|Facebook Chatting with Family on Christmas!!!|
Monday, December 29, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
|Christmas party with my lovely compa, Hermana Hatt. Also that was the first time I curled my hair in 5 months! Isn't it long and blonde and healthy! YAY|
First off, shoutout to Momma Ward! Your son is seriously the funniest Elder ever. I'm so grateful to have him in our ward because there's never a dull moment with him. Also, he loves you A LOT. And thanks for the packages, because we're definitely going to make him share ;)
Well, I wanted to fill you in a bit on how cool my hija is (Hermana Hatt). She's from Green River Utah and she's graduated from college! She went to SUU and majored in Elementary Ed! She taught school this past year and has taught English in China! Isn't she cool?? And she's great because we all know how patient I am with children (that would be 0) so she helps me. :) I am having such a blast with her!
This week hasn't exactly been the easiest, we had to drop a lot of investigators and kind of start anew. (Ellayne and Otto and Mirna we are going to leave for a little bit. It breaks my heart.) but we're super grateful because despite it all the Lord is still a Lord of miracles and we get to see them daily. This week we left our phone in the grass and couldnt find it later, and we were pretty upset about it. It's basically impossible to function without a phone and ESPECIALLY without all the contacts because ward directories dont really exsist here. But my comp prayed we could figure things out, and the next day the guy who found it got it back to us!! IN NICARAGUA!! He was from a poor area and definitely could have benefited from selling that phone somewhere, but he returned it anyway. The Christmas spirit is real. Christ is real. I love this place.
Well in other news the new Taylor Swift songs make me trunkie like no other and so does the Love Story/Viva La Vida piano mix by John Schmidt because it makes me miss my best friend. And we watched the Maze Runner for the mission Christmas party yesterday. Why all the Elders voted for that over Frozen will confuse me forever but it's fine. It was fun. Just wish I would have finished the book in 9th grade. haha
I love you all and hope you have a merry, Christ-centered Christmas. HE IS THE GIFT!! See you!!
Hermana Michelle Gubler
|Bathroom selfie with my sister :)|
Monday, December 15, 2014
|My lovely hija (daughter - mission slang for trainee) and me on her first day here :)|
I'm not sure what else to say! It's been a pretty crazy but fairly uneventful week! I just know that God loves His children and that I am so blessed because I get to help Him show that love through teaching the gospel here in Nicaragua. :) Have a great week!
Hermana Michelle Gubler
|First day! ¨We are the Hands of Christ¨|
|And some lovely ladies from the zone :) Oh yeah! Hermana Wilkins is in my old area in Villa Venezuela! So fun :)|
|Missionary groupie :)|
|Nica selfie with some other missionaries|
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
|Michelle and Hermana Wheat|
I'm going to borrow the idea from a friend and start my email with a quote of the week, which was said by my dear, dead companion Hermana Wheat. ¨Ugh, I hate it when the policemen look at me all gross. How can I feel safe if they're willing to rape me too??¨ HAHA! I was dying. But don't worry. I can feel the angels around us. I couldn't be more safe :)
In other news, we completed the transfer with only 7 baptisms. BUT we put the goal of 7 more for December so we're going to have faith we see 14 soon :)
Also, killing someone who has been in their area forever sucks because EVERYONE Wanted to give us food this weekend. I'm pretty sure I gained 5 more pounds. At one couple's house, between Wheat and me, we're pretty sure we ate an entire cow. And fermented OJ. It's fine because we prayed over it. haha
Wasn't the christmas devotional perfect?? I got to watch in English, so that was super fun! I love Christmas. #HEISTHEGIFT
Also there is this Holiday for Mary called Purisima (means Very Pure) and they go crazy for it here. Everyone was running around with fireworks and going door to door praying at Mary shrines. See photo. It's super sad. And gross. Even if Christmas in the states is commercialized at least Satan isn't diverting so much attention to Christ's mother like he does here. But it's ok. We'll teach them all :)
And the other photo is of the best zone EVER!!
Till next week!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
|Blurry Baptism Photo|
Hermana Wheat and I discovered we had the same physical science TA at BYU and we both totally had crushes on him except for the fact that he was starting to bald. So funny. Also you should all go to her blog this week and read the post because it outlines a few blonde moments I had this week that were pretty hilarious. hermanawheat.blogspot.com
This week we baptized another nine year old boy named Daniel! He is the most pilas kids of all the pilas kids. So cute. His family is seriously the best. We're currently teaching his brother in law too and hoping to get everyone in the household baptized and to the temple :)
Oh and happy thanksgiving!! We were so happy to have mashed potatoes and chicken without bones from our lunch cita. I was dreaming of gravy and turkey, but hey, close enough :)
AND! Christmas is coming up.... you know what that means... SKYPE DATE. Entonces.. family! I want you to think of some questions or things you want to talk about on skype so Im not awkwardly like sitting there talking in Spanish to show off the whole time. HA. No, but really. Anything you want to know?? Get thinkin ;)
Well I love you tonnnssssss!! Have an amazing week :)
Hermana Michelle Gubler
|Baptism of Daniel!|
|Our little Christmas tree!|
|I found ants inside my box of Trix and got really upset so I burned it. What the hay. We had fun.|
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
|Mary and Maryurie and family! Her baby is the cutest thing ever. Miss them.|
This week I got to go on exchanges with my would-be companion Hermana Alan! She is the most POWERFUL teacher. And I also went on exchanges with... Hermana Bernards! In Villa Venezuela! I got to see all my recent converts and it was seriously the best day. I could just see the difference in their eyes. The gospel really does change people.
We also had stake conference this week all about missionary work and it was SO GREAT! Just a challenge for ya'll... go find out who the missionaries are for our stake and instead of praying for all the missionaries in general in your prayers, start praying for them by name! Offer to help them in any way that they need. I know we live in Utah but really. Pilas (cook, awesome, fantastic) members make all the difference.
And last I want to finish with a neat story... Hna Wheat and I went to go visit a menos activo (less active) family this week, and when we got there we found out that they had just gotten the news that their cousin had been kidnapped and her sister was found half dead in Guatamala. We were able to pray with them and offer our support. The next day we went back and the mom told us, after I asked how she could tell that Christ loved her, that every time something bad has happened in her family the missionaries have unexpectedly shown up at their door. She knew Christ loved her because He always sent the missionaries when she most needed to feel loved. I love the opportunity that I have to be a servant of the Lord in this way. This really is His work and His church!
Love, Hermana Gubler
|My compas decorations for my birthday. She put them up at night. What a gem.|
|My favorite is the balloon that says pretend this is an anthro dress. Love her.|
|And Fanny! Miss her too.|
|Ice cream with dry mormon investigators.|
|Naum wanted hermana wheats hair.|
|Cairito, Valeria's kid. he cried when he saw me.|
|Hermana Willardson y yo :) Love her.|
|My mama y mi hermana!!! |
(Hermana Bernards - 1st companion and Hermana Wilkins -Bernard's current companion)