Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Did you turn the font off?"

This was a marvelous week! Firstly I have to send out a shout out to my sister Taylor and her hubby Travis. They were married last weekend and I'm really excited for them. The wedding was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

I am going to skip right to the best part of the week, Jesus and Ciriana were baptized. <3 It was one of the most beautiful, spiritual baptisms that I have ever attended. But to start off we had quite the adventure. Our ward mission leader, the Elders in our ward (the zone leaders), and us were waiting in the foyer for the Neri family to get there when the ward mission leader, Brother Fraser, says, "Did you turn the font off?" The Elders locked eyes with looks of terror and bolted toward the font room. We all ran after to see that the font had overflowed. We spent the next half hour taking water out by the buckets and trying to dry the carpet. I think it's safe to say we'll be the ones filling the font next time. The service was great though and so many people came to support them. We had the program in the chapel and it was so full it seemed like a sacrament meeting. After the baptism we did church tours and each auxiliary was there explaining what they do. 

Sunday we had a New member or Member and missionary fireside and it was so great. Jessica, a recent convert in the ward bore her testimony and I got to translate it for her. It's amazing to get so many recent converts with such powerful testimonies together and to feel the amazing spirit that they bring. It makes me remember my own testimony and how much this gospel means to me. 

With transfers Hermana Wrubell and I are staying here in May Valley together. We are excited for another transfer full of miracles. 

Con Amor,
Hermana Pier

                                the neris

                                                         our district

                                 Naomi neri, the cutest most sweet girl in the world.

Monday, September 15, 2014

El Libro de Mormon!

Hola!!! This was a good week. The entire mission is really motivated and working really hard to make September the best month ever. We have some really great things happening in our area right now that we're really excited about. 

We'll start off with the Neri Family. I just love them. Jesus and Ciriana are going to be getting baptized this Saturday and we're really excited for them. We've been helping them go over their baptismal program, interviews and all else that a baptism entails. Both them and the ward are SUPER excited! Please keep them in your prayers this week as they make this step to their Heavenly Father and to becoming an eternal family <3

Ronaldo is doing really well and is going to be baptized soon. We finished teaching him some of the commandments this week and went over the baptismal interview questions with him and he is definitely ready. He does feel that he still has some doubts so we are going to help him recognize the answers that he has already received and help him feel really for baptism.

This week I found out that Bere, a convert in my last area, had her baby very very early. She was 22 weeks along and the baby was born weight 1 pound. As far as I've heard she and the baby are doing as well as can be expected at this point. Please please put her and the Graham family in your prayers. 

One last great thing this week was church yesterday. The ward has been doing a challenge together to read the book of mormon over the last 9 months and this Sunday was the special Sacrament Meeting to share testimonies of the Book of Mormon. I loved hearing how the Book of Mormon has changed peoples lives. I know that it definitely has done the same for me. I LOVE reading the Book of Mormon and the happiness it brings me. President Marion G. Romney said a quote that I really love, 

“I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from the Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity—the pure love of Christ—will abound in our homes and lives,bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness." 

What a promise from a servant of the Lord!!! The Book of Mormon truly is another testament of Jesus Christ and shows us how to become more like him <3  

Con mucho cariño,
Hermana Pier


       The Marrs!!! I lived with them in my first area and we got to see them this week <3

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sean una luz

Not too much to report on this week so I will try to keep this one short.

We'll start out with Carlos though! He's the son of some formers in Mt Si that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. He's so great. He's been coming to church and LOVES it. We went down this week and taught him and his mom about the restoration. Carlos was just amazed. He said, "Some people don't really believe things like that. Like my parents, it's hard for them to believe. But me, I believe. I know that that happened. I know that this is the church I want to be a part of!" We invited him to be baptized and to ask God if these things are true and if The Book of Mormon is his word.... and he is preparing for the 20th of September! He really is just an amazing. He hungers and thirsts after the truth and know how knows how to find it. Please keep him and the entire Larrios Family is your prayers.

Other than that I just wanted to invite you all to join in in something that we do in our mission. Everyday at 5 o'clock pm every missionary in the mission and members as well kneel down and each say a prayer for the missionary work in our mission but also throughout the entire world. So, I wanted to invite you all to set an alarm on your phone that will go off at 5 everyday and to pray for the missionaries and missions throughout the mission. I know that we definitely feel and are helped through your prayers.

One cool thought from church. One of the members of the stake presidency talked in sacrament meeting on Sunday and he gave a analogy I really liked. He said that sometimes children have this "I can do it alone" mentality and refuse their parents help. This often ends in things such as mismatched and inside out clothing, messes, shoes on the wrong feet, etc. He said how here in the world we have that same way of thinking with our Heavenly Father. He wants to help us out but we are so stubborn and set in our ways that don't let him in. He challenged us to not do it alone, to let the Lord pull us through those trials, to not do it alone. It will make us happier and result in less mishaps along the way. The Lord truly loves us so much and will bless us as we rely on him and learn to trust in his timing and ways.

Les quiero mucho!

Con Amor,
La Hermana Pier


everyone here is pet opsessive. They barely open the door and peep one eye out because they're afraid their animals will bolt out. So funny!