Hermana Kent

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Following Promptings

Wow this week was such a great week!!!  It started out as normal but with divisions!!!  I went and worked in another area on Tuesday and our sister training leader came and worked in Haedo with Hermana Wiborny!!  It was fun to get to know another area for a day!!!  Okay Friday!!!!  Friday as we were leaving to go work the sister who was going to give us food called and asked if we could come at 12:30.  I thought oh know now we don't have time to go and visit this less active sister who I just love and adore and want to help so much come to church and feel the love that our Savior has for her.  I told Hermana Wiborny we were going to get off the bus a little earlier than normal and work a little closer to our lunch appointment because we didn't have a lot of time to work.  After I said that I was at war with myself.  We hadn't seen her for a couple weeks and she told us that it is best to come Fridays in the mornings.  I thought ok if we walk fast we can make it and at least tell her hi and invite her to church and see if there is anything we could do for.  At least just to have contact for her.  I asked Hermana Wiborny "Do you think we can walk fast?"  She said yes.  I said "Ok we are going to get off where we normally get off than."  We ran to her house and were able to have a 20 min lesson with her about the sacrament.  We invited her to church and we made plans to call her in the morning and guess what???  She came to church!!!!!  I could tell she loves being back and reconnecting with the members and feeling the spirit!!!!  She told us after the meetings thank you very much for inviting me and that it was an answer to her prayers that we came on Fri!!!  

I was so happy that we were able to follow the spirit this week and able to visit this Sister!!!  I felt that every talk and lesson that we had on Sunday was just for her!!!  It was AMAZING!!!!!!!  The spirit was so strong!!!!  I LOVE being a missionary and being able to follow the spirit and help those who are thirsty for the gospel!!!  I LOVE when I can feel I have done what the Lord wanted me to do!!!  I know that this church is true!!!  I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior live and love us way more than we can understand!!!  I know that they are here to help us!!!  I know that the Book of Mormon is true and can help us become like our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ!!!  

Love and miss you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!!!!

Con amor,
Hermana Kent

Enjoying another miracle package from home!

Blueberries!!!  All mine!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Families Are Forever!

Well this week Hermana Wiborny and I had another week in the work of the Lord!!!!!!!  Last Sunday we had a family in our ward invite one of their friends to church and this friend of theirs came!!!  We asked her if we could come to her house and we had two super great lessons with her this week about the Plan of Salvation and the Restoration!!!  She is super great and Hermana Wiborny and I are praying that she has been prepared by the Lord to accept His gospel into her life.  She shared yesterday in one of the classes that she has studied a few different religions but none of them have made an impact like this one has.  Well that would be because it is TRUE!!!!!! 

She is our only investigator right now.  I am trying to have patience and not get frustrated!!!!   Yes it is all in the Lords hands!!!!
Yes they made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Omi’s dried apples made it!!!!  I have NO idea how but they made it!!!!!!  Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the things you gave to my companion.  Also thank you for the things for Hermana Chineppe!!!  She will LOVE it!!!!  I am so sad my necklace broke with my faith seed.  I wasn’t expecting that you would send me one too!!!!  It made me happy!!!  And then I realized that it was already broken and I was sad:((((  But that’s ok I have my sister necklace!!!!!  I have worn my sister necklace EVERYDAY since!!!!!!!!!

Ok and I feel REALLY bad!!!!  Yesterday was mother’s day here in Argentina so I made you mother’s day video but it is too long and so I can’t send it :(  I’m sending Kensington’s birthday video here in a minute to her. 
Read it. Live it. LOVE it!!!  Because this gospel is SO great!!!!!!!!
This gospel is TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!  I LOVE this gospel and I know that it is true!!!  I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ stand at the head of it!!  I know that President Thomas S. Monson is their servant here upon the earth to help us understand their will!!!  I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and love us way more than we can understand.  I know that they live!!!  I know that the Book of Mormon is true and is the word of God!!!  I LOVE reading it and know how I can be a better person and being able to be closer to the spirit by reading it.  I love and miss you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!!!
Con Amor,

Hermana Kent
Monday Morning Selfie

Hermana Wiborny and I at Church

Laura Peralta bringing me my package from home!!!

Hermana Wiborny and I. 

Favorite chocolate from home:)

Favorite Argentine treats:)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I Love Being a Missionary!

First off!!!!  I have a new companion!!!  Her name is Hermana Wiborny and she is from...wait for it...wait for it... wait for it... wait for it... wait for it...  Germany!!!!!  My companion is from Frankfurt, German!!!  (Karina’s grandpa served in Frankfurt, Germany and was born in Bremen, Germany).  I am so excited to be working with her.  We are going to see miracles I know it!!!!!  I am so excited to be working with her.  She only has 4 months in her mission.  She is so great and already knows how to do things!!! 

At the beginning of this transfer our mission started to read the Book of Mormon together.  We were able to finish this Wednesday together during our transfer meeting.  That’s right we finished the Book of Mormon in only 41 days.  It was an experience to be able to finish it together.  I LOVE the Book of Mormon.  I know that it is the word of God and that it is true and that by reading it and living the teachings that it teaches us we can become more like our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ.  I know that it was translated by the prophet Joseph Smith.    

Ok btw you have to email or fb Andrew Briggs and tell him that his convert Carina is in my ward!!!  We just put it together on Friday!!!!  I about DIED of laughter!!!  He baptized her when he served here.  We were going to take a pic yesterday for him but she left before we were able to so.....
Well other than the excitement of receiving a new companion and finishing the Book of Mormon it was another week in the work of the Lord.  We walked a lot this week trying to contact people and trying to find people who the Lord has prepared to receive His gospel at this time in their lives.  I LOVE being a missionary and getting to know people.  I LOVE being a missionary and constantly striving to have the spirit with me!!  I LOVE being a missionary.  I know that this church is true!!!  I know that our Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ live and love us and are with us in the good time and the hard times the happy times and the sad times.  I know that they live to comfort us and help us on our way when we can’t go on anymore.  I LOVE this gospel and know that it is true!!!!!! 

I wanted to share something I read today from my patriarchal blessing: "You are a chosen daughter of God and He has entrusted you to the care of loving parents to be taught the gospel of Jesus Christ to live His teachings and to accept His atoning sacrifice." 
Thanks for being my parents!!!!  I LOVE you both WAY more than words can say!!!!!!  I LOVE you both!!!  Ich liebe dich!!!!!  I love and miss all of you lots and lots and lots and lots and lots!!!!!

Con amor!!!!!

Hermana Kent
Look who I ran into at transfer meeting:)

Receiving my birthday present from Pres. & Sister Robertson

Meet my new companion, Hermana Wiborny

Monday, October 5, 2015

I LOVE General Conference!!!

Wow wasn’t conference so great!!!  I LOVE general conference SO much!!  I LOVE being able to hear these men speak to us and to hear what our Heavenly Father has prepared for us to hear through his servants!!  I LOVE this gospel!!!  What a tribute that they all made to Elder Perry, Pres Packer and Elder Scott.  I will miss these three a lot but what an experience it was so be able to sustain 3 new apostles the last general conference on my mission.  I LOVE being a missionary!!  I LOVE our prophet and apostles!!!  Ok to be honest I am really kind of sad.  I don’t like watching it in Spanish.  It has been so hard not to hear their voices for a year.  I didn’t realize how much just their voices fill me.  But there was a spirit.  I am really struggling that these three apostles have moved on in the plan of salvation because these three I really loved!!!  So I am struggling a little bit.  I cried a lot when I saw their three seats empty and then I cried a lot when President Nelson started to cry because I am sure their hearts hurt so much because I am sure all those men really truly are best friends and love each other.  So my heart really hurt for them.  It was a shock to see Mrs. Wadley.  I told people that she was my teacher and it was fun to see her!!!

I didn’t realize before my mission how small of a word faith is but how important it is. Faith is HUGE and I need to develop more faith.  You both are HUGE examples to me of faith and every aspect of the gospel!!!!!!!  Thank you for everything!!!  Thank you for all you both continue to do for me.  I RELLY LOVE you both A LOT!!!!  You both are always there for me and helping me with EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!
Well we received a call last night from our zone leaders and I will be receiving a new companion this Wednesday.  I am sad to see Hermana Dayes leave but I am so excited for this new transfer and for a new companion to learn from and to see the blessings that our Heavenly Father has prepared for my new companion and I this transfer!! 

I know that this gospel is true.  I LOVE this gospel is true!!  I know that we have a prophet named Pres Thomas S. Monson who leads and guides us today.  I know that he has been called of God.  I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ live and love us way more than our human minds can comprehend.  I know that they know each of us individually.  I love and miss you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!!!!
Con amor,

Hermana Kent