Monday, October 5, 2015


pic It rains, a lot. No joke. 

How was conference, I hope it was great! I definitely learned a lot, but I´m definitely going to read the Liahona in English when we get it. But I´m grateful that we have the opportunity to listen to conference and hear from our living prophet and apostles. I hope that we may always let the light shine through our eyes and be examples like President Monson shared. And that we can especially do this by keeping our covenants we have made, and by renewing them each week on the sabbath day. All of this conference I couldn´t help but ask myself, what will I do better to keep the sabbath day holy when i return home? It´s easy here on the mission, but it´s something I have to keep strengthening. Keeping this commandment is a protection, or maybe even a barrier we don´t quite understand in our lives. So what can you do better to keep the sabbath day holy? What goals can you make between this conference and the next? 

So a lot of change has happened these last couple weeks. We had cambios! I´m still here in Cacahoatán with Hna. Castillo (score!), but... our area has grown. We had 4 hermanas in the ward here, so there were two different areas. but now it´s just the two of us and we´re opening the other area. We´re really going to have to work with the members more, and we´re really excited and think it will help strengthen the ward. 

We´ve had some fun experiences this week. So we contacted some jovenes one day and one is trying to learn english so tried talking in english. But i´m finding i´m no help because I still respond in spanish. I´m basically in this unclear zone where I still have an american accent, and I mumble, (and I still can´t roll my r´s haha) so my spanish is a little hard to understand, but my english doesn´t really make sense either. But anyway, after talking with them I realized one had a byu basketball jersey but they had no idea what was byu, sad day. 

One other thing we´ve started doing too is in the night when we only have 20 minutes or so we go to a park to contact people. Usually there are people with guitars so we ask if we can play a hymn for them and usually can have a short lesson. We tried it this week and played How Can I Be, in english, but I translated some of it to spanish too, but yeah, we talked about the Book of Mormon after and they were a lot more interested rather than when we just ask if we can share a message or present ourselves. 

Honestly, everyday I´m just grateful to be here. I don´t know how  many times I´ve just thought, wow, I have this opportunity to share the gospel, I´m speaking a different language, and I´m able to see people change their lives through the gospel. i´m grateful for our savior Jesus Christ, our brother. With him, all is possible. 

Love you!
Hermana Leavitt


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