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

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 12

This week was another wonderful week filled with lots of blessings like always :)

Magy was baptized saturday! It was such a blessing. we visited with her all week, and she was so ready. it is so crazy to me how much she has changed when i first met her. The baptismal service was so beautiful. Her brother (our bishop) did the ordinance, you could see the pure joy in his eyes.. to see his little sister have a testimony in christ. they both were crying.. we are working with all of bishops family right now! Her mother who is super catholic even said the closing prayer in the service. Magys husband as well is progressing. he needs to quit smoking, but he has the desire. we are praying for 24th :)

Just a little story.. so their was a lot of oppostion with magys choice as well.. after she was baptized her son and her nephew starting ridculing her and the church saying awful things.. the next morning the nephew woke up with SWOLLEN lips. like they were HUGE. he couldnt even speak! and the son had the flu all day and was throwing up.. it was just a little crazy to me.. reminded me of when Alma was struck dumb from his iniquities.. even magy herself said her testmiony grew from this little experience. but she is firm as rock ready to move forward.

This past week in zone conference we go news from Elder de Hoyes of the area to start working more in LA OBRA DE SALVACION de RETENTION. "La clave de la retención es el TEMPLO." We have started to utilize the pamphlet of my family to contact and we are pushing for family history work. I have started to fill out my own folleto with stories of my antepasados.. Im sure you can all imagine how excited I have been this past week 24/7 talking about family history work and temples. we have been given an extra hour ourselves to be doing family history work. We have citas planned this week to take our inves. to get started with their own. THIS IS PART OF MISSIONARY WORK. i know how easy it is to say " well everything is already done. i cant find any names" thats satan talking. the work is never over. search names, upload stories photos to family search, take names to the temple. free those who are anxiously waiting for you. this is the restored gospel. we have the keys on the earth to bind families forever. we were in practices today and i was able to share the story about grandpa earnies "change of heart" conversion story. even though it was just in the practices with the other missionaries i felt the spirit of elijah so strongly. "we discover something of ourselves when we learn about our ancestors" -Pres. Thomas S. Monson
I love my family. :) i love my family here in Kanasin as well. we have transfers this week.. i know the lord will put me where he needs me but i still hope its here. love you all so much. do your family history work! share the gospel using it. the lord has people prepared all around us, we just need to open our mouths to share the joy that we have with others. LOVE YOU ALL. here are some scriptrues I found this week that i really love.
D&C 127:4
And again, verily thus saith the Lord: Let the work of mytemple, and all the works which I have appointed unto you, becontinued on and not cease; and let your diligence, and yourperseverance, and patience, and your works be redoubled, and youshall in nowise lose your reward, saith the Lord of Hosts. And ifthey persecute you, so persecuted they the prophets and righteousmen that were before you. For all this there is a reward in heaven.

Heb. 11:40
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

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