Monday, July 27, 2015


Dear family and friends,

Just yesterday, we got news about transfers. And guess where I am getting transfered to?? Zona La Primavera, Area Huanchaco--the area of the Trujillo temple!!!! I was so stoked to hear that I will be close to the temple AND the beach, and it will be interesting to work in a more wealthy area. I have seriously loved Guadalupe though and will sincerely miss the members, investigators, and people I have come to know. 

I also feel spoiled rotten because today I was in Pacasmayo with Hermana Obando for the day and we went to the beach!! (: We took tons of photos, and there is a statue of Christ with his arms open towards the city of Pacasmayo and the sea. 

With only a few hours to do recuerdos, pack my suitcases, eat dinner, say goodbye, and a whole huge list of other things, I hope I can catch a wink of sleep tonight. Me and Hermana Tomanguillo will be traveling to Trujillo tomorrow morning bright and early for the changes meeting. I will meet my companion there, Hermana Bronson, and we will part ways. I am so thankful I could be with Hermana Tomanguillo for 8 weeks :3

Ok. Spiritual thought for the day. I was reading in chapter 8 of PMG and I studied about accountability. We are SO responsible for the things that happen in our lives. I encourage you all to study how we will be accountable for the things we did, things we didn't do, and how we went about doing it (like our attitude!). My favorite scripture is a chunk of verses from Ezekiel 33, verses 1 through 13. Verses 9 and 10 say:

Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
 10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? 

I ADORE this parable of the watchman and the people's responsibility. If we are called to watch for the people, the warning trump shifts the accountability to those who choose not to listen to the trump, and if the watchman chooses not to sound his trump--or does it too late--the accountability of ALL the souls is upon his head. I feel like that is a pretty heavy power that rests in my hands as a missionary, messenger of the truth, and watch(wo)man. I also feel like it is an invitation to all of those who aren't missionaries to watch for those who need a warning from the dangers of sin as well. As members of the true church of Jesus Christ, we have the advantage and knowledge of what's coming ahead. It's no wonder that we will be held responsible for the suffering of others when we stood silent because we worried too much about the uncomfortable situation it is to speak to others about the gospel. SHARE THE GOSPEL!! (:

Below is a photo of me catching some wooden waves on a wall mural by the Pacasmayo Beach. The other is of a dolphin park in Pacasmayo that is so cute (: Happy Monday! (:

Sister Furness

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