Monday, January 6, 2014

Diana E-mail - Jan. 6, 2013

Hello everyone!!! 
This week has been so amazing we have truly seen miracles in our area!! Heavenly father has a plan for all of his children!! We have has so many amazing lessons with people and we have 3 people on date for baptism. The Lord is so........ amazing I am so happy to be serving a mission and being worthy to be a tool in the Lords hands there is no better feeling then teaching with the spirit and you finally feel the power of being a missionary. I have learned to love people and give of myself, and its all because the spirit is with us as missionary's and i had a rough first few months but I know that its because the Lord wanted me to see that I CAN DO HARD THINGS!!!! and now i am so lost in the work i have never worked so hard for anything in my life i only have 12 more months to share my testimony with everyone and i dont want to wast a single minute of it. I know that the Lord is keeping my family safe and Jesse will be safe and the only thing i have to worry about is sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love you all so much and i hope that you can feel the Lords love for you!!! till next week
Sister Whetten   

Jesse E-mail - Jan. 6, 2013

sounds like everyone had a great week hiking! ive had my own fair share of walking, not up hills but in uncomfortable weather:P we are getting over the end of year festivities and being homesick, so thats good! this week Ariel and tobias recieved the holy ghost and another one of Ariels sons, Leandro, was able to go to church too. we are now working on Leandron so he can get baptized by his father! its a process but there is always hope! there have been a few days this week where all of our plans fell through and we ended up just walking all day. those seem to be the hardest days for me because when we arent working my mind seems to wander to a place 5000 miles away from here:P by the way i dont know if i said this before or not but my dreams have begun to be in spanish now, its actally legit! it gives me a little hope to improve on the language that i do know. and this month sometime i finally get to go to the temple! its been six months since ive been able to go but thats not even the best part! i get to go with Maxii and his family, maria Luquez, Ariel Y tobias all the converts will be there!! so im really excited about that and especially because the temple will definatly strengthen all of their testimonys, just like it did mine. haha also this week we found out that nobody is feeding us!:D haha so we gotta go find some food this week. and really the only meal we eat here is lunch:P dinner and breakfast are just snacks and jugo! so if you dont hear from me next monday you know that one of our meals went really wrong! and there are alot more Snakes out this time of year. and im not talking the serpent snake, im talking about the lady snakes haha we have literally been sent into the mouth of the wolf! ALL of the girls wear the minimum amount of clothing and they are alomost as bad as the guys here! whistling at us through windows, and watching us walk by step by step haha its definatly a different world down here! ohh and here they have whats called  carnaval, where people throw water at everyone that walks or drives by. even the buses! in water ballons buckets its crazy weve almost been hit by water balloons on several occasions. thats just about all the excitement that weve had for this week so i hope its enough till the next week! i love you all and keep you in my prayers always!
Love Elder Whetten!