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The One with all the Service with a Smile!




How is everyone? I want you all to know how much I love the letters and emails that I get. Sometimes I dont have time to reply to everyone but I always read them and have the biggest smile on my face. 
So this week has been one of the most tiring weeks on my mission. We did 15 hours of service this week and the usual is only 4... so we are just exhausted! This week we didnt have many people to teach and not many people had time so we thought we would just serve... and oh boy that is what we did. It is the best to just help people and serve them with my heart. The people of Chile have my entire heart and soul. 
So this week we are teaching a young woman who has 13 years and she is sooo great! She wants to get baptized and have a date planned for the18th of Dece…

The One with Leading my Sector and Loving the Work


Hello family and friends! How is everyone doing as we are getting closer to the Holiday Season? I love that we are getting closer and closer because the Spirit of Christmas and the birth of our Savior is so strong and beautiful! So this week was great! I am leading my sector and man it is not the easiest thing to do! Actually it is very hard. I have to remember how to get everywhere, and if you know me, you know I ALWAYS go the wrong way! I also have to plan what our days we be like and really remember what everyone needs so that we can be there for the people. It is sometimes really difficult, but I have never been one to step aside and not take on the challenge. I also dont mind being the leader.. I think its because I am the oldest in my family. But I am learning so many new things! My comp is in her last 3 weeks of her mission and I am just in awe of her and trying to learn everything I can from her. This week I learned all about urgency. It is different to just …

The One with the CHANGES!!

Hola mis amigos y familia!! 

How is everyone doing and feeling? I hope that at this time of year everyone is happy and showing gratitude for all the things that we have in this life. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have just been feeling do grateful. I have never been so happy I have never been so happy in my life! The mission is the best place I could be and the best decision I have ever made in my life! 
OK so First things first, we had changes!!!! I m soooo sad. Our changes were special too. They were 2 weeks early than usual and only we had changes. My comp Hermana Ruiz was called to be an Hermana Leader. So, we had changes with the original Hermana Leaders so that Ruiz could be trained. The reason we had it early is because both of the Hna Leaders right now are leaving their missionsin 4 weeks!! So my Comp now is Hermana Ibanez and she has 18 months in the mission (She extended her mission one month). So I, having now 5 months in the mission, have …

The One with Colombia

Hello friends and family! I hope you are all happy and living life to the fullest. Life is so beautiful and we need to live it to the fullest everyday! I am doing awesome here in Chile like always. We have our 2 investigadores with fetchas and we are working hard with them. One of them was able to come to church on Sunday. He looked at us probably every 15 minutes and just smiled and said "I feel good, I feel really good". HE doesnt speak much Spanish so his sentences are always simple. It was amazing to see the Spirit just overflow during sacrament and the classes. I know that Selio was a person already prepared my Heavenly Father to hear the Gospel! He is just great and super excited for his baptisimal date!  I gave a talk on Sunday and they wanted me to speak for 15 minutes. I was super nervous because that is a lot, and in Spanish?? Oh no! I was freaking out. But once I got up there all of my nerves were calmed and my Spanish was smooth and easy.  I ended…

The One with the Blessings here in El Parron!

NOVEMBER 9, 2016

This week was AMAZING!!! We really are starting to see the fruits of our labors here in this ward. This week we did A LOT of contacting and searching for new people to teach. We dropped nearly all of our investigadores because we didnt have any progressing. It was sad but we knew that we could be spending out time better. This week we made it a goal to invite everyone to church. On Sunday we had 5 people come to church!! There were both inv and menos activos. It was a mini miracle! I know that god answers and listens to our prayers (2 Nephi 32:8-9). It was such a great Sunday and was a day of happiness. Also on that same day we had so many new investigadores and talked with so many people on the street. It was a day full of smiles and the Spirit. We have been fasting and praying to see some success in this ward and our sector and we are really starting to see it! I shared my testimony in Sacrament Meeting on Sunday about the Libro de Mormon. I honestly LOVE the LDM an…

The One with Halloween!

NOVEMBER 2, 2016
So I really don't have much to say this week. I was sick almost the entire week!! For Halloween I spent the day in my bed sleeping and reading my scriptures. My companion was sick last week and this week was my turn. It is bound to happen that both companions get sick when we are together all the time! It was terrible. I woke up yesterday so much better though!! It was an answer to prayers to help me feel strong and healthy. Though it was hard and boring in the house, I was able to organize the entire apartment and clean. It was a good reminder of how when the house is in order and clean, the Spirit can reside with more ease. 
So we had a Zone Conference this week and it was so uplifting. We had a member speak about how we should teach the gospel..... with ENTHUSIASM!! When he started talking about how important it is to always be smiling and happy and positive, all the Hermanas and President turned and looked at me. President then said ¨This is you!!¨ lololol. All…

The One with the Italian Night

OCTOBER 26, 2016
Hello everyone, 

I dont have much to write this week because well nothing really happened. It was a week full of contacting and lessons that fell through. We had lessons fall through every day this week. It has been one of the hardest weeks in the mission! We didnt have many lessons or success this week at all. It was a bit of a set back and definitely was early to fell let down and just sad... but that is not who I am! I am a positive person and one who loves to look for the good in all things. I decided to put a smile on my face and told my companion that we were just gonna let the happy moment role and push forward. She wasnt too excited about my attitude but I dragged her along anyway. Though this week was hard and didnt have that much success, it was a week full of spiritual growth. I hgave really learned this week to just trust in the Lord with all my heart. I know that if I do my best, the Lord will do the rest. This last Friday we had a huge Italian Night with …

The One with all the Rain!

OCTOBER 19, 2016
Hola my dear friends and family. I hope all is well with everyone and everyone is happy. I am doing GREAT!! I mean, when am i not? I am serving the Lord and get to talk to people about the Beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ. So this week was the weirdest weather. It was sooo hot like it had been and then one day it just poured and was freezing. It has been this way for the rest of the week. I don't mind because now I get to wear my cute rain boots I have! Also, i rather it be cold than hot because it is SOOOOO hot. the sun here is very powerful and just burns my skin. Also, because the sun is so powerful, my hair is more blond here in Chile than ever before. It is like white at the roots and just bright bright blonde! It is weird but oh well. I get looked at all the time and people come up to me just to touch my hair and ask me where I buy my hair dye. I simply respond ¨The sun is my hair dye.....¨ they usually aren't too amused or they dont understand my jok…

The One with the Bad Chicken

October 12, 2016
So this week was great and I cannot really tell ya why. I am just happy all the time and have never felt this pure joy in my life before. It is like I am always on cloud 9 and it isnt because we a baptism every week, or at all for that matter, but I am just happy. I feel my Saviors love, and that is all I need. Anyway this week was wonderful! There was one day though that wasnt my best. We had almuerzo that was rico! But about 3 or so hours later I was not feeling so good and I was feeling a little OFF.

Okay so the computers here are not very good and always flip out and just send stuff LOL sorry! But anyway, I felt off and I ended up sick and throwing up! I was in the bed all day the next day and was suffering. I think we atre bad chicken because my comp wasnt feeling too good either. I received a package the day before though from my sweet mama with all sorts of good music so I was okay and did some extra studying. It wasnt my best day but things could …

The One with the BEST General Conference EVER!

October 5, 2016

OK so this week was great and full of wonderful events. The main thing was Conference! Oh my goodness it was the best one in my entire life. I loved every single talk and took over 20 pages of notes LOL. It was so inspiring and was all about missionary work! Well for me anyway heehee. One of my favorite quotes was "When you turn to the Book (BoM) you turn to the Lord". THIS IS SO TURE! The Book of Mormon is everything and how we look to the Lord. I invite all of you to read it and read from beginning to end. There is something special about reading it from cover to cover. It is my favorite book in the entire world. Every verse has an answer to a question. Every verse is meant for us individually. It is the most powerful tool we have, so lets use it! I also loved another quote "Just serve". How simple these two words are, but how strong! It is so ture that if we just serve, everything is better. All we have to do is love and serve others…

The One With Prayers

So this week was a week of praying. We have been doing an extra amount of praying this week for our sector, the people, other missionaries, and everything. So it is starting to get a little hard with the people that we teach. We are not having very many progressing investigators and we are struggling with the sector a little bit. So we have been praying extra hard so something to happen.On Mondaywe went on divisions with the Sister Leaders. While doing so Hermana Ruiz stayed in El Parron and I went to San Bernardo. That day while we were on divisions, Hermana Ruiz had a meeting with a young lady we met on the street. They taught her a lesson and committed her to baptism. This was an answer to our prayers, We are working with Maritza and heading towards baptism. Then yesterday we had a lesson with a menos activo and we committed her and her husband to work to going through the temple. It was a week full of happiness and success. Now, something I learned this week is to not get stressed…