Monday, April 27, 2015

Earth To...

Dear Family and friends,
Well where to start... we were running around crazy this week and it passed by extremely fast. I think my agenda in the mission is my brain sometimes. Well people are starting to look at me with sad puppy eyes that I am leaving. I am actually excited to see you all although I know it’s going to be a weird adjustment. I have remained focused and actually the shortness of time has actually helped me to work even harder than before. Like when I go running in the morning I think to myself I only have 30 minutes and I got to make it count.  I want to serve the Lord and fulfill my purpose. Something that has helped me this week is what our old District leader Elder Child told us that we should come back to our apartment every day feeling that we gave a little more and better service and as a result we are a better person today than yesterday. I have tried to remember this during the day so that when I finish the day I can smile and say yes I did give more and served better than yesterday. No one is perfect but the challenge that Christ gives us to be perfect even as He is perfect is a loving invitation that will bring us closer to eternal life. I love to study the plan of salvation and the doctrine contained in these lessons and I believe that eternal life isn't so much as a reward but a result of who we strive to be like. I am very happy to be with Sister Gonzalez she is like a battery and she has some great ideas we are going to try. I love her willingness to work. We have been super burnt this week we even got a touch of heat stroke. I know our work is worth it to our heavenly Father. In all we do He cares and is there to help us even if things don’t go perfect it’s okay. I am not perfect but the Lord chooses to work through the weak and simple. This is His work and that’s why it doesn't matter what skills we have He will do His work if we are humble and just obey and trust in Him and do what He asks. I love this work and being a missionary it’s the best thing I have ever done in my life. The Lord has called all of us as missionaries if we obey this commandment we will be enormously blessed and just to remind us all again it doesn't matter what we know or don’t know just do it! Highlights: Inspired contacting has led us to prepared people with sincere desire. Reading the Book of Mormon gives me strength to love serve and preach without ceasing and without distinction of persons. The ward working with us has touched the hearts of future missionaries. We had a ward mission activity where everyone was invited to contact with the missionaries inviting them to come unto Christ. There are some super strong youth here. What else is new? Our District Leader got transferred mid cycle and Elder Messervy took His place. We had our district Monday activities basketball and pizza. Sorry didn't take photos I'm so tired I could fall asleep writing y’all right now. I hope you are all doing well I love you all and am looking forward to lots of Hugs!

Monday, April 20, 2015

I Don't Really Understand Football

Hello all! Writing from Mexico Mexico and it’s starting to get warm hehe when I walk I feel my feet heating up. Revelation: I wanted to see how someone looked in glasses and I told them to put mine on and I could read signs and stuff I think for some miracle maybe my vision is coming back a little. That would be so awesome! I don’t like being blind as I'm sure no one does. Anyway I feel really good even though everyone keeps telling me that I am dying which is an expression for missionaries when they finish their mission it’s as if they had died. I haven’t actually fully realized how close the date actually is yet I don’t even feel nervous. I have always loved adapting and learning in the process. I have felt excessively blessed this last cycle that I have been able to learn and grow and work like normal. I honestly feel like no time has gone by at all. The mission is the best time to help prepare for the rest of your life. Angel is still progressing towards his baptism may 2nd he feels a little weird but I know He can do it. He is ready! We have found a lot of new investigators but for every 1 new one we have had the drop 3 or 4 that aren't interested I really don’t understand how someone can have so close the thing that can make them happier than ever and pass it up. This is how we need to think of sharing the gospel. The gospel is what gives us purpose peace and everlasting joy and those we love NEED it. I NEED it and that’s why I share it every day and will continue to share it and build my testimony. I hope you all are continually saving up spiritual oil for the flame of the gospel that burns within you and inspiring and lifting everyone around you every day. You all inspire me and I am so blessed by your individual and special testimonies that you share with me. I know this gospel is true and this church is led by Jesus Christ. I know He will come again. I know that the book of Mormon is the work of God and has been prepared to keep us safe and from being wavered in these troubling times. We will not worry or wonder if we read and pray about this book. I testify of these things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Love you all until next week,
Hermana Mleynek

Monday, April 13, 2015


Well I can’t tell you all how super happy I am right now! Why you might ask...well I am always happy serving the Lord. I love being here in Mexico and preaching and teaching the gospel. I hope that if you have reservations about serving a mission or in a calling that you put them aside and know that our Heavenly Father loves and wants His children to learn and progress and the best way to accomplish this purpose is serving! Work, work, work! We had to for sure baptism dates and investigators to go to church this week and zip nada no one came and they left us hanging (plantadas) so today we are going to visit them and see what’s up. I am learning a lot about patience and how it ties in with a life of faith because really we can’t understand all that goes on or why for that reason we have the spirit. The Holy Ghost was sent to comfort us. When I DON'T understand I just remember that it’s okay. Ask the Mormons always say Keep Calm and Carry On. I continue to be inspired and uplifted by the messages of conference as I have downloaded them and am now listening every possible moment that isn't annoying to my companion. I have always been such a conference junkie. Well I’ll let you all know what new and excited adventure this week will bring. I think it’s going to rain the sky is shouting.
Hermana Mleynek

#1 We saw someone selling a litter of baby pugs in the street I wanted them all!!
(haha I thought of a joke...dont litter these pugs in the street Ill take them home with me just kidding we cant have pets get it...because its a litter of pug puppies)

#2 I want to visit Lego land

#3 I started crying last night when a sister made carrot cake for me

#4 my companion has an addiction to clothing but it’s alright with me because she shares hehe but I think she should get some help :P

Well that’s all for now. Cuidense.  Bye! :DLove,

This is a pic of our zone conference the trio is back haha
just for the picture, but it was cool to be with them again!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mission Mexico Pachuca

Hello All, thanks for tuning in
First of all I’d like to wish my big brother Jesus Happy Birthday! Thanks to Him I get to know all of you beautiful people and thanks to Him you have other beautiful people in your lives and we all get to know each other and share the joy and love in our lives. He is my friend. Gods plan is centered around families. Wow a lot of things have changed. 4 of 6 new missionaries in our district and more in the zone. I have my new companion sis Gonzalez she is absolutely fabulous and I am learning a lot from her. She is from Guadalajara Mexico and has 7 months in the mission. We are working super hard and I am trying hard to teach her the area. I am super happy that a lot of members here don’t realize that I'm ending my mission ...hehehe. This week we have a new baptism date his name is Angel he is very sincere and we are helping him work through is doubts. Also Elias accepted baptism this week and is reading the Book of Mormon. I loved conference and feel a renewed desire to follow and live the teaching of Jesus Christ and feel that we all truly can be disciples and give what we can where we are in our lives. Understanding the atonement has helped me better understand this work. This work is about love and persuasion and sometimes when I feel frustrated I try to remember whose work this is. I can’t do it my way we have to do it His way. The way of sacrifice the way of the spirit and service and reaching out. Consecration is actively stretching outward to be more like Him. I hope that we can all feel content with all that the Lord seeth fit to have us endure. Like a stone sculpture we are being molded and who are we to say how the master artist should or shouldn't mold us as he gives us burdens we are being refined and our imperfections are being chipped away. Sometimes we feel like we are falling but really we are finding who we are and what were made of. Trust Him and never stop praying. I hope you are watched conference it was truly amazing. These lessons we learned are exactly what we need for these next 6 months so we can’t wait even a day before applying them. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and we are honored to sustain Him. I’m grateful to be strengthened by the testimonies of these great men. You all have individual and unique testimonies that others need to hear. I know that God has called me where I am right now because the people around me need my testimony and I need theirs. I hope you all have a great week! Les amo,
Hermana Mleynek

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Companion Transfer

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Dear Family and Friends,
I have had a wonderful week. My companion, Sis. Peñaloza, has transfers and will finally be leaving after 7.5 months here in Ojo de Agua. She is so happy and nervous. I am praying a lot for her. I will also miss her she has been my longest companion in all my mission 4.5 months. This will also be my longest area 6 months. I have always been a person excited about new things whether is dipping my pizza crust in root bear, cleaning a baptismal font, decorating agendas, or eating chili habanero I am always excited to try it, because it lets me learn. I am grateful for my parents who have inspired me to learn and to take life for what it is a beautiful journey. This week as I testified more frequently of the atonement of Jesus Christ I felt the presence of Him testifying to others that He really lives and is here with us always in every moment. I know it is true because He is always here for me in my mission. I pray that I can always remember Him so I can have His spirit to be with me and that I can know what to do because every moment They need Him and I need to be His disciple. This is true for all of us. I invite you to ponder the atonement in your life and to never give up because the atonement rescues all of humanity through obedience to the laws and ordinances of His gospel. I am excited to have one more cycle to and work!! I have felt your prayers and am grateful for your love and faith. I am grateful for the gospel it has given me a new life and a new heart, or direction and I know that these things are true. In the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Les amo,
Hermana Mleynek

Monday, March 23, 2015

Baptism por fin!!!

Hola a Todos,
Tuesday we worked and saw Daniela when she off handedly told us that she wanted to be baptized. We were like Okay!! Where do we sign?  We got everything ready and finished teaching her. We contacted references and people in the street. Wednesday we had the district class and later my companion and I did divisions so that she could fill out the baptism form with Daniela and I could teach my English class. There were lots of people and it was fun. Thursday we bought the headband thing that Daniela is wearing in the picture and we had an appointment to visit this Mechanic and his wife he told us that he was a little worried because his wife is the jealous type and boy was he right she was staring daggers at us. I didn't know whether to smile or run away. Friday it rained a little and we had weekly planning and the day was normal but we made enchiladas because it’s the favorite food of Daniela and we wanted to eat enchiladas after her baptism at 10 am Saturday. Everything went great the members helped us a lot and enjoyed the program. The president of the relief society gave her books for her classes. Her husband who is a member wasn't at her baptism it’s really complicated he went a little off the deep end and isn’t living with her right now. Thankful that didn't impede her baptism she was confirmed Sunday and is super content. I am a little nervous if I have transfers next week because I want to be here a little longer to make sure that she gets very well situated with the members and leaders. I am healthy and happy and working super hard. I am grateful for my life my weaknesses and my strengths my family my friends. I am grateful for trials and the opportunity to love all those is my path. I love the savior and am so grateful that through His love and sacrifice we can be saved. I know that He lives. Remember to share Because He Lives with your friends and families and give the missionaries lots of work.
Hermana Mleynek

:) Daniela!!! 
Well Daniela is just an amazing person one of the most Christ like people I've ever known. We really didn’t have to do much which feels so good. She told us she wanted to be baptized and she’s been coming to church she understands so much doctrine it’s amazing. In Sunday school she explained to everyone the whats and whys of the atonement like she was reading preach my gospel. She’s got some major challenges in her life which is why she wasn't a for sure baptism but with a lot of follow up and prayer we were blessed to have everything ready for her baptism it was quite beautiful and there were lots of people and my companion and I performed a special musical number that made everyone cry. Se hace lo que se puede. jajaja...that’s a way to say yeah were pretty legit. jk!! We were super nervous.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

It's Raining It's Pouring

When it rains it pours. This week has been of emotional whirlwinds and downpours of challenges. But like Nephi when he was tied up on the boat and the storms beat upon their ship and threatened to swallow them up in the sea we need to 1. never stop praying 2. ask for help and strength to get through the hard time 3. love God and stay positive.
I feel super bad for so many people I can’t tell you all with enough details to explain but a lot of our investigators and converts have been suffering some hard things in their lives right now. I know they will receive divine grace and these things ultimately will help them and make them stronger. I am grateful to be here for them right now because I know that these are all just tests from the adversary. I also know that sometime we just cannot understand why sometimes. but I promise you that there is an answer but that’s where faith comes in we need to trust in God in Who He is and His divine attributes and that we are doing everything in our power to follow His precepts, this kind of Faith will give us power to do all things. I know He lives and loves His children nevertheless I don’t know the meaning of all things..Nephi. Well we are planning on having a baptism this week Daniela and Claudia we are not sure what all else they need but we are praying nonstop. Our ward is super excited to work and visit with us. This Saturday we had a ward mission activity and I made brownies and we played games we watched Mormon messages and invited people to come. I am learning the importance of setting and reviewing goals. I've always been a good goal setter but if we diligently review our goals they will become a reality. That’s why I am including a picture of me holding a calendar of pugs because it’s my goals to own pugs they are soooo cute hehe just kidding but I do love them and they make me happy and that’s one of my goals that I am constantly reviewing. What would my HF want me to do? Therefore if I do it...I am happy. yay! This week I got to ride bikes in exchanges with the sister training leaders and my bum really hurt. I am super siked for conference and to continue to declare repentance among my brothers and sisters in Mexico. Chao y cuídense mucho. Les amo,
Hermana Mleynek

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Lord Was Taking Control of Our Day

Dear Family and Friends,
This week went very well Monday-Thursday we had nothing, nothing, nothing but with more effort and love yeah the Lord was taking control of our day. A lot of things have happened that have really help me to rely of Him for strength. It’s impossible to do this work without the spirit and the Lord will give us His spirit if we are humble. Well, we had nothing so we said a prayer and tried with a positive attitude to do what we could and finally we have seen some progress. Eva seems to be understanding a little bit more and is still very excited. Claudia is progressing a little slower she has a desire but a lot on her plate. Daniela is by far one of the most admirable people I have ever met with the image of Christ radiates from her but she has the most problems of all. I am so lucky to have been raised in this gospel because it is not always easy for people to strengthen their faith but Daniela really has a lot. We are praying always for her and her husband. In other visits we saw all of the recent converts:  1. David, a recent convert has been getting through his temptations and following the light; 2. Lizeth another convert is staying true to what the spirit has taught her = to read the scriptures and attend all her meetings;  3. Eduardo is working towards worthy and eternal goals and doing it the right way.  I am so impressed by so many of my brothers and sisters here in Mexico who are enduring with happiness to the end. They all have very unique problems but I know that God knows what His children need to learn and grow. I am trying to serve as Jesus did and remember that I too need to overcome and confront my own battles daily to learn and grow. I am trying not to fall into temptations because I have seen how a life and soul can be built up or destroyed based on decisions and attitude. The natural man is an enemy to God. I know God loves all His children I feel His love on a daily basis for me and for our investigators and for the people who sit next to me in this cyber that I don’t even know yet. He is reaching out to them every second, we must share His gospel. I love you all and hope that you all have a great week and can share in this spirit of the work of salvation. Will you share the gospel?
Hermana Mleynek
1. A picture of the brownies we made, super delicious!
P.S. I’m sorry I never take pictures of anything interesting es que me da flojera.

Letter #2
Want to hear a funny story that’s actually super dumb and probably not that funny...great because I’ve got loads. :)
#1 well we were walking down the street and we saw this giant dog and it’s like a golden retriever and its tail is shaved like a lion and if when he sticks his head down he looks like a lion. So I was like Who let the lion escape from the zoo?! and my companion and I took a picture. My companion says our lives are sad because we are actually excited about perro-león

#2 leaving where we had eaten for the day my companion sticks her foot in a hole and said whoa there’s a hole in the grass and for some reason we started laughing like maniacs and our stomachs really hurt after that.

#3 we had a district activity today and the truth is we were not at all excited we just wanted to sleep today but anyway we went and ate a lot and apparently a sister made us food because she thought she was supposed to give us food that day and she is super strict so we left the activity and had to go eat and now I am super full and sleepy. the moral of the story is that food hates me.

#4 This Sunday I got to talk nerd about the new avengers movies that’s coming out I didn't even know anything about it but now I am super excited to see it.  

That’s all for now.

Monday, March 2, 2015


“Be thou humble and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand and give thee answers to thy prayers.” D&C 112:10 I am so very grateful that this Sunday our investigator Claudia came to church with her tres hijitos three kids. It was super fun trying to distracter her 1 year old by letting eat my agenda and destroy my hymn book. hehe. It’s all for a good cause. Now we have an investigator progression towards baptism her BF is 14 de Marzo This Sunday was dia de la familia. Family Day!! I am so grateful for my earthy and heavenly family and for my patriarchal blessing that helps me understand who I am and why I am here. With the new area change we have been looking to see if some of our new investigators are progressing and we have found a very wonderful new investigator named Eva she wants to come to church and knows a lot about the religion and she doesn’t believe in other religions including her own Catholic but her boyfriend is a member less active and its super, super complicated their story so were not sure if she is able to progress were praying for a miracle. The power of prayer is so important in this work that we humble ourselves before our maker and seek His will and learn from all our experiences and try to do what is right. I’m not perfect but like it’s says in the movie Meet the Mormons I am perfect in trying. Oh yeah our president just showed us the movies 2 hours ago and it’s so beautiful. Life is beautiful even the parts that are a little bit ugly. There is a couple in the movie from Costa Rica and I didn’t even realize when they started speaking in Spanish so I think I’m pretty much fluent. I want to watch a bunch of movies in Spanish now. The gospel is happiness don’t be afraid to share it, the time has come where the missionaries are not the ones responsible in this work it’s the members we need to be brave and we need to share the gospel as if we were sharing the most delicious brownie that never runs out. I am so grateful for faithful members that invite us into their homes that want to work with us and help us and do the work all on their own. Every day we need to share the gospel. Note Happy Birthday Sidney, Grandma Gabbitas, Justin, Brandon and Liz and anyone else who just had a birthday congratulations. Felizidades. I love you all and wish you all a happy week too.

Hermana Mleynek

Note. I'm writing late because the internet in the whole town went out in the afternoon and our president said we could write.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Hello Family and friends. I hope your all doing well and you haven’t gotten sick like my companion who then got me sick. She’s a punk too and doesn’t want to snort cayenne pepper or gargle salt water like my dad has always taught me. It totally works!!! If you like being sick then be sick but if not heed my words. Well this week like many of you have commented in your letters was very fast but also long because so much has happened. I am getting very direct and good at serious talks I still don’t like them but they have been necessary this week. There are so many good people but as our ward mission leader says were looking for the best people. The truth is we have felt a little disappointed with our investigators all great people that just fail us so many times. They don’t read or pray we put post its on their foreheads and call them and pass by for them and they don’t come to church. There are others on the other hand who hear and understand the voice of the Good Shepherd and follow Him as if it were nothing that want to sacrifice and come to Him. As missionaries we are here to invite others to come unto Christ and we do that through our message and invitations. Our liahona to guide us in our personal obedience, faith and diligence. My companion and I have had good days and bad and when Satan tempts me to give up in that very moment God offers an escape and that’s when we see blessings. I am so blessed to have been born in the gospel I am not sure why but I know that my mission has been worth it every second and that I am going to keep looking for the chosen ones. Right now we have No one but our bishop and WML have changed our boundaries through revelation and I know that the work goes on I feel the spirit guiding us in this work. There is no other great work than this the call to work in the Lord vineyard is everlasting and it isn’t important when we hear the call, but that we respond. I am strengthen by each and every one of you for your small and simple acts of faith and love. I hope you all have a great week and that I’ll be able to announce a baptism soon.
Oh why did the chicken cross the road but we saw three chickens yesterday and they crossed the road and I took a picture with them and now that I think about it I don’t really understand the joke anymore...maybe you can tell why and why it’s so funny so I can tell my companion sis. Peñalosa she’s kind of confused too. Update on the brownies this Thursday for sure were making the brownies with the less active family and they are inviting nonmembers too because were super cool and they love us.


Hermana Mleynek

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hasta Luego Babies

Dear family and friends.
1. Thank you Berky girls for your lovely letters
2. Thank you Aunt Gena for your package I love the blanket it’s adorable and am looking for a home for the tree.
3. Thank you to my own family Dad, Micah, and my sisters and brothers  in-law. I received my Christmas package its super cool because I got a homemade scarf and Jones soda and I was dancing around the apartment.
4. Thank you for your prayers

I am so blessed to have so many kind and thoughtful family and friends and I am so grateful for all your efforts. This missionary is super loved.

This week was super interesting. We were able to teach a lot more. Whether we find a lot of people or not is according to our faith and diligence. In our zone conference with President we talked about the small and simple things that make the difference for a lot of good or a lot of bad. I know that like the family of Lehi if we give heed with faith and diligence the Lord guides us. He is always raining down His blessing upon us but we have an umbrella that blocks us from receiving the blessings. People in the world have a whole lot of problems but I know that if they could know what I know and see what I see that we would rejoice together. I have loved my studies of the Book of Mormon the prophets and missionaries like Alma and the sons of Mosiah and how the Lord works through small and simple things to bring to pass a change in us. I know that everything we go through is for a reason and the Lord never stops loving us, never. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that this is the only true church. I know it through prayer. God speaks to us, He cares, there is a reason to all of it. Maybe some people thinks it’s crazy but my personal testimony has helped me so much to remain calm and firm. Every day we have the opportunity to either 1. make a covenant 2. keep a covenant or 3. prepare to make a future covenant. I know God lives and loves me. I Love Him with all that I am. Well more about what happened this week.

We have found lots of people who say si! and then they don’t show up for church.

We contacted a reference of a crazy psychologist atheist who wanted my companion to be his girlfriend.

I got assigned to give a talk in church and they told me at 930 pm Saturday so I had one hour to write it. It turned out good, it was actually pretty cool because I had studied a talk in general conference 3 days earlier about the subject and had written a mini talk earlier. The spirit whispered to me, you’re going to give a talk.

Today we did a lot of laundry and slept for an hour and I got my hair cut. I remember when grandpa Richards used to say after we told him "I cut my hair" " wow it looks very good I don’t know how you cut it all by yourself and you look so cute". So when someone asked me if I cut my hair I told them that I didn't do it someone else did and they were like "huh?...oh yeah" I wanted to grow it out but I give up as always. It just doesn't grow long. So now it’s short again.

My companion is getting very advanced in English and she is so funny!

Luis our investigator has disappeared we are all super worried.

I love chocolate!!!!

I love you all! I hope you are well. "Cuidense y hasta luego babies" -Hna. Peñaloza mi compañera. hehe. Stay strong the best is yet to come

Hermana Mleynek

Monday, February 2, 2015

feliz día de tamales

A cloudy day in Mexico writing. I am really full of a delicious food called Carne asada. I am not sure how to spell it but it’s like a BBQ for Mexicans. Here its nopales (cactus), carne (meat), cotillos (wings), cebolla (onion), salsa (salsa) and tortillas. Tortillas fill me up a lot! They eat everything with tortillas. Speaking of food and how much I love it. I corazon <3 tamales. Today is a traditional catholic holiday and they eat tamales. We helped obispa (wife of the bishop) make tamales of various sabores (flavors) : chocolate, pineapple, regulars etc.yum! I have kind of lost my appetite for any food that isn't tamales. And I learned how to make them so I hope your all hungry? Well we had another dramatic week. We had a bunch of people ready to go to church and at the last minute they canceled, or didn't show up, or weren't in their house. Luis is someone very special we contacted in the street and he accepted baptism he has some doubts but he was working through them and progressing but Friday night his sister very aggressively told us to get lost and so...he isn't responding our calls :[ we are sad. We have lots of new investigators and are working on helping them keep their commitments! It’s helping my testimony to grow as I too am learning and understanding the importance of baptism, and how to receive answers. I am on my knees too pleading and asking and seeking. I know that this is the only true and everlasting gospel of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I am excited to keep learning and do the best I can every day. Thank you for your prayers. I love you all. Cuídense hasta luego.
Hermana Mleynek

Monday, January 26, 2015

Honor God

Dear family and friends,
Being a missionary can sometimes cause you to be accustomed to feeling the spirit all day and you don’t feel very many powerful moments but I have been more sensitive to the spirit this week. The Lord always answers my prayers I know He knows what he´s doing.
Being a member of the true church of Jesus Christ is a comfort indescribable. I would not trade it for anything. My testimony is solid. I know it’s true. Although I don’t remember all the details of when I was 8 I do remember the covenant I made, how I felt and how I continue to feel about keeping and honoring my promise I made at baptism. This week has been a little difficult but focusing on the commitment will help our investigators progress. My companion and I have basically cleaned out the area book and have 20 new investigators only 2 old ones that my companion used to work with and she has been in this area 6 months. The area is practically new and I feel such a renewed optimism. We are definitely getting to the point, but I have to get a lot better. I know the Lord puts things just the way they need to be and that if we are agents that act and creators of situations our faith will increase. When I was filling out my papers to go on my mission I felt a Lot of inadequacy but I had the desire and if you nourish the seed of faith it grows. I know "God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability!" Neal A. Maxwell.
I know this is true. I know this work is true. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I know you can know too. I know if for the gift of the Holy Ghost a quiet and still small voice that we must heed, listen and obey.  “That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” D&C 50:24
Thank you all for being a part of my life.
Hermana Mleynek

Monday, January 19, 2015

This Week

This week started out great. I was super excited to work, work and work. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and even Wednesday almost everyone rejected us, we were talking to a lot of people and nobody wanted to listen. Tuesday we fasted and prayed and tried harder to have the spirit with us, I felt very inspired by our President’s letter that talked about the something called in spanished inciativa propia which basically means that we all have the responsibility and privilege of preaching the gospel to every corner of the earth among all people and tongues. I started to contact with more amour and with the desire to help them and we contacted and they listed, we prayed for them and talked with them about the gospel and they accepted us. I am not perfect but I know the Lord is helping us find and help his children. If we its not where or in what way we serve but in what way. We should serve with our heart. I feel my love increasing for my Father in Heaven and for His children as I serve with my own will. These are the last days and we are working in His vineyard and the last hour He will call more servants. The members and missionaries need to work together to build the Kingdom of God on the earth. May I suggest that we: 1. fast and pray often paying our tithes and fast offerings; 2. Sincerely look for and create missionary experiences and invite others to learn about the restored gospel daily; 3. do our family history work.

 Alma 13:24 “For behold, angels are declaring it unto many at this time in our land; and this is for the purpose of preparing the hearts of the children of men to receive his word at the time of his coming in his glory.” I always have loved this scripture in the Book of Mormon because I truly believe that a key factor and enormous help to the work in converting the children of God is baptizing their own ancestors into the church who will preach the gospel and influence their family here on earth. These angels are working hard and so should we.

What else has happened my companion and I are doing lots of exercise to relieve some of our stress and it’s actually helping, because it’s so cold in our apartment at 6:30 in the morning I was getting a little bit lazy with my exercise but now I must testify that the missionary schedule is inspired and that 30 minutes of good exercise is a very good thing. Our ward mission leader invited us to use his boxing mitts and hit the heavy sack thingy so that’s what we’re going to do next Monday :) I'm super excited!

This week was hard working with members every time a member accompanied us we couldn’t find anyone to teach :( but finally Saturday it all paid off we saw a man painting his car and we decided to talk to Him He really like the pray and what we taught and He and his wife went to church and they were happy and also another man we contacted in the street accepted a baptism date and he went to church too! We are going to keep working hard so hopefully these wonderful people continue learning and progressing!! I love missionary work it really is a joy hard to explain. Sunday the chapel was full and everyone content.

Funny stories: I rang a door bell and it shocked me and so I told my companion and the other member that was accompanying us to touch hands and we all got shocked hehe just a tiny tiny bit.

#2 We were contacting a reference and they weren't home but there dog kept coming out and looking at us and then he went to the back and my companion started creating a dialog of the dog and was saying super funny stuff I was laughing super hard.

#3 A new convert David asked us if we go to the gym and I said no we have the gym in the house its call blanket on the floor and everyone was laughing super hard

#4 We came to the house of an investigator that wasn't progressing to tell him frankly that we are not going to visit Him again and before we could say anything to him like he read our mind he said "sisters patience please I want to be baptized but I just need a little more time please." and it was very hard so we told him we will wait a little longer Grr.. well that wasn’t so funny but my companion and I left like "what happened?"

N- the email for aunt Shelley I have, isn't right :(

Well that’s all for now. I love you. Thanks a million to the smith family from my ward for the lovely package of very useful things and goodies. Thanks mom and mom Legler you’re wonderfully thoughtful and beautiful Christmas packages also arrived. I feel so happy and have shared the goodies with everyone. haha they think I’m fresa. Which means rich or prissy because I was giving our Hersheys and peanut butter cups those treats are expensive here. Haha. But I have seriously enjoyed them! I love you all thanks for listening to this very long letter. Keep on being strong. I know that there is a reason for everything and that there is peace and understanding in the gospel. I don’t know where or who I would be without the guidance and love of my Heavenly Father and daily prayer. Pray always.

Hermana Mleynek

Monday, January 12, 2015

no tengo idea

Feliz Dia
Hello the part of the world that mostly includes my lovely family and other friends and maybe stalkers. I hope you are all doing well. This week has been amazing like every other. I have loved working and finding new people to teach, it has helped me to be more dedicated and teach with the spirit because I don’t know what these people need but their Father in Heaven absolutely does. I know we are in the last hour and the work is hastening. I kind of feel like I trekking through heavy mud no offense...a lot of people have rejected me even after giving a bold testimony.  My challenge for all this week is to create a mission plan for your family and work to complete specific goals. How many people will you invite to church this week? Or how many references will you give the missionaries every week?! ;) I know this plan will bring blessings to your lives. I promise the Lord will help you complete your righteous goals. I love my mission and the Work. Until next week, I love you. Love is the essence of the gospel and Jesus Christ is our example.
Hermana Mleynek

Monday, January 5, 2015

Mexico is Awesome

Dear peoples Mexico is awesome!

Feliz día de los Reyes Magos! Today and tomorrow is a holiday that is super awesome it’s like second Christmas and here in my area there is going to be a parade. The kids send letters in balloons to the three wise men who tomorrow will bring them toys tonight or tomorrow I don’t know when. There is also this special bread that looks like a race track with lots of weird candy and inside the bread is a hidden plastic baby and if you get the piece with this in it the next day you have to bring tamales for everyone to eat. I don’t understand all of this holiday and maybe you think I am making it up because it sounds ridiculous but so does Santa Clause when you think about it. I am super happy this day because I found out I am not going to be transferred I really love this ward and my companion and she doesn’t have transfers either! I know we can learn and grow with another a little longer. The only one who has transfers is our district leader. He’s kind of a weirdo but he only has one transfer left of his mission! It is super cold today. Icy even. I feel like our area has a lot of potential we find new people interested in listening every day. I love teaching and contacting and my mission with all my heart. I want to help others come unto Christ. I invite all of you to memorize and ponder the missionary purpose in Preach my Gospel. It’s your purpose we are a chosen generation.

Your Purpose
Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.

I feel very pressured right now to find, to teach and to baptize I am 100% focused and optimistic. I love serving. In sacrament meeting there were a lot of new faces a lot of people who lived far away couldn't come to church for lack of transportation but now with the time changed to 10 am they are coming to their ward. I hope we can get to know them and find the time to visit them seeing as there pretty far away and we might get lost in Nextlalpan. In my studies I have been focusing in how to teach like Christ and Preach my gospel has some great ideas I have also completed the Christ like attribute activity and I am making goals and plans to be better. I know we all are. We have found and talked to loads of people this week my companion and I had a good cry session because we were starting to feel down because many people that week had rejected us and we got up and made some inspired goals. I know if we put the Lords will first 1. we will be happier 2. we will be happier and 3. feliz :) goals and plans are a reflection of our faith and hope and obedience is how we show our faith and receive the blessings. I testify that these things are true and am going to put them more into practice in my mission and in my life. Happy new year!!

P.S. I received a lot of great letters this past week and didn't have time to respond. I’m sorry and I love you all!!! With all my liver. Special thanks to my dad, my Aunt Tiff and my mama G for always keeping me updated and sending letters. I’m super proud of all of my family and friends. I know we all have a mission in this life.
Hermana Mleynek

Sunday, January 4, 2015

I Love all God's Children

Wow I had a fantastic Christmas I can't believe it's over. I feel like the calendar is always lying to me. I especially enjoyed Skyping with my parents and my family. I feel like everyone is just in a better mood in Christmas time.

On Christmas eve it rained a lot. We went visiting a reference that we had and we sang a Christmas song and it was absolutely terrible but they were all super happy. We went contacting in a part of our area that is super far and because it was a little dark we could see all the houses that were home and almost no one rejected us just one family of Jehovah witnesses and that's because they don't believe in Christmas.

The missionaries here that know me have labeled me with the curse TJ magnet and its sort of true. I love all of God's children, even when they tell me that they are not my brother. Whatever Brother! :) Anyway so we were invited to eat at the house of our ward mission leader it was delicious and we were all super happy.

The rest of the week has gone by a little slower because we can't seem to find many people at home or even in the streets. I feel happy serving in whatever I can do. I love our ward! I am painfully aware that we don't have anyone progressing but I know if we try harder we will find them. We have 2 appointments today with new people so I pray all goes well.

I know this work is true and I am called to represent the Savior. I hope I make my Heavenly Father proud of me. I am honored and grateful to serve. I know the Lord is preparing me and everyone of you to do something and be someone greater that we are. I have lots of pictures but seem to have misplaced my camera who knows where I hope its not lost or I might cry. Well I'll talk to you all soon, keep safe and be strong. Thank you all for your letters. I will try to respond to them if I have time.

Hermana Mleynek