Monday, January 19, 2015

Suprise...

Monopoly in only Spanish for language practice :)
Welp! Nothing has changed!! This is a first! I'm staying in Los Laureles with Hermana Hatt and I'm so excited :) But of those who are changing my sister, Hna Walker is training right after finishing her training in Villa Venezuela (!!) and Hna Wilkins is leaving my district to go be a TL for Managua. So excited for them :) But basically other than that my district is almost completely the same! Fun fun. 

I just have to tell you about the coolest family ever from last week! They're getting baptized this weekend :) Their names are Martha and Miguel and they're literally the most prepared family I've met on the mission (Random side note, WHEAT (Mom's note: Hna Wheat is a previous companion that has returned home) -- she's a friend of Xocilth, that menos activo  who lives by the park that always committed and never came?? Yeah, that's how we found her. Who'd a thunk??). She loves to feed us (EVERY DAY) and they're already full and active participating members of the church. We met her less than 2 weeks ago. How?! They're amazing. 

In other news... President changed how we accounted for numbers and it's super cool. We made some goals for this transfer on a huge calender for our wall and I am seriously just so stoked. Hermana Hatt is the best. I love this mission. And I love it here so much. The church is trueee!! 

Love 
Hermana Gubler
A good old lunch from Conny :) I LOVE VEGETABLES

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Baptism!


Jose!
How is it possible that this is the last week in this transfer?? I can't even explain how different time is here. I am excited to see what changes bring but I reaaallllyyy just want to stay in Los Laureles because we have some of the most amazing investigators I want to see the baptisms of! And I'm hoping to either stay with Hermana Hatt or finally have a Latina. We'll see! :)

The only eventful thing this week was the baptism of José! We literally taught him 3 times before he was baptized. We taught Plan of Salvation, Chastity, Word of Wisdom, Tithing, and Temples in one lesson. It was sick. He read all the pamphlets too. Such an awesome person. He was just one of those that was completely ready on his own. So cool. 

Basically other than that nothing much! Hermana Hatt is the best. She's so funny and so driven and seriously just the best. I love her. OH and we met the COOLEST family this week but I'll tell you about them when they get baptized because I don't have time today. And I ate cow intestine. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but I wouldn't recommend it. haha

And again we're in a sucky cyber so no photos. Sorry. Maybe in half an hour I'll be able to send some... Cross your fingers. Well, I love you all lots and lots! Have a great week!!

Hermana Gubler

Zone Field Trip to see a volcano.


All the sisters in the zone. Can't see my face but its fine. Haha
We're fetching cute. So there's that.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pig Skin, Volcanoes, and Perspective

Hope everyone had a great new year! Ours passed pretty uneventfully, seeing we had to be in bed at 10:30. But I did have some sparkling grape juice! It wasn't very good but oh well!

Quote of the week goes to my hija again, "At least in the United States the bugs sort of respect you." True that, sister. She also bore her testimony this week in church, still learning Spanish and everything. So proud. She's awesome.

Yesterday we had a big zone activity and went to Leon to see the volcano and museum and beach there, it was a blast! Hence the late email, sorry! I have some sweet photos but we're in a weird cyber today so they'll have to wait.

OH and I ate a thing called Chicharon this week. It's fried pig skin. And it's hairy and disgusting. Count your blessings children. God bless the USA.

But the thing I really wanted to write about today was an exchange I had with Hermana Behan this week. I really just love her. She reminds me a ton of Jacquelyn. While I was studying and working with her, I was able to put some things together in my mind that really have changed my desire to consecrate all to the Lord here on the mission. I was really sad not to baptize anyone in December. We had worked so hard and had so many people who were ready for it, but we didn't baptize at all. I was really disappointed in myself and I let myself get discouraged. I was wondering what I should have done differently, and with Hermana Behan I realized what I think went wrong. Like it says in D&C 12:7-8, no one can assist in this work except he shall be humble and full of love. I think I started to believe in my own abilities and forgot I really don't do any of the the converting. I got a little prideful for different reasons that don't matter, but I'm now understanding what it really means to leave it all behind and go to work. I wish I had time to explain more and better, but just know that I really know that Christ is the driving force behind this all. We can do nothing without faith in Him.

Have a wonderful week! Love you!
Hermana Michelle Gubler