I have chosen to serve an 18mo mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "I know the Lord is loving and kind. I know that He knows us individually and perfectly. I am so grateful to be a servant of my Savior Jesus Christ. Being a missionary has already been the best decision I have made. I love this Gospel and my dear Heavenly Father."
My MOTTO: Work Hard, Pray Harder!
The One with "Being Where My Feet Are"
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
These are family home evenings with some of my favorite families in our ward and also with a new convert that we have! His name is Christian and he was baptized
just a week before I came to the sector! He is a miracle and such a faithful member! He is one of the coolest people I have ever met!
Okay so this week was a great one! Honestly never really had a bad one because I am just radiating with happiness! Buuuut this week was BAKAN! We did a lot of searching for people but also had some really powerful and uplifting moments with investigadores. We met on lady named Rosa and she was outside her house painting. I told Hermana Knechtel that we should go ask if she needed help. SHe told us no and turned her back to us as if she didn't want to talk. I thought... you are not getting away that easy... I walked around to where I could see her face and introduced myself. I am not sure what changed her mind but she opened right up and started talk to us. She is amazing and we have had a few lessons with her and really felt the Spirit. I saw the evidence in this moment of just having a smile on your face and being happy. She told us that she loved the energy we had and she was interested in why we were so happy. That lead into the perfect conversation about the Gospel. SHe is a great person and the sweetest!
This week I had more than one blonde moment! The first one was when I decided i wanted avocado... I thought it would be a good idea to do so while talking to Knechtel and NOT watching what I was doing.... so I then felt the knife go right into my finger! It hurt sooo bad and I screamed. SO I have a nice big ole cut on my finger! It hurt so bad! Knechtel came in and was like "Cribbs I will help you, dont you worry." She began cutting the avacado and not even 3 minutes after I sliced my finger... Knechtel did the exact same thing!!! We were dying laughing and in a little bit of pain!! GOOD TIMES; GOOD TIMES!
Also one day we had a conference and in the middle Knechtel and I got really thirsty and hugry. We had a 15 minute break in the middle and we decided we really needed a diet coke.. so there we were running to the nearest store, in our skirts, to buy a diet coke. We made it in time and were very happy. About 3 days later we went to visit a member and they told us they saw us running in the street with our diet cokes!! HHAHAHA it was so funny! So now we are the 2 blonde missionaries who need their diet coke!! So funny!!
This week I was really seeing the difference and blessings of learning to be where my feet are! It is so important to be 100% focused on the person we are talking to at that moment and not on the next appointment, or other investigators, or if we are going to be late... but on that one thing in that moment and just zoning in. WHat a difference! I am learning here that it is vital to just live in the moment and focus on the present. Do not dwell on the past or look to far into the future, but to just live in the moment and be where your feet are. It makes life so much easier and better. Time is flying by here and I am quickly seeing that I need to enjoy every single second! I am loving the mission and being a representative of Jesus Christ. It is the est calling that I could have.
So I am loving my companion Kermana Knechtel. I don't think we go longer than 5 minutes without laughing! We are always finding ways to make the day just a little better and a little sweeter! She goes to BYU but I sill love her! She has a special place in my heart forever and always!
I hope all is well at home and everyone is reading scriptures and saying prayers daily! I love you all so much!!
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Hello everyone! I hope that this week was great and eventful! I had the greatest week and had some crazy things happen! BUT before I start I would just like to give a shoutout to the best little brother in the world, my little Janson and wish him the Happiest of Birthdays! It was this past Sunday and he is now 15 years old!!! I cannot believe it! HE IS HUGE! I hope it was the greatest day little man and I hope you know how much I love you and thought of you that day! You were in my heart all day long!! I miss you so much but will see you soon mu little buddy! I love you!
Okay so to start out the week we had the most amazing service project ever! We were able to help a family in great need! Sadly an entire house burnt down! EVERYTHING was destroyed and we had to enter the house and clear all the burnt things out. It was a two day job and it was pretty fun, so sad though. We would find things that were kinda okay like some toys of the kids, or clothes, or even just so…
SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Hey everyone! This week was a great week here in Chile Santiago Sur! We had a fun week with some great ward activities for the CHile Independence Day and a lot of success in the work! So last Saturday we had our huge ward party and we ate a yummy Chilean BBQ and had a war of Ping Pong! My comp and I were doing great until we went up against some Hermano and he killed us, but it was fun anyway!
THis week we had the opportunity to listen tto and have a Conference with a member if the General Authority 70, Elder Bragg! It was so amazing to hear and have a Conference with Elder Bragg. He gave so much insiration and wisdom for our little mission! One thing that really stuck out to me was his way of telling us how we can find and have miracles in the work of the Lord. It is a mix of three very important things, 1. Having a love so deep that it turns to charity 2. Having the highest but most acheivable expectations and 3. Integrity. These 3 things are the pathway to findin…
JULY 5, 2017 HELLO everyone! This has been a crazy, fun, surprising, and a whirlwind of a week! It started out with the BAPTISM OF GUSTAVO and XIMENA!!!! They both were baptized on Saturday and Confirmed the following Sunday! It was one of the greatest days in my mission! They are now members of the church and are working to be sealed in the Temple one year from now! I was filled with joy to see them both in white and 100% clean! True Celestial Happiness right there! Now, not everything went the ways that we wanted it to go! It is not a real baptism if there isnt at least one problem now is it? LOL. First, the hot water in the church was not working! We could not figure out why it would not turn on and could not get it to work! We said a prayer and we were coming everything we could! We figured out it was the batteries so me and my comp go running to the nearest store to change the batteries! Luckily, close by there is a store that is like Home Depot and they have all types of batterie…