Monday, December 9, 2013

The Christmas Broadcast

"The importance of repentance is better understand when we realize that it is a key that unlocks the blessings of the saviors atoning sacrifice"

This week has been great! Lots and lots of snow, I have experienced my first 0 and negative degrees here in Durango, its quiet freezing I feel like I’m in a freezer half the time but I am keeping warm :) It for sure feels like I’m in a Christmas movie because in Arizona I don’t wake up to snow or anything like that but it’s beautiful but I think I have made a decision I will try my hardest to never move to a place where it snows!!

This week we found again to more people that were interested and one of them speaks Spanish it’s a blessing to know that the lord put me here in Durango for a special reason. The work is going great we are hoping to have a baptism this sat the 14th!! I know that this work is true and it has helped me to realize that it’s worth it in the end.

The Christmas broadcast was amazing and it made me realize that “some people have much and give very little and some have little and give everything" the spirit of Christmas is a time to show love and service for others and to continue to become more like Christ!! I know this to be true.

I wanted to take the time to say happy birthday to my beloved mother who has done everything and anything for her children. She is one of the strongest woman I have ever met and she is my hero my life and my best friend. I wish her the bets and even though I can’t give her hugs and kisses to wish her a happy birthday I know that I’m supposed to be on my mission and it is hard but it’s the lords work. I love my mom so very much and there is nothing that I would change about her she is perfect in my eyes and it is because of her willingness to join the church that in the end change me completely happy birthday mama :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013


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I hope that everyone’s thanksgiving went great and that it was a fully day of happiness. I love being a missionaries in these holidays because it get to see how other people celebrate. It was really neat to see 2 different thanksgivings, I was able to have dinner in a nice home and I was able to have dinner in a one single wide trailer Whit 20 people in it, it was so neat to see how the spirit of thanksgiving was in all those people’s hearts. It was a tender Mercies of the lord to make me realize that materialistic things don't matter and that all you really need is your family and the gospel. I had a fantastic Thanksgiving and I hope and pray you all did too.

"I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold I will heal thee"- 2 kings 20:5
 this scripture stuck out to me, because it made me realized and developed greater testimony that the lord will never forsake us he will be there and we all need learn how to heal our wounded hearts, no pain that we suffer is wasted it all helps us become better and." healing hurts, life hurts. Healing really begins only when we face the hurt in its full force and then grow through it with all the strength of our soul". I know this to be true and we all have to stay strong in our difficult times.

This week was a great week for us there was a lot of people that visited families here and it was a good opportunity to talk with a lot of nonmembers. We had the opportunity to go and visit a less active member and it was so amazing how the book of Mormon can bring such a strong spirit in the room and we were able to help heavenly father’s child to rekindle that testimony.

-Sister Nava

HIT MY 9 MONTHS!!!!!!!! :))

This week has been going amazing it snowed a lot in Durango!! I'm not quiet the snow person but i do think the snow is beautiful! i told my companion i think i will stick to being an Arizona girl.
This week i have seen miracles of the lord, me and my companion went tracting in some of the trailers we hadn't been too. We were able to find 2 new people and 3 others that wanted to hear about the gospel. I know that the lord prepares his children to hear the gospel at some point in there lives. I have learned that even if they don't progress they still had some faith to listen and the lord is always mindful of them.
This Saturday was a very rainy and snowy day and in the evening we decided to go see that women that has no utilities, she was on her way out to fill up her empty water jug. we insisted to walk Whit her and help her, i love how the spirit always leads us to those that need help.We asked her if she would except a book of Mormon and she said no but in the end she said you know what i actually want to read it so leave me a copy. I know that we went to her trailer to give her another testament of Jesus Christ, it was a tender Mercies of the lord.
Everyday i see miracles as a missionary and I'm so great full that a small decision to come out on a mission will change me  and my spirit that's in me for the rest of my life, i have a string and i KNOW that this is true!!

so elders in the missions they burn suits and ties when they hit a certain month on their mission! i realized that i cant burn my skirts or shoes because i actually need those so i though of a wonderful idea that sisters can do!! I HIT MY 9 MONTHS!!!!!!!! :))

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