Monday, February 22, 2016


Well I forgot my camera and i am so sad. Because I have so many pics I need ta send. But ya know I still have like 35343434 more P-days hahaha. Oh side note: This week imma hit 5 months in the mission! Time is FLYING by. It makes me a little sad. I can´t even imagine my life not being a missionary. Like actually having time to do things and sleeping in every day and talking to the male gender and watching movies and….. I don´t even remember what else normal people do hahaha. It doesn´t even seem real that people have normal lives. Like what….

This week was a MIRACLE. Because our little thing to wash our clothes isn´t working so I have been literally washing my clothes with me in the shower (FREEZING cold shower because hot water doesn´t exist in our apartment) every morning hahahha and it has been such a struggle because it takes so much time. And I never ever have clean clothes. Like ask me if I wore the same dress three days in a row this week… hahaha NO SHAME. But the miracle is that lil Hermana Vega (a member here in Santiago) said that she will wash all of our clothes every week! She said “okay you guys can bring your clothes over 3 times a week and I will was them” hahaha 3 times? What haha. But to sum it up my clothes haven´t been this clean in five months. So I am on cloud 9. And I am so grateful for members and washing machines. 

This week we had 11 people commit to come to church and not one came. Welcome to the mission.. haha literally so sad. But ya know. It´s a learning experience I guess. We have this booommmb dot com fam and they are so interested in the church and the mom cry’s almost every time we come because she’s so happy and then they have an excuse every Sunday as to why they can´t come to church. It breaks my little heart. But I have faith they will have a lil change of heart sometime soon. It´s so crazy the love you develop for people in the mission. But so great. I finally am at the point where I don´t feel like im in a completely different world. Other than the fact that people stare at me like im an alien because im the only white blonde girl in this city. Haha but other than that Argentina has really become my home. I love it more than words can describe. Awhhh I just love it. The mission is so good. It´s so hard for me to type in English right now hahaha. So sorry if this doesn´t even make sense.

But this week I was a little sad. Because we will teach this BOMB lesson and feel the spirit so very strongly and the people are so happy and then boom they never want to talk to us again. Like it really breaks my heart. But I was reading a talk from David A Bednar and I came across this part “ultimately, however, the content of a message and the witness of the Holy Ghost penetrate into the heart only if a receiver allows them to enter”. Sometimes we can do everything in our power to help others understand our message but ultimately they have to except it. But this is the same for us. God can do everything in his power to help us, to guide us, to where we need to go and what we need to do in this life but if our hearts aren´t open to change and ready to listen to that still small voice we won´t receive it. There is a sold door in between us and our Heavenly Father. And we have the power to open this door or keep it closed. When we open this door we are filled with a special light. But when we are prideful and keep this door shut God is not going to barge through this door. He´s not going to shove himself into our lives. He will just be patiently waiting until we open this door and so that he can put into play this perfect plan he has in store for us. It´s literally as simple as that.

So open this door and never shut it again. And you will never regret it. I know it to be truuuuu. But yeah I really love the mish. I am learning so much. And changing in ways I never thought possible. be tru to ur self and pray always. And remember who you are and to return with honor and eat your veggies and forget yourself and do something nice for your mom. Chau chau


Hermana J love

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Valentines Day

HOLLLLLA. Mi nombre es Hermana Jarvis. And this Valentines Day I made heart shaped veggie patties, watched parts of 17 miracles and bawled my eyes out, kissed probably 30 old argentina ladies on the cheek and made banana pancakes. And yourself?

Hahahaha okay I just want to share with you all a little bit about my best friend here in Santiago. Her name is Maria. She is a recent convert of close to one year. She has 6 toes. One of the heels of her feet is completely black and might have to get amputated and she is still the most grateful little human in the world. I love her with all of my little heart. We also have another Maria that is a recent convert who has epilepsy. She lives alone in a one bedroom house. Not even a house. Pretty much a shack. And she has 3 kids but can´t live with them because of her epilepsy. She is also the cutest little human and she just lives with her dog and reads the Book of Mormon while she drinks mate all day and she is so happy and grateful for the life she lives. The people here are so humble it KILLS me. Like wow. Count your many blessings. These people literally have nothing but they act as if they have everything. They inspire me every single day.

Also this area has 600 yes 600 member and 60 (if we´re lucky) are active in the church. It´s the saddest thing. For sure a work in progress. But I am determinded to make a change. And this week one more family came back to church! And I cannot even tell ya the joy in my soul when I saw that sweet fam walked through the chapel doors.

In the mission I have really  come to recognize the importance of prayer. And how special it really is. How special this two way communication we have with God really is. LIKE SO KOOL. If ya think about it. I have always loved loved loved this quote by Gordan B. Hinkley:
 “The trouble with most of our prayers is that we give them as if we were picking up the telephone and ordering groceries—we place our order and hang up. We need to meditate, contemplate, think of what we are praying about and for and then speak to the Lord as one man speaketh to another.”

God is our best friend. He knows us inside and out. He knows our deepest secrets and our every thoughts. He can help us with whatever we need. We need to gratify our prayers and really recognize the significance of them because he is always always working on our prayers.

D&C 98:1-3
1 Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks;
2 Waiting patiently on the Lord, for your prayers have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded with this seal and testament—the Lord hath sworn and decreed that they shall be granted.
3 Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name’s glory, saith the Lord.

I know that he truly hears every childs prayer and he is constantly working on them. He is with us every step of the way on our journey and we need to take advantage of our time we have to speak with him. I love the mission with todo mi Corazon. Literally has changed my life. It´s hard but its so good. Like so good good good. I love Argentina with all of my heart. Best mission en EL MUNDO. But I really hope you all had a great Valentines day and held hands and told each other you love each other while I was making banana pancakes.... alone… hahahhaa

Peace and Blessinnnns. Remember who you are and what you stand for. And to shower everyday. And eat your veggies.


Hermana J didster

(Also if you have some good ideas for family home evening SEND THEM MY WAY por favor!)

me with my cute heart shaped Valentines Day veggie patty
My precious Maria
My toilet paper this week has dogs on it hahaha

This is the most normal thing in Argentina. For a 6 year old kid to be handling this poor little horse going like 50 miles per hour on these sketchy dirt rodes.. hahahah

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hola Rubia, Chau!

My life consists of creepy old men yelling te amo blonde girl, bye and walking in 130 degree weather. And I wouldn´t have it any other way. Hahaha also someone this week asked me why I was speaking in Chinese so that pretty much sums us my life hahaha. Also my companion and I are very different people. But its good. I am learning a lot.

This week I really came to recognise the power of trust. Trust in the Lord Jesus Chirst. And how important it is to follow every prompting. Something that has become so clear to me in the mission is that Heavenly Father truly knows me better than I know myself. Because, he created me. He knows every little detail about me. He knows what I need and what I don´t. I´ve recieved super strong promptings in the mission that I really just don´t understand. Every day. And I was fasting this past Sunday I had a prayer in my heart that I could find what I could change in my life to have the spirit more so with me in this time. And I was fasting the same things kept popping up in my head. Things that I really don´t have the desire to change about myself. But then as I was studying in my personal study I came across this scripture in

Isaiah 55:8-9
 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

And I just had the most overwhelming feeling. A lot of time we ask questions and then regret it when we recieve the anwser. Because it´s not our picture perfect answer. It´s not what we had in mind.

Jacob 4:13: for the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh ofthings as they really are, and of things as they really willbe; wherefore, these things are manifested unto us plainly,for the salvation of our souls.

But the spririt speaketh the truth. It does not lie. Heavenly Father created us. He created a plan for each and everyone of us. As I have been fighting these promptings of changing things I don´t see the point of changing the words íf the savior stood beside me would I do the things I do?´came to my head. And I just had the thought in my head that if the Lord came and directly told me to change these things would I do it? Of course I would. And I know that the Savior is beside me. And that he knows everything about me and everything I need to do and when he gives us these sacred promptings we need to follow them. Because all he wants is to bless us beyond measure. But we have to do our part also. I incourage you to really think this week, íf the Savior stood beside me would I do the things I do?´


Hermana Jarvis

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I am really bad at Subjects

​Hola to the Hola Hola. This week was good. It´s a little weird with out my mama Hna Urzua in the mission. I miss her with all my little heart. But things are good in the hood. My apartment is the size of our living room at home. I can´t even jumprope with out hitting things down and causing a disaster. So that´s really sad because jumping rope in the morning is my stress reliever. `tears´ But really this new ward is so good. Last night we were with a family and we were with their 3 daughters and the mom and I asked where there dad was and she said that he had past away 11 years ago. And then proceeded to tell me that he killed himself in the very spot I was sitting. There used to be a tree and he hung himself on the tree. LIKE WHAT. saddest thing of my whole life. It really is so crazy the people here have experienced. Like I hear stories similar to this everyday. It has opened my eyes to the fact that every single family has problems. That we are literally all running the same race and help each other out. ​

Something super duper cool someone talked about this week was that the mission is like a race on the track. We get all prepared, get situated on the starting line, and then BOOM they shoot the gun. And we give ALL we have for this short time. And in the moment we sometimes feel like it will never end. That we might not be able to finish. But when our foot hits that finish line and we have truly given all we´ve got we can look back with an undescribable joy in our hearts.

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:

We really are all running the same race. We all have our hardships. We all make mistakes. We all have days when we think we really might not be able to finish this race. But when we realize that God puts us through these specific things to make us better, to make us stronger and to help others that will experience these same things. We can become the people that God intended us to be. We can ´finish this race´ with an undescribable joy in our hearts. I know that everything, EVERYTHING happens for a reason. We are who we are for very specific reasons and we need to use our abilities to the best of our advantage. I love the mish. It´s the sweet to my potato. Hahaha

Well I hope you are all good and happy and reading your scrips and remembering who you are. And writing me letters. I love ya all.

Side note: One of the members of our ward says ´wasssup cracker´ in his lil Argentina accent everytime he sees me and it´s probably my favorite thing hahaha. Oh and also everyone here thinks I am literally 15 years old. So thats great hahaha.

Note from Dad: She is in the Cabildo Ward in the Santiago Del Estero Argentina Stake

Peace and blessinnnnnss

XOXOXOXO Hermana Jarvis