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Monday, February 12, 2018

Semana Cincuenta y Tres

Hey everyone! :) 

On Monday (5th February 2018) we had such a relaxing p-day, which we really appreciated as a whole. We had an awesome Plan of Salvation lesson with our awesome date, and she taught it to one of her friends during the week, which left us just in awe. She's so good! It was so funny, because I was starting to get sick and was kind of out of it, so much so that I started teaching the lesson in English. She was so confused, and so was I! The night ended so funnily. We got home, and Hna Roe was going to eat some yogurt. She opens the fridge and announces it, and then I hear a thud. I thought she dropped the yogurt, but it turned out that our ginormous Coke bottle exploded all over her. XD I died so hard. So funny. Not for her because . . . she's addicted to Coke. But it was great for me. 

On Tuesday (6th February 2018) we had an awesome lesson with another date. It finally clicked for her why it is so important to read the Book of Mormon, and the blessings that will come as she reads the scriptures and puts God first in her life. She's going to receive so many blessings, and I'm so excited for her. :) We also took some snacks over to the elder's house because Elder Peña was sick, and it was seriously an adventure. I almost got bit by a dog because of it. XD I don't know how . . . but I basically just skipped away. And Hna Roe grabbed my arm and yanked me away too, basically propelling me into the middle of the street screaming and skipping so the dog couldn't bite my heals. Something that comforted me that night was the scripture "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son." I was sick and some things were really getting to me, so it was a tender mercy when He changed it in my head. A nice little whisper and hug from the Spirit. "For God so loved Emma Huber that He gave His only Begotten Son." I just love Heavenly Father. :) 

On Wednesday (7th February 2018) I basically looked like the living dead. I had a fever that night that literally left me looking like I got punched in the face that morning. I have never had dark circles in my life, let alone ones that look like someone literally socked me in both eyes. I didn't realize how bad until I walked in the bathroom and saw my face. The mirror broke and I cried. (just kidding. The mirror didn't break.) So, I basically dead to the world in bed that day. But God is nice and sends people to help and serve us. An Hna brought us food, and then the elders brought me medicine. I don't know what those pills were, but they were seriously magical. XD I felt better by the time we headed out to Villahermosa to get my visa renewed (yep, officially legal. Woot!) and the ride was so funny. They always put on the weirdest movies, and Hna Roe and I were praying for a disney movie. So you know what they put on? A disney----NATURE documentary on flamingos. XD I will never forget the flamingos. 

On Thursday (8th February 2018) I was finally made legal and we had some seriously rocking lessons. I just love teaching. So fun. I also enjoy being a serice to people. One of the elders was struggling with something, and I guess I'm the person to go for things. I was able to give him some advice and help him lift his spirits about the work. It's so funny how the Spirit works. Then we went to visit it with a sister, and it was so awesome. A seriously edifying way to teach and get to know the members, as well as receive references and help people out. It was a seriously successful night, and made me realize the things that I want to apply when I get home. Serve your fellow brothers and sisters. It is seriously NOT important the religion or differences. We all need help along the way in this life. Be nice, love, and serve. Follow the Savior's example. It will save you and others from a lot of heart ache. 

On Friday (9th February 2018) we had an awesome lesson with some more dates and they even came with us to an activity. It was very successful, and our other date showed up too! Totally made my night and made me proud to see the fruits of our labors. Because, at the beginning of this transfer, we literally had nothing. The area was left in a horrible condition and we had to build from the ground up. So, to see the efforts turn into results has been amazing. :) We also had people contact us. It's so funny being two white girls in México where people just throw themselves at you. 


​Finally broke the shoes. Now I've got new ones that will last me the rest of the mission!

On Saturday (10th February 2018) we were walking when we ran into the elders. They asked us for references because they were short on numbers. It was so funny, because right after that, we walked into a date's house and there were 6 references sitting there right in front of us. XD she presented us to her friends and we got references out of the deal. The elders were not happy to hear that at all. XD The lesson rocked, too, because she taught one of her friends the Plan of Salvation for her personal progress, and then we studied about the sacrament. She just ate it up and recognized the importance of the prayers and the covenants she's going to make on the 24th. I'm so excited for her. :) The night only went up from there, because we had an edifying talk with our Branch President, I found 20 pesos on the ground, and we got pizza to celebrate "transfers". Even though we didn't get called that night.

Because on Sunday (11th February 2018) we got called in the morning. It's so funny, because we both felt like something was off. I knew that I wasn't staying in Zapata, and I knew that I wouldn't be finishing Hna Roe's training. It's so funny, because I always feel transfers. The thing is, Hna Roe progressed so quickly that all she was missing was a Mexican companion to help further her language skills. President told us this in our interviews (he actually thought she'd ended her training already). So, he told me, "Good job, Mom," and switched us up. :) We had a wonderful Sunday saying goodbye to people. I packed my bags, we gave the Family Home Evening night to the ward, and we chatted for a while before going to bed. 

Now, here I am in Ciudad del Carmen! :) I'm on an island! BEACH! Gal, it's awesome. :) 


Anywho, I hope this week found you all well. I hope you all enjoy Valentine's Day this year, not only to tell those that you love that you love them, but to find someone who isn't loved and to love them. Those who are the hardest to love are the ones that need it the most. What better opportunity to show the pure love of Christ then on the day all about love? I invite you all to find someone and to make them feel loved that day. That's your brother or sister in heaven. And when you're in the service of your fellow man, you're only in the service of your God. :) 

I'll talk to you all next week! Les quiero! :) XOXO from your white (red) girl in México!

--
Hermana Húber :)
Misión México Villahermosa
¡La Mejor Misión en el Mundo!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Semana Cuarenta y Cinco

Hi everyone! Whelp, I have literally no time, but we'll see how far I get :) 

On Monday (11 December 2017) we went to Palenque to play sports as a zone and to send Mamá Pérez off. It was super fun! I gained some mad respect from the elders. I may not be good at sports, but I can pull out some wicked moves when the moment calls. ;D We played head volleyball, and when I slid from literally one end of the room to the other on my knees to get a ball that no one was going for, yeah. The elders know not to mess with me XD We played soccer and basketball and head volleyball. It was so fun, and I was so tired afterwards. Ugh, but guys. The lessons were amazing afterwards. I love it when God takes over. He just . . . works miracles. The gift of tongues is real and the power of God hasn't ceased. It's so amazing. GAH. GOOSEBUMPS.

On Tuesday-Thursday (12th December 2017-14th December 2017) I literally died for three-ish days. For those of you that know me, you know how stubborn I am about going to the doctor. On Tuesday, after lunch, my energy suddenly just zapped and I couldn't handle it. But guess who has the best elders ever? YO. They gave me a blessing. Totally bawled, but that was okay. But I couldn't work the rest of the day. Or the next day. Hna Sánchez kept saying that we needed to go to the doctor, and I told her that if I felt bad the next day, we could go. So, I stayed in bed and slept all day. Got some mad organizing done with the areabook because I didn't want to feel like a complete and utter loser. But, on the third day, that was it. Hna Sánchez wouldn't quit pestering me, so we went to the doctor. They said that I have a stomach infection, but I don't trust the medical system here para nada. Anyway, they drugged me up and I stayed home another day in bed. But, again, who has the best elders? YO. They went by and bought my medicine, and Elder Hamblin told me that they were going to bring some movies by as a joke. How cruel. But, they were actually pretty worried about me. How sweet. I felt like Alma the younger repenting for eating so many tacos. :P "No more tacos for you, okay?" "Yes ma'am." "Do you want a shot?" "Do you want to get hit?"

On Friday (15th December 2017) I was reserrected and we went to work. We had some awesome lessons. GOSH. So potent. Hna Sánchez told me that I can planchar pretty good when it's needed, but that I chew people out with love, so it's kind of a soft plancha (guys, I wish I could translate that, but I don't remember English to save my life.). 

On Saturday (16th December 2017) we went to help out the elders with their baptism. It was the cutest thing. I also had an accidental 2 hour study session because I was so engulfed in the scriptures. GUYS. Study the scriptures. Pray with real intent to act on the answers that you receive. It will literally change your life! :D ah, but when we went, I saw a cake in the back with a cross and a baby being baptized, and without even thinking, I told Hna Sánchez, "This is apostasy." Turns out, it was the girl's parents who brought the cake and they're not members. Thankfully, they didn't hear me. XD We're good friends now. 

On Sunday (17th December 2017) GUYS! BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION! TWO! Woohoo! :D So, Michelle and Ericka got baptized. Their mom was so happy with us. She's inactive, but she's started reading the Book of Mormon again and she's praying more. I just loved watching the changes. Before and after. You can totally tell the difference when someone has the Spirit and when they don't. So beautiful. :) We had an awesome lesson with our Branch President and then ate dinner with the family that we baptized. We sang our hymns and little dealio for Christmas, and Elder Peña tried to help me when I flipped to the wrong hymn, but I thought he was messing with me. So, while the elders and Hna Sánchez started singing one christmas hymn, I started belting another. XD So embarrassing, but they messed up at the end, so it all worked out. Fast-acting karma. 


I pondered a bit this week, and I realized a lot of things, but most of all, experiences. I expected a lot out of my mission that wasn't fair. I expected it to be perfect, and I expected myself to be perfect. But, without these experiences, I'd never be the missionary that I am. I wouldn't be able to help people in the way that I can now. So, my little testimony is that everything that happens, good and bad, prepares us for something more. Also, that celestial moments exist. I felt it in sacrament meeting this week during the sacrament. Celestial moments exist, we just need to put ourselves in places where they can happen. :) 

Anyway, loved the week, even though I died. :) Loves! XOXO from your white girl in México! 

--
Hermana Húber :)
Misión México Villahermosa
¡La Mejor Misión en el Mundo!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Semana Cuarenta y Tres

Hola hola! :D

On Monday (27th November 2017) we went to go shopping for our groceries (we literally had nothing) when the phone totally malfunctioned. XD So, we had to go to Coppel and talk to like, 3 people before we could get another phone to get ahold of the elders so we could meet with them and use their phone to call the offices. So, they met with us as we were eating 5 peso tacos, and while Hna Sánchez was talking and getting things worked out, the elders chatted with me. I just laughed so hard, because they asked me how many boys are waiting for me at home, and they wouldn't believe me when I said no one. Elder Ruiz, "Nah, you have like, 10 guys waiting for you." Maybe, but as far as I'm concerned, there's no one waiting around for me. That's how I wanted it and that's how I like it ;) After getting the phone fixed, the elders bought a Chamoyada to share, and while it's nothing like the ones in Villa, it was WAY better than the one in Coatza. I just laugh so hard thinking about that. We also had problems with money, because there wasn't any money on our cards, so I just walked around the entire week completely broke. But, we did manage to buy sufficient amount of food :) which is literally everything if you want a happy Hna Húber. And as we were shopping, the elders joined us and I just died. "Hna Húber, which one would be best for me?" Elder Ruiz, holding up lady diapers. So, I grabbed diapers for little girls and gave it to him. "These ones." Then we went home to put everything away before heading out for a lesson and a family home evening night. The lesson was on the plan of salvation, and it just went so good! :D ugh! And then the family home evening night XD I just love one of the teens there. He makes me laugh so hard, and he's a little rebel like myself. While we were eating, I asked his dad how his finger was because he nearly cut it off. "Bad." o.o "Oh. That bad, huh?" "Yeah." So I made the hand signal that they use here to say yeah with my finger, and we just laughed so hard, because it was a horrible joke given his finger situation. XD

On Tuesday (28th November 2017) we headed out to district class, and I loved it, but what I loved the most was how much God was chewing me out. It was on loving your companion and loving the investigators. I have no problem loving the people, but oh my gosh, companions kill me. You all know about my past companions, and this one is no different. She's not abusive like the first two were after Hna Wilson, but she drives me crazy. Holy heck. An example (that I swear has an awesome spiritual lesson to it) from this day was the phone. I sent a message to the branch president to know what the hymns were (yeah, I played once in sacrament meeting and now, I'm playing everything for every one. Devotional, sacrament meeting, primary program, etc. UGH) and she all of a sudden got really weird about it. "Who are you texting? What did you say?" etc. If you know me at all, you know that este no anda. -.- to say the least, I popped a top. So while she was keeping her distance for a while, while I helped out at the piano classes and english classes, she read the scriptures where God totally chewed her out. It was honestly neat to see that God was on my side. She told me about the experience later, and I just felt the love of God super strong in that moment. Like, yeah! High five. :) And then, later that night, she got chewed out again. XD So, she learned her lesson, to say the least. To end the night, a recent convert randomly found us in the street and gave us some bread free. It was another little gift from God, because He knows how I get when I'm hangry. 

On Wednesday (29th November 2017) we had some rockin' lessons, and I honestly loved my studies. Although I'm constantly getting chewed out ;D I love seeing the mercy that God has on me. That He gives me SO MANY opportunities to change and to do better. That He let such an imperfect and incapable daughter like myself enter into His great work and glory here in México. And not just México, but exactly in the area where Jesus Christ visited His people after His ressurrection. Exactly where so many Book of Mormon stories took place. With His convenant people. He has so much trust for each and every one of us. He loves us all so much. Something that I've learned from this companion is that everyone has the love of God, but not everyone has His trust. Kind of like normal relationships with people. Haha. But, it's been awesome to see the Atonement work in my life, and thus giving me a greater testimony and spirit to help others see the miracle that is Jesus Christ. And what better time of year than December!! 

On Thursday (30th November 2017) I turned 10 months old in the mission. Do you know how weird that feels?! I totally died when I saw the paper that said 10 months on it from Hna Sánchez. It didn't hit me really that hard until I was studying and looked at the big bold 10. I just felt so weird, like, I DON'T HAVE ANY TIME TO WASTE but at the same time . . . 8 MORE months? Haha. Anywho. It definitely kicked my buns into high gear, and I realized just how much I love being a missionary. Gosh, I love this work. And I love seeing the love God has for me and for His children. I'd been praying for someone, just SOMEONE to talk English to. You guys have no idea--actually, Bishop, you might ;D but seriously. NO ENGLISH. And then, God gave me these awesome elders. :) We talk English like it's no one's business. The Mexicans too. Just . . . BLESSINGS.

On Friday (1st December 2017) we went to a wedding! :D Well, "wedding". It was kind of the most pitiful wedding I'd ever seen, but she's gonna get baptized now, so it's fine. :) super cute and awesome. I was a happy child. :) And...PHOTO!


On Saturday (2nd December 2017) we met the BEST little kid ever. He read like 9 chapter in the Book of Mormon by himself and totally told us the entire story and wanted to keep reading and has been reading every single day. I died. The only problem is his mom, if she'll give him permission or not. But he's totally gonna ask and he's totally gonna get baptized. Gosh, I love the chosen people God has here! AH. It's just awesome to be a missionary and give service every day and help people and love people and be like Christ. :) I love it. We had a lesson with a lady that we contacted in the church, and pay attention, because her story afterwards makes me laugh. We sat there, and I didn't understand a single word she said. That's how I know that the gift of tongues is real, because if the Spirit isn't there, like, really really isn't there. Like bad spirits are there. I don't understand a thing. So, yeah. I felt like Satan or some of his followers were there. Super creepy. As we were returning to the house, I was thinking and reflecting on the week to think if anything funny had happened, and just as I drew a blank, I totally biffed it over nothing. XD I just laughed and looked up at the sky and laughed with Heavenly Father, because I know He blessed me with that. XD So, if nothing more, I have that to report to you guys as my funnies. 

On Sunday (3rd December 2017) the crazy weird Satan lady from the day before came to church. We thought, "Oh, great! Investigator in sacrament meeting. :)" Then, like, 5 minutes afterwards, she got up (this is fast and testimony meeting, where people get up and bear their testimony) and started screamed and yelling and prophesying of who-knows-what. I was up on the stand at the piano, and I tried so hard not to laugh. I couldn't handle it. My hand was over my mouth, and my mouth was wide open. I couldn't believe it. After they escorted her out, it was awesome to see the members get up and bear their testimonies, defending the faith and testifying of the truth. I absolutely loved seeing the experience strengthen rather than hurt these people. So cool :) the elders are going to go chew her out sometime this week ;) OH MY GOSH. If you guys didn't see the devotional, go see it. I loved it! :) It totally chewed me out too, but I loved it. This is a wonderful time of year! ALSO, go to mormon.org and check out the #IluminaElMundo or #LightTheWorld initiative. The videos are the cutest and sweetest things, and the ideas of remembering Christ during thing Christmas season will honestly bless you guys. I can promise that as a representative of Jesus Christ. :) 

I love you guys! I know this church is true. I know that this is the gospel of Jesus Christ and that He guides His church through a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that the Book of Mormon is true with all of my heart, and I know that God loves each and every one of us. I know that you are all special sons and daughters of Him, and that He sent His Son for YOU! How cool is that? :) Happy December my friends! Loves! Xoxo from your white girl in México! 

--
Hermana Húber :)
Misión México Villahermosa
¡La Mejor Misión en el Mundo!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Semana Cuarenta y Uno

Hi everyone! How's it been? 

On Monday (13th November 2017) it rained so hard and I loved it! :D The best thing of the day was the Family Home Evening Night with our date! It was so spiritual and so amazing. We were all really keyed in on the Spirit, and I just loved hearing the goals that the family and our date had to keep the Sabbath Day holy. Reading the scriptures. Spending time with family. Learning the hymns better. Seeing things with an eye of gratitude instead of pitying the day. :) It was so nice!

On Tuesday (14th November 2017) I lost my USBs right after organizing them and getting all of photos on them :( To say the least, I was a very angry missionary XD but we had an amazing lesson with our date, who just totally ate it up. And then our friends from our restaurant gave us free milkshakes. That's one way to cheer me up :) Then, we headed to the other hna's house to spend the night because the next day, we were heading to zone conference. 

On Wednesday (15th November 2017) we headed out at 9 o'clock in the morning for zone conference, and it was honestly the weirdest and most emotional day I've had in a very long time. XD One minute you're okay, then President starts choosing "volunteers" and your blood pressure suddenly rises to a deathly rate. But it was really good, and honestly, the best part of it all was my interview. I was able to see the love God has for me and the love that President has for me. He told me that I am an asset to the mission and that I'm hitting my prime. I really appreciated that, because up until now (even now XD) I've felt like, maybe my mission has been a total failure and that I've only wasted God's time and my/my family's money being out here. But he helped me realize the reality of my situation and my mission, and honestly, his help has changed my entire perspective about my mission. :) It was honestly the best day ever. It was funny too, because during the entire interview, he mentioned that I had transfers 4-5 times, but I never really thought to ask. So at the end, "Well, do you want to know where you're going or not?" XD So, he told me that I was headed to Emiliano Zapata in Tabasco with Hna Sanchez (Wilson, yep! Hna Sanchez from my training! Woot!) So . . . that's where I am right now XD Surprise! They closed Oluta, which means they took out sisters and gave it to the elders. :) 

On Thursday (16th November 2017) we had our baptism interview! And I found out that Elder Baugh knows about my blog from his mom! XD I died SO HARD. I could not believe that people know about my blog. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, I have a list of some people that I send this email out personally to. The rest heads to an email that directs this email to a blog, so that people from facebook and whatnot can see it. But, never in my life did I imagine that someone outside of my knowledge was reading it! XD Then, as I freaked out, Elder Peterson told me that he read it too! Do you know how much that freaks me out!? People know more about my mission than I do! XD Anyway, I freaked out, but our date passed his "test"! And during the lesson before, he started asking about the temple. I died all over the place. 

On Friday (17th November 2017) our day was filled with blessings. :) It was amazing. We spent the day getting everything ready for the baptism. We headed out to the church in Acayucan, but it was locked and the sisters were super far away. So, we waited for them to finish their appointment before heading out to meet them half way for the keys. BUT a bishop randomly showed up out of no where, so we didn't have to! Then, we got all dressed to clean the font, but it was already full of water and clean! So, we made the poster XD And ten, we were waiting for a bus to drive by, but it took forever, so Hna Palomares wanted to head out towards a store to see if it would show up there, but I got distracted by the alligators. XD BUT, it was revelation because the tardiness brought the bus. ;) Super duper blessed. And my studies were awesome that day! I realized just how much God loves us. We each have a special place in His heart, and He wants to help and protect us. He is our Father, and I just think that is so amazing, especially when I think of the relationship I have with my dad here on earth. To think that that love is 10x stronger and more in my Heavenly Father just blows me away, especially where I'm such an imperfect and rebelious daughter. 

On Saturday (18th November 2017) we had our baptism! We spent the day getting the house ready and the areabook ready for the elders. We headed out to eat and I had crab legs :) It was so good that I didn't realize how intense I'd been eating until I washed my hands and put lemon on my hands to take away the fish smell, and I realized that I'd cut my finger XD Then, we headed out for the baptism! On the way, there was a butterfly on my window, so I shooed it away to get it out the window. Hna Palomares and I were cheering it on and shooing it out, until it left! And then, it flew by our window again to say goodbye. :) warmed my heart. THEN WE HAD AN AWESOME BAPTISM! Just the best thing ever. :) ugh, best day ever. That's a lie. Sunday was the best ;) We received legitamately our transfers that night. I was headed to Zapata with Hna Sanchez and Hna Palomares to Coatza with Hna Castaneda. 

On Sunday (19th November 2017) we gave our goodbye talks, and I can't tell you how awesome it is to just speak by the Spirit without notes. Just letting it come to you and spill out of your mouth is the best feeling ever. :) Our date got confirmed and I was just so happy! Then, we headed to Acayucan to pick up Hna Navarro because her companion already left to go home! :) And when we came back, I heard the most wonderful words exist our date's mouth. "Yeah, my goal is to become a better person, and to accomplish that, I'm going to keep coming to church, and then I'm going to go to the temple. And I'm preparing myself to go on a mission." I cried! Not really, but I was super happy. I screamed. XD Then, we went about telling people about our transfers and saying goodbye. The hardest was at the restaurant. We walked up and there they were, with a cake. Gosh, I hate surprises because then I cry. So we walked up and I saw it and instantly turned to walk down the street and cry. I couldn't go in for like 5 minutes. XD I just couldn't handle it. They had a mariachi band play for us and we ate cake because we weren't going to spend our birthdays/Christmas with them. And then, our date showed up and wrote us notes! DX Tears everywhere! Literally the best day ever :) 

And today, our date showed up at the ADO to help us with our bags at 4:00 in the morning. WHO DOES THAT!? Anyway, I love you guys so much. I don't have much more time, but I want you all to know that I have a testimony of God's love for His children. I have a testimony that His Son lives, and that through Him, I can be a better person every day :) Loves! 

OH AND P.S. HI ELDER BAUGH'S MOM! :D
I'll send the picture next week if I can :( the computer and my camera are NOT getting along. 
Xoxo from your white girl in México! 

--
Hermana Húber :)
Misión México Villahermosa
¡La Mejor Misión en el Mundo!

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Semana Treinta y Cinco :D

Hola Hola! Another week :) 

On Monday (2nd October 2017) we went on an adventure and I literally died because it was so amazing. :) We went to Acayucon and saw the waterfalls! Guys. My heart was so full and I was so dang happy. It was SO BEAUTIFUL. And do I have photos to tell the story? No. :P We were going to buy our new cameras, but . . . we didn't get back in time. Sigh. But, take my word for it, it was honestly the most beautiful and peaceful scene of my entire life and I absolutely adored it. Plus, Hna Pèrez fell (all muddy and bruised, poor thing), so there was my laugh and justice for the day ;) On the way back, I sat with another sister and she talked to me about life and stress and sha lala and really helped me just to unwind and feel good. When we got back, we wrote home and it was great :) 

On Tuesday (3rd October 2017) we had interviews with President! :) Well, first, we had district class, haha. Got ahead of myself. And I honestly can't tell you exactly what I said to answer a question, but it was completely silent afterwards and our district leader's face. XD "Que potente, Hermana . . ." It must have been something good. Then we all ate breakfast together at Little Caesers. Mexico is the only place that I will ever eat there. They make it right ;) We had a lesson with Ernesto, and I felt so free. Rather than worrying about the reprocussions (sp?) from Hna Pèrez, I decided to teach and follow the Spirit. It was a great lesson and I think we finally touched something with him. He doesn't want to change and feels like he did all his changing before and there's no need for more. But we're constantly changing. God is constantly molding us so we accomplish our purpose here. To become like Him :) So, we're never done changing; not even after we die and resurrect and receive our glory. We're contantly moving forward. Que awesome, right? Okay, then we had interviews with President and that's always the best. :) Good ole President. 

On Wednesday (4th October 2017) we had zone conference! I talked with Hna Haws beforehand and afterhand, actually. I love her, and I realized just how much I love and appreciate my mom. :) My best friend, for reals. Oh, and the zone conference was honestly perfect. Super great, and it was good to see some friends too. (Guys, in this very moment, I totally spaced what I was talking about because the music is so great here where we're writing XD I know. Totally sinning, but it's just so nice XD) Okay, anyway, yeah. Conference, Mom talk with Hna Haws, and then we went to a lesson with Obispo Fred and Hna Angeles. We got thanked by the investigator for bringing light into his life . . . and that we've given him something that he is so grateful for. We haven't even gotten to the Plan of Salvation yet. It was amazing :) 

On Thursday (5th October 2017) oh my gosh guys. This is so bad, but it's too funny not to tell XD So, because we're eating in an area (did I mention that we have 3?) a bit far away from our house, we get up in the mornings and head to the beach to study. ;P Don't know if that's allowed, but what's the worse that could happen? Well, I got the answer for you XD So we were sitting and studying together when a guy walked by and said, "Muy bien!" I didn't hear, but Hna Pèrez did and didn't understand until a sister told us that where we were sitting was a Gay Spot XD I died so hard. Oh, I also got a random massage this day, which was SO needed. It took all the energy out of me, so I totally passed out while Hna Pèrez got hers and some references. XD Then we were walking by the restaurant where we were going to eat because the creepy guy who wants to marry me was there (I could feel it in my gut), and a sister offered us water from her little stand where she sells who-knows-what. Miracles! :) then we ate food, and when we left, we walked pretty far to find a camion to take us to our appointment, and when we found one, we ended up passing the restaurant we'd been eating at XD And while we were waiting for the light to turn green, the driver and his helper were randomly fixing the mirror that fell off IN ORDER FOR HIM TO DRIVE AND SEE AND CRASH. XD He told me to smile in the mirror for him. :D Then, when we were walking, I saw through the fence two dogs and started calling for them, only to realize that they were statues. o.o good day . . . 

On Friday (6th October 2017) we went to study at the beach again . . . AWAY from the Gay Spots. XD And just as we finished, we saw the sky turning pretty ugly, so we went to find some shelter from the rain. Just as we got to the OXXO, it started to rain SO DANG HARD. Miracles. :) Also, while we were walking to an appointment, an investigator who is a taxi driver pulled up and took us to our appointment, which turned out to be SO FAR AWAY. Miracles. Guys, this is a funny and very sad story. We were walking in the area, trying to find chamoyadas and I was about to just die because we couldn't find them. Then, I saw the store with big words that said, "CHAMOYADA" and my heart began to sore (I totally know that's wrong . . . but I can't remember how to spell). We went in and I ordered my chamoyada and . . . it wasn't a chamoyada. It was freaking garbage. I was so mad the rest of the day -.- don't mess with me and my food. 

On Saturday (7th October 2017) we went on visits with Hno Frank and that went great, especially where I got to help a young woman with some problems she's having that are similar to the problems I was having with Hna Pèrez. We also had the wonderful opportunity to fast :) and just before we got the news of transfers, I heard Hna Pèrez tell another sister that she wishes that she can have another chance to work with me (ha, no. I'd rather eat another garbage chamoyada.) And, luckily, as an answer to my many prayers, we got the word of transfers. And I had to laugh, because in my interview, President told me that he was going to move me closer to the offices and basically closer to him. And he sent me to the place furthest from the offices in the mission XD he makes me laugh. 

On Sunday (8th October 2017) we went to Boulevard and I played the piano for them. It was great, and I messed up a ton, but the Spirit was awesome. They were super grateful for it too, because there are hardly any people here who have musical talents that we take for granted in the states. Then we headed to 20 and I got to bear my testimony one last time :) It was awesome, because I honestly have a testimony . . . that has grown so much. Goodness. Then, we went to the AVO and picked up my companion (I totally did NOT realize she was my companion XD We both laughed so hard when I asked her "So, who's your new companion?" "Uh . . . you." "WHAT?!") and just worked the rest of the day :) 

Okay, dun da da dun! My new companion!!!  
Her name is Hna Palomares, she's from Sanora, and she's honestly the bomb.com I feel like I'm with Wilson when I'm with her. 4 1/2 months of abuse and now, I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Woot woot! 
And I can already tell you that we're gonna have so much fun XD because . . . 

Today (Monday 9th of October 2017) my companion and I cuddled (remember that, Wilson? XD) before she and I and Hna Pèrez got ourselves all together to leave :) We left for the AVO, ate Burger King with the elders, and then Hna Palomares and I left for our autobus. We got all ready and whatnot, and as it turns out, she had the wrong passes! XD she confused our pass with the ones to come to Coatza! So, we had to leave and buy other tickets. Then, we got home (guys, I honestly adore our house. It's amazing!) and as we were leaving to write, I ran out with my flipflops! XD Yep, I'm a missionary. And you can totally see the tanline from it ;D We're going to eat dinner with some members and then get everything organized for the transfer! Guys, I'm loving it here and my drive to be a missionary is back! All because of the little miracles God gives me.

I can bear you my testimony that the hard times are hard, but they build you so well. I had 4 1/2 months of mental abuse from my companions, and it sucked so much, but now that I'm away from it all, I can see where I grew. I can see the benefits God wanted to give me. I can see that I'm a new and better person. I can also testify of the Book of Mormon. It honestly saved my life during these horrible experiences and provided wonderful ones in the process. I know it's true. I know it's what made me . . . me when I was home. I'm in love with the Gospel, and I know God is aware of every one of us. I love you all, and I'll talk to you next week! :) 

--
Hermana Húber :)
Misión México Villahermosa
¡La Mejor Misión en el Mundo!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Semana Treinta y Cuatro

Hey everyone! Another week! It went by super fast and super great :) 

On Monday (25th September 2017) we got up and were going to celebrate a birthday in our district, but the times got all switched and whatnot, so we didn't end up doing that. Instead, we ended up finding Hna Pérez's future husband. I don't know what it is, but I somehow end up with companions and watch them fall in love. XD Her face afterwards . . . and then, when we left, she started singing, "Oh creatures of our God and King." XD I died so hard. We bought our food and whatnot, and then I had a surprise. Wilson, you're gonna love this ;) I guess my shoes have gotten ugly enough (8 months, you guys. Can you believe it?) that the members of 20 de noviembre got concerned. So, they bought me new shoes! I have a blister of love from them ;) After shopping and buying shoes and eating and writing home, we went and helped make dessert for a Family Home Evening :) I accidentally made one too big XD but the little kid gobbled it up like none other, and I loved it. The message from the Family Home Evening was on obedience and recognizing the limits that God has for us, not because He wants to suck the fun out of our lives, but because He loves us, and through His commandments, we can be truly happy in this life and the life to come. I loved it :) I also decided to change my view of my companion, and it has made a world of a difference. We've honestly had so much fun this week that I can't believe we had a falling out about 2-3 weeks ago. 

On Tuesday (26th September 2017) our district class was honestly the best district class I have ever had in my life. Our zone leader, Elder Estrella, focused a lot on how we are each personally called--through revelation and a living prophet--to our missions. It is personal and individual, between us and the Lord, and I just sat there in awe, completely overcome with the Spirit. He then asked us to bear our testimony of Christ . . . and I SO needed that. He is everything to me, you guys. He's the Older Brother I missed out on as a kid, He's the Best Friend I didn't have for years. He's the only person in the world who understands me so perfectly that He can help me overcome anything and everything. And He has. I'm (and each and every one of you) a walking, living, breathing miracle and example of His grace and love. :) I love my Savior more than I ever thought possible, and to think that this love is nothing compared to the love He feels for me and each and every one of you . . . wow guys. What a miracle. :) Afterwards, we had an awesome lesson. GOSH it was so awesome! But our investigator doesn't want to change, and it drives me crazy. He does all that he's supposed to do . . . but he doesn't want to change his life. -_- Afterwards, we ate food and went on visits, and that was fun :) We were heading to a part member family's home with a member when Hna Pérez tripped SO HARD. And it was after someone mentioned something about the guy she's fallen in love with. Something they have here is if you trip, someone is thinking about you. XD I died so hard, and I didn't even have to say anything to her. It was all in my face. ;) Then we went to the appointment and laughed about it pretty hard later one. ;) Oh my heck, guys, we have a so many couples that we're teaching where I honestly feel like a wedding councilor. :P But, the Gospel can heal and strengthen us in every aspect, especially when we read the Book of Mormon as a family and apply it's precepts. We finished the night with Bolios, and I was a super happy camper :) 

On Wednesday (27th September 2017) I decided to use my first aid kit bag as a scripture holder because my box is breaking :( Hna Pérez traded me for her's, and it's awesome! When we left the house, we ran into a contact who was drunk. When we went to shake his hand, he held it a bit longer and kissed it (guys, you have NO IDEA how much self control I had to have. He was gonna get hit.). Then, he kept asked us if we were single. I told him no ;P haha. So we quickly left and took the long way to our food appointment so that we didn't have to talk to him again. On the way, we contacted a lady in her store where I found a BUY-IDAHO t-shirt. I basically died. Who finds that here in Mexico? Then we went and had awesome food (fried chicken and spaghetti) and just talked really about everything. A really awesome girl chat :) Then we went and visited a recent convert, where, on the way, we found a guy who could fix my scriptures (the spine broke. The recent convert told me that I give beautiful classes (I teach Gospel Principles) and I really appreciated that, because I am SO NOT a teacher. :'D Just before the lesson, we got a call from an investigator. He has this idea that we come here to serve a mission in order to find a husband, and he wants to be a part of my list. I did not know this beforehand. Keep this in mind as I recount this story. XD Okay, so Hna Pérez (who had this knowledge) told him that we weren't heading for his direction because sha lala (protection reasons because NO). He told her that I would say yes. She, thinking that I had been listening to the conversation, told him no and passed me the phone. Being the honest and naive individual that I am, I told that we were heading out there because we have food appointments sha lala. She tells me afterwards and I just died. Laughing and from disgust. I am 19 years old. He is 1000000000 years old. What the heck. Anyway, we had a great lesson and then headed out to contact a lady that we'd helped clean up her street. We had a good chat and getting to know her, and we gave her a Book of Mormon to read with her (she can hardly see). Apparently, she'd told us that she loves bread but can't eat it because it causes her problems. I only heard and understood that she likes bread, and I had a bolio, so after the lesson, I gave it to her. XD Hna Pérez told me later what she'd said, and I just died. It's the intention that counts, right? 

On Thursday (28th September 2017) we had an awesome language study together, and I really enjoyed it. Our weekly planning went great, especially the companionship inventory. :) We had another lesson with the investigator who doesn't want change; he still doesn't want to change. :P and then we had awesome food! SHRIMP! That's where I found out that the daughter and a recently called missionary have a thing ;) oh yes! Haha! We contacted a nice old lady who kept calling us preciosas. We couldn't stop laughing about that. ;) Spent the rest of the time in Boulevard, contacting and looking for Chamoyadas, because, guys, I NEED A CHAMOYADA!

On Friday (29th September 2017) we went to correclation meeting with Hno Frank, and it was awesome. We have so many people in Mirador, and we had a lot to report, which always feels good :) Then, the best thing of the entire day . . . PIZZA with HNO NAHIM! We had domino's pizza with Hno Nahim, and it was honestly the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. I was so dang excited, I ate all my pizza so he'd buy me some french fries. :) Happy day, especially because of what happened when we got in the taxi. XD Hna Pérez was getting after him for not answering the phone, and all of a sudden, the taxi driver started giving them relationship advice! XD Then, while I was eating my pizza and half paying attention to the conversation and more paying attention to the music (I know. Such a sinner ;) ) I suddenly heard Hna Pérez ask Hno Nahim why he doesn't like sleeping in pajamas. We were both like O.o um . . . TMI Hna Pérez. XD We had an awesome lesson with some kids, where I honestly felt like Jesus. We sat on the ground and they circled themselves around us and we taught the restored gospel. It was super awesome and I loved it! Then, we were talking with an investigator, and he asked me to pray and talk in English. I just sat there and started laughing. "What?" "Hermano, I can't speak English to save my life." It's gotten so bad. When I speak English, I have to translate Spanish to English in my head, and when I do talk English, I sound like a Mexican who's trying to learn English. SO BAD. :P

On Saturday and Sunday (30th September--8 MONTHS IN THE MISSION!!!!!-- -1st October 2017) the best thing ever happened. Conference!!! Hearing from the Lord's servants is amazing, and I just sat there in awe at the Spirit I felt. The words that I needed to hear were spoken, and I felt so much happier and strengthened in my testimony. :) The messages were definitely inspired and I'm so excited for the Liahona to come out!!! YES. Oh, and you guys have no idea how weird it is to see white people. So weird. 
Some funny things from these two days:
Dad: I felt like we were watching conference together again because I just laughed at some of the faces in the choir while they were singing ;) 
We got up and knelt down to pray, and in my daze of sleepiness, I konked my head with Hna Pèrez's. XD
We were talking about who was going to come with us to see the waterfalls for p-day and Hna Pèrez told me: "Elder Estrella and Elder Rivas . . . and their companions." Yo: O.o "Elder Estrella and Elder Rivas ARE companions." XD we laughed so hard.

Whelp, that's it for this week, folks. :) I love you all and I pray for each and every one of you. Nothing is too hard, no one is too far, and everything is possible because of Jesus Christ. He gave His life so that we could become like Him and so that He could help us in everything we go through. Although it hasn't been the easiest adventure, I can definitely say that the mission is beautiful. The experiences are worth it. Even the horribly hard ones. Because, through them, I know He lives. I know He listens to me. I know He trusts me to accomplish His work as a missionary right now, but also as a future mother, a friend, a sister, a daughter, and whatever else I am. :) It's awesome and a beautiful gift to be alive. Enjoy the life God has given you and try your best every day to be better. Read the Book of Mormon, like it was mentioned a million times in Conference. Be humble, be obedient, serve those who need it most, love those who are hard to love, because they need it the most. You'll never live this day, this moment again. Enjoy it, the good and the bad. Because it's all beautiful. Because it's all a part of God's plan for us. :) I love you all and I'll talk to you next week. 

Okay, next week, I swear there will be pictures. XD I pwomise!! xoxo from Mèxico!  

--
Hermana Húber :)
Misión México Villahermosa
¡La Mejor Misión en el Mundo!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Semana Treinta y Tres (and then some :D )

Hey everyone! Long time, no talk. Really, I haven't had the energy (and I don't really have it now either, but I know a few of you are concerned) to write a weekly letter. I've taken the time to write home personally. But, I thought I'd fill you all in on these past couple of weeks.

28th of August: Normal P-day. Cleaned, studied, read letters. Honestly, I absolutely loved and enjoyed every letter that I received and I'm so grateful every p-day to hear from you all. :) 

29th-31st August 2017: I didn't write much because there wasn't much to write. I felt really pressured and unhappy, especially from my companion. I felt the need to be perfect and to know everything, and I felt like I wasn't good enough or prepared enough to serve a mission. I felt like the people here deserve someone better than me, and that it would just be better if I went home. But, President told me that he needs people like be here. That there are people here for me, and that he wouldn't trade me for anyone. :) Sister Haws also talked to me and told me to have positive talk. Look at the things I can do and make plans for the things I can't do right now. To go at my own pace and not live to other people's expectations. I also completed 7 months in my mission! Woohoo :) 11 more. 

1st September 2017: I love these people. We might not agree on things Gospel wise, but they are amazing people. They are so faithful and they are very firm in their love for God. And I loved something that an investigator said: "We need to put the Gospel in our hearts." I loved that. We also had an investigator tell us that he wants to get sunday off to go to church, and another investigator wants to accept the missionaries (us)! Woohoo!

Warning: This is where it gets ugly. :P

2nd September 2017: The only thing I remember from this day is that we were walking and I nearly got decapitated by a plant. It hurt so bad XD

3rd-5th September 2017: I'm not going to go into all the details, but honestly the worst couple of days of my life. My health declined rapidly. I couldn't eat, I was vomiting, I kept having meltdowns, and I just really couldn't keep it together from all the pressure and stress and lack of love that I was receiving from myself and my companion. I talked with President and he had us go to Villahermosa to talk, to see if I could continue in my mission healthwise, and if so, to see if we were going to have transfers. After a long talk with the both us, separately and together, we decided that I could continue, that we could continue being companions, and that things would get better. We set goals and we were off to Coatza again. I learned a lot of wonderful things and I appreciate the experience for what I learned, not necessarily for what happened. :P But, as is life. 
The great things from these days were: We fasted for our areas, and we had 6 people show up to church, 3-4 of which were new investigators! Woohoo! I also got If You Could Hie to Kolob lyrics in Spanish. I also received my package from home and adored it. The candy was divine, the bug spray . . . you guys are so silly. I have enough to last my entire mission! When we were on the bus on the way back to Coatza, we got stopped and they found someone illegal. O.o 

6th-7th September 2017: So, I put into practice all the goals we made, and I felt great. We had awesome lessons, our contacts were awesome, I kept learning and progressing, and I felt so much better. So much happier. Our relationship as a companionship got better, and because we were good individually and as a companionship, our areas were doing better. :) Oh gosh, guys, something so funny was that I kept trying to tell Hna Pérez something, and every time I'd try to start the sentence, I'd trip. It happened like 4 times before I just gave up. I told her later, when we weren't walking. XD We went on adventures trying to find a contact, but ended up searching for a bathroom XD I tried to reenact something and ended up hitting myself in the face. XD Ah, life. We had an investigator tell us that she wanted to be baptized, but wanted to take the discussions with her husband. We later found out that she didn't really want anything to do with us. That's the problem here; they're so kind they won't tell us that they don't want to listen. :P 

The ugly is over.

8th September 2017: BAPTISM INTERVIEW!!!!! YES! Okay. So we got up and did studies and sha la la. Then we went for food afterwards and to Janett's interview. :) She passed with flying colors. Then we spent literally 1 hour and a half trying to work the bus system. I totally feel you, Kendra. I do not want to live in the city. XP That night, it was the first earthquake I've ever experienced in my entire life. We live on the second floor, so when it hit (8.4), our house was swaying. We were sleeping in our beds when I all of a sudden felt my bed move. My first thought was, "What is Sister Pérez DOING!?" I thought she was having a seizure or something, and then I realized it was the entire house moving. We left our house but we didn't go into the street. Our neighbor was crying hystarically. O.o but, the sky was pretty afterwards. So we went to bed. 

9th September 2017: BAPTISM!!!!! SÍ!!!!!! We got up and left to prepare for the baptism. :) When we got there, we checked the font and I can't even describe Hna Pérez's expression, especially when the brother told us that the font was clean. It had animals swimming in it. So when he told her that, I just thought, "Oh. NO." So, we spent the entire afternoon cleaning the font and preparing everything for her. :) It was honestly such a special experience. She bore her testimony afterwards, and I just melted. So worth it to be a missionary. :) 

10th September 2017: CONFIRMATION!!!! Janett got confirmed, and it rained like crazy! I absolutely loved and adored it :) Super awesome day. Then we headed to church in 20 de noviembre. I nearly died because Hna Pérez accidentally turned on the radio during someone's talk and couldn't figure out how to turn it off for like 30 seconds (30 years in embarrassment years). Then we went to help make invitations for the ward conference and to visit a sister that just got out of the hospital. She gave Hna Pérez a trash bag full of shoes. We ended up leaving late because the sister loves to talk, but it turned into a miracle. Because 5 seconds before, a guy tried to rob a store nearby. And then, when we passed, a taxi driver who was off duty gave us a ride home after the lady who got robbed yelled, "Are you missionaries?" "Uh . . . huh?" "Come on!" 

11th September 2017: Normal P-day. The other sisters came over to see the shoes that Hna Pérez got. We cleaned and did studies. Then we went to eat and shop and write home. :) Then we went and gave food to the sister who got out of the hospital and helped clean her house. Then, Hna Pérez had a headache, so I gave her some pills (it's so funny how my First Aid kit is for everyone but me) and then she took a sleeping pill. "Oh no. I took both. What's gonna happen?" "You're gonna die." She laughed hysterically and loopily the entire night. 

12th September 2017: We had an awesome district class. Our zone leader is so powerful and awesome. We got apologized to by our district leader. We contacted 11 people in one day just by applying what our zone leader taught. Super awesome! Then we had an awesome lesson with Alejandro, especially since I'm feeling so much more confident and capable in the lessons. He didn't accept baptism, but he wants to read the Book of Mormon. Woohoo-ish! Then we visited some old investigators by accident, but nothing is by accident with the Lord. ;) They needed some love, especially since the brother's health is declining. Then we had a family home evening with the brother who wants to accept the missionaries! 

13th September 2017: We had divisions, and I felt good being in control for once ;) Control freak, right? It's amazing to see your growth, but most importantly, the growth of those around you. Hna Pérez has changed so much, and I have too. I'm so much more capable, and I can see it. We had a great companionship study, I received a lot of health and love from Hna Casteneda, and we had a great lesson with Janett and some other investigators. I loved it! Because we got to teach that it's through the Restored Gospel that we can have peace during these tough times. So, in a way, the earthquakes have been a huge blessing, because people are realizing that He is what they need. :) Oh, and after telling Hna Casteneda that I was hungry, our investigators gave us food. Ask and ye shall receive. ;) Woohoo!

14th September 2017: "If I'm going to sin, it better be to good music." Me "I was thinking the same thing." Hna Pérez XD I always feel so much better when we're out and teaching and working. It's when we work the best together. :) We taught another investigator lesson one and he liked it, but didn't want to accept a baptismal date. :( but he's reading the Book of Mormon and the pamphlets, so little by little. We took a bus to take out our money, and a guy threw some trash out the window. I wish I could describe Hna Pérez's face. I died. XD Then we went and talked to a part member family, and I got told I was the favorite ;) oops? Hna Pérez told me that she missed me during divisions. I almost believed her. 

15th September 2017: Left home early to work so that we could go home early because it's Mexico's Independence Day. One investigator didn't want to receive us because he was mad at us and his situation at work. :P Then we taught a contact lesson one, but he wasn't interested. :P Went to talk to the part member family again, and I enjoyed that time. We ate with them and then went to our lunch appointment. SO MUCH FOOD. Then we went home and had a spa night, talked as a companionship, and just enjoyed the free time. I appreciated learning more about her and realizing that I am important to her, even if she has the weirdest ways of showing it. :P 

16th-17th September 2017: Hna Pérez got sick with the flu from divisions. :P She was super loopy and slow, so we didn't have much to report. But, we explored a new part of our area, and I really enjoyed it. :) I always get sick of the same places and same things. We got lost, and that's always fun (no sarcasm, really, it's great). We ran across the freeway (I felt like you, Kendra XD). Then, when we were trying to figure out what way to go, we used rock, paper, scissors to determine where we were going. Later, an investigator told us that he saw us and wanted to know what we were doing. XD He's a taxi driver. XD Then, we contacted a cool teen because his puppy ran after us. The puppy would not leave Hna Pérez's shoes alone, and I just died. XD Super fun, and I got complimented on my Spanish. :) Our lunch appointment was divine. Chinese food. I died and went straight to heaven, because I'm a missionary. XD 

18th September 2017: We went and played sports as a zone, and I loved it. :) We played soccer, volleyball, football. I made the goal in soccer and felt pretty cool, and I always love playing volleyball. :) And football was fun too, especially when an elder told Hna Pérez when she missed the ball, "You gotta run!" so, when he missed the ball, I told him, "You gotta run, Elder!" XD He didn't want to play with us for a while. Haha. Got to meet the newbies, and one knows the cup song! So, we did the cup song and it was so cool! So fast! And he can play the piano and everything; reminded me of someone from high school. :) Then, on the way back home, we contacted the taxi driver, who ended up being a bishop. He didn't charge us anything XD Then we ate, wrote home, and headed to work! Had Dairy Queen, watched the Restoration, and then ate pozole with some investigators. :) 

19th September 2017: District class was good, and I enjoyed the practice. :) I could see a lot of my progress because we have a new north american here. Cool kid. From utah. The same city as Elder Cottrell, I think. Anywho, afterwards, we had Dairy Queen as a dristrict and headed to work! We got lost on the bus system again XD We were in the back, and every speed bump sent us literally flying out of our seats. Hna Pérez's icecream went EVERYWHERE. XD And during this time, there was another earthquake, but we didn't feel it, because the bus is always moving. Taught a recent convert and encouraged him to serve a mission, had good food and good contacts, and just had a good day overall. 

20th September 2017: Read the Book of Mormon because I really wasn't feeling it with studying Spanish XD but it was good and I enjoyed it. Went and taught an investigator, but mainly just watched him and Hna Pérez debate the Bible. He doesn't want to read the Book of Mormon, but he wants to get baptized. He doesn't want to pray and ask if it's true, but he believes us. Then we ended up eating with them and talking English. I loved that part. ;) That's something I know! Haha! Then we went to lunch, and Hna Pérez told me that she loves me. She's very loving when she's sick, and it totally throws me off. We made a contact who ended up being an old investigator from Wilson. He sells fried bananas (I HATE THEM) and gave us some for free. I gave it to a homeless guy. Then we contacted a doctor who had been taught by some elders. We got some bolis and went to Mirador for Consejo and then it flash flood rained! I loved it and ran out in it, shoeless and all. The members just watched in awe. XD I loved it! It reminded me of home with Nicole and Kendra, and of Villahermosa with Wilson :) 

21st September 2017: We studied and headed out. Met with a contact and taught another investigator. Went to lunch and the sister accompanied us to a lesson, where the little girl gave me her hotdog XD This day and the day before, everyone kept giving us food. EVERYONE. We taught a part member family and they let loose on their problems as a couple. But I really felt the Spirit testify threw me that they could save their marriage through the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. And guess who came to church this week? THEM! Boom baby! 

22nd September 2017: Weekly planning! I slept really good and happy. Woke up angry through XD but prayer makes all the difference. We taught our investigator and he just eats it up, but doesn't want to get baptized. UGH. Ate good food and the sister gave me so much food, I had to use the bathroom sooooooooo bad. So, we went and taught a member, and I just died. Bathroom=heaven. TMI? Oops. Haha. Then we went to pick up the part member family for the activity, and ended up contacting her family. And her husband came with us to the activity! YES. It was to celebrate Independence Day for Mexico, and they did it by being cowboys! XD Everyone wanted a picture with me because of the hat, and I met a couple from England! So weird to talk English and I almost couldn't even do it. :P The food was great, we played soccer and I accidentally hit Hna Pérez in the stomach when I kicked the ball (oops?) Then we finished the night just chillin'. My favorite, because we hardly ever do that. -_-

23rd September 2017: We had another earthquake. It's horrible. It's not affecting us specifically, but there are a lot of deaths and what not in Mexico City, Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Puebla. Yeah. Studied and headed out. I was so hangry. XD We taught an old investigator and that went great. Saw Teresa, who is deaf! I almost cried because I missed her so much! :( Looked for some contacts and didn't find them. I bought some food and was eating when someone grabbed my backpack. I was ready to let loose and pop a top and the whole shabang. It was Hna Frank. -_- he almost got hit. Then we went to teach Janett, and I just love teaching her and seeing the Spirit light her eyes when I testify. So special. :) Then we went to Women's Conference and I died. Answer after answer after answer after answer after answer. I finally understood how our investigators feel. Life without the Gospel is so sad and you feel a hole, but when you receive what you're looking for, your heart is filled. It was amazing. Such a blessing. 

24th September 2017: We had such a miracle today! 8 invesigators came to church! We taught Gospel Principles, and I just loved testifying and realizing how much I love missionary work. :) Then we went and ate food, and it was so good and yummy :) I chilled in the hammock with Hna Pérez XD We ended up going out on visits with a sister and contacting some people. It was awesome. And then we ended the night talking with members with the Bishop. I enjoyed the day and was so ready for bed, haha!  

Pictures next week!!! There's gonna be A LOT. Much love from Mexico, and thanks for you patience! :) 

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Hermana Húber :)
Misión México Villahermosa
¡La Mejor Misión en el Mundo!