Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Hello friends and family!!!  I am so grateful for all of you!! Thank you for being sooo supportive and amazing!  I miss you all so much and I hope your 4th of July was a great day!  I love you all!!!!!!

1.  My biggest challenge this week has been adjusting to my companion, calling and area.  We are almost done with the transfer but I am still adjusting to everything.  Being in the middle of Chiclayo is very weird to me.  I'm used to having small areas and being able to memorize all of the streets in 4 weeks or so.   Here it is completely different.  I will never live in a big city! My calling makes me very stressed.  I don't know how to be a leader of a bunch of girls.  I don't even like girls! haha  I'm very grateful for the trust God has in me but sometimes I feel like it may be ill placed.  And my companion....we are just very different.  I love her very much, but sometimes there's no winning with her.  OK, enough venting!

2.  My biggest concern has honestly been about the house.  I just want the best for our family.  Knowing that everyone is worried about it makes me worried too.

3.  My/our biggest success this week has probably been finding a great family, Carlos and Vanessa.  They have 2 little boys and they are very interested in learning.  We have been working very hard on finding new people and every night we are completely pooped!  It's a good tired though.  We feel good! 

4.  My favorite person has definitely been my Savior.  He has helped me get through some pretty dark days. There is no doubt in my heart that he knows me and he loves me.  

5.  My most significant tender mercy was when my companion and a family in our ward surprised me with a mini 4th of July celebration!  The pictures tell it all!  I really needed it that day!

6.  Something I've looked forward to is our leadership training tomorrow.  I get to see all of the sisters from my MTC district!  All but one.  I love getting to see them! 

7.  My big goal for this next week is to try really hard to be totally focused (mind, body and heart) in the work.  It'll be difficult, I've gotta do it!  

8.  Scripture of the week D&C 127:2

No matter what people think of us, all that matters is what our Father in Heaven thinks.  I know that he loves me and that he is proud of me.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trujillo Temple dedication


This week was all over the place!  Like always, there were some really up times and some really down times but all in all, I'm doing fine here! 

Question/Answer time!

1.  My biggest challenge this week was probably my companionship.  I love Hna Gonzalez and I learn so much from her everyday, but it's always hard to get used to someone new!  The way she thinks is a lot different, and her customs kind of crash into mine at times.  I try my best to be patient and get used to it and hopefully, sooner rather than later, everything will just be tranquillo.

2.  My biggest concern this week was definitely one of the sisters in our zone.  She has really bad migraines and of course as sister leaders, we have to help her and be worried about getting her feeling better.  It's a lot harder to keep your area progressing when you have 6 girls to worry about on top of that.  

3.  I'm gonna change this one up.  Instead of biggest success, I'm going to tell you all about the dedication of the Trujillo Temple.  Oh my!   It was so amazing to be able to be here in Peru to witness this amazing blessing come to pass. 
Saturday night we were given permission to watch the cultural event and wow, that was cool! To see all of the different dances and clothes!  I'm so grateful to be in a country with such cool history!  
Then yesterday, we went to all three sessions of the dedications.  Elder Uchtdorf and Elder Bednar were there along with the Area 70 Presidency of the South American Northwest area.  They spoke and wow, I am so excited to get started on our family history work!  All they talked about was the importance of that.  I have ancestors waiting for me on the other side of the veil to do their work for them!  I will do it!  

4.  My favorite person....well my favorite familia is the Martinez family!  They consist of Rosa (mom) Jose (dad) and Ingrid (daughter).  They have more kids but they are all grown and live with their own families.  Ingrid is 19 and she goes to visit with us!  They are a recently rescued family and we just finished the lessons with Jose.  They are sealed and when Ingrid was 11, they stopped going to church.  When my companion and her last companion found them, they were very nice but needed a lot of work.  They have come a long way and now are some of the strongest members I know here in Peru.  They have a daughter in Clifford UT and always go to visit her.  We have made plans to meet up and go to the temple, ride horses, and just hang out when they go!  Rosa will be there when I get home and Ingrid will be going next July!  I have been so blessed to find amazing friends here and I know that these relationships will last into the eternities.

5.  My most significant tender mercy was when I found out that a couple from my ward in La Victoria moved into my ward here in Villareal!  I was so happy to see them!  The Lord really knows us and blesses us in so many ways!

6.  Something I'm looking forward to for this week is our companionship exchange on Wednesday.  I will be with Hna Pilling here in my area and I'm nervous!  I will have to report it all to President next Monday and use my "experience" to help her in any way.  I'm nervous but I know everything will be okay!  

7.  My goal for next week is to study about diligence! I need it!  Sometimes I get those lazy moments and I can't afford that with just a little over 3 months left!  I need to get my booty in gear! 

8.  Scripture:  Elder Bednar shared this part of D&C with us in the dedication.  It really hit me!
D&C 124:31-36 
31 But I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me; and I grant unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me; and during this time your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me.
32 But behold, at the end of this appointment your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment ye shall be rejected as a church, with your dead, saith the Lord your God.
33 For verily I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time to build a house to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead belongeth, and for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me;
34 For therein are the keys of the holy priesthood ordained, that you may receive honor and glory.
35 And after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad, are not acceptable unto me, saith the Lord.
36 For it is ordained that in Zion, and in her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places which I have appointed for refuge, shall be the places for your baptisms for your dead.

This work that I am doing right now is sooo important but the work for our dead is so important too! Notice that in the verses it says, "your dead" many times.  It doesn't say the dead but your dead.  We need to remember where we come from and give our ancestors a chance at salvation.  They're waiting for us! 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Back to Chiclayo!

Hermana Favero didn't send a long email this week but here are a few things she shared with me.  I got the pics from Google Earth.  

I'm back in Chiclayo in an area called Fredrico Villa Real in the Latina zone and I am a sister leader!!!!!!!

It's nothing like Jaen lol. It's almost the center of Chiclayo. We have Tottus (mall) in our area and it's all really nice and paved! Look it up on google earth. The chapel is on the corner of Garcilazo de la Vega and 7 de Enero. Or you can look up the big mall thing I told you about a few months back. We live like a street away from it haha. 

So we have zones,  like Jaen is a zone and La Victoria is a zone. Latina is the zone I'm in right now. The zones are named after the stakes.

My companion is Hna Gonzales!! Another Latina finally!!! She is from Bolivia!! 

Oh the trip was awful!! 6 hours of just sitting! They had movies playing and I had to force myself to not watch! And I can't sleep on buses haha my stomach hurt like none other too! The good thing was that we were in the really nice part of the bus and we had AC! haha and the view was amazing!

My comp has been out the same time as me!! we are gonna be going home together.

On our house, the cream part is where we go in to eat. It's our pensionista's house but we live on the corner on the third floor. The whole thing is her house though.

Chapel in Hermana Favero's new area 

shopping mall, apparently they sell everything here

Hermana Favero's new home.  Top floor 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Transfer Time!

Hermana Favero didn't have time to send an email because she is being transferred today.  She said she has a 6 hour bus ride ahead of her along with two other Elders.  She didn't have a chance to tell me where she is going but she sent lots of pics!

Hermana Tomlinson's visit

Some friends from the ward

Celebrating Hermana Kennedy's bday and saying goodbye to those being transferred. 

I'm pretty sure that's egg on their heads

Last time together as a district

Saying goodbye to Flor and her family

Helping decorate cupcakes

Monday, May 25, 2015

Flor's Baptism!!

This week was so good!  So many feel-good moments for sure!

1.  My biggest challenge-um again...I don't think anything was more challenging than normal.  The mission is starting to just feel really good and accomplishing!

2.  My biggest concern this week was something that I think was not a concern for Hna Brogan.  I've been worried that once Flor was baptized the ward wouldn't step in like they should.  I haven't had the best of luck in the past with this and so I was kinda scared but in the end everything turned out great! 

3.  Biggest success....Hna Flor is a member!!!!  We made sure the baptismal service was as beautiful as possible for her with really good talks, a musical number by the missionaries and lots of members there.  She was so nervous and excited and we were by her side the whole time.  Her husband and his two girls were able to be there too, which helped!  When she came out of the water, she was all worried if she did it wrong or not.  So sweet! At the end, she shared her testimony and it was so powerful!  She didn't stand there and just thank everyone for being there but really bore a strong testimony about the church and The Book of Mormon.  She is now getting herself ready to go to the temple and be sealed to her husband. I'm so grateful I was able to see her all the way through the conversion process unto the waters of baptism.  This is why I'm out here!

4.  My favorite person this week was probably Hna Doris, our pensionista.  There's not really a specific reason, I just love her a lot!  She is one of the people I'll miss most when I leave this place!

5.  My most significant tender mercy was definitely after Flor's baptism.  Her husband turns to me and whispers, "You have one sin less today"  It's not doctrine but it made me feel super good inside.  It really helped me know that all I do makes a real difference. 

6.  Something I'm looking forward to this week is finding out if I'll be transferred or not.  Saturday they let us know and if I'll be leaving, I head out on Monday around 1 my time.  I love it here and I would be sad to leave a lot of people but I feel like it's time for another change.

7.  A goal of mine for this week is to take as many random pictures as I can, while staying focused on the work of course.  I want lots of pictures when I get home to share with everyone!

8.  Scripture with the biggest impact this week was probably Mosiah 18:8-9.  I was reminded a lot this week of the covenants I've made with God and I am so grateful I have! I'm so happy I have the knowledge I have! 



Beautiful Jaen,  Beautiful Hna Favero

random pics

Monday, May 18, 2015

I knew in that very moment that God is pleased with me...

Familia!  This week was full of spiritual ups!  I love it when I have good things to tell you guys!  I'll explain it all in the questions/answers.

1.  My biggest challenge this week...hmmm this week wasn't really bad in that way.  Of course we had our hard days but all in all we had a really good week.

2.  My biggest concern this week was definitely if the sacrifice I've given so far in the mission has been acceptable to my Heavenly Father.  See #8

3.  My favorite people this week were Pres and Hna Williams.  They came up for a zone conference and we had interviews with both of them.  I'm so grateful that we have that time one on one with them.  With Pres Williams we talked about the family, how we are selling our house and just how far I've come.  I absolutely love my interviews with him.  I'm always so uplifted afterward. My interview with Hna Williams was very much needed!  She reminds me so much of mommy and when we talk we just talk about everything!  I told her about my hard times, my successes, my worries and everything in between.  Our 15 minute interview probably ended up being like 25 minutes.  She's the best! 

5.  My most significant tender mercy this week was when Hna Williams came with us to a lesson.  We were the last ones to have interviews with her and President went with the Elders to their lesson so Hna Williams tagged along with us.  Her Spanish is still shakey but she is so amazingly full of the Spirit that it doesn't even matter.  Our investigator really felt that what she was saying had meaning and it helped us with her a lot.  It also gave us some time to get to know her a little bit better.  She got mugged here in Jaen.  Don't worry....they didn't get away with anything.  She also went back to the hotel and told President all about our lesson and told him that we taught perfectly.  The next day, President congratulated us and made me feel very accomplished.  

6.  What I'm looking forward to this week is Hna Flor's baptism for sure!  She has come such a long way!  She will be such an amazing member of the church and I'm so grateful for the priviledge of being able to teach her!

7.  A goal I have for this week is to write down all the new words I learn throughout the day in my planner.  I've gotten to the point where I'm kinda boring with my vocab.  I need more words to use!

8.  The scripture with the biggest impact this week was the Book of Ruth.  I decided to read it cuz it had been a while since I had read the story.  I was reading with my concern (see #2) in mind.  When I got to chapter 2, I was definitely answered by God.

Ruth and Naomi, her mother in law, had lost their husbands so Naomi wanted Ruth to go back to her family where she is from to maybe start over and have a family.  Ruth, being a convert to the gospel and a daughter in law who loved her mother in law, refused to leave her side.  They went back to where Naomi was from and Ruth began working for a man named Boaz.  Her job was to glean ears of corn in his fields.  She worked very hard and was diligent in her reaping.  Boaz was very pleased with her hard work.  She was confused as to why he was so kind to her and treated her so well.  

In verse 11-12 I really felt a strong warmth about me.  It says...
I knew in that very moment that God is pleased with me.  He is so happy that I have left everything to work with his children among people I do not know. 

I also now have a stronger testimony of the scriptures!  They really do answer questions! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

5 More Months!

Hey you guys!!! So on Mother's Day, I'll be skyping around 5 Peru time so be ready!! I'm sooo excited to talk to you guys!!!!

So just to let you know, Ashlee going home affected me more than I thought it would as well! I'm not even there and it hit me hard! And now Austin is home!! Crazy!!  haha I just can't wait till its my turn!
I am soooo proud of Kaitlyn!!! I'm sooo happy you won!!!! You're gonna be an amazing pres!!!!
So this week was full of emotions! The mission is really hard sometimes but I've gotta keep pushing on to bring souls unto Christ!!!
Question time!
 1. My biggest challenge this week has probably been my own thoughts. Settling down to the last 5 months of my mission has really taken a tole on me. There are days when I'm super motivated and days when I just feel like I can't go anymore. The little things keep me going however. Like the really spirit filled lessons, mission night activities,and people who show up to church! I know that as I keep my head toward the eternal goal of our Heavenly Father, I can make it though! 
2. My biggest concern this week has been our numbers. When your comp is sick, you can't really do much. I know that numbers aren't everything but that's the way president knows if we are working hard or now. This week I'm planning on working my booty off to find more of God´s children to teach! 
3. our biggest success had to be getting through a lesson about the Sabbath Day with an Adventista family. Adventistas are some of the hardest people to teach in my opinion because they think similarly to us but very differently at the same time. They believe that the Sabbath Day is Saturday. They are stuck in the Old Testament times when it comes to that subject. The husband of the family asked about why we keep Sunday as the Sabbath Day. We taught them with the Bible a lot and they ended up just staying quiet and humble about what we said. We invited them to ponder and pray about it to know if it's true along side the restoration and they accepted the commitment. We see lots of potential in them!! 
4. My favorite person this week has got to be Flor! she is seriously an angel sent from heaven! She is such a blessing for Hna brogan and I. I can't wait to tell you guys about her more on Sunday!!
5. My mot significant tender mercy was probably being able to change rooms. Our last room was really not good for missionaries or the dignity of our calling like it says in the missionary handbook. There was mold growing everywhere on the walls and we had bugs like crazy every night.
6. Something I'm looking forward to for this next week is definitely talking to you all!!! Make sure you have lots of questions for me so we have lots to talk about!!! 
7. A goal I have for this next week and the rest of the mission is to really start getting my booty in shape to look and feel the best I can when I get home!! I cant wait for family pics!!! 
8. Scripture of the week...Alma 6:6 
We as a distrct decided it would be a good idea to fast for the people we have been teaching who have baptism dates. This fast Sunday was the hardest one for me. I know that Satan was tempting me so much because of the reason we were fasting. Now I know without a shadow of a doubt that when we fast, and we keep our eyes and hearts in the purpose of the fast, we will overcome the temptations of the evil one. Luke 4:1-12
I love you guys soooo much and I cannot wait to see you all on Sunday!! Pray it will work well so we can have a good time just talking!    

                                          Con mucho amor!!  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chinese Food

Hey everyone!!! 
Sorry for not writing last week! I really just wanted to make sure I could talk to mommy for her birthday. These last couple of weeks have been kind of crazy! Mostly last week actually, this week has been kinda boring. Maybe I can express it all best by answering the questions...

1. Biggest challenge...hmmm well our numbers were a big challenge these last couple of weeks.. por ejemplo... on the 18th the elders had a baptism and of course we were told the day of about it lol Elder Miranda asked me if I would talk on the Holy Ghost so I had to get all of that together throughout the day, on top of that, the zone leaders called me to the stake center to sign some papers and then we had to go to the doctor for Hna Brogan and her weird bump thing on her shoulder lol so long story short, we didn't have the numbers we wanted that day :P Here in the mission, just like at work or school, when you have a low day, the rest of the week is even tougher lol. That's why you gotta be diligent all the time! 

2. Biggest concern... so this one is pretty funny! so apparently the members here in Peru don't really know how to keep the Sabbath Day holy... last Sunday, the elders wanted Chinese food for Elder Nordhoff's birthday so our pensionista , her family(which is also the bishops family) us and the elders went to a Chinese place to eat for lunch! So yeah we were big time sinners last Sunday :P In or defense, if we hadn't gone, we wouldn't have eaten so I didn't know what to do :P oops lol

3. Biggest success..last Sunday we had 6 investigators at church! That's more than I have ever had at church in my whole mission! Then this week we had two. Less but still great! Also we have a baptism set for the 16th for Hna Flor! I'll explain more about her on Mother's Day! 
We are really seeing blessings in our area and people are really starting to progress! 

4. My favorite person this week... I'm gonna be boring on this one this week. Everyone here is sooo amazing! I'm very happy to be here in Sunny Jaen still even though its soooooo stinkin hot!!! 
Soooo I'm out of time this week so I'll send the rest next week. I love you all soooo much! Thank you for all of your support and putting up with my stinky emails haha just a little over 5 months to go! 
  Con mucho amor! Hna Favero

Monday, April 13, 2015

Precious Water!

This week has been alright. It was really hard not to think about prom though! Everyday, I was thinking of what you guys would have been doing and Friday and Saturday were the worst! I hope it was a magical experience for the both of you! You both looked soooooo amazing!!! 

 OK on to the questions! 

1. My biggest challenge this week was probably not being able to be there for Kaitlyn and Kendra to help them get ready for prom! That was one of the things I was most excited to experience as the older sister! However, the blessing of being out here in the mission is priceless! I wouldn't change it for the world! I'm just grateful they still have one more year left of high school! 

2. My biggest concern this week was the fact that we have been without running water for a few weeks now. Here in Jaen its rainy season and when it rains, the pipes get flooded with dirty water so they have to cut the water supply to clean it out. We only get water for an hour or two randomly. When we do have water, we take advantage of the time, shower, fill up some buckets so we can flush the toilet and wash our hands, and clean around the room a bit. But it's really difficult as a missionary with our strict schedule. It's one of those times here where the leaders of the church are really pushing food storage. Because of the rain, there are also times where transportation can't get in or out of Jaen so the price of everything has gone up. It's not super bad but it's one of those faith building times in life for sure.  

3. My biggest success...
                   !!!MISSION POSSIBLE!!!

4. My favorite person this week was Lucia. She is a 16 year old girl who is like the smartest person I have ever met!!!! She has sooo much knowledge about religion and she understands everything we teach her the first time we teach it! Hopefully we will be able to get her and her family to baptism and on to life eternal! 

5. My most significant tender mercy this week was definitely when I got a letter from Hna Rochette! She told me that the Suares family (Diego and Luz) finally got baptized!!! When I read that my my heart grew and I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders! They are the couple of investigators who had been listening to missionaries for around 10 years and we found them again (Hna Meneses and I) and we were working super hard on them! She said that they are the strongest recent converts in the ward right now! Sooo happy!! I'm so grateful that I was a part of them getting the blessings of the gospel! 

6. Something I am looking forward to for this next week is teaching all of the cool new people we have found! Because of our new contact goal, we have been finding soo many new investigators! They will all be really fun to teach! 

7. A goal I have set for this next week... well we have kind of been slacking on inviting people to baptism lately and that's one of the most important things we can do as missionaries. We have lots of new people right now and now we need to get them to baptism. They wont change if we don't invite them! 

8. Scripture of the week! 
     Alma 56&57
 The story about the stripling warriors is one of my favorite Book of Mormon stories! They were so valiant in defending their liberty and their country with dignity! They remembered what their mothers had taught them and they never doubted the Lord! 
         They are examples to follow!!! 
Well I'm out of time for this week! I hope you all have an amazing week and know that you are all in my prayers!!! I love you all soooo much!!!  

1 year for these Hermanas! 

Precious water 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kittens In The Rain

Hey everyone! How are you all!? 
The bathroom looks amazing!!! It looks so bright and happy!!! I love it!! And no more ugly counter top!! I'm so excited to see the rest of the house when all is said and done!!
How sad about Grandpa Jorgensen! He was such an amazing man!! He was so nice to all of us! He will be missed but I'm so grateful for the knowledge we have about the sealing power of the Temple! We will all see each other again! 
Way to go Kendra!!! The Hope squad sounds awesome!!! You literally amaze me! I would never have been able to do something like that in high school! You are changing lives! Keep it up! 
I'm so glad you like golf so much Kaitlyn! Just keep practicing and you will be super good for your senior year! You're amazing! 
Kagun! You're a stud!!! Work hard dude! This baseball season is gonna be the best yet! I can feel it! 
AHHH I can't believe that promenade practice has already started!! Not cool!! Ugh it kills me that I'm not there for all the excitement! Sounds like the moms are gonna make sure it's a night to remember! Tell Tori that she is amazing! You guys are gonna have a blast!

Ok so for this week....

1.  My biggest challenge this week was probably me... I've been having a hard time again. My motivation and diligence on a scale of 1-10 has probably been a 4 lately. I get better every once and a while but over all it's been a battle. However, I've definitely seen the hand of the Lord like crazy! 

2.  My biggest concern...well our biggest concern this week has been getting our goal of 100 contacts...

3.  Our biggest success was that we ended the week with 106 contacts!! We also, with that number, made the goal for the district as well!!! 

4.  My favorite person has definitely been my Father in Heaven. He is pretty amazing!!! 

5.  My most significant tender mercy this week was our kitten rescue! We were in an appointment with our investigator Norma and we were just about to leave when it stated to pour outside! We were stuck in her house for like 20 more minutes and when we were finally able to leave, the streets were like rivers! We started walking through the muddy dirt road when we heard some little meows on the side of the street. There were 4 tiny kittens drenched and scared in the muddy grass. We were with a member and we looked at each other and I told her we couldn't leave them there to die! She agreed so I grabbed two and she grabbed the other two. Hna Brogan was just behind us supervising ;P we went through water filled dirt roads to the member's house and when we got the kittens dry, we went to get a box and a towel to keep them warm. Now we are looking for someone to take the poor things home. 
I know that our Heavenly Father answered my prayer! 

6.  Something I'm looking forward to this week is General Conference! Its gonna be amazing!!!

7.  My big goal this week for myself is gonna be to replace bad, negative thoughts with good, positive ones. I've gotta start feeling better! 6 months isn't much time and I wanna enjoy it! 

8.  My scripture this week was D&C 84:88. it always makes me feel better when I'm having a hard time. 
Well I'm off for this week. I love you all sooo much!! I hope you all have an amazing week!!!!

She still loves monkeys! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Crazy lady and locked doors

This week has been kinda crazy! I'll jut explain in my answers to your questions…
1.       My biggest challenge…ummm well we had a pretty good week. Im not sure anything was too challenging lol
2.       My biggest concern…well on Saturday, we got back to our room from a family home evening and I realized we left the keys to the door on the inside on the table haha so we asked our land lady to help us out so she went in to find her spare key and couldn’t find the right one so we were out in the misty rain for about an hour. After 10 at night by the way. So our bishop comes out to see what's going on and his daughter had this awesome idea to get a chair and a broom and open the door from the inside through the open window above the door. It was awesome! I was sooo upset at myself so we just went straight to bed that night haha today we went to make copies of our key haha now we won't have problems!
3.   Biggest success this week has to be the two awesome families we found! Zoila and her three kids, and Maria and her two kids. They all seem sooo interested in the gospel! Keep them in your prayers! :)
4.   My favorite person this week has got to be the crazy lady who lives on our street! Apparently she is like man crazy or something. She is so unstable that they took her to Chiclayo today cuz there isn't anything here for crazy people. She has made life pretty fun!
5.  My biggest tender mercy was probably the small revelation I got this week about what I am supposed to do with my life in the future. Let's just say I need to really get involved with animals and MDA! I'll tell details when I get home!
6.  Something I'm looking forward to this coming week is just teaching the new people we have found! It's gonna be great!!!
7.  New goal...100 contacts. That's gonna be a hard one! But with the help of God it's not impossible!
8.  My favorite scripture this week was Alma 36:3-25 It just felt like it was straight to me! I love it!!! 
So I don't have a way to send pics this week but I will next week!  I love you more !!! Have an awesome week!!!!

                    Con amor, Hna Favero

Monday, March 9, 2015

11 months!

Hola Familia!!!
 I can't believe you fell Mommy!!! Whatever happened to "don't stand on the counter! You'll fall!" when we were younger?:P  I would have freaked out too! I hope you're feeling better! I'm so excited to see the house! 

WOW the new missionary sounds awesome!! I've found that the missionaries who involve the members has so much more success than a missionary who just goes to the dinner appointments and only leaves a little message. Working with the ward is so stinking important!
I'm not sure if I'm ok with Kagun growing up so fast! He needs to stop!!! 
I'm so proud of Kaitlyn!! That's exactly what she needs to do!! Don't give up, Just stand up!! 

I'm sooo happy that Destinee has been going to church! Tell her to write me!!! 

Ok now for the questions!
1. My biggest challenge this week was probably when my comp was having a hard time. She has been really stressed lately. She has gotten a ton better but it was tough while it lasted. 

2. My biggest success was probably finding Natali this week! She was an old contact and we decided to go search for her. She is 20 years old with a little baby boy and she is super sweet!  We had a lesson with her yesterday and she said yes to our baptismal invitation! I could see her progressing soo much! 

3. My favorite person this week was probably Hna Kennedy! We had exchanges this week and just being able to teach with her in the real thing was awesome!! She and I caught up and I felt like I really have progressed! I just love her! 

4. Tender mercy was probably getting these two letters in the mail! One is from Elizabeth Martinson and Hannah Hill! They warmed my heart and made me feel super loved !!! I remember writing to missionaries when I was little and now I'm the one being written to! It was the best surprise in the world!!! 

5. Something I'm looking forward to this next coming week is probably teaching the three investigators we have who are potentially progressing. I really hope everything goes well with them! 

6. My goal for next week is going to be just to try to come up with better invitation questions for our lessons. Sometimes I feel like I'm just a broken record and I need to get out of that rut haha

7. My favorite scripture this week was probably D&C 84:82-85. It helped my companion and I this week! 
 Well thats all for this week I hope everyone is well and I hope you know that I love you to the moon and back!!! Stay strong!!  I love you more!!! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Childhood songs

Yeah so I still run around singing Barney, Dragon Tales, and Sesame Street songs haha :P
So my birthday was fun! We went to a really pretty garden place and then to the welcome to Jaen sign to take pics then we went to the pension of the elders and made cookies!! My pension didn't do anything but that's alright. It was a very nice and relaxing birthday! 
Throughout the week we didn't have a ton happen. We did end up getting the elders to eat the hottest peppers ever! It was sooo funny!!! 

We are teaching this lady named Cecilia and she is really cool! She has some problems with her boyfriend who lives with her (common occurence here) so it's gonna be a toughy. We can do it tho!! She also has a hard time with prayer. We keep telling her that God loves her and that she will see blessings if she starts to do it so I hope she starts to progress a little more. 

Jose, the man we have been working with will hit one year of being taught by the sisters in April so we decided that it's probably best if he goes to the elders. It was sooo hard to make that decision but we really have to think of the people and their salvation before us. He will make it! I know it! 
Anywhoo this week is kinda short but I want you all to know that you are all amazing and that I love you sooo much!! Never forget that God loves you!!!! 

This is the scent of the air fresheners we use at home.  She said, "Now I can smell home!"
We have been so blessed.  Every package we have sent has gone straight to her without any problems!