Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 27, 2016

Buenas Tardes a Todos!!
Espero que este semana fue buenísimo y que todo fue bien! Este semana tuvimos el consejo de Liderazgo Con Presidente Laboriel. 

This week we had our Lidership meeting with President. All of the Zone Leaders were there and it was a great learning experience for everyone. President capacitated us on how we need to be better at being obediente and how to give count to Heavenly Father Every night on the work that we do everyday. My companion and I get home every night, plan, and then BEFORE getting into pajamas, we kneel down together to give count of how our day went. If it was a bad day, we explain to Heavenly Father why, ask for forgiveness, set goals to be better, and end. If it was a good day, then we explain how it went, and set goals for how we can become even better. 

I want to start off by inviting you all to put this into practice if you don´t already do it. President promised us that if we give account for how our days go to the Lord, we will never see unsuccessful results. We will be more humble, submissive, and willing to follow the guidance of the spirit. "The more time we practice spiritual experiences, the better at recognizing them we will be." I know that this is true. This week we learned a lot along with getting our heads chopped by the spirit. The spirit will always help you learn if you are willing to accept the counsel that he gives you. However, if you are not humble enough to LOOK for the spirit, you will NEVER see a difference in your life. 

I love you all and hope that you have a great week! Here is a Short Chapter that you can read as a family! I love you all! Let me know fi you need anything! 2 Thessalonians 3! LOVE YOU!!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

February 20, 2016

Hello Everyone!

This week was crazy! And like always...I did get sunburned a little bit;)  but that's not anything new! 
Basically this whole week I was in Santa Ana on divisions. It was great to be back, but we worked so hard!! I had a lot of fun as well! ( Not as much fun as going to Disneyland or the Beach..but it was fun! :) 

This week we talked with everyone! We made tons of plans to go to central parks of almost each area to talk with people. I gave the idea to go to the central park of San Jose and Shine people's shoes and teach them at the same time! It was a cool idea and everyone had a lot of success doing it. Then we sang to people too:) The people love when we sing:) Some members saw us and started to sing along with us:) 

It was pretty much just contacting and finding this week! However, I did have a miracle!! We were just about to walk in the gate of our cook's house, and some lady slammed on her breaks in her car and waved her hand at me to come to her. I went over and she says "English or Español?" I said "Both!" So this lady says in English, "I want to know more about your church! My husband is from Salt Lake City and he has told me a lot about it. However he is an inactive member." So we answered A LOT of her questions in Spanglish! and we put a date to visit her:) She said she has always seen us walking around, but never had the chance to talk to us. She she said that when she saw me right by the road, she had to talk to me! it was pretty cool! made my week:) 

I love you all! Hope that you all have a great week!!
Selfie Saturday!

Check out my sunburn!

The temple before the airport.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 13, 2016

Hello everyone! This week was pretty boring! I went and did Cedulas and then tried to work in my area. There was interviews with president all this week, however I didn't get interviewed because President always sees us. It was funny when I waited for my interview and then found that out;)

Today I went to the temple!! We went with brother Karlinsey and he took Me, Elder Bullecer, Elder Duran, Elder Tullis, and my converts here in Escazu, Esperanza and Mercedes. We did Baptisms for the dead! I obviously didn't get in to the water! I did confirmations! It was great! 

This week was pretty dead, haha but this next week will be a lot better. Its the week of sacrifice this week!!! So wish me luck! Love you all!

Last week, I went to an animal reservation! I got to see a ton of tropical animals! I saw snakes, crocs, birds, monkeys and everything! I was 1 inch away from a BEAUTIFUL Scarlett Parrot!! A small baby white tailed deer sucked on my fingers! And a white headed Cappuchin monkey played with my fingers! It was so cool!!

I know Rhett would have loved the monkeys!
Random baby shower

Our Family Tree

French Toast Party

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February 6, 2016

Elder Black and Elder Bullecer--sent from Mechas Alvarado in Costa Rica
House Cleaning

I hope that everyone is doing great and that you had a great week. This week was changes week! On Monday, I got the north Americans ready to go. There is one Sister that came from Lindon named sis Lazalde. Then on tuesday, i went to the lawyers office and migration to do a bunch of paperwork. On wednesday morning, I went to the temple. Elder Stott and I Chilled inside the Celestial Room for like an hour and a half! Then at night, i had to get all of the finishing missionaries to presidents house for their last dinner with President. Then I went to san Jose at night to sleep at another house to go to the airport at 3 in the morning. I didnt sleep at all that night because they were up all night talking. So after the airport, President gave me permission to go and sleep, HOWEVER, because i want to do my job the best I can, I went and took missionaries to do Cedulas at 9 on thursday, so I didnt get to sleep. After cedulas we got a call from President saying that he needed a check in Heredia ASAP! so we took a taxi to Heredia and i STILL didnt get to sleep. Until I got back to the office! Where there, I went into President´s office, moved the table, and slept on his carpet 😁 IT WAS NICE! 
So ya, thats my week! I love you all alot! Have a great week!!
This is a picture that is found on the church newsroom for Costa Rica!! I´m in the background doing service in Heredia!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 1, 2016

Buenos dias a todos! Este semana fue absolutemente LOCO! 
So much stuff went on this week. I hardly got the chance to work in my area! I only had like 10 lessons the whole week. For us, thats crap! haha. On thursday, we had the Leadership counsel with President. We found out that basically ALL of the Zone Leaders got changed. Elder Dale is now with one of his best friends from SLC Elder Orlandi in Heredia. Elder Navas is now A Zone Leader with Elder Kepo´o in Guanacaste. And Elder Zibin (my ZL from santa ana) is now the New AP!! He is really excited. I of course did not have changes, and I will not have chages anymore! haha
On Saturday, we had our Mission Conference with ELDER COOK! I got to shake his hand and he gave a talk to us in English! He had his translater too, but it was nice to here a talk in English. He talked about the way to help our investigators if we study Preach my Gospel. The spirit was so strong as he talked and toward the end he bore a Really powerfull testimony of Jesus Christ! He told us things so personal to him that he said not to tell anyone! So...Sorry ;) 

This week is changes week! I get to go to the temple on Wednesday!! YAY!! However, I have to go to the airport on Thursday morning at 3 am!  it will be fun :/ haha. I hope you all have a great week! Love you all lots!!!
 Mission Conference with Elder Cook

From right, Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder Ulisses Soares, and Elder Kevin R. Duncan shake hands with members from the Central America Area.  Photo by Elder Don Searle.

The Guacimo Gang

Me and Elder Davis

President Laboriel's House


zone shirt

Elder Coca