Monday, February 24, 2014

I understood everything ( Feb. 24th)

“Jesus did not come to improve God’s view of man nearly so much as He came to improve man’s view of God and to plead with them to love their Heavenly Father as He has always and will always love them. The plan of God, the power of God, the holiness of God, yes, even the anger and the judgment of God they had occasion to understand. But the love of God, the profound depth of His devotion to His children, they still did not fully know—until Christ came.

So feeding the hungry, healing the sick, rebuking hypocrisy, pleading for faith—this was Christ showing us the way of the Father, He who is ‘merciful and gracious, slow to anger, long-suffering and full of goodness.’ In His life and especially in His death, Christ was declaring, ‘This is God’s compassion I am showing you, as well as that of my own.’  In the perfect Son’s manifestation of the perfect Father’s care, in Their mutual suffering and shared sorrow for the sins and heartaches of the rest of us’” (The Grandeur of God, Jeffrey R. Holland)

This talk Is such a neat lesson to understand that God Is always there for us and that we often forget how much he does for us, I was reading In the new testament this morning and I came across a powerful scriptures In romans 8 :38—“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39--Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which Is In Christ Jesus our Lord.”  It made me realized that there isn’t anything that can ever separate us from god he is and will be our father forever.

This week we were able to go and knock doors, a while ago we found a man who Is very Interested In learning more we were able to go back don talk with him he told us that he can’t understand scriptures, we Introduced the book of Mormon to him and he said he wouldn’t be able to read It nor understand, he speaks English and Spanish and we told him that as he read the book of Mormon he would understand every bit of It, I pulled out my Spanish book of Mormon and I had him read out loud the moronic promise and after he read he said I understood everything and the spirit was strong and It helped us all to know that the holy ghost really does help us understand and bring to a better knowledge.

This week on a certain day was probably the windiest day on my mission there was dirt envy where but we were able to keep going. We were In the reservation and we came In contact with one of our Investigators we hadn’t seen In a while, he let us teach him on his porch and though the winds were hard and we had dirt In our teeth It was a powerful lesson and we were able to sing to him " I need thee every hour" In Navajo!!! As we were singing the wind stopped and there was no more dirt in the air, it was to me a tender mercy of the Lord.

This week we were able to find 3 new Investigators who are very Interested In learning more, I love this mission and the people that we get to meet every day! We had the opportunity to make fried bread with a less active family; I now know how to make it I can’t wait to make it for my family when I get home!

Ask our father In heaven for help (Feb. 18th)

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for It Is the power of god unto salvation to everyone that believed" (Romans chapter 1) I read this passage In my personal study and It’s such a powerful verse, because I am not ashamed of the gospel and that is why I came on my mission to teach others and even though there are certain experiences that are hard In the end the gospel is what matters most to me.

This week has been a week of miracles we were In the reservation on a Saturday and we had an appointment with a less active man, he was outside fixing his cars but he found himself In a dilemma he had locked the keys In the car and had no way of getting them out he had tried to open the window with some tools and then we arrived. As we tried I tried to help ( knowing that I have very little knowledge on cars and especially on how to break Into one) I tried my hardest to help I then felt a strong feeling to tell this older man to allow us to pray and ask our father In heaven for help. It took me awhile but I said It and he looked at me very puzzled and said "well If he will hear you then sure why not" I then offered a short prayer simply letting god know that we needed his help, In about 3 seconds after the prayer I wiggled the door and It opened he was amazed and we were all amazed It was a day of remembering that when we are In a dilemma wither It Is big or small It does not matter, we need to remember to always ask the lord for help.

This week we had the opportunity to walk In our area and we found a home we felt we should knock on, we knocked 3 times and no answer we then proceeded to go to the next house but a man came out of his garage and we were able to teach him and give him a book of Mormon and he was prepared by the lord. I was a true divine tender mercy.

This week the highlight of my Monday evening was we were chased by a dog and I tried to throw treat but It continued to chase us all the way to our car, the hard thing was that we had an appointment and that dog wouldn’t let us get In, we finally managed to get In the home, and boy did we look like we had just ran a marathon. It brought so much laughter to our companionship and it was a great way to start the week. Also I just found out that back in blending a family that I taught was baptized. They were the family that dressed me up in the native clothing I love them and they are now faithful members of the church oh how I wish to have been there!

Struggling to shut her gate (Feb 10th)

This week we were going to see people we hadn't seen in a while and we had about 30 minutes before our lunch started and we didn't have anyone to go see. As we were driving there was an elderly woman who was struggling to shut her gate, my companion said we should go and help her so we did. This woman knew who we were but wasn't very happy that we were the missionaries, she told us that she was from a different faith but she wanted us to help her with her groceries and it was a great way for us to continue talking to her in the end she told us we could come back and that she would listen to what we have to say. I know the lord was working through her and it was so neat to talk to her i have gained a testimony of talking to everyone! There are so many people that need the gospel.


The lessons with our investigator are going great. Teaching lessons in the homes of members are so much more powerful! The work here is picking up and i did not get transferred which is good because i love fruit land and Kirtland so very much! Soon in about 2 weeks we will be sisters on bikes and I’m so excited to have that opportunity. Time is flying by so very quickly and it makes me want to work harder!!

** I also get to go to window rock St. Michael and Gallup this transfer to do exchanges!

Monday, February 3, 2014

At a members home

"The Lord Isn't ever going to give us something we don’t want but through time he will prepare us day by day even If It has to be through trials; In order to one day have the fullness of the Gospel" - this week I was reading In preach my Gospel and I read a story about a man’s conversion story and It made me reflect on how I was Introduced to the church. I’m so thankful for those missionaries that stopped my brother and through my brother we were able to receive the Gospel. I realized that without the church I honestly have no Idea where I would be, It has changed my nature my behavior my entire life.

This week we were able to teach an Investigator at a members home again and It was so powerful, we taught the restoration and the spirit was so strong I will never forget this lesson, we watched the Joseph Smith clip and at the very end we bore testimony of It, I had never felt the spirit so strong as we testified, The power of the spirit filled the room and he accepted to be baptized. I’m thankful for members that invite their friends to church and to their home not only does it help us but it strengthens them as a family as well. We were also able to find 3 les actives simply by tracing and they all were prepared by the Lord. The work here is picking up and it great to know that when we are all obedient the Lord will pour out his blessings.

This Sunday was fast Sunday and I have gained a strong testimony of fasting, whenever I fast I feel the spirit so strong and I feel more humble especially when I fast for others, It really helps me developed a greater love and relationship with my father In heaven. On that Sunday also we were able to go teach an active member and they referred us to 2 homes and one of them of course was Spanish speaking but he also spoke enlist he has a family and they all seemed so Interested and he wanted pamphlets to read It was so neat to see them all be so willing to want to learn more. He made me laugh because he said I have never met a Hispanic that’s Mormon, he said every one that is Mexican Is catholic what’s wrong with you? And we can’t wait to go back and teach his family and I’m great full to be a convert because it helps me help them understand the difference and why I joined the church!


due to the many Christmas packages the post office got mad or something so now very thing you all send me has to be to my direct address because the mission home cannot forward mail anymore because It Is not free any more so If you send me a letter to my mission address which Is 400 west apache set Farmington nm 87401 I will only be able to get that mail at the end of the moth or transfer but If you send me mail to road 6317 #25 Kirtland nm 87417 I will be able to get It the normal way right way:) I hope that makes sense transfer are next Mondays you may send It to the mission office just to be safe I might not be living In that same address next month!!!

Sister Nava I will hit my year mark in fib 27!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Gallup exchanges

"o lord thou hast given us a commandment that we must call upon thee that from thee we may receive according to our desires" Ether 3 --- I love this chapter In the book of Mormon It shows that we are too pray always and remember that the lord Is able to do all things and It’s comforting knowing that he will.

This week has been a great week it’s been full of fun and spiritual experiences, I was able to go to Gallup and do exchanges with the sisters there and it’s such a nice area. 

We were able to find a less active In our area this week and she was waiting to be found she said she hadn't been to church In a while and she was just too scared to come back and we were able to find her and Its so powerful how the lord makes sure you stay In an area for a reason to find his lost sheep.

We had been referred to a Spanish family a while ago and we knocked on this door maybe 10 times and no one would ever answer. We decided to try It again a little before dinner that day, and what a surprise  young mother of 2 children open the door I Introduced ourselves and told her we share a message about Jesus Christ and she was so willing to listen , as she Invited us In I was able to read her a scripture and the spirit was so strong and I love how the lord prepares his people she told me that she never answers the door because she gets scared but It’s Incredible that she said " I just felt like I should and I felt warm when I saw you sister" I know that this church Is true and that the spirit Is powerful.