Monday, October 14, 2013


Okay so what happened to my little Jazzy is the saddest thing ever. But honestly I didn't know whether to cry or laugh because I am just picturing Jazzy hobbling around the house. Okay no it's really sad. Every one please give her an extra hug for me. Man I just love that dog so much. She's a trooper.

So this week was a really great one! We are teaching this really amazing woman right now. Her name is Luz Silva. She was a referral from one of the Elders and she is golden. She is so prepared. The only thing is that she works on Sundays right when we have church.  But Heavenly Father will provide a way.

We are also teaching the Valencia family. They have 3 kids and are the best. How we met them is we were looking through a potential investigators' list and their name just kept poping out to us so we decided to go visit them. While we were talking to them they told us that their 5-year-old son just passed away from a brain tumor. I felt prompted to share about my Mom and how I know families are eternal. They told us that this touched their hearts and they felt something different inside. And we have been teaching them ever since. It's really amazing to me because as I was bearing my testimony to them I felt the Holy Ghost confirm to me that it is true.

We are still having a little bit of a hard time finding people to teach. We knock doors for almost 3 hours every day trying to find people. It's hard work but I have really come to love knocking doors. I never thought that I would say that but I really do. Everyone has their own story and I learn something from every person we talk to.

This week I have been thinking a lot about why we are given trials. Something I have learned on my mission is that every trial that is put in our paths is there to shape us and mold us into the person God wants us to become. Which is, like Him. If we put our faith in God we can come out of our trials victorious. Heavenly Father loves us SO much, it amazes me every day. If there is one thing I have learned it's how much my Heavenly Father loves me. He has testified this truth to my heart and it is just the most amazing feeling ever!

 "Though we are incomplete God loves us completely, though we are imperfect, he loves us perfectly, though we may feel lost and without compass, God's love encompasses us completely."  --Dieter F. Uchtdorf  

1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

I am so greatful for this gospel and for the knowledge that families are eternal and that I will see my Mom again and she will be healthy and perfected. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who we can turn to for anything. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and it answers questions of the soul. I know that this is the true church. I LOVE being a missionary. And I am so HAPPY.

I love you all so much you give me strength! Your faith gives me faith. I really hope you all know how much I love you. And I hope Jazzy is okay.  I'm going to be praying for her!

Hermana San Juan  :)
619 Rollingbrooke Dr #210
Baytown, TX 77521

Hermana Katelyn St. John
Texas Houston East Mission
2815 W Lake Houston Pkwy Ste 109
Kingwood TX 77339 USA


  1. What a great letter! I printed and cut out the President Uchtdorf quote and hung it on my typestand here at work so I can be reminded of that constantly. The love we feel from God is essential to keep us grounded and making good choices. And the key to feeling that love is living in such a way that the Holy Ghost can reach us. Ahhh. Good stuff. How do people live without this knowledge and perspective? I'm so glad you are out there sharing this great message. We were all challenged over and over during conference to be better missionaries, so I will try harder.

    YES, Jazzy is a trooper! I feel so bad for her, but am certain she will overcome this trial and have a long and wonderful life. She's such a good dog. And your Dad is THE BEST for spending the money to save her life.

    Things in my world are pretty much all focused on Emily and Bryan's wedding this weekend. It certainly hasn't been without it's drama, but in the end they will be husband and wife and be able to begin their lives together--and that's what matters. I will send you an email with some pictures next week.

    Keep up the good work Katelyn. I am so darn proud of you (is that allowed)?

    Aunt Julie (and Tom too)

  2. My dearest Hermana San Juan,
    What a great letter!! I loved feeling the Spirit confirm that what you said IS TRUE!! This is His Church, and it is His work and glory to bring to pass the eternal life of all His children. When you teach, you are just helping people remember who they really are! What a power the Holy Ghost is. Without His witness to the hearts of people, we would be LOST!! Your grandmother and I have spent a lot of time watching Jazzy, so that your father can go to work. He is an amazing man, and I have learned to love and appreciate him so much....even more than before! Jazzy will amaze all of us with her ability to rebound and continue to give us lots of love. I hope you are enjoying Baytown! There must be someone there just waiting for you to come into their life. That is why you spend so much time tracting! It is not the best way, but for a short time, it may be the only way you will find success. I love you, and the happy, faithful spirit that radiates from your letters.
    G-Pa Cable