beccaaholland Becca's almost been out an entire YEAR! Here she is in her own words:

Soooo I have fallen in love with the jungle! Seriously. I hope I die there!!! (…Like have my last transfers there. We call our last transfer in the mish, “dying.”) It would be a dream if I could stay here for the rest of my mish. It’s sooo dang beautiful!

I love this area. I feel like I’m becoming the Lord’s missionary. This area has helped me tons. I don’t know how to explain it.
I love this work and I love YOU ALL! Thank you or everything you do or me. I know the Lord has so many blessings in store!
Love,
Hermana Holland (www.agirlinperu.com) to get becca's emails comment with your email below and we'll add you to the list!
3mon

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beccaaholland Oh hey! Becca / sister Holland just turned 20 in Peru last week! She had a cake smashed in her face... Because that's how they celebrate birthdays in Peru!! Sister Holland just got called to a new area in the jungle!! "It's so dang beautiful here!" There are lots of farms there and she said the people are really kind and humble. She has been working hard and serving others.
Highlight: Last week she had family home evening with a new family that was interested in learning more about the gospel. Becca didn't want to go at all, she was having a crappy day and feeling lonely but she felt prompted to go, so she went. The family surprised becca with a little birthday cake with her name on it at the end of the lesson. She felt like that cake was an answer to her prayers because she felt so loved she didn't feel lonely anymore. ️ www.agirlinperu.com #spreadthegoodness
3mon
  •   mallerykiefus happy birthday cutie..missin ya! hope shes doing great 3mon

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beccaaholland Update from Becca! This is the latest from her most recent email.

Sooo i dont even know where to begin since so many things have happened haha but ill start with the call from presidente henderson... prez: hna holland how are you
me: presidente im so good how are you!
prez: i'm here to mess up your life hermana
me: alright president lets hear it
prez: hna you will be training a new hermana and you will be opening an area
me: are you serious...
pres: Yep! good luck sleeping tonight!
hahahhaa ummm I'm pretty sure i was like in shock after that phone call butttt... yes its true im trainging a new hermana (new sister missionary) AND i'm in huanuco opening up an area for sisters.

This big news and funny stories shared from this email too. If you'd like to get on Becca's email list - comment below or DM Bec. Blog updates weekly. Link in profile. Happy Sunday!
8mon

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beccaaholland Updates from Becca! She's been out for 16 weeks. Here she is hiking the beautiful mountains of HUAYTAPALLANA. (Ps. Waytapallana or Lasuntay is the highest peak in the Waytapallana mountain range in the Andes of Peru. Its summit reaches about 5,557 m above sea level!! ). Funny and genuine greatness from her below.

Wow this week FLEW! How is everyone!!! Alright, so I had to share some great knowledge I've learned only here in Peru: - There's always a reason to party
- There's a drink for every mood, emotion, sickness, time of the day
- It doesn't matter if you're tired or if you sneeze once.. you ARE sick
- It's always cold... even when its 90 degrees outside
- Taxis will only be available when you don't need one.. when you do.. you shall never find one
- Breastfeeding can be done any time, any place, it's always convenient
- No one knows their own address (or street) even the taxi drivers.

This week we had divisions (where you trade companions and areas to learn from others how to be a better missionary) and I was with Hermana Bernal from Mexico and she has 2 weeks in the field!! It was so awesome to be with her! So we visited Stephany's mom that day and she had soooo many questions. It just made me realize the gift of tongues is soo real. I didn't even have to think about what I was going to say, I just replied and the Spirit helped me so much. You could just feel the Spirit so strong. She was so interested to hear about the Book of Mormon and Jesus Christ and how we pray as well. She loved the idea that we can literally talk to our Heavenly Father when we pray!
I'm learning so much here on the mish and I can't imagine life without it.
LOVE YOU ALL. TILL NEXT WEEK!
Hermana Holland
10mon

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beccaaholland Update from Becca! She's been out for 11 weeks total. (6 weeks in the MTC). Here's it all in her own words:

A month in the field down wahoooo!!!! Can't believe this transfer is almost over how CRAY.This week was tough, still don't understand much but I'm workin' workin' workin'!!!!! Funny story from this week:

Okay, last Sunday this old guy walked into church . . .  not sure where he came from, but he started talking to me and my companion, Sister Guttierez, and I just smile and nod like always . . .  Hahahhaa.  He talked to us for like a straight 15 min and afterwards I found out the whole time he was trying to say how he wanted to marry me or someone like me LOL. Gringa for the win!

Thank you guys for the love and support!! Means the world! ️ (6.7.15)

If you'd like to be added to her email list, please comment below. She also LOVES getting emails and letters, comment if you need her address. xo
12mon

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beccaaholland Updates from Becca!
Well, almost! :) This is Becca's sister, (Robyn, @sweet.ish) I will be updating her Instagram every once in a while, while she's in Peru.

Lots of good snippets to be shared on here until she comes home. (Yay!) Becca has been officially gone for 9 weeks!! She landed in Lima Peru the first week of April (4.1.15) to study the gospel (teachings of our church) in Spanish in the MTC (missionary training center). After she trains here she leaves to serve and teach the people in the city of HUANCAYO. Below is a little blurb of her words from her first week there:

Basically everyday we sit in a classroom and study spanish or preach my gospel, my testimony has DEFINITELY been strengthed and I also realized how hard this is gonna be.

You really can feel the spirit so strong here!

It's a little sketchy here in the city too, I'm not gonna lie hahha.. it made me miss America but also is getting me PREPPED FOR HUANCAYO WAHOOOO!" Oh yeah okay and the food here is chicken and rice every single day.. and its really good but... we are getting adjusted to it.. haha everyones getting sick.... we call it the dragon.

Your emails get me so happy and motivated! Okay love you guys so so much, i pray for you soooo much and know that everything will be okay cuz were in the lords hands!

If you'd like to be added to Becca's email list, leave your email address in the comments below! (Remember she'll get to read all your comments when she comes home! Stay tuned for more updates! Xo)
1y

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beccaaholland my biggest ADVENTURE has finally arrived!!!! I can honestly say I've never been more ready to serve and share this truth and light that brings me so much happiness! I feel so blessed and I CANNOT thank everyone enough for the endless love and support!!! if you'd like to write me and be penpals I would LOVE to hear from you: rebecca.holland@myldsmail.net
see you all so soon! AQUÍ VENGO PERÚ!
1y

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beccaaholland goodbye brunch with the loveliest of ladies 1y

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beccaaholland soaking it in 1y

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beccaaholland one of my hardest goodbyes, sooo incredibly grateful for all the love and support today 1y

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beccaaholland big PSA: just TWO more weeks till I'm off on my 18 month mission to Perú!!! next Sunday, March 15th I will be giving my farewell talk at 9am & 1pm at my church building (9801 Newport Ave). also, everyone's invited to my house 6-8pm afterwards! it would mean sooo much to me if you could come support me! ALL are invited!! || pc: @sweet.ish 1y

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beccaaholland HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most hardworking, optimistic, and loving person I know it's been six months without my best friend, his contagious laugh, horrible singing in the car, sunset chasing, endless beach walks and car rides, surprise sunflowers, talks about any and everything, slow dancing, and ADVENTURES. everyday I miss this special missionary, but everyday it brings me so much joy to know he is touching lives in Chile as he serves with his WHOLE heart. he is a huge motivation for me and my mission and someday, I hope to be like him. feliz cumpleaños to my birthday twin! I love you Elder Geurts 1y

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beccaaholland my valentine 1y

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beccaaholland the most wonderful night with some of the most wonderful women I know! #60moredays #comefaster 1y

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beccaaholland No place like home 1y

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beccaaholland hey friends 1y

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beccaaholland merry January 1y

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beccaaholland sunset watching with my sis 1y

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