Monday, March 24, 2014

eternas pueden ser las familias

hola mi familia,

first of all thank you so much for all of the sweet birthday balloons, all 20 of them landed right outside my front door this morning! i loved reading the little notes that everyone sent me but i´m a little sad that jake never sent me one hahaha.

well i hardly have time to write but this week has been so great, and i have some exciting news for next week... i get to go to the temple this saturday, ON MY BIRTHDAY! our ward mission leader and his family have been members of the church for about three years now but they haven´t entered the temple yet. when hermana infante and i first met hermano edgar and his family we started teaching and preparing them to enter in the temple and be sealed as a family. this sunday the alonzo family invited us over for lunch and after lunch they told us that they had a special announcement for us. we all gathered around in their front room and hermano edgar, hermana carol and their 4 kids all sat togther on one small couch and we sang "eternas pueden ser las familias" or in english "families can be together forever" and then told us that this saturday they are going to enter the temple to be sealed as a family. it was the sweetest moment. they asked us if we would be able to attend and i knew we wouldn´t be able to but i called our president anyways to ask and by some miracle... he said YES. i am so happy for the alonzo family and for the oppotunity that they have to enter in the temple and be sealed as a family this saturday. i am also so thankful for the resorted gospel in my life and that through the restored gospel by the power of the preisthood we have the opportunity to be sealed as eternal families.

i love you all so much my sweet eternal family! it will be a little hard to be apart from you all this week but know that i am so so happy here and that i am here in mexico with my second family. 

i love you!

hermana williams

Birthday Celebration!

This week is Breannes birthday.  March 29th!  I can't believe she will be 20!

We decided to still have a party for her even though she is far from home. 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

five months!

mi familia!

as of yesterday i have been out in my mission for five months... can you believe it!? TIME IS FLYING. really it has been the fastest five months of my life.

well this week has been so so great. at the start of the week we had zone conferences all day tuesday and wednesday. we listened to talks and had a bunch of practices. i loved the conferences but the best part of the conferences was that two hermanas, hermana nuñez and hermana cardenas, in our zone had to stay with us for those two days because their area is far away so basically we had a big giant two day sleepover. the first night we said our prayers and climbed into our hammocks around 10:30 but didn´t end up going to to sleep until after midnight because we talked and talked and talked... and the next night might have been worse hahaha.

hermana argueta and i have been teaching two "POTENTE" new investigators this week, hermana odysey and hermano govanni. hermana odysey is the director of the zoo... so we have been teaching her IN THE ZOO in a quiet spot next to the flamingos. hermano govanni is a friend of one of the young women, trini, in our ward so we had a friend home evening thursday night and we have been teaching him almost every day since. he came to church alone yesterday because trini couldnt come but he didnt want to miss it. they are both so so great and progressing so rapidly and... they both have a baptismal date for saturday march 29th. oh what a birthday that would be! please pray for them that they can keep progressing.

oh also yesterday i had to give two talks! TWO. one talk in sacrament and another talk in a conference that our stake had with our ward mission leaders. the bishop called hermana argueta and i saturday afternoon to tell us that we would be giving talks the next day and then on sunday i found out an hour before the conference that i would be giving a talk -___- it was a day full of nerves but luckily both of my talks turned out alright. i am so very thankful for the gift of tongues.

okay i have to go but i love you all so much. have such a great week. the church is true. share the gospel with others. every member a missionary.

los amo,

hermana williams

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March 10

¡mi familia!

hola todos, los amo mucho

well this week has been so so great, hermana emilia was baptized on saturday night! before her baptism she called hermana argueta and i and told us how happy she was and how she couldn´t wait any longer to be baptized. she ended up coming to the church an hour early to be with us while we were setting up everything to get ready for her baptism hahaha. the actual program was so beautiful. a few of the hermanas in our ward gave talks and then her son, jorge, bore his testimony. it was so sweet. he talked about how happy he is to have recently become a member of the church and how happy he is to see his mom become a member of the church one month later. i started crying during his testimony. i feel so lucky to have been an instrument in the lord´s hands to help bring the gospel into jorge´s life and now emiia´s life. hermana argueta and i are fasting and praying that soon we can also bring the gospel into the lives of the rest of the viloria familia.

oh also.... we celebrated with hot dogs again after the baptism hahaha. 

i wish i had more time to write but i have to go. i love you all so so much! you are all in my prayers. have such a great week.

i love you!

hermana williams

March 3

hola mi familia

holy cow it has been such a great week here in mexico! nothing new. i´m still dying from the heat but other that that i love it here. i have some great news... hermana emilia, the mom of jorge, is going to be baptized this saturday! i am so so so so happy and excited for her. usually all of our investigators need to attend church 5 times before they can be baptized but she is what president garcia calls an "investigator of gold" so she can be baptized this saturday. after the interview president garcia gave us strict instructions that we need to baptize the rest of their family, the dad and the two other brothers. the dad has a bit of a hard heart (hermana burgos said that he reminds her of cruella deville) but we are going to have a lesson with him and emilia tonight and we are going to invite him to be baptized. pray that his heart can be softened and that he can accept our message and invitation.

hermana argueta is so great. we have become the best of friends this week! i really have no idea how i got to lucky to have such great companions like her, hermana infante and hermana smith. every day we have an hour to study spanish and english but for the most part we use the hour to study and talk in english and she is learning so quickly. she loves the english hymns that i have on my ipod and she always sings them while we´re walking through the streets, it reminds me of when dad sings and doesn´t know the song and makes up his own words hahaha.

i wish i had more time to write and update you all but i have no time today. i love you all so much and hope that utah is nice and cold! 

hermana williams