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