Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 30 going on 30

Hola familia and amigos! 

This week was one of many many changes. After 6 months in Independencia, I changed to Xonacatepec. It took a few days to get the name down. My new compa is Hermana Vargas from Chihuahua,Mexico and she is so cute! I obviously impressed her with my TacoTote knowledge and she about died. . Since I don't have too much time I thought I would share a series of pictures that accurately desicribes the heck of a week we had! 

With lots of love,
Hermana Herrera 

Saying hard goodbyes! I got to see Hermano Fransisco pass the sacrament.

When Hermana Cervantes gets zapped by a doorbell!

Last day together as a trio

Hermana Cervantes got an early birthday present, a dog bite! Ah the Happy 20's

Combi goddess.  I don't know how she does it!

Ending the party with celebratory tacos!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Fighting physical and spiritual fears

So the trio is still going strong! 

So whats up with all the fear? Lemme tell ya. We started the week getting my blood drawn for some tests. I. hate. needles. but I think it went better that I thought it would.  It's interesting because the mission really helps mold you into a better self so hopefully an hermana with no fear of needles is in my near future. 

Something that I think is my theme for this week is spiritual fears. Something tricky about the wonderful people of Puebla is their tendency of not committing to our commitments. At first, my reaction would be ¨ok um ok try better next time¨ but I learned real quick that that wasn´t what the Lord wanted me to say. 

The process of repentance is specifically for one purpose, so that we can all return to our loving Father in Heaven. Part of the steps of repentance is doing good works.  In case of missionary work that includes completing your assignments. I have come to see that it is important for our hermanas/ hermanos to realize that when we read the scriptures, pray to the Lord and try to do good works we are actually applying the atonement in our daily lives! Sometimes it can be a little new and a little scary but we will always feel the love God and His son Jesus Christ have for us. As I have been doing these small things daily I realize more and more that Heavenly Father truly has all power. 

Sometimes I think that people get a little intimidated by the missionaries, that they are truly "perfect." My friends this is not the case. We need to repent just like everyone else. But I will say that being worthy to be a instrument of the Lord brings great spiritual power in our lives. 

I know that we can all strive to be a little better and feel that power more in our lives so we can fight our fears and do GOOD WORKS.  I would like to end with a scripture in Alma 26:12 "Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."

Love you all,
Hermana Herrera 

Close enough to Hawaiian sandal tan!

The trio

Monday, January 16, 2017

Updates updates and a quick Hot Rod reference

Hola amigos y familia! 

This week has been a little crazy but a great one! I wanted to share a few updates:
1. Hermana the crew. We are officially a trio.  She was in my generation in the MTC and it's so cool to see how much we've grown in these past 6 months. Also we showed her good old Cholula and found these very authentic dolls.
2. Totally forgot to talk about Dia de Reyes in my past email! It is celebrated on January 6 to commemorate when the Kings or Wise Men went to visit Jesus. They have this special bread (my favorite part about holidays here)  that's named Rosca. Inside the bread there is hidden a figure of Baby Jesus.  If you get the Baby Jesus you have to throw a party that next year. (And you guys know that... I like to party!) 

3. We had our zone conference this week! Its' so great to hear from our inspired president and his wife. 

I love you all and hope you have a great week! 

Hermana Herrera

Meet Hermana Robertson

Party next year!

Zona Libertad

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Lord provides a way

Hola Amigos y Familia 

This week was one for the books for sure. Fun Fact: missionaries don't know much about what's going on in the outside world. On Thursday we got a call to stay in our house for some mischievous  business happening here in Puebla. But.. plot twist we had the baptism of Lucia that next day. As Hermana Cervantes and I were trying to figure out what was going to happen, I suddenly felt a familiar peace that everything was going to be alright.

We received permission from our president to go ahead with the baptism. With a lot of help from the members in the ward, Lucia had the baptism she's been waiting for for 76 years. It was super special to see her go into the font and say "Finally Lord I'm with you always".

Lucia has been a particularly special example to me because she has always had the faith to keep pressing forward. She was truly ready for her baptism and knew it was a great change in her life. It was nice to witness the power of the Lord; how, in the world that we live in, which is different and a little mischievous, the Lord still has all power and will do His work here on the earth. 

Love you all and I hope you have a great week 

Hermana Herrera 

Lucia is the miracle from the Stake Conference email!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Feliz año nuevo

Wow I cant believe that it's 2017! I'm excited to see what this new year brings and the opportunity to share the Gospel! This Christmas and New Years were super special because we were able to see our investigator Angel start his year with a new life! Angel and his wife are very special in our hearts. 

Through his baptism and Francisco's, I have recognized the great importance of the priesthood in a home. The family is of God and the home is where we can learn the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Something that I have been thinking  about a lot is traditions. In my family, we have a tradition to set new goals at the beginning of the year. As I have been reflecting on my goals this year, one in particular is important to me, to finish the Book of Mormon in the wonderful Spanish language. 

I know that when we set goals with just desires in our hearts the Lord will help and bless us. This relates to Angel as well. During one of our lessons he shared his favorite scripture, which is in 2 Nephi 10:20,  that I think will give him the strength to complete his life long goal to have a firm faith in Christ and endure to the end. 

I wish you all a very happy new year!

Hermana Herrera 


I had to do this timeline. I'd never seen Angel smile so big! Glorious!

Angelita...I learned how to make some killer mole
and she got so excited she made me a tella as well!