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, September 28, 2015

September 14


This week was such a good/busy one with mighty miralces from our Father in Heaven. 

All started with our 8 principios in Merida! we traveled the whole week in the mornings to have our capacitations with 3 other zones. it was fun because I was able to see Hna Arriaga and Hna Pinguelo who are finsihing up this transfer! how fast the time goes. Its always fun when we are reunited :) On thursday I was in charge of giving the capacitation on revelation through prayer, it made me reflect how prayer has been such a key element in my entire mission, with the inv conversion and my own. 

Efrain!!! we had our lesson with him on Tuesday and boyyyyy was it powerful. We went over the restoration and it was amazing to see how he lit up when he understood. I think thats my favorite part about teaching, about being a missionary, when the light of christ LIGHTS up in them :) He loved the story of joesph smith and asked us the question, how is it that this young boy who started out in such circumstances was able to establish a church so grand hoy en dia? because our heavenly father is who directs us in this work. The spirit filled the room & Efrain was eager to ask god for himself.. we had an appt on thursday but he got the chincangua, the sickness that is going around thats like west nile virus, so we left him with the joesph smith story. keep him in your prayers! 

Isela! she is the girlfriend of our ward missionary leader. she has been an eternal investigador but accepted fecha this week! the lesson was super powerful with her. taught her there in the church ( i love teaching in the church becasue the spirit is always super strong!) we found out why she hasnt been commited to be baptized.. every time she has read the book of mormon she has had nightmares where her family has had accidents or bad things have happened and feels like these things will come true if she accepts the gospel.. it is super crazy to see how many ways satan works among the children of men.. i feel like because we were in the church building, and por causa del espiritu, she could feel like these things were good, and felt that hope and little seed growing inside of her. faith conquers fear!

Mauricio! he is the boyfriend of miembro paloma (we are teaching all these boyfriend and girlfriends to have forever families jajaj ;) Hes awesome!! he hasnt wanted to accept fecha because he still feels like he needs to learn, etc etc, but last week he went to the stake conference and felt the spirit, and helped him realize WHY WAIT??  why wait to recieve these blessings the lord has for you? his desire is to change, but we cant change completley unless we have the help and covenant with our lord. read with him in mosiah 18 and about nefis sueno and boom. the spirti worked in him! he accepted in 2 weeks! so right before cambios we are working to have a baptism :) 

This week has been super fun super full of the spirit! Yesterday we were able to go to the dedication of the temple in mexico, jeffery r holland gave a talk that i will never forget. we were blessed to come in these days when the gospel is fulfilled to help our families be together froever. the day we accepted the plan is the day this work not only became the work of the father or of jesus christ BUT THE WORK OF EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US WHO ACCEPTED THIS PLAN. we promised our heavenly father that, and promised our families we would strive to find them! how great and heavy is our calling. Let us all press on in the work! Who directs us? the god of israel!! 

also we ate an iguana for lunch today so that was super cool. with our family itza! they wanted me to tell you they love you :) its my little family here in motul. We took pictures with the iguanas when they were living and then when we ate them. Ill have to send them to yall sometime when my compa passes them to me. :) 

Happy Indepence day of Mexico tomorrow. eat lots of tacos!! there are so many stories of great faith and sacrifices of the members here in mexico and all around the world. I encourage you all to live your stories of faith and sacrificies for the LORD! 

love you all. 
hermana hobbs

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