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

Monday, May 29, 2017

true happiness comes from keeping the commandments

So this week was a good week. We put a date with this senor named Maximo. The 10th of June. Please pray for him. He is such a sweet and humble man with some crazy dreams! I will take a picture of him and send it next week. But things have been good.

I am with Elder Herrera from Panama AGAIN! haha. He was my companion in Orange Walk. He is great and fun haha. We are really trying to get along with the members here! It is working okay. We are seeing small miracles everyday! I am learning A TON! from Elder Herrera. He is crazy.. but he probably teaches better than anyone I have ever seen. Super cool!!

But anyways... not really much more to write. I just know that the only true happiness comes from keeping the commandments. Anyone who doesn't know that yet, right now is a perfect opportunity to start :)

Monday, May 22, 2017

I love the experience that God has given me

Well.... I have a lot to say this week. So... I got my flight ticket... crazy stuff. Crazy how time flies. Tomorrow I start my last change. And I am staying here in Bullet tree but I am receiving a former companion, Elder Herrera from Panama. It should be an interesting change haha but we get along well.

But wow.... I don't really know what more to say. I just hope my dad has an AMAZING birthday!! :) I just came from a baptism.... wow... what joy that brings to my heart seeing people get baptized. Even though I didn't know them, haha it was still very special.

Church attendance was a little down like in the 30's this week, but we think it was because of the activity we had on Saturday night, but this week should be good!! The members are getting along a LOT better than before!!

It is so hot in this country... haha but I have found joy in all of the things I have used to dislike. I can feel myself changing in a good way. It is amazing. I am happier and always full of peace for the most part, even though almost daily I feel the sadness that the book of mormon prophets had when the people wouldn't listen, but I have become a lot closer to the Lord. I love this mission. I love the experience that God has given me, and I love this gospel and the plan that God has for every single one of us. Families are such an essential part in God's plan.

Well... keep praying for me!! haha the fried chicken place still isn't open and I am getting pretty skinny without it so please pray that it opens haha. HAVE AN AMAZING WEEK!!!

The dog is ours pretty much haha "White" is it's name

Mothers Day activity!!  I wish you could have been there mom.
We went to a wedding in another area because they were
former investigators of my companion.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Skype

Loved seeing and talking with our cute Brandon!
It was the clearest and shortest lag time of our 4 skype/facetime.
Brandon is doing great and loving his missionary life.
We look forward to him coming home in July~

Monday, May 8, 2017

Super Amazing!

I really don't know what to put for the subject sorry. But this week was GREAT!!! Super amazing! The weather cooled down a ton to the point where I wake up trembling and have to turn off my fan and put on my hoodie.

Also we had interviews and multizone with president Adams (mission president) which was super cool and I saw someone get baptized in like a pool thing haha really cool.

But... I tried to stop drinking soda. I forgot to tell everyone but I went 2 weeks without soda, and then... Elder Burrell tempted me to drink a swallow of Root Beer he found and had a swallow left... ughhh forgiveness is hard. But This week except for that I haven't dranken soda since. But things are going good!!

Trying to Finish reading the Book of Mormon before I go home! I'm in Alma 44 and I read everyday!! Super cool and the blessings that the prophet promised are real!!! Also we have been having contention between us and the branch president who doesn't even live in our area, and we had a meeting with him, and we are starting home teaching up, visiting teaching, piano lessons every week, Relief society activities once a week and youth activities which neither has happened in a LONG time. The attendance last sunday was 25. Yesterday was 49 with 7 investigators. We are really happy for the success that is happening right now and we hope that it continues!! Please pray for Bullet tree!!

Also a Chinese restaurant opens up tomorrow we think!!! Time to get big!! haha. But you all take care!!! AND ENJOY YOUR MOTHERS DAY!!!! Oh and Also I learned how to juggle 3 objects without dropping them.... I learned with oranges that people gave to us on our long walk to the next house. Miracles are still happening haha.
Dangriga (last area) pictures!
Knockerballs - This was super fun haha!

Monday, May 1, 2017

work of the Lord

HELLO!!! IT IS HOT HERE!!! I am dying!!! hahaha no not really but we are sweating off every single bag of water we drink! haha it is fun. We are working hard here, not too much success. It kind of stinks during the day because everybody tells us it is too hot to listen to us and we are always the only ones in the street... haha but it is okay.

THERE IS A NEW CHINA RESTAURANT THAT WILL OPEN RIGHT BY OUR HOUSE!!!! We are so excited!!! There are Chinese EVERYWHERE in Belize EXCEPT bullet tree. It is really cheap to buy but amazing yummy and filling food. There aren't really many restaurants here and they all sell the same 3 things. Tacos empanades and salbutes. Those are good, but we are excited for the Chinese restaurant haha.

Besides that nothing really much. Everybody is ALWAYS in the river swimming...it's crazy how full one river can get. I didn't even know that many people lived here, and just stand there... haha but it's okay we are in the work of the Lord. 

Soooo... my family surprised me... I got a 1 year old sister.... haha SURPRISE!!! that is crazy (it's a dog) but that is pretty exciting! I don't know how my brothers are doing all these things and getting mom's permission... haha they are smart. I think she is just busy with what date I am going to be home which I still don't know yet.

But anyways.... We are going to play soccer in knocker balls right now!! It should be fun if there are clouds!! haha Take care!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!