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

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12th

Friends and Family!

Happy Mother's Day!=)

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.
I got to talk to my family and it was amazing! I loved that I was able to see them. I know that God has blessed us all with a family. 

Today was a rough, but good week. With Mother's Day and all. People were not home or did not want to talk to us. We visited 22 people in 2 days and had ONE lesson. BUT, Sunday we had five investigators go to church! Heavenly Father saw how hard we were working even though we weren't getting the results right away. In our zone meetings we have been focusing on being more diligent and always being obedient. It has helped me a lot, because Heavenly Father wants us to keep progressing every day. Not just every once in a while. I hope everyone has a super good week! 

Hermana Cardona

Friday, May 9, 2014


Friends and Family,

I'm in a TRIO!!! Hermana Parker is from Pocatello, Idaho and she is a sweetheart. I love her already! She is learning spanish and is doing well. It's so amazing when she bears her testimony with the little Spanish she knows and we feel the spirit SO strongly. It's true that the spirit speaks every language. 

This week has been a learning experience because being in a trio has it's pros and cons. We have new blessings and new things to improve. We can double our work with members that are willing to do divisions with us! Serving the Lord has helped me have kinder eyes and see people as children of God. We are teaching a family right now that just lost their baby of months and the plan of salvation has truly touched them. to have the knowledge that they can be with their son again has changed their perspective on thier situation. One recent convert bore her testimony yesterday and said that the gospel makes her happy and she truly knows that Heavenly Father wants her to be happy. Her testominy helped me reflect on how blessed I am and how happy I am. I hope everyone has had a great Cinco de Mayo! Thank you for your replies. They help me!


Hermana Cardona