Thursday, June 27, 2013

Do the best you can

YATE everyone:)
"Do the best you can, but i want to emphasize that it be the very best. We are too prone to be satisfied with mediocre performance. We are capable of doing so much BETTER"- Gordon B. Hinckley
This week has been a blessing. We are now able to have one hour a day to study Navajo. We are the only sister missionaries to have this blessing out side the reservation to learn Navajo. It is not an easy language but i know that if i humble my self i can learn.
This week yesterday i had a great experience. The promptings of the holy ghost are amazing. Me and my companion were about to get into our car, i looked over and i saw two native elderly couple walking. I heard in my head don't get in the car go talk to them. I instantly told my companion to get out the car. As we approached them they were very friendly and we talked and laughed. We asked them if they would want to meet with us to learn more about what we do as missionaries they accepted, but the woman said "do you speak Spanish?" i responded yes and she said " oh then you must know how to cook tacos and rice" little did she know that, that is one of my strengths. we then agreed to have dinner at their home and i will be cooking for all of them i never realized what a blessing it would be to know how to cook in order to teach somebody haha. We eat and teach them tonight. I know that something good will come from this weather if its just a small seed planted in their hearts or them coming closer to their Savior Jesus Christ. I'm thankful that i was prompted to talk to them. We are very excited and they are willing to quiz our Navajo if we help them in learning Spanish.
This week has also bee full of the spirit. we were able to again exceed all of our goals and continue on helping others come closer to the truth. Transfers are in 3 weeks July 13th. I cant believe its already been 4 months missions do go by fast and I'm so thankful to be able to have the opportunity to train and continue on being a faithful servant of the Lord.
This Sunday the fire side was absoultley amazing. I know that the Lord wants all of his children to be missionaries whether your set apart to do it or not. I'm thankful for those missionaries that changed my life. The church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints is a missionary church. We must be all willing to help the Lords kingdom grow.
Sister Nava

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


" The blessing of being a father is to have the priesthood and to help guide his children into the path their father in heaven has given them"
" Hope is an abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill his promises to you, its believing and expecting that something good will occur.Hope helps you conquer discouragement"
This week has been a great week. We have found 6 new people to teach in just one day.I will never forget that day. I know when we pray for the spirit to guide us he will. I'm thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lords children and help his Vineyard grow.
Being here is a blessing and we have been blessed Whit a lot of people to teach and even though there are days that get hard i know that my heavenly father knows my efforts and my desires. Its getting hot here but i can just imagine how hot it is in Arizona. A lot of the places where i teach there inst air conditioning but I'm still grateful it isn't as hot as Arizona. I love my area and we are now going to have a new set of sisters here as well. Its exciting to know how much more missionaries are coming in.
The women that just got recently baptized is going to the temple to do baptisms and its  a blessing to see someone change their lives and center them on Jesus Christ and their heavenly father.
This woman has let the savior transform her into a marvelous child of god. She is able to return to her heavenly father and i know that i was called to certain people to help come closer to him. 
- Sister Nava
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

No matter our circumstances

"No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. there is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it"-elder Dieter F. uchtdorf
Well this week has been truly a blessing and i have seen the Lords hand in my  life. This last Tuesday i picked up my new companion. Her name is sister Jeppson. She is a convert as well and she is amazing.
This week i was a little scared starting to train, but i know that when we ask our father in heaven for help he will help. No one is perfect and i know that we can strive to be perfect if we allow ourselves to be brought down to humility unto our Savior Jesus Christ and our father in heaven. Training is not an easy thing but i have learned so much and its a blessing to have this experience. This week has been full of blessings we were able to exceed most of our goals and we have experienced the Lords tender Mercies. The biggest blessing that i have seen this last week was being able to see many of those that we are teaching at church. they are all truly letting the Lord Jesus Christ transform them and purify them.
I know that when things seem hard in life that we can overcome them with our saviors help. I have had many humbling experiences in my missions and just to think in 3 more months i will only have a year Left. Its sad and i know that i must enjoy every minute of my mission because this is the Lords time and I am his worthy servant. i represent him and i will do and say the things that he wants said and done. "if he brings you to it HE will get you through it" I know that all of our trials are heavy but the Jesus Christ said " come unto me all that are heavy burden and i will lift you up that they might me light"
- Sister Nava Lava

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

With out God ye can do nothing

YATE everyone:)
"With out God ye can do nothing, I testify that, that is Gods truth" -Elder Holland
So this week has been a week of Miracles. Me and my companion Sister Maynez had some lessons that didn't go through and we both didn't understand why instead of these lessons we had different lessons with 4 new people that wanted to hear our message, we then realized at the end of the night that it was all in the Lords timing, our other lessons cancelled so that those other people were being prepared at the right timing, right place, and right mindset. It truly was a miracle that we found those people and still had our lessons but not with those that  we had in mind.
TRANSFER NEWS: As of today i will be training and my companion will be going to a different area though i will miss her with all of my heart i know that the Lord sees potential in me. I have to admit I'm a little scared because i just got finished getting trained and now i will be training someone else. I have officially been on my mission for 3 months and i have learned so much, I know that this will be a humbling experience. I'm excited!! Today we will be driving up to Farmington and spending the night with other sisters and on Tuesday morning we pick up our new companion's! one of the reasons im super excited to go to farmington is because I finally get to see street lights!! a Walmart!! fast food places!! and stores to buy summer clothes. i have a huge respect for all of those places!1
This Saturday we had a baptism.I love seeing heavenly fathers children come closer to him. I know that this woman took the correct steps to get to him. Its a blessing to see her grow. One of the most amazing experience she had was she finally got Sundays off from work. She was scared to tell her manager but she had faith to say " Im a Mormon and i cannot work on Sunday" She has fully converted into the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She is a different woman she has a different light to her. It was amazing working with this woman.
-Sister Nava  Lava