Monday, June 23, 2014

Adapting to the World Cup

Hey there!!  How are you doing?1 Just so you isn't so fun to preach the Gospel when the World Cup is going on. Are you watching it there? Everyone watches is here. So in the morning, mid day, and evening people tell us they are busy and to come back :) A whole month of this!! But I am sure it is WAY worse in Brazil. Imagine the excitement there! But everyone tells me the U.S is doing well :) Good to know :) 

So....miracles DO happen :) Like all months, the goal is that we baptize 2 people. but this month there is more pressure to reach it because the goal as a mission is 200 so that we reach the goal of 1800 by the end of the year. All our possibilities fell through and we just had one teenager (Estiven or Steven) who is timid and has a fear of baptism. I told my companioin that he would probably not get baptized this month because he was so nervous and not ready. But with animating him by visiting with a great joven preparing for his mission he is now excited!! What lack of faith on my part!! His fears were his clothing after baptism (white shirt and tie that he does not have) and that there would be tons of people there. We helped him feel relaxed about them both. We taught him the Word of Wisdom and at first he said it would be hard to stop drinking coffe (what else are you supposed to drink in the morning and night when you are cold?) but then when verifying how he is doing with it he told us confidently "I don't think it will be very hard for me to stop drinking coffe!" he is awesome. So he will be being baptized Saturday! he has permission and everything! Miracle #1

Miracle #2: There is a another jovencita (teenager, girl) who has been going to church for over a year. Her dad says he wants her to wait 3 to 5 years before getting baptized.....parents and their children!! We haven't been able to find her lately, but this week we found her dad. I asked if he had prayed and asked when Francis should get baptized, and he told us whenever she wants to. It is her decision. One of her friends in chruch (who was there with us) told her and she said she wants to get baptized!! so maybe 2 baptisms this week!! 

Why have we been seeing miracles? Because we are working so stinking hard!!! Really, the success and happiness all comes from hard work. The time passes quickly and we feel good. But if we lazily work, we feel bad, and the time passes SUPEr slowly. Hard work is hard (strange, right?) but it is so worth it.

We have had to drop some people who at first felt good, but decided that changing was too hard and told us they didn't want us to come anymore. It is REALLY hard to see that. When people feel something, but then decide staying as they are is easier. I have been reminded many times this week : Many are called, but few are chosen. And I know that includes me! I have to work very hard to be obedient and do the correct things in the small things. The big things are what everyone sees and notices, but god notices the small. The small things will be our downfall in the end. So I am working hard to not even think doing something small is alright. the path is narrow and straight! 

I love this Gospel, and it is so cool to hear about how many teens from the ward are deciding to serve and family as well! Spencer is home! Wow!! Can't believe it!! Before I go, I wanted to share something I read in Our Heritage in my personal study that I LOVE! 
 There is no cure for the ills of the world except the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our hope for peace, for temporal and spiritual prosperity, and for an eventual inheritance in the Kingdom of God is found only in and through the restored gospel. There is no work that any of us can engage in that is as important as preaching the gospel and building up the kingdom of God on earth
          Joseph Fielding Smith 

I sure love you all!!! Have incredible weeks!!! And don't forget to watch the world Cup!!!! :) 

Love, Your Hermanita Colachita, Morey

Hermana Morey worked with this little girl her whole time in Juigalpa, and she finally got permission from her mom to get baptized!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Expect the Unexpected

So this week was changes!! We were pretty darn sure that we would stay the same, that I would kill my companion. Turns out when you get a long with your companion is when they change you :) But my companion left the area to die in is part of Juigalpa but has hills much much worse than Juigalpa. She and Hna. Ordoñez are the first Hermanas there in Boaco!! They say that we have SO many hermanas here in the mission.! We will talke over soon, I think! :) But guess what....I am training....again. I was sure Hna. Ordoñez would be my last, but it turns out the Lord has much more for me to learn....maybe for all the children I will have after the mission :) But my new companion is from Quetzaltinango, Guatemala and is 19. her name is Hna. Mejia. 

We are working SUPer hard here. I hope my companion is doing alright!! But we are going to find the people here and help the area progress. WE were able to bring 3 people to church yesterday! We did have to go out looking for them after sacrament meeting, but they came!! My companion is dying from the mosquito bites, I remember that. I am hoping she can get used to the mission alright and that I can help her feel loved and able to do it all!! 

This week we passed by a man who at first told us he knew nothing of the church, only to tell us he knew EVERYTHINg. All of his family are members. He would be if he could stop smoking and drinking coffe. It is interesting how close we are sometimes to Salvation. We could make it, but we let some things keep up back in the world (money, bad habits, work, etc). I have been thinking a lot this week how we have to let the things of this world go, and put our thoughts and desires in the Celestial Kingdom. Like Jesus told a rich man: it is harder for a rich man to make it into heaven than a camel through the eye of a needle. We need to be in the world, but not of it. yes, we need things of the world like medicine, clothes, house, but what really is more important to us? god or these material things. I have been trying to make sure that I let go of the material things, and put all my thoughts and desires on the things of this Gospel!! 

I really am so grateful for this gospel. It means everything to me. With the knowledge I have, I am happy and have peace and lots and lots of hope. and throught the Atonement, I CAN change and be a better person week by week! 

Thank you all for your great examples and love for me!! 

Have a WONDERFUL week!! I love you!

Love, Hermana Morey

Hermana's posteridad and their companions

Her desk!

Hermana Morey's newest companion! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

We Must CHOOSE to Be Happy

Hello on this beautiful day!!! WEll, at least here it is. It has started to rain a little, but not as much as it usually does at this time of year. Usually it starts in May, it is June, and it isn't raining much, just a few nights. I am remembering how much I don't like preaching in the rain, but at least the people let us in their houses because they feel bad for us :) 

One thing I have been wanting to tell you is how GOOD the fruit is here. There isn't tons, but it is good. The Mangos are very good. When they are green we eat them with salt and chile, when ripe, you just eat it as it is :) The bananas are good too. We usually don't eat much fruit and vegetables, but when we do they are delicious!!! Apples and grapes and pears and strawberries are VERY expensive here because they inport them. Just thought you would want to know a little about the fruiet :) 

This week we have been working to make sure that the investigators we have really come to church on Sunday and helping them receive their answers. Most of the people we had with dates fell yesterday because they ended up not coming to church. Even thought it was hard, we had the knowledge that we did everything we could to help them and teach them well. Larry keeps coming to church, but they have to get married (and they fight over which Chruch to get married in and on't want to get married civily) and he feels like he hasn0t received a good enough answer to get baptized. We had a VERY good lesson with them and the bishop. He explained to them the importance of marriage and the blessings it will bring and how they will get their answer if they read the BOM and pray to see if it is true! Hopefully things go well!! 

I think that this is the hardest I have ever worked in an area without results. But we work hard to not get discouraged and to just keep working hard. We know that it can't always be success and we have the satisfaction to know we are doing our best. I try to focus on the 10 evidences of a successful missionary in PMG and not just on the numbers. 

We had a very good lesson in district meeting on Friday. I really love those. Our zone leader is finishing his mission on Wednesday. Even though I have only known him for one transfer, he has been an incredible example. he is extremely obedient, works very hard, but has a great attitude and is always happy. So he talked about how we need to have a good attitude while doing the work and how we CHOOSE to be happy. The companion, the area does not make us happy. We will be happy because we decide to, and because we are obedient. Nobody can make us happy, only us. The people really don't understand, that is why they reject us and don't listen. We have had a lot of time to prepare oursleves and learn what is important, and we expect them to do the same in a short number of weeks. I really enjoyed it and have been focusing on that this week!!! 

That is all for this week!! I hope you know how much I love you! Thanks for everything!! I hope Clarissa can get better. I pray for her every single day. I know she  can do it!! I hope everything is going well with all of you!!! 

I love you!! 

Love, Your Nicaraguan Hermana Morey 

Monday, June 2, 2014


Rabits!!! I win!!! :) Hopefully I have good luck all month!!! 

This week has been good!! I have been focusing on being grateful everyday and working my hardest. Tuesday we were able to go to Managua to have a mulizone activity. Hna. Russell talke about how the love we show the people is the most important thing. They will want to join the church because of the Love they felt from us. Which is so important to remember. We have to get after them sometimes, but life is hard for them, they need a reason to change their lives and everything they know. They need to feel that this is where they WILL receive Eternal Life. Then President talked about the 15 habits that we need to have as missionaries to have success. It was good and good to do something different!! 

A cool experience from this week. Last week I said that sometimes I just HATE contacting. Trying to talk to people who really don't want to listen. About 2 weeks ago we contacted a house and a man came out and talked to us for about 30 minutes. We talked about how there are so many churches and how we can know where really is the truth. He accepted a date and said he would come to church (he didn't). We tried to find him during the week without luck. When an appointment fell through we decided to look for him Saturday. He was there. We shared the Restoration with him. We finished and asked him how he felt. He told us I really appreciate the time you have sacrificed to come here. Your message is good...etc I was preparing for 'but I really am not too interested' then he finished by saying he had felt something when we passed by and he had all intention to keep learning more. AWESOME. Moments like that make all the bad contacts worth it. I will keep looking to find more people like that:) 

Remember Larry? The men in the ward went to give his baby a blessing and is better, and he found a job. They say they see the blessings of the Gospel but still don't feel answers. We don't know if he understands that there is only one true church and if he understands the need to be baptized...we will se what happens with this family. 

Things are going well her! We are working hard and trying to find new people. I was reading in 3 nefi when Jesus  comes to the Nephites and Lamanites. One of my favorite parts of the BOM!! And I am reading Our Heritage which I love! I am learning more about our history and feeling more appreciation for them. 

That is all for this week!! I sure love you all!! I hope you are doing well in school and work and life!! If you need anything, just let me know!! 

Love, Your hermanita Morey