Daily Archives: August 26, 2019

An Act of Service

So this week has been a blast! On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we were serving two sister who are less active. They have a little store called a papeleria and we were helping them to organize it and helped them with painting their walls! We had a lot of fun and I got covered in paint! Especially because on wednesday we were serving them pretty much all day! I love serving people so much! I love see the look of their joy on their face, and I love the feeling that I get after I serve. But what I love the most is that it is an opportunity for me to show my love to my Heavenly Father!! My Heavenly Father has done so much for me and I love to take every opportunity that I have to show my appreciation for him!

On Friday I had my first Zone conference! It was a lot of fun! All though about half way through I was really frustrated because I was not understanding a whole lot, and I wanted to be able to know what was being said so that i could apply to my missionary work. Well after talking to my companion, I realized that i understood almost all of what was being said and that I just needed to stop doubting my self. That happens a lot where i will second quess myself and if I am actually understanding what is being said, only to find out that I understood it perfectly. I have also been getting a whole lot better with speaking spanish! My sentences actually make sense, and people understand what I am saying!!!!

Other than that we did not do much! We did not really have any apopintments this week because they all cancelled on us! Although yesterday at the begining of Sacrament Meeting our Bishop started to say that we did not have a pianist, so I rose my hand and volunteered to play the piano! So that was a lot of fun for me!!!!

So for my spiritual thought this week I have a quote from my personal study this morning!

“Excercising faith in Christ is trusting and placing our confidence in him as our Savior, on His name, and in His promises” – David A. Bednar ( Gather Together in One All things in Christ Liahona November 2018) I love this quote so much! I love the entire talk!! Jesus Christ is our Savior and he loves us!! He loved us so much that he suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and then died for us in Calvery!! Trust him! Trust in him as your Savior, Brother, and Friend! He understands you perfectly! Put you trust in him and excise your Faith in him! I testify that HE LIVES!!!! He loves us so dearly and is always their to help us! He is just waiting for us to excersise our faith and to ask him for the help that we need! I promise that as you excersise your faith in your Savior Jesus Christ, that you will be able to feel your relationship with him strengthen and that you will notice more of the wonderful blessings that you are recieving, and the blessings that you have and will recieve! I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I love you all so dearly and I am so grateful for th influence that all of you have had in my life!! Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hermana Wagner

Here are pictures of the service activity, and of some of the streets in mexico! I also have more plant picturs (of course!!!!!!!!!!!) as well as a cute little store that reminded me of a board game! I also have pictures of the rain storm yesterday! there was a rever in the middle of the streets! I also have a video of the cup song! We were at the very end of our service activity and we had been singing different songs the entire time so we decided to have fun!

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Tender Mercies

Hola!!!!! This week has been so good!! Although my email might be kind of short, this week!

To start off I am so sorry! I forgot to add pictures last week so I will send another email with pictures of last week!!

We met with Vicencio three times this week! We have his bautismal date set for the 31st of August!!! He has a desire to change and I believe that he will be able to turn his life around.

On friday I had my 3 week evaluation (even though it was week 5). It was fun to be able to see Elder Smith and Elder Hua’kau who came with me from the MTC. It was nice to be able to get more tips on how to teach better. The first lesson was really bad and I did not talk much, but during the second lesson I talked more than my companion did!

On saturday I was feeling pretty sad and frustrated with multiple things, so we decided to grab a broom and to walk around the city to contact people and find someone to serve. We were not able to serve anyone but we both got a pretty good laugh and we were able to share the gospel with some people. It helped me to forget about myself and to feel the love that my Heavenly Father has for all of his children!

Also this week I went to the hospital because I have had a cyst in my wrist for a little bit and it had been really bother me and so Hermana Casilla (the wife of my mission president) wanted me to get it looked at. While at the hospital the doctor decided that we were going to get it taken care of right then and there. The 1st way is to puncture the Cyst. So he got a pretty big needle and slowly stabbed my wrist. It hurt so bad! My companion said that I turned as red as a tomato and although I did not cry it took all my self control not to kick the doctor. It hurt so bad and as my companion and I were walking to the bus stop, I accidentally hit my wrist on something and got a few tears in my eyes. I silently said a prayer asking my Heavenly Father to please take away some of the pain or help me to find relief. Right after I finished the prayer I turned my head and saw a manikin with clothes on with the head of a dog! Although it is stupid it was what I needed to make me laugh and forget about the pain. My companion also had me laughing the entire bus ride home (about 1 hour).
There have also been a few times where I need peace and I opend my scriptures to a scripture that really helped me! I know that the lord is mindful of us and that he loves us all so much. He is mindful of what we want but also of what we need and he is always providing little tender mercies. This week I invite you guys to write down 5 blessing or tender mercies that you see everyday. They can be big or small. I promise you that as you do this you will feel more of the love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for you!

I love you all so much!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Hermana Wagner


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