Monday, September 26, 2016


I literally feel like I was here writing home yesterday. Time is passing by so fast. SO FAST. This week more than ever I just feel the need to work harder than ever before and that time is so dang short. And if I could just squeeze all my thoughts into one sentence it would in the words of Joseph Smith

“After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the Gospel”

I feel so lucky, to have the knowledge that I have of the restored gospel. I really never would have realized how lucky I am if I hadn´t made the decision to serve. It´s such an amazing thing to know of and to live the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ, and not just parts of his teaching, but that through Joseph Smith, the restored gospel and living Prophets we know all of his teachings. I was talking to my companion the other day and we were talking about how we don´t really understand why in other churches they can feel the spirit. And then she mentioned that it’s because they have PARTS of the church of Jesus Christ. They have a part of his teachings. But what they don´t have is the FULLness of his gospel. I know without a doubt in my mind that I belong to the church of Jesus Christ. That he knows me, and he loves me. Our Heavenly Father knows each and every one of us and he knows exactly what we need. And that’s why he has given us commandments and his church here on the earth and is guiding us every day through our leaders. I love more than anything helping people to know of these amazing truths and helping they put them into play in their lives.

I just feel the need to talk to every human being and tell them about this perfect message. And there is not a day that goes by that I don´t think of how many opportunities I missed out on when I was at home to share this message. There is not a doubt in my mind that God has people prepared for every one of us. That before this earth we knew them and we promised them that we would help them here on the earth to stay on this perfect path or to find it. And although we can´t remember it, those people are all around us. (D and C 100;4) Waiting for us to help them back on this path and they may not even know it. And all we have to do is pray to our Heavenly Father and ask his to open our hearts and minds to find these people. And then act on the answers we receive. I don´t think there is anything more important that we could be doing in this week than finding and inviting these people to watch our living Prophet give us direction this weekend. Really I can´t think of anything better. And there isn´t a better time to do it than to do it now. Because if we wait too long on the promptings of the Lord we will replace them. And we will lose the chance to help our brothers and sisters.

This week was really good and we had a huge Family Night again and I rapped the Mcdonalds rap. So j diddy still livesssss. Jajajaja



Hermana Jarvis


Monday, September 19, 2016

I love da mish mish

​Well this week was just the best ever. FEDERICO WAS BAPTIZED and it was the sweetest thing. He just shines now and it makes my heart so happy. I feel unbelievably grateful to be here serving my Heavenly Father and see all the miracles we get to see. Argentina is just Argentina. Our baptism was planned for 6 a clock and didn´t start until 7:15. And federico didn´t show up until like 6:45 jjaja and we were so worried. But at the same time not really because he is so prepared. And we all sat there waiting for him and all of the other members to show up and then at 6:45 he came in spriting in jeans and a t shirt with his hair flowing in the wind and we all died laughing. And then we finally started and when they entered the water it was so hot that  we had to wait like 30 more minutes. And then we finally started and it wasn´t anything big, there wasn´t a TON of people and our person that was going to give a talk didn´t show up but it was honestly one of the best nights of my life.  To see someone enter into this path that litterally leads to more blessings and happiness than we could ever imagine just leaves me in awwwwhhhh. I just can´t even describe the feelings that I feel here in the mission. It´s something so real and so rare that testifies to me everyday that I am truly, truly a servant of God and that this is his work. He makes the miracles and he trust us enough to help him.

We also have Family Home Evening every Sunday and its usually a little bit boring to be honest. And it was our turn to host the FHE. And so my companion and I prayed and thought and prayed some more that we could really have a night of sucsuess. And not just any FHE. That we could help everyone feel included and have the desires to come back. And then my companion remembered this super sweet game and so we made cookies and prepared everything and then went to the church and we litterally had the funnest FHE I have ever attended. AND SO MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP. We were so shocked. It was the funnest night and we gave everyone a book of mormon to give to their friends and it was just so dulce. We had people dancing the macarena and racing all around the church and singing songs in english infont of everyone and it doesn´t sound that great but it really was SO FUN. And it was just such an answer to our prayers.

I don´t have a doubt in my mind that everysingle little pequeñito thing happens for a reason. Everything. And I feel that sometimes we doubt this and we say why me? Why right now? But we forget that God has it under control. That he knows his stuff and we just need to have faith in this plan because we are his “little children” and as we love him he loves us 100,0000000 times more than we could ever imagine. And everything that passes by is for our well being.

2 Nefi 8:12  Yo soy aquel; sí, yo soy el que os consuela. He aquí, ¿quién eres tú para temer al hombre, que es mortal, y al hijo del hombre, que será como el heno?

2 Nephi 8:12 I am he; yea, I am he that comforteth you. Behold, who art thou, that thou shouldst be afraid of man, who shall die, and of the son of man, who shall be made like unto grass?

Isaiah 40:The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Isias 40:8 Se seca la hierba, se marchita la flor, mas la palabra del Dios nuestro permanece para siempre.

His way or da Highway needs to be our moto. Because he knows us and loves us and knows what we need. And the natural man does not. I love the mission and I miss go go squeezes.


Hermana Jarvis


Monday, September 12, 2016


​Hola hola mis queridos. Its getttttin hot up in herrrrrre en good ol´Oran. LIKE REALLL HOT. And I love it. Other than the fact that we wake up drenched in sweat #perksofthemission. But really this week was just swell. Side note.. I probably made a whole 7 loafs of banana bread this week jaja. Buuuuutttt my companion is a lot better! But she still has to stay in our apartment all of this week as well. But next week…. BOOM. I am so excited hahaha. But  this week due to all that happened with my companion all of the youth in our ward has been doing visiting with me. (no puedo hablar en ingles) And it really has been the sweetest experience. Teaching them and helping them prepare for a real mission. It really makes me tear up just a bit. We really have the best youth and it makes me the happiest little camper to see them set aside the things of this world and serve our heavenly father. And give up a whole Friday night or a whole weekend to help me out. I really just love them.

This week was good as to Federico. He is really progressing and it just makes my heart SOOO FULLL OF JOY. And we are planing his baptism for this week (fingers crossed) and im stoked. But other than Fede we really havent been able to visit very many people. But I just felt like if im trying my very hardest thats what counts. And so this week we really hardly found anyone and it was a tad bit sad. But last night, We had FHE with the whole ward and it was so sweet. And we finished a little bit early so with my cute lil youth companion we decided to go contact people in the street. And we talked to a bunch of people and the were golden. But as we were running back to the apartment with really no time to spare we saw a chico sitting on the side of the road and we both felt like we needed to talk to him. So went up and were like hey whats up, how are ya¿ and he just had his head down and said not very good. And my lil heart dropped. And we asked him why and he told us that there are a lot of things going on in his family, a lot of not very great things. So we talked to him and we explained to him about why we are here on earth and that God loves us and thats why he gives us these trials and then I had my cute little youth companion explain the Book of Mormon and we gave him a lil pamflet and he was so pumped. And then we wrote down his number and as we were leaving he told us that we completely changed his whole night and as we started walking away we saw him reading with a smile on his face.

The very last person, the very last night of the week, the very last hour and litterally the last minutes we had. God really works in mistirious ways. I would really give anything to hear those words again. After all of our hard work through out the whole week, I am so grateful that if anyone, we could help this chico. I know that God is truly leading me and guiding me here in the mission. There is not a doubt in my mind. And I feel so dang lucky.

  2 Nefi 9:18 Mas he aquí, los justos, los santos del Santo de Israel, aquellos que han creído en el Santo de Israel, quienes han soportado las cruces del mundo y menospreciado la vergüenza de ello, estos heredarán el reino de Dios que fue preparado para ellos desde la fundación del mundo, y su gozo será completo para siempre.

God knows our sorrow, he knows our joy. We are his queridos. And he loves us more than we can comprehend. All he wants is for us to reach our potential here in this life. That is his main goal. But it does mean that we might have to suffer a pequeñito glimpse of what our Savior suffered. I know with all of my heart that God has a perfect plan. That he will guide our every action if we let him. And realise that he has all power and that maybe things aren´t going the way we WANTED but its because he has something BETTER instore. I lvoe the mish mish. Love my comp comp. And I miss miss Kneaders and Yogurtland. Remember who you are.


Hermana Jarvis

Monday, September 5, 2016

Mother ven o mother Jen

We'll my companion had surgery and this week has been crazy! I'm writing from a member's phone right now from my apartment and it's the weirdest thing but hey gotta do what ya gotta do. Literally this week has been crazy and I don't even know where to start. On Sunday night my companion was put in the hospital and then they waited until Thursday to have the surgery and now she is bed ridden for two weeks and I am running around like a locaaaa. Doing things I never thought I would do in my life jajajaja I am literally doctor Jen here in good ol' apartment oran. And we've been listening to the song "hello" about 20 million times and it pretty much describes mi Vida jajajaj I guess some returned missionaries wrote the song or something and it's literally the best thing ever so go listen to right now.

really this week has been a tad bit hard to be honest. Because I am working without my companion. Because she can't move for 2 weeks. And sometimes I cant leave because I cant find a member to be my companion so we just stay here studying and talking and I just feel like the most unobidient missionary. At first I just felt so stressed. And I really didn't know what to do. I just wanted to leave and go find people and be a missionary. But after a couple days of member not showing up and all plans falling through I just prayed with all of my heart that I could figure out what to. And the next day I woke up with a completely different look at the situation. I realized that everything really does happen for a reason. Even when thing don't flow as smoothly as we would have hoped. I realized that my companion really needs me here. And that in the very small hours I have everyday I need to give it all I have. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own wants and our own needs that we doubt the man that is in charge of all. That has all power. I am so grateful for this week and all that I am learning. And the love that I feel of my heavenly father that he has for me and for my companion in this time. And I literally have no time because I need to go visit some truuuu playas but I love you all and I know that God has a perfect plan even when it's not the way we would have planned. Because his thoughts are bigger than our thought and his ways bigger than our ways. I have so much I want to say but no time *tears*

I love you all
Count your many blessings
And enjoy normal showers and hot water and mountains

hermana Jarvis