Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nov. 24

Presidente Egbert,

Hola! Estoy muy bien. Esta semana ha sido un poco difícil en cuanto las hermanas por que realmente queremos ayudarles pero aveces no sabes como. Gracias por su ayuda. Estuvo muy divertido los intercambios con ellas. Espero que ellas estén bien. Me he sentido un poco mal, un tantito por que no hemos logrado el estandarte las dos semanas pasadas. Hemos estado muy cerca las dos veces pero yo se que lo vamos a hacer.

Estoy muy feliz de poder estar aqui y no puedo creer que ya mero es navidad! whoa! se pasa muy rapido. Hna. ______ y yo nos llevamos tan bien y no queremos tener cambios por que todavia hay mucho trabajo que hacer aqui. Este domingo una señora fue a la capilla y ella tuvo que arreglar muchas cosas para que ella pudiera ir por que tiene una tienda. Y no estoy segura que le dijimos para que ella tenga el deseo tan grande de ir a la capilla, pero se que fue el espiritu. Vamos a tratar de implementar lo que hicimos con ella con todas las personas.

También pusimos a prueba la historia familiar con los conversos recientes y funcionó!!! Pero igual como hizo la practica ese hermano. Nuestros conversos dijeron, pues si, y queremos hacerlos lo mas pronto posible! Hasta uno de nuestros conversos dijo "cual es la dirección del templo para poder ir." haha nos dio mucha riza pero por que el lo hizo como una pregunta tan sincera! El pudo sentir la importancia de que sus antepasados recibieran las mismas bendiciones. Otra pareja que son conversos nuevos antes nos dijeron que no tienen suficiente conocimiento para entrar al templo pero les explicamos sobre la historia familiar y ellos están tan animados para ir al templo! La hermana va ir al centro de visitantes esta semana. Whooooo! Esoty muy feliz presidente. Gracias por todo lo que hace por nosotras. Le amo y respeto mucho =)

Hermana C

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov. 3

This week was reallllllyyyy
good.This week we found a lady on the street cleaning her pátio and we asked if we could share something with her so we taught her a lesson on the street. A lot of our lessons here are in tienditas, the street and taxis or giant buses haha. more than half are that receptive to the gospel. Sooo we were teaching her and we ended the lesson and asked her if she would pray about what we taught and she said, "no es necesario, yo se que es verdad y se que Dios las mandó aqui por que las necesitaba." WOW!!! I couldn't believe it. It was the coolest thing. And the members here are amazing. Truly amazing. I know that this gospel is true. I feel it, i don't think I can say I mentally know it because there are a ton of things that I don't know but I feel it. I really feel it. I want other people to feel it too but I realized from when the missionaries taught me that I didn't understand a thing haha but i just felt that I had to be baptized. I'm so thankful for that testimony. How many have you shared your testimony with this week? In preach my gospel it says that one of the best ways to fortalecer nuestro testimonio es compartiéndolo =)

Hermana Cardona

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aug 18 

Amigos y Familia,

Amo Pachuca! Yesterday we found a family of 6 that was sooo willing to let us in their home and share the gospel with them. My comp and I walked out of that lesson like... "did that really just happen...???" it was awesome. we also found a man that wants to change his life and knows that God is the only one that can not only change his actions, but his heart. I know everyone knows this scripture, but I just love it. God loves everyone. SO much!  

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 


Hermana Cardona. 

oh and here are some pics of the good ol MMP.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 21

Amigos y Familia!

Wellllll... this is my last day in this area. Tomorrow is cambios and off I go to another area. This past week my comp and I didint have water. It was pretty rough. But we got through it. I am extremely grateful that I was able to love the people here in my first area. I hope everyone had a good week! 

I love this scripture because it reminds me that nobody is perfect and that we are slowly purifying ourselves to be more like Him. And to be filled with His love.

Moroni 7:48

"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen."
 Hermana Cardona                                       

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 7th

This week has been pretty great, like normal. My Spanish is getting better and I am getting better at teaching in Spanish. I love everything, I love learning and teaching and finding. It is all great my companion is amazing. Missionary life like always is great but hard in every aspect of it. Working with investigators is so cool, I love being able to see the change that the gospel makes in peoples lives. It truly is a miracle, and I personally get to see other miracles in my life all the time as I can see myself growing and learning every single day. I love learning more about Jesus Christ and the more I learn the more I find out I don't know and need to learn more. It is truly amazing and I am grateful for the opportunity to devote my life to my Heavenly Father for the next 14 months. Things are wonderfully hard.

Con Amor

Hermana C

Thursday, July 3, 2014

June 30

Hola presidente
... esta semana ha sido muy buena, y muy dificil. He
aprendido como es que mi padre Celestial contesta, y de verdad a darme cuenta de por que estoy sirviendo una mision. Hemos hablado con tantas personas nos sea posible, esto ha hecho que como 32 personas nos hayan dado su dirección para visitarles. Y que pudimos tener 14 nuevos investigadores, cuando llegamos a 10 mi compañera y yo dijimos "Presidente no es un mentiroso" hahaha. Nos dimos cuenta de que valioso es el tiempo, pues tenemos nuestros relojes ahora y nuestra meta es poder mejorar nuestro tiempo.

 No se como explicarle como me siento, de verdad tan humilde, aprendo cada día más, de verdad presidente siento que he estado siendo cambiada, y aunque aveces me siento insuficiente con mi asignación o incluso como misionera pude sentir por que es que aveces el panorama se vuelve algo dificil , pues estamos vaciandonos y purificandonos, de verdad siento que me he vuelto tan temerosa de Dios. Vivo anhelando ser mejor, pero ahora por el proposito correcto. Después de la reunion de lideres este viernes, llegue a casa y ore, ore con tanta energia en mi corazon, y la respuesta no llegó inmediatamente pero llegó....Hna. C

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 16th

Amigos y Familia,

The man that was baptized last week, Jose Hernandez, hadn't had a job since the 8th of December and his family was struggling. He was still really iffy on being baptized. A couple weeks before his baptism, my companions and I PROMISED him that if he was baptized that he would have a job. We visited him a couple days ago and he mentioned that he got TWO job offers and had to turn one down. God will bless us. I know it! We just have to do our part and what he asks of us.

DyC 130
20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—

21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.

Peace and blessings =)

Hermana Cardona

Monday, June 9, 2014

June 9th

Friends and Family,

Cambios are tomorrow and im staying in my area. Who will be my next companion!? We'll find out next week! This past Saturday we had a baptism. Jose Hernandez! He's great and was so happy that he finally made that decision. The missionaries had been teaching him for over a year. Whoa! Im a wittle sick this week but it's okay. One of the members showed me her favorite scripture and I thought to share it because it is so lovely. I hope everyone has a fantastic week! It's pouring right now!

D&C 50:24
That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.

Con amor,

Hermana Cardona

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26th

This past week was a great one! Like every week. We had ANOTHER baptism this saturday. It was lovely. His name is Nestor and he is such a sweet soul. He is married and has a family and unfortunately his family did not attend the baptism and are not supportive of his decision. I could really relate to him, because I was in the same situation when I was baptized almost 3 years ago. (yay). I was able to share my experiences with him and let him know that Heavenly Father does not forget about us. EVER. A song that I love is called A Chils's Prayer... it has helped me a lot this week because I know that HF listens to us and when we're in times of trials. He's there with us. 
We have cambios in 2 weeks! Cambios here come soo fast. I have enjoyed being in a trio and I'm excited for the new missionaries to come! We were able to hear our president speak this Sunday and he spoke with much power about serving a mission. That he comes from a family of missionaries and that "there is no wordly excuse to not serve a mission." I love him. I hope everyone has a super duper week! =)

Here are the lyrics to the song A child's prayer... 

  1. Heavenly Father, are you really there?
And do you hear and answer ev'ry child's prayer? 
Some say that heaven is far away,
But I feel it close around me as I pray. Heavenly Father, I remember now
Something that Jesus told disciples long ago:
"Suffer the children to come to me."
 Father, in prayer I'm coming now to thee.

   2. Pray, he is there;
Speak, he is list'ning.
 You are his child;
His love now surrounds you. 
He hears your prayer; 
He loves the children.
 Of such is the kingdom, the kingdom of heav'n.


Hermana Cardona

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19

Friends and Familia,

Dolores and her son Alain were baptized this past Saturday! It was truly something special to see two of God's children make covenants with Him. They were both very happy and I know that they're going to progress so much with the gospel in their lives. 

This week we had a seventy come speak to us. It was a very spiritual experience and he was very bold and powerful when he spoke. Elder Alan R. Walker and his wife were awesome. They are a very special couple and helped us realize what we can do to become better missionaries. Okay, something that the seventy told us that I really really liked was this... because an elder asked... ¿como podemos entender la expiacion de jesucristo y ponerla en practica todos los dias? because he also mentioned that we are going to leave this meeting all enlightened and full of faith but that faith probably wont be as strong in a week. How can we be this strong every day? And not just when we hear an apostle speak?

"entender el actitud de jesucristo y el amor que el tenia de estar en la cruz y pedirle a Dios que los perdonen porque no saben lo que hacen.cuando entendemos la actitud de jesucristo vamos a tener el deseo de cambiar"

and he also said.. "la accion atraves de la fe nos salva"

"levantarnos rapido y seguir adelante"

he said a lot of good stuff. but really the one thing he wrote on the board was this...
El Arrepentimiento = El Proceso de Cambiar
I loved that! becase, well, there are so many good sister missoinaries here that are just such sweet spirits and amazing girls. They are naturally kind and very loving. I feel like im not like that. I don't know why. But I admire them and I know I can change and become better so that being nice and loving, and more like Christ will become MY nature. Even though I know they still have to try and work at it. I just feel like they're so good and I want to be like that... theres a quote from Gordon B Hinckley that I saw and I loved it. It says... somethin along the lines of this..

"envision the kind of woman you want to be and base your actions off of that woman you want to be." I'm paraphrasin of course. but i just got the really strong feeling this week that I need to be a better woman. A better daughter of God and that I want him to know that I am trying. I feel like being on the mission isn't enough. Like I'm here. Great. Now what? I gotta do something while I'm here and help someone. I just feel like I can do more. He also shared this:

Testimonio = Creer
Convertido = Practicar/Accion

I like how he said practicar. not do it perfectly. But to practice. Cuz practice here on earth won't make perfect but it will sure bring blessings and comfort.

I love being on a mission. It's tough, but very rewarding. This scripture has really helped me this week. We know that we have weaknesses, and that we're not perfect. But, Heavenly Father loves us the same.

27- And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto en weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. 

Con amor,

Hermana Cardona