Hermana Kent

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

There is a Reason for Everything!

Wow the week was SO great!!!!  Hermana Moore and I had divisions this week!!!!  It was her first division in the mission and she stayed in our area after only being here a week and two days!!!  She led the area as I left and went to another part of Lujan!!!  She is learning and growing so much!!!!!  She is being able to participate already in the lessons!!!!  She is doing AMAZING!!!!!  I am learning so much from her about faith!!!!!!  She has so much excitement to participate in the lessons!!!!!!!! 

We were able to teach to a recent convert that we are working with yesterday about the atonement!!!!  I am SO grateful for the atonement in my life!!!!!  I am grateful for every minute that I can feel it working, helping me over come challenges and difficult times!!!  Through the atonement we can take one more step every day and Heavenly Father is able to carry us through our challenges.  We are able to continue forward with faith and hope in Christ.  I love being able to see it take effect in others’ lives as they repent and enter the waters of baptism!!!!! 

I received the greatest news this week!  I get to go and be a part of a sealing of someone I taught and shared the gospel with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I taught them in my first area.  She was less active and he wasn’t a member.  He got baptized in March of last year after I left but when I went back to Hurlingham I got to see them at stake conference and talk to them about their plans to go through the temple!!!!!!!!!!  I knew it would be close.  It is the 26 of March at 1:00!!!!!!!!!!!  My last Saturday here.  This is why my mission was extended.  See there is a reason for EVERYTHING!!!!!  I can’t even stand it I am SO excited!!!!!

This week we found out that Elder Bednar will be coming to Buenos Aires and we will be able to be taught by him!!!!  I am SO excited to have to opportunity to hear from an apostle of the Lord!!!!  I am so grateful to have a living prophet and apostles to be able to lead and guide us and teach us the will of the Lord and what he wants us to be doing in our lives and learning!!!  I know that this church is true and is the Church of Jesus Christ!!! I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ live and love us more than we can imagine.  I love and miss you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!!

Con amor,

Hermana Kent

Monday, February 22, 2016

February 15th - I'm Training!

This week has been amazing!!!!  My hijita is named Hermana Moore!!!!  She is from Virginia and Lujan is her first area!!!!!  She is the 6th of 8 kids.  She arrived here in Argentina less than a week ago!!!  We are learning so much together!!!  We are learning how to be better missionaries, how to teach better, how to help our investigators better, and we are learning how to speak Spanish!!!  It has been such a humbling experience being able to help a new missionary learn and grow and remember the exact same feelings that I had when I arrived and not being able to speak or understand anyone and always looking at my trainer for help speaking or understanding someone.  My companion is so great and we are going to learn SO much this transfer together!!!  I am SO excited to see what miracles our Heavenly Father has for us this transfer.  What hardships we are going to face, what will be the cause for our tears late at night, or what will be the cause for such joy late at night when we come home!!! 

This week we have been studying and practicing teaching the Restoration and how grateful I am for the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ!!!  And the decision that Joseph Smith made to ask God which of all of the churches were true.  Yesterday we were able to practice teaching this lesson with a member!!!  My companion was able to start and lead the lesson and through her broken but progressing spanish we were able to share this message!!!  I have been so blessed in my life from the restoration. 

We don't have very many investigators and we don't have any that are progressing right this second :(  We are teaching a big family that includes the grandma her kids and their kids so that is really fun but they dont want to come to church.....

We found another investigator this week.  She wants help seeing that there is a God.  She kind of believes in God but it is hard for her to see past all the bad that is happening in the world.  And than we found a lady like a week and a half ago who is really great and needs lots of help but we havent been able to find her again.  She is so great and I have faith that she will progress we just have to find her again.   

I am so blessed to be a member of the true church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints!!!  I know that this church is true!!!  I know that the Book of Mormon is ture!!  I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ live and love us!!!  How blessed I am to share this message!!!  I miss and love you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!
Con amor,
Hermana Kent
My hijitas first alfajor

Selfie in front of the Basilica

My companions first taste of Argentine ice-cream

Riding our bikes

My hijitas first Sunday

Monday, February 8, 2016


Well another transfer has come and gone and I am now beginning my last transfer.  Unfortunately my time with Hermana Throolin has come to an end and she will be leaving Lujan and leaving me.  My new companion will be a sister that’s arriving to the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission tomorrow from the MTC!!!  I am so excited to begin this transfer and to use everything I have learned over the last 12 transfers all at once and be able to teach all of that to another sister and help her have the most successful mission she can!!!  

Yesterday a tender mercy happened!!!  It rained!!!!  It hasn’t rained in so long and had become so hot!!!  Oh I have been DYING!!!!  And this week I was a little sick too because of the heat.  It was such a blessing and it is still raining!!!!!!  As soaked as Hermana Throolin and I had become we were very blessed to have help from members during the rain storm!!!  I am so grateful for all of the tender mercies that our Heavenly Father pours out to us each and every day!!! 

We are helping the relief society president change the visiting teaching assignments!!! It was a neat experience thinking about the sisters of our branch.

To answer your questions about the zoo: Yes there was a keeper in there.  I don’t know why he (the LION) was so calm.  I was a little nervous if you didn’t notice how far away I was from him which then made me more nervous because I thought he would sense it.  What did you think about the scratch from the lion cub??? Pretty cool, huh?  Too bad it’s gone now already.

 I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ who live and love us so much!!!  They know each and every one of us personally and know what our needs are.  I am so grateful that we are able to pray and speak with them when we need their help.  This week for our district meeting we had received permission that each of us individually could go into a room in the church and pray openly about whatever was on our mind.  It was so incredible the feeling that came to me after!!!  I KNOW that this church is true!!!  I LOVE this gospel!!!

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

Con amor,

Hermana Kent

Clothes from milagros. We might have gotten super soaked Sunday!


Lujan Zoo - February 1st

New perspective to Daniel and the Lion's Den

Bears for Mom

Don't feed the bears... or do:)

No big deal, Hermana Throolin and Hermana Kent hanging out with a Bengal Tiger

Adorable Tiger Cubs

Scratches from holding those adorable Tiger Cubs

Chillin with the elephant for Karadie - Happy Birthday!