Monday, June 29, 2015

Para: todos....i hate making titles‏

Well I am good. Here is something interesting from my week. Yesterday we ate super awesome lamb tacos from this family that is mexican and peruvian. Can I just say if any of you have that opportunity, lamb is amazing. Before that we walked a lot and had some reallyfunny contacts with people who said that they were going crazy, then we had some funny stuff happened with the elders. They are determined to hear me say a bad word, because the other time we played sports one might of fallen out, so now everyone is like going on bets of who can get it out of me. Sorry if I crushed your dreams I am not perfect, and sometimes I accidently say bad words. I am working on it. Oh and today I got sunburned, but I am getting tan, so when I get home I don´t glow in the dark.
Now I just want to share with all of you an awesome thing from my journal this week. I have truly seen the blessings in my life. Before my mission, I only ever thought of myself and now I focus in others. Before my mission I only ever read the book of mormon or prayed to do it as kind of a homework assignement. Now I have the desire to do it and the need to do it. The book of mormon has changed my life. I am truly grateful because only the mission has been able to do that to me. thanks to these things i can now see all tha it has done to change my life. I hope you all look for those ways as well, and just start thinking more of what is important to us now and not just in our times that we need God the most. 
So here are some pretty awesome pictures of the book that has changed my life and it was just another fun thing we did last week.
Con mucho amor de Ecuador,
Hermana Dunkley

Monday, June 22, 2015

Our lives with Christs‏

Well it was just a great week. I love being able to contemplate life and also just have fun working hard in the work of the Lord. welcome to the family Beau Charles!!! Happy fathers day Parker, Dad, and Grandpa!!

This week was great and we did a special fast to feel the work of the atonement in our lives and I started thinking a lot of the feelings of Christ. As I was comparing my experiences to His, I started to see that as he served his own mission and the end neared he didn`t want to finish either. I imagine him thinking about how he had fallen in love with the people he served, how he had gotten to know another world that was so beautiful to him, and how he must have felt to have known that he had to finish his mission so quickly. I was imagining what it must have felt for him to see that his own investigators and beloved brothers and sisters rejected his message, and then crucified Him after he sacrifcied so much for them in his entire mission. With his mission as a servant of God he knew the end was coming as so many of us do, but he knew the end was coming to his mission and his life. Then I realized even though this must have been so hard for him, he was also able to feel so much happiness. He loved what he did, he sacrificed everything so willingly for us, and even though his life came to an end, he continued his mission as a ressurected Christ. 

I think of that a lot. Even though we sometimes have our times that will come to an end as representatives of Christ, like that of Elder Munson, we must always continue on even after our missions are over. This time does not end so easily for us, but as Christ we will be able to continue working even after it all.  When we all just take a moment to remember his when we are down, lonely, struggling or whatever. We will see that we go through these things just to understand him better. I am so grateful for the hard part because through the hard part I understand Christ`s atonement better. I am so grateful for this chance I have to be a missionary and continue on forward. I hope I can continue to enjoy these next 4 months and work harder than I ever had before.
May you all have a great day, and Happy fathers day to everyone yesterday.
I love you all.
Con Mucho amor de Armenia,
Hermana Dunkley

Monday, June 15, 2015

The rights we have‏

Hey everyone! I AM AN AUNT!!! SOY TÍA!!!!
I am so happy. Well I don´t know what my nephew is called yet. So baby Dunks is here!!! haha.
So something I just wanted to tell you all is that we had changes. I am sad that Hermana Costa isn´t here, but now I will be able to be with Hermana Pace and she is awesome so that is fine. 

Well I have been thinking a lot about our agency lately and I wanted to share something with you all. When I was younger I got mad at God for a little while because he didn´t make everything in my  life work how I wanted it too. I only wanted to know why he had let others fall into long paths and i got mad at Him because my life wasn´t perfect like I had always wanted it to be. Then I thought recently about these thoughts and this was a major change in my conversion. I only could change because I was able to let go of those feelings and accept that God has given us the opportunity to choose what path we go down and it is what we do with that gift that can really bring us joy. My life has changed a lot since those days. I am so grateful for our right to choose even though sometimes I feel sad that others choose other paths,I must be grateful for agency because without it we would only be living a life without happiness. I am so grateful for these things he has given me and I hope you all understand that He will give us what we deserve, but if we give him our agency He will give us even more than we can imagine. I love you all and I am grateful to my Father for the right I have to choose.
Con mucho amor de Armenia,
Hermana Dunkley

Monday, June 8, 2015

El Espíritu Santo‏

well no baby dunks yet. so I am sad. but we had a baptism. So I am happy.
This 6 Junio 2015 we baptized Jennifer and Britney Bravo. They are so amazing and cute girls. They want to do everything they can to keep moving forward. I am happy!  well now we just have to keep finding people so we can continue with these great things that are going on here.
Now something would think that I would have something super fast considering that my life is centered around the Spirit...
ok yeah. well the little girl we baptized this saturday shared something so amazing in her testimony. She said as she was being baptized that she felt like a warm feeling in her heart like it was the only thing that was dry as she was sumerged in the water. It was so sweet because that little explanation is so true for all of us as we feel the spirit. sometimes when it is raining outside and we have to go and work anyway, I feel like the only thing dry in my is the Spirit as well.  It can be felt so strongly and help us out when we feel like there isn´t any other hope. I am so grateful for the testimony of children because they can truly see things a whole lot simpler and like God wants us to see and do things.
I am so grateful to have the privilige to have known them and shared with them. Thank you all for all that you do.
Con mucho amor del cyber que está en el triangulo en San Rafael,
Hermana Dunkley

Monday, June 1, 2015

Feliz Día de Niño‏

Well happy kid day. As a kid today I celebrated going down lots of slides, through opticle courses and now I am going to make some bomb food!
I hope all of you remember what the scriptures say.
Matthew 18:3-4
 And said, Verily say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little childrenye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little childthe same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
So I hope you all remeber that you need to become as little children. Especially today in the Day of the Child. haha

Well I just kind of felt that I needed to say thank you today. It isn´t thanksgiving, but that doesn´t matter. Sometimes I think that we forget all the times that we need to express our gratitude. I am so very grateful to God that I can be out here. He permitted me to come here and watch over his children so I must do all that I can to help them out. I also think that he has permitted everyone of us with responsabilities to take care of his spirit children. Even when our brothers and sisters bother us sometimes we must remember that they are our responsability to take care of, given to us by God.  I have found that I am very grateful for the love and care my family has given me. I feel there love each and every day and all the love from my friends at home as well. 
I wanted to remember one happy thought as a child in this great day. I thought of church and all the times I felt the love from my own family and from my extended family in my ward. I can truly say that thanks to all of them I have been changed to be a better person. I hope to be able to do the same for those here so that they can feel the love from me.
I am so grateful to all of you and hope that you all too can be grateful for the opportunities you all have had as children, because we are all children even now, and remeber that it is thanks to God that we were brought here to this earth.
les amo muchísimo
Con mucho de puente 8,
Hermana Dunkley