El Salvador San Salvador West/Belize Mission Spanish Speaking July 2015 - July 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Watch Conference this week!!!

Hey this week was cool. We had interviews with the mission president and we slept in the APs (assistants to the mission president) house because we live far and then had a Multizone (meeting/conference) on Friday. It was super nice.

Things are going well. I have really been trying to be the best missionary that I can be. The countdown has started to hit me and become real... it is a scary feeling. But I had the cool opportunity to watch the womens general conference!! It felt super short but it was amazing!! I translated the whole thing to a lady sitting next to me who only spoke spanish. The spirit really helped me on that one haha.

I really want to go to El Salvador so please pray that the Lord can have his will that I go there, but if not I could stay here. A family that we completed the baptism are going to get sealed (eternal family in the temple) in June. That is really amazing!!

But besides that, not much has been happening different here. But I hope that you guys are doing amazing and that the weather is getting warm there!! Keep it up!!

ALSO WATCH CONFERENCE THIS WEEK!!! Member or not, the prophet and the apostles of Jesus Christ for the world are going to talk. Imagine if you had the opportunity to hear Peter, James, John...God is the same yesterday today and forever. That is something I don't think many people would miss. It will be inspired and amazing!! Take care!! Do what's right!!!


This is at women's conference.  We watched it twice.  Really cool.

I (LeAnn) received the following message last
Wednesday with these pictures below!
"Good morning Sister Austin, My name is Lesina Maiava from California.  My family returned from vacation in Belize yesterday.  My son has a HS friend serving in Belize so we decided to go visit with him on Monday before we returned home.  We had the pleasure of meeting your son as he was one of the 4 Elders serving in the Dangriga area.  You have a wonderful son and it was a pleasure meeting him.  He is doing well and he looks great.  I just wanted to share some pictures and video of him with you.  As mothers we worry no matter the situation, but I hope this can ease your worries and put a smile on your face today.  With Love, Sina Maiava"
Bless this dear sister - she truly made my heart smile!

Monday, March 20, 2017

so try!...and you will see miracles in your own lives and in the lives of others...

This week was an interesting week. It seemed to go by a little slow but things are going well! We have interviews and a multi zone with president on Friday so I am super excited!! It would be so cool!

So this week I had interchanges with Elder Gastulem which was very fun and also I have this weird thing on my leg... but I am okay haha. It is still getting hotter every day but that is okay!!  I am thinking that I will go back to El Salvador in April or in May and I am super excited to go back!!

But also WE HAD A BAPTISM YESTERDAY!!!! Of a 10 year old boy named Daniel. His parents soon follow... I have been seeing lots of little miracles lately.

And I have been eating lots of Iguana... haha weird but good. We are getting our church attendance up so high, and also I am eating so much food haha. But besides that things are pretty normal here. Just keep praying for Dangriga!!!

And keep working hard in your own life to become better! God has commanded us to strive to be perfect even as Jesus Christ was, so try! and you will see miracles in your own lives and in the lives of others as you do so!! Take care!! Have a great week!!

I don't know what that is on my leg but it is better don't worry mom!!

Baptizing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Life is very sweet...

Hello. So this week was normal... our investigator has lots of problems with his papers so him and his wife can't get married..so they can't get baptized...but they come to church every week and have started cooking for us every time we pass by. They are such an amazing family.

But besides that...it has been pretty normal. We are having a zone competition here in Belmopan... Belmopan zone (us, 4 sisters 6 Elders) vs the Cayo zone (10 elders and idk how many sisters). It should be easy... we have all the football players and I will be quarterback for the team and I have a Tongan as my lineman... no one will touch me hahaha :P But it should be fun.

It is starting to get really hot here so if you guys have any snow you can send that would be nice.... haha but it is nicer being on the beach because of the breeze. Things are cool though.

We told our cook no more...she wasn't necessarily giving us what we were paying for...so we are saving more money and eating more now so that is great :) haha

But besides that.... ummmm.... life is cool haha. Life is very sweet... that is a point of view that I have changed from being out here. Life is good. But anyways...if I think of anything else I will write it next week!! I'm too focused on football plans haha.

Oh also I changed my signature so that is cool...but if anybody has any ideas for a signature for me that would be cool as well!! But have a great week!!! RISE ABOVE!!!

Monday, March 6, 2017

it is hot but things are going good

Hey things are going pretty normal here in Dangriga... just it is starting to become hotter everyday!! Wow it is hot but things are going good.

Brother Deras one of the most dedicated members here passed away on Tuesday. That was sad but the family is doing great and they didn't shed one tear that I saw which I thought was kind of strange... but they had some cool miracles to know 100% that he is okay. I got to help carry the coffin and other weird things haha but it was a neat experience. So many people came to the church yesterday for the funeral that they couldn't all fit. 

But we had a sweet tender mercy yesterday as well. DELIO AND DALIA FINALLY ACCEPTED A DATE TO GET MARRIED!!! They have been coming to church with their 10 year old son Daniel and they finally accepted a date to get married. What a crazy miracle. Please please please I'm begging you all to keep praying for them. They are such an amazing family.

But besides that everything has been normal. Take care there!! I hope it starts to warm up soon haha. And also if I could ask...please pray for Daneri so that him and Susan and Megan can get sealed in the temple for time and all eternity soon! THANK YOU!!!