Sayin’ Hola and Hasta Luego

February 23, 2015
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Noche de hogar with the Rivas to say goodbye to Hermana Hernandez, Elder Needham and Elder Lopez, Hermanas Cristina and Meli (they’re actually from the other ward but accompany us and totally spoil us all the time.)  And here is my last day with Hermana Hernandez!


And here is Hermana Pineda, my new companion!   She’s from my generation actually, so I met her my first day, superrrr sweet and fun, 20 years old and she’s from el Estado de Mexico.   I’m excited!

Wishin’ you Merry Christmas

December 23, 2014
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FELIZ NAVIDAD!

Missing everyone at home, but it’s so special to be sharing the gospel around this time.  And fun here too :)  This morning we had a big mission Christmas party, tomorrow we get to eat dinner with a family in our ward, and thursday skyping my FAMILY!  Lots of yummy food here, I’m in love with the tamales.  I’ve sang all of the Christmas hymns about 50 times each the past few weeks and have seen “El es la Dadiva” about 200 times.  If you haven’t seen it go watch it :)

 

We shared this video in the park, along with free hot chocolate.  So fun, and it was a hit!

This sunday I got to give a talk on the Atonement, and I feel so grateful for this amazing gift we’ve been given.  It is the most important and is what gives us hope and the opportunity to truly be happy, to be with our families forever, and to return to God’s presence.  I know without a doubt that Jesus Christ is our Savior, He lives and loves us perfectly.  I’ve felt His love so much as I’ve shared this message with others and love being a missionary!

By the way, it’s my year mark!  Hope everyone has an amazing Christmas :) Love you all!

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Exchanges with the sisters, enjoying campechanas (aka heaven), and opening my Christmas package from home.  Love the holidays:)

Playin’ Soccer in my Skirt

November 10, 2014
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Aaron from La Pastora got baptized yesterday, and I got to go back to be there.  It was awesome!
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  These pictures are from interchanges with other sisters.

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  DSC02100[1] The ward is super active here, and the members bring us tons of food.  This day they brought carne asada and salchichas, cake, cupcakes, chicken salad, pasta.  Last night it was tamales!

We went to the park yesterday and enjoyed the swings!  Also I played soccer in my pencil skirt and scored a few goals NBD:)

Transferin’ to Lomas del Pedregal

October 20, 2014
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Hola!!!!

Wow lots has happened in the past week!  I’m in a new area thats awesome, great ward and my comp is great–Hna Hernandez from Estado de Mexico.   Jose got baptized on Saturday, and it was great too.  Lupita gave a little talk, and it made me cry so much to see her doing so well.   She made us a cake the night before I left, and I hated saying goodbye.  But Jose doing great!  He brought like 8 trays of these little mini sandwich things– super fancy and good.

My new area is called Lomas del Pedregal Apodaca, and is northeast of Guadalupe.  The ward is super active, and we’re serving with two sets of elders too.

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A member brought us campechanas (yummy taco things), and we were so tired while we waited for the food.  But it was so worth it!

 

This is the Hernandez family from La Pastora on my last day in the area.  Tough to say goodbye!

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Sayin’ Goodbye to La Pastora

October 13, 2014
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Well, they’re finally kicking me out of La Pastora.  After 9 months, and it’s a little depressing to say bye to everyone cause I love them so stinkin’ much.  I know it’s time, and I’m excited for whatever comes, but I’ll never forget this time here and all the amazing people I’ve met and served with.

This next week our investigator, Jose, is getting baptized.  We’ve been teaching him since May, and he’s so ready.  He has 18 attendences, you only need 5 to be baptized. :) But it was worth the wait, and he says he’s bringing carne asada and little sandwiches… pictures to come.

 

Oh, and General Conference was AMAZING.  I don’t think I’ve ever gotten more out of conference than this time, I don’t know it’s because I’m a missionary and more “spiritual” haha who knows, but I loved it. If you haven’t already seen it, go watch it.  I especially liked Elder Holland’s talk, and we’ve been using it in some lessons.  Also the emphasis on receiving personal revelation. How we should strive to have continuing revelation in our daily lives, instead of just bursts of light every once in a while. Also how we can have confirming revelation to know that the priesthood line of revelation (prophet, apostles, leaders, etc.) is true and that the counsel from our leaders is from our Heavenly Father.

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Anyways, tomorrow we’ll have cambios and see where I’ll be transferred to.  Ahhh the nerves.  Saying by to my gringa companion Hermana Hill.  Sad.

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Everyone have a great week! :)