Monday, February 9, 2015

Elder Pieper from the Area Presidency Came to Juarez!!!!

Hay rumores que mi blog todavía sigue, y hay algunos miembros que practican su ingles cuando lo leen.  ENTONCES para darles (los miembros)  un poco de alivio y felicidad tenia que escribir algo en español.  Y también para que sepan que hablo de vez en cuando español. :):):)  BUENAS SUERTE!

BEFORE I FORGET!!!!!!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!!!!!!!!!!  AND ALSO GRANDMA CARLENE LAST WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YOU KNOW ME, I’M STILL FORGETTING THINGS!!!!!!! :):):)  But I hope you all had lots and cake and ice cream and enjoyed the great big day!!!!

IT’S SUMMER TIME HERE IN JUAREZ!!!!  AND WE ARE LOVING IT!!!!  SHORT SLEEVED SHIRTS, NO BOOTS, AND RED FACES!!!!!!!!!  NOTHING IS BETTER!!!!!!!!  We had a really busy week; we started it all out with a nice little trip to El Centro to look for vanilla and little fun things!  We found a little cute store that has a lot of ancient Spanish things and we became friends with the owner, so we are hoping she will give us a great deal when we head back next week!  I wanted to ask you mom exactly how is the vanilla.  I know I have bought it, but is it extract or about how much did it cost??  So that I can make sure to buy the kind that you are looking for!  (oh and how many?)

This week the counselor of the area presidency (Elder Pieper) came to visit JUAREZ!  (THE BEST MISSION EVER!)  And we had a lot of conferences that were so powerful!!!!  IT WAS AWESOME!!!  We started on Tuesday with the leadership counsel and we actually got to talk to him on a more personal level.  He is really great and I felt like I was talking to the profet!!  (I think it counts for something right??)  Right now he and his wife are living in Mexico City, but they are originally from Idaho - I think!!  He focused a lot of attention on the power of fasting and the miracles that he has seen in his life, as well as the benefit we have to teach the members and investigators the law of fast.  I really related a lot to what he was telling us because I personally have seen SOOOO many miracles in my mission thanks to fasting!  (To be honest, before I came here I thought fasting was a punishment or something super hard!)  But I have learned that IT IS SO WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  My companion and I were talking and we think we are going to start fasting every other day cuz it is so awesome ;) hahahaha  But Elder Pieper really helped us remember how powerful our spirits can be when we give them the right amount of nourishment and live in the Lord’s way!  

On Wednesday we had another meeting with our zone and 2 others.  It also was AWESOME!!!  We focused more on the proselyting side of the mission and the ways we can use “Preach My Gospel” better and work with the members!

All in all it was such a spiritually filled week!  I know that the priesthood is here on the earth today.  I know that God calls men who are willing to serve Him and help his children; I could feel the power of the words that Elder Pieper shared!  There isn’t a doubt in my mind that the Lord told him what he needed to share with us. IT’S AMAZING!  And I feel so blessed to have been able to have heard it. 

Also this week we had the most amazing experience!!  SO we have a reference that we have been trying to contact but we never seemed to find her in her house, so we were almost at the point of calling it a contact!  But one morning we stopped by this cute lady in our wards house and she happened to mention the name of our reference.  We both stopped and said, hermana do you know who she is!??  And she said, “Well of course, she is my family!!!”  WE WERE SO HAPPY!!!!!!  She told us a little about her and the situation.  Her husband had just passed away about 3 weeks ago and she was having a hard time.  We knew that it was an answer to our prayers to hear about her, so that same day we stopped by to see her.  And well, we finally got to meet her and in that moment she opened up completely to us.  She told us about her husband and about her parents-in-law.  To find out her mother-in-law was an active member....  Well to make the story short, she has special dreams in where her mother-in-law comes and talks to her!  She says it is just normal but that she feels so great when she sees her.  She dreamed also that her father-in-law accepted something that her mother-in-law had (OF COURSE WE KNOW IT IS THE GOSPEL!!!) and she was really interested in what she needed to do to accept it also and to be as happy as her parents-in-law!!  We really feel that she is prepared by the Lord!!!!

How are your teeth?


Did you ever receive our package? Valynn sent you one also.

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WE ARE GOING TO MAKE COOKIES TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!  AND THE HERMANAS LOVED THEIR SURPRISES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)  THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Can you see the end of your mission yet?

Around 10 weeks left………. NO!  THANKS FOR ASKING!  I AM NOT READY YET!

What’s the first American food you want to eat? 


Well I hope that a little bit of this letter made sense; I am losing my skills for writing!!  YIKES!!!!!!!  BUT it was a great week!!!!  I love my life, I am exhausted ever night, and I am HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):)  I know the Lord is our Savior, I know that this is His work, and I thank Him every day for this amazing opportunity to be here!!!!

Hermana Sutton

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