Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Well this week was pretty boring...
Monday- We played volleyball and I got so burt, that it hurt to smile. I love play volleyball but not when I get burnt.. We went to the plaza to eat and A stalker was there and the Elders protected me. I am so thankful for them.
Tuesday- We had a great lesson with a teenager who can really progress and I hope that she does. We visited some investigators and we contacted a lot. I love to contact. Its nice. I love doing this work with all of my heart.
Wednesday- We washed our clothes and we did our grocery shopping. It was good to have food in the house. I love the food here. My companion was sick so The colocha went on divisions with a member and I stayed in the house with my compa. It was good because I got a lot of things ready and I felt better.
Thursday- I had a health attack but I am good. We had our multi zone meeting and it was good. I learned a lot. We missed our bus to Tactic so we got to sleep with President and his wife... it was funny. I missed having a big bed and everyting. I ate really yummy food!
Friday- Was a hard day for me. A very hard day. I was in a lot of pain and everything. But we worked. We had some good lessons and then at night I dyied my companions hair... It was fun and then I might have dyed a part of my hair red... It looks way cool when my hair is up in a bun.
Saturday- We visited some investigators that are progressing and we were able to help Byron pack up presents and thank you mom for making me wrap all the Christmas presents I put my practice into play. It was funny watching all the customers stairing at me shocked that I could wrap that fast. It was fun.
Sunday- I taught the lessons in church and it was fun. I liked it a lot. It was good. I liked it a lot.
I dont know if i will be able to write next week but I will see you guys soon! Dont worry I am so excited to see you all and to be abel to share with you guys my experiences that I had!!!!! :)
I love this gospel and this work. I am so thankful for this time that I have had to be able to serve a mission. I love my Savior and everything! :)
I love you all!
Well Family this week was a very long week! VERY LONG!!!!
We had a good Pday, we played soccer like always and then we had an amazing FHE with our investigator Byron and he understood the importance of baptism. We hope to put a baptism date with him this week!!! It will be good!
On Tuesday we had some good lessons that were needed. IT was something that we needed to do because we had a good lesson with Byron and he is really progressing. I hope that he makes his mind up and gets baptized. We went we with our baptism date. and she is ready for her baptism but we are just waiting to teach her a couple more lessons before we call it good!
Wednesday we had district meeting and it was really awkward because EVERYONE and their dog were sick! It was crazy! IT was like one minute a companionship was in the bathroom and the next minute another companionship! I dont know what happened with us but its okay! we had a sick day because my companion was sick so that makes 6 sick days in this change... its crazy!!!! I dont like it very much but you know, we have plans to work SUPER HARD THIS WEEK!!!
Thursday- We had to do a lot of things because at night we had a a relief society activity and we are the presidency so we had to do everything. We went to the market to get the food and it was crazy! I was put in charge of the money and my compas were yelling at me telling me to give them both money and I was so confused but everything worked out. We had a couple of lessons and then had the activity. We werent expecting anyone to come but we had 80 people there!!!!!! That is a miracle here in Tactic. So that was really great for us! It was a ton of work because I lead everything but it was way fun! The sisters loved it!
Friday- Today we had weekly planning and then we washed our clothes. We celebrated my other comps cumple mes and that was good. we had a couple of lessons which were good and we invited Byron to baptism and he told us that he is going to think about it more. I hope that he decides now!!!!
Saturday- We celebrated Elder Kelleys birthday. Hes a new Elder here in the mission and he is really funny. One of my dear friends. We made lunch and dinner witha member for him. It was good. Our baptism date fell through, she doesnt have a desire and we are not going to force anyone to be baptized if they dont want to. So its okay. I hope that she had a desire someday. I know that she will.
Sunday- We had our branch conference and it was really good. We had the chapel filled and it was good. We also had 6 investigators at church. that was really good for us!! I was so hapy! :) We had some good lessons and some meetings at church. It was fun!
I love the mission so much!!! :) I hope that you all have a good week and you all read the Book of Mormon. I am so thankful for that book!
LOVE YOU ALL!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
we had district meeting and it was good. We celebrated a birthday of and Elder who is from Utah and then we had the best lesson with Bryon, an investigator that is super pilas and he is just the best. It makes me really happy that he is progressing and everything!- we washed our clothes and they smell so good, I am going to be super happy when I can wash my own clothes whenever I want! I miss having clean clothes! :) We also had a meeting with the branch and I had some great ideas and I really love this branch that I am in and the members told me that I cant leave because they need me!- I hit 17 months today and it was really hard for me because it made me trunky or baggy how we say it here. But you know, its how the mission works. I hope that I enjoy this last month here that I have!- we contacted a lot and we were able to work a lot and I love it so much! It makes me really happy to have a good day with lessons that really helped us to help our investigators. I love my investigators and everything!- Today we had a stake activity and it was really good. I was able to see the a YSA from my old areas and it made me really happy. I love them so much!!! :) It made me miss my old areas like alwys.- We had 2 really great classes that I taught in church. It was hard but you know, thats what I get when I am president and the sister that knows everyone in the branch! But my companion was sick and everything so that was sad but I was able to teach a little bit and everything. So that made me really happy!
Well I am glad that things are good back home and that you guys are getting things ready for me because I am getting ready for you guys too!!! :)
On monday we played dodge ball as a zona and it was a lot of fun! I really liked it but you know I was dying of a heat attack but thats how it is here in Guatemala.
OH I FORGOT TO TELL YOU GUYS.... I AM THE RELIEF SOCIETY PRESIDENT HERE IN THIS BRANCH. AND MY COMPANIONS ARE MY COUNCILORS AND IT IS REALLY INTERESTING. AND VERY HARD.
WEll that was my week and I am glad that you all know when I am coming home. Yes it is theat 4 in the afternoon....
I love you all!
I think that it would be a lot easier if I started writting you guys before I started to respond to my friends. How are you guys doing?
Well mom, I am glad that you are teaching funny phrases to the twins. That sounds like a lot of fun and that you are liking it. I sure hope that they have funny things to say. If you want to teach them something really funny teach them somethings in spanish like A la Gran or Pilas. Its really funny!
Dad, you are so active! I love that and maybe one day I will be able to do one with you. Something that we say here is primeramente dios and that means god first. Everyone says that when they dont want to put a specific day with us to go back to visit them. So primeramente dios jejeje
Well this week was a pretty great week.
Monday- We helped a brother from the branch get the guts to buy a ring for his girlfriend. She is also a member in the same branch and I love her so much. They are so cute together and we are planning on helping him propose to her!!!! I am excited!
Tuesday- We got a lot of references to contact and I am excited to do a lot of wrok here in Tactic! I love the mission!
Wednesday-It was my companions special day because she hit 9 months in her mission so we bought a cake to celebrate. But my other companion got really sick so we had to go home and she slept a lot. But I was able to study and talk to my colochita and I love that.
Thursday- We had zone meeting and it was really good. This week was the week of the town fair so we decided to put a table up and pass out folletos and cards and it worked really well. We played some games to see who could pass out the most folletos and I didnt win because I was dying because I have a cold but you know, its okay.
Friday- We contacted more today but it was raining so hard that we were stuck in a building for about 2 hours! It was pretty fun because there is a new guy in my branch that tells me everything about the states and it makes me baggy but you know, its okay because I will be able to know things better when I get home.
Saturday- Today I had a HUGE Asthma attack and I was put on bed rest. It was really hard for me not to be able to work but the nurse told me that I need to buy another inhalor to help me and I am going to keep in chill that way I will be able to come home when its time for me to come home.
Sunday-today was a lost day because I was sick and my companions didnt want to take me out to work in the rain, it was a good idea. But I am really excited to do all the things that we didnt get done this next week!
I love the mission so much and I am so happy that I am here! :)
I love you all!
I am so sorry that my emails are getting really short. Its because I am trying to do everything at the same time and it is really hard for me.
Well this week was a really great week. We got our new companion and her name is Hermana Bueso she is from Honduras and she is really cute. I was pretty scared to be with her because she heard a lot of rumors about me and she didnt want to come with us but we talked everything out and she is way chill. We got to work and it was really fun.
Something that I have learned from her, Hermana Bueso, is that we need to contact more. This week we really put that in practice. We all took 10 folletos to contact and we had to give them all away. The last person that does it has to buy ice cream. Lets just say that I have not bought ice cream yet and I am glad of that. I love to contact!
Something happened this week and I am so thankful for the miracle that we had. At church we had our investigators that have baptism dates and they all understood the importance to go to church and to be baptized. I just hope that they follow through. Its really funny and everything.
I am sorry but I dont have a ton of time because the time goes by so fast and I am always laughing to much with my family and everything! I love this work so much and I am lucky to be here at this time! I love my life so much!!!
I love you all and this week I will write out all the things that happen so I can write it all out in my next letter! I love you all!!! !
How are you guys doing?
Well this week was a good week. We had a great district meeting where we learned more about the atributs of Christ and it helped me to think more about it and how I need to change. This week I put in practice love. It was hard because something terrible happened and I was really sad but I put it in practice and I am glad that I am learning more about the atributes.
This week we also did a lot of service. I am so glad to be here as a missionary helping those around me fill the love of God.
Well I found out that I dont have changes but I am going to be in a companionship of 3. I am really scared for it because I dont want to have any problems but you know I am excited to learn a lot and do be able to divisions more with the members.
I love this work and I am excited to be here and to do the work that I am called to do. This is the true church and I am so thankful for it.
I know that this is the true church and that we are here to learn a lot about this wonderful work.
I would like everyone to read joshua 1:5-9. I love this scripture. Its great. Well I hope that you all have a great week and that you all learn a lot.
Love you all!
Oh and we went on a zipline. It was dope!
Well I dont have a lot of time but I just wanted to let you know how I am doing. This week I am able to send you guys a couple of photos. One is me with really yummy food. A sister always gives me a ton of food when we go there and she knows what I like. The other photo is I tried a really gross drink that I hated. I tried it and I couldnt finnish it but you know, its sucks! But it doesnt matter. I tried it. The other one is of the baptism that we had this week. It was perfect. I loved it and he shared his testimony during the service and he thanked us for helping him change his life. It was so sweet and I was crying hard core.
I love this time that I have to be a missionary. This time is the best time to be serving God. I love it and for all the things that I am learning. LAst week I was reading a lot of the Book of Mormon and this week I continued but I also focused in the general conference talks. I love learning more about the prophets and knowing the things that they want us to do.
I have learned a lot here and its been really fun! I love this work and I also love you guys a lot. I miss you always but I am glad that be here right now. I know that I need to be here.
I love you all so much!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Hello there family! How are you guys doing?
Well to answer the questions from moms email, I was really sick but I dont think its a parasite. I think I just ate something that wasnt good for my stomach, its normal here. But I am good. Much better.
This week was a really great week. I learned a lot of things. This week I focused my time in the Book of Mormon and I am learning so much! I love this book and I know that it is true! :)
This week we are going to have a baptism and I hope that everything works out. He is a great guy and knows that this church is true. I am happy that I am seeing miracles here everyday.
This week I have been thinking a lot about how I can help the branch that I am in because the assistance is really low and the president is being very stressed. We dont have a Relief Society president or counselors and we need a lot of help. I have been thinking and we are going to be meeting with the president tonight to talk over some ideas. I am excited to share what I have been studying. I love this gospel.
I am so sorry that I am terrible at writting now, I dont know what is going on!
Well today I am hitting 16 months and I am so sad. Guatemala has my heart and its my favorite place in the whole wide world. I love this place and the people. I am going to bring back so many memories that I hope that everything works how I would like it to!
Love this gospel and everything that it gives me and also the blessings that it gives to everyone else!
Love you all!
¨God knows who is standing in a hole and who is standing on a chair, and he does not just measure height-- he measures growth¨ Quote for the week!
Hello family and Friends!
This week was a really hard week for me. Well also The Lord blesses those who are obiedent and this week I saw so many blessings.
The last change, was really hard for me. We didnt have any investigators progressing and I wanted to work really hard. But this change with my companion has been a lot of miracles.
This week we had a plan to put 2 baptism dates with people that we thought were progressing. We invited them but they said no... we then didnt give up our faith and we started to work even harder. We invited a little girl in the first visit to baptism and she said yes. She is the sister of my convert here in Tactic. I really hope that she can be baptized. Also this week we were able to put another baptism date with another lady that is ready to be baptized as well. I LOVE THIS WORK!!!
Also to explain something here. There are stores here that called Pacas. They are little DI but SUPER CHEAP. I always go there to look for things. Well on Friday we were coming back from buying somethings for an activity that we were going to have. We stopped by one of them because she is an investigator. I wasnt feeling so great and I had a lot of stomache pain. We were teaching her and then all of a sudden I threw up.. right there. it was terrible. We went home and my companion threw up. We went to the activity at church and I threw up again. We came home and I threw up 5 times during the night and it was crazy. So on Saturday we stayed in bed and it was crazy. But the Lord blesses us always and we are finding such great people. I love this work.
Well as all of you can tell I sent SOOOO many photos... I am sorry. I am at a good internet and it sends them a lot faster!
Well I love you all and I am great. SHOUT OUT TO MY NIECE AND NEFEWS! I love you all!!!
HAPPT 4th of JULY!!!!!!I loved this week!
Well like the title says, I am getting a new companion. I am really sad because I got a long with my companion really well and now I am going to be getting a companion that is from Chili.
This week a lot of things happened. It was my companions birthday and it was really fun. We made the best of it. We also focused a lot in our investigators and it was perfect.
I am excited to be here in the mission and everyone is telling me that I am going home. THat sucks because I love the mission so much! I know that I only have two more changes but I am going to make the most out of it. I am excited to have that.
I love this gospel so much and i love this time that I have to be a missionary!
Hello there family! I am so sorry that I havent been writting a lot to you guys but it is crazy here and I feel a lot of stress. And just thinking about writting you guys makes me even more stressed out but I love you all and I am sorry.
Well this week was good. I got a new companion and she is really cute. Her name is Hermana Arragui and she is from Chili. She looks and acts a lot like Ashely Rodgers jejeje. It makes me miss her.
Well this week was pretty good. We were able to complete every one of our goals that we had besides our investigators at church. We didnt have a single one... It was really sad. One thing that has happened is that since my old companion left a lot of our investigators dont want to listen to us or they dont want to progress and that makes me sad but you all know, we need to help our investigators love the message and not ourselves so that is what we are working on this change.
But something really sad happened on Sunday and it got me pretty depressed. I gave a talk on Sunday and it went pretty well. I liked it a lot. All the members after told me that it was really great. That made me really happy! but one brother came up to me and asked me what I talked about. He told me that he didnt understand a single thing because my spanish was terrible. I started to cry because for me when I speak in spanish I get really nervous because it isnt that great and it makes me a little sad but you know, my companion helped me out a lot and she is great.
Well I like my new district and zone. My old companion is still in the same zone and she is crazy... like always.
Tomorrow we get our new president and I am scared because they dont know english and I am pretty sad because hermana Curitss is going home and she helped me out a lot. She is like my best friend here and she told me that we are going to go out on a date after the mission. I love her.
Well this week I cant send pictures because the computer doesnt work.
Kayla is going home this week so family and friends, please reach out to her. I love her and I know that she is sad because she is going home to get her gallbladder taken out so please reach out to her. GRACE and MOM that is your job. :)
I love you all so much!
Have a great and mom I know that you are counting down the days or weeks and I only have 11 weeks left!!