Florida Ft. Lauderdale Mission; Spanish speaking
Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.
Hi welcome to my blog! I have been called to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and am speaking Spanish here in the Ft . Lauderdale Florida mission. I am currently serving in Hollywood. I am a part of the greatest work of all time.."
I am sitting here outside old navy because I forgot my keyto my bike lock. thanks for not forgetting me on mondays. That was fun to have an email and I am glad my mission email still works-but dontknow how much longer it will work for? Well I also wanted to let you know that you have a great talk yesterday and i am glad you had some nice things to say because I ran out of things before my time was up. I really miss being on the mission but I am realizing that spending all my energy missing the mission won't bring it back, so I just make the best of utah. I am so glad you got to come to florida and meet all my best friends. my last week in florida..well i loved it cause that is where i feel like home is. and it was fun to have you there. it was weird at the same time but i am glad you came. sorry we didnt get to do too much tourist stuff, i should've been more considerate of the time and let you guys choose some of the stuff we got to do. i hope you had fun though. as you already know, being home is weird for me.. i am still trying to figure things out.. trying to find what Heavenly Father's will is for me now.. and I hope and pray that I will understand it and love it, no matter what it is. I love you sooo much mom. Thanks for all your hard work and preparation to make yesterday and my return to utah special. you are the best. te amohija meryl
ohh my. i never dreamed this dreaded time would come as quickly as it has. i cant sleep so good at nights and kind of hope that if i dont fall asleep the next day wont come..but it always does.. I cannot believe it. it's the most bittersweet thing thats ever happened in my lifetime. it seems like everywhere i go and everyone we taught this week was crying.. well that didn't help.. Heavenly Father has blessed us way more than I ever asked for. All I wanted this last transfer was one baptism. Well it just so happens this Saturday night we will be having 2. Oscar and Aracely will get baptized in the Hollywood Hills Ward. I can't wait!! I wanted to keep it a surprise but... I couldn't. They had a little going away party for me yesterday. Good things are happening with the rest of our investigators. I know this area will have great success in a short time. We went to a lesson of the Hatian investigator, we taught it with the Creole Elders. They fed us Hatian food. My first time eating it. I'll tell you about that story a little later on.. Sisters Conf was incredible, I had to talk for a little bit of things i wish i'd known sooner. i have a list of that, so it wasn't hard to come up with a few to share. on sunday we had the stake pres, President Hale, and Elder Gay of the 70 speak at our ward. it was really nice of them to come see me my last sunday. it was the fullest chapel we've ever had. Bishop annonced that it was my last sunday which led to me having more attentnion than i wanted that day. last night we did a special FHE on Christ. Sometimes I dont realize how strong the spirit is because I'm so used to it 24/7..but i felt it last night and i testify that Christ Lives He loves Knows each of us by name and He loves us. I look forward to seeing you all soon... (taylor, february=soon)
love you sssssssooooooooooooooo mmmuuuuuuuucccccccccchhhhhhhh hermana call
what the heck wait a minute where did the past 17 months go? i am freaking out just a little trying to know what i can do while i am here and doing my best to find the Lord's will for me, for hollywood hills south, for my investigators.. i had a goal to have one more baptism my last transfer. it'll be a miracle if that happens because i'm fasting praying and doing my best testifying and teaching and helping these dear people understand why i am doing this work! please pray for maria, susi, oscar, hector, aracely, gerardo, and nori. each one of those people are so special to me. i love them so much. i wish they understood why i desire their salvation, but even more that its not a desire I have but that God has! we have had a busy busy week teaching and i taught more lessons this week than i have in a while.. one day we taught 6 lessons, and they were all excatly the first set of plans we had for the day. didnt have to use any backup plans! :) there has been a lot of crazies we met, including one where i asked where he was from and he told me "my mother's womb" and another when i asked the same question he got very offended and told me that was a rude question to ask and told me it would be like him asking me what color underwear i had on (hm. he was probably illegal). well i just want to advise you all something and i will do so by sharing this story..we were visiting a young family in the ward and their 8 year old was playing pokemon cards. i told him there is a pokemon that has the same name as me. we looked through his cards and he didnt have it. he then realized he didnt know my name and asked what it was..i told him hermana call.. he thought about that for a second and then said "there is NOT a pokeman with that name!" we are teahcing this cool guy from Hati but he lived close to DR so he speaks spanish too! i've never taught anyone like that before. it's really cool. but at the end we asked him to pray in creole and he had his wife come do that prayer, but she didnt just pray she put on this knit bandana thing on her head and then placed one hand on my head and one on sister lima's and did this scary yelling prayer in creole.. it was weird. well i don't have much time i want to just end by telling you how much i love you and thank you for all you do, including your prayers. at the end of my PPI last week, President prayed with me and he told me that angels will be with me at this time. i know you are all far away but i know you are my angels. i love you. hermana call