Cities and Companions

Cities and Companions

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11/24/2014 - Mazatlan Letter

Hey Everyone,

   So this week has been great and yet hard, our investigator that we have been teaching for the past three weeks, and had a baptismal date for this Saturday, didn't go to church!! oh it was really sad she had all the lesson`s and put a date to go to the temple and was really excited to be baptized, and yet did not go to church. I can't express the feelings or emotions that i felt, sad, let down, discouraged, upset, a great desire to do all that i could so she could go to the temple, all these feelings all at once and then i had to give a talk in church. in a different language. yeah. I really can't express the importance of going to church. There are three important things that every person in the Church of Jesus Christ has to do.......

     1. Pray everyday,
     2. Read your scriptures,
     3. GO TO CHURCH!!!!!

  Its been a long week for me, ................ These three things are different but they all have the same purpose just like the trinidad, all three personas are different but they have the same purpose "to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man," to return to our Heavenly Father.  These three things help us to feel the Holy Ghost, when we feel the Holy Ghost we feel, happy, it so says in Galatians 5:24-25 and when we feel happy we find out that we learn something and then understand a bit more what Heavenly Father has in plan for us, our prayers get answered through the Holy Ghost, we receive counsel and guidance when we read the scriptures through the Holy Ghost, and then we feel relieved of our sins when we partake of the sacrament every week in church, through the Holy Ghost. Because the Holy Ghost always, helps us to learn, remember, and testify of Jesus Christ! John 14:26.

   I love this week, hard and challenging but rewarding and eternal in the things that i have learned, which i can apply in my life to understand more the will of our Heavenly Father. I love you all, thanks for your support and the chance to share my testimony and what i have learned in my mission. Go to church please, feel the saviors spirit and know that he loves each and everyone of you!! 

    I also fell down this week it was hilarious, i limped over to a bench and the whole time i was like ow ow ow ow ow, jejeje my comp just laughed, i laughed too, we also had a junta this week and we were able to listen to our president and assistants it was great, i also raised my hand to share something and our Presidente said that i should go to the pulpit, oooooooo so scared and yet calm it was amazing, i'll write about it the next week. Happy Thanksgiving, eat more tamales!!!!!!!!!! 

Always Happy,

Hermana Newmeyer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

11/17/2014 - Mazatlan Letter & Pics

Hey Everyone,

 So this week was awesome, we had some really good lessons and a trip to the hospital for my companion, ha i seem to always go but never for myself. Thats good right? or did i just jinx myself? oh well it was good, anyway, we have a lot going on and we are working pretty hard. We have been contacting quite a few people and ever Sunday we have mission activity and it is really awesome, we have the ward members and we teach them what missionaries do and we do practices. Hopefully the people will be able to see how they can share the gospel with people. It was really awesome!

   This week we had our water fixed and now we have hot water, wow i never knew how amazing hot water was, i have been taking cold showers for about eleven months, its amazing. I am so happy to have just the little things, its been a really great blessing to realize all that i have and what i miss most. We have a junta this week and the Presidente of our mission is going to talk to us. So excited for the meeting always great. 

    I don't really have that many stories this week but we did find a huge rat in the street and we pranked the elders, it was hilarious, they gave us the keys to their house to get a memory card for a sister, and so yeah the pictures should do justice, ha this was for the hour change that they did on us about a month ago, we slept in an extra hour and missed a lesson, crazy elders.  oh i also got a picture of a dog biting the pants of Elder Palacios, its true, dogs do not like mailmen and missionary's. we were walking down the boardwalk and saw a man jumping off of a really really really high pinnacle, it was awesome but scary at the same time. 

    Well that is all that i have this week i will have more this next week, thanks for everything, also thank you for the people who have sent me letters, i truly enjoy reading them and knowing more about you and your families and everything. i love you all. Thanks.

Always Happy,

Hermana Newmeyer

Dog attacking Elder Palacios' shoe

Hermana Newmeyer

Helping the Elder's decorate?

Do you have toilet paper?

Edler's walking the street

High Diving

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11/10/2014 - Mazatlan Letter


Hey Everybody!

  So this week has been amazing and wonderful all at once! we have three investigators that are progressing and have baptismal dates. One of them is really awesome, she grew up with the belief of Jehovah's Witness because her mom is one. And we have been teaching her for one week and have had multiple lesson's in which one of them we left the Book of Mormon and she read all the way to the end of Mosiah (200+ pgs) in one night!!!! wow, we were shocked that she even read that far. Mostly people forget about and put it on their shelves. We were excited, she went to church and loved every moment. Its amazing to see the light of Christ enter peoples lives and see it change them from something good to something better! they are more happy, more excited, more filled with joy and they know that Jesus and Heavenly Father Love them. 

  We had transfers and i am still in the same area with my companion, thank goodness, because we have so much to do here and the work of the Lord never ceases. I love teaching someone about the gospel and what Jesus established here on the earth! His Gospel, His work and Love for everyone of us. I don't really have that much to say this week, we have been working hard. I love you all! The gospel is true, like what my seminary teacher says, "if you learn it, live it, love it you'll be happy, i promise you"

Always happy,

Hermana Newmeyer

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

11/3/2014 - Mazatlan Letter & Pics


Hey Everybody,

    So this week has been wonderful! we were able to help a recent convert move houses and clean. Funny guy, so he had us mop the same floor about 5 times to clean, to soap, to wash, and to disinfect. It was crazy! Anyway we were able to eat pizza later, super good!  we also had divisiones, where we change companions for one day and the Sister Leader can talk with us both and see how we are doing! it was fun because i was able to be with Hermana Fernandez again, the one who was in the wheelchair and i pushed her around everywhere, she was a good companion! and funny.  Anyway, all of my companions before are now Sister Leaders, Hermana Ruiz, Hermana Vazquez, Hermana Fernandez, Hermana Brown is with a Sister Leader training, so yeah that should be good, and my companion now will most likely be a Sister Leader, i am so grateful that i could have all my companions and learn from them all, its amazing to see where they are now and how they have progressed in the Missionary Work. 

    We changed houses! super excited, we had Elder Palacios and a Brother from the ward come and take a huge table full of things and walk about 3 blocks down the road to our new house. And Elder Jones took two small tables, it was hilarious, but later helped take a whole bunch of stuff up the stairs and move beds around. They were awesome! Our New house is definitely a blessing from Heavenly Father, we are so blessed to have  two bathrooms and a kitchen with living room and we are truly blessed to have a washer and dryer. I put my clothes in, and 1:30 hour later everything was dry and folded in my room, where as if i washed by hand, 3 hours later, with sore hands and sweating and all of my clothes still wet hoping that i was able to clean them efficiently. So when we changed houses i usually am fine if we both planned and know together where everything goes, it fine. Well, it didn't quite go that way and i started worrying if there was something wrong. My companion was putting everything in a place where she wanted and i just sat there waiting and i didn't know what to do or how to help. I was getting upset and thinking this isn't fair i want to put things where i want to and not just her. Well sitting in my attitude i remembered a quote Attitude determines Altitude. I realized i was in the wrong, i should help my companion with anything and if its just moving some things, who cares, there just things. I learned a valuable lesson, i just needed to change my attitude.

  We headed to Bolichi this week! Bowling! super fun with the whole zone! and then later we ate at Carl's Jr. Remind me next time to order with out grease, but so delicious i loved it! I love doing things with my zone super great! We were able to wear jeans! i love serving a mission it is amazing, there is always a lesson to learn and a principle to apply! There were so many times this week where was frustrated and i really didn't have patience and was upset because it was not what i wanted. We are so blinded when we only think of what we want, sometimes we hurt other peoples feelings with out knowing it. Or let down expectations of those who look up to us. I love what Jesus Teaches us about Patience, Alma 34:40-41, Romanos 5:3-5. Love, Patience, Attitude, three things in life that are necessary to live with yourself, others and Heavenly Father. 

     Well that is all for now, i love you all, thank you for your support and those who send letters. i love you!

Always Happy,

Hermana Newmeyer

Elvis (family dog) likes it when I rub his back, so does this dog

New apartment, so roomy and nice

Hermana's Having Fun

Bowling with the Hermana's