Presidente...Thank you so much for creating a mission where we can all be the fourth missionaries and setting the standard high.....
Waiting for a taxi after church....
2 Wet -n- Tired Missionaries ready to dry off, plan, and call it a night!
A heap of bicycle parts from about 4 bikes members had donated in many years past were salvaged from the back yard of a house we closed down. A good member for the cost of $142 (U.S.) made two functioning bikes; which made two missionaries very, very, very happy.
It will sure help their efforts in this new area.
Those that are serving faithfully and obediently radiate a certain glow.
Can you see it?
Missionaries busy about His work
"Such a special family that we could help reactivate and we baptized their son Axel Daniel"
Ella es Zara, una niñita increible!!!
An example of- "The rest of the story"
This couple on February 14th 2015 with the help of Elder Ruiz/Elder Stewart were married in Santiago. It was free that day because of Valentines Day.
The wife was then baptized on February 28th 2015 with Elder Rivera and Elder Ruiz.
Then this week on 22 March 2016 this couple was sealed in the Mexico City Temple.
The returned Elder Rivera and Hermana Anderson (who originally started teaching this sister) traveled to Mexico City to support them at the temple. A beautiful day!
"Changing generation to come..."
.....Esta semana han pasado muchas cosas importantes, despues de sentirme desanimada comence a estudiar más acerca de la fe y la esperanza me encanto lo que aprendi porque entendi porque me había sentido así y pues en mis metas personales una fue desarollar mayor fe y esperanza, realmente lo pude sentir!! Después de comprender que la fe la desarrollo cuando confío totalmente en mi Salvador! Es maravilloso poder sentir esa semilla de la que habla Alma y que empieza a ensanchar mi pecho, a iluminar mi entendimiento y a ser deliciosa para mi! Después de esa experiencia pude ver muchos milagros esta semana! En las lecciones sentí el espiritu claramente indicandome que debía decir... Disfrute mucho la conferencia de estaca y también tuve una gran experiencia que quiero compartir, el día sábado realmente deseaba que nuestros investigadores fueran a la conferencia y teniamos 6 que dijeron que irian y antes de la conferencia les llamamos y oh sorpresa todos nos cancelaron por una u otra razón estaban lejos o simplemente no podían ir.... habia solo una hermanita que estaba dispuesta pero no podía asistir porque no podia regresar sola hasta su hogar, ore en mi corazón mientras meditabamos la forma para que ella fuera y llego un pensamiento a mi mente por medio del Espiritu, pense en una hermana que vive en esa colonia (es la única miembro con carro en esa colonia y ademas ella trabaja por las tardes) pero el pensamiento fue profundo y entonces le dije a mi compañera de eso y me dijo si! oremos para que vaya a la conferencia, entonces oramos y literalmente corrimos hacia su hogar porque ella no tiene celular, y cuando salio a abrirnos ella ya estaba lista para ir a la conferencia, le dijimos nuestra peticion y accedio con mucho gusto, despues llamamos a la investigadora y llego como en 5 minutos, salimos de su casa directo a la conferencia y realmente fue una experiencia espiritual significativa para mi, tal vez fue algo chiquito pero significó mucho para mi, fui muy edificada y Rosalva (la investigadora) estaba muy animada y ella nos dijo que realmente desea bautizarse!
Presidente siempre quise servir una misión y ahora que estoy es como un sueño que se esta cumpliendo, a veces siento que no soy lo suficientemente buena o cosas en mi mente, pero no tardo en arrepentirme y seguir animada, porque quiero dar TODO para el Señor! quiero ser la gran misionera que El espera de mi, las hojas del cuarto misionero me han ayudado muchisimo!!!! Realmente deseo que la misión altere mi vida, ya la esta alterando pero deseo mejorar cada día y ser exactamente obediente porque es lo que El espera de mi!....
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Interviews and House Checks
Pachuca Sur Zone
Casa- Villas 1 Hermanas
These cute sisters house is always in great shape.
I wasn't able to take pictures of it this round-
as they had interviews in Presidents Office.
But because they are the "Senior Sister Leader Trainers"
they never fail to lead by example.
PS : I still owe you a treat...
Hermana Martinez/Hermana Snyder
Casa- Venta Prieta I
Assistentes- Elder Hayes and Elder Meschini
Seriously- always perfection!
Elder Martinez/Elder Garza
Sometimes the experiences that are difficult- really in the end can teach us things that will be an influence for good for the rest of our lives if we let it.
This house is a nice little house in a perfect location.
Casa- Plazas Elders
Elder Dixon/Elder Condori
That one house that happened because they moved up one level in the same building and the quality nearly tripled!!!
These two missionaries have done exceptionally well together in this area.
Casa- Plazas Hermana's
Hermana Tobey/Hermana Flores
.... and no bake cookies (Awesome)
Casa- Villas Elders
Having lots of success and working hard.
Things are in order here in this area. PERFECTO
These two were praying the Easter Bunny would bring bikes...
Elder Reyes and Elder Verdin
Casa- Valle Dorado
These two are seeing miracles in their area
and their house was in perfect order.
Mom's be proud!
Casa- Venta Prieta Hermana's
They have had no functioning boiler for several weeks-
Who likes cold showers?
But they are working and moving His work forward.
They have members who are willing to help them out. What a blessing!
Hermana Ek and Hermana Perez
Casa- Las Torres
Elder Gil and Elder Perez
This is one of the nicest houses in the mission- and
other than a significant water leak running through their
house..... (Holy smoke and they are still smiling!)
Casa- Pitahayas II
Hermana Bueno- Hermana Johnson
This house is odd shaped and is located perfectly above
a dentist office which sits in a relatively quiet
Two happy missionaries giving it ALL they got.
Casa- Los Pinos
Hermana Cross/ Hermana Meza
And that's how it is done....
No complaints here! All in perfect order and well stocked!
Casa- Zone Leaders- Pitahayas I
Leading by example...
Elder Hatch/ Elder Duran
Thank you for a great day of Interviews Elders.
Wednesday 23 March 2016
Interviews and House Checks
District meetings are on Wednesdays so this zone moved their district meetings to Thursday. Thank you everyone.
Casa- Huachinango Hermana's
These two had electrical issues so were fortunate to
move to the apartment up one more level and it is
Hermana Chozo- Hermana Santos
This house is teeny tiny but works good for these two Elders.
So much easier to clean and keep organized.
Love their happy smiles!
Elder Nolasco/ Elder Bernal
Casa- Huachinango Elders
This house is larger than normal but they keep it
organized & clean which makes this mission mom happy!
Nice job Elder Johnson and Elder Barrera.
Casa- Tulancingo Tulancingo 1
Elder Vigil and Elder Jeppesen
So proud of how hard they are working in their area!
Nice job and double bonus of no more bedbugs!
Casa- TulancingoTulancingo II
These sisters are so stinking cute!
And their house was PERFECT!
I love this house because they actually have a garbage
dumpster outside on the street which is unheard of here in the mission.
Hermana Chojolan and Hermana Gomez
Hermana Chojolan was homesick the first week and her mother wrote her telling her to "Get to Work- and Work, Work, Work"
It solved everything and she has never looked back! So proud of them both!
The wall of former companions in this house which I just love!
The View from their front door-
This is one of the best houses in the mission-
Simple and perfect for missionaries.
Our sisters have always taken extra special care of this
house and I'm so grateful.
Thanks for your efforts Hermanas.
Hermana Maceda/Hermana Gonzalez
Casa- Insurgentes II
These two Elders moved into this new apartment just
over 9 weeks ago with no windows or sink.
But it was worth their sacrifice- and they have worked so
hard opening their area. President is so impressed with
the efforts of this duo!
Elder Messervy/ Elder Ramirez
Casa- Zone Leaders - Insurgentes I
This house is so unique and the missionaries really love
it here- It really is spacious and comfortable.
These two Elders are dynamite together!
The End to Another Great Day of Interviews.
Elder Ruiz- Elder Martin
Thursday 24 March 2016
Interviews and House Checks
Pachuca Centro Zone
Elder Gutierrez - Elder Cruz
So happy they were ready and waiting for my arrival.
Everything in perfect order. This is a cold little house but it is tiny, and so easier to warm up with a space heater.
Elder Sanchez - Elder Johnson
This is a great little house and such an improvement over the house the Elders used to live in not too long ago.
Things in order and progressing in this area.
Elder England - Elder Gamez
These two are motivated and Elder England is assisting Elder Gamez in
his last cycle in the mission - making it a memorable and a productive finale.
Extra grateful for their positive attitudes and willingness to fire up this area!
Elder Morales / Elder Cutler
"Well Good Morning to you too!"
This house is a great one. We feel blessed to have found it just over 9 weeks ago. They split the wards in this area and so for a few cycles we had no missionaries here in this ward. Elder Cutler was up to the challenge of opening a new area and training a wonderful new missionary. What would we do without obedient, honest, and hard working Elders like these two?
The house was more than Perfect!
Casa- Bosques Del Penar
Hermana Alvarez/Hermana Cortes
Serving in one of the most loved wards in the mission.
Thank you for being ready and waiting...
Casa- Revolucion II
Elder Espinoza/ Elder Perez
Taking perfect care of one of the nicest homes in the mission.
Wouldn't change a thing- I'd rate them a 10 out of 10!
They are going to make future wives very happy one day with their house cleaning skills...
Elder Perez handmade these cute notes for President and I.
Ahhhh.... so thoughtful. Going in the scrapbook.
Casa- Pachuca Centro
Elder Harolds / Elder Guerra
So to be honest- I was pleasantly surprised with this house check.
This is a great little house and these two put a lot of effort in having things ready to roll. Grateful for their work in keeping the Lords property in proper order.
This house is one of those tender mercies for this area....
Casa- Real De Minas
Hermana Luna / Hermana Higueria
No complaints here! All in perfect order and well stocked!
Gracias... Gotta love those two smiling!
Casa- Zone Leaders- Revolucion I
Elder Ellibee/ Elder Barrios
It's interesting to go house to house.
To be honest the Elders re-arrange furniture way more often than the sisters.
These two totally changed things up and I thought it looked GREAT!
Grateful for diligent, obedient and concerned zone leaders that are serving through the mission. We trust them with our own lives - hence why they are serving in the positions they are; overseeing and assisting missionaries in their zones.
Elder Ellibee/Elder Barrios
had the wonderful opportunity to meet Elder/Sister Renlund.
More zone activity pictures from zones through the mission which was held on Monday 14 March 2016
A little slice of heaven is all I need!"
The dogs in Mexico... not quite sure whether to pet them or run for your life!
Gotta love some good ol bicycle maintenance..... In the end looking GREAT!
Well, not all of them are normal!
So this is a rare occasion- the assistants get a P-Day?!
We so appreciate their efforts... which really is a 24x7 job.
You are both priceless... thank you.
Dropping the returned Hermana Rachel Anderson off at the bus station for her return trip back to California.
So good to see her- and we appreciate all her efforts in supporting recent converts that were sealed in the temple on Tuesday.
Look who got engaged this weekend~
And the blessings of serving a mission keep on coming!
This young man served as the ward mission leader in Hermana Rollins last area.
The Lord's hand is involved in all aspects of our lives.