Friday, October 31, 2014

Lets see...what happened this week...

There is a family in our ward who own a little restaurant called Sal y Pimienta. And we eat with them like once a week or so.  One of their employees Sonia, came up to us and asked us if we could give her the lessons.  We of course said yes and set a time to visit her that night.  She is genuinely looking for the truth...she was going to get baptized in a different church on nov 1st but now she accepted a baptismal date for the 23rd of november if she finds an answer.  She is truly looking and said she would be willing to follow whatever answer she receives.  So we have faith that Heavenly Father is going to help her to receive her answer.  
Also we are teaching a family of 5, and they accepted a baptismal date as well, they are such a cute family and are super down to earth and fun.  We visited them on thursday and they had read the homework we left for them and had been praying. And we were soo happy because that is how people are going to find their answers and feel the spirit.  
And yesterday in church was the primary program :) it was sooo cute! 
And...daylight savings time! I dont like it.  We have to go home earlier now because it is so dark already by like 6:30...but we have to be in the house at 7:30. But we leave earlier now and then study language when we get home.  Its good obviously so that we are safe...but most people are in their houses and want us to come teach them at 7-8, and also it is harder to contact or talk with people when its dark.  But we will have to accustom.  
Also we have been working a lot with the members, it is fun.  Their are three girls who are 18 and getting ready to go on missions that come with us a lot, and it helps a lot. 
And today we are going to our have a little fiesta with the other hermanas in the old area of my companion.  Because there are like 5 or 6 of us that have birthdays in oct or nov, so vamos a divertirnos mucho :)! 

Have a great week! 
Love Mariah

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Okay, so this week so many things have happened! 
Yes, I did have transfers
My new companion is Hermana Lovell from Arizona, she is the sister training I´ll have exchanges a lot's fun I like it...and its a good experience to learn from the other hermanas.  And she is great, we get a long very well, and work well togeher...and she loves to contact, so we talk to lots and lots of people. 
We opened a new area! just like zaragoza.  Our new area is called Valle, we live in a small development of condominiums called Las Americas...its so different from my old area. We are in the state of mexico, not the city, so its very far from my old area.  But it is literally like the united states here, all the houses look the same and there is hardly any garbage and dog poop on the ground haha.  Its pretty too, there are mountains and there's grass, people actually have little front yards.  Its so weird.  And apparently we have the best house in the whole mission.  Its brand new...and we have an oven! I'm so excited.  We live right next to a plaza shopping center place, there's a Walmart and a Sams club, and a bunch of restaurants and stores.  I feel like we´re in the united's weird.  
Our ward is great too.  Our Bishop is very good the investigators and the members, I really feel that they work together and have goals and are all involved in missionary work.  The members have given us 18 references already and are excited to come with us on lessons.  Which really makes all the difference, the testimonies of members helps a lot.  And the people we have contacted and talked too are all very nice and accepting and interested.  Basically, we have a lot of work to do and I am very excited.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Goodbye Zaragoza

Mi Ășltima Semana en Zaragoza
Well, This week was very good.  Ricardo got confirmed, but he thought that it was conference again this week, so he went to the stake center I think and then came late to sacrament meeting. But luckily he was still able to get the espĂ­ritu santo :).
And we had interviews with the president this week, and he mentioned how I had a lot of time in my area.  We still don't find out till tonight if we have transfers...but he basically told me I'll be leaving.  I feel good about it though,  I have had lots of good times and worked with and grown to know and love the people here a lot.  But I think it's time to see a different part of the mission. And I'm worried I might go crazy if I were to stay here another transfer. 
On Saturday we had a missionary activity in our stake at the visitors center so us sister missionaries that have been in the zone forever took  advantage of the opportunity to take a few pictures together.  I think we are cute.  

I'll let you know what happens next week! :) 

Love Hermana Young! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Well, this week was another good week.  We didn't have the baptism of Ricardo, because he went out of town...but he is going to be baptized on Sunday after conference in the stake center.  But we had a lesson with him once he got back from his trip and he said, well I talked with Allan (the counselor in the bishopric) and I just want to let you know that I'm going to get baptized on Sunday that was perfect.  Other than that we are having a few struggles with investigators coming to church, and recent converts.  Which is why we decided to start visiting the active families in our ward and leaders and teach/practice the missionary lessons with them.  It's been pretty fun....and then they can come on lessons with us and know exactly what we are going to teach.  Because the investigators and recent converts really need friends and support in the ward.  So this week we are going to try and involve the members even more.  
And on friday we had the talent show.  It was great :) Sharon (RC) and her sister and mom came and they did a tae kwon do demonstration, it was pretty cool.  They are both black belts and compete a lot.  And my companion and I did our cup song, I am a child of God.  And there were cool dances with the big mexican skirts and we ate good food.  The talent shows are always really successful, a lot of non members and less actives come.  So we got a good reference named Cynthia. She is 17 and she speaks English so she wanted to talk with us to practice.  So hopefully we can work with her more.  
Oh and today my companions little brother is flying into Mexico City airport for his mission, he is serving in Queretaro which is pretty close to here.  And the airport is super close to our area, so she got permission from the pres. to go  see her brother.  So thats exciting.  
Well, hasta luego :) 
Con Amor
Hermana Young