Monday, March 28, 2016

Saludos de Chiapa de Corzo

So we`re really short on time today, and even though this week was really good, we`re just going to have to settle with pictures. Honestly things are really good for my new companion and I and I`m really excited to work with her here in this new area. 

I love ya! 

Hermana Leavitt

Monday, March 21, 2016

Transfer Day!

1. Multi zone conference with President George!

2. I don`t know why we always wait until the end of transfers to take pictures, but here`s our district. But now it`s only going to be the four elders since they`re closing our area. 

So there`s not a whole lot that has happened this week, but we did have a little miracle you could say. We found out that last Tuesday we had to travel to Tuxlta for an appointment in immigration and we were pretty bummed because we`d lose a lot of time due to traveling (like 6 hours in all) and wouldn`t be able to work very much. But a small miracle was that our capacitadoras called and also wanted to do interchanges with us so the trip wasn`t in vain! We were able to change in Tuxtla and at least the other hermanas didn`t end up losing a lot of time due to traveling. I was able to work in Tuxtla a couple days which was pretty good, although I feel like I was barely in my area this week.

Well, today is transfer day and it looks like they`re closing our area. My companion is heading off to Tapachula and it looks like I`m going to Chiapa de Corzo. I`m pretty excited, everyone says that it`s beautiful there. Only 4 transfers left, it`s super crazy, but it`s the best experience I could be having right now. I`m so grateful to be in the mission. 

I love you, hope everyone`s doing great! 
love, Hermana leavitt

Monday, March 7, 2016

1 Year Down

I can`t really believe it, but it looks like 1 year down and only 6 months to go. It`s crazy, time here in the mission is so different. I really can`t believe that it`s already March again. There have been a lot of changes for me, and there`s still a ways to go, but I`m so grateful to be here. I was thinking a lot this week about a quote that our cross country coach always told us. "Run the first mile with your legs, the second mile with your mind, and the last mile with your heart." I have to admit that it`s been pretty true. The beginning of the mission was a lot of following my companions and trying to take everything in, and trying to just give it all of my energy... even though that usually meant nodding off in the lessons while my companion continued on... Luckily that`s one thing that has changed haha. The second part of the mission started off with a lot trials, internal and external. I still remember that the day I hit six months I spent in a clinic sick from Dengue. I still think the doctors were exaggerating and I could`ve just stayed at home to rest, but oh well. It really has been a battle of sickness, staying positive, try to change to be a better person, and rejection from a lot of investigators. Now we`re hitting this last part, and even though it should`ve been like this from the beginning, it`s time to work with all my heart. 

In this branch that i`ve been in it`s been hard. My companion and I have been trying hard to talk to everyone we can and do what we can, but there still isn`t progress. But, after a good talk the other night we decided that we still have things that we can change in ourselves to be able to Always have the spirit with us in our lessons. I`m excited to see what happens. It`s been really rough for me to be able to change and adapt to this area, but finally after a month I feel like we`re really going to make a difference here. 

Thank you for your support. Oh, and thank you for the Christmas Letters from the ward. Maybe I didn`t receive them for christmas, but I did receive them for my year mark so that was a great surprise! 

Love you all!
Love, Hermana Leavitt