Monday, December 29, 2014


This Christmas was really great! My companion and I went caroling to everyone and they all gave us food haha and let us in their houses to share a message about Christ. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and also Have a Happy New Year!!
 Here are some pictures of my week...because pictures are worth a thousand words....

​Johanna the one in the middle is 9 and she is a star investigator, she´s going to baptized on the 11th of January
 Our mission presidents mom
 Our mission Christmas activity

A birthday party for Hermana Wilkinson

The Gutierrez Family, we´ve been teaching for about 2 months
 The Torres family, Vianey and Diego, they´re so cute
 Noche Buena, We ate with Hermana Olga and her family and their crazy dog
 District 13, missionaries from Ecuador, Canada, Mexico, Utah, Wa, and Arizona
 The Regino Family on christmas day

opening our presents on christmas morning, Thanks Mom and Grandma!
The rodriguez family, let us all skype at their house and made a delicious christmas dinner! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bautismo!!! :)

So this week was good. 
The Fragoza family got baptized yesterday :D it all went really well. stress free, warm water, clothes that fit, haha, and it was a very nice service.  Afterwards we asked Emiliano, who is 8, how he felt and he said ¨limpiocito, aún sin joboncito¨ which means really clean even without soap, how cute is he.  And Abigail´s (the mom) mom who isn't a member came, so that was really good too. 
All of the zone leaders and sister training leaders had the opportunity to sing in a choir for a fireside for the area seventies and stake presidents for the encendido de luces (lighting of Christmas lights) at the temple and the visitors center.  And we sang and there were some really good talks, on that was really interesting about the light of Christ and how it is the power by which everything functions.  Then they lit all the lights and it looks soo beautiful! Also if you haven´t watched the video ¨He is the Gift¨ on , you should :). 
 ​Zone Activity from today, we had game show type challenges in teams...including an egg toss and I got egg in my hair.  extra conditioning :)
 Our little árbol de navidad...cute right :)
 Bautismo!!! :) 
 ​Mexico City Temple :)
En la encendido de luces
So, I forgot to mention last week.. this week was transfers, so they changed p-day to Wednesday.  We didn't have transfers...whew! :) Still with Hermana Lovell here in Valle for another cycle!

Well this week was jolly good. We had exchanges with Hermana Burrola and Wilkinson, I stayed in my area, the first day hermana burrola and I had a really good day. we set a baptismal goal with a woman named Isabel.  And then we also had the baptismal interviews with the Fragoza family :) They all passed, Abigail is the mom, and Sara, Alí, and Emiliano are the kids.  I love them so much! They are just really cool people.  The dad Luis, still hasn't come to church and he says he doesn't want to get baptized....yet.  But he says the most beautiful prayers, and I know he feels that this is something really good for his family.  Their baptism is this Sunday after church.  :) yay

Well, in other news the mission presidents wife, hermana Anaya was concerned about the missionaries getting good quality sleep and our health and sha la la. So we all got new mattress cushion cover things and they are soooo comfortable, I didn't have problems sleeping before, but now I sleep like a...a person that sleeps really well.  So that's good.  Especially because missionaries work really hard, haha.  At the end of the day I am so tired, but then we still plan and study Spanish, and all that good stuff.  So I'm glad I have a comfy bed. 

Well now that I've written a whole  paragraph about my comfy bed I guess I should end with something spiritual. 
Well my companion shared with me a quote that says,
 ¨Our weaknesses are divinely destined to become our strengths¨
And I really like that, I know that God has a plan for each of us and has given us certain talents and strengths for a reason.  But our weaknesses are also for a purpose.  I have learned a lot on my mission.  One thing that I have gained a stronger testimony of is obedience, if we are obedient to all of the commandments, including studying the scriptures daily, personal prayer, and sincere service to others, we will be empowered to resist temptation, and to have more hope during trials. And we will also develop more and more of the attributes of Christ.  Like in
 Ether 12:27 in The Book of Mormon:  ¨And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.¨