Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I Love Being a Missionary

Hi Everyone!
I just want you all to know that I love being in Mexico. Even though I´ve been here for almost 16 months, there are still times when I´m walking in the street and I look around and see the people selling tamales and the signs in Spanish and the graffiti and the pollution and I think to myself. "I love Mexico."

And I also want you to know that I absolutely love being a missionary. I love everything about it. I love that we spend all day everyday out and about in the work of the Lord. I love that I have the opportunity and the authority to testify to every single person I see that I am a representative of Jesus Christ. I love that I get to see so many miracles as the Lord brings about his work here among these people I love so much. And maybe I´m going slightly crazy, but I even love when people reject us, because it is exactly when someone challenges us or rejects us that I most feel the Spirit testify that our message is true. And later on, when someone accepts the gospel, it´s just the sweetest thing in the world.

I love walking through the streets. singing hymns with my companion and getting weird looks from people because we sing so loud. I love praying and knowing that my prayers are heard. I love sitting in an intense lesson with an investigator who needs the gospel much and promising them with all my heart and all my soul that this is exactly what they need. I love serving, and I pray that I can serve with even more of my heart, might, mind, and strength while I´m still here.

My friends, this gospel is true. It´s all true. God lives. Jesus Christ is the Savior and Creator of the world. The Book of Mormon and the Bible are the word of God. And our Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers.

Also, I hope you all know that I love you all!
-Hermana Herron

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Investigators

Hi Everyone!

So I promised I would tell you about some of the families we have been finding recently. 

My time here in Arcos has been very interesting, because our investigator pool has been completely transformed in my time here. We have had to drop or have lost almost all of the investigators that we had when I got here about 2 months ago (have I really already been here for 2 months?!) and so we have really been exercising our faith to find new investigators, especially new families. And the Lord has been blessing us a lot. 

One family we have found is the Lopez family. We contacted the father in the street, and he invited us to visit his family. When we went to the first cita, he wasn´t there but his wife was, so we started talking with her. They have 2 adorable children, Diego and Kenya. And every member of the family has a different personality and a different level of openness. The father is very thoughtful and more than anything, wants to change. The mother is open but also very skeptical and wants to be completely convinced before committing to anything. And Diego is adorable, he is the most open of everyone. During the first lesson he didn´t really make any comments or ask any questions or anything, but at the end when we invited them to come to church, he was the first to say, "I want to go!" And when we were arranging a day to come again, he told us, "Don´t come on Tuesday, because I won´t be here on Tuesday." I love this family!

Also, Manuel now has come to church 3 weeks in a row, and he is getting very very excited to be baptized in April!

Well, to end I just want to share with you my scripture of the week:

"33 Wherefore, be not weary in welldoingfor ye are laying the foundation of great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
 34 Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and willing mind; and the willing and obedient shall eat the good of the land of Zion in these last days." -D&C 64:33-34
There is so much I could say about this scripture and how it has helped me, but I don´t have time, so I´ll just settle by saying that I know that this is the work of the Lord, truly a great work. And I really do know that it is the small things, the every-day diligence, the small acts of faith, that bring about the great miracles.
I love you all! Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pictures from Arcos

Hello everyone, I have no time today, literally. But next week I promise to tell you about some of the amazing families we have been finding lately.
I know this work is the work of the Lord, and I love being a part of it!
I love you all, have a wonderful week, you´re all in my prayers.
-Hermana Herron