Monday, October 27, 2014

11 +++

well i really dont know where to begin. but ill start with the cabrera family

found camilo cabrera about a month ago. hes a lawyer and hes a bit sad. he lives with his "girlfriend" (of 14 years) and their 2 perfect children. but we found him one day and he let us come back to visit him. he was home alone that day so we left him with a restoration pamphlet and an invite to church the next day.
and he showed up by himself and stayed the full 3 hours and he loved it!!!
AND he knows tons of the members and he wants his family to be involved. his wife isnt all that excited about it but after we taught them about the importance of the whole family together and what it means to our heavenly father, all four showed up to church and stayed the full 3 hours!! and their kids as well have friends in the primary!!

long story (but awesome story) short, camilo has been Reading the book of mormon and he is so ready for baptism, but he has to get MARRIED and she doesnt want to!! their scared about what will happen cuz all the future generations of their families ended in divorce. but hes like "i promise ill get married after my baptisms!" um no it doesnt work like that haha. but hes ready and they just gotta get things together!!

and Beti and Edith are sisters and just got baptized and theyre so happy and i have so many funny experiences with them but ill tell you all about it in a few months!!! we are just trying to do our best down here and fulfill our commitment to the mission pres to baptize every week!!! and its stressful but i testify that its possible and if you just look and listen to the spirit you will be able to find the people that are ready to have their lives changed through you!! invite everyone to listen to the missionaries! they dont know if theyre ready or not unless they listen to them, DUH!! AND if you want to know what im doing, just let whatever mormons that come across you enter your house and share an incredible message with you that will change your life forever


hermana zimmerman

ALSO dont let yourselves fall into a terrible pattern of belief and disbelief like laman and Lemuel. 1 nephi 7 and deuteronomy 4:9 DO WHAT YOU KNOW IS RIGHT!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

11 +

not alot of time. I  will convey my feelings in scriptures. search them!!

mosiah 1:6
Book of Mormon
"Oh my sons, I would that ye should remember that these sayings are true, and also that these records are true.  And behold, also the plates of Nephi, which contain the records and the sayings of our fathers from the time they left Jerusalem until now, and they are true; and we can know of their surety because we have them before our eyes."

dc 17:6
Doctrine & Covenants
"And he has translated the book, even that part which I have commanded him, and as your Lord and your God liveth it is true."

ether 12:4
Book of Mormon
"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God."


share the gospel and study the scriptures if you dont feel worthy to share it!

thank you all for praying for me! i feel it daily!!


Monday, October 6, 2014

11 Months

SO lots to tell. 

last weekend our branch had 6 baptisms. 2 from each pair of sister missionaries. and they all got baptized in the same baptismal service. 

first of all, irma and iliana. irma was so ready to go, she said she just wanted to follow right behind Jesus so that he would take care of her and show her the path to go. thats what she wanted. her sister was a bit more difficult. even after we realized that some of her main concerns were that she thought she couldnt wear makeup or paint her nails or dance and stuff like that. sorry that the sister missionaries are bad examples of beauty and all things normal haha. but we cleared that up. but still she said she wasnt ready. but we took her and her sister to the interview anyway (didnt tell iliana that it was an interview) hna cabrera told her it was just so the elder could see how well we are teaching. i told elder jimenez that she doesnt feel ready but just to talk to her and help clear up whatever other doubts he could. to our surprise, well an answer to our prayers and faith, they came out like an hour later and he said okay shes going be baptized on saturday at 4 and she doesnt want anyone else from the ward there. WHAT miracles. after going to teach her before school and help her and find every last doubt. shes super shy but it all went well!!! 

other awesomeness. so alfonso and imelda. i dont know if i got to tell you but basically imelda is now the gospel principles teacher after the branch president has thrown it on her plate the last few weeks. but she did great!!! and she reads the book of mormon out loud to her 4 month old baby all the time!!! and alfonso has a lot of work now which is a blessing but hes all stoked cuz he recently downloaded every app from the church and is a part of all these facebook groups and hes been talking to people on the page about the church!! people that are interested and ask questions!!! what?!?!

ALSO the only person imelda knows is a kid that is paralyzed from the waist down cuz he recently fell off a balcony at work. imelda sent hna pasley and moser, 2 americans,  over there to bring up his spirits. turns out he was more than ready and he wanted to be baptized and HE also was baptized that saturday. ON A GIRNEY. hna cabrerea and i had to go to red cross to order an ambulance. first time in my life haha to bring him to the church!! then 4 guys with the priesthood went into the font with him wrapped in white sheets to help push the whole thing under the water!! hes got screws in his back and he cant stay sitting for a long time so he had to be horizontal!! AND IT WORKED after 4 tries but it worked. SO COOL and so spiritual.

so we were a little concerned about manuel cuz he couldnt get baptized with his daughters bc he couldnt stop drinking. but we had a powerful lesson last wednesday and he hasnt done anything to break the word of wisdom since then!! we went over to teach him saturday but they said he wasnt there. they said he came home, got all spiffy, read his book of mormon for a bit then took off. TURNS OUT he went to the priesthood session all by himself!!!! what!??! and his baptism is scheduled for saturday!!! 

i can tell you one thing about conference, every missionary let out a sigh of relief when bednar said he wanted to direct his talk to nonmembers cuz we had 5 investigators show up!!! i loved christofferson and all of them really. 

AND that the most simple things to do to be strengthened are prayers scripture study the and temple work!! so do it all!! and go see meet the mormons!!!!!!


hermana zimmerman
Conference Fall 2014

Irma and Iliana Baptism!

Mom that got baptised and her triplets