Monday, October 16, 2017

Mas Fotos

I totally forgot about the brea la luna. Its bread filled with chocolate and it's amazing and only found in TLAX!

Hermana Rosa's baptism
Due to the incident with Mowgli, we didn't have time to change into our faldas

The most beautiful Catholic church in the state...Need proof read the sign



This car is filled to the brim with my fav people heading to my old zone, Amalucan

Saying hard goodbyes! Yamily is getting baptized!

The legacy lives on. Good luck in the real world Hermana Cervantes!

Hermana Ruiz enjoying some classic enmoladas

CHAOTICNESS if that's a word

Hola amigos y familia! 

Its your Hermana here freezing her socks off in Tezoquipan, Tlaxcala. This week was in one word chaotic. I have only opened an area once when I came here on the mission so it's all a new experience. But I have learned the importance of listening to the Spirit and fasting and praying really hard. I will say that the ward is really supportive and anxious to work.
Hermana Ruiz is sooo great and special.The love for my daughter is real💜 Her testimony strengthens me everyday in the chaoticness... if that's a word. She´s like a sponge always soaking up the good. Our studies are something that I'll treasure forever! They really help us have the strength to get up and going without any idea what's going to happen.... hmm I gotchu Nephi.  

We were able to have a baptism this past Saturday. Her name is Rosa and she is so wonderful! She is the first to be baptized in her family and she has 7 children that we will get to teach. I know her example means a lot.

Actually funny story, so we decided to pass for a family so they could go see what a baptism looks like. It's a young father with his 2 kids. At first sight one of the boys was the perfect image of Mowgli from the jungle book. Therefore I call him Mowgli. Anyways Mowgli was following us from a distance. I turned around every 5 seconds to check if he was still there. When we almost got to church, I turned around and poof he was gone. I now understand how my mother felt when we lost David at the zoo once. Also I have major respect for my aunts... I know Whetten cousins are all Mowglis. We all began searching for Mowgli and found him a few minutes before the baptism buying a coke... classic. 

To close with all the craziness, I would like to share this scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 123:17 ¨Therefore dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power, and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance to see the salvation of God and for His arm to be revealed.¨

These are the days to prepare for Christ´s coming. We need to do all that we can. I'm so grateful for parents who have taught me to do the best I can always. So thanks for your prayers! 

Until next week,
Hermana Herrera

I owe you guys some photos...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The biggest plot twist of my MISSION


Well well well, I think the biggest news is that I'm a mom! I got the news on Wednesday that I would be finishing my mission by training a greenie (: and will be leaving Bosques ): Yesterday, as we were at the church waiting for the newbies I felt really excited and nervous. I know that this is a great and important responsibility!
I also had a couple of days of pure goodbyes. It was super hard to leave Bosques. I love all those members and recent converts. The good news is that Hermana Yamily, Isis´s mom, is getting baptized this FridayI also had to say good bye to a few of my past companions. Hermana Galicia is finishing her mission up in Puebla so I won't see her and Hermana Cervantes finished her mission yesterday ):):
I will be training in Tezoquipan, Tlaxcala. It's about an hour away from my past area Nanacamilpa. Mi hija is Hermana Ruiz.  She is from Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico. I think from the second I met her I could feel her sweet spirit and desire to learn. I feel really happy that I can help her grow and learn here on the mission.
Welp, that's all I got and will keep in touch with all of the adventures we will have here in good old TLAX. 

 Hermana Herrera 

Monday, October 2, 2017

You don't know everything but you know enough

Hello familia y amigos! 

So this week was a great spiritual high just like every other week in the mission field. It was a necessary and refreshing thing to hear from our apostles and leaders. I wish I could share all of my thoughts with you guys!!!!! 

A lot of things spoke to my heart, but I loved the las few quote Elder Anderson shared: 
¨You don't know everything but you know enough¨and ¨When we choose to have faith, we are prepared to stand in the presence of God.¨ - Elder Hale 
Somewhere along the lines of that... 

With area changes coming up this week, I've found a lot of peace in these sayings. I know for a fact that change although ¨hard¨ is a good thing. It is necessary to help us grow. 

Recent converts go through a lot of changes... Imagine their whole lives are absolutely different! It's like a whole nother culture! I'll just say that I really admire all new converts to the church. Their faith is very visible through their efforts. Seeing Ulises and Yolanda at every session of conference made my heart soar. I sneakily took a picture of them(: They don't know everything but they know enough to put one foot in front of the other! 

Have a great week! May we accept and endure change like the new converts of the church!
Hermana Herrera

Ulises and Yolanda

Beehives are missionaries also!


Monday, September 25, 2017

2 weeks worth of pictures (:

Seeing my girl Hermana Stewart!

September 15th celebrations means matching skirts!

Getting locked out 30 min before church. HELP!

When there is damage in your house from the earthquake
 and you have a sleepover with the hermanas of Xona

From the Dominican Republic to Texas matching pajams are still a thing 

Women's Conference in English with Hermana Zutz. BLISS!

When worst comes to worst, BE LIKE JAIRUS

Hola amigos y familia 

OK OK, I'm doing fine here in Puebla. Yes the earthquake was quite the scare and there is damage. But we are all doing fine and trying to help in the ways we can. Y'all can forget the once in the lifetime post. I can now say that I have felt an earthquake and I did not like it... 

These past few weeks have been quite the ride and I feel like a test of my patience. I think Hermana Romero and I have passed through pretty much everything: piojos, getting locked out of our house 30 min before church, earthquake etc. and the most heart breaking, investigators that are not progressing. Through the midst of all of this I have found myself more earnestly reading and studying the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I can honestly testify that it is helping me become the missionary that Bosques needs right now.
I would like to focus on one of the stories that I am studying which is about the daughter of Jairus. 
Jairus was a respected man of great power. He was actually a ruler in the local synagogue. His daughter was sick and on the verge of death. Jairus knew that the only way his daughter would live is if he asked for Jesus Christ to heal her.
His first step in coming unto Christ was asking for His help, risking his social career.  On the way to Jairus' house, Christ stopped to heal a woman. I love it because it says in Jesus the Christ ¨No intimation is given that Jairus showed impatience or displeasure over the delay; he had placed his trust in the master and awaited his time and pleasure.¨  The was his second step. 

The third step he took was when messengers told him that his daughter had already died and there was no use to ask for Jesus´s help (which surely was his final straw of hope). He seemed to have still looked to the Lord for help, and the Lord answered "BE NOT AFRAID ONLY BELIEVE."
I think in this life we are on the journey of these 3 steps. Sometimes it is easy to accept Christ but we are impatient of His perfect timing. Or sometimes we are super patient until we get hit with our final straw. It is all about our personal progression, unique and usually untimely.
I feel like we go through many different types of trials, like getting locked out of your house at a really bad time or when a earthquake happens and people are not getting the supplies needed to survive. ( Our ward sent out a truck to some smaller towns full of supplies and it was a very hard trip to get it to them) In these times we need to ask ourselves which step we are on... and if we really are going to "BE NOT AFRAID ONLY BELIEVE". 

So Hermana Romero and I are going to keep trying and keep in mind the 3rd step. Because that is where you find life changing miracles. The Lord will raise us and the people around us up, if we believe...

Love you all and thank you for your prayers and concern,

Hermana Herrera