniendo morenita. Well yes people say its spring, but I feel like its summer in the middle of the desert.because Ica is the middle of the desert. Well hope all is well, and sorry for no pictures, ny camera had a virus. But were headed to the huacachina today so stay tune for good pictures next week.
I love being a missionary!
Hna Mostert

Thursday, October 6, 2016


cambios are in... and IM Still in ICA!!
woo im also training a new missionary! Shes Hna Balderrama from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. SHe is so sweet and really organized. Oh I love her so much. Though it was a little sad to say goodbye to Hna Lawrence. Though shes in Bolognesi now, my old area and Ill see her when we travel to Lima.

This week was a little difficult in San Isidro, in that we found our time limited to work in our area in due to having to travel to Lima the first couple of days of the week, and then Weekend General Conference. But we put our planning skills to the test, making sure we had set lessons every available hour. However its never up to us really who the Lord will have us teach, and though we made sure to confirm our appointments before going, the majority of our lessons fell through. But dont fear, we had alot of great street contacts due to our time walking to back up plans. In fact we were able to find Paola and her son Ronny, this week through a street contact and they accepted baptismal dates for the 5th of November and both came to conference sunday morning. Now the next step is tommorow well find the rest of their family, as Paola also has her husband (like theyre actually legally married) and 5 other adult and teenage children who live with her. Anyways our investigator Julio, of the family weve been teaching Familia CHavez, also got picked up by the 1st counselor of the stake presidency, whose his neighbor, and went to Priesthood Session of General Conference, which he loved. So there was alot of opposition this week, but as always the tender mercies and powerful spiritual moments outweighed it all.

Well conference was amazing!! Let us all go over all the talks and bask in spiritual revelation. Keep me in your prayers and send me pictures!

Hna Mostert




Buenos dias familia and friends.

Another great week, not without its challenges, but needless to say a great week. To be honest, up to this point it was hard to see much of the progression in our area, but I think this week we were really able to begin to see the fruits. Really we have been blessed to find and teach so many amazing people these last couple of weeks. This sunday put it all together when the 2 families (familia orrego and familia Fernandez) who well be rescuing completly this week and the next, came to church all together. Then also that Familia Chavez, our family of investigators with baptismal dates for Oct 22nd, came for the 3rd week in a row! More thn just coming to church what makes us even happier is that they always come prepared to interact, and learn. This week they even came with another one of their daughters who was visting from Lima! Also martin, whose going to  baptized on the 22nd came with his less active sister. In our gospel priniciples class he was asked to stand up and present himself. He shared his name and then added "im not a member yet, but soon I will be". It made us so happy, weve really seen the progress in him. One of the investigators we found this week shirley, whose the grandaughter of a really active sisters in our ward, also came to church for the first time! Also Jenny, who we lost like 2 weeks ago that was supposed to get baptized this week, we were able to find saturday when she showed up for womens conference. We had been so worried! but she also came to church sunday and is commited to work towards a new baptismal date. We really love her, and we know she is someone really special, even though she has tested our patience a bit. Well thats was most of the week. Really just full of miracles and alot of support from the members. And the hard work continues onward in ICA!

This week we also lent sevice organizing and cleaning display cases in a HUGE arts and crafts store in the downtown area. It was so enjoyable, and I know mom would have gone nuts in this place. Hobby Lobby has nothing on this peruvian craft supply store.

We also had the blessing of attending womens general conference on saturday. Even though it was dubbed in spanish, it was great. I love Pre Utchdorfs talk the most. This week is CONFERENCE, and im more excited than a 5 year old is for Christmas.

LOVE YOU ALL. Send me pictures!
hna mostert