Monday, January 23, 2017

A Trio

Hi Everyone!!

Well, this week has been quite interesting. 

My new area, like I said last week, is right here in middle of all my other areas. It is very small, not quite as small as Mira Azul was, but still small, but a lot of people live here because there are a lot of apartment buildings. We live in one of them, 4th floor out of 10. And it is a really nice, rather rich area. Maybe La Aurora and Joyas 2 were just especially poor, but I honestly feel uncomfortable in some of these houses. But there is a lot of work here, a lot of people that we are teaching. 

Also, all the members here have friends or family that live in my other 3 areas.

My two companions are really good. Hermana Brady is my first American companion since the CCM, she´s from Las Vegas, and this is actually her last transfer, she goes home in the middle of February, before the transfer actually ends, which is why we are in trio right now. She has a lot of experience as a sister training leader and has the most time in this ward as well. She´s also the second person I´ve met here in the mission who was at BYU before the mission, like me. Actually, we lived in neighboring buildings in Helaman Halls the same year at BYU, but neither of us remembers having seen each other.  Hermana Perez is form Guadalajara and has just one transfer less than me. I´ve known here since her first transfer here, so we were both excited that we would be companions. She is really sweet. Actually, the three of us complement each other pretty well for how we teach and work, so things are working out well. 

It´s been forever, so I´ll throw in a quick Mexican fun fact. Just like in English, there are different accents in Spanish. In the beginning of my mission I couldn´t hear them, I could just here people speaking Spanish, but now I can recognize a lot of accents, and it is really fun. For example, my mission president, Presidente Urrea, is from the north, from Monterrey, and he has the Monterrey accent very strong. Mexico City is famous for its chilango accent, which is very fast and sing-songy. Here in the state of Mexico it´s not quite as common or as strong, but I do here it a lot, especially in street venders and combi drivers. My favorite accent thus far is the accent of my past district leader, who is from Argentina. His accent is like a very very strong Italian accent. It was really hard for me to understand him at first because he says all of his y´s and ll´s like sh, while in normal Mexican Spanish we say the y´s and ll´s more like jy. But now I can understand him better. 

As for me, I have a gringo accent, but I´m working on it. 

Well, I love this work. I love the privilege of spending all my time and all my strength serving the Lord by serving His children here. I know that Christ is directing His work. 

I love you all!
Hermana Herron

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Transfer Week

Hi Everyone!!!!

This week was a lot better for Hermana Morillón and I as far as the work goes. A lot more lessons, a lot more lessons, a lot of people progressing, we´ve been seeing a lot of miracles here and it has been very exciting here in Joyas.

So of course, they decided to move me. 

We have transfers tomorrow, and I´m off to Arcos. Once again, it´s right here in the same stake, about 10 minutes away in car. And, I will be in a trio, with Hermana Brady (an American) and Hermana Perez, who I´ve known for almost my whole mission. And even crazier, we three will be sister training leaders.

I have no idea how to be a sister training leader and I have no idea how it will be in a trio, but I guess we´ll see. 

It´s funny, because I´ve actually been to arcos before. In this mission, the new missionaries arrive on Mondays but aren´t assigned companions and areas until Tuesday, so that first Monday they spend with some other missionaries in another area. And my first day here in the mission, over a year ago, I spent the day with the sister training leaders in Arcos. That´s where I started my mission, and if the pattern keeps up, it might be where I end too.

Well, I don´t have much time, but I´m putting here the link to one of my new favorite talks of all time. It´s actually a devotional from BYU, and part of the reason I like it so much might be because he talks about math. But he also shares a message that I really have needed here in my mission. We aren´t perfect, we will never be perfect in this life, but if we do our best, God makes up the rest. I know that is true, because I see it every day. The Lord is the one who is doing His work here in Mexico, not me. I´m just so grateful I can be a part of it. 

I love you all!
-Hermana Herron

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Hi Everyone!!!!

First things first, the pictures! They are from this morning when we went to Teotihuacan. I don´t have time to tell you all about it, so I invite you to look it up. But it´s huge. It´s an entire city of ruins. There are two really big pyramids too, the pyramid of the Sun, and the pyramid of the moon. We can go once in our mission, and Hermana Morillón and I went today with la Hermana Curiel. We arrived super early, so at first we had the whole place to ourselves, but it was so foggy we couldn´t see anything. It was actually really neat, if felt like we were in the sky, or in a dream. Then it cleared up and we really enjoyed our time there. There are a lot of theories out there about Teotihuacan and whether it may be a place in the Book of Mormon. I personally believe it´s Zarahemla, but that is Hermana Herron doctrine, it´s not church doctrine, and it may be a biased opinion. 

Ok, working backwards, yesterday was great because a ton of people came to church! We had 8 investigators and about 17 less-actives that we teach come yesterday. I was so happy.

We were surprised how many people came too because we hardly had any lessons this week. The only day we had a considerable number of lessons scheduled was Wednesday, and Wednesday we had to return home right after district meeting for safety reasons so we didn't actually get to teach. It was the first day in my entire mission that I didn´t go out to do some sort of proselyting, which was a little sad. But we´re back to business now, no worries. 

We´re hoping for a very busy and miracle-filled week here. And I hope you all have a wonderful week too.
-Hermana Herron

Monday, January 2, 2017

Feliz Año!

Hi everyone, y feliz año!!!

I don´t have too much time today, but honestly I don´t have
very much to say. Almost everyone left on vacations this week, so teaching was a little slow. But it was still a really nice festive week. 

I am very very grateful for all that I learned and saw and did and became in 2016, and I know that the Lord has many blessings waiting for us in 2017. Remember, faith is for the future! 

A few pictures from last week. My companion and I with our capacitadoras the day of intercambios (I don´t know those words in English, I´m sorry) and a picture of our 3 assistents to the president dressed up as the 3 kings, delivering us gifts :)

Les amo y les extraño mucho!
Hermana Herron