Monday, April 25, 2016

The Lord Prepares His Children!

Hola familia! :) I LOVE YOU ALL SO SO SO MUCH!
But I love being a missionary more!:)) Haha

This week we had a lot of intercambios!

I was able to have one with our hermana leader Hna. Tamayo from California. We went to go visit some new investigators. A family that we had only had the opportunity to talk to the mom and daughter but when we arrived the husband was there. We began to talk to him and he was completely uninterested. I felt a really strong impression to talk about the blessings that the Lord gives us in our everyday lives, and asked him if he had noticed blessings from God in his life and instantly he opened up and started telling us about his life and how he really does need the gospel in his life. Now they are all working towards the waters of baptism for the following month! :)

Another intercambio that we had I left with hna. Larson.. my bff.. and we visited Carla. She is going to be baptized this Saturday!:))) We were talking about temples with her and wow I wish you guys could have been there, she just expressed her desire to go to the temple to have an eternal family and the goals she has to get there! I was filled with the spirit so strongly that I could literally feel how proud our Heavenly Father is of her and the decisions and changes she has made. She didn't always have these goals and I have had the privilege to see the atonement completely change her life! :)))

Another day we were walking in the street and passed by to one of our lecciones and she wasn't there so we paused for a second without saying anything to each other and waited.. and like one minute later the cutest old lady just walked up to us and told us to come to her house.  She lives alone and was born with a body defect that her one of her arms doesn't function, but she was so receptive to the Gospel and what we had to share about the plan of salvation.  She wants to see her parents again :) and we have the way that she can! The next day we passed by to get her for church and she was sitting there waiting for us-- and even though she can't read she was still the loudest one singing in the sacrament meeting! :)) What a sweet spirit that we were able to get to know this week! :)

Sometimes when one door shuts.. another one opens up! :) Listening to the spirit is so important! I challenge each of you to live worthy to have the spirit with you always, honor your covenants with God! :)

I love you all and I love being a servant and representative of Jesus Christ!:))

Have an amazing week! :) Eat some ice cream for me!:)


Monday, April 18, 2016


Helllllllooooo my family!!!

Please forgive me for not writing very much these last couple weeks! But my mom told me I need to try harder soooo I hope this will give you guys a little more info about me and my little ol life here in the DR!!! 

Well I don't know where to start.... 

I got a letter from my sista hermana Murdock in Cali!! thank you love you and from mis abuelos! thanks grandma for your sweet letter!! Made my day! Glad grandpa is eating healthy! I'll be praying for you guys!

I received these letters on Sunday! Wow such a special day.. Sunday! :) My favorite person I think in all of Ocoa is Rudy.. and he is now reactivated. He came this Sunday to get us for church in his best church clothes on his newly fixed bike.. that I payed him 60 pesos to buy a new tire for.. which is like one dollar! He seriously is so amazing and so humble and such a leader in his family. He brings new friends to church every week and we are soon to reactivate his whole family! :) He just barely got his first tie this Sunday too! Never underestimate the example that you are to those around you.. no matter how young, little, big, or old you are!! WE ARE ALL DISCIPLES OF CHRIST!

I have an ear infection.. so we went to the capital for two days this week to get some medication and see some doctors! but I am doing better now!! :)) 

I gave a talk this week at church.. again.. :) I was thinking a lot about how we can all strengthen our testimonies... and in a meeting of missionaries this week we talked about how we know if our investigators are truly converted, One of the ways is to see if they are reading in their book of Mormon! This really is the keystone to our religion. I know that the Book of Mormon is perfect, I know that if we read it we will gain a deeper testimony and understanding of this perfect gospel, but most importantly I know that we will learn more about our Savior Jesus Christ and through and with Him and His teachings we can become like Him!! Read the book of Mormon.. and if your aren't.. start right this second. Each one of us needs to be more consecrated members of the church.. and reading the scriptures is one of the ways that we can! :))

Remember the atonement is real,, I have seen it work in peoples lives here to change completely around. Trust in this atoning power.. it is perfect and can work for you!!!:)))

Love you all so much! Praying for you all always!!

Have a rockin week! 

Yeah I am having success.. really with my last transfer not really working much I have felt like a terrible missionary.. like I have never felt worse in my life. But now we have a baptism in the next Saturday and many more that are to come! So yes now we are seeing success! :) 
This is Rudy.. coming to get us for church on Sunday morning!!:))) Hahahah love him with my whole heart! 

Our crew to visit the menos activos in Parra this Sunday.. please note that Rudy has his new tie on!:)) (he is in all blue)

This is the view of Ocoa from Parra. Those little buildings (middle left side) is where I live! Haha

My companion and I back in the CCM!!! Haha we ate lunch there after a doctors visit!! Wow I felt like a queen eating there!!:)) Haha I actually realized that I have learned Spanish... yay!! 

My companion doing surgery.. well just really wanted to be a dentist for the day..!! She told me that's what she wants to study now when she gets home! She is such a goon!

Monday, April 11, 2016


Sorry I have no time this week really! But I love you all so much! And I am so happy! Never been happier!:)) 

I would need 71385789458047 hours to write all the miracles that I saw this week.. but I know that they are all from hard work and being obedient!! One miracle is that our capilla (chapel) was FULL FULL FULL this week with investigators and menos activos (less actives). Normally we have about 15-25 people every week in church.. this week we had 65..!! I was so happy I couldn't help but just cry! Literal tears of Joy! The Lord works in mysterious ways but I testify that he works and knows our needs more than we do!! :) HE LOVES US!! 

Be Obedient.. Love HIM... because HE loves you!! :)) 

This is one part of my area!! Ohhh how beautiful!! :)) I love Ocoa!! 

MOM I FINALLY FOUND ONE AND HAD MY CAMERA!!! :))) ENJOY!! (literally I stopped in my tracks and might have shed a tear then forced my companion to take a picture!!haha)  

My new friend hermana Larson and I cleaning our shells that we found... turns out that we actually caught a live one and it stunk up our whole house for a week! Woops!

This is the familia Sanchez.. well part of them.. they are about a family of 20 that we recently found and are absolutely amazing! And some din din that they made us! :))

We made smores.. the first time for some of us!! Haha yum yum yum!!
as Spongebob would say.. C A M P F I R E S O N G SONG!! .)) 

Monday, April 4, 2016


WOW! We are so blessed to be apart of this amazing Gospel with the power of God restored in the earth today!!! I am so grateful to be a missionary in these times!! 

I loved conference... watching the prophet and his apostles in our tiny little chapel with our little tiny tiny branch in spanish. It was so different than what I am used to, but the spirit was THE EXACT SAME! I hope that each one of you guys were moved inspired and received answers to your prayers this conference. I know that I sure was! :))) 

I loved the talk on  humility! I have been really studying this attribute of Christ lately and my favorite scripture was shared.. Ether 12:27... be humble.. have faith..! 

I learned something really cool this week. That there is a difference in believing in Christ (which is we believe he exists loves us and all of his teachings) and  believing Christ.. (which is we really put our full trust in Him and His POWER here on earth. If we believe Him we trust Him and can hand everything over to Him) 

I had a great week full of miracles. I'm being obedient and I am working hard.. I hope the same for you fellows at home! :))) 


FINALLY BACK AT THE BEACH!! This is Hermana Larson she is from California (San Deigo) and is my new housemate. haha. We are the same person exactly! Haha and we love the beach and hugging trees!!

YES I MIGHT HAVE BOUGHT A HAMMOCK HERE! HAHA more pictures to come of this!: ))) 

This is my feet legs and skirt covered in mud.. haha we visit this neighborhood that is up this huge mountain of loose ground and they only get water at the bottom of the mountain so they have to carry it all the way up to their houses, so whenever we go to visit and if there is water that day we help them carry buckets of water up. This day in particular it happened to rain too..haha so we were so dirty