Monday, October 21, 2013

Learning and Growing


The weather here in Texas is finally starting to cool down. It's about 70 degrees today and rainy.  It feels amazing. I am really ready for the cold weather. Today I broke out one of my long-sleeved shirts. Wahooo! Plus, cold weather means all the mosquitoes die!

I have decided that this transfer has really been one of learning and growing for me. This week was a really hard week in the sense that almost all of our appointments fell through. But Hermana Flores and I have not lost the faith! We are still going strong and I can honestly say I am SO happy. It is the weirdest thing in the world. I really believe you can get through anything if you put your trust in Heavenly Father. This scripture has really stuck out to me this past week and has been the theme of this transfer Hermana Flores and I have decided.  

2 Nephi 31:19-20:
 [And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done?  Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.  

Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men.  Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father:  Ye shall have eternal life.]  

It's a classic.

Oh and also 1 Nephi 20:10 "He aqui, te he purificado; te he escogido en el horno de la afliccion." [For, behold, I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.]  SO GOOD.

So we had stake conference this past weekend and all the missionaries in the stake and all the youth sang a medley of "We'll Bring the World His Truth" and "Called to Serve". It was so powerful I don't think there was a dry eye in the building. It's funny because there is this joke in the mission about how emotional President Crawford is becuase he cries all the time, like all the time. He even jokes about it himself, haha. But it was funny because he was there sitting on the stand and as we were walking past him back to our seats he was bawling and he said to us "Thanks alot Elders and Sisters, look what you did to me." LOVE President Crawford.

So good news.  I am feeling a lot more comfortable with Spanish and I am coming to really love it. I can't see myself serving around anyone else. Hispanics are the best. Nicest people you will ever meet. I love being able to communicate with them and I love being a part of their culture.

Sorry I don't have a lot of time but I just want you all to know that I love you with all my heart and I love this gospel with all my heart. I KNOW it's true. Seriously, love ya'll.

Hermana San Juan


  1. Loved this! Thank goodness we have the scriptures and prophets to remind us why we're here. Keep up the good work! And remember when things are hard that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

    Love you,
    Aunt Julie (and Tom too)

  2. Sister San Juan
    My dear Katybug!! You messages home make me soooo happy! I can just feel the happiness and joy of the Gospel oooozing from you. I know the people you meet everyday must be feeling it also. Just keep up the good work, and they will soon want to know what makes you so happy!! Then....just tell them, and before you know it, they will want to know more and more, and then its to the moon!! The scriptures you quoted are so true. I used the first one in my lesson to the High Priests on Sunday. We need to press forward in faith, and all will be well with us.
    I love you,
    G-Pa Cable