Monday, June 23, 2014

Me voy.

Hola familia y amigos.
Well Ill start with all the good stuff of life in Tlalpan. This week was amazing. We basically rocked the world. And... WE HAD A BAPTISM. YAY! Hermana Liz and Brandon got baptized and were so excited. They had their entrvistas thursday and were baptized on saturday. Before the service started they werent there and I wont lie, I was kinda freaking out. They showed up and the service was so great. A hermano that has been friends with her forever baptized them both. The water was freezing so they were shaking like crazy after. During the service Hermana Liz bore her testimony about how much she knew the church was true. Brandon also. They have such strong testimonies are just amazing people. It was such a powerful and amazing day and I was just so happy to be there to watch them take that convenant and come closer to heavenly father.

Now for the... different part. I am leaving Tlalpan....... After six months with the most amazing mexicano family I have to leave one of the places that owns part of my heart with people that mean so much to me. I will be going to Narvarte with two mexicanas. One is a new missionary and the other is finishing her last cambio here. Now heres the crazy part. Remember Hermana Taquichiri my trainer? Well.. we stayed together during Tlalpan to train and now.. Hermana Veater in Narvarte 1 y hermana Taquichiri in Narvate 2. So we will be together a total of almost 9 months of the mission haha. 

Saying goodbye to these people was so hard. I think I have cried more yesterday and today than i did when I left home (no offense) but its been so hard. We went and visited everybody we could today and yesterday. Sebastian (Recien Converso) we had a testimony meeting and we all were bawling, then we went with Liz, and we all cried, and stayed up all night crying. Its been rough but I know that they will all be very special and dear to my heart for life. i am so grateful to have my first family here in Tlalpan. i have learned how to help a ward, how to love families, everything here. I am still devastated but know that Heavenly Father is going to take care of my family here with my companion and the other missionaries that come. 
Les amo y les quiero,
Hermana Veater
Hermana Dianna Villanueva

Hermana Marcella

Rodrigo y Aurera (investigadores)

Daniella y Marialle

Brandon!

Liz

Familia Guerrero

Hermana Adela

first day as official members

Esperanza del rio

futuro Michionera.

Hermano Sotto

Sebastian y Patricia

Hermany, investigador

Enriquetta Del Rio

Brandon

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hola familia y amigos.
Well... lets see what can I say about this week. I guess ill just give the big news first. Some of it haha. First off, Liz and Brandon are going to be baptized this week! I am just so excited for them. We went to plan the servicio yesterday and she was so emotional. She basically starting crying when we were planning because she is just that excited. Oh people are elect! The second big news... So remember how my mom had a fear that I was going to get worms in the mission.

Hi mom, I have some little friends moving around inside of me haha. For the last three weeks i just had not been feeling too well and so me being the stubborn person I am, my companion and Hermana Taquichiri called president. I went to the doctor and I have paracites and colitis. I have been given a buttload of medication and a killer diet of Gerber aka Baby food for the next week. Three days of rest and a whole lot of feeling like crap and being bloated. The members have been so great to take care of me and help make sure that I dont eat things that will make more damage. Oh the things that happen when you live in Mexico haha. 

We had a killer week with the members this week though. We had a conferencia de zona this week with Elder Johnson of the 70. He spoke really direct with us but also with the members. We had this activity where we went into a room with a member, taught a little lesson, and then asked quien conoce que podamos enseñar. They had to tell us who came to their mind without doubting. We received 15 people to teach! 15!! Yesterday we took the member to contact them (this member doesnt like to talk to people) and ended up finding two different families to teach. That was so awesome! There really isnt much I can tell you all about this week seeing that I was in the bed half of it. 

But here is my invitatacion. Tell your missionaries your friends. Dont judge and think that they arent ready because they might just be and you never know. that is not our room to say and everybody should have the chance to learn of el evangelio que tengamos en nuestras vidas. 

mildred y jesus


nueve dieto


bien druga

presente of jesus.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Theres a lot of americans here.

Hola darlings,
Well what can I say about this week. It was lovely/rough/exciting/long.. Okay taylor swift. But really I felt that way. 
Our investigadores are doing so great. We are really excited for Rodgiro, Brandon and Liz. Liz went to the baby shower of Hermana Marcella and we ended up finding three new people to teach through the activity. When she was there she was so happy and so content. she even brough the two people we are going to start teaching. Referencia of investigador?! Yeah, shes great! She came to church yesterday and was so excited. Her son Brandon went to primary and he came out so happy. He made new friends and one of the Hermanas and her set up a playdate with their sons. Rodrigo. He is doing great in attending church and understanding the doctorine. I have learned SO much patience and how to teach so simple with him. We got him a Libro de Mormon on disc so he can listen to it and has been very good in doing so. We have been working a lot with those two and menos activos. Now let me just tell you how sweet sacrament was yesterday. Four investigadores in church and.... 10 menos activos! WHAT?! We were so excited. Then to make things better, in the reunion de testimonies, usualmente solomente el mismo personas cada mes. Pues, esta mes no. All of the young women and young men bore their testimonies. The two recent conversos and two menos activo. ah man was it neat! So thats whats happening here in Tlalpan. 
Please remember to help the missionaries. When members are involved with those who dont know the gospel they progress and recieve the blessings we have! Every time one of you is going out of your way to share the gospel, the missionaries get blessings and so do the people. I know the gospel is the only way we can have true happiness in our lives.  I KNOW that god sent me where i needed him the most. With the trials that test me to put my faith in him. I know we have a savior that lives. That because of his atonement, we shall live again spiritually y fisically. Have a great week and remember who you are. Sons and daughters of a royal king.
Les amo,

Hermana Veater
picnic in the casa

investigador Liz y hermana Marcella

we lived right next to eachother in college

baby shower

unexpected visit


can i just take her home

Monday, May 26, 2014

God wants me to have sick children.

Buenos Tardes personas de amistad.
Pues it was actually a really good week here in Tlalpan. We ventured out to a part of the area that missionaries never went. Found three new investigadores so we are stoked to work with them. Other than we walk 40 minutes and there is no mecros that pass so it takes a lot of time. We really saw the work pick up this week with 18 lecciones con investigadores. Yay! Finally! (: The joys of opening areas haha. So ill tell you of four that we are really stoked about. We have Liz y Brandon (su son). We found them while a member was helping them carry backpacks up the stairs and we offered to help. We have taught them four times and they went to the chapel and have baptism dates! The other two se llaman Rodrigo y Aurora. Rodrigo ALWAYS walk past the house and we always salud him but the other day we both felt the impulse to talk to him. His mom didnt teach him anything of Christ and God so we are teaching reallyyyyyy simple. All four went to the chapel this week! FOUR INVESTIGADORES IN THE CHAPEL! We were pumped... but heres the down fall. We didnt go! My companion was throwing up and we had to stay in the house. It was the weirdest sunday of my life. The obispo and his son and another hermano came to our house to give her a blessing and then they brought the Sacrament later. Every half hour members called asking how she was and people brought food all day. I seriously just love being a missionary in Tlalpan! We also had intercambios and i went to Bosques aka Six Flags. Its literally all mountains. We climbed a set of stairs with 102 stairs, walked through a jungle part and it was just nuts. Ojala que yo toce por esta area! So thats been the week. Cleaning up throw up, having random people in the house, climbing jungles, and working our butts off. 

Just wanted to give a special note of love to my Grandma Rowley... Keep pushing, keep going, and pray more than ever in this time. God is with our family and he will protect you. 

Les amo,
Hermana Veater

 
how they park in mexico.

want a chicken in the store?

Seis?! What the what?!

alotte con lider misional. 

what happens when your comp has the flu on a sunday.

Breakfast con Hermana Consuello. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Seis meses?!

Buenos tardes querido familia y amigos. 
FELIZ CUMPLEANOS HERMANA TEBBS! BIG 20! AND CONGRATS TO MY BABY SISTER KENZEY FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL!!!! 
I complete six months tomorrow?! WHAT THE WHAT?=!
Pues it was a really good semana. We had the ups and downs but uhm thats part of the mission life.. or just life in general. So Hermani... we were talking about arrepentimiento y mi compañera y yo sentimos como necisitamos hablar de la ley de castidad. Entonces estuvimos con ella de esta ley. Le dijimos que ella necista se separar a su compañero o casarse. Ella decia que no quiere dejarle porque es su trabajo, su familia, y su madre tiene cancer.. Entonces hasta ahorita no podemos hacer nada... We to her passed by for church yesterday but she wasnt there. We are kinda stuck with this situation but praying that she can find the strength do to continue in her progression en el Evangelio. We had a SUPER sprititual leccion con Carlos Carmona. He was telling us that he doesnt feel the love of Christ or god in his life because his mom died. We explained the plan of salvacion and how that is one way that we can feel the love of god in our life is through the conocimiento que tenemos que podamos vivir con nuestros familias para siempre. I took out a pic of Grandpa Wally and testified that I feel the love of God through knowing that I can see him again and that God has given us the opportunity to see our beloved ones again because the atonement of Jesus Christ. My comp, yo, and Carlos were all crying. In his prayer he said he feels hope now and he accepted a fecha. Also this week, our members have become so excited about the  missionary work. Familia Ibañez Ocampo (my second family in the mission) are having a baby in june. For the baby shower they are going to have it in the church and invite 30 nonmembers and 20 members and want us to teach the plan of salvatcion and connect it con la baby. We are super stoked that they would devote something that special to the church.

So heres where the favor comes in. We need ideas for games for baby showers. Seeing as i dont have this experience, we are kinda stuck. So please! Let us know some!!!

Well yall. thats been my week in a shell. I hope you all have a fabulous week! 
I just want to give you all a big thanks for your letters and support. They really make my week and months. I have a very blessed life because of you all! 
Con Amor,
Hermana Veater

bautismal de sebastian villa




primero smore de taquichiri

hermanas de tlalpan y hermana gabby calvillo

distrito

Hermani donpablo (investigador)