Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Ey güerita hace tiempo que no nos vemos... hey!... HEY!... MORMONAS!" -some drunk guy

An awesome week here in Aquiles Serdan(:

If you haven't realized... exactly 3 months from today I'll be in the mission home for my LAST night in the mission. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE! :(

This week we had 5 new investigators with a ton of potential! One of them is Eliud. He's 9 years old and really wants to be baptized but his dad is a practicing Catholic and doesn't want him to. So we're working with that but he's awesome and understands the gospel so well! Another one of them is a man named Julio. He was so excited yesterday when we gave him a Book of Mormon because he said he thinks that in it he's going to find everything he's been looking for. Wooh! Yeah he is. (:

My companion and I have been "ponderizing" ("meditizando" en spanish) (pondering and memorizing) scriptures and our scripture for this week is Alma 7:23. If you haven't already picked a scripture for this week, ponderize this one with us. (:

On Friday we had a special conference with President about obedience and changing the "culture of the mission." I think we all left super "animados" and ready to work even harder! President Nelson is awesome and he always is so inspiring!

Yesterday was our ward's Primary Program and it was amazing! The spirit was SO strong and people (including me and my comp) were crying, especially at the end when they sang "Army of Helaman." Man, I  love that song! Kids have such strong testimonies and are such an example!!

Also yesterday President Nelson invited me and my comp to a fireside he had in another stake so I got to see Hermana Perez and Hermana Juvera (2 of my past companions)...wooh! After the fireside, President interviewed Janeth for her baptism because there were a few situations that made it so the interview had to be with him instead of our district leader. She passed the interview and President says she's super awesome!(: Her baptism is gonna be this Saturday and we're pumped!!

In the course of yesterday and today I have seen all 6 of my companions that are still here in the mission so that was a great end/start to my week. (:

Even though I miss everyone a ton, I am NOT ready to almost be going home! I love being a missionary so much and no experience will ever come close to this. Going on a mission is the best decision I could have ever made in my life up until now. I am SO thankful for all the experiences and memories that have shaped and changed me. The worst thing ever is going to be getting released and having to take off my nametag the night I get home. :( But hey, guess I gotta take advantage of the little time I have left!

I love you all(:
Hasta la vista baby(;
Hermana Eyring

I love weekly planning...

A piece of art called "me w/makeup vs. me when I wake up" (;

Family Home Evening w/ the Guerrero family(:

Another Great Week in the Mission

Hi friends!

Well this week again has gone by super fast. 

Today we went to El Centro (big outdoor mall area) with some other Hermanas and we randomly found a bunch of other missionaries there so it was fun. We went and saw this King Tut museum then went and ate and then went looking at shops!

On Wednesday we had a zone meeting and we did an Anti-Nephi-Lehi activity where buried our "weapons of war."  Like we actually dug a hole behind the church and put in a box of papers with bad habits we have/negative things written on them in it. It was great!

On Friday we had intercambios (where you spend a day with a missionary leader instead of your companion) and that also helped me a ton! I learned a lot and realized a lot of things that I need to change. This week we're working on being more dedicated and more selfless in the work and it's going well so far!

Janeth is great! In spite of all the trials she's having she keeps persevering and going to church and everything. Her daughter is going to be in the Primary Program next Sunday and her son was amazingly able to leave her side to go to Young Men's class. It was awesome. (: Even though right now we don't have many investigators that are actually progressing, she definitely gives us hope.

Just wanted to give a shout out to my parents! Here, and now more than ever, I have realized how lucky I have been to have them. I am so grateful for the way I was raised and that my parents have always stayed strong in the gospel and church. I am realizing now how hard that is for a lot of people. I definitely wouldn't be the person I am now if my parents hadn't been the parents they were and are. Mom, dad, you guys are seriously the best and my heroes and I am more thankful for you every day. (: 

This work is WONDERFUL. There is no place I'd rather be. The thought that I'll be home in a little over 3 months is terrifying and I do not want to leave! Service brings the best kind of joy. (:

Have a wonderful week, I love and miss you all.
Hermana Eyring

All the missionaries in our zone with Jesus.

One of the pictures from our zone activity last monday.

The view from our roof of the Popocateptl volcano.

On a huge chair en El Centro

Mis compañeritas(:

"Elderes vamos a ver a las Hermanas. Allí se pierde todo el glamour... comiendo tacos"


Well this week was full of stuff... haha.

Today we had a zone activity and did a bunch of stuff. We played Basta, floor surfing (or something like that) and volleyball. Then we took a bunch of pictures and ate these huge taco/burrito things. All the pictures are on my companions camera but it's freaking out right now so I can't send them, sorry :(

General Conference was so great!! I loved it and received answers to all my questions. (: Of course they weren't exact answers because the Lord wants me to be self-sufficient, but I have everything I need to make the right decisions! I loved President Nelson's talk about the influence of women and loved Larry R Lawrence's talk and Elder Devin Durrant's talk too! We're all so sad conference week is over and it's even more sad for me and my companion because the next time we watch General Conference we won't be missionaries anymore. :( I love watching Conference with the American missionaries because we always have a little VIP room and always have food and stuff and our Mission President even watched a session with us missionaries in my stake!

On Wednesday we had a stake missionary training with the stake secretary and it was actually super helpful! He talked to us about how we can work more effectively with the members. Then we had our district meetings afterwards and talked about helping investigators know the importance of going to church. It was all suuuper helpful because the things we talked about are some of the biggest challenges in the mission.

So me, my companion, 2 other companionships of Hermanas and 4 other companionships of Elders are going to do a musical number in the Transfers Meeting in 3 weeks and on Friday we had a "rehearsal" in my last area's chapel. We are singing "How Great Thou Art" in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. (There's an Elder in my zone from Brazil who's helping us learn it in Portuguese)! It's gonna be awesome and we're excited. (:

JANETH IS AWESOME. She is progressing so well and is completely willing to keep all her commitments and keep the commandments. She really wants to change her life and has already come so far!! We can't wait for her baptism.

Well I love and miss you all tons as usual. Hope you loved Conference and that if you didn't see it you get the chance to watch it!! It was amazing. (: (You can see it here: )

Have a wonderful week
Hermana Eyring

With Jesus :)

The view from our roof in the morning(:

Some of my favorite kids.