Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Eres tú el Gran Espíritu?"

Wow this transfer is already going by so fast...

Well today we did pretty much nothing... again. We slept and then went to see an exhibition of a member of our ward that got put in this museum thing in our area. It was the most awkward thing of my life... hahaha. There was this guy giving me and my companion a "tour" and he was just super awkward the whole time and we just wanted to leave. Our idea was that we would just walk in, see it, and walk out. But nope...

Tuesday we spent pretty much the whole day in the house doing nothing because they had to do some medical test on Hermana Mendoza and she couldn't be out doing things. So we took advantage of it and decorated/laminated pretty much everything we could get our hands on... haha. So now my missionary handbook, PMG, and other books are all pretty. (:

Yeah it's definitely the rainy season. And on Wednesday the sky fell... We could tell it was about to rain so we went back to the house for jackets and as soon as we walked in it started POURING. Then it was hailing super hard with huge pieces of hail. So yeah, the streets instantly flooded and we stayed inside and waited it out. But it was super intense and I have videos which nobody will see until I get home because the computer won't let me send them. But we made a "hail woman" (more like hail blob) so that was exciting. Oh and supposedly there were tornados that everyone has been talking about but we didn't see anything. :(

I have a new addiction... Japenese style peanuts. They are so good and I could eat 10 bags a day. I highly recommend them but I have no idea if they exist in the US so look for them cause they're amazing.

Remember Elizabeth and Mario? Elizabeth is the investigator and her husband Mario is the inactive member. Elizabeth finally has a baptismal date!!! And they have been to church the past 2 Sundays which is a huge miracle because before they always ended up not being able to go or had last minute excuses. We felt the spirit SUPER strongly in the lesson when we decided on the baptismal date and she almost started crying it was awesome. (:

Remember Guadalupe and her family? (The group of 8 that we taught.) Well we hadn't seen them in a while cause they were never home. But we looked for them yesterday and Guadalupe said that last Sunday they were going to go to church because they hadn't seen us in a while and wanted to try it out, but they got to the chapel and got scared and didn't go in because they didn't know what to do. AHHH I wish so much that we would have known they were out there! But they said this Sunday they are going to go for sure and actually enter. Haha

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this video like 10 times but if you haven't watched it, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w49_1a9X0Q . We have been sharing it in some of our lessons this week and I loooove it.

Wow we have been seeing miracles every day and every time it makes my testimony stronger. I know that if we are completely obedient to God and his commandments, we have the right to ask for miracles and God will give them to us. Because He was, is, and always will be a God of miracles. This church is true and I am so happy to be a part of it and help other people be a part of it too. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week and are able to see miracles(:

Love you all!
Hermana Eyring

It's always a good opportunity to teach!

The biggest hail I've ever seen.

Our "Hailwoman."

Huge bug we found in the baptismal font this week.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rain, Rain Go Away...


Well I don't have much to talk about this week...

We had our big Transfers meeting on Tuesday and it was so great to finally see lots of people after 4 months of not going to the transfers meeting! But I was sad because a lot of my friends went home :(
I was super nervous and our district is last to be announced so the whole time I was waiting super nervously to see who my companion was. We were the last names said of the Hermanas so with process of elimination we knew we were going to be companions... haha. My new companion is Hermana Mendoza! I already knew her a little bit because we were in the same zone for the past 2 transfers. Basically all the Hermanas in our zone are the same, we just changed areas/companions within us.  

Hermana Mendoza is awesome and our first week has been great together! We've been seeing miracles every day and have really enjoyed our time so far. Usually the first week of a new transfer with a new companion goes by pretty slow but this week went by super fast so we already know this transfer is going to fly by. Oh and yeah I'm in my 4th transfer here in Serdan.

Oh! And Hermana Pérez stayed in the same zone as me so we're not too far away. (: We got to see her on Thursday and in a couple weeks I get to see her again at our next Zone Conference!

* This week I hit my 10 month mark so that's cool

* We had a special Zone Conference on Thursday and it was really good. We talked about a lot of things but mostly about humility and helping resolve doubts and ideas of false doctrine. I learned a lot like always!

* It has been raining a TON :( And we always get soaked

There are people that sometimes use the scripture Galatians 1:6-9 in the Bible that says: " 6. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
 7. Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
 8. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." To try and prove us wrong and that what we believe and teach is "blasphemy" (because of the angel Moroni appearing to Joseph Smith). What they think is that the church introduced a new gospel/a new religion into the world. But through Joseph Smith, the gospel of Jesus Christ was RESTORED. It wasn't replaced. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has all the same doctrines, principles, and ordinances that Christ established in his life here on earth. He restored it again here on earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. There is NO other religion or church that is exactly the same. No other church has the authority of God. There is only one path that leads us back to live in the presence of God and I promise you that this church is the only place where you will find it and will find all the necessary saving ordinaces. The church is true and everyone has the opportunity to know it. You just have to try it out and ask.

I'm loving every day here and I hope you all are enjoying yourselves in whatever you're doing. (: I love you all... have a great week!

Hermana Eyring

My new comp. Hermana Mendoza

Elder Smith is finally here!

Some families from my area.

Skyping with my family.

Monday, May 18, 2015

"Como, pues, como como, osea puessssss..."


As always this week flew by suuuper fast. Last night I got to Skype my family for Mother's Day and I'm still super happy about it. I had been waiting for it for so long and it was great to see their faces and hear their voices again. (:

On Tuesday we went to Puebla because I had a doctor appointment then afterwards we went to the mission offices to bring things back to people in our district. (Since we're so far away and can't just go whenever we want.) We had to wait for the medicine of one of the Hermanas in our district to be delivered so we went and got STARBUCKS. They have these yummy pina colada flavored drinks there. It was the best thing ever and I was so excited, even though they didn't have some of my favorite things because they changed them :(

On Sunday for Mother's Day we gave out Daisies and little heart cards to all the women in our ward at church and it made their day and made us happy. I love little acts of kindness!

On Sunday the 4 of us Hermanas had to give  talks in church... I'm sure you all know how much I hate talking in front of big groups of people so I was SUPER nervous. My theme was staying firm and immovable. I literally wrote my talk in like 10 minutes and just adapted it to scriptures I chose. And when I went up to give my talk I lost all my nervousness and the members actually seemed interested so that was good... haha. I'm pretty sure improv talk-giving is a skill I'm gaining in the mission.

Here at parties people love to hire clowns. But not for kids parties, for adults parties. We saw a little bit of a clown show the other night and it was actually super funny and now I want to invite Mexican clowns to any party I have when I get home... hahaha.

TRANSFERS: I'm staying in my area! When I leave after the next transfer I will have been here in Serdan almost 6 months... what?! But Hermana Perez is leaving and I'm so sad :( I'm going to miss having her as a companion so much. Tomorrow is going to be the worst when we're separated. :(

One of the scriptures I used in my talk on Sunday:  Helaman 5:12... "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." If we have our foundation in Christ we cannot fall. He has given us that promise. If we put all our trust in the world or in "man" we will always fall because the world can't give us the real happiness that the Lord does. HE created happiness. He created science, he created love, he created families, he created everything. He knows what we need so that we stay firm and do not fall, we just have to trust in Him so he can help us. And if we do end up falling in our lives, or if we are so distanced from Him that we feel like we'll never get back to Him again, he STILL loves us and he STILL forgives us despite everything. We are never out of reach of his love because we are his Children.

Well I hope you all had a wonderful week. Cross your fingers that I have a good new companion. (;

I love and miss you all!

Hermana Eyring


Part of the 5 de Mayo parade that passed by our street. (We watched it from our balcony.)

One of my favorite little girls here, Marjory

My other favorite little girl here, Guine (Winnie)

Monday, May 4, 2015

"Hay un niño que siempre trata de comerme..." "Por qué Elder?" "Pues piensa que soy chocolate."


Okay I actually have a lot to talk about this week... haha, it was a good week!! First off today we had a district activity and we made our own ping pong table and played with a mini net, mini paddles and a ping pong ball that one of the Elders found. We had a world tournament and I got to practice a lot so I can beat my brothers when I get back. (; Then we played a super intense game of soccer and then we made french toast... woooh, haha.

On Tuesday we had our 3 month interviews with President Christensen, our mission president. As always I left super motivated and happy. (: These were our last interviews with President because in July we are getting a new mission president. :(

Random things...

* I miss bagels. I have been craving a bagel with cream cheese for so long and I have never seen one here. Anybody want to fly here and bring me a Chonga bagel from Starbucks? (;

* I FINALLY for the first time in my life found the man on the moon the other day and I was really excited about it so I just wanted to share...

* The weather here is bipolar. The other week it was suuuuper sunny and hot. And this week it has been raining like crazy. They don't have storm drains so the streets flood and we have to use speed bumps as bridges to cross the road.. haha. We've felt so bad because every time we've had members accompany us to lessons it starts raining super hard.

* In Mexico they seriously celebrate EVERYTHING. There's national kid's day (like Mother and Father's day, which they also have of course), national taco day, national worker's day, national teacher's day, national student's day, national flower day or something like that, national EVERYTHING day. Why don't we celebrate that much in the US? Haha

* Fun fact in case you didn't know: Yhe celebrations of 5 de Mayo are because of the Battle of Puebla. Here it's called "Battle of Puebla Day." So yeah, everyone gets crazy here in Puebla and everyone has parades and everything and I'm kinda excited. Even though we won't be in the city for it. :(

* The other day they found a dead, decapitated guy in the big park (where everyone goes to sit and hang out) in our area so that's cool... :o

Saturday was an AWESOME day and we had so many miracles. My favorite part was teaching one of our new investigators, Guadalupe. The first time we visited her she invited her mom to listen to us. The 2nd time she invited her brother-in-law to listen to us. Then this time she invited her mom, brother-in-law,and 5 kids to listen. So all 8 of them were all sitting there listening as we taught them the Restoration lesson and the spirit was SO strong.. wow! They were super interested and you could tell they were feeling the spirit too. Then at the end we asked if one of them would say the prayer and none of them wanted to do it because they were super shy so they were all pointing fingers at each other to choose who should do it. Then finally the mom agreed to do it. Her prayer was SO sincere. She even started crying when she thanked God for sending "las muchachas" to teach them.(: Wow.. I'm super excited to see where things go with them.

Yesterday we took 2 teenagers from our ward with us to teach some lessons. None of the people we were supposed to teach were there so we looked for a reference that was kind of far away in our area. As we were looking it started POURING. We were pretty much in the middle of nowhere so there was no where to go to cover us from the rain. We had to be pushed up against this random wall to somewhat keep the rain and hail from hitting us. We were like that waiting forever then Sebastian (one of the teenagers) said a prayer for us that it would stop raining or at least calm down so we could keep looking and like 2 minutes later the pouring rain changed to just a drizzle. So we kept looking. Then the sun came out completely and there was a pretty rainbow and the sky was AMAZING. I sent a picture of it but it doesn't nearly capture how pretty it was. The sun was shining rays through all of the clouds and it covered pretty much the whole horizon. It was amazing and we couldn't stop looking at it and trying to take pictures of it. It was an awesome experience. (: Then after we found the house of the reference it started pouring again... haha. The person wasn't home so we went back to the main part of our area. Basically we were walking about 3 hours in the rain without jackets or umbrellas... haha. It was a fun time!

Welp, the next time I write you I'll be telling you if I have transfers or not! I'm super nervous. :(

I love you all and miss you tons! I'm super excited to Skype my family this Sunday. WOOH! (: 
I know this church is true. It is Christ's ONLY true church on this earth. And there is no other way to return to our Father without the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We have a purpose in this life and the gospel helps us understand that purpose and find REAL joy in this life.

Have a wonderful week(:
Hermana Eyring

Our ceramic creations(:

You can't tell that much but the super cool sky yesterday. (:

The beginning of our adventure in the pouring rain.

I learned how to make tortillas and made a starfish (:

This week went by so fast that I don't have a quote of the week...

Hi friends!

Well this week flew by and it's all kind of a blur so I don't really have much to talk about... haha.
On Friday it's already May so that's crazy because I feel like we're still in February or something.

The lady who rents us our house has a ceramics store so today we painted ceramics with her and it was super cool but we haven't taken pictures yet because they're drying... but I made a fish and it's pretty chido I'd say.

We found 4 new investigators this week who are all super cool and we're planning on inviting them all to be baptized with baptismal dates this week and we're excited!

I finished the Book Of Mormon for the first time in the mission! Haha... only took 9 months but I did it. (; And this week our mission president sent us an email saying he wants us all to read the Book of Mormon together in 2 months (so that we finish it before he leaves and our new president comes) so we'll see how that goes. (:

Luis got ordained with the Priesthood yesterday... woooh! He's still progressing so much and we're so proud of him. (: Now we're working on getting him his Patriarchal Blessing!

On Sunday during Sacrament meeting the Young Men's program had a special presentation and at the end they had all the boys/men in the congregation go up to the from to sing the hymn "Ye Elders of Israel" and wow it was so powerful and the spirit was so strong in that room. Priesthood power is real and amazing!

We have made so many friends here... We have a friend that gives us Elotes (seasoned corn on the cob), a friend who's a taxi driver that offers us free rides now, friends that work in a grocery store by our house that always say hi to us, etc. So basically we have a lot of hookups here in Serdan. (;

One of our investigators who is 18 sent us a text this week telling us we're the only people she trusts and that she wanted to tell us something so we talked with her and she told us what was going on and asked us not to tell anybody... WHAT? We had no idea what to say or how to help her but then we talked to her in person and everything went well and we're trying to help her as much as we can. What's sad is that she is already studying in a university and has everything going for her /: But she's awesome and understands that it's a consequence of her decisions and she said she is going to make the best of it!

Well yep that's pretty much it. I hope you all have a great start of May. (:

Love and miss you all a ton!
Hermana Eyring

Well we didn't take any pictures this week so here's a nice throwback picture of us singing with the Elders at my 2nd baptism in the mission and the cutest kid ever taking selfies with my camera(: