Monday, October 7, 2013

I'm in Baytown, TX

We got to go to the Houston Temple.

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a great week and I hope you LOVED General Conference just as much as I did. Watching General Conference as a missionary is such a neat experience. All the missionaries went to the chapel and watched it there along with a few members and investigators. The spirit was so strong. It's amazing to me just how inspired the leaders of the Church are. They are truly called of God. I thought one of the main themes of this Conference was to put your trust in God and you will have nothing to fear. I thought about you all so much during this Conference. Watching it made me a little homesick but I did appreciate it more than I ever have before. The talks brought new light into my life and I was uplifted. I can't wait until they come out in the Liahona so that I can read them again :)

So, as you all know I was transferred this week! It was really hard to leave Port Arthur and say goodbye to all those people I have grown to love so much there. I told them I am already planning a trip to come back and visit after my mission haha. And I already miss my mommy, Hermana Arcila. I decided that a mission is basically just one big goodbye! But it's okay because they aren't goodbyes forever, just goodbyes for now.

My Mommy, Hermana Arcila

Transfer Day: I saw Elder Davis who also went to Bountiful High School.

My new companion is Hermana Flores! She is from Compton, California and is the sweetest girl you will ever meet. She goes home in Feb., along with Hermana Arcila, so she has been out for a while now.  Her parents are both Mexican so she knows Spanish really well and has been helping me out a lot with mine!

My new companion is Hermana Flores.

I am in the city of Baytown which is about an hour away from Houston. They call it Baytown because there is water everywhere, its beautiful!  It's also very green and there are a lot of trees. So far I love it here and the people are SO sweet. I am excited to get to know this area and the people here better. The thing that we are struggling with the most right now is just finding more people to teach. Our teaching pool is really low right now but we are doing all we can to find more people. It's just a little hard because people have their agency and don't always want to listen......errrgg!  But we know as long as we are being obedient and doing our best the Lord will bless us! And we have already seen great blessings just this past week.

Well that's about it for me this week. I love you all so much I can't even put it into words. I think about you and pray for you every day. Thank you all for being such great examples to me. Being a missionary has changed me forever. I love this gospel and I know this is the true Church. I know that if you let Jesus Christ and his atonement carry you, there is nothing you can't get through.

Con mucho mucho mucho amor,

Hermana San Juan  


Hermana Arcila and Katelyn in their apartment in Port Arthur.

Port Arthur Apartment

Hermana San Juan with Alex and Alfonzo. They weren't excited about a photo.

Alex and Alfonzo's Home

Another birthday party photo.

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