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