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, April 6, 2015

March 23

this week was seriously muchisimas mas mejor esta bien :) hahah thats been a joke going on in our district because in the area of our DL is a little pueblo and they were teaching a mayan man about the restoration and had asked him how he felt and thats how he responded. jaja. so hermana duron and i have been using that term a lot because truly in the work of our savior everything is muchísimas mas mejor esta bien. why? because we are áre part of his work.. and he loves us. 

we had lots of success this week! we found 10 new investigadors this week and many more blessings. Last night when Hermana Duron and I were reviewing the week we had we realized that truly we are just instruments in the Lords hands, that he always puts his children in our paths that we need to care for, his lost sheep. we are surrounded by people everyday.. but are we losing opportunities to teach or finding them? one cool experience of how we found Claudia.. I had contacted a lady on the  bus the other day who lives in the very far corner of our area. We were looking for her for a lonnnng time because she didnt give us her direccion completo. we were just going to come back another day because it was already dark. a member was with us who is preparing to leave on his mission and we have been "training" him as well. so we challenged him to contact this mom and daughter that were outside of their houses. he starts to talk to them and soon we are explaining about the church. the daughter who has probably 17 years soon nos pregunto why are there so many churches?? we started to bear testimony of the restoration.. ive taught that lesson so many times but never before in my life have i felt the spirit so strongly while testifying of the vision of joesph smith.. of how the lord has truly promised us that we will never be in darkness again.. how we truly have a prophet who guides us.. such simple truths, statements have such power to them. We are super excited to start teaching claudia!

as well with Lourdes and Carlos. I cant remember if ive told you about them?? Lourdes is a lady very very fun. she has a character muy fuerte. haha rejected us like the first 2 times we went but somehow we always winded up teaching her. shes a reference from hermana rubi romero, one of her clients who struggles with lots of different emotional things. i really love her! she was telling us how she was a lady full of problems, how shes very grosera, mala, and how lots of people dont fall well with her. she needs people to love her and thats what weve been doing. :) she came to church this week and had PROMISED us that she would not be saying one word because she is only a listener when soon is the gospel principles class she told the WHOLE story of how we found her, how we refused to drink coca cola how she hid in her house every time we came around, but that we wouldnt let her be! and so finally she agreed to listen to us and how she has never felt so happy or peaceful in any other place then the church. hermana rubi the gospel principles teacher had to cut her off becasue she cut into like 30 minutes of relief society. hahaha we love hermana lourdes!! 

we have a baptism scheduled for the 4 of abril! conferencia!! we are super excited. i wish i could write to you all about all the investigadores we have, about all the experiences im having, about the testimony i have about our savior jesus christ. i have never been more happy in my life. this is the hardes thing. in the beating sun, walking around, being rejected by many, but i have never been happier.. herman duron and i were reading in one of the missionary manuels about adjusting to the missionary life and the "demands" it has and we were laughing because they describe it very hard. we were like why are we doing this, why are we here?? because we love our father in heaven.. because we love our savior jesus christ. because like nikki said, we accepted this plan before we came here. we decided to give everything we are to this cause. we agreed to suffer a little bit so that we could learn, and reach our potential. and thanks to our savior jesus christ, thanks to the potencial that he saw in who we could be, in the love he had for us, we have this wonderful opportunity, this wonderful life! and we should be happy :) 

I love you all so much. I know that true happiness comes from the evangelio de jesucristo. I know that it comes from strict obedience, through hard work, and even through suffering. I know that the lord works mighty miracles through US his instruments. :) i hope you are all as excited for conference as I am!!! 

love you all!

hermana hobbs

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