Hermosillo en Satelite 1/18/2016

Hola Mi Hermosa Familia!!

Bueno, this week has been a bit crazy! This week one of the sister missionary´s went home because she is super super sick. That part kind of stinks, we were a little bit emotional! PRAY FOR HERMANA HARMAN However, her companion Hermana Martin was with us for one week! We were a trio!!! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! We were working in their area as well as in our own. I don´t think I´ve ever been that busy in my life! We also had divisions with the members so that we could work in both areas. But then we didn´t have a ton of time so we went on splits with 3 members. I HAD NEVER TAUGHT SOLO BEFORE THIS EXPERIENCE!!! It was definitely interesting. It was only for 3 hours but I about peed my pants in the first lesson. I was in one part of our area because this area is absolutely positively gigantic!! So I was in one part and Hermana Abanto was in another part of our area and Hermana Martin was in her area. We worked a ton. In her area she has a wedding as well as 3 baptisms. So for a week we also had a wedding to plan as well as 3 baptisms. So we were preparing for all of these things. (I´ll attach pictures) Also today we had Transfers!!! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SABE QUE???? I´m with Hermana Abanto again!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were a little bit excited. Hermana Martin is now in her area again with a new companion (a newbie)!!! Her name is Hermana Cuautle. She is from Puebla Mexico and super sweet!! But we also miss Hermana Harman. 😢

And this brings me to what we are going to do this transfer… this transfer is about change. Change for the better. We are going to change to be better missionaries, we learned some new things in the conference with President Robinson a few weeks back and this transfer as well as last week we are implementing the changes in our teachings and it is so cool to see the difference. If I´ve learned anything these past few weeks is that change although it is super hard, it is so worth it! I know that the Lord has a plan for each of us. He is aware of our wants but knows what we need. He is kind and forgiving. He has given us the opportunity each week to start anew. We can live better and change sincerely by applying the Atonement in our lives. We have 2 of our investigators that are truly changing right now. Their names are Sofia and Maria Jesus. They each have their own problems and their own lives. However our teachings are the same. It is interesting however to see how they apply the teachings differently in their lives. Of course we try to bring the teachings back to relate to their lives, however they are the ones that apply it. If we really want to change. If we really want to feel better in this life about our situation, our past, our feelings, our faith, our beliefs, etc. we can do so. Heavenly Father has given us our agency and has given us a plan as well as a path to change and live better. We have only to choose to take it. The path that leads to healing, that leads to everlasting happiness in this life as well as in the next is only through our Savior, Jesus Christ. As we apply His teachings in our lives and help others recognize the blessings that this gospel brings through the “small and simple things” we can see the Lord´s love for us as well as for others. As we pray, as we fast, as we plead and beg for comfort and peace, He will give it to us but again, we need only to ask. I know that the Savior is truly our Redeemer.

As always I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity to serve in this mission. Thank you to all that are helping and blessing others here in Hermosillo. I hope you can feel the Savior´s love for you this week!

 

Con MUCHÍSIMO amor,

Hermana Ashby

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