Monday, April 14, 2014

Six months!!

hola todos, 

so it looks like i will be giving you all a big hug in ONE YEAR! holy cow. time is flying! i thought that since i hit the six month mark in my mission that i would change my weekly update email to a "bre update" and write the things that i have learned these past six months.

in the past six months i have learned:

to eat chile... with everything (fruit, suckers, rice, soup... you name it)

to eat tortillas with every meal

to speak spanish (well... almost)

to take a freezing cold five minute shower every morning

to pray

to love the Book of Mormon 

to share happiness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone that i meet

that Jesus Christ is my Savior and redeemer


that i am a daughter of God.

i couldn´t be more grateful for the past six months that i have had in my mission. i feel so lucky for the opportunity that i have to be here in mexico serving the people of merida. i have learned so much these past months and i know that the things that i have learned are things that i couldnt have learned without the decision to serve a mission. the only thing that i haven´t learned so far in my mission is how to endure the heat here! PRAY FOR CLOUDS.

i love you all,


hermana williams

General Conference Weekend

hola todos,

wow. what a weekend.

i hope everyone loved general conference. i sure did. guess what? i got to watch conference in ENGLISH. it was SO wonderful. all of the american missionaries gathered around on the couches in the mission offices to watch it from the tv, and of course the elders brought snacks to share. i felt like i was at home watching conference with my family.

my absolute favorite talk was president uchtorf's talk about being grateful and how we have the choice to be grateful.

after the confernece ended, hermana argueta and i and 14 other missionaries went to dinner at elder and hermana esteves house. they are missionaries in the temple and live right behind the temple in a little gated community. they are so so so so sweet too. it was such a great way to ended conference weekend.

also, hermana argueta and i encountered a miracle this week. hermano jose roberto, who is one of mine and hermana infante's old investigators moved back into his house this week. he is 28, and cousins with the herrera family in our ward. when hermana infante and i first started teaching him he told us that he was getting a divorice and that he would be moving out of his house to live with his parents within the week. well, this week his cousin giselle called us and told us that he moved back in to his house and that he wanted to meet with us the next day. we went to meet with him and he told us that while he was really sad that he remembered from our lessons that he could pray and talk to heavenly father, and he remembered that the steps to saying a prayed were in the back of his book of mormon. well he started praying and started reading the book of mormon little by little every day. he told us that pray slowly started to change his life and give him the help and strength he needed to fix things with his wife. he is now living at home and slowly becoming happier and happier each day. his baptismal date is set for this month, on the 26th! i am so thankful for the book of mormon and the power of prayer and the power that it has to change lives. 

i love you all.

have such a great week!

hermana williams

ps... hermana argueta told me that this week i woke her up at 1:30 in the morning to say our morning prayers. i don't remember a thing hahaha.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


hola mi familia,

well this week i turned 20! i feel so lucky to have been in mexico on my birthday and to have celebrated it with my large extended second mexican family here. it is hard to describe all the love that i felt that day, and the next day, and the next. in the past three days i have eaten 4 different cakes with four different families! calories dont count in the mission, right?

on my birthday hermana glendy took hermana argueta and i out for authentic yucateca food. i finally tried cochinita, which is apparently the most popular food in the state of yucatan, and i loved it! then we went to the herrera family's house to have a lesson with their cousin and after the lesson we had cake... but the cake ended up getting all over my face. apparently the tradition here is after everyone sings happy birthday that the person who is having a birthday has to take a small bite of the cake and me, without knowing, took a bite of the cake and got my face pushed into it. ahhhhh got to love the traditions here. then afterwards we went to the stake center to watch general conference. i feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to watch general conference on my birthday. i loved listening to the messages and seeing the conference center. it was such a beautiful experience.

also, i loved your package! i cried the whole time because i have the sweetest, cutest and most creative mom ever. thank you so much mom, and mitchell jake and dad. i loved all the cute things that mom put in my package but i especially loved your birthday cards. i am so thankful to have the best family is the world, and im glad to know you're all exactly the same. mitchell's letter said "hey bre, happy birthday, you're so old. while i'm writing this letter mom is crying and dad is listening to some sad song and crying too so you could say things are pretty cool around here" hahahaha i died. also he told me to celebrate with a coke but i'll have to put that off until next year (and two weeks) wow time is flying by so quickly.

i love you all so much!

i can't wait to chill with you all soon

hasta la vista baby,

hermana williams

oh also, hermana argueta and i and the alonzo amily didn't end up getting to go through the temple because it was closed for conference so hopefully we will get to go on april 12th, their new date.

oh, and we had transfers! i'm staying in centro with sweet hermana argueta. 

ps, happy birthday uncle marty! hope you have a great day. love you!