Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Chaucitos Argentina

I have like no time. But I just feel so happy and so blessed.

This chapter of my life has been the best chapter by far. I have learned more than I have ever thought posible. I have cried, smiled, laughed and felt the spirit more than I ever thought posible I have become someone that I had never imagined and someone that God needs me to be. I know that God loves me so much. I know that salvation isn't convenient but its the worth every effort. I know that God loves his children. I know that my savior died for me and I am here to live for him. I know that the mission was for me and there is still so much more ahead of me. And so much work to do.

I am going to miss all of my latinos and speaking in spanish all day long and walking in 140 degree weather and singing hymns all day long and making mormon raps and having a companion and eating more food than my body can hold and wearing the ugliest clothes and not thinking about boys  and most of all seeing the biggest change in my brothers in sisters. or in other words, helping them to know our Heavenly Father and not only of him. I LOVE THE MISSION. And I know that this isn`t the end. Its only the beginning.

 “Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life in the service of God will find eternal life” Ezra Taft Benson

I know that He is so powerful and that he can change us. But we have to let him change us. I know that we will never fail unless we fail to turn to him. All we have to do is trust in him and everything will be okay. It won`t be how we would have imagined but it will be so much more.

I am so excited to see my loved ones.

Don`t do drugs.

Hermana Jarvis


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

19 months in the mish

THe shortest email ever...

MY companion got really sick on monday so I have been helping take care of her and we didn´t have the chance to write home so I am doing it now and this week was awesome and I will write a better letter on Monday. I love you all!

hermana J didddddster

Monday, April 17, 2017

hola señorita

 Well I just feel like I could say so much. I really love the mission and mi just taking in every sweet second. We are teaching the sweetest little family and this week their son told us that God told him that he needs to get baptized and so he was baptized this week and it was just the sweetest thing. And he told us that we better watch out because he also is going to be a prophet like José Smith. Jajaja I love him so much.

"If you are not reading the Book of Mormon each day, please do so. If you will read it prayerfully and with a sincere desire to know the truth, the Holy Ghost will manifest its truth to you. If it is true—and I solemnly testify that it is—then Joseph Smith was a prophet who saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

If you do not have a firm testimony of these things, do that which is necessary to obtain one. It is essential for you to have your own testimony in these difficult times, for the testimonies of others will carry you only so far. However, once obtained, a testimony needs to be kept vital and alive through continued obedience to the commandments of God and through daily prayer and scripture study."

I loved the Prophets talk. It was so simple and straight the the point. I just have the strongest desire to talk to everyone and let them know of this Joy and happiness that is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ. And help them to have their own testimonies of our Savior Jesus Christ that comes through reading the Book of Mormon and putting into practice what we learn. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. And that God uses it to guide us and to be our compass in these times of difficulty. But if we don´t use it we will slowly lose sight of this path way to happiness. SO READ IT EVERYDAY PLEASE

I also gave a talk yesterday and I wrote a ton of notes and was super pumped and as it was my turn to talk I just felt the strongest impression to leave my notes and trust in the holy ghost. And so I did it and I just felt the spirits guide and it was so sweet. And really made me think about how privledged I am to have the knowledge or the holy ghost and to know how to let him guide me in my life.

I just feel like im in a dream walking the streets of Argentina and dando besos to all of my cute old ladies. I just am the happiest I have ever been and I am so grateful that I made the decision to serve. It has completely changed mi viddddda. I love my heavenly father and this perfect work. And i am really going to miss all of the creepy men calling me señorita jajaja.

Chaucitos bb

Hna "llena" Jarvis

With my step daughter, my granddaughter and my daughter #sochillbro 

cumple de mi chicaaaaa

TIZIANOS BAPTISM what a tru playa

Monday, April 10, 2017

moto GP ridddddeee urrr dieeeee

Well this week there are like a ton and a ton of motorcycle dudes from brazil and the states and Columbia and Paraguay and china and everywhere because there is a huge motorcycle competition. And they cat call us all day long and we are just a little scared jajaja. And also this week someone told us that people think we are secret spies and they asked us if we have cameras in our placks and why we have a huge pointy white thing on the top of every church. Because they think that it’s how we send all of our information to the US. Jajajjaja.

And I don’t think I ever told you about Erika and Alfredo but they are the sweetest thing. One day my companion and I started talking to this guy who was outside fixing his car and we invited him to church and he was like forsure I will go to your church. And we were so stoked so we asked him when we could pass by to visit him and they he told us that he is a member but his wife isn’t “for right now” jajja and so we passed by the following week to meet his wife and she came out and just gave me the stare down and said “hi what do you need?” and I said “hola! We´re Alfredos friends!” and before I could finish she shouted to her husband and said “hey…. Your “friends” are here….” Like a lil bit pissed jajaja jajjajaja and then he came out and he told her that we are from the church and she was so embarrassed because she totally thought we were like hitting on her husband or something jajajaj. And now she loves us and wants to be baptized and we are teaching her 3 year old daughter how to say the prayer and it’s the SWEETEST thing. But she just copies what her mom and dad say. “heavenly father thank you for my husband and my wife and my kids and the girls that come to visit us. Amen.” Jajajaj it’s the cutest thing ever.

And I really am just so happy to be here. The days are getting shorter and shorter and I just am taking in every second. I love being a missionary. And I feel like I have really come to find out who I am and my purpose as a daughter of my heavenly father. And I just feel like the luckiest human to be here and learn so much about my heavenly father and the love he has for all of his children. And we have all of the reasons to love him back. And we do so by keeping his sacred commandments. John 2:3 “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” And then we can really come to know him, and not only “know of him”.

See you in three weeks :p

Hermana Jarvis


we are preparing for after the mission 

Monday, April 3, 2017

I love general conference

Well only 4 more weeks until I can dance to the music playing in the supermarket without feeling like I need to repent. And it feels so weird. But so good at the same time. General Conference was literally amazing. It was definently the best one yet. I recieved an answer to every single question that I had. And that has never happened to me. But it really goes to show that when we are spiritually prepared God can give us his direction that we so desperately need.

I loved loved loved the talk by Gary B Sabin when he spoke of the group that went camping and when they woke up in the morning the liders asked how the boys had slept and one of them said that they slept really bad because they were really cold. And then one of the boys said well why didn´t you use your sleeping bag? And he told them that he didn´t want to take the extra five minutes to un roll his sleeping bag and put it away the following morning.

It amazes me how well this little story relates to us as children of our heavenly father. Just how he always provides us with exactly what we need but so many times we personally decide to “freeze during the whole night”.

“how oft will I gather you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if ye will repent and return unto me with full purpose of heart.”

He is always waiting for us on the other side of the door and so many time we decided to not let him in. If there is something so valueable that I have learned in the mission its that we have our own agency. We have the agency to choose saddness or to choose eternal happiness. And the only way that we can choose this happiness is using these perfect tools that our father has given us. And allowing him to enter our lives. All he asks of us is that we REPENT AND COME UNTO HIM. That is all he asks. All he wants is US. I know that he is with us and he is watching us. And everytime we decide to not take us hand and let him guide us, we are taking 10 steps back in this path way to find eternal happiness. And as he states “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee”

I know it to be true. I know that before this life he held us and he explained this perfect plan and explained to us that it wouldn´t be easy but we both knew and decided that we could do it. But only in and through our Savior Jesus Christ.  We made this promise with him and we need to fufill it. I truly know now more than ever who and I am and who he needs me to because and I have never felt happier. And I know that the most important thing I can do in this life is fufill the promise that I made with him. And I invite you to do the same.

Hermana J did

Monday, March 27, 2017

una semana menos

This week was just mighty fine. My companion is the sweetest and I taught her how to ride a bike this week  and she crashed into me the other day jajaja. I am her step mommy and she is from Paraguay. And my daughter in the mission is training and is in my district. So I have my daughter my step daughter and my granddaughter all here with me. And we are just the cutest fam. And our branch is going to turn into a WARD IN MAY and I just am the happiest little camper because we have worked so dang hard with these liders. I cant even describe how much I love being here. I just want to extend 5 more times. I have truly fallen in love with this gospel and Argentina. I still am in shock that I am even a missionary. Its honestly something that I never thought I could actually do. And here I am with only 5 more weeks. I have never waken up so excited every morning or had such a strong desire to talk to everyone I know. I have never truly felt so loved and so blessed by my heavenly father. I know he is there and I know with out a doubt in my mind that he hears my every prayer.

And I know only through him we can be happy. And be eternally “happy” not just temporally happy. Its only when we truly turn to him and put everything on the altar of sacrifice that we find this happiness. It really is SO SIMPLE and if we can just trust in him everything magically falls into place. I am really so happy here and the challenges keep coming but they just make us so much stronger. I am just super pumped to be honest. And we just have so much work to do. I know without a doubt in my mind that all truth is included in the gospel and if we can just rely on our heavenly father he will bless us more than we can comprehend. All we gotta do is just take that little leap of faith.

Hermanannananna j did

Monday, March 20, 2017

just another manic mondayyyyyyyy

Well this week was the bomb and I dont have a lot of time to write. We had 12 investigadores at church on Sunday and Cesar was baptized! I have never seen someone so dedicated to the Lord. He quit smoking and he is starting to close his buisness on Sundays and now his wife wants to get baptized! And its just the sweetest thing. It really amazes me to see people truly convert themselves to the Lord. To see them give up all of their favorite things to follow our Savior. I feel so blessed. And I truly know they these things couldn´t come to pass if we hadn´t been praying and fasting with faith that the Lord could truly let us be instruments in his hands. WELL I LOVE YOU ALL AND  I GOTTA GO pray for familia moyano they are going to get married this week!!! and yeah peace and blessings

We had the cutest little bbq with the familia Moyano
He literally thinks my name is spelled like this

Monday, March 13, 2017


Well this week was probably the hardest and most rewarding week of my whole misión. It started out as my mini misionary deciding that she misses her mom and needs to go home and looking for ANOTHER mini missionary franticly for hours and hours to being robbed of almost everything I love and just a lot of other things to top it all off. And really I dont know if I have felt so low in my entire misión. I just felt so lost and so forgotten. Like I just couldn´t comprehend what I did wrong and why I had to get robbed and why my other other mini missionary went home. And I really just didnt even want to wake up in the morning. And the Elders came here to give us another cell phone because it was also stolen with all of my goods and when they came I just had the biggest impression to ask for a priesthood blessing. And I really dont like asking for blessings to be honest because I dont like that people know that I am suffering jaja but I really just couldnt even sit still and not have my eyes fill with tears so I swallowed my pride and I asked them for a blessing.

 And to be honest I always heard the blessings that my companions recieved and how they will just say the most amazing things or things that are writting in their patriatical blessings but to be honest I never felt that my blessings were anything special and I just didn´t feel like they ever worked for me. But in this moment I was so desperate to just feel something and feel even just a tad bit better that it didn´t really matter to me what was said I just knew that I needed a blessing. And the blessing was so sweet and so fast and we went home and started studying and just like that this dispair and saddness that I had recently felt so strongly just didn´t exist. And I just felt the biggest joy in my little heart. And it really just makes me the happiest Little person to know that the power of God is here on the earth and that through this power we can be healed. Really it is just the most amazing thing. And even though I was robbed of almost of my precious things I just felt so so blessed. And feel so so blessed. And to top it off Cesar stopped smoking, COMPLETELY stopped and will be baptized on Saturday and his wife is now listening to us and our other investigador is getting married this week so that the wife can be baptized and the husband can recieve the priesthood. And we have had a ton of people just randomly show us to church every Sunday. So really despite all of the bad that happened this week there was just so much good. And I think I learned more in this week than I have learned in my whole life. Etér 12:12 “For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them;” I know that if we have faith even in the worst circumstances we can be healed, we can see miracles, we can see changes in our lives and we can change. I know that God loves me and he gives us weaknesses so that we can recognize our devine potencial as his children. I really love this work more than I could ever explain and I feel so grateful to be here.

“today we must be better than we were yesterday and tomorrow, better than we were today” and thats how we can know that we are completing the will of our Father. Poco por poco.

see you in seven weeks... WHATTTTTT

Hermana Jarvis

Monday, March 6, 2017

suave suavecito

Well this week we saw a lot of miracles. And more than anything I have just learned the value of humbling ourselves in even the best circumstances. Cesar is preparing for him baptism we are just stuck with his goal to quit smoking. Hopefully he will be baptized this week. It is really so amazing to see how much he has changed. He already is glowing and you can just tell that there is something different about him. And his wife will get home the next week so we are hoping that she will also start coming to church and #familiafeliz.And we had 8 people at church again. And I am literally in shock.

“Daily, constantly, we choose by our desires, our thoughts, and our actions whether we want to be blessed or cursed, happy or miserable. One of the trials of life is that we do not usually receive immediately the full blessing for righteousness or the full cursing for wickedness. That it will come is certain, but ofttimes there is a waiting period that occurs, as was the casewith Job and Joseph.

In the meantime the wicked think they are getting away with something. The Book of Mormon teaches that the wicked “have joy in their works for a season, [but] by and by the end cometh, and they are hewn down and cast into the fire, from whence there is no return”(3 Nephi 27:11).

During this testing time the righteous must continue to love God, trust in His promises, be patient, and be assured, as the poet said, that “who does God’s work will get God’s pay.” …

I testify to you that God’s pay is the best pay that thisworld or any other world knows anything about. And it comes in full abundance only to those who love the Lord and put Him first.

The great test of life is obedience to God.

The great task of life is to learn the will of the Lord and then do it.

The great commandment of life is, “Thou shalt love theLord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength” (Mark12:30).”

The greatest and most important thing we can do in this life is the will of our Father. This week has been full of miracles but also alot of trials. But more than anything I have learned that if I can love my heavenly father more than any other thing I will experience a joy that is unexplainable. And thats the coal that makes thisssss train roll. Jaja

I really have been put to the test lately and I have really come to understand how importance repentence is. As I have been reading in Helaman about Lehi and Nefi and how they were cast into jail for their beliefs and preaching and how they almost starved to death. And then when the gaurds let them out to kill them they were surrounded by fire and no one could touch them it just made me think about how God has really protected me here and then when everyone fell into shock and were surrounded by a black smoke cloud that didn´t let them move until they pleaded for forgiveness. And when they finally pleaded with a sincere desire they were freed. And really thats how it is. When we are caught up in this saddness or maybe temptation or heart break all we need to do is humble ourselves and pray to our Father and plead with him that he can take this dark “cloud” away from us. And in our due time this darkness drifts aways. And we are emotionally freed. I am so grateful for repentence and how I can change through the atonement of my Savior Jesus Christ. I love my Heavenly Father and his briliant plan and I love this work. And I know with out a doubt in my mind its the most important work.

And random side note. There is a family from Utah that lives in our ward and people always come and visit from EAGLE MOUNTAIN. And I have been speaking so much english and its so weird jajaja.


Hermana Yarbis (they literally write my name like that here)

Monday, February 27, 2017

estoy en el cyber how bout you

Well they are playing Ed sheeran in this little cyber  and its raining and everyone is writing me about they are getting married and having children and I just feel a lil trunkie. Who even knows if Ed sheeran is still a thing anymore jajajaja I am so behind in the real world its so sad like I know when mormon.org has litterally changed one picture on their website if thats not weird than I dont know what is jaja. I recieved my other mini this week and she is just as sweet as pie. And we are working hard and we are as red as tomatoes in this heat. And we cleaned our whole entire apartment and you really wouldn´t believe that its a missionary apartment. Or that I cleaned it because we all know how un organized I was before the mission jajajja.

But we really saw miracles this weeek. We have been trying to change the apartment and update all of our books or names and stuff that I dont know how to say in english any more and we had to travel to another city and we really just didnt have a lot of time to work. But when we did have time we worked a ton. And I was a little bit nervous going to church on Sunday bec ause I really didn´t know who would show up. All I knew is that I really gave it my all. And when we showed up at church we found 8 investigadores. I literally couldn´t believe it. People that are just so prepared.

We have been focusing a ton on repentence lately. And it really has changed my whole mind set. On how truly important it is. It really blows my mind the whole subject of the atonement and how we can litterally be cure through it. It amazes me how humble christ is. And how he is just like us in the way we feel and that he suffered so much. And how really we don´t have to suffer thanks to him and his amazing sacrifice

“Restoring what you cannot restore, healing the wound you cannot heal, fixing that which you broke and you cannot fix is the very purpose of the atonement of Christ.

I repeat, save for the exception of the very few who defect to perdition,there is no habit, no addiction, no rebellion, no transgression, noapostasy, no crime exempted from the promise of complete forgiveness.That is the promise of the atonement of Christ.” Boyd K Packer

It really is so amazing. And I know now more than ever that only in and through christ we can see miracles in our life. We can heal hearts, we can heal broken wounds and the most amazing and signifigant of all is that though him we can become pure enough to return to our loving heavenly father. Really just brings tears to my eyes. I feel so grateful to be here and to learn more and more about my savior and best friend jesus christ everyday. And to know that I am a daughter of my heavenly father who loves me more than I could ever imagine. I love this work more than I can explain.

I dont have time like always. So peace and blessings

Novio en el ciber #yungmoney and his little brother third wheeling 

I am becoming a lantin chef 

Monday, February 20, 2017

jeans ja ja

happiest birthday to my mudder and my brudder

The first email I recieved today………….

“¡El tiempo ha llegado para planear su regreso a la casa el 02 DE MAYO!“

"The time has come to plan your return home the 2nd of May!"

Every P-day we like to go on double dates with a couple from our branch. Jajajja and today I am wearing jeans for the first time in almost a year and a half. So thats the weirdest thing ever. And my mini is going home to spend time with her family and I will be recieving another. But I already know who she is because we lived together and the begining of the mision! And I couldn´t talk to her because I couldn´t speak spanish jaja but im super stoked because I can talk to her now and she is so sweet.

This week our Branch went to the temple. And really there just aren´t words to describe how amazing it was to see their efforts and desires. They raised money for the past like three months. All of the youth ran around selling treats knocking door to door and the parents worked more hours then needed and they talked about it every single Sunday and made more plans to make more money. And they finally went. And then on Sunday we had a testimony meeting for all of the members who ended up going and it was honestly the most spiritual experience of my mision. Its so amazing to me to see how dedicated these people are. They are so hooked onto the will of God. It makes me feel so overly blessed to be here. And makes me realize how much I took for granted having a temple so close to me. I really have come to love the mission more than I could ever put into words. And I just can´t even wrap my mind around the thought that it is coming to an end. I have never felt so very blessed in my entire life and I have never felt so very close to my Heavenly Father. There is not a doubt in my mind that he is my creator, that he watches my every move and just desires so deeply that we will follow this straight and narrow path that leads to more happiness than we could ever imagine. And I have no time but this week was just the best and I am so happy.

XOXOXO HErmana Jarvis

I literally fall asleep in every single prayer at night and my companion started taking pictures 

my companion loves taking pictures thats why I am sending like 300 jajaja