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