Monday, March 25, 2013


YA Te!! everyone this week has been amazing i have realized that in order to teach someone you have to love them first it ha really opened my eyes that i have to see them as children of  God.  Here in Blanding it is very cold but its now getting better its so different then Az. I saw 2 deer when we were driving up to Cortez it was a neat thing to experience. The culture here is so interesting i was at a home with a family that we are teaching and they were explaining to us that the reason why the Indian boys  have long hair when their young, is because their tradition is that they cant cut it until they can fully speak, i found that very interesting. The natives are very kind some are very grateful for the Book of Mormon to realize that it was written by their Ancestors. I'm having a lot of neat experiences with teach them. We do have 3 baptisms coming up on of our investigators we had to extend the date because of some issues her name is Becca she has had a rough life, has done many drugs and wanted to take her own life, when i met her i really didn't think she would be interested but its so amazing how the Lord has his timing for everyone. She loves church and she knows her purpose, we hope to soon see her getting baptized.
This last week we taught a Hispanic man Claudio who is just GOLDEN he has soo much faith and is an incredible man he too is going to be baptized. One of the greatest experience  so far was teaching him. Me and my companion are the Spanish sisters for our entire area and zone. That Monday night when we were about to teach i came to realize that its hard teaching the gospel in Spanish but i knew if i went in there with faith and with the spirit that the Lord will help me teach. After we were done it hit me that i taught the Plan of Salvation in Spanish with the spirit i had no idea what to say but i must have said something for him to want to get baptized I know that the Holy Ghost will always guide me and my companion. We meet with him tonight and im soo thrilled to say that he has so much potential.
This week We taught Brenda and Kaloya The were investigators before but they really had hard feelings towards missionaries, when we met with them they had a lot of rough things to say to us. As i sat there and listen i felt that this lesson wasn't not going to be successful there was contention in the room and me and my companion could do is sit there and listen to them. They were upset because they felt that they never learned anything from missionaries. As we started our lesson the contention was still there, they were asking very difficult questions, at that moment i felt that i needed to testify to them what i knew to be true as i shared my conversion story and explained to them how we must have faith in everything i look up and they are both in tears, i then realized that the spirit had guided me and my companion to share and testify. They then had no hard feelings towards us they wanted to record us hahah i laugh because in the beginning they didn't want us in their home and in the end they knew that this was true and they wanted the rest of the family to hear this message. I truly testify that if we let the spirit guide us anything is possible!!
Im soo thankful for the experiences that i have gone through the Holy ghost guides me what to say , and what to do.
I miss you all and i hope you guys are also being Missionaries!!
(it means goodbye in Navajo)

Monday, March 18, 2013


Everyone YA Te!! it means hello in Navajo well I'm having a great time with my companion she is from Arizona. I dint know her but now i do. So the are Banding is awesome very small hometown very humble but i love it.  Blading Utah its sooo humble here holly cow!! Sisters dont cover the reservations but Me and sister Maynez do because we are teaching a woman who only trust woman she lives in the reservation and i get to go teach her this week. I'm a little nervous because i haven't been to the reservations.. i felt soo dumb because when we got to the airport and drove to the mission home i was soo amazed at with all the natives and i thought that all of the trailers were reservations but they laughed and said this was nothing compared to the reservations... i then started to freak out cause man oh man its truly humble here. We visit this young gril her name is lAikyn and usually in the Native culture 6 or more families live in a trailer so you can just imagine what its like. I just want to help people its sad., some don't even have water or heaters:( In blading there is only one Stop light it makes me laugh but seriously its crazy there is nothing here!!! There is one movie theater that only plays one movie on Fridays poor teenagers. The chapel that we attend  has 4 floors its huge!!! the members her are great. Me and my companion are now The Spanish speaking sisters for our entire zone. There is alot of Natives here they are sooo interesting. We currently have set 3 baptisms for the next couple of weeks its soo amazing to see people change there lifes my  companion and i had an awesome week for having 16 lessons and 3 baptism date. I don't have a lot of time to write ill write more next time. I miss you all.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Farmington, New Mexico

View of Downtown Farmington New MexicoSo everyone its been amazing here at the MTC. I leave this Monday to New Mexico Farmington at 3am (yaaay). I have learned so much here I'm so blessed to be able to feel the spirit everyday its an amazing feeling. they teach us so many great things and i know that my purpose is to simply invite others to come unto Christ and believe him. I feel a little weird sometimes because when we have devotionals and they ask "so who is a convert??" Its just me haha but i cam to realize that i can connect with my investigators and tell them why i chose to be baptized and why I'm now serving a mission. Every week we get the chance to teach an investigator me and my companion got the chance to teach Javier, it was scary at first but we both brought the spirit with us and the lesson went amazing. I could relate to him a lot because he used to be catholic and he really admired me for that and i shared with him that i knew that this church was true and he really was interested. I know that the Lord knows exactly who i need to teach and i know he is preparing people for me, just as he is preparing me. I'm greatull for my Savior. I know when im feeling home sick or feeling down, he is always there and he helps me in everything i need. i used to be the girl that didn't carry tissues.. you all should see my back pack its fully of them. I learned to be able to feel the spirit more and to see people with love. My companion is amazing and i made a promise to myself that i would never have contention between us and when I shared this people laughed and said goo luck with that.. but i can still say me and my companion are best friends and when ever we have a problem we turn to the Lord, and i know that this will help me to be a better wife and mother. I love you all and i cant wait to be able to tell you more. 
- Sister Nava 
Ps. I get to go to the temple today for a session I can't wait!

Monday, March 4, 2013


Hi everyone!! well my first  day when i arrived at the MTC i was a little scared but seeing sooo many missionaries was absolutely amazing.  My second day at the MTC we got to meet President Wenn and he is such and amazing person he interviewed us to get to know us and after that during class he called me to be the Coordinator Sister for my district. I was shocked and kind of scared, i mean  it was my second day here and i was called to do something that i have never before done, but one of the thoughts that came in my mind was i cant never stop serving the Lord and if he thinks that I am capable of doing this then i will be able to. Pretty much my job as the Coordinator Sister is to interview other sisters and next week i will be in charge of all the new sisters in My district. I'm so thankful that the Lord knows that i can do this, its a lot of work but i know i can do this. Being at the MTC has helped me to learn so much about the Doctrine of Christ. It helps me know that this church is true. I know that through our hard times that the savior is always ther.
I had the opportunity to teach an investigator with my companion. We both prepared a lesson and when we got there to teach this young man we were thrown off. All of our plans and our entire lesson fell through but being able to have the spirit we were able to teach him and apply a different lesson just for him. I realized that sometimes in life we have a plan and there are sometimes that it doesn't work, but if we have the spirit with us anything is possible. i learned that sometimes its good to pause and listen to those small promptings we must do. I'm thankful i get to experience this journey.
I also realized that i don't want my mission to be an "oh" i want it to be a "WOW".. there is a story to this usually when people ask "where are you going?" you say "im going to so and so" and they reply "ooooohhhhhh" or if its out side the country they reply " wooooow!!!" and i personally think that every mission is a WOW because its the experiences you have and its the people you meet that make your mission that wow.
 I set a goal to always try to make my mission the best thing that i have ever done and to always be grateful for this opportunity.
I love you guys and miss you. I have limited time on the computer so i cant make it that long.
Sister Nava