Monday, February 23, 2015

Church building on every block!!

So the average amount of lessons here per day are about 5-7 but we did have a few that have cancelled last minute. As soon as I got here I was in shock. I looked around and all I saw was bare land, mountains at a distance and no trees :( well a tree here and there, but it does not compare to back home. I am getting used to the mountains here though. They are gorgeous. I have fallen in love with everyone already. The kids are so sweet.
So yes... there is a church building like in every neighborhood/block here. Pretty crazy. Yesterday (Sunday) as we were driving to dinner we were driving past many who had just left church and were walking home. It is a sight to see.

Crazy how time flies.
So time is just speeding up there are never enough hours in the day. Everytime I have to clip my nails I am like what in the world they grew so fast! But it is just time. Crazy to think that my nails growing are what is keeping me of how fast it is all going by.
So my first week here in the area I forgot to inform you all that I slammed the car door on my finger :) It was a wonderful sight. My finger is better now.
We went to teach the elderly sisters in the ward this past  week. Gosh are they cute! I am learning a lot from them. They have so many neat stories and experiences they share. So we had to give talks at a ward on Sunday on the Plan of Salvation. It was a bit intimidating because each one of our talks was about 20 minutes long. But it was great because I was not nervous :) All went well.
It snowed a little this Saturday. But that is all the snow we have seen since I've been here. I am out of time. 
Hope all is well back in NC.

Sis. Wendy Mena

Monday, February 16, 2015

Trust the Savior

I am in a small town. Is there a word for a place that is smaller than a town? It seems as though it is a community haha It just seems as though everything is soo close by and it is just funny how small the areas are.
Daily Message:
"There will be times when you think you cannot continue on. Trust the Savior and His love. With faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and the power and hope of the restored gospel, you will be able to walk tall and continue on." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "You Can Do It Now!"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

First Week!

 I will report to my mission Tuesday, February 3 in the afternoon!

It is challenging at times, but boy oh boy is this experience like no other! Overall I think today (Monday) has been a productive day.

I love all of my leaders! President Call is the branch president and he is very humorous. My companion is Hermana B______, we will be serving in the same mission. She is from Honduras. She is super sweet and so cute. She is a little bit shorter than I am. Everyone says we are cute and short, they tease us about it -__- haha but whatever I will take the compliment. Working together is super important. She has become my family. She had to be gone for the day, last week and I missed her. She is marvelous.

During this time I have also learned that I have to fully rely on Heavenly Father. This mission is for Him. As I have come to do so I have come to feel more of His love and see His hand in my life. I am not perfect, far from it. I have lots of weaknesses, of which I need to work on... but I know that I can be an instrument in the Lord's hands. As long as I am willing, prepared and worthy of the Holy Ghost, he will speak through me. I have come to feel the Savior's love. I know that no matter how bad things seem all will be well because Heavenly Father loves me and is always there. This applies to everyone. He loves you too!

I invite you to pray to Heavenly Father. He will bring you consolation and peace. He can answer your questions and give you guidance.

This is what we teach to those who are just learning to pray:
Con mucho amor,

Hermana Mena