Showing posts from July, 2017

The One with CHANGES and a FAMILY BAPTISM! 7/5/17

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…

The One with the Colombian Family!! 6/29/17

JUN 29, 2017
Hello everyone, so I am writing and it is Thursday because the system was down and we couldnt write yesterday! I am going the make this short but important!

Ok so we have a family from Colombia who we have been teaching for awhile! We have been trying to put a baptismal date with them for a long time and it never seemed to follow through! There was always a problem or issue that they had to accept the date and commit to be baptized. We have been praying and fasting very long and hard that they can feel the peace and will to be baptized and make this very important and vital step in their life. They had issues with the Word of Wisdom, and issues with tithing to start. With time they told us, you know what Hermanas, we understand know why it is important to make this offering to God and we want to show Him that we love Him so also we are going to keep the Word of Wisdom!! WOW miracles! Then they had to find a house before they should be baptized, so they looked for a house …

The One with ONE YEAR BABY!!! 6/21/17

JUNE 21, 2017
Hello all my friends and family! Exactly one year ago today I started the greatest, hardest, funnest, and most impactful journey of my life; serving an 18 month mission in Santiago Chile for my HEavenly Father. And let me just say that it has been the best 1 year of my life! Full of spiritual moments, hard trials, funny stories, eternal friends, and a new family that I have made here in Chile. I thank the Lord every day for the blessing to serve and help the people here in Chile!

Also this past Saturday was my 20th BIRTHDAY!! YAY ME!!! I am finally 20! LOL and it was the greatest Birthday I have ever had in my life! My dear sweet Helen got baptized! She is my miracle of the mission and had a beautiful baptism. I was able to got to my last ward to see it and then she and the family invited us over to their house afterwards. They had pizza and cake for me with candles and everything! They sang happy birthday and gave me a beautiful scarf and earrings form the south of Chi…

The One with the Freezing and the Heat! 6/14

JUNE 14, 2017
Hello friends and family!

This week was really normal and nothing really happened! One thing about Chile that I really dont like is the weather! It is all over the place! One day it is hot and we are sweating with all the walking and the next we are freezing because we cannot warm up! It is terrible and more than half the mission is sick because of this! So this week has been full of this and terrible weather. There is a lot of pollution here in Santiago so many days we walk outside and we cannot even see in front of our faces! It is aweful! But what can you do, as missionaries we will go out and teach the gospel, no matter the weather! 
This week was my mom´s Birthday! I want to make a shout out to her and let her know how much I love her! Mom you are the reason that I am the person who I am today! You have been there for me through it all and have never let me down! You are my biggest support in all things and has been on my left and right from the beginning! I thank yo…


Happy early birthday chammy!!!! I can't believe that you are going to be 20!!!! You are getting so old!!! Lol. I am so happy that you get to have a birthday in Chile! It will be awesome.

Wish I could send this cupcake and ice cream right to your door!! Love you, dad


Happiest of Birthdays to you my sweet Hermana!
This is the most unique birthday you have ever had! In another country, experiencing another culture, and representing the Lord Jesus Christ by teaching the gospel! Love, Mom



The One with the Talent Show!! 6/7/17

JUNE 7, 2017
THis week was one of the FUNNEST weeks I have had and one of the MOST DRAMATIC! Ok, bad things first... we live with 2 other Hermanas in the house and they exploded!! One of them is really sick with an infection in her stomach from bad chicken she was given and her companion was angry that they couldnt leave the house! Oh boy what a problem this was in the house! My comp and I were like afraid of what was going to happen and we were like the peacemakers in the house.. but it really was a mess! SO much drama and girlish things.. and people ask me why I had mostly guy friends in high school and college... LOL. In the end, they had changes of companions. We are really happy because all we want is to feel the Spirit in the home and to do missionary work! Feeling the Spirit where we live is so important. I realized that I could not function without the Spirit in my home. We could not study, could not plan, or really do anything with how we felt in the house and the way it was.…

The One with Nothing Really Happened! 5/31

MAY 31, 2017
Hello Friends and Family,

I hope all is well and that your week was a little bit more interesting that ours! This week I was sick and so was my companion. There is a stomach virus floating around in the mission and I got it! It is terrible! I was so sick that I couldn't leave the bed and we just slept for hours ad hours! TERRIBLE! But it is okay because now I feel much better! 
I am in a new ward and a new sector. It is weird to be in a new place and see new people. The ward is really small and different from my last one. It will take some getting used to and a good attitude for sure. It a good thing I have one! 
This week I have been thinking a lot about families. It is so important that we have a good and solid relationship with our families. Here on the earth we have many things but family is one of the most important! We need to cherish the times that we have as a family and hold close to us the people we love. Here in the mission I have the chance to share about …

The One with the Series of FORTUNATE Events! 5/24

Hello everyone! This week was great and it was one of the best that I have had in my 11 months in the mission!! My companion and I have been working very hard these last few months to put a baptismal date and to have a baptism! But it was just not coming! We were a little down and we were a little confused on what Heavenly Father was doing! It was a few months of stress and hard hard work. I felt that I was doing my part but the miracles just werent coming! I remember at one point I even said.. "I have gone my furthest and I cant seem to go anymore!" Well once I hit this point, I really learned to put 100% trust in the Lord and having "a perfect brightness of hope" (2 Nefi 31:20). This is when I learned the patience part! WE LEARN DILIGENCE WHEN WE DO OUR PART AND THEN WE LEARN PATIENCE WHEN GOD DOES HIS! It was a time that I needed to learn patience and learn the difference of things I could change and the things that I cant! It was a time difficult, but …

The One with a Happy Mothers Day! 5/17

This week really was amazing for us! We had a great week full of hard work and I was able to see my beautiful family and wish my mom a HAPPY MOTHER´S DAY! Everything that I am I owe it to my mom. She is the reason I am who I am and why I am here today. She has taught me everything I know and has always been there for me 100% of the time. She has more Christ-Like Attributes than any other person I know. She is the biggest example to me of how i need to live my life and how to be a true Daughter of our Heavenly Father. I am in forever dept to her and owe her everything. Thank you mom for everything you have done for being a true example of strength and never giving up! You are my inspiration and one of my greatest blessings I have! I love you to the moon and back!!

So this week we had a lot of success with some of the investigators that we are teaching. We had about 7 investigators in our ward between us and the Elders and that is many for our mission! It was a blessing for sure!…

The One with the Huge Fire! 5/10

May 10th
Hello Friends and Family, I hope all is well and everyone is doing great. I am warning everyone right now that writing this email in English is one of the hardest things I do in the week, so forgive the errors and how I speak..
This week was one for the books with a lot that happened! CRAZY! The first thing that happened was we had an activity called  Capilla Abierta and it is like a tour of the church and us the Hermana Missionaries are the one who do the tours! It is really fun and a great way to share the Gospel. SO I got a call form Elder Willnauer, the Elder in the couple missionaries and coordinators of the Capilla Abiertas, and he asked us to go to LAS ARAUCARIAS. Now this is a part of the mission where the Hermana Missionaries are not allowed to go under any circumstances. My companion and I were a little confused on why he would send us there, but he also asked the Sisters that we live with to go there as wll, so we just went with the flow. As we were on our way and …

The One with Ward Conference 5/3

Hello all! This week was great!!! We had many activities this week with the ward because it was Ward Conference this week! We had something every day of the week as a ward. We had a Family Home Evening with the ward and we had an investigator go with us! He had lots of fun and was able to mesh with the ward a little bit. This step is so important in the work, for the inv. to feel welcomed and loved by the ward! I love the ward I am in because they always do this part so well and really take care of the people we invite to know the Gospel. Honestly missionary work and work of the members is one team, and that is the way it should be. We also had a huge once as a ward. Once is what they do here in Chile is place of like dinner. They dont eat dinner, only lunch (but huge) and then they have once at like 8/9 at night. We ate as a ward and then we had a few members sing and some young men play the guitar and sing. It was soo good and we had an absolute blast!!

So this past week I h…