Monday, April 13, 2015

Week of meetings

Week- 55
Area- Tlaxcala, Atempan
Companion- Hermana Penalosa


Dear family,
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH This general conference was AMAZING i hope you got to watch all of the sessions and if not im going to invite you to repent haha it was great! we found it strange that the prophet didn't start or end the conference, but it was a good reminder that we don't go to conference for him, but to listen to how we can repent. i like how president eyring started off by speaking about fasting and helping the poor. i also enjoyed the talks about the sabbath day, it is a real problem here with the cell phones during the meetings, so i'm sure it is probably worse there (i was reminded of the conference when they talked about angry birds haha i hope we were all obedient this time around haha) i loved the family and marriage focus, the shiblons in our lives, the dance steps of the gospel, and the talks about grace. i kinda got the vibe that we as members are just going through the motions, we are conforming to a standard way below our greatness and we aren't enjoying the miracles that the gospel is in our lives. i just want to share my testimony with you all for my love of the gospel. at the beginning of my mission i can say that i was obedient, but out of utter fear that if i wasn't i wouldn't be saved or receive love from God. Now, like Elder Uchdorf said, i can be obedient because i want to be, because it brings me joy, because it is how i can show my love for God. I love being a member of this church and being a missionary :)
This week we are going to be starting intercambios again, and Hna Parslow had changes and is in Tlaxcala, which means I get to go on splits with her again, im so excited!!!! I was super jealous, Tuesday we went to CAMBIOS and there was a companionship of a sister and the missionary that she trained who got put together again, i would love it if i could be with hna herrera again haha. 
My mouth, la verdad, is great! I have been doing my treatements as I can and when i do the massage it hurts of course in the moment, but i havent had randoms shocks of pain during the day like before. I am going to go pick up my retainer tomorrow.
Friday we had a leadership counsel which was amazing, as usual, we talked about how we need to be more diligent working with the members and what we as leaders could do to help the mission work more with the members. 

love you all so much, i hope you all have your goals written after watching such an inspired conference. :) 

One other thing.... in 5 weeks its mothers day! which means we will be skyping. we already have the whole cambio planned out, we are so busy haha and so on the 10th of May i was thinking we could skype in the afternoon, because we have church service and then we eat, so then i could write you at like 4 or 5 or 6 my time, whenever you can :)

love you so much! have a great week, remember who you are and what you stand for, make good choices, repent daily and happily, jesus loves you :)

hope you had a great easter, the catholics took it super seriously.On friday (day of christs death) there was NOBODY in the streets.... and hardly any combis passed by and all the stores were closed. it is fun to be in another country to see their traditions. I taught hna peƱaloza how to color eggs and make deviled eggs haha 

i will try my best to send pictures, it has been hard because my memory card got a suuuuuuuuuuper bad virus, but we fiiiiiiiiinally found someone who could fix it, so we will see if it works.

love yoooooooooooooooou
hna ibarra

Marissa and Hermana Penalosa managed to get their picture taken even though they didn't get transfered.

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