Monday, October 13, 2014

The Last Hurrah

Hello, Hello!!!!! This last week was full of craziness. Everyone kept on asking me when I was leaving. And honestly, telling them Wednesday, I don't feel like the time for me to go will come. But we were able to work hard this week. 

My zone leader wanted everyone who was finishing the mission to baptize this last Saturday. We had an investigator who could do it if we could get her excited to be baptized. So the Elders came to work with us on Wednesday and Elder Garcia got her to say yes!! So exciting!! the sad thing is that the rest of the week we could not find her.....Friday night we were able to find her and she told us that her dad would not give her permission until she turned 18. We were a little sad because we had hoped for a baptism to end our time together....but we trust the Lord. he knows when and why. He knows when these people will really be ready. And he knews what we can handle and what we need to learn!!! Maybe I had different things to learn than baptizing 100s of people!! 

I am so eternally grateful to my Heavenly Father for calling me to serve a mission. It has been the hardest thing I have done in my life...but I have learned so much and forever changed my life. I hope you are ready to see the new Sariah!!!! I have grown to love the Lord and this Gospel more than I ever have. I have learned to appreciate the Atonement and apply it to my own life. I have learned to love God's children a little like he does. I have a firm knowledge that God loves each and every one of us and that he cares so much for us and our happiness. I know that He has a perfect plan for me and for all of you!!! It is hard sometimes, and we fall sometimes, but He will not leave us alone, he is always with us to encourage us and help us feel his love. I know that we are in the truth!!!! And I am so grateful for that!!! I know that we have prophets and the authority to perform ordinances and make covenants so that we can make it back to him someday!!! I know that Jesus came to earth and suffered and died for us. And I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It has changed my life and I have seen how it has changed the lives of so many other people!!!! 

There is a lot more that I have learned!!! But that is just a little bit. I know that the real test will be living the things taht I learned after the mission. But I am grateful to all of you for all of your support and love!! I couldn't have done it without you!!!! I hope you know how much I love you all!! I am excited to see you!!! 

Thank you again!!! I sure love all of you!!!! 
        With all my love, 

 Hermanita Morey :) 


Monday, October 6, 2014

Never Look Back

Hello!!! Sorry, the time passed by SO fast. I don't have much time to write the long letter. But I will write a bit. 

This week has been very good!! I went to my last interview which was weird. Not ready to think about life yet!!!! But it was good and I felt like he helped me to know how to make some decisions! And I could feel his love. But still not ready to leave yet :) 

I have two quotes that will be my moto this week: Never Look back, look at what we still have to do!!! (Elder Dube) And A fundeamental Question remains to be answered by each of us: shall I falter or shall I finish? (Pres. Monson). So That is what I will be thinking as my time comes to an end. That I have to take advantage of EVERY minute!! As my companion asked me this week: Why do I still have a week left? To Baptize and retain!!! Woot!! 

But I sure loved the conference!! The talk that really touched me was the talk by Elder Martinez. That answered questions that I had!!!! I sure loved conference and am excited to read them later on!!!! 

Thank you for all your prayers!!! We have been able to find some people who are really progressing well. We think they may close our area. We are a little sad about taht....for the people we are teaching, but the Lord knows best!!!! But I am super happy here. Happy with my companion. Happy with the work!!!! 

I hope you know how much I love this work, how much I love the Lord. I have a greater determination to do what is right!!! I know the Atonement will help me become and do what I was meant to!!!! 

I love you all!!! Until next week!!! 

Love, Your nica Hermanita!! Morey!!!! 

P.S. Sorry for not writing more!!! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Not Giving Up Yet

Well, the time is slipping away from me!!! This week has been a good one!! I absolutely LOVED women's conference. I think everyone enjoyed the talk by Pres. Uchtdorf. It makes me so grateful that we have prophets and apostles in these days. They really receive revelations and know what we need right NOW. I am so excited for conference!! I will probably only be able to go to Sunday morning....but I am excited to hear the Prophet's voice!!! 

This week.....just about all the positive people we were teaching fell through. Gotta love missionary work. Sometimes I look at my area and think 'well, good thing I am sure I have changes and am going home, so that I don't have to worry about the area!!' But then I think 'no!, gotta work my hardest!!' I am not going to give up yet!! But sometimes it is hard. We pray a lot to have the faith to find, the patience and diligence to keep looking. I am confident that it is when we least expect it, that the miracles come. So we will see what miracles the Lord has in stor the for hermanitas de Rosario II in these next 2 weeks!! Our zone leader told us on Friday in Zone Conference that he loves this zone because it is where we learn to develop a good relation with our Heavenly Father. Have a conversion like Enos. It is true. I have felt that I have learned to accept the will of the Lord. To do my best, and accept the outcomes how he designed it. Not to wine or get upset. Just accept it and keep going. What else can I do? And I have felt EVERYTIME that I pray and ask the Lord if I am doing enough, if he accepts the work I do when I feel so down and lonely, I have felt peace and his love. So I know he never forgets us and is always willing to help us feel his love!! 

Nothing too much has happened this week!! I gave my last testimony in Zone Conference (all the missionaries who are going home share their testimony in their last conference) and I have my last interview with president scheduled for Wednesday!! how crazy. It has gone by fast. But I am loving the time with my companion....even if the area is killing me :) 

Thank you for all of your prayers and love!!! 

Love, Hermanita Morey!! 

P.S. Keep Estiven Quintanilla in your prayers!! He got diagnosed with Leukimia this week!! Poor kid!! All he says is that he wants to go to church.....:( But we think everything will be okay!! 

Love you!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

I Love Nicaragua

Hello, Hello!!!! 

It has been a crazy week and it has gone by so fast!!!! I have to think back and remember everything that happened. It has been a VERY good week. Yeah, there were some hard days....but I can't remember them too well :) 

The week started off with the Elders putting super high goals for Tuesday. 10 lessons and 50 contacts......sometimes I hate that. But we were actually able to complete them....and we were able to put a date with Danilo!!! He told us Sunday he did not want to think about putting a date, so we had decided to not touch the subject. We went to the appointment and he told us he wanted to be baptized as soon as possible. That was a MIRACLE!!!! We just hope he is sincere and is willing to change the things necessary in his life and really look for answers to all of his questions and doubts. So taht was a good day!! 

Then Wednesday we went to a multizone activity. It was INCREDIBLE. So spiritual, so good to hear president and Hermana Russell talk about things taht they felt like we needed. I felt like they were talking to me, not to a group of missionaries!!!! I love how the spirit works taht way. We can be in a group of people listening to a talk, but the spirit testifies to us in a way so personal, answering all the questions and doubts that only we have. A manifestation of god's great love!!! They talked about how we need to live our lives in a way to have the gift of the Holy Ghost with us always. And President talked about how we need to be better teachers of the Gospel and how we need to have a conversion like Enos. A lot more, but I can't write it all here :) Overall it was my favorite. And we had a lot of fun!!! I don't know anybody in the mission anymore, but it was good to see new faces!!! 

We have finally been able to find some good people!! That has been a miracle as well!!! We are able to complete with almost all of the goals everyday, and we are enjoying a lot more the work we have to do here. We both feel like we know everybody here in this little pueblito. But we just try to have the faith that there are still people who haven't heard, or who have heard and now are ready to accept the Gospel. but at least now all of our backup plans aren't contactar :) 

I don't know why this week has been so extremely good. We had some days without being able to find anybody, but we ended it well. 7 people went to church and 4 are progressing. I think my companion and I are getting along super well, and that helps. We just have fun together. We love the work. It is so sad for me because I feel like I am becoming the best missionary I have been....and I am leaving!!!! I am super torn. but mostly I am not ready to leave yet!! There are more people to help and serve!!! I really truly can say I love Nicaragua, and the people here!!! 

I have been reading el libro de mormon this week in my favorites chapters about the Great Apostasy in 2nd Nephi. I found my new favorite scripture!!! In 2 Nephi 26:23-28. It talks about the love that God has for us ALL. nobody is exempt. He wants every single one of his children to come back to him. And it all depends on us and the decisions we make!!! That is the beauty of missionary work!!!!! 

I would love to hear what your favorite scriputres are, and why!!!! 

So, just know that I am happy here and doing well. Working my tail off. A little more tired, but happy and working :) Just pray for a few investigators: Martha and Joni, and Danilo Mena. A convert Estiven!! 

Thanks so much for all your love and support!! I love you all!! uintil next week :) 

Tu Hermanita, Gringita quemada 
                Hermana Morey :) 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What Makes a Successful Missionary

hello!!! It has been a very good week. Very fulfilling and full of lots and lots of hard work. We have been working the hardest that I have ever worked in my mission. The Lord blessed us to be able to work harder, more efficiently, better complete with the goals President and we have set, and the best FIND NEW PEOPLE!!! Not everything has gone perfectly (sadly, it never does) but we have been able to give our all and truly go to bed tired and happy with the work we have done. That is the best feeling. Not everyone we have been able to find has worked out. But we have been blessed to get to know a new investigator. His name is Danilo Mena. he is about 40 and a little strange. But he went to church on his own and has really loved it. He has been guided and directed by our Heavenly Father to find this path. he has a great desire to change his life and do what is right. He won't be easy, because there are changes he has to make that even we don't know what they are yet. But his desire is the key!! I know he will get baptized!! With me or with other missionaries, it doesn't quite matter. The key is that I got to know him!!! 
So that was a good thing from the semana!!!

 Yesterday and today are celebrations for independence in ALL of central America. So things have been slow because everyone is gone. Even though there was hardly anybody in Sacrament Meeting yesterday I think it was one of the most powerful testimony meetings I have been in. The old members shared aobut their firmness and their faith through all the hard times here in nicaragua, a few new members shared about the joys of finding this incredible gospel, and some less actives about their journey coming back to what they knew all along was the truth. I loved it. I think everybody felt the spirit very strongly. Really testimonies are the most powerful thing we have to share!!! 

So that is really all from me here in nicaragua. nothing too special. Just seeing the Lord guide us, and trying everyday to be our best. It has not been easy for either my companion or me here in Rosario, but I think the Lord is happy that we just keep plugging along :) And I try to help us remember what really is a  successful missionary. Is it really the numbers, or the love and effert? And remembering that the lessons I have to learn are different from others. But, we keep going. 

I hope you know how much I love you all!!! I hope you have INCREDIBLE weeks!!! Remember to keep reading your Libro de Mormon, saying your prayers, and doing your best. Then you will see miracles :) Not the miracles we necesarily think we need, but what the Lord knows we need :) I pray for you all daily!! Thanks for all your prayers!!! 

Love, tu hermanita Morey

Monday, September 8, 2014

My Mission Has Changed My Life

Pues hope you are all having a great week!!! This week has been full of the usual ups and downs of life!! I am sure you all want to know about changes :) Well......if you haven't heard I will be dying here in Rosario!!!! I am happy about that. There is so much work but we will get 'er done!! And Hermana Mejia will be killing me!!!  I know this change will be full of its own little trials and miracles. I just hope that I can learn the lessons that the Lord wants me to in my time here!! There are people to find and lives to change!! People to love and serve. Including my companion!! 

This week was the open house and dedication of the new chappel. That was a cool experience. About 100 people who weren't members came to see the chappel. And we had 9 investigators in church!! Woot! It is absolutely gorgeous. It is a new design for the buildings here in Nicaragua, and I think in Central America. Everyone is so excited to be out of the cramped house and into a spacious new building. Even though it doesn't really matter where we are, because the spirit will be there, it will be more comfortable and we hope will induce more interest in the church. Yesterday for the dedication it was so good. The spirit was so strong as the speakers talked about the importance of the gospel and how lives can really change there. I especially liked the class we had in Gospel Prinicpals about repentance. How crucial repentance is in our lives!! How grateful I am to Jesus Christ for the ability that I have to repent every single day. I know I do so many things wrong, and don't do what I know I should do. But I can feel the peace and hope of repentance!! 

Yesterday we had a fun experience. Every single day we have made plans to go to an area that is very far away to contact a reference.every day something happened: It rained, my companion got sick, people couldn't go with us. Yesterday we decided to go no matter what (deciding satan did not want us to go). AS soon as we POURED. But we carried on. Walking through rivers :) We ended up not finding the reference, but found an old investigator who is super special. And she is only there Sundays. So I guess we needed to find her and help her remember to say her prayers and read the scriptures. The Lord really is in control!!!! 

I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have had to serve a mission!! I have learned so much from my areas, the members, my companions, myself. Things that I could not have learned any other way. I am grateful that the Lord called me, and that I answered. I have been able to feel the joys and pains that Christ went through, and feel the love He has for ALL of his children. I can say like Elder Holland that my mission has changed my life. It has been the hardest thing of my life, but it is worth it!!! I would do it again....:) 

Well, I sure love you all!! Have a great week!! Know that I love you all!!!! 

Love, Hermanita Morey (the first :) 

P.s. Some talks I have loved. REad them this week! 

  1. Love by Pres. Monson
 2. The atonement and how it REALLY helps us in our lives.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

When You Love Nicaragua More Than Your Home....

Okay, I love home and all..... But this week we had Zone Conference and we went to the great city of Rivas. So another travel in those lovely microbus. I have gotten used to it. As I looked out the window I was overwhelmed with a love for Nicaragua. It was SO green because it has been raining finally. So pretty. It truly is beautiful here. Everyone should come and get to know it better. I love Gallo pinto, their cheese, pinolillo....everything. Maybe sometimes the people are crazy and totally different than I am used to....but I love them. Hey, I am Nica as well!! Hope your ready to have a Nica part of the family!!! :) 

First of all...Hna. Mejia finished her training!! Wow!! how fast that went by. now we will be leaving at 10:30 weird for me!!!

This week was a lot better than the last. But we still have NO luck whatsoever finding people. It was funny because in training we had to watch the District 2. And one of the companionships talks about how they are having NO success. I just felt a little more connected with those missionaries this time around wathcing the videos :) We are going to try really hard this week to complete with ALL of the goals of exelence so that we can see some miracles here....because we need it. I feel like we are doing EVERYTHING. But sometimes you just gotta give a little more, right? At times in my mission I have wondered if I have the faith necessary, or if it is just a test of patience and diligence. Whatever it is, we have things to learn!! We hope this week gets better!! 

And just so you know...we had to drop Larry and Angelica. They made our heads swirl and couldn't tell if the Lord was directing us to keep going or drop them. When neither one of them came to church yesterday we knew that was the answer. Maybe later on!! 

So....just pray for us that we can find some new people!!!! And if you want a good machete for yourself read 2 Nephi 28: 7-9. We really have to be obedient right now, because even though God is merciful, he is just as well!! 

I hope you know how much I love you all!! Enjoy your day off!!! Thank you ALL for all your help and support in my mission. I can't thank you enough!!! 

Con muchisimo amor, Hermanita colochita (aka Morey :) 

P.S. Next week I will send more pictures!! Forgot my cord!!!!