Monday, November 28, 2016

Not so in love wit da coca

Well I am sitting here in this little cyber with a man next to me chewing his coca and it smells just so great jajajja.

But this week was just so jazzy. We worked so dang hard and my legs hurt so dang bad but we saw so many miracles so im just a happy, sore lil Hermana. There are really so many blessings we see every single day and so many amazing people that we meet and so many stories to tell.

Anahí is literally in love with the gospel. When we walked into her work the other day we caught her praying alone #presh and then we started talking to her and we noticed that she had a stack of invitations to the church all set out for her customers. And when we passed by to visit her at her house she was practicing how to give a talk in church. Jaja I literally love her so much. I feel like I have always known her. And something inside me tells me that I have already met her in a different time.

And I just love my companion to death. She is the cutest thing and I feel like our time together is flying by so flippin fast and it makes me want to cry. She has learned so much, so fast. I literally feel like she is my child and a babysitter is going to come in three weeks and replace me jajaja. #lagrimas I don´t think I have ever laughed so hard and been so happy in my mission until she came. I love new missionaries to say the least.

If there is anything that stuck out to me today its how powerful the book of Mormon really is and how much I have come to find it my biggest treasure. How powerful and healing it really is. I know without a doubt in my mind that these really are the words of God and they can shape us into who we were designed to become. And that we have them “to gather out the elect” (Moses 7:62) from their sorrows and their achings from these temptations of the world and help them to really come to know our Savior Jesus Christ.

I love this story from Thomas S. Monson:
“One of my best friends during those carefree days in the canyon was Danny Larsen, whose family also owned a cabin at Vivian Park. Each day he and I roamed this boy’s paradise, fishing in the stream and the river, collecting rocks and other treasures, hiking, climbing, and simply enjoying each minute of each hour of each day.
“One morning Danny and I decided we wanted to have a campfire that evening with all our canyon friends. We just needed to clear an area in a nearby field where we could all gather. The June grass which covered the field had become dry and prickly, making the field unsuitable for our purposes. We began to pull at the tall grass, planning to clear a large, circular area. We tugged and yanked with all our might, but all we could get were small handfuls of the stubborn weeds. We knew this task would take the entire day, and already our energy and enthusiasm were waning.
And then what I thought was the perfect solution came into my eight-year-old mind. I said to Danny, “All we need is to set these weeds on fire. We’ll just burn a circle in the weeds!” He readily agreed, and I ran to our cabin to get a few matches.
Lest any of you think that at the tender age of eight we were permitted to use matches, I want to make it clear that both Danny and I were forbidden to use them without adult supervision. Both of us had been warned repeatedly of the dangers of fire. However, I knew where my family kept the matches, and we needed to clear that field. Without so much as a second thought, I ran to our cabin and grabbed a few matchsticks, making certain no one was watching. I hid them quickly in one of my pockets.
Back to Danny I ran, excited that in my pocket I had the solution to our problem. I recall thinking that the fire would burn only as far as we wanted and then would somehow magically extinguish itself.
I struck a match on a rock and set the parched June grass ablaze. It ignited as though it had been drenched in gasoline. At first Danny and I were thrilled as we watched the weeds disappear, but it soon became apparent that the fire was not about to go out on its own. We panicked as we realized there was nothing we could do to stop it. The menacing flames began to follow the wild grass up the mountainside, endangering the pine trees and everything else in their path.”
And just like his parents had warned him, our loving heavenly father has warned us and continues to warn us through his prophets and through his perfect writings. Through the Book that is the most correct and the most direct.
“he did deliver them because they did humble themselves before him; and because they cried mightily unto him he did deliver them out of bondage; and thus doth the Lord work with his power in all cases among the children of men, extending the arm of mercy towards them that put their trust in him. (Alma 29:20)”

I know that if we can put our trust in these sweet words that come from a loving heavenly father we can feel a joy and a love that we cannot receive from the world. No matter what we have done, or who we think we have become or how far from him we may feel his loving arms are extended out and he will always be patiently waiting to receive us if we simply put our trust in Him.

I love the mission.


Hna j a r v i s

14 months bb

Monday, November 21, 2016

ur r not hardcore unless u liv hardcore

Well my skin is literally Nepotalian ice cream. Three colors folks and this week felt really short and I don´t remember a lot but my hija is literally white gangster right now with all of the slang I have been teaching her. And I feel so honored.

Its really so funny how excited we are to write every week. And how fast it goes by. Did ya know I love the mission with my whole heart? This Saturday Anahi was baptized! And it was the sweetest thing. I have never seen someone so prepared in my whole life. I just love her so much and its unreal to see someone before they are baptized and after because they really just SHINE. And now every guy wants to date her and it scares me a bit jajaja.

We had the best Family Home Evenings this week because we got almost all new missionaries in our district and we are almost all gringos and its literally so fun. We had probably 30 people playing musical chairs yesterday and it was SO INTENSE jajajaj and I almost won but ya know I just wanted to “serve my fellow beings” and let someone else win. Ja no I tripped so hard running to the next seat, infront of everyone. But ya know you´re not hardcore unless you live hardcore.

Everyday I have a new favorite chapter of the book of Mormon and today its Mosiah 24. I just love how it explains that when we are passing through hardships first and foremost if we trust in God he will give us more strength. He will give us strength to go through these things on our own and then when we can show him that we will work according to his will he will free us from our trails. But not until we can prove to him that we have the faith to be set free. “Lift up your heads and beof good comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made unto me; and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of bondage.” All we have to do is remember our sacred covenants and trust in our Heavenly father and then he will deliver us from bondage. I really loved a talk by elder Bednar when he described the children of Eygpt passing through the sea on dry ground. Its not that they just sat in front of the sea waiting for it to part but they put their feet in the water and trusted God he would help them out. And how crazy is it that we literally have the same exact God that helped them cross the sea on dry ground and yet some times we doubt him and his will?  “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” If I have learned anything in the mission its to have faith in this perfect plan that we accepted before this life. That only in and through Christ we can be saved even when this plan doesn´t turn out how we would have expected or wanted it’s the plan that was created by the man with is with all power and I know if we can simply listen to his still small voice through the holy ghost he will guide us home and will provide all we need for our journey.

I love the mission if I haven´t mention that before and I am SO PUMPED for this week. And also we bought nutella today and it’s the first time I will be eating nutela in 14 months. (Three claps for Jenna) and all I will be missing  out on my FAVORITE holiday once again.. And literally drooling and dreaming just thinking about a slice of pumkin pie. So disfrutelo.

Chau mis amigos fieles y leales

Hermana J J J diddy jajaj
they call him smile, I don't know why
se llama sonrisa no sé porque 

Monday, November 14, 2016


Donald Trump? WHA.. literalmente I thought it was a joke that he was running for Pres. Pero esta bien. LO APOYÓ. Everything happens for a reason que, no?

I really love the mission with my whole heart. I love seeing people literally change their lives, I love reading the scriptures and actually understanding them. I love waking up everyday knowing that I get to find my brothers and sisters that are so so so prepared. I love coming to know that God truly has everything under his control and that he has created such a perfect plan for everyone of us. I love knowing that I belong the same church that Jesus Christ established with the same exact teachings. I love knowing that it is put together perfectly because he is perfect. I love all of the little miracles that I can see every single day if I just open my eyes. I love walking 5 hours in 110 degrees knowing that at least we helped someone know that they are a child of God and that he loves them more than they can comprehend. I love that our Heavenly Father has given me 2 guide books with perfect instructions to lead me and guide me through this life.

I really just have so many thoughts and SO many stories and so many miracles that I could tell. From every single day that I have been here in the mission. But overall I just feel so very grateful to know that my Heavenly Father loves me and that he loves every single one of his children. I know with all of my heart that my Savior lives. And that he loves me and that thanks to this love he has allowed us to make covenants with him. And open the doors to his blessings if we simply follow his guidelines.

“Divine covenants make strong Christians. I urge each one to qualify for and receive all the priesthood ordinances you can and then faithfully keep the promises you have made by covenant. In times of distress, let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answer. He will sustain you as you work and watch. In His own time and way He will stretch forth his hand to you, saying, “Here am I.” E´D Todd Christofferson

Its as easy as that. We obey him, and he leads us and blesses us and answers our prayers. He knows that we are here. He knows our faces. He knows exactly what we need. And all we have to do is remember our sacred covenants and LET his guide our lives.

D & C 1:18-23
 18 And also gave commandments to others, that they should proclaim these things unto the world; and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets—
 19 The weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh—
 20 But that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world;
 21 That faith also might increase in the earth;
 22 That mine everlasting covenant might be established;
 23 That the fulness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers.

And one of our biggest convents is to lift others and to spread his love. To help others come to a knowledge of his guidance and his hand that has always been extended out towards us.

I really have come to know more than anything that God has trusted me so much. To be born into his gospel. To know of his sacred power and the blessings that come with it. And the very least that I could do is help others to know of the same. And also Anahi and Daiana are going to be baptized this week and they literally amaze me. I feel like I am teaching less active members that have already learn all of these things. They have become to be so so very special to me and I feel so dang grateful to be a part of their story.

Song of the Week: Take my hand de Shawn McDonald

Scripture of the week: Matthew 15:11-19

Hermana Harvi (como dicen mis latinos)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Soy Catolica Apostólica Roman

Well overall this week we learned how to whistle with our noses and I don´t think it gets much better than that. Jajjajja and also Anahi and Daiana fasted FOR 24 HOURS this week and they fasted that there family could be more open to our message. And when we showed up to pick them up on Sunday (I say pick them up like we have a car….jajaja) they were so open to us and so grateful for our sacrifice to come find them early in Domingo to go to church. It was such a miracle. Wow I literally love them with all of my heart. I really never thought I could love so many latinos.

Really these past three days have just been so good. I love fast Sunday more than words can describe. It’s unlike anything else to just sit and listen to all these amazing people share their testimonies. I think I have felt the spirit the very stongest in my mission in that short hour we all share together. And It makes me so grateful to know that it’s the most important hour we have in all of the week, to really just start completely new and thank our Heavenly Father for all we have. We really receive such a protection and it’s something indescribably amazing. It breaks my heart to think of all the people that don´t get to enjoy that sweet hour each Sunday and start new every single week through the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. And it gives me a lot of motivation to work harder and harder every week.

“It may appear to you at times that those out in the world are having much more fun than you are. Some of you may feel restricted by the code of conduct to which we in the Church adhere. My brothers and sisters, I declare to you, however, that there is nothing which can bring more joy into our lives or more peace to our souls than the Spirit which can come to us as we follow the Savior and keep the commandments.”

There is nothing more clear in mind than how smart and knowledgeable our Heavenly Father is. I know that we are so blessed to have commandments to guide us. To instruct us and to shape us. So that we can have this protection from satan and his temptations. I know with all of my heart than they keep us in line. They bring us joy and a happiness that we won´t find anywhere else.  “O how marvelous are the works of the Lord, and how long doth he suffer with his people;” He doesn´t want us to suffer alone and that’s why he has created such a marvelous plan with these perfect instructions. That if we obey. Though his atonement we can overcome all of these wordly sorrows and temptations. And there really is no other way.

I love the mission more and more every week. And I just have such a burning desire to share this message with everyone and read my scriptures all day long and I really just feel a little bit nerdy jajaja.

Hope your week is full of rainbows and happiness

Remember who u r

X O x o

Hermana Jarvis

When you are so swag it hurts

SOUPA DE MANI we ate 3 plates each
​We made paleo banana bread
this is our mirror jajajajjaa
had a drunk guy talk in "English"
Halloween trick or treaters WHAT¿¿¿

​I bought new shoes for the first time in a year and they were 16 bucks #savyshopper #ghettobutIlikeit