Saturday, August 8, 2015


Just reminiscing about the mission and the wonderful memories. I can't believe it's practically been a year since I embarked on the journey of a lifetime! I miss it so much. I LOVE YOU URUGUAY!!! Check out my video:)

Monday, April 27, 2015

All good things must come to an end...

Well everyone, I am sad to say that this wonderful time in my life has been cut short. Due to very unfortunate health issues, I had to come home early from this beautiful country of Uruguay. The mission has been the most amazing experience of my life and I wouldn't trade these last eight months for anything. I am so glad that the Lord has blessed me with this opportunity. As hard as this is, I am okay with it because I know that it is the Lord's will and I am ready to accept whatever his plan is for me now. I love the Lord, and I am glad to say that I served him with all of my heart, might, mind, and strength!
Here's some photos from my last few days in that amazing place...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Easter Cake & Conference Pics

Happy Easter and Conference!

Talk about a good weekend!!! Wow. How is everyone? Did ya'll enjoy conference as much as I did? man. I'm so sad that it's over. This conference was so overwhelmingly spiritual. I went into it with a lot of questions and seeking personal revelation and I got it after the first session I watched! (women's conference) and then everything just got better and better as far as that goes as I continued to watch all of the sessions. I loved the focus on families and also how the Lord is here to comfort us. ALWAYS. It was just what I needed to here especially in this time where my faith is really being tested. 
I'm doing good! Working with doctors and everything and everything is gonna turn out just fine. Thanks for all of your love and prayers. It truly means so much! 
This weekend I also got the chance in our down time to do a lot of family history work and I found a lot of semi close relatives that still need work to be done and I can't wait to go back to the temple and do that for them. I now TRULY have a testimony of family history work and I am never going to stop doing it for the rest of my life. I'm serious, it becomes super addicting if you can just got started. I love it! 
And Easter (conference sunday) was such a great day! I made a super festive easter cake in the morning for the hermanas in our house and then my companion and I came to Montevideo and watched conference with the burnett's and had a big lunch with all the temple missionaries and workers. That was fun hahaha. Then doctor today! fun stuff fun stuff... 
Anyways, I hope everyone had an amazing Easter and could feel the Spirit of the Lord and His Atonement this weekend and enjoy listening to the leaders of the church.
Ilove you guys so much! Thanks for everything you do.
P.S. I totally pet a cow this week! He was sleeping... pretty cool. Just FYI

Hermana Sanders

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

7 Months Down 11 to go

Hey ya'll! I'll be honest there's not a whole lot to tell ya about this week... it's a shorter week cause P day was on tuesday last week and with the new change we've had some meetings and stuff. So nothing TOO exciting has happened. Exciting things to look forward to though:) Conference is this week!! It's more exciting than Christmas man. We get to travel to Piriapolis both saturday and sunday. We're going with our ward and its gonna be way fun! Ahh I can't wait. And also we found out that this change someone from the twelve apostles is coming to our mission to speak to us. That's gonna be AWESOME.
Also, other fun news. We have a new viajante hermana that came to live with us cause the other one went home. And its the hermana that I went proseliting with my very first day here in the Uruguay. She's basically my favorite person on this planet so I'm super excited about that. We have the best house of sisters everrrr! 
Other thing... I FINALLY got the chance to go to a restaraunt! We went on P day and I got to try a chivito and it was SOO so good. I'll send pics cause it was ginormous haha. 
As far as the last few days... It's been interesting. On saturday it ended up being kind of a last minute thing and we ended up  coming into Montevideo to the hospital to get some more tests done for my health. We finished super late so the secretaries had to come pick us up and we stayed in the extra room in the Burnett's house. And we had to go to church here in Carrasco yesterday which was kind of fun and we ate lunch at these members house that all know english so it was super weird talking to them in english. After that, The Burnett's got home and they made us hamburgers for dinner and we ended up having to spend the night here with them AGAIN because we had to go back to the actual doctor today to get more of a check up. So we spent the night with the Burnett's and that was great because Elder Burnett is the most spiritual enlightened man I know so we were able to ask him all of our deep doctrine questions and i learned so much! And he also surprised me with a package from mom!! woo hoo! He saw it aat the offices so he brought it back with him to give to me. It was the biggest blessing because we didnt come here prepared with ANYTHING so it was nice to have some new clothes to change into. Thanks mama:)
As far as the medical stuff... we still have NO idea. The doctors here are pretty ridiculous. I have to go have MORE tests done this week. So we have to come back and stay the night tomorrow night and go super early in the morning on wednesday. And then come back again on Monday morning to see what the results end up being. It's gonna be an insane week and I have absolutely no idea when we'll have time to work in our area... but hopefully we can still find some investigators and help the people that we do have!
Sorry there's no cool experiences to share this week... next week will probably be a pretty lame email too but hopefully I'll at least have some more answers about my health and we will have conference to share about! yay!
I love you all so much. I'm praying for ya:)
Have a great week!
Hermana Sanders

Pics 3/30/15

 A Real Restaurant!


 At the hospital :(

 The view from my bedroom at the Burnett's