Monday, October 26, 2015

Cositas, Detalles, & un Gran Plan

¡Hola mis queridos!

Lots of walking
We had a really good week...and a lot of things happened. 

-All of our appointments fell through so Hna Fatima took us around with her neighbors and now we have LOTS of appointments for next week.
-Our awesome investigator Lucio got a different job...and now can´t come to church... :(  We´re going to work on that.. 
-We´re teaching an investigator in the elders´ area and so they came to one of the lessons this week, and we totally watched our zone leader lose a power struggle with a 9 year old. 
-That same Zone Leader had a we got chocolate cake. #thanksforbeingborn
-We had an awesome Zone Meeting with the asistentes and 2 sister training leaders from Mérida (Hna Rhondeau!)....and we´re going baptize every week. It´s a plan. 
-Nobody came to church....but then Sunday afternoon we found 2 new investigators who accepted baptismal dates right off the bat. (You should have seen my comp´s face... "¿Sí?...... ¡Sí!") 
-We got a new ward mission leader!! He just got back from the 2 weeks ago. And he should be good. I´ll keep you posted. 
-We got caught in the rain. I learned that my comp really loves the rain...she learned that her bag isn´t waterproof.

Campeche Restaurant.... I can´t remember its name...
#foodpics...I´m pretty sure it was fish. 
Sometimes...okay, a lot of the time, the smallest things in life make the biggest difference. Like just asking someone how they are, and then listening when they answer. Or teaching a group of 10 year olds that they really are daughters of God. Or happening to bring a member to a lesson with someone who used to be their neighbor. All the little things remind me that Heavenly Father has a plan for every single one of us. He knows us perfectly, and He loves us infinitely. 

Nos conoce y nos ama. 

I love you all!

¡Vale la pena!

Hermana Wilson

Hna Romero & I 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Dogs, Interviews, & Missionaries


We had a good week! Lots of things happened:

President came to Campeche this week! And that meant three things:
1. We had interviews. I never know what to expect with interviews; last time we talked about how many tortillas I should eat, this time we talked about what brand of shoes I have... I love President. 
2. Hna Garcia checked our house. Which meant we cleaned REALLY well before. And we passed with flying colors. I think that´s because compared to the elders´ houses ours was a dream. 
3. Before interviews Tuesday Hna Garcia took me, Hna Romero, Hna Schmit, & Hna Allen to the mall to get ice cream and crepes. It was a great day...even if Hna Garcia almost fell trying to go down the up escalator. hahahha

I realized that last week I sent the really bad, awkward, we-weren´t-ready-for-the-picture picture.

I just want everyone to be aware that I still hate the dogs. I almost got eaten at least four times this week. Twice with Hna Allen in one day (we were on divisions...she has really bad luck with dogs), once with just Hna Romero and I, and once with two YW (who knows if they´ll ever come with us again). I hate them. They´re everywhere...Oh yeah, and they poop in front of our house every day. We´re not friends.  -_-  

We have an investigator who is progressing! He´s a really great 19 year old kid (I can say that becasue I´m old now), and he´s a reference from the members and he´s awesome. He´s coming to church, he´s reading his book, he´s keeping his commitments, and this Sunday all these return and future missionaries spoke and he really liked it. I´ll keep you all posted. :) 

Two missionaries came home in this ward this week, and Hna Armida finally got her mission call #MexicoPachuca! It was a glorious week of missionaries and missionary work, and i am so so so grateful for the priveledge (I don´t remember how to spell that word...) I have to be here serving a mission. There is nothing like serving the Lord; nothing better and nothing more important. It really is the best, happiest, hardest, most beautiful time of my life. 

I love the mission! I see miracles ALL the time, and I am so so so so happy. I know that this Church is true. I know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for me, and for every single one of His children.

I love you all!!!

¡Vale la pena!

Hermana Wilson

#Ponderize #Itooknopicturesthisweek #Lookhowcleanourkitchenis

Monday, October 12, 2015

Milagritos, Marvels, & México


This week was one of the marvellous weeks when (almost) everything goes right. We had a ton of members helping us out, we found new investigators (including one who like to speak really bad english with me), and we didn´t get rained on. 


Also Hna Romero is great, she wants to learn EVERYTHING, and it´s fun to remember what is was like to start out. And even though she´s from Mexico it´s funny to see how different the culture is here in the peninsula. And it was also really funny when this dog tried to steal her towel this week. (She still loves the dogs.) 

The biggest miracles I have seen this week have been the littlest: like watching the less active 13 year old who we´ve been teaching forever finally get to pass the sacrament, happening to be in a member´s house when he shows up with a friend who becomes and investigator, giving a Book of Mormon to someone who used to love it... Those are the best things. The little things that you can´t really predict and you can´t really measure.

Hna Romero, Cinthia, Hna Wilson

That is my favorite part of the mission.

I am happy and healthy and doing so great here in Campeche. I love being a missionary. And I love you all.   

¡Vale la pena!

Hermana Wilson

Zona Campeche

Monday, October 5, 2015

Transfer 9: Santa Lucia 4

Best Things...

Worst Things...

Things that are working for me...
-Make sure to bring a debit card or something before the mission...

I wish I would have known...


Fun Facts about Mexico/This Mission...
-In Mexico almost all shots are in the butt

-It´s almost cooling off. Almost. 


I learned...
-How to be American again! Woo! 

This is late and very incomplete...Love you! 

Mija, Conferencia, & Bravery


This week was a little slow as far as work goes, but it was a really really really good week. We didn´t teach a lot of people, but at the end of the day I felt that we had found the people that the Lord wanted us to find. Also Campeche had a birthday yesterday. 

My new hija, Hna Romero, and I are scarily similar but also almost opposites. What I mean by that:
-We are the same height
-We both have long hair
-We both have red glasses
-We both have a sheep thing (I love sheep, she has a sheep pillow)
-Our names start with M.
-She´s 20, I used to be 20.
-She was vegetarian. I love meat.
-She loves the dogs and wants to take them home. #Istillhatethedogs
-She says things like "que bonito". I do not. 
But she is really a doll and I am so excited to get to work with her and learn from her.

Me & Hna Romero at conference
And can we talk about conference?? I loved it. I loved it a lot. Because:
-I got some very clear, very direct answers. 
-I got to watch it in english. (A whole bunch of missionaries squeezed into the clerk´s office to watch it in english.)
-It´s just about as fun as Christmas when you´re a missionary.


(Why am I the only one who actually did it?? Also notice how many missionaries fit in the clerk´s office)
Here are some of my favorite parts (roughly quoted of course):
-We must hold on to what we know to be true and stop chasing shadows. -Pres Uchtdorf
-Our direction is more important than our speed. -Larry R Lawrence
-If you do your best it will all work out. God will not forsake you. -Neill F. Marriott
-Maternal love has to be divine. -Elder Holland (Shoutout to my mother. I love you Mom!)
-Sometime His powers heal, but sometimes He gives us the strength to endure. -Elder Oaks
-The truth that matters most can only be verfied by revelation from God. -Pres Eyring

And of course I loved President Monson´s talk. He said "Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind in the same time" And then he talked about the bravery it requires to be different, and I couldn´t help but think how brave he was. He looked so very old and frail by the end of his talk, but you couldn´t deny the power of his words. And the truth of his words. We are different, and that difference is increasing all the time.

We can´t help but be anything but brave.

Baluarte de San Carlos

Zona Campeche

¡Vale la pena!

Hermana Wilson