Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9 months Celebration

 Me being really excited to eat chicken bacon ranch subway sandwich for my 9 month mark.

 Me being not so happy when I find out there is no ranch on the sandwich.
Me trying to be happy about the sandwich anyway, Me eating the sandwich and enjoying it.  

Monday, April 27, 2015

No Title

Well this week has been a week for sure.  We had work visits with the Sister Training Leaders from Monday to Tuesday.  Just to remind you all, I really don´t like work visits at all.  And the only good thing that came from this was that we got to meet them and the City Hall, which was shweeet.  There were a ton of break dancers and people drumming and dancing.  It was the greatest place every, and not at all trunky lol. 

  Then the next day we had interviews with president, always a good time.  It´s a little rough, because I have a hard time speaking English now, so it´s kinda of a proccess trying to do the interview in English.  But as always, Presidente Archibald shed some of his infinite light and wisdom, and we are going to baptize everyone.  Period.  Then that afternoon, Hermana Archibald went out with us.....scary.  She doesn´t speak spanish, so that was a good time.  And she also found out that my feet have been hurting me for 2 months and now I have to go to the doctor :/  C´est la vie. (ehh. my french is coming along lol)

  But other than that, a fairly normal week.  I will tell everyone more about the work when it´s a bit more stable, I feel like right now, we are trying to find our grip, but we are getting there.  I think this week will be a lot better.  I´m grateful for all the prayers in my behalf and I want to let everyone know that I see those miracles everyday.  I love you all and have a great week!


My favorite sister´s late christmas gift that I´m going to wear all year

Me getting my packages

My 9 month mark

Monday, April 20, 2015

Well Everyone Can Start Getting Pregnant Now

  So I hit my half-way mark this week, don`t really want to talk about.  But everyone can start getting pregnant now because I`ll be home in 9 months.....And I obviously am referring to those who are legally married.....unmarried people, please don`t get pregnant.  

  Other little thing, I`m learning french, I have the two most important things.  The Book of Mormon in French, and a French-English Dictionary.  I should be fluent in 3-4 months.

  Other than that, we are just living the missionary life.  Contacting, teaching, putting baptismal dates that inevitably fail, the usual.  Just kidding about that failing part, that`s just been the trend for these past few weeks, so we are gonig to be making some changes.

  Then today we have been running to the mission offices and back because my companion had to go to immigrations, not my favorite p-day, and tonight we have a work visit with the sister training leaders.....yay.  It`s going to be an interesting week.


Sorry couldn`t send pictures this week, not all computers are created equal.

Have a great week!   Love you all!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Just Pictures This Week

Hermana J Ahern didn't send a letter this past week (sorry I've been gone so I'm just getting to this.)  But she did send a few pictures, so I'll put them on here. 
In her first area (Chancay) her pensionista happened to have served a mission a few years back with Jenna's cousin, Aaron.  Hermana Paula's brother lives in Trebol, where Jenna is now, so Hma Paula was a church last week visiting her brother and it was a happy day for Jenna. 

This one is of Hermana Ahern and her companion, Hermana Luenga, from Argentina.  They are busy following President Archibald's pattern for contacting, teaching and baptizing. 
Hermana Ahern hit her Hump Day (half way through, 9 month mark) on Thursday, April 16.  The time is flying by and I am so proud of her and how happy she is and how hard she is working.  (her mom)

Monday, April 6, 2015

I Sustain Thomas S. Monson as a Prophet of God.

(Jenna's new companion, Hermana Luenga is from Buenos Aires, Argentina)

So this week has, without doubt, been the craziest week of my mission.  Monday, we get the notice that on Wednesday we were going to have the new missionary training, which we already had expected, so nothing new, but then that night, our district leader calls and says that on Thursday we also have a zone conference with President, so that´s 2 days without working until at least 6:30 or 7, not to mention the weekend we had general conference, so we were a little short on time.  But as I´ve mentioned earlier, we do our 10 maneras, so the whole week, we were running (for all those who know me well, I hate running) running from the church to our area, from here to there, trying to take care of our baptisimal dates, find new people, and do our 10 maneras.  I can´t explain the relief I felt to finish the week and know that we did our 10 maneras, and if we could do them in a week like this, we can do them any week.
  But Satan was definitely working against us so we wouldn´t complete them, one of them was to do Family History with a less-active and get referrals from family and friends and all, and just when we make her account in FamilySearch, she realizes she lost her cellphone, so she spends the rest of the time looking for it and making calls.  Then we change that manera to get three referrals from a family, but they forgot on Saturday, so Sunday they tell us that they can give them to us tomorrow and we are like,  uhhh no we need them today.  But we didn´t give up and we did them all.
  Then in conference in the sustainings, I was amazed when someone opposed.  So I kept thinking about that and how I couldn´t even believe it, and I got the strong feeling that I know, without doubt, that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God, and I sustain him wholeheartedly.  He is called of God to lead us in this life.  Just like God loved his children in the Bible times, He loves us now.  And just like He called prophets to guide his children then, He calls prophets to guide us now.  He will never stop giving us revelation.  He will never stop loving us, so he will never stop calling prophets.  We always need to know what God wants for us and just like it says in Amos, He will reveal his secrets to His prophets, if we want to know what to do, how to return to him, we have to follow the word of HIS servants.  I know this church is true because it is the only church that shows God´s love to ALL his children, and is built upon the same organization as the church in the time of Christ.  He leads this church, and it is not a church of man.  It is the church of Jesus Christ.

Everyone have a great week!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

What to Expect the First 12 Weeks.

  So not a lot happened this week, we had transfers and Hna. Jimenez got transferred and I am now training a new missionary.  Her name is Hna. Luengo and she is from Argentina.  She is 22 and got baptized when she was 10, so that will be a nice change, because all my companions have been members their whole lives, but now I will have a comp that can share her testimony of conversion.  So yeah, basically this week, we have been getting into a routine.  It´s really weird, but things are going well.  And we have 6 people with baptismal dates so we are working towards that goal. 


Love you all!  Have a great week!