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 29

This week was a rainy one, but a good one nevertheless. We had our 8 principos every morning in centro so we were waking up at 4:30 every day to get there for the reunion. #puebloproblems but it was super good. I love the reuniones! I also learn so much. Every morning we had a different principle that we talked about, book of mormon, teaching inv. not lessons, all the good stuff. :) we finished at 12 so we would get back to our area at like 2ish. 

Wednesday we talked about teaching people, not lessons and of course had PRACTICES! I remember when I dreaded the practices when I first got here and now I love them. I was with 2 other missionaries being the inv. and I was Aremy (one of our inv. that is in the area) she is such a good little girl who wants to be baptized but her mom is completely against it.. theres lots of problems in her family. her parents are seperated and her mom is working in a bar.. so as i was thinking in her and her needs the great missionaries brought the spirit. One of the missionaries shared personal experiences and the spirit pierced the room.. We were all whispering and it dawned on me I felt the same spirit as when we are in the temples.. It was such a sweet experience. 

Wednesday after the reunion we took a trip to the hospital for my toe.. YAY. it was pretty quick, the worst part was putting the shots in my toe chispas it hurt super bad. but after that i couldnt feel anything. jaja the doctor was like WHAT IS THIS. it was so big what they cut out they had to stitch it up. JAJA so thats pretty sweet i think i beat the record of ingrown toenail, and pretty nasty. the rest of the week i had to wear my sandals and couldnt get it wet which is the biggest challenge considering that it rains every day.. jajaja hermana garcia reminds me so much of mom. after the reunion on thursday it was raining really hard and so she had me go to the offices where she could bandage me up! we put cardboard in some plastic bags for my shoe and wrapped toweles around my feet jaja it was fun! I also got to see hermana duron!!! my hija!! she updated me on kanasin!! three of my inv are getting baptized!! abraham was baptized this last saturday, lourdes left carlos and so gets baptized the 18 of july and damian the 25 de july!!!! i was crying when she told me. i miss my little kanasin so much but i am so happy that they are having exito. 

We are finding success! fabiola, fabiola and pablo - they are progressing well just need to go to church!! we taught them the restoration this week and the spirit was so strong.. we left the folleto of joesph smith and they read all of it!! now we are going to watch the movie with them. (thanks for the advice Sam:) they really have hunger and thirst to know the truth. their little girls are so cute as well.

On saturday I helped a member in the ward film a document in english for one of her classes. she was put in a group project and had to have a conversation with someone who speaks english. she broght two of her friends and so we are gonna teach them. whooo!

Last night we had a really powerful lesson with some menos activos.. the father has been going to church but his wife has been iffy for the past 4 years. we have visited with them before and taught them. they were sealed in the temple in mexico when they got married. their son who has 20 years told us of his desire to go on the mission.. and how he feels like he doesnt know how to handle the priorites in his life.. the father rafael was crying in the lesson saying how he wants his children forever.. it was a really touching. we read the dream of Lehi about the tree of life and related it to them how sometimes we are walking around in midst of darkness how we have the things of the world that are blinding us from what is really imporatnt. we had the mom read the part that talks about "with all the tender feelings of a father" exhorting his children to take heed to the rod of iron and participar of the fruit. their little son will be getting baptized in july. they are so good just have lost track of what is important..


The week wasnt as exciting as normal. lots of time traveling in combi. :) but it was good because I had time to read in the book of mormon. i seriously love the book of mormon. it is SUCH a strong tool. I feel being here in the mission my eyes have caught hold on what is really important, i dont have that midst of darkness blinding me of the things of the world. I can see what is truly important and there is nothing more that I desire than salvation for those I am serving. 

love you all so much!

hermana hobbs
surgery on her ingrown toe-yikes!

after surgery

Hermana Garcia taking good care!

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