Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017

First off I want to say HOW CRAZY ABOUT THE WEATHER IN TAHOE! Glad you guys are all safe.  LOVED seeing all the snow pictures! SO MUCH SNOW!  This week wasn't the typical working week.  We were stuck in the house most of the week due to my heath, BUT I am WAYYYYYY BETTER AND FEELING HEALTHY.  We were able to finish up the week the best we could.  We found some new investigators and were able to teach Beatriz and Marcelo.  We talked with them about the Law of Chastity and we were so happy to hear that they are married! They are still progressing, but really need to attend church.  They haven't attended we have to push back the date for their baptism.  All in their timing.  We also had a really neat lesson with some people from Brasil.  They mainly spoke in Portuguesse, but with the help of the Holy Ghost we were able to communicate.  We also had a great night with the Gonzalezs- next sunday we are going to make food with them.  Hna Gonzalez is going to make Mexican food.  As for today we are heading to Conception for a joint conference and to hear from a member of the seventy.  That is why I am emailing a bit early.  Please pray that we will be able to find more people who are fully ready for our message! Really would apperciate it! Having a bit of a hard time, but on the bright side we are reactivating people in our Rama.  Need members before baptisms.  Tell everyone back home that I love them! Hope you guys have a great week and I cannot wait to hear from yall next week! WOOOOO HALFWAY THERE!!!!!!!!

Hermana Alexander

Liz's first day of school!

Love this glad they are back!

Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

HEY! Hope everyone had a great Valentines Day! First off I want to thank y`all for the Valentines package! Loved all the treats and Valentines cards!  Hermana Gonzalez and I sure loved opening it together.  I was lucky to get the package so soon thanks to our interviews with President.  He came down on Friday.  We actually are heading to Conception for a combined conference on the 28th of this month.  
This week sure has been a great week - Beatriz and Marcelo accepted to be baptized on the 18th of March.  We also had a great lesson with Lucas, he is our new investigator.  He is 9 and is very interested in knowing the truth.  We taught him about the Restoration.  We also met Tatiana, she actually is friends with a member in our Rama - they are companions in school.  She seems like she could be ready and willing to keep with the lessons.  We have plans to visit her again.  We also shared a scripture with 2 hippies around the laguna.  They gave us a cool metal flower sculpture to remind us of them.  I also was able to meet Hermano Ramons family from Brasil.  He was reunited with his sister that he hasnt seen in years.  I was so happy for him.  His sisters grandchildren are members too and sung to me and Hna G in Portuguesse.  I  recorded it.  Also we re-activated Diego! We took a picture to celebrate with him.  He sure has come a long way and I couldn't be happier to be apart of his re-activating process.  
I also gave my talk.  Went really well.  It was on missionary work and how the members are involved too.  Oh HAPPY NEWS! Hermana Anotnia and Emily moved back and are in our ward again! Seriously love them! They are here to stay.  We sure have had some CRAZY weather - I think this isn't helping with my fever, but I am just taking it easy - It hit last night after a week of kinda feeling a bit off.  All is good though.  SO FUN about Tahoe and skiing! Can't wait to have cold weather.  That will be fun that Mikey is doing Tennis.  Swim will be good for matthew to keep in shape for water polo. Hope yall have a great week.  LOVE YOUUUUUUU. 

Hermana Alexander

My hippie friends at the Laguna!

So happy for Diego!

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

Hey! Another change in PJC and I am still with Hermana Gonzalez - SERIOUSLY 
President Evans and Hermana Evans are seriously the best, couldn´t ask for a better Mission President. The work is going so well.  Finding more and more people.  We just need some patience with a couple of our Investigators.  They are progressing, but still need a bit more time which is fine.  We have been teaching Osmar and he is in the process of getting ready for his baptism.  He was orginally in Rama 3 and the Elders taught him all the lessons.  Now being in our area, our job is to go over the things that he still is a bit unsure about.  I believe he could be baptized in the next week or 2.  
It totally seems like things are going so well back home.  I sure enjoy hearing about what's going on with yall. That's so great that the boys will be doing trek - trek was such a great experience! 

Highlights from the week

Tuesday- we had a Zone Mayham (a faom fight war) and I said my goodbyes to Hermana Scott 
Weds- we taught Noche de Rama (we talked about missionary work - we played the memory game)
Thursday- We had a HUGE storm (the rain was so heavy) we had a pool in our house
We did a kareoke night with the Flia DeLeon - we even made torta with them (of course we had a lesson about the importance of families)
Friday- we had more rain and helped a lot with our Rama (cleaning the church, etc)
Saturday- we had pizza night
Sunday- I was ready to give my talk and President forgot that he asked me so I have to give mine next sunday - thought I was off the hook haha
P day has been good! We met hermana perez from Bolvia.  She is new and is super cool.  She will add a lot to our zone.  Hasn't rained yet haha 

Well I love you and cannot wait to hear from yall next week!

Hermana Alexander

 Saying goodbye to Hermana Scott!

Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017

LETS BE PART OF MIRACLES AND MAKE THEM HAPPEN - words of Hermana Gonzalez and Hermana Alexander

This week Hermana Gonzalez and I have sure had a week of miracles.  Our investigators, Beatriz and her husband are progressing!  They are keeping up with their commitments and are reading their Libro de Mormón and folletos.  We have had great lessons with them about the Restoration, and the Plan of Salvation, but when we came back this week for another visit they had lots of questions still about the Restoration.  We showed them the video of José Smith.  At the end we knew that they gained a Testimony of José Smith and the Restoration.  We have planned this week to teach them about Faith, Repentance, Baptsim, Recieving the Holy Ghost, and Enduring til the end.  We hope that they will accept a baptismal date too for the 4th of March.  We kinda had bad news, but then had great news in the end.  So Javier and Helena told us that they don't want to hear from us anymore, BUT we got a new investigator who was orginally in Rama 3 and he moved into our area.  He has a date for the 18 of Feb! WOOHOO! We still need to meet him, but we will pass by again today.  We also have contacted lots of people and are having times set to visit people! 
We have changes tomorrow.  I am pretty sure Hermana Gonzalez and I will have one more change together! Ester and Juan are improving as well.  They attended Noche de Rama with us and have plans to attend this sunday! They went to Brasil for a bit this week, but we are sure going to pass by next week too!   We had such a great day yesterday with an inactive family, the Nacimentos.  We played a game kinda like memory and they had to look up scriptures and match them.  We also ended with a Testimony meeting and it made me so happy to see the Hermana bare her testimony along with Diego (we reactivated him) I seriously love being apart of helping people come unto their Savior and helping them have a Testimony.  
Looks like the Family is doing well.  I am sorry for the loss of Alton, but I know that he is with his wife.  Dad I am sure that the service was really nice.  How is Grandma and Grandpa doing with this? That was nice that you did a fast with the missionaries!  You should have the boys do more visits with them or you and dad could do one visit with them.  Ward members help a lot with investigators.  I heard about the SUPER BOWL! So fun that you got together with those families.  I am sure it was a good game! CANT WAIT FOR MY PACKAGE! woah another package? Just for my birthday? haha okay! New sheets lol It is so unreal that I will be 20, but I am so excited! Hopefully I will spend it here in PJC and with my Hija! oh craziest we were walking home from church and this drunk man had water balloons and was cat calling us and he was so close to chucking the balloons at us but nothing happened.  The people in the streets were so shocked that we didn't even have a reaction haha  Typical Sundays - Elder Parada got everything out...thank goodness! Luckily he wont be here for my Birthday sooooooo he wont be able to get me back.  I loved the photos of the boys! I sure miss watching them play.  I love this gospel and I love the family that I am apart of.  I thank you for your prayers and support.  Share your testimonies often! LOVE YOUUUUUU! 

Hermana Alexander