Tuesday, December 29, 2015

This Book is on FIRRREEEEE

Well, to start. We had this bombbbb family that we were teaching like the mom and the son were so interested and I could truly see the gospel changing their lives. The son had committed to baptism and we were so pumped. But then one day we returned and the mom told us that her ex husband freaked a lil and said that we couldn`t teach her children anymore and ya de ya de ya.. so sad. And now all of the sudden she hates us and refuses to even look at us. And she won`t let her son come to church or anything. But sometimes we see him on the street and talk to him and this week we saw him and I was so HAPPY. I was like COMO ESTA BRIAN have you been reading the Book of Mormon and praying and you get the point. And hes like `no..... my mom threw my Book of Mormon in the fire place and told me to never even think about reading it again.` So thats my life summed up in a paragraph. Hahaha so sad.

But other than that! hahaha this week was good! We had Christmas Eve din din with one of my favorite families. The Briga family. And don`t faint as you read this Christmas miracle but..... HE MADE HUMMUS. I could have shed some tears I was so happy. He didn`t even know its my favorite thing on this planet and he made it. Like they don`t even have hummus here and he randomly made it I was like wow thanks big man upstairs. He also made my a Pumpkin Pie as big as a Large pizza from Pizza Hut. So I think I will be content until my birthday.

Also here on Christmas Eve it`s no where close to Utah haha. Kids sound asleep in there bed dreaming of sugar plums and fairies does NOT exist here. People don`t even start eating dinner on Christmas Eve until MIDNIGHT. Like no one. We above a bar and there was a party going on ALLLLLL night long. Like no rest for the angels that live above the bar hahaha. Thank goodness my mother took me to Backstreet boys concerts when I was little and let me sleep through the entire thing because now I have cholo music blasting all night everynight outside my window hahaha.

Now on a more spiritual note.

Today I have been thinking of all the little things I witness everyday to show God`s love for my and my heart is so full. It truly is the little things. For example something so simple as Hummus on Christmas Eve. It may sound like a silly thing but it truly brought so much comfort to me. Or when I was coming here on the plane and they had all of this bread and treats and nothing I could eat on a 10 hour flight and then the guy came up to me and said that some one had preordered some healthy food and had missed their flight so I could have it. Or how every single day my companion and I are directed in what we need to teach or who we need to talk to. I truly feel his hand in my life everysingle day without a doubt. And I remember when I used to hear people say this and I was like wow why do I never have any glourious experiences but what I have come to realize is that I just wasn`t looking for them. Heavenly father is simply always there. He is our biggest fan and he will never give up on us. I know this to be TRUE.

This week as I was studying in personal study I decided to read the Sacrament prayer. And I decided to make it a goal to everyweek focus on a different sentence from that prayer in sacrament meeting. I remember in young womens they would always tell us to really really focus during that time that we partake of the sacrament but all I could ever think about was eating that piece of bread hahaha. But as I have been here in the mission and have been learning more than I could have ever imagined about the Atonement I have come to realize how truly truly important the Sacrament is in our lives. I read my scriptures in spanish and english side my side everyday and this week as I decided to read the sacrament prayer I come across the word `derramar` and then I looked at it in English and I was like oh okay `shed` .... next word. But then I felt a prompting that I need to look up the definition in my Spanish-English dictionary. And it is `derramar: to spill, to scatter, to overflow, to leak` and it just opened my eyes a little bit more to the Atonement and how Jesus Christ truly SUFFERED for us. Blood was leaking and overflowing out of him. Not to make it a gory thought but I just can`t even comprehend how much love he has for us and the pain he experienced for each and everyone of us. I encourage you to take more thought of the Atonement in your life as you partake of the sacrament each week because wow.

I don`t know even close to all things in the gospel but I do know for sure that Jesus Christ suffered for me and he suffered for you. He knows us. Personally.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

And with his stripes we are healed is my favorite line eva eva eva. USE the atonement in your life my brothas and sistas. And you will never be the same. I love this gospel and this letter is like a mile long so sorry but I hope you all have the most FELIZ NAVIDAD. I love you all and remember who you are and that I love you and that I pray for you.

XOXOXOXOXO hermana Jarvis

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Feliz Navidaddddddd

This week like wow. First it´s the most humidity I have experienced in my whole life. And then BOOM rain rain rain rain. Like am I in Oregon or Argentina? Not sure sometimes haha.

Wow. I honestly can not even describe my feelings this week and my love for Navidad. I am so grateful for the mission because I know that I would never appreciate Christmas like I do know. My heart is so full.

My love for the Atonement is on another level. I am so grateful for this time we have to set aside worldy things and appreciate the birth of the Savior of the world. My brother who atoned for the sins of the world. The person that made it possible for everysingle one of us to be spiritually born. My testimony that the savior will never never leave us comfortless has grown like I would have never imagined. What better gift could we recieve than that of the Redeemer of the world. The gift and ability to return to our heavenly father through our Saviors mercy.

Today I am just so full of love for this gospel and to have the oppurtunity to appreciate the birth of Jesus Christ. We are given this amazing gift, to repent of our sins and through the mercy of Jesus Christ become perfected. We need to take advantage of this gift. I know without a doubt in my mind that the savior lives and he atoned for my sins. I gain a stronger testimony of this everysingle day.

3 Nephi 9:13-14
13 Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.
14 His arms are extended towards us, all we need to do is give up our pride and emerse ourselves in his words.

Today I was talking with my companion and she was telling me how her father is so charitable and so giving. And how even when he only has a small amount of change to buy himself food for the day he is so willing to give it away. And then I just thought of all the people that feed us everyday and how the are litterally feeding us the food they payed for with the small small amount of money they have. And I am just in aweeee. I have never in my life experience not being able to buy food. And these people experience it everyday! It has made me take a second look at my life and see how truly truly blessed I have been.

John 3:16-17
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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

St Luke 9:56
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.

Jesus Christ was not sent here to condemn us and tell us of all the wrong we have done and make us feel negative. He was sent here for us to be saved and for us to experience his mercy and forever open arms. I love this gospel with all of my heart. I am so grateful for my heavenly father and Jesus Christ. And this wonderful day and life we have to celebrate his birth. Jesus Christ died and suffered for me and I know that I am here to live for him.

I love you all and I hope that you truly take this week to more so appreciate the birth of Jesus Christ and the Atonement that came from it.

Remember who you are and to be a good person and not do drugs.

Hermana HHHHHarvis


Monday, December 14, 2015

¿How many Argentinians can you fit on one Motorcycle?


This week was good as usual haha.

We had a christmas party with the ward... It started at 7 and the bishop didn´t even show up until 8:30. The person in charge didn´t show up at all and no one even came until nine and then we had to return to our apartment at 9:30 hahahaha. FELIZ NAVIDAD. But it was still great. Nothing like a ward party in Utah. It actually really taught me a lot. It taught me to not leave it to other people to plan these types of things because I am here to change this ward and help these people not just sit back and go wit dah flow.

Also you probably never thought it was possible to fit 5 people on one motorcyle. Or to carry a mattress and two people on one motorcyle. Well im here to tell you its so possible hahaha. Like there will be two parents, and 4 kids on ONE MOTORCYLE. It brings joy to my life.

Also there are three things that have more value to me than I could have ever imagined in the mission. The Book of Mormon first off. I have never wanted to just sit down and read it for days on end in my entire life. Second prayers. I literally could pray all day long and still have more to say. Third, deoderant. I HAVE NEVER SWEAT MORE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. hahahaha sorry if thats a little TMI but like wow. I haven´t even touched the blanket and sheets on my bed in who knows how long because I would die of this humid heart renching heat. But wow my skin is so moisturized hahaha.

I love the mission. Like I just can´t even express my love for the mission. Somedays I am literally counting the seconds until the day will be over because holy cow. But then when I see the tears in someones eyes when they realize that they aren´t alone or that they can be with their loved ones again makes it all worthwhile. Like wow. I am so dang lucky to be here.

I have never in my life been able to actually obtain my goals until the mission. It is truly the most unselfish-selffish thing you can do, (going on a mission). Like I can´t even image who I would be or what kind of friend or mother or wife or sister or I don´t even know without the mission. I have learned so much about myself and learned so many things I need to improve on. And It´s so much easier to improve on these things when I am emersing myself in the work of the Lord.

This week one of the best things I came across was Romans 8:18 ´for I reackon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed with in us´
Becuase man is this life hard sometimes. But through Jesus Christ and the atonement we can truly be healed. This has had the biggest play in the mission. Because satan is so real in the mission and so many negative thoughts and actions and thoughts of the past and ya de ya de ya come to mind and everyday and I have learned to simply just get on my knees and plead with my father in heaven for help and forgiveness and boom I start to feel better and feel the atonement of Jesus Christ truly take place in my life. He is our ADVOCATE. Don´t let the relationship or oppurtunity to use him in your life go to waste. And realized that the sufferings of this present time are nothing compared to the glory TO COME and that Heavenly Father is wit cha every step of the way.

I love this gospel and I love missionary work and I love zapallo(pumpkin) sidenote: I have eaten pumpkin everysingle day for the past three weeks. It is literally my life.

Anyways ya I love you all and miss ya dearly. Enjoy the snow and english christmas music and going to church and actually understanding people talk in the lessons and enjoy sleeping under your sheets and not dying of heat oh and also american food.


Hermana Jarvis

Sweat is real

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Went to the Bar this week

My companion and finished our studies super late one day like every other day because we have to study for four hours since i'm a newby and when we went out I had a feeling that we shouldn't go out. But I didn't know why so I just didn't do anything about it. And we went out and started contacting people my stomach was like BOOM and I literally saw my life flash before my eyes. hahaha jk but I thought my body was going to explode. Like I don't even know. So we started clapping outside of random houses (because knocking on doors here is not the norm) and then when they came outside I asked to use their bathroom because I felt so sick and like 3 people said no I am too busy I was like I AM GOING TO DIE. So we started walking home but by this point I could barely walk...(yay for being a girl) and we came across this bar on a corner and I asked the bar tender if I could use the bathroom hahhaa and she said yes and so yeah. I went to the bar this week.

Also while Hna Urzua and I were contacting last night we were deciding wether or not to go to this reference that was super far away because it was getting late so we decided to pray and after we prayed we were both like uhhh... not really feelin anything and then we turn around and there was this huge sign that said NO hahaha. It was super funny.

Okay the best part about this week other than the sweet spirit we feel everyday was PUMPKIN PIE ladies and gentlemen. One of the families in our area is seriously amazing and they LOVE us. Like they are the sweetest humans in the world. And their aniversery was on Thanksgiving and they both had to work and they felt so bad because they wanted to make me pumpkin pie on THEIR aniversery. like they are the sweetest. And the husband is the best cook ever. Anyways we had lunch with them this week and they made us pumpkin pie. Gluten free. And it was seriously the best thing I have ever had in my life. Like it's all I think about hahaha. But this family is such an answer to my prayers. I love them with my whole heart. They gave us a ride home after lunch and the little daughter was belting OH DARLING and it was the cutest thing ever. She doesn't even know english but she sang the whole song word for word and shes like 3. SO CUTE. They remind me of home because their family looks white and acts white hahahaha. In every blessing I have recieved I was told that I would connect well with the members and I did not feel that was true one bit until this week. They are what keeps me going. So I encourage YOU to reach out to the missionaries and give them a little lovin. Because they may seam so happy all the time but the mission is hard and we all need a little love.

So we had stake conference this week and I didn't understand one thing cause ya know, spanish. And so I read talks on talks. I read 'Finding Joy through Loving Service'by Elder M. Russell Ballard and it really opened my eyes to charity and helped me realize a lot of things I need to work on.

'Where charity exists, there is no room for gossip or unkind words' The first and most simple commandment is love the Lord thy God. Which ties perfectly with the second, love thy neighbor as thyself. 'Therefore all things whatso ever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law'' Matthew 7:12

 When we love the Lord with all of our hearts and all of our souls and all of our minds there is no room for negativity. There is no room for contention. It is just that simple. One of the hermanas we live with has been really rude to me for a lot of the time we have been here. and let me tell ya it's been hard. But this week I have realized that even when people treat us unfairly we still have to forget ourselves. We still have to strive to love one another and be the example. And truly let go of our pride. Because when we truly love our Lord Jesus Christ we love his children. ùnless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives'

'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.'

We need to humble ourselves before the lord and truly let go of contention and let go of our pride. Because when the time comes that we see our Savior again I want to be pure as he is pure. I want to be like my savior Jesus Christ and I know that there is no better time than today to start making the needed changes in my life.

My ponderizing scripture this week is D&C 108:7 'Therefore, strengthen your bretheren in all your conversations, in all of your prayers, in all of your exhortations, and in all of your doings.' So forget yourself and become perfected!

I love this work. Im like santa vaca I am so lucky to be where I am today. I love you all. Remember who you are and that you are kool.


Hermana Jennnnnnnna Jarvis

Monday, November 30, 2015


Fun Fact: Like all the missions everywhere wake up at 6:30 and go to bed at 10:30 but here we wake up at 7 and go to bed at 11 because everyone in Argentina does this thing where they decide to sleep from 2 in the after noon until 5:30 hahahaha. It`s called !SIESTA¡ Lazy peeps. 
Today we went on a hike with our whole zone and it literally took allll dayyyy long hahaha and P-day ends in an hour. But was so sweet! It reminded me of home so much. I miss hiking everyday! You don`t realize what ya got till it`s gone! hahaha. 
But this week was Thanksgiving ya knowww and it was so good. I was a trillion times more grateful without technology distracting me. Like wow. I decided to write 100 things I am grateful for in my journal and I was like wow I could literally write all day! 
I can not even express to you the happiness I feel everyday. Being a missionary has helped me realize so much and has made me feel oooooohh so grateful for the life I have been blessed with! Like I have never cried so many happy tears! This week I decided to stop focusing on numbers because it has been making my heart a little sad. I decided to focus on the reason I am here, to help others come closer to Christ and know that they are not alone. I don`t have the strongest comprehension of the history in the church or of all the stories or completely without a doubt know all things are true but one thing I do know is for sure is that God loves his children. Not a doubt in my mind. And what I came to find this week  is that it`s okay to not know all things because I just got here! But it`s important to focus on the things I do know. So as I changed my focus my aditude changed and this week was amazing. We had two investigators show up to church and I can`t even express to you how I felt. Just know there were many many happy tears hahaha. We had a Family Home Evening activity on Sunday and wow. I love this gospel with allllll of my heart. Just all of these random random people came together, all of these people that have gone through the hardest things maybe 20 or so from the WHOLE ward. I am for sure not in Utah anymore hahaha. But as we all came together and sang songs and did the activities there was such a strong peace felt in that room. And when it was over and everyone was talking in Spanish and I couldn`t really understand what anyone was saying, so I was just sitting there watching everyone thinking of how very very grateful I am to be here and all the sudden I hear an English song and all I rememeber it saying was `This is where I belong`and I just felt the spirit so so so stong. Like wow. I know it`s soooo cheesy cheesy lemmon sqeezy but my heart was so full. I know I say this every week but the joy I have felt in these past two months is unlike any other. 
Also today I was reading in True to the Faith and I came across a scripture that said something like "and after much tribulations comes the blessings" and wow I know that with out a doubt in my mind this is true. I have experience a lot of things here in the mission and a lot of things before my mission that I truly doubted would ever come to an end. But I know that through putting all of my trust in God and going forward with faith and not fear the Lord has truly been with me every single step of the way and I am seeing those blessings come to life as I look for them and put forth the effort to see them every single day.  
I hope everyone is happy and being good and not doing drugs. 
Count your blessings not your problems!
And remember that I love you all dearly.
Hermana Jar Jar


Monday, November 23, 2015


Hermana Urzua and Hermana Jarvis


This week was awesome! I love the mission to say the least. It can be so hard but I know that the savior is with me every single step of the way and that makes it all worth it. Like I said it´s so hard but so rewarding. The good definently out weighs the bad.

Okay so this week I asked someone if they drink thinking I was saying did you make that hahahaha and then when I was at the grocery store I thought I was asking someone if I could buy something and I asked them if I could hit them... sooooo hahahahha. Also, my companion is brazilian but she looks white so everyone thinks we are just two white girls randomly here and they cat call us like no bodies buisness. And they make this awful kissy sound and then they say CHE which is what people here say to dogs to get away. Something so funny that I see everyday is everyone here has FAKE addidas and nike hahahah EVERYONE. It is so funny. Like the poorest of poor people. And they all have shirts with english writing and they have no idea what it says. So like girls with shirts that say "I love being single" as they are holding their boyfriends hand walking down the street haha. And sometimes the sayings in english don`t even make sense.

Well anyways! My FAVORITE holiday is this Thursday and I am so jealous of those that get to spend it with their loved ones eating american food. Like SO JEALOUS. But imma make some corn on the cob and cook some pumkin and eat some chicken and pretend it`s turkey and tell my companion 500 things I am grateful for hahaha. But on the real I am so grateful to be where I am even if it means missing out on one of the best holidays and seeing the people I love. ;( lol

This week was so good with investigators I was sp pumped because we had THREE whole families commit to coming to church. But none of them showed up yesterday and it really put some saddness in my soul. But I know that God is in control and everything will work out.

One of my favorite quotes is from Spencer W. Kimball `Become perfect a little at a time`

Become Perfect a Little at a Time
President Spencer W. Kimball

Becoming perfect is an individual matter. You cannot be perfect for me, and I cannot be perfect for you. Each person must develop his own personality. Often we hear people say, "Oh, nobody can be perfect." Often we have heard that only one person is perfect, and that is the Lord. Perhaps that is true, but I have seen many people that I think were very, very near to perfection. I think that each of us can become very near perfect if we analyze our own lives and take our weaknesses one by one and overcome them one at a time until we have cleansed our lives. It is not impossible to pay a perfect tithing. One can be perfect if he pays 10 percent of all he earns. One can be nearly perfect in his fast offerings if he remembers the law and subscribes to it. One can attend his meetings with near perfection. One can teach his children with near perfection. One can live his life clean and free from immorality, and that could be perfection. And so we go down the line. We can become perfect, and we have been commanded to become perfect. And so we do one thing at a time.
(President Spencer W. Kimball, Area Conference, Costa Rica, Feb. 1977)

It`s my fav because so often we hear that we need to become perfect as is our savior but what we don`t realize is that it is the little steps in becoming perfect it`s becoming perfect one step at a time. I love that because everyday I get so stressed because I know I need to improve but I can`t wrap my mind around how or where to start. But we just need to start with the simple little things and with Gods help we may accomplish anything. And truly become the people he needs us to be. To go along with that one of my fav scrips of the week is Alma 37:36-37

Alma 37
 36 Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.

 37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO is go to the Lord in prayer and he can help us in all things. Like I have been having with sleeping because the when we go to sleep and night it literally feels like a nap. So I decided to pray to feel more rested everyday and now I feel amazing every morning! hahaha even the silly things like that God cares about. The mission is truly the most amazing thing I have ever experienced and I love it with all of my heart. I already am dreading leaving this area in like 2 months haha. I hope you are all doing good things and eating your veggies. Veggies are literally my life here because it`s one of the only things I can eat hahaha but my love for them is like wow. strong hhahahaa.

K bye. Count your many blessing because you have a trillion. Focus on the good. Cause errythang is good in dah hood. Okay hahaha bye

CTR wwjd
Con Amor,
Hermana Harvis

Side Note: I got hives on mah face this week hahahaha IDK what from but ya know

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hi Hello Hola Que Pasa

Hello hello hello,

this week was great! A lot of things went on! But first off I need to tell you that I am in Tafi Veijo and my companions name is Alice Urzua. I somehow forgot to mention that last email hahaha. Maybe just a little too excited.

This week we got to here from Elder Cook and his wife! And a couple other people but idk their names hahaha. It was so amazing! He told us that he knows God´s face and he knows his voice. The spirit felt in that room was undescribable. It just increased my testimony that much more. I love when the apostles get up and talk about their sweetheart. It makes me so happy. He spoke a lot about being ourselves and not being shy when it comes to sharing this wonderful message because we a literally the instruments in Gods hands.

I am so so so lucky to have the oppurtunity to serve and I realize this more so everyday. I am so lucky to just set aside the real world and dedicate a year and a half to the Lord. I am just trying to better myself every single day because I know that if I am better than I was yesterday that´s all that matters. I am truly striving to change not only for these 18 months but to change my nature and become the person the Lord needs me to be for the rest of my life.

One of my favorite things we heard from Elder Cook is when he asked us to question ourselves: Will I feel comfortable making this excuse to my Father in Heaven?

Because everyday I find myself making dumb excuses for so many things but what I have learned this week is that after this life we will be judged for our acts and we will also be judged for all of our thoughts. So I have been trying to follow every single good prompting or thought that comes to my mind and not make excuses on why I can´t follow that prompting.

This week we got three people to commit to baptism. One of their names is Brian and he is the sweetest human in the whole world and as we were teaching him and his family about the Book of Mormon my heart just started beating so fast and the tears started FLOWING. But I can´t get accross my feelings in Spanish so they were all so confused and so scared hahahaha but the spirit was so strong I just couldn´t control it! Wow i´m tearing up writing about it. I know this gospel is the truest of true. AND I am so grateful to have this knowledge.

Okay so my companion has been really sick yesterday and today. So she has been laying in bed while I cator to all of her needs hahah. And as I was making her some soup I cut open my finger hahahha and this is right after my companion had just returned from the doctors and was like dying in bed. And then you have me with my finger that is gushing blood hahaha so then the other Hermanas that we live with finished the soup and brought me and my companion lunch in our beds hahaha. It was so funny I just hahaha.

Also just a side note, people feel no need and I mean NO NEED to stop their cars for you EVER so you don´t hear from me in the following weeks that may be why.

Sorry my emails are always all over the place but I just wanted to share something I learned today in my personal study while reading Making it Through the Middle by Emily Freeman. I learned that even through the hardest times of our lifes we have to be worthy to be a guide in someone elses life. Because sometimes in the darkest of times serving others is what saves us. Because as we lose ourselves in the service of our fellowmen, we find ourselves. (I can´t figure out how to do quotations on this spanish keyboard so sorry haha)  I have had so many many many people love and care for me all of my life. Even when they were going through very hard times and this is such an example to me of truly forgetting yourself and going to work. It´s charity, the pure love of Christ. I am so so grateful for all of those who have helped me get to where I am today so I am able to help others in the same way. Alma 36:3 addresses this perfectly.

Alma 36:And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.

My favorite chapter this week is Jacob 2. GO READ IT. PONDER IT. LOVE IT. and also remember who you are and that God loves ya!

Monday, November 9, 2015



I feel like I am in the minion movie here. I don´t understand anyone but they are all so funny so I just laugh hahahha. Argentina is beautiful! Besides all of the trash EVERYWHERE it's pretty great. My spanish is getting better and better! Everyone here says ¨how are you walking?¨ instead of how are you doing hahahha and I laugh everytime.

The first couple of days were pretty hard but I realized there is so much to be happy about! I love this work. I love my life. I even love the drunk guys that tell me they love me, or the millions of rabies dogs, or the smoke blown in my face every second of everyday once I leave my apartment hahaha.

My companion thinks that I got botox hahahhahahha. Oh and she is amazing! I got so lucky. She is from brazil and she speaks english! I love her with all of my heart. She makes everything so much better.

OKAY GUESS WHAT. I havent eaten bread, milk or sugar the whole time I have been here. Shout out to everyone who told me I would never survive. I had like a tiny bit of cheese in my rice and I was sick for 3 DAYS hahahha. The memebers are so awesome. We have been fed every single ding dong day for lunch. THEY ARE SAINTS. And they always make me special food with out bread. So that's a blessing.

We made two ladies cry this week when we talked to them. One of the ladies is married and has two of the cutest little girls I have ever seen. And her husband doesn´t let her leave the house and he is cheating on her. So we have to go over there on Saturday nights to visit her while her husband is at work because she is so scared of him and we are going to try and help her move out of her house and divorce her husband. Its is so sad but I know that God will help us.

I shower with a bucket everyday because the shower is broken hahaha but its fine. I am just grateful we have a bucket and water!

What I have realized the most in my time being here is that God is with me every step of the way if I am obeying his commandments. I love the scripture Mosiah 24:16 so go read it. It has helped me a lot this week.

Mosiah 24:16

16 And it came to pass that so great was their faith and their patience that the voice of the Lord came unto them again, saying: Be of good comfort, for on the morrow I will deliver you out of bondage.

Another one that has become my fav is Alma 5:24,27

Alma 5:24-27

 24 Behold, my brethren, do ye suppose that such an one can have a place to sit down in the kingdom of God, with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob, and also all the holy prophets, whose garments are cleansed and are spotless, pure and white?
 25 I say unto you, Nay; except ye make our Creator a liar from the beginning, or suppose that he is a liar from the beginning, ye cannot suppose that such can have place in the kingdom of heaven; but they shall be cast out for they are the children of the kingdom of the devil.
 26 And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?
 27 Have ye walked, keeping yourselves blameless before God? Could ye say, if ye were called to die at this time, within yourselves, that ye have been sufficiently humble? That your garments have been cleansed and made white through the blood of Christ, who will come to redeem his people from their sins?

Because it talks about being worthy enough to stand in the same presence as past prophets. Like wow I want to be worthy enough to stand where they stand. So imma make every second I have here count! I love this work. I love this gospel with all of my heart and soul. I am so grateful to be a missionary and feel of my saviors love. Remember who you are and remember to tell ya momma you love her.

te amo
Hermana swagger jagger

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hermana Jarvis Has Arrived In Argentina


¡Querida Familia!

Estamos muy agradecidos por tener a sus hijos (sus misioneros) en la Misión Argentina Salta. Ellos han llegado a Salta después de un viaje largo. Queremos que ustedes sepan que ellos llegaron con seguridad y que ellos han sido asignados a sus primer áreas. Gracias por su amor y sacrificio y por dejar que sus hijos sirvan una misión. Es un placer conocerles y ¡estamos animados para servir con ellos por el resto de sus misiones!

Gracias de nuevo por dejarnos servir con sus hijos y sabemos que ellos van a tener mucho éxito.

Para mandar paquetes y cartas a su misionero, la dirección de la misión es

Nombre de Misionero
Casilla de Correo 429
Salta Capital, Argentina 4400

Si ustedes tienen preguntas o necesitan algo de nosotros por favor avísennos.

Que Tenga Un Lindo Día,


Dear Family!

We are so grateful to have your sons and daughters serving in the Argentina Salta Mission. They arrived in Salta after a very long few days of travel. We want you to know that ALL made it safe and sound and have been assigned to their first areas! Thank you for your love and sacrifice and especially for letting your missionary serve the Lord. It is a pleasure to know and we are excited to serve with them for the rest of their missions.

Thank you again for letting them serve and we know they are going to have a lot of success.

If you want to send letters to your missionary the address is

Your Missionary’s Name
Casilla de Correo 429
Salta Capital, 4400

If you have any questions or need anything from us just let us know.

Have a Great Day,

Elder Milne | Secretario
Mision Argentina Salta

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NyQuil is like the Atonement, I wouldn't be here without it!

Howdy. Last night at our devotional Neal L. Anderson came and spoke to us! Boy do I love that man. One of my favorite points that he made was that Christ will never be in debt with us. Sometimes we have to give something in order to gain something more. But no matter what our sacrifice is, no matter how small or how big the Lord will ALWAYS bless us for our efforts. The savior never receives a sacrifice that he doesn't return. He will never leave us comfortless. We may not see the other side of our sacrifices as soon as we would like but we are on the Lords time and I can promise ya, he knows what he's doing and we will be blessed for our efforts! Everyday on of my teachers asks our district to write down how we have seen God's hand in our life that day and it has helped me so much to realize that God is always there when we allow him to be!

Well, this week was a bit rough to be honest hahaha. I have just felt so so so so so alone and I have had so many sad thoughts running through my mind. So I have just been praying and praying and praying to feel comfort. And one night I just hit rock bottom and I don't know if I have ever prayed harder in my life. Then the next day I felt a little bit better, I can't even describe the feeling because it was just like blehhhh, but it was better than the night before so I just tried to let it go and be happy. Then a thought came to my mind, and it was a poem that one of the elders in my district read, called "He's Been There Before" by Elder Whittle. I won't put the whole thing in here but this is a part that really stood out to me:

My attention's towards my Savior, total and complete
He says, "Your mission is similar of what happened to me
I understand how you feel, I know what you're going through
In fact, it would be fair to say I've felt the same as you"

"I even know how you felt when no one listened to you
At times I felt not quite sure what else I could do
I know you don't like to ride a bicycle, for you a car would be sweet
Just remember the donkey I rode wasn't equipped with 21 speeds"

"I understand you don't like sweating, in fact it's something you hate
I remember when I sweat blood from ev'ry pore, oh the agony was great!
I see you don't like your companion- you'd rather have someone else-
I once had a companion named Judas who sold my life for wealth"

"It's hard to wear a helmet and have people make fun of you
I remember when they put thorns on my head and called me King of the Jews
So you feel burdened down by the weight of your pack
I recall how heavy the cross was when they slammed it on my back"

"Your hands hurt from tracting and knocking on doors all day
I guess when they pounded nails into mine, I ached in a similar way
It's hard not to hear from home when your family's not there to see
I lost communication on the cross and cried, "Father, why hast Thou forsaken me?"

I don't think it is possible to truly understand the Atonement in this life. But in that moment it was so clear to me that our Savior has truly felt it all. WE ARE NOT ALONE. I know it for a fact. Jesus Christ has felt every pain, every sorrow, every heartbreak. He knows what you are going through. And I am so honored to have this knowledge of my Savior and be able to make this sacrifice for him. He has been there before. He knows you.

Another super duper sweet thing I came across week was D&C 8:2-3

2 Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.
3 Now, behold, this is the spirit of revelation; behold, this is the spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea on dry ground.

We are exercising the same faith that Moses had as he parted the Red Sea and brought people through on dry ground. Now, not to burst your bubble but you might not be able to part the Red Sea. But I do know that when we are exercising our faith MIRACLES are possible.

Something that our First Counselor said this week was "You control your own weather" and that hit me hard. We have control over our thoughts and our actions. SO CREATE SUNSHINE. God will always reward the positive intentions of your heart and if you're not truly happy, then use the Atonement and truly become happy.

So Halloween is this week and my cutie companion shared this quote with our district:

"Coming unto Christ is much like being a pumpkin... God picks us from the patch, brings you in and washes all the dirt off of you then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate and greed. Then he carves you a new face with a new smile and puts his light inside of you to shine for all the world to see!"

Okay now to not be so serious, the missionary world is such a different world hahahha. Like imagine the heartache you feel when you commit a horrible sin, I feel that when I sing a High School Musical song or when I wake up at 6:31 or when I don't open the door for someone or when I waste food. THE MISSION CHANGES YA. hahahhaa. We also had Christmas this week for some odd reason and sang Christmas songs and everyone wore red and green so that was weird hahahha. Also on Halloween Hermana Bower, Marilyn and I have fishing wire so we are going to tie the spider onto fishing wire and pull it across the walk way when it gets dark. PLUS we are staying up until 10:35 and we are going to dress up as each other by switching name tags. So if those are not the most exhilarating Halloween plans you've ever heard of I don't know what are!

Oh p.s. I have been so sick this week hahaha NyQuil is literally my best friend. I have been coughing like a man and it is a little bit scary hahahaha.

This is my last week at the MTC! I am so sad but so excited to serve the people of Argentina! And I am PRAYING that Aubrey Herrera will be my trainer. I love the MTC with all of my heart. I am going to miss it so so so so much. It's so crazy that I used to drive past this building everyday with no second thought and now it's my favorite place ever. I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing work! I LOVE THIS GOSPEL AND I LOVE YOU. Remember who you are and remember to create sunshine! And remember to not do drugs or think bad thoughts or gossip. And if ya scared, go to church.


With Love,

Hermana J Sizzle

Love my cute district!

​I love elder Ortiz! We went to junior high together, so preshhhh

Asian Power at the -_-

Love these fellas with my whole heart!

 My faves! This is Elder Moore, he gave me all of his medicine because im sick hahaha

The good goods from papa J

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

MTC can't handle dis

HI hi HI hi

This week was......................... just like last week! hahahha. But I love it! I only have 2 weeks left and it's the saddest thing. The MTC is a dream. I am so ding dong dang grateful to be here. I cry thinking about leaving my district and my fake investigators everyday. I love the food, I love waking up at 6:30am(no joke), I love my companion, I LOVE my roommates and I love the spirit here. Something that I have really tried to implement in my life in the last couple of years but mainly the last couple of days is CHERISH EVERY MOMENT. Even though times are so tough, there is good in everything! It is truly all about your attitude. And we will NEVER get these moments back. Stop waiting for tomorrow, stop waiting for friday, stop waiting for happiness and go create it! hahahha I sound like a little BeeHive or something hahaha. but really be grateful and just smile at anyone and everyone. Replace your bad thoughts with good thoughts and good acts.
Count your blessings not your challenges and I promise you will change your life! I am so excited for anyone who is serving a mission, like get PUMPED because the MTC is my favorite place in the world. It is another world here I swear. I just want everyone to experience it! It's just like everything comes to life. Like every song we sing that I have been singing all of my life suddenly has so much meaning. One of my favorite lately is "savior may I love my brother as thou lovest me?" Because being stuck in the same classroom with the same people for 10 hours a day can get pretty rough sometimes. But I have realized that we all just need a little Charity in our life. We need to have the pure love of Christ. That is what this life is all about. We all have insecurities and we have all been through something. But that gives us no excuse to be negative. So I am trying to just GET OVER myself and love like Christ would love. So this week was really good and really funny.
 I saw Erica Valimaki at the temple and what the what she is engaged! Someone send me pics of the wedding please. I know it will be so fab.
So one of the elders in my district, (Elder Hall the funny one) has a record of sleepwalking and last week he slept walked outside in his garments without his badge and couldn't get back into his room hahahhaha at 3:30 in the morning and he was banging on everyone's windows but no one woke up and then he woke up under a tree and a security guard had to help him get back in hahahahha all while just in his garments. hahahah I am still laughing.
Also this week Hermana Hulme(Marilyn) and I decided to go running in the rain and we ran up and down 900 E for a whole hour hoping to see someone from home that we knew and we didn't see anyone we knew so that was sad.(ps we have lost 5 pounds so H to the YA)
Also another funny thing, I never have time to write letters so I finally set aside time to write one to my dad and I went to the gym and I had my letter and when I was leaving I looked at it and an Elder had stood over it and his sweat dripped all over it and ruined it hahaha so that's my life. I guess I am not meant to write letters home.
There is this "better than sex" cake here but we call it "better than salvation" cake hahahaha. Also I am a Sister Training Leader now! Don't worry i'm not super special or anything it's just because I am the oldest now haha.
BUT I got a FLIP PHONE hahahaha sickest thing ever. I can't even read my own text messages because you have to have a code to get into it. So that's awesome. Call me beep me if ya wanna reach me.
I get to see Kathy Chamberlain every week and it's so nice to have a little bit of home here at the MTC. Also, Cade Young bore his testimony in front of the whole MTC and I got a pic. He was literally glowing! Or I really just don't know how to use a camera hahaha.
Sorry this email is all over the place. I just want you all to know how grateful I am for this gospel and for my Savior's love.
Kool thought: have you ever thought about how big of an impact the scripture James 1:5 has had? If my main man José Smith didn't read and act on that I would not be able to experience the level joy I have in this life. I would not be here on a mission. I would not have the relationships I do. I am so grateful for the light the gospel has brought into my life and the light I get to bring into others lives! I know that is my time to give back to the Lord and I am so grateful for the opportunity.
I want to one day look my Heavenly Father in the eyes and say I truly gave it my all. And that's why I am here. I love you all! Remember who you are and to count your many blessings not your challenges.
P.S. Hermana Hulme and I are making a rap. SO STAY TUNED
Hermana J to the Diddy