hola mi amigos!

hola mi amigos y familia! thank you for joining me on my 18 month journey to the merida mexico mission! i am so excited to be serving as a full time LDS missionary and representing my savior jesus christ everyday. i hope through my experiences it may help you draw closer to Christ & gain a love for this wonderful work we are all involved in. God speed and i will see you all again before we know it. until then, my wonderful mother will be updating my blog of all my adventures.

con mucho amor,
hermana maisie ellen hobbs

the field is white already to harvest; d&c 4:4

the field is white already to harvest; d&c 4:4

Friday, January 9, 2015

January 5

Recuerda: "Todo lo que has tenido que pasar para llegar hasta aqui.. Tu y Tus seres amados has que cada momento valga la pena.."

happy new year everyone! im still in shock that a whole year has passed. so glad everyone passed for a good new years eve. sad that the family got the sickbug! ive been having one myself.. jaja. for new years we were on divions, so i spent it in another area with 4 other sisters. it was pretty fun but i was a little sad to be away from my comp and my area! I was with Sister Kaitlyn Price from syracuse, Hermana Allen from Oregon and Hermana Sanchez from Chile. We partied it up until 10:30, but quickly were awoken to the fireworks and the music from the the neighbors. hahah the music didnt stop until our language study the next day when i think the neighbors crashed. it was fun :) 

the divions were super good.. i learned a lot from these 3 hermanas and lots of things that they have had to pass through here in there missions as well as their lives individually. The quote that I shared with you, Hermana Sanchez shared with me and it has been like a motivation for her her whole mission. her mom got cancer before she came out and her dad just lost his job and shes the oldest.. there was a time when she tried to go home, but through much prayer, and after talking with pres. she realized what she would be sacrificing. she shared a powerful testimony with me of the blessings come after our trial of faith (ether 12:6) and I KNOW THAT IS TRUE. with our natural eyes we cannot understand the blessings and glories that will come, maybe not even here in this life, but truly we are laying treasures here in the mission. every person{s mission is indivdual here in the earth, but like Christ did when he was here, he understood the will of the father, understood his individual mision, we too must understand our PURPOSE, our DIVINE POTENTIAL so we can do the fathers will. 

we changed houses this week too that was stressful. we had lots of help of the members so that was good! haha. we are excited because we have plans to baptize every week before transfers. we are working with Magy, Daniel (the husband of Tania) and Jose Luis. We had a super powerful lesson with Daniel the other day about familias eternas. He has until feb. off from his work in plataforma so he wont be traveling to and from these months which is so good! he has commited to be baptized 17 enero and even paid his tithing this sunday. Tania has been such an example to him these past months, and truly their family is so happy. tania cried to us in the lesson because for the first time this new years and christmas daniel wasnt drinking ( he has totally stopped) and He told us that he has realized that he doesnt need those things to be happy, that he just wants to have this love in his family always. what a blessing!! El evangelio is an amazing thing.. i love watching it change the lives of others.. watching it change my life. 

that is my invitation to always focus on APLICATION. always think, how can this apply to me personally? and how can i act upon this gospel principle? i know if we do so, our relationship with god will grow, and we will come to know him more.. we will grow a greater love for him. our love for God is what motivates everything. motivates our desire to be obedient. i know god and our savior loves each and every one of us so much. i have been so blessed to "feel my saviors love, the love he freely gives me" every day here on the mission.. 


heres a pic of our old house. so sad to move... :( 
Magy y Jose
Romero family

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