Monday, December 28, 2015
|and after caroling. A little wet but so happy :)|
|and my stocking stuff!! thanks parentals!|
|Christmas Crack thanks steph!!|
|awesome knitted socks! thanks parentals and lady from the ward|
|grey sweater wahoo! thanks mommy and daddy|
|awesome sign from TY TY! i love it!|
|another sweater! thanks parents!|
|apron and potato masher from Bringhurst family|
|thanks Peterson's for the cute shirt, pics, candy, fudge, mug and aweome drawings!!|
|really cute sweater from Liddiard's!! thanks!! :)|
|and cute new outfit from the parentals! :)|
|and letters from the fam!!!! what a cool gift!! :) i cant wait to open them!|
|homemade necklace from Momma! thanks!!!|
|skpe selfie with the fam!!!! :)|
Monday, December 21, 2015
|I rearranged a bit|
|Last district pic of last transfer on Tuesday|
|One of our less actives has this creepy yet awesome skeleton in her house haha|
|Decorating Christmas cookies with the Mata familiy!|
|Decorating Christmas cookies with the Mata familiy!|
|Our new comp Hermana Web on the right she has been out 2 transfers longer than me. shes cool|
|Hermana Bringhurst and I on giant chairs!!! Look we totally match with our polka dot skirts and white shirts, we are pretty cool! :)|
|I have been upgraded to back seat!! wahoo so much space i love it! :)|
Wahooooo its almost Christmas! I never thought i would see Christmas, but here it is! I love this time of year! I love being a missionary! I love my wonderful family and friends there back home! And i love my Georgia Family here!!! :) This week has been fantastic! Me and Hermana Brinhurst enjoyed our 2 days of being in not a trio, but actually it was rather awkward. When she was in the shower or in the bathroom and i was all alone i felt so weird because there wasn't anyone there with me. ahh it felt weird and like something was missing haha. We got a new companion her name is Hermana Webb and she has been out for 9 ish months i think. She is white. She awesome and we are glad to have her with us in the Chamblee area!
Anyway so then yesterday during gospel principles class and it was the Elders turn to teach so Elders Cruz asked if there were any volunteers but no one raised their hand so then he just called on one of the members and then all of the sudden our investigator stood up, and said "voy a ententar" "im going to try" he is the shyest guy ever!! HE SAID THE PRAYER!!! in front of the whole entire class!!!! what a cool experience!! It is cool to see that my companion was so in tune and was able to promise that blessing and we got to see it fulfilled the very next day! The spirit is cool!!
Now i just want to talk for just a second on how much i love my Georgia family! I really do. I the people here, i love our branch i love our investigators i love the random people we meet in Walmart parking lots, i love them all. They make being away from my eternal family easier. I love it here. I love being a missionary. I love Jesus Christ. And i know that God and Jesus Christ love me and love each and every one of us. I love Christmas time.
We are so blessed to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. "Away in a manger, no crib for his bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head; The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, And fit us for heaven, to live with thee there. The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes; But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes. I love thee, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh." I love my Savior. I love you all so much! i Cant wait to talk to yall in just 4 days on skpe!! What a blessing that is to us all! Stay close to Jesus and he will always stay close to us. till Friday!!all my love and prayers always,
Monday, December 14, 2015
Transfer news!!! are you ready?!....well today Hermana Meneses (our greeny) is flying out to Ecuador to her mission (Our mission President and his wife are taking us out to lunch and then taking her to the airport)..... and we got a call from the APs saying that me and Hermana Bringhurst are staying here in Chamblee!!!!!!!....but wait there's more...and we are getting Hermana Webb(one of the other spanish sisters). yay for trios!!! haha! After this next transfer i will have spent half my mission in a trio. Haha its so funny! The Lord must really like trios, or i just havent learned what im supposed to learn yet! We are excited though! Hermana Webb will be welcoming greatly here in Chamblee! The work continues, 3X3!! :) Hey the Godhead is one powerful trio, so we will be too!
1. "Let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven." 3 nephi 12:16 We are all lights, we need not hide it under a bushel like he teaches us but shine forth unto all people. I love this invitation the Savior gives to us.
2."love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you." i have learned and am still continuing to love those that maybe on a daily bases wrong us. I have found that instead of letting "our hearts get stir up in anger, one against the other" because that is not "his doctrine" 3 nephi 11:30 but to just say a simple prayer for those people and the Lord will bless you and you will find yourself loving your enemies. What an amazing principle the Savior gives to us to love one another, as he has loved us.
|Planning Last Night!|
|Best Comps Ever!!|
|Planning Last night!|
Monday, December 7, 2015
I hope you are all doing super great! I am doing great like always, there isn't anything great i could be doing right now! Wow i love this time of year. This week has been great! Not a lot happened, but still stuff happened! We have been receiving referrals like crazy and we have been contacting them all so that has been super fun! gotta love those referrals!!!
|My Awesome District!|
We had to move Hector's date back because of his work schedule, but that is ok because the important thing is that he will be more prepared and less rushed. So his date is now for the 19th. So we are excited for that! Also Fermin is so cool! We taught him again last night with the Mata family and he is just so prepared! This gospel is amazing!!!
Yesterday was such an amazing day! Sundays are always so great. I love being able to go to church and partake of the sacrament and recharge my battery. And i loved hearing the testimonies like always. We had a lady from Louisiana visit our Branch and she didn't know that it was in Spanish haha, but it was cool because me and my trainy Hermana Meneses took turns translating the testimonies for her. Wow translating is super hard. My brain does not think that fast. After one lady that spoke really fast, i left it to her to continue translating, it was fun to try though! The cool thing is that at the end of sacrament meeting the lady was just in tears! It was a testimony builder to us all of how the spirit is the same no matter what language! It was cool! then we went to primary like usual to help with the music and i think singing time is one of my most favorite things! It always has been! i love being able to sing to the little primary songs and do the little actions to the songs with those precious children of God in the Spanish language! I think i cry every time we go to primary! I just love hearing children sing! They are so cute! It just is such a testimony builder to me to see how much they know and hearing them sing these beautiful songs! Even though they have alots of energy, the spirit is always so strong! Then we had a stake Nativity activity yesterday and that was so beautiful!! It was so much fun and we had lots of awesome people from our branch come and then we got to watch the Christmas devotional! It was so good!
So we had a mission wide conference call and the APs asked our companionship to sing the opening song on the mission call. that was really scary! That was definitely way out of my comfort zone, but this whole mission is teaching me to get out of my comfort zone! It was good though!
I want yall to know how much i love you. i love my savior, and i love being a missionary! I love this time of year! I love the true meaning of Christmas! I know that this chuch is true and that Christ gave us the greatest gift we could ever have! We can return and live with him, our Father in Heaven and our familias for ever! I know that the Book of Mormon is true and i love what it teaches us. "and we talk of christ, we rejoice in Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." 2 nephi 25:26 I know my savior lives. he lived a perfect life. He is our perfect example. He paid the ultimite price for our sins. "Joy to the World, the Lord is come." I love you all! Spread a little joy to this world as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Until next week