Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015 - leaving Cartago

Hello family!! 

Hermanas of Zona Cartago
So I'm leaving Cartago!! And I'm pretty sad. It's been a really good four and a half months here....I've seen so many miracles, learned so much, met so many incredible people, survived through a lot of freezing cold evenings, seen so many of God's beautiful creations here, grown and changed. Haha, I'm super bad at change. But, I'm excited to see where I'm going, what the Lord has in store for these next few months of my life!  
Hermana Mendoza is a champ

Something super sad this week...Hermana Mendoza fell in a gutter yesterday and today had to get stitches in her shin, and she can't walk on her ankle....haha I feel super bad, so far both of my companions have become unable to walk by the last week we're together.....haha we'll have to see with this third one!;) 
Graciela shared this on facebook

with Graciela

This week I found a quote that Elder Perry used in his October 2014 General Conference talk and I love so much. it says, "To be a Christian is to admire Jesus so sincerely and so fervently that the whole life goes out to Him in an aspiration to be like Him." I love this...if we say that we're Christians, we need to admire Jesus Christ SO fervently that every day, every second of our life we're trying to be like Him. Spencer, I love the talk that you gave on Christlike attributes that Mom sent me--and the story where Jennie asked Dad which Christlike attribute he was working on,  assuming that everyone is always working on a Christlike attribute--and, really, we should be! If we claim ourselves as Christians, we should be trying every single day to become more like Him. And, I have so so far to go on this. But, this quote really has helped me ponder more on this, what I should do, and change. 

I love you all a whole whole lot. 

Love, Hermana Moon 

October 5, 2015 - Dearest Family

I love love love:

1: The temple!!!!!!! We got to go this week and holy cow. Such an incredible experience!! I've missed the temple so, so bad. If you live close to a temple, and haven't been for awhile, please go. It truly is the House of the Lord, and God's love is so tangible there. We are so blessed to live in a time with dozens and dozens of temples on the earth.

2: General Conference!!! Ah seriously I hope these next six months go so fast to be able to have it again! It was such an amazing experience, to teach investigators that we live in a time with a living prophet and then bring them to see him speak. And, we saw so many miracles in investigators coming. I honestly don't know which talk was my favorite...I don't know. I loved Elder Lawrence, Elder Christofferson, President Nelson...they're all so good!  And, it's cool--haha being on the mission I'm learning to love Motab! I mean, before I thought they were great. But now... haha it's something else! So so powerful. 

3: Rain! Haha it's been pretty fun this week, it's starting the rainy season, and sometimes it's like walking through rivers on the street! it's a good adventure. 

4: The Plan of Salvation: Joab and Laura are so incredible. They came to Conference all day Sunday and LOVED it. Then we taught them after Joseph Smith and the Restoration and the Book of Mormon, and Joab said, I'm going to read it all. And he has so many amazing questions!! He's seriously pondering these things. He said, So if this is really the only true church....what happens to all the people in my old Evangelical church who died, who were super devoted to it? And we got to briefly testify that really all will have a chance to accept the gospel, to receive eternal life. They were so amazed, and so excited to hear that!! And he told us to come back today, and everyday, to teach him more!  The Plan of Salvation is so incredible. and I'm so grateful for this opportunity to teach it to people who haven't heard of these simple, incredible truths. 

5: You all!!! I'm so blessed to have you in my life, thanks so much for teaching me and helping me be the person I am. Ya'll are the greatest, really. :) Every day I think of how blessed I am to have the family I have, and the friends in my life.

All my love, Hermana Moon