Monday, December 15, 2014

Week #47 A clear perspective on Christmas


I'm on top of the World!


 




                                             My companion goes home this week, I will miss her!





T'was the week before transfers, and all through Peru, not a missionary was safe from the thought of a move!!!! Wow it is so crazy fast the time goes by, this week was litterally just an insane blur of work. My companion is finishing her mission and we made tons of goals so that she could finish strong. We worked really hard. We taught lesson after lesson and contacted every person that looked at us. It was a really fantastic week. I felt like we were completely lost in the work, I looked up for a minute and it was already Sunday again. Even though we thought and talked a lot about what it would be like for Hermana Goulding to see her family again we worked every single hour.
 
I have almost been gone for a year now, it is 11 months I think. Its crazy that I havent seen my family or anyone in so long. With Christmas time approaching I  have feelings that are mixed. Part of me says that I miss my family and I want to be able to spend christmas with them doing things like drinking hot chocolate, reading books and watching christmas movies. But I think the greater part of me just wants to work. I am in the perfect place right now. What better way to spread the Christmas cheer than sharing the gospel and the pure love of christ. Helping people get the best gift of all which is salvation. Its so interesting here in the mission how our eternal perspective is so clear. Our purpose and our priorities are totally in focus. We need to go to church every Sunday, read the scriptures and pray every night, the easy primary answers. We also need to repent of our sins to receive a pardon. It is so clear to me as a missionary, but its interesting how in the "real world" we loose that clear eternal perspective. Even return missionaries can forget that going to church and keeping the sabbath day holy are more important than working all day. As a student last year, it was easy to forget that it is more important to read your scriptures than your school books. In the real world we are so cluttered and distracted by other things. Not that working and studying for school are bad, but we have to remember what is best. I love the talk by Elder Oaks that reminds us  of good, better, best choices. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2007/10/good-better-best?lang=eng
 
Now that every one is on vacation and they have to worry about finales or work for a while, its time to remember Christ and his sacrafice for us. Its time to get back our eternal perspective and to not waste this break and this precious time that we have doing unimportant things. In D&C we are taught  to not be idle. Its says" Cease to be idle, cease to be uncleanñ cease to find fault one with anotherñ cease to sleep longer than needfulñ retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary arise early that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated." I know alot of people think of winter break as a time to just stay in bed all day watch christmas movies and eat christmas cookies, but I think Christmas should be more fulfilling than just that. We should be endulging ourselves in the scriptures using this time that we have to refocus and gain a clear eternal perspective before we have to go back to work and to school. To realize that there are more important things in this life. More things that we have to do. I love the short video El es la Dadva or He is the gift. It is a good reminder of what christmas is all about.  http://www.mormon.org/christmas

 Love you all! 
See you next summer!
Hermana Huish

Monday, December 8, 2014

Week #46 sacrifice and humility

HOla Familia,
My mom asked me this week to respond to her question about how sacrifice applies to missionaries.
Honestly it is difficult to explain, no one can really understand until you have actually gone through it. Its just one of those things that people can talk about all the time but cant fully comprehend until you experience it.  I'll try to explain using a personal story.There was a time in CCM when I was frustrated with learning the language and all I wanted to do was to talk to my mom about it, but there was no way I could call, it is not allowed. My mom is always the person I go to for advice when i am having hard times, but that was something I had to sacrifice coming on the mission. Talking to my mom wasn't an option for me any more. A lot of times we deal with stress by either talking to our parents, playing sports, or distracting ourselves in some way like tv or video games. On a mission none of this things are allowed. So you have to learn to be creative and work with what you have. Leaning on my heavenly father  to support and help me during the difficult times has been the only way that I was able make these sacrifices.I have learned that putting my confidence in him and having faith that everything will be okay is sometimes the only tool we have for coping and certainly the best one.  The scriptures are another tool we can use. At times it can be really hard to give up everything that we have, everything that is familiar and comfortable but honestly we just have to learn to rely on God and be creative.  I think also a good way to sacrifice is to humble yourself. I have  learned a lot of humility in the mission. 
This week we had lunch with our recent convert C. She shared her life story with us and it is amazing and very humbling. On the plateau we basically have everything we need. TV, carpet, iphones, food, and families. We really have everything. Carolina had literally nothing. Her dad abandoned her when she was born and her mom abandon her when her sister was born. Her grandmother raised her and her sister. But when C turned 10 her grandma died. She was left alone to take care of herself and her little sister. She had an aunt who did what she could to buy them clothes and food but they literally had nothing. C worked and studied really hard. She ran races to make a little bit of money. And finally she started studying here in Lima.  She bought her own little room with a table. She was constantly sending money to her little sister but was just scratching by. Finally she was able to meet her husband D. They started living together and making a little bit more money. Before she could get her title she had her first son. Now they are doing really well they are members of the church and have what they need to get by. When her son gets a little older C is going to go back to work. Her story is amazing to me. She came  out of nothing and really making something wonderful with her life. 
It is important to remain humble as we sacrifice. Its important to rely on your heavenly father, and its important to remember that sacrifice is to give up something good for something better. The sacrifices that we make to serve a mission for a year and a half are so small in comparison of what we receive. I couldn't imagine my life with out a mission. I would not be who I am today with out my mission. It has really impacted my life and I haven't even finished yet. The things we learn the experiences we have and the relationships we create with our heavenly father are priceless. 

Love you all,
See you next summer
Hermana HUish

Monday, November 24, 2014

Week #44 It is great to be busy!








Wow wow wow! So much has happened. This week was full and so busy!
Monday we worked hard all day. We didn't take a p-day because we wanted to go to the temple Wednesday. We taught 8 lessons in one day, it was awesome. We just went from one lesson to another and I know we were walking with the spirit because everyone accepted us! Nobody rejected us which is not characteristic of this area. Last week we went hours with out finding lessons, and this Monday it was just lesson after lesson, exactly what every missionary hopes for
Tuesday I gave a capacitacion on Albedrio in our Zone meeting. I didn't have much time to prepare but it turned out really well. Again on Tuesday,l I know that we were walking with the spirit because we taught lots of lessons and we found more new people to teach. We had a correlation meeting with our mission leader. Our mission leader is super cool. Hes 19 speaks fluent English, sings and his dream is to go to the united states and study at BYU. Hermana Goulding and I are really good friends with him. He has a hard life and is very inspirational to us, we are trying to do what we can to help him.  
Wednesday we prepared to go to the temple! We were so excited. We both woke up super tranquilo and we prepared to go. We left at 10 so that we could get back in time to work but nothing ever goes according to plan. We were about an hour into our trip to la molina when the Land Lord called us  frantic because she was locked out of the house. We had shut the door when we left and she didnt have her key. She was really concerned because her sick mother was inside with out anyone to help her. The only solution was that we needed to come back to open the door for her. So we jumped out of the combi and made the hour long trip back and then another hour back to La Molina.  Finally we made it to the temple and it was a great experience. I love the complete peace and happiness I feel there. For those little moments that we get to spend in the temple I know that no other worldly thing matters. As long as I am good with God nothing else matters. So often we forget that eternal perspective when we are out in the world but the temple is the best place to remember. 
Thursday we had a multi zone confernece. These conferences are so long. From 8 in the mornong until 4 in the afternoon. The president and his wife came with his assistants and they talked a lot about the importance of repentance. His talk was amazing. He spoke about the plan of God and the plan of Satan and how God is just and merciful. The whole point of his talk was that God cant save us from our sins if we don't repent from them. He has provided the way for us to be saved we just need to follow it. He cant save us IN our sins but can save us FROM our sins. He stressed the importance of focusing more on repentance to make sure that all of our investigatores are truly repenting of their sins.
Friday we had the wedding! WAHOO!!!! We got up early to help C get ready. The wedding was a matrimonio massivo which meeans that many  couples get married at one time. The marriage was held in the District offices so the district office was all decked out in balloons and flowers. Planning a wedding in Peru is about a million times harder than in the united states I think that is why no one is married here. There are so many prerequisits and papers that we had to get all worked out. It was really stresfull but we got everything done and were good to go for Friday. C, D and C were they cutest family ever! I was so happy to be able to help them with their wedding. They signed the papers and everything is official. There were about 15 to 20 other couples who were also there and so many missionaries. Later in the evening we had a reception. We wanted it to start at 7 so we could be there but in Peru time 7 means 9. Everything starts late, But tha'ts okay we were able to share a couple words before we left and we got to watch the couples dance!
Saturday we found a new family who I feel is prepared for the gospel! This family is awesome Walter his wife Maria )who are already married thank goodness= and their two sons Johan )16= and Walter )14  We taught the restoration and they accepted it very well. I am really excited to go back next Wednesday to teach them again! 
Sunday we had ward conference and the baptism. The baptism was suppose to start at 4 but it really started  at 5:30, punctuality is just not that important here. The baptism was so beautiful. There were so many members there to support C and D. The messages and testimonies were beautiful. Hna Goulding and I did a special musical number and everything worked out really well. We gave time to C and D to share their testimonies, they talked about being and eternal family and how they want to go to the temple to be sealed together and how happy they were to be baptized into the church.This is the first baptism in almost a year in the ward! The bishop was very grateful. After the baptism hermana Goulding and I were basically dead. This week was so busy. We taught one more lesson that night and then headed home to get some rest. I have never slept better in my whole  mission. 
I wish that I was able to give more details and explain better but the time doesn't allow me. I Love you all and hope everything is going well in the states!
See you next summer!
Hermana Huish


Monday, November 17, 2014

Week #43 The Book of Mormon changes lives!

Birthday breakfast for Hna. Ramirez




Working lunch with the Elders



This week has gone by really quickly for me. We are working with a young couple C and D. They are getting married in the massivo this Friday, and I am extremely happy for them. C has been really strong and has a really strong desire to follow Jesus. I can tell that she is ready to be baptized, she follows through with all of her commitments and is becoming a member of the ward. It has been a little more difficult with D, but we are working hard to strengthen his faith through revelation, though the scriptures and through assitencia. He is a husband, a father and is always worrying about providing for his family. He has a hard time leaving work to come to church because he wants to for his family. We are working to increase his faith and teach him that if he puts his confidence in God, God will provide everything else.

We had a very great spiritual experience this week. I is the wife of a menos activo. She has been really prepared for us. She is always working and her schedule is crazy but she shared with us that the Book of Mormon is changing her life. She said she feels more peace, and like she is learning a lot as she reads. She also can feel that her personality is changing. She is a witness to the power that the Book of Mormon has to change lives. We helped her initiate the habits of family prayer and family scripture studies. I have strong faith that we are going to reactivate her husband and that she will be baptized.

I have noticed that unfortunately, in this area the people are very hard hearted. We have had a lot of rejection this week. More rejection in this one week then in my entire mission. At first I was really confused and thought that it was my fault, that I wasn't a faithful enough missionary, but I think what I learned is that I am doing my part and every one has the ability to accept or reject. I have noticed that some people get really focused on things that are not important. We have had several lessons this week in which our investigatores ask us questions that are not reaalted to the gospel basics or that do not have answers. When we are talking about these things I can literally feel the spirit leave the conversation. Its so important to stay focused on the lessons and the doctrine of Christ and nothing else, so that we can teach with the spirit.


It is a short post this week because we have been so busy. Busy is a good thing in the mission!
Have a great week everyone and see you next summer,
Hna. Huish

Monday, November 10, 2014

Week #42 Santa Isabel

Transfer Day

Saying goodbye to my old comp. Sister Frye



Zona Magnolias is #1


                                                          Goodbye to Magnolias



                     My new Comp. Hna. Goulding and Elder Rodriguez and Elder Sitton




Dear Family,
The rumors were true. I am now in Santa Isabel. It is a lot different here and so much has changed. My new companion dun dun dun! Is another GRINGA! I think president doesnt ever want me to become fluent in spanish because this is my third gringa companion! Just to have one is pretty rare, and now I have had three. Hna Goulding is from northern california and she studied at BYU provo before her mission. We acutally lived together at one point when I was serving in magnolias so we know each other really well. This is also her last transfer in the mission before she goes home. Thank goodness she is still willing to work hard. Our area is tiny!! In fact, its about 8x smaller then my last area!  Our room is so nice we actually have a kitchen and lots of space. It feels good to not  be crammed into a 10x10 little box like my last room. Along with a tiny area comes a tiny ward. We have about 90 people coming to sacrament meeting and many of those are less actives.  I know that while I am here I really need to focus on strengthening the ward, the members, and helping the bishop.  I am excited for the chance to use some leadership skills and really make a difference. I can see a lot of potential but also a lot of work that needs to be done. 
We have some wonderful people that we are working with! Currently, we are teaching a family C D and their little son C. They are THE BEST! They truly were prepared for the gospel, golden invesigators. We have had lessons with them almost every night this week. We had a family night with them yesterday and I just don't have words to describe how awesome they are. They are totally motivated to come to church, to learn more, and to do what is right. They are not married yet so  this week we are focusing on obtaining all the requirment papers for their wedding. They tried to inscribe last Friday but it didn't work out. Their wedding date is the 21 and then their baptism date is the 22! wahoo its awesome!! And something even cooler is that the elders in our ward elder sitton and elder rodriguez also have a family that are being married the same day and the baptism despues. So we have been working a lot together.  This will be an exciting month. Although the area is really small,  I do have faith in this area and that we can help it grow. I am excited to be here and will try to make a difference.
So this is my little update this week.
Love you all and see you next summer!
Hermana Huish

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Week #40 The things that matter most



Another week has passed and transfers are coming up, I cant wait to see what happens. Part of me wants to be transferred because I have had  lot of time in this area.  I love it but I think I am ready for a change, new people, new streets, new companions. 
This week was stake conference, and it was really special because President Erickson and his wife came to speak as well as the Temple president. The temple president was awesome, he shared lots scriptures and reason why we should go to the temple. He also told the following story.
There was a women and an old man. The old man had a cave full of gold, silver, jewels,and jems, basically it was a giant jackpot of treasures. He told the women that she had 8 minutes to collect all the treasure that she could but the gate would close in exactly in 8 minutes and never open again. He reminded her not to forget what is most important. The women grabbed her bag and entered the cave. She quickly shoved all the gold and jewels into the bag. And just as 8 minutes was up she ran out of the cave and the gates closed. She was so happy that she was RICH! but after the adrenaline of collecting all of the gold passed she realized she had left her baby boy inside the cave. 
After the president told this story I felt haunted. The women was so preoccupied with other things that she forgot what was the most important to her! Her own son. It made me think about my life. Am I being to preoccupied with everything else that I am forgetting what is most important?. Where are our priorities?  Are they  focused on finding true happiness?  When we put our confidence and trust in God then we will prosper. Jacob 2Ñ18'19 says ¨But before y seek for riches seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain the riches, if ye seek them and ye will seek them for the intent to do good.¨ I love this. I know that If God is our first priority all of the other parts of our life will fall into place. Even if we have a million other things that are going on in our life we need to retain our focus on God.
 My sophomore year of high school I was taking tough classes. I had a lot of homework and never had enough time to study! I had commitments to soccer, piano friends and family. Basically, a lot of stuff to balance for a 15 year old. Normally  I saved up all my homework for Sunday night. I would be extremely stressed about studying for all my exams, finishing all my project and writing papers late Sunday night. I remember my mom sharing with me that on the Sabbath day and we should rest and remember God. Exod 20 8'10 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter...¨I decided that I needed to keep this commandment. That I needed to have a time to remember God within my busy schedule. I decided that I would not do my homework on Sundays. That I would keep that day as a day of rest. At first I was nervous that If I didn't do my homework on Sundays I would get bad grades and that the rest of my week would be more stressful. But what I found was the opposite! I ALWAYS had time to finish my homework and do all of the other things I wanted to do. I had a clear mind for all of my tests and I earned the best grades of my life that year. I know that if we put God first above all of the other things that we worry about that our lives will be smooth and that all of the other things will fall into place. We need to stop making excuses and do what we know we should do. I love the verses in Luke that state: 
57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, certain man said unto him, Lord, will follow thee whither soever thou goest.
58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of their have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
 59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord,suffer me first to go and bury my father.
 60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
 61 And another also said, Lord, will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
 62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the ploughand looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.¨Luke 957'69
We need to stop giving excuses like these people in the scriptures and always do what we can to put Christ first. 

As far as everything else in my life.  I'm crossing my fingers for a transfer next Monday. I have   a lot of time in this area so its a possibility that i get transferred but hermana pin doesn't know the area very well yet so maybe ill have to stay to teach her a little bit more. But I am just hoping for a transfer. 

Saul is getting baptized this week! Wahoo Ill send pictures next Monday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Week #39 Forgiving our enemies









Hola Familia, Hola Amigos! 
Another week has already gone by I cant believe it. This week we have been teaching a lot of new people and I noticed a theme in all of my investigatores. Many of the  people were holding grudges. It made me contemplate why it is so hard to forgive, and why we hold on to these feelings of resentment, frustration and anger. These negative emotions are dangerous and come from Satan. When we give place for them inside of us it leads us to do harmful things. We often try to seek revenge or justice because we want that person to suffer how we have suffered. But is this justice?

The story of Herodias and John the Baptist in the Bible illustrates the dangers of grudges. Herodias and Herod had an illegal marriage. Herodias was previously married the Phillip, the brother of Herod, and the divorce had not be finalized under Jewish law. So the secret marriage with Herod and Herodias was illegal and adulterous. John the Baptist being a powerful prophet and not fearing to speak out against man called out Herodias saying "Ït is not lawful for thee to have thy brothers wife.¨Herod respected John the baptist knowing that he was appraised by the people and a man of God. He let the rebuke go without punishment, however Herodias was furious with John for calling out her marriage. She began to form her grudge against John the Baptist and hatched a plan revenge against John. She desired justice. So she convinced the king to have him imprisoned. As he waited in the prison Haerodias continued to plan, and continued to grow in her hatred for John the baptist. When the king had a giant feast for his birthday she set her plan in action. Her daughter danced before the king, and he was so enchanted by the dance that he promised her "Äsk of me whatsoever thou wilt, and i will give it unto thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it to thee, unto the half of my kingdom.¨ The daughter went to her mother, Herodias  and Herodias demanded the head of John the baptist. The king being surrounded by all of the high captains, lords, and principal officials could not reject the oath for the sake of embarrassment. Herodias had won. She was brought the head of John the Baptist. 

But is this justice? This is what Herodias wanted, but this is not justice it is revenge. Justice is the unalterable law that brings consequences according to our actions. And this law of justice is brought by God. ¨But there is a law given, and a punishment affixed, and a repentance granted which repentance mercy claimeth otherwise, justice claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment if not so, the works of Justice would be destroyed and God would cease to be God.¨Alma 42.22 "And it is requisite with the justice of God that men should be judged for their works and if their works were good in this life, and the desires of their hearts were good, that they should also at the last day be restored unto that which is good. And if their works are evil they shall be restored unto them for evil. Therefore, all things shall be restored to their proper order, every thing to its natural frame mortality raised to immortality, corruption to in corruption ' raised to endless happiness to inherit the kingdom of God, or to the endless misery to inherit the kingdom of the devil, the one on the one hand, the other on the other.¨Alma 41.3,4 We need to trust that God can work out the justice, this is not our responsibility. In the day of judgement all things will be restored to their proper order. Individulas will receive the  consequences for their works. God has commanded us ¨that ye ought to forgive one another for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the lord for there remaineth in him the greater sin. I the Lord will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men. And ye ought to say in your hearts let God Judge between me and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds.¨

We should not desire to bring justice or revenge to the people who have rebuked or hurt us. We should leave that judgement up to God. Each of us will receive our recompense  and God will judge righteously. 
God has commanded us to forgive one another. In Mathew 5.43,45 Jesus invokes a new rule. ¨Ye have heard that it hath been said, thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them taht curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.¨Jesus has directed us to love our enemies. That if some one has done something against us we should pray for that person. This scripture gives us the perfect advice of how to dejar our grudges. Prayer and service. If we want to learn to love those that we hate we must do the opposite and love them, serve them, and pray for them. If we can start with small acts of service to put aside the contention we can prevent the build up of anger like Herodias, and learn to LOVE. We can replace the feelings of contention and vengence with love and peace. Let us not be like Herodais and hold these feelings of hatred in side of us. Let us be like Christ. Let us forgive and love our enemies. Christ set the perfect example. As he suffered and died on the cross one of his last remarks was ¨Father forgive them for they know not what they do.¨Lucas 23.34. He set the perfect example of love and forgivness. Let us all be like Christ love our enemies.

So this is my little spiritual message of the week. But as for everything else in Peru, we are great. We have found many new people to teach who are AWESOME. We are teaching S and her Husband J. They are so wonderful, we were at their house everyday this week. Its a fun young couple who  are hungering and thirsting for the gospel in their lives! They read the assignments we give them and understand almsst everything. Its amazing when we go to teach lessons all we have to do is ask questions to verify their knowledge because they understand all the important concepts. Its awesome teaching them and I cant wait for their baptism. 
Also we have been teaching a man named J. He works driving a moto and we contacted him one day and have been teaching him basically everyday as well. He always has good questions for us. He had a hard time understanding why bad things have to happen on the earth but we explained that we are here to progress and learn from our mistakes. 
Yesterday a woman came up to us saying. I want to be baptized. We were like ohh wow we can help you with that. We taught her family for the first time yesterday and it went really well. 
Also S the son of V my recent convert changed his work schedule so that he can come to church!!! Wahoo! He has attended for the past 3 Sundays and as soon as we finish the lessons he wants to be baptized as well. 

All of our investigatores are working and learning which is exactly what we want. We are going to continue to grow their testimonies and help them down this path. I pray for them everyday and have faith that they will continue to progress.

It has been interesting working with my two companions.  I'm definitely learning a lot about patience, compassion and love.. We all went out to lunch as a zone last week and It was fun. This pday were going to play volley ball and other games. So things are going well. All normal Obra missional nada mas! Stay true! Miss yall!

See you next summer!
Hermana Huish 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Week #38 The half way point

I was reunited with my friends from the CCM at the Soccer tournament


All three of us are at the half way point (9 in and 9 to go)


Our zone won the tournament!




Hola Familia!
This past week has been really busy! Monday we had Mundial! And our zone won! Wahoo go Canto Chico! Hermana Molina, Hermana Apollo and I were the best cheerleaders ever. 

Later in the week we had a Sister Conference. It was sweet. All of the sisters in our mission gathered in the District Offices.  The topics were fortifying our companionship's, being good examples, and preparing for our future lives. What I liked the most was the talk about unity within companionship. (I really needed it!)

Right now I am in a trio. Hermana Frye is the mama of Hermana Pin so they are ¨Best friends¨ and it has been pretty tough to be the third wheel this whole transfer. My attitude with my companions has not been the best. Basically I just keep telling myself to put up with it and then hope for a transfer in a few weeks.I have  judged them based off  first impressions. I did make an effort in the beginning to put myself into  their shoes but I felt completely shut me out, three girls is usually never a good idea. Hermana Pin has had a difficult past and is not willing to teach some of the lessons.. I have looked at my companions as  burden to me and to the work here in begonias. They are new and dont understand the people that I have been teaching for a long time. They dont have the same love for the people. When I want to teach one more lesson before we go back to the room they both just want to go back and sleep. I know and love the people here, and know that if we don't go to the lesson they would be really disappointing. But because I am the odd man out we have to let the majority rule. I have had to exercise  a lot of patience. During my interview with the mission president this week he explained to me a little bit about Hermana Pin. That she has lived alone since she was 14,  and that her dad died recently. He explained to me the enormous personal progress she has made in the mission. He explained to me "Hermana Huish I have heard from your past companions that you are patient and a peacemaker. I hope that you can be the same with Hermana Pin." This completely changed my mind about her, and about my responsibility as a companion to her. I shouldn't be viewing her as a burden or her problems as baggage. A good companion would do everything they could to uplift and try to help them. I am going  to do my part to bring unity to our companionship and to help Hermana Pin with all of the things that she is dealing with. Every person is like an iceberg. At first we can only see the top part. And from here we make judgement's about the person based on what we see in the first impressions. But what we dont know is the giant part that hides under the water. We shouldn't be quick to judge others, because we never know what they have gone through and the reasons that they act the way that they do. I am going to make a better effort to get to know my companions and learn to love them.
Luego we had room checks and interviews with President Erickson. We passed our roomcheck. Our room is tiny, especially for three people I don't know how we are doing it. Our entire apartment is smaller then my bedroom that I have at home. But we are making it work, and luckily Hermana Frye is completely willing to sleep on the floor. 
Last week elections were held  in Peru and it is illegal to hold reunions during voting so we couldn't watch General conference when it was broadcast. So this week we all went to the stake center to watch it. 
I think my favorite quote in conference was from Hugo E Martinez. Ël que sierve sierve, y el que no sierve no sierve¨This was so awesome and so true. Its so simple and clear. I loved it. This week I will reach my half way mark in my mission. WOW i cant believe it I am half way through. I know all the basics. I can speak spanish, teach the lessons, and navigate my area.  The next 9 months are really my time to make a difference, to serve, and to change peoples lives. This morning I read in the Liahona about starting new, and setting goals. Dice Ähora es el mejor momento para empezar a ser la persona que queremos llegar a serñ no solo de aqui a veine anos, sino por toda la eternidad.¨In English it goes right now is the best moment to start to be the person you want to become, not only in 20 years from now but for the eternities.¨I really believe that now is the moment to start new for me. To make goals plans and to start to become the person I want to be. I have worked hard, I know the basics  and now I just need to put everything in practice.

Love yall and see you next summer!
Hermana Huish

Sunday, October 5, 2014

My new Trio!



Hola!!

My post is early this week because our entire mission has a huge futbol (soccer) tournament on Monday. I am looking forward to playing soccer and seeing some of my friends from other zones.

Last week I was put in a trio and so far it is teaching me a lot of patience.  Hermana F and Hermana P have been together for a while so I kind of feel like the third wheel but I know this will change and we all will adjust, I need to give the situation a little more time. Hermana F. is actually a GREAT teacher and I am learning so much from her. This week we found a new investigator named J. The first lesson we taugth him went very well. We focused on all of his needs and answered his questions. He told us that he has never felt like this before about a church. He said that he has attended many different churches and that his whole family is Christian but he has never  felt at peace with any of the religions he ahs investigated. We explained to him that the peace he was now feeling was the Holy Ghost testifying to him. He accepted that and agreed to watch general conference with us this weekend. I think God was preaparing him because about a month ago J said that he had a dream and that an angel came to him in the dream to teach him the truth. During the lesson, he pointed to me and said that he felt the spirit of truth when I spoke. It is so gratifying to be able to bring light into other peoples lives and to share the gospel with them. God prepares us all in different ways, some through dreams, others through trials and life experiences. Each persons path is unique. We invited J to think about being baptized. He was willing to listen and pray for his own answers which is perfect.

This week also we had an experience with Hermana L. She has had a lot of hard things pass in her life. Her daughter is special needs, her son just left rehab. She had a broken arm and couldn't find work. She has had a lot of bad things happen and this past week her husband died in the hospital. I felt awful for her. All I could think of was to share with her the story of Job. That he had every thing he ever wanted. Satan tempted him every way possible. Satan took away his riches, his family, his home, he even had diseases. But we can all learn from Job because he never turned against God. In fact he actually drew closer  to God for help. When bad things happen in our lives we have to option to go to God for help or we can give into Satan and resent God for what has happened. I know that if we can go to God we will be blessed. After the trials of Job he was blessed more than ever. her had more flocks, and more children than before. I know God sometimes gives us trials to test us, and that if we can get through them we can become better than ever before. its also important to rembember that God will never give us something that we cant handle in Corinthians 10:13 no os ha sobrevenido ninguna tentacion ue no sea humanañ pero fiel es Dios, que no os deara ser tentados mas de lo que podeis resistir, sino que dara tambien juntamente con la tentacion la salida, para que podais sportar. 

Hope you all have a good week!
See you next summer,
Morgan

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Transfers...

So sad to say goodbye to Pinto!!







Camibiosss! 
This week we had transfers and I was so nervous because it was time for Hermana Pintado to be transferred. We were really good friends and were working  hard so I was sad to watch her leave and extremely nervous to get my new companion! 
Sunday night Hermana Pintado went around and said goodbye to all the members and  investigatores. Then  we packed her bags. Monday morning we went to the district offices with our sister leaders from Santa Fe, Hna Frye and Hna. Molina. Sister Frye also received a transfer so we all cried together as we got to the offices. For transfers we all gather in the parking lot of the offices.  Standing in one half of the parking lot are the people who have transfers and the other half is all the people who are staying in their area. Presidente Erickson begins to read a list of the names and the new companions come to the middle and then go off to their areas. I aways feel like I have a giant rock in my stomach while waiting for my new companion. Finally president got to Begonias 2. He called our Hermana Huish will be with...... the suspension was great. HNA FRYE and HNA PIN. haha I never would have guessed that I would be in a trio and especially never would have thought that I would be with Hna Frye. She is my sister leader and only has one more transfer in the mission, plus she is north american.  The first thought that came to my mind is how in the world are we going to all fit in our tiny tiny room. The room that we live in is about the size equivalent to the dorms in Helaman halls at BYU. Our room is tiny and there is no way we can fit another bed but somehow we will make it work. It was funny because Hermana frye brought all of her suitcases to the mission offices just to move a couple blocks down the street. In the same zone, same church building, and even the same district. We had no time to unpack her stuff. As soon as we arrived back at our room, we immediately left for all of our appointments. With two knew companions I am in charge of everything, teaching the lessons, finding investigators, basically the readership is on my shoulders. It was hard but I deffinitley felt the help of the lord. I am a whitness that when we are in tune with the holy spirit he will tell us in the precise moment what we should say. I needed to be on my game all  week, especially because hermana Frye was my old sister leader, it was stressful but I learned so much about missionary work this week. I am extremely grateful for p-day to rest this week. I deffinitly need to get rid of my stress so that I can lead and direct another week. 
My companions are the exact opposite of each other. Hna frye is a north american from Utah who is a hard worker, very obedient  and always willing to help. She has a lot of experience as this is her last transfer in the mission before she heads home.  Hna Pin has a great spirit but is shy, timid, and likes to ride back. She has a really bright side also and is super funny an lighthearted. Everyone has something to learn from their companions and I am sure I will learn so much form them

We are working hard in our area to find new people to teach. The other day we went to teach M G she is a single mom with a little boy named S. She seems very interested and even came to church with us this week. I think she is really looking for someting to help her. Overall this week went well, it was a lot of work and I am super tired. But thankfully I can rest up today for another week of work.

Love you all and See you next summer!
Hermana Huish

Monday, September 22, 2014

week 35




Pday is always fun!








We worked on a service project this week. This family lost their mother to cancer a few months a go so we went in and sanded and painted all the walls so the kids could have a change.