Im so happy to be a missionary. It's a blessing! I was iust thinking
lately that i have so many things to share with you, that i don't know
where to start.
First, i've been out (i've been a missionary) for 10 months now, so many
things had happened during this 10 months: miracles, experiences,
trials, great moments, funny stories...and more miracles! It's been a
blessing to serve a mission here in the arizona mesa temple visitors'
I think i want to share a glimpse of what has happened during this time as a servant of the Lord.
I said bye to my linda familia in the beautiful small country of
Honduras. My family really helped me to prepare to serve a mission. I
can really say i come from goodly parents. After saying bye and
traveling far away from casa, I said hi to a new country and new people.
The first thing we do as missionaries is receive a brief training on
how to be a better missionary. Some missionaries even learn a new
language in a few weeks!
I landed in Salt Lake City and then entered the Missionary Training
Center(MTC) in Provo, Utah. There i learned with millions of
missionaries from all over the world, how we were going to share with
others the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It was an amazing experience i will never forget. I was there for 4
lovely weeks, 3 for normal training and an extra week for Visitors'
Center training. I received great classes and workshops from amazing
teachers, returned missionaries. I met many people that came from other
parts of the world, because all the international missionaries are put
together, we learned so much from each other and we had fun!
For those 4 amazing weeks I learned how to love different cultures and
people. I know that we are all brothers and sisters, i know that we are
all children of God, our Heavenly Father, He created us in His own image
and loves us all equally.
My companion for the first 3 weeks was Sister Kim from Korea, she was an
amazing companion! She was a great example for me and i learned from
her exact obedience and diligence. I also learned to love asian food :)
After 3 weeks with her and other missionaries from all over the world, i
started my Visitors' Center training with the amazing experience of
training with other sisters that were serving at Visitors' Centers
around the world. i also had to chance to go on exchanges with sisters
at the visitors' center in Temple Square at SLC.
I got trained on how to discern people's needs and help them feel of
Jesus Christ love. I also learned how to direct tours and teach people
around the world through technology like phone, chat and many other
One experience i will never forget: we were on chat in mormon.org with my companion. When people go to mormon.org
they can learn more about the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day
saints chatting with us, the missionaries at the visitors' centers
around the world. We were talking with this man from Peru (name not
mentioned). I shared with him why i was serving a mission and i
testified about Jesus Christ. He told us he wanted to learn more. He
became my first investigator through online proselyting. He said that
what helped him to make the decision to learn more from us was reading
about our great testimony that we have of Jesus Christ.
In the Visitors' Center training they tell us how they choose sisters
that serve at Visitors' Centers. They can see the deep testimony that we
have about the atonement of Jesus Christ through our pictures, and
assign us to serve at a vc. I know that i'm called by a prophet of God
to declare the gospel.
A really cool experience i had at this time in my mission was being
together with one of my best friends, Sister Katherine Flores from my
beautiful country, Honduras. We met each other a couple of years before
deciding to serve a mission. We started together and we are both serving
in amazing missions. It was amazing to be with her and learn from her
great example. She's serving a mission in the utah slc temple square