Monday, May 23, 2016

Mercedes Week 2 - quick highlights :)

Here's my highlights:

- We lost the cell phone
- I fell off my bike
- We had a really good lesson with Santos and the elders

The rest of the week
- We knocked a ton of doors
- Mariana is wonderful and wants to gt baptized on the 20th even if Cristian isn't ready at the same time
- We found a great family Cristian and Maria and their daughter Lucy

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mercedes Week 1!

Hola amigos!
¿Cómo están todos? Bueno, I'm sure you all want to know about Hermana Cheever's adventures in bicycle. The good thing is that I have yet to fall off, kill anyone, or cause any major accidents. Also my part of Mercedes isn't as much campo as I thought so that's good that we have (for the most part) paved roads. However, there's times that we decide to go to the part with basically all dirt roads. And that time happened to be yesterday. After it had rained all night and in the morning. And it was a Sunday so there was almost no one to talk to. Yup. Well, here's the highlights of my week!

I love Hermana Sierra! Also Mercedes is pretty great! Some things I have learned this week are how to ride a bike and how to follow the Spirit (I feel like I learn that every week). 

On Tuesday I learned how to ride my bike. Yep, before Tuesday I had no idea if I still knew how to ride a bike. I didn't really remember all that much. I successfully have to this point in time avoided falling completely or causing any accidents, so that's good! 

I also met Santos, Cristian, and Mariana (some of our investigators). When we had our other lesson with Cristian and Mariana on Thursday we didn't know what we were going to teach them to help them (and us) resolve their doubts so we asked the advice of Elder Sales and our ward mission leader. They gave us some good advice and scriptures to use in our lesson and we felt better about teaching them. Then, when we got to their house and Cristian told us he had doubts about tithing so we ended up having an inspired lesson on tithing (and we had a member with us so that was wonderful because she could share her wonderful testimony about tithing). 

Then on Saturday we once again were clueless as to what we were going to teach and throughout the day we stopped to pray about it about 5 times. Finally about 5 minutes before we were supposed to meet up with the hermano who was going to accompany us we had something. We decided to teach them using Ether 12 and talk about faith. 

Both of these lessons were wonderful and the Spirit was so strong! And at the end of the second lesson, Cristian asked if they could be baptized earlier than the date we had planned! 

On Saturday we were calling Santos to remind him about church but he never answered his phone! We called him again on Sunday morning but he still didn't answer! Then a miracle happened. We were sitting in Sacrament Meeting and Santos walked in! Wonderful things are happening here in Mercedes! 

-Hermana Cheever

Monday, May 9, 2016

Morón Week 6! Feliz Día de la Madre!

Hola amigos!
How's everyone doing? Well, yesterday was my first call home and it was just great! I'm not really sure what to report on because I feel like not much has happened since the last time I wrote. We've had a couple baptisms fall through, taught a few lessons, met a few new people, ate a few meals, I got bitten by a dog, basically life has been just normal. Or at least I don't remember the abnormal things. 

Ah I know what happened! I completed 4 months in the mission! Ah the time is going by so fast!!! It's hard to believe that 4 months have already gone by! As well as 4 months going by, 3 transfers have already gone by too! I'm sure you're all just dying to know what's going to happen with Hermana Cheever! Well, let me tell you. Last night, the Elders never called. Buuuuut they did send a message. Hermana Laurie is staying in Morón 1 for her 3rd transfer here and she's training!!!!! Hermana Cheever (that's me) is going to ... MERCEDES!!!!!!!!!!! AAAHHHH Mercedes is campo campo I don't think I know how to say that in English, sorry. You want to know what that entails? Riding a bicycle. I haven't ridden a bike since I had like 12 years. Also, I'm one of those people that never really learned very well how to ride a bike. Yup. This is going to be really interesting. 

OH! And my companion is ... Hermana Sierra from Colombia! My third latin companion and every one from a different country. I'm actually super excited to have her as a companion. I've heard lots of good things about her and she's Colombiana so she's probably hilarious and Hermana Laurie told me she has a super strong accent! I love the accent of Colombianas!! SO yeah that's my life. 

Well, I was going to send pictures, but my bad luck came back and the computer erased all my photos from this week (luckily only from this week). So, no photos today!
The gospel's true, God loves you!
-Hermana Cheever