Monday, October 23, 2017

On our feet and moving with faith

Okay week 2 down here in Tezoquipan. We are on our feet and moving with faith. This week was a special one for me. I was able to understand a little bit more about the atonement. We had to go to Puebla to a meeting with the new missionaries. Our president focused a lot on the atonement.  We read Alma 7:14-15 and talked about what everyone knows about Jesus, that he suffered pains and afflictions and died on the cross for us. But there is a whole other deeper perspective that people don't understand. In fact the people that scratch the surface of understanding are the people that depend on the atonement to get through their trials. 

The other side of the atonement is letting Jesus Christ train and edify you.  It means being completely dependant on someone that loves you and won't let you fall. President turned to the new missionaries that can't speak Spanish and told them in a powerful testimony you can do this! The Lord will not let you fall if you accept His help! This struck me hard because I know that it is true! My training time was one of the most difficult times of my life. But I'm grateful for it because I became a better person with the help from the perfect person, my Savior.  I look back not with bad feelings or remorse but with gratitude. 

This week we saw a lot of miracles. I'll just share one more thing that happened on Sunday. There is a mom and her daughter who have been going to church for the past month. They both want to get baptized but were lacking the permission from her husband. We went to go visit them and I saw him and guys he was huge! Like taller than me and that's hard to find! We talked about the importance of baptism by sharing the Book of Mormon. Then after that I asked him how he felt about his wife and daughter getting baptized. Honestly I don't even remember what I said all I remember is him saying yes. HUGE MIRACLE! We were able to put dates for November. The Lord helps His missionaries complete their callings. 

Here is mi hija holding a screaming pig like her mother asked her to do

Me carrying a giant bunny, almost as difficult as the pig

The Popocateptl volcano having some smoke

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!