Hola I hope your all doing fantastic and dealing with the everyday stresses of your mortal probation. I am pleased to inform you that me and my companion are getting along very well and I am learning to expand my heart and see things in other ways. I am so full of love and pride to be a member of my family and think about you all when I dedicate 5 minutes before prayers to do so or when something happens and I am reminded of you. I know we are all part of Our Heavenly Fathers family and we are His work and His Glory His everything and He wants us to learn and grow from this short time away from Him. I have found a lot more understanding this week from the Preach My Gospel chapter 4 about following the spirit I recommend studying it and trying to mediate on How the Holy Ghost is a part of your life. I am trying super hard to combat the trials that come but the Lord never gives us responsibilities without also giving us divine aid. 1 Nephi 3:7. I am very comforted to know and meditate in the many ways and instances that my HF has helped me understand things through the Holy Ghost. I know that He is essential in this work and the more we try to get out of the way and let him do the work the more I feel I am on clouds rather than thorns and needles walking 10 hours a day. There are a lot of hard things about the mission but it is the most rewarding experience to feel closer to and understand more about the Savior's mission. I hope we can all aspire to do as our prophet Thomas S. Monson has said and do and be a little better. I know the Lords atonement and through His enabling power this is possible. I love Him and the impact he has in the lives of others, whether I see it or not. The most exciting part of this week is that we reached the standard of lessons 41! and it’s a first for me I feel very happy and so optimistic that we can keep it up and do the will of the Lord in as much as we can do. I can’t do everything but with the Lord I know I can do enough. I know this church is true I know that my Savior lives and loves me and that the Holy Ghost guides us and our leaders they are truly inspired. Hard times are coming but I will always trust in my loving Heavenly Father that He knows what’s best for each us. Stay safe all, Note. thank you so much everyone for your letters of encouragement and the updates of life and pictures etc. they mean a lot to this missionary.
Hola mis seres queridos,
I hope with all my heart that you are all doing fantastical! So here was my week we finished up pday strong and went off to work had 3 appointments set up they went super good and we felt the spirit and feeling optimistic we had a day full! But...we hardly had any work Tuesday :( and we felt a bit sad but we talked to lots of people and made appointments with them Wednesday went worse as far a work we were so sad and pretty much for 3 days it was like that. We visited Dennisse and she has been keeping all her commitments but her mom is super stressed about work because they don’t have money and hasn't helped at all and so she has been missing some Sundays. She does have a testimony but it’s very week. We are praying so much for this family to help them. So Saturday went bomb awesome with only 6 lessons but at least we found people. We do have one investigator that actually seems to want to listen. Her name is Mariel she accepted a baptism date but that we found out she really has a good reason why she can’t come to church and I was like urrr Ratas. We found a bunch of old investigators and got to know them a little more. Yesterday there was only 1 investigator at church and her name is Monserat she has a lot good qualities but she also has a disease mentally that she can’t stop talking. In Relief Society she raised her hand to comment on something and she wove it into about 8 or 9 completely unrelated stories with no sign of stopping the teacher tried her best to cut in nicely but Monserat jumped in again and it was super awkward the two of them talking at the same time. The same thing happens when we come to teach her, I about lose my mind every time. Yaneli was at church and we had a very full class for Gospel Principles and well guess what the topic for the week was? yep...law of chastity soo fun. I tried to be super mature but yeah a little awkward especially since about 3 of the 6 people in class are not living it. Don’t worry I didn't beat around the bush I know what’s what and I told em but in a super nice way. We started off the week good with a record 8 lessons whoo!! It’s nice having church in the morning because we can work the rest of the day and at the same time not nice because all the investigators are sleeping ah phooey. I pray a lot for God to help us know what to do. Our area is a bit stale. Everyone has a reason why no but it reminds me in the history of Joseph Smith how people deny the power of God and it’s so true the ones who acknowledge the existence and power of God would listen to us but a lot of people are just comfortable one of the most dangerous states to be in. This is making me more bold. I am so desperate for people to just ask God. I don’t care if they ignore me but don’t ignore God please! I know He lives and loves us, I know that this is His Church the one and only church of the face of this planet we call home. I know Thomas Spencer Monson is the Lord’s prophet Thank you for your prayers. I feel them I feel your love. I know an important part about life and especially in the mission is realizing a developing our spiritual gifts.
Estoy muy emocionada por todos los misioneros nuevos 20 van a venir. También estoy feliz que no tengo que pack up. Estoy muy feliz que nuestra rama ahora tiene su casa de oración la verdad es muy bonita ser parte de esta momento tan especial para todos. Estoy muy agradecido por que estoy aprendiendo de mi compañera. Le amo con todo mi corazón Hermana Gonzalez. Yo espero que podemos tener mucho mas éxito esta semana. Pasamos por muchos investigadores pero queda dormido Domingo como dicen aquí dormingo jaja. Bueno voy a ser obediente, abrir mi boca mas para que mi luz pude brillar para todos. Estoy estudiando mucho los discursos de la conferencia. Sintió que algunos tiene mi nombre dentro. Siento que algo importante a nuestra Padre Celestial es tenemos nuestra testimonio firme y ser valiente discípulos de Jesucristo. Estoy aprendiendo mas y mas cada día la importancia y veracidad del Evangelio en mi propio vida. Voy a hacer mas, sacrificar todo puedo por esto ciclo puede ser la mas exitoso de todos antes. Les amo ustedes. Quidense mucho!!
Translation with more thoughts: I am super excited for the new 20 missionaries that are coming into the mission, pretty soon well be 200 strong. I am also happy that I don't have to pack my bags. Sister Gonzalez doesn't either. We have our house of prayer and it looks just like a chapel from the inside and its pretty outside too. Its so cool to be a part of this historic and long anticipated moment for the Tlahuelilpan Branch. Many members bore their testimonies about how as the influence of good increases in the world so does that forces of evil and that with this new building will come many trials but the faithful members of Gods church will remain true and strong. I know that the Lord answers prayers in His Own time. I am continuing to learn from my companion and I know that we can do it! We are going to have the best rockstar bomb digidy week ever!! I know the Lord will help us to be diligent and obedient and find his chosen that are ready to hear and accept the gospel. He can help you also. I have been studying conference a lot in my spare minutes as in when I am showering jaja. I downloaded the talks and listen to them when I can. Two themes have stuck out to me the most. 1. Be firm and gain a strong and lasting testimony of the gospel and 2. Be a light to the world and shine and bring others to Christ by your words and deeds. I know that there are some people lost and you can help them to know the sweetness of the gospel. Invite them, be kind to them and be patient with your friends and families. Courage is the testing point of all Christ like attributes. I have received a confirming witness from the Holy Ghost that these things are true. If any man will do the will of the Lord he will know of the Doctrine whether it is from God. I am working hard and I Love you all! Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, your updates and funny stories. Thank you for all being part of my life.
Well Its that glorious time again to write the fam. I have had an exhausting week but not so much physically but more mentally. I have been pondering a lot. I got kinda mad at my companion but we worked it out and now I have figured out that sometimes people need time to think and work things out so I have distanced myself in a loving way from my companion and it actually has helped. we are more patient and kind with another. I am not sure if this works with everyone but it works with her so the lesson of the day is that we shouldn't give ourselves the right of being mad at anyone. Me and my companion have lots of plans for lots of success this week with the church services being here in our area. I am building my testimony up in a lot of ways and was especially inspired by the talks in conference about personal revelation. We don't need to wonder when we can know. I am not exactly sure why people choose to just keep living in confusion and doubt but I know that they can know and that's our job to tell them, and tell them again, invite them and invite them again until they figure it out that God actually will and is responding. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet. I know God exists and loves me. I know that the power of the atonement washes away sin. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know I have much more to learn. haha but spiritual questions deserve spiritual answers and my answers have come and will come from my loving Heavenly Father and so will yours. I promise you this. Not much happened this week but we visited a lot of less actives to get them excited about the church being here. Cough Cough Toz Toz Come to church!!! :)
The end. Love, Hermana Mleynek
Just kidding Ill explain these crazy picture. So there is a special saint for this town his name is San Francisco and they do a giant week long party for Him. It is seriously crazy, not in a wow way in a what are these people doing?¿ there is a fair and music and fireworks and parades Saturday for his birthday and Sunday for I don't know what and then there is another parade this Sunday too and tower of light and dances in the catholic church and they decorate the streets with flowers and streamers and alters and lights etc. etc. ridiculousness. I have videos of the bands and drums and the crazy fireworks and bombs we could hear and see everything from the house because they passed directly by us. I luckily was so tired that I could actually sleep last night. How do these Mexicans party soo much!!All night all day all week. It doesn't make sense to me but it sure was fun for a little while then I got super tired and was like Shhhhh....por favor estoy durmiendo! T: shhh please I am sleeping!