Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hola mis seres queridos

Hola mis seres queridos. This week was just dandy and really really  cold. And went by so fast. I feel like P-day was yesterday. We have been singing Christmas songs all week because it seems like Christmas is just right around the corner with this weather. Jajaja. I love my companion to death and I feel like we might be getting divorced this transfer jaja and my heart is already breaking.

This week my testimony of the Sacrament sky rocketed. How amazing is it that we have the opportunity to literally start new ever single week? To be baptized again without being baptized EVERY WEEK. It really is something so amazing and uncomprehendable. I remember before the mission thinking nothing of it and now it’s one of the biggest things I look forward to every week. How lucky are we to have a Father in Heaven that gives us the chance to completely start new every single week? 

Another thing that is on my mind is that we really have power. And not power of the world but power of God. Through the restored gospel we literally, through our covenants with God, each and every one of us are blessed with this sacred power of God. How amazing is it that we are so blessed to know of the restored gospel? Every day we teach people that have never heard a thing about the restored gospel and powerful message that we have. And it just makes me think, wow how privileged am I to be put into a family that has a knowledge of this amazing message. That isn´t stuck in spiritual darkness. But how sad is it that there are people who know of this gospel and this power that we have and don´t use it. I was reading a talk by Russell M. Nelson that really made me think about how sacred this power is and how amazing it is that we have this power, I just want the whole world to read it. “The Price of Priesthood Power”

“Are you willing to follow President Thomas S. Monson’s example of serving others? For decades he has taken the long way home, following promptings of the Spirit to arrive on someone’s doorstep and then hear words such as, “How did you know it was the anniversary of our daughter’s death?” or “How did you know it was my birthday?” …..

Now, if all of this sounds excessive, please consider how different our relationships with our wife, children, and associates at work would be if we were as concerned about gaining priesthood power as we are in progressing at work or increasing the balance in our bank account. If we will humbly present ourselves before the Lord and ask Him to teach us, He will show us how to increase our access to His power.

My dear brethren, we have been given a sacred trust—the authority of God to bless others. May each one of us rise up as the man God foreordained us to be—ready to bear the priesthood of God bravely, eager to pay whatever price is required to increase his power in the priesthood. With that power, we can help prepare the world for the Second Coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

I know this talk is directed for men but I know that each one of us holds this sacred power and trust that God has in us. And we cannot even comprehend the amazing things that we can do with this power and authority as members of the church. The life’s we can change. The instruments we can be in the hands of our beloved Heavenly Father. But when we aren´t worthy of this gift that we have or we don´t use it we are wasting precious time and precious moments to grow and prepare not only ourselves but our brothers and sisters. I invite you to really think about this sacred power that we hold and the knowledge that we have of this message and the opportunity we have to start again every week. And to be better than you were yesterday and tomorrow be better than you were today through the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. I love this gospel with all my heart.


Hermana Jarvis

Tuesday, June 21, 2016



Joke of the week from Hno. Vega: How can you catch the attention of a Bunny?  Its simple. Lay in the grass and make the noise of a carrot. Jajajajjaja

This week was soo good! Just like all the rest. I am half way through my mission. WHATTTT. And I am really trying to change as a person and reach my goals so that I can truly become an instrument in the hands of my Heavenly Father. And its truly amazing when we can give ourselves to him and let him work his magic. I am having a really hard time typing in English so just bear with me…  One of the rules in the mission is that we can´t visit men alone without another woman and this week we search high and low for a member to come with us to visit Hno Luna because he lives alone and we searched for 2 hours and no one could come with us. So we went to our appointment (late) and he was waiting outside for us with the biggest smile on his face with all his broken chairs set up for us. He even got a haircut and bought new shoes. And we talked with him for a bit outside of his gate because we couldn’t enter and he literally is the sweetest man in the world. He told me that when I go home and want to get married that I need to tell my husband that “he will be watching” jajaja and he started crying telling us how very special we are to him and then we had to leave and it was probably the hardest thing ever to leave him there ALONE. Awh I just love that man and I wish everyone could get to know him.

But other than that we had a bunch of people at church on Sunday so I am just the happiest little camper. Its literally the most amazing thing to watch people change their lives. We are visiting one family that was in active for 20 years and they had two daughters and the first time we visited them the daughters didn´t even know that their parents are members but the two daughters are preparing for baptism and the parents are praying again and coming back to church and I am SO HAPPY. But the best thing is that they have a German exchanged student named Hannah. And she is literally the sweetest thing. She is ending her time here right when we start teaching her! And a member in our ward had a Book of Mormon in German, which is the weirdest thing because no one here speaks German but she is reading and she told us that all of her friends that are here from Germany had tons of fun but definitely didn´t find what she has found in Argentina. (AWWWHWHHH) And we got her direction and we are going to send the missionaries to her house in Germany and I am just so happy. Its crazy first because we found this family (Family of Gold) right before she is leaving for Germany and second that a member randomly had a Book of Mormon in German. THE LORD WORKS IN MISTERIOUS WAYS.

But I really am just on cloud 9 here. Its so amazing when we can just open our eyes and see all of these amazing miracles. The mission is the best thing that has ever happened to me la verdad. And I am just so grateful to my Father in Heaven for giving me this experience.  But yep that’s all for now. Tune in next week jajajaj 2 Nephi 9:30 :)))))

Hermana Jarvis


Eating more than I ever imagined

Monday, June 13, 2016

Wife Skills on high

Well I am 100 percent convinced that if you can deap clean a missionary apartment that hasn´t been cleaned in years, you can truly do anything. Plus I am like a 20 out of 10 on my future wife skills. We litterally used half of our P-day to clean and I feel like I just ran a marathon and need a bazillion trophies or lots of cash, jajajja but really…

This semana was way good. In a letter before I talked about my love for Vanina. She is this precious little member here that was working for her entire family (of 14) and not going to school and is only 16 and her dad commited suicide 11 years ago. And this past week her mom died of cancer. I literally could not believe it when I heard the news. Its so crazy all that these people go through. And yet she is still the happiest little lady in all of Argentina. Her testimony is one of the strongest I have ever heard. And I just want her to come live with me in the United States and have a normal life more than anything. But for now imma get her prepared for a mission.

Also we have been visiting mi querido Hno Luna. He is 70 years old and one day he was sitting in his house and some home boys came in and beat him and robbed everything he has. And now he has to walk with crutches and can barely move. He was baptized like 20 years ago but has been inactive. He is so so so lonely and has nothing to do but sit in house, where he lives alone and stare out the window. And everytime we come and visit him he is waiting outside for us with the biggest smile on his face. But this week we went and visited him and he started crying and crying and told us that his neighbors are signing papers for him to get put in an old folks home. HOW SAD. and when we were leaving I asked him if he has some kind of way that we can call him and he told me know but "Jarvis, I am going to buy a cellphone so I can talk to you guys!" and he also told us in our second visit that this is the second time this week that he has felt joy. Because it was our second visit ;) He is so sweet and I just love him with all of my heart.

Well that is really the highlight of my week. I am learning so much and I can´t even count the blessing and miracles I get to see everyday through the hand of God in my life and in the lifes of my loved ones. I am just so grateful for all that I have and all the experiences I am having here. I really can not imagine my life with out the mission. I really was so worried about what would happen at home or what I would miss out on in the mission but I have truly learned that there is nothing better I could be doing and I just am SO HAPPY. How great is it to know that God is exists and he has a perfect plan for us. And that we can be forgiven of everysingle one of our sins and that we can be with our families forevaaa.  So many miracles here in Santiago and the time is flying by. My favorite scrip of today is

 Alma 37:37  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 befull of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shallbe lifted up at the last day.

 there is not a doubt in my mind that through the power of prayer anything is possible. I love this gospel. I love argentinos and I love my companion and I love you.

Over and out

Hermana Jarvis
ja ja j ja ja

​Mi querido, Hno Luna 

my daughter 

​Vanina mi amor 

When you forget your boat in argentina 

Hey there suga lover, whatcha lookin at? (this is real life)

​When your swag can no longer pay the bills 

Monday, June 6, 2016

An apple a day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and I sure haven’t been eating an apple a day… creative? Jajajjaa Well I am a Little sick and I dont really remember a lot from this week other than we taught a 35 year old man about the Law of Chastity and it was one of those moments that I never want back in my life jajaja.

 We were teaching this old couple the other day and they are litterally the cutest thing. They are both 83 and just so sweet. But they went on to tell us how they are Catholic and they will always be Catholic (literally my everyday conversacions) and we started talking about the Bible and the Book of Mormon and they went on to tell us how they have never even read the Bible but that they are verrrrryy Catholic. And I just thought HOW SAD. So many people here could tell us about how Catholic they are and show us all of the crosses that they have and all their statues of Mary and other Saints and then we ask them the last time that they prayed or the last time they read about Jesus Christ and they can’t remember. It just makes me realize how very lucky I am to have a religión that not only talks of Jesus Christ and knows of him but really teaches us to personally know our Savior and Redeemer.

“John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.”

Maybe we can’t see our Savior Jesus Christ and we can not phisically touch the marks in his hands and feet but as we really pray to understand him and walk as he walked and be not faithless, but believing, we can really come to know our Savior. When we put our thoughts and actions of the natural man aside and think and walk as he walked and maybe even suffer a glimpse of what he suffered we can become more than we ever imagined. We can truly become children of our beloved Father in Heaven. I am so very grateful for the knowledge I have of this góspel. For the oppurtunity I have to really come to know my Savior and not only know of him. I am so grateful for the book of Mormon because its the way that we can see a Little bit more into the ways of our Savior and what he expects of us.

1 Nephi 15:14 And at that day shall the remnant of our seed know that they are of the house of Israel, and that they are the covenant people of the Lord; and then shall they know and come to the knowledge of their forefathers, and also to the knowledge of the gospel of their Redeemer, which was ministered unto their fathers by him; wherefore, they shall come to the knowledge of their Redeemer and the very points of his doctrine, that they may know how to come unto him and be saved.

And I really know with all of my heart that the words in it are true and written for me and written for you in these last days so that can know how to be something and do something with our lives and come to KNOW our Savior Jesus Christ. I really am just the happiest lil missionary and there is no where else I would rather be than helping my brothers and sisters know of this perfect plan.

Hermana Jarvi