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
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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
3mon

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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)
3mon

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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!
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  •   tcattani ️!! 5mon
  •   edwindyer flirt to convert haha ur gonna be an awesome missionary beccaa! 5mon
  •   kaayyyj GOOD LUCK LOVE 5mon
  •   megggrey I'm going to miss you friend 5mon
  •   tiffanyzand YOU BEAUTIFUL GIRL I miss you already5mon
  •   ashbash5053 I am going to miss you 5mon
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  •   jay_graym have a blast Becca!! :D 5mon

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beccaaholland goodbye brunch with the loveliest of ladies 5mon

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beccaaholland soaking it in 5mon

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beccaaholland one of my hardest goodbyes, sooo incredibly grateful for all the love and support today 6mon
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  •   brennapickett LOVE YOU BECCA!!!!! You will do amazing things! We will write you 6mon
  •   susanbuxtonsmith Congrats to you Becca. Can't wait to hear about ur experiences. How amazing to be going to Peru - they are sure lucky to have u serving there. You will be an outstanding, influential missionary. All the best to you! 6mon
  •   beccaaholland @susanbuxtonsmith thank you so much Susan, that means so much to me!! so glad I could get to know you guys! I wish the best to you and your amazing fam!!!6mon
  •   tiffanyzand k wow you're so beautiful and I can't wait to see yo 6mon
  •   cindwallace Good luck Becca! You will be awesome! 6mon
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  •   beccaaholland @cindwallace thank you so much Cindy! ️you guys 5mon

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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 6mon

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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 6mon

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beccaaholland my valentine 7mon

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beccaaholland the most wonderful night with some of the most wonderful women I know! #60moredays #comefaster 7mon

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beccaaholland No place like home 7mon

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beccaaholland hey friends 8mon

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beccaaholland merry January 8mon

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beccaaholland sunset watching with my sis 8mon

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beccaaholland Best. Christmas present. Ever. ️ love this boy 8mon

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beccaaholland We wish you a Merry Christmas 8mon

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beccaaholland Can't wait to talk to this cute boy in ONE WEEK 9mon

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