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, February 9, 2015

February 9

GO HESTON! haha how fun that he was a little Mr. Wahlquist contestant, it made me laugh thinking about him "matching" with his little escort. hahah sounds like a little jacob. :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACEE. and what a neat experience about Alex and Saren. I think my greatest blessing in life has been my family I have been given. "mine is a home where every hour is blessed with the preisthood power." 

Time sure flies when you´re having fun! On Saturday Hermana Lucy was baptized! I can´t get over how prepared she was to receive the gospel.. Her baptism was very beautiful, her uncle (the bishop) did the ordinance, and all there family was able to come. I think we had like 12 investigadores there ( all family of Lucy and Magy)  It has been so cool to see the gospel come into the family of the Bishop.. He was baptized 15 years ago, and now his family is starting to accept el evangelio tambien. First magy, then lucy, and we are working with lucys mom as well.. She cried to us while lucy had her interview because she wants tobe baptized as well, but she isnt married with her husband and doesnt want to marry him because hes a frito, but doesnt have any where to go. We are working with her on that right now.At the end of the service Lucy bore her testimony and I felt the spirit rushing through me so strongly. I cant even express how I felt.. She really is so special. We are preparing her to serve her mission. :)  It has just made me realize that none of our efforts are in vain, that there are people we are preparing every day to recieve the restored gospel of jesus christ. Even if its through little things, a book of mormon that we give to a friend, a quote we put on social media, a prayer we make, activities that we invite our families to (thats how we started teaching Lucy). The lord has need of us and our efforts, and we truly can make a difference. I sometimes find myself thinking, I´m one person, what kind of difference can I make? but thats not true. I am one with christ, WE are one with CHRIST. As I was reading through emails today and experiences from my family,friends, friends that are serving the lord in different parts of the world as well, I couldnt help but cry.. The experiences & miracles that we are all having. 24 young women in my home ward! the knocking doors and finding the golden one, the baptisms, sharing the gospel with friends, going to the temple, THIS IS THE WORK OF SALVATION. the most important work in the world! how great is our joy for being a part in such an amazing thing! a work that is bigger than ourselves, our fears, our weaknesses.. WE are ONE through jesus christ that strengthens us.
  1 Cor. 12:12-14
 "12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all themembers of that one body, being many, are one body: so also isChrist.
 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whetherwe be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and havebeen all made to drink into one Spirit.
 14 For the body is not one member, but many.
Whereever thou art, act well thy part. :) 
What does the lord need me to do to strengthen my faith and firm my testimony in the Savior? 
What changes do I need to make in my life and the life of my family to do so and fulfill thevision of God? (moses 1:39)
Who do I know that needs to feel the love of our Heavenly Father? and how can I help them feel that love TODAY?  
to answer your questions mom - its different for every person, usually its family members or the elders if they are comfrotable with them! 

LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. sorry this letter is scattered, didnt have much time!

Hermana Hobbs

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