Monday, November 24, 2014

1 year+++

soooo after almost 5 months in zapata....... 


i just finished her 12 week of training on friday. and here i am in villahermosa again to recieve another new one!!! just 5 of us!!! and hermana romero is gona train again as well!! i was positive id be leaving, saying goodbye to people and what not. but surprise!!!

AND ive been in deportiva all day, we got to eat lunch with the balboas, one of my favorite families, and tonight we are going to the ward family home evening activity. STOKED. 

ALSO OMG MOM. remember dulce, our investigator that didnt want to get baptized till her 80th birthday? well her 88 year old husband all of a sudden decided to go to church with them after 88 years of being heavily catholic. AND CAME OUT AND SAID HE WANTED TO BE BAPTIZED. and it was just this saturday!!!!!! AHHH 

also, my convert Pamela?? my first??? shes working on her mission papers and doing everything possible so that i can stil be here when she gets endowed in the end of april!!!! AHHHH

ALSO her little sister has always had lots of problems with her stepmom and they dont treat her all that great, and they moved to deportiva and she got baptized last MONTH!!!!! AHHHH just her dad and brother are left!!!!! and he went to church on sunday and listened to her talk!!!! and he says he basically knows everything cuz its all that she talks about all day long!!

ALSO, another investigator from deportiva, Fernando, his family is the greatest and he wants to be a missionary, but he wasnt ready to be baptzied, but thank goodness the missionaries kept working on him cuz NOW HES BAPTIZED AND PASSING THE SACRAMENT IN CHURCH. just dying here. im so happy. and blessed. and i feel really old. thank you for everything you all do!!! be good!!!


looooooove hermana zimmerman #dying

Monday, November 17, 2014

1 year ++

the way you live now will be a reflection of your eternal life to come. 

if you live the gospel now, you`ll live forever. 

make sure youre living a celestial life now, its the best preparation to be able to be ushered into the presence of our Heavenly Father. 

by the way, our ex-alcoholic investigator Manuel, now completely clean and strong, has been called to serve as the 2nd counselor in the Elders Quorom Presidency. and he gave a killer talk in church yesterday about the Jaredites in Ether. READ IT. 

always study the words of the prophets. no matter your position in this life, you are never safe from the temptations of the adversary. 

i love you all, and i worry and pray for you always. keep doing whats right. 

"fear not and be just, for the Kingdom is ours. The hour of redemption is near."

hermana zimmerman

Monday, November 10, 2014

1 Year +

lots of sun this week. we are getting more support from the members n our lessons even though there is still so few of them in our area! it feels much better teaching with a member. i wish they could be in every single lesson! and i pray for people at home hoping that they help the missionaries and go on as many visits as they can with them. its a huge and probably the most important part that brings the most success.i cant ever stress it enough.

ALSO ive learned how important it is to fulfill your calling. no matter what it may be, you better do it the the fulness of your abilities because our Heavenly Father is the ONLY person that you need to impress. and there wont be room for the blessings if we do what he has asked and even more.

still in Zapata with Hermana Cabrera! shes getting the hang of things real quick. i had to basically teach her and the slang and mexican terms. fun fact, theres no such thing as tortillas in Peru! and shes trying to gain weight haha. but her excitement level is through the roof. and it reflects a lot. basically its a lot easier to be positive if youre with a positive person,. and it the person isnt positive, then its YOUR job!!!! 

another fun fact. theres a newbie elder in our zone, elder taylor. no big deal, hes just a DIRECT descendant of John Taylor, 3rd president of the church. hes even from kirtland. like how cool can you be?! #mormoncelebrity

ALSO please do family history work, i regret not doing more of it before i left. and send me a copy of my fan chart thing on family search so i can show people here! i have one but not complete. do all you can to receive blessings you need. 

the only white girls south of the whole mission!! #mayanruins

Monday, November 3, 2014

1 Year!

WELL we are crazy busy all the time. 
also if you havent realized we are the strictest mission in the world with the least time to do anything. i dont know how all my friends write crazy long letters with tons of pictures. i cant even think straight in these dinky internet cafes! 

BUT rules are necesary if you plan to do things the Lords way. 

we had 7 investigators in sacrament meeting yesterday. some cant be baptized cuz theyre not married

found the perfect family that actually understood the restoration. and turns out the dad was baptized when he was like 8 when elders just baptized everyone they could find. his 3 kids are scheduled to be baptized the 29th!

a single mom and her 20 yr old daughter. understand and love the spirit. scheduled for the 15th!!

the cabrera family. the parents dont like eachother very much and have no religious background but the 2 kids can be baptized! the dad is so ready but not willing to really step up and help his wife fall in love with him again (14 years together) and theyre both lawyers. stress! but they always come to church! so their kids are scheduled for the 15th!! and we recently have recieved like 10 references from the members, actives and inactives. BUT the branch has got to get more involved. my comp is progressing like crazy and about to finish her training. lots of blessings when we keep the commandments and allow ourselves to be changed through the atonement. SO CHANGE AND BE CHANGED.