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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

June 15

First... happy fathers day to the best father in the world. I thank my heavenly father for the father he has given me. "mine is a home, where every hour is blessed by the strength of priesthood power." also to Alex who is the little daddy of the fam:)

Sorry mom for not answering questions.. jaja. the area is super good here in motul! its a pueblo about 1 hour from Merida - its own city. there are 2 wards here. we are in motul 2, there are elders in motul 1. the people are a lot different here than in kanasin!! there was a lot of poverty in kanasin, but here its a lot better. Almost everyone speaks mayan. im learning a little bit. jajaja. :) ten kik hobbs, bixa vel, je cotal chaco. but i forget it super fast. our apartment is about a postry place in centro. we live in the same road as the church. yes i am still sleeping in a hamack. jajaja this week ive been really cold, there has been some rain and stuff and ive been sleeping with a sweater and blanket. then i found out that its been like 85 degrees in the night and im sleeping with a blanket. so im officially saying that im acostomed to the weather. :) yes i am eating as well! jaja the members are good to us - so so sweet! theres lots of elderly people in the ward - i instantly feel in love with the family Hobak. their a cute little couple that have been married for like 40 something odd years. I havent received the package yet, but ill be waiting for it. :) i loved all the pictures that you sent from tuckers wedding and hayden going through the temple!! how special for our family. theres much going on!! (sorry im terrible at responding to questions.. jaja)

This week continued on.. we found 9 new investigators!! woot woot. we have 5 fechas and we are working hard to get people to church. it was a really good week. less walking, and more teaching which is always good. haha. we are struggling in the ward right now.. the assistance has dropped a ton. they changed the bishop hace 2 months and there has been some issues with that with some of the members. we are working a lot in retention right now, so there is work to do! hermana falcon and I are having a mini MTC day this week! we are super excited. we are trying to get the ward excited about missionary work again. we also made a cute little box that says "como puedo ser un misionero ahora?" and cut out some stuff from the liahonas. we are going to make an Elder Bear go along with it as well, we just havent found a stuffed animal bear yet. jaja  but the idea is to give it to a family each week and for each of them to take out one of the asignationes in the box like give a book of mormon, or invite a friend to mutual or something like that so every member of the family is doing something. then if all the family cumplen with what they have to do, hermana and i are going to do something in return. make them food, or do something funny - as a premium. :) we are excited about it! 

This week was the week of dogs!! the first time in my mish where we almost got attacked jajaj we were trying to contact a convert that hasnt been to church in 3 years and a demond dog was in front of his house. we tried like 3 different times but the dog was chasing after us until i threw a rock at it.. jajaj i was convinced that i played softball my whole life just for that moment. i felt bad after but we didnt want to get bit. and then later on in the week we were just walking and a dog came out of nowhere and almost bit the leg of my comp!! bien chafa. we have been on edge this week with the dogs.

This next week will be our stake conference! we are super excited, working hard to get our investigators there and our members. 


As i was reading this morning in alma 60, i came across something that i loved a lot. Moroni is speaking a bit fuerte, but thats how we learn :) he is speaking about how we need to purify the inside of our cup first, and then the exterior will be clean as well. We need to purify ourselves in our thoughts, actions, in our character, before we can help others. The warriors in zarahemla were struggling in the war because their brothers had turned prideful, seeking for power and authority and not looking for the will of God.. Just a spiritual thought, where are we? what are our motives? are we seeking to please our God, or seeking to please men?
must we always seek to be pure in heart, for then will we see Him for who he is.. because we will be like him.. moroni 7:48

  23  ¿Os suponéis que Dios os tendrá por inocentes mientras os sentáis inertes y presenciáis estas cosas? He aquí, os digo que no. Ahora bien, quisiera que recordaseis que Dios ha dicho que lo interior del vaso se ha de limpiar primero, y entonces lo exterior se limpiará también.
 24  Y a menos que os arrepintáis de lo que habéis hecho, y empecéis a ser diligentes, y nos enviéis víveres y hombres, y también a Helamán, para que él conserve las partes de nuestro país que ha reconquistado, y para que nosotros también reconquistemos el resto de nuestras posesiones en estas partes, he aquí, será conveniente que no luchemos más contra los lamanitas hasta que primero hayamos limpiado lo interior de nuestro vaso, sí, la gran cabeza de nuestro gobierno.

love you all alot :) 
hermana hobbs

after 3 weeks of planning in the dark we took matters into our own hands and became self sufficient

our rain suits

mi pueblo

cochiperros

helping hermann alejandrra make her tortillas...mmmm

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