Hermana Kent

Friday, March 25, 2016

Final Testimony From the Field

Wow!!!!! 18 fast Sundays, 1 Birthday, 2 Christmases, lots of tears and fears later and I am at the computer for the last time on my mission.  It came A LOT faster than I thought.  If I were to sum it up into one thing that I have learned on my mission is how to live the gospel of Jesus Christ or how to be a member of the gospel of Jesus Christ.    President Monson told us in the General Conference in Nov of 2014

"We need not walk by the shores of Galilee or among the Judean hills to walk where Jesus walked. All of us can walk the path He walked when, with His words ringing in our ears, His Spirit filling our hearts, and His teachings guiding our lives, we choose to follow Him as we journey through mortality."

Living the gospel and being a member of the church of Jesus Christ means that we have faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father we trust them.  We are truly repentant and strive every day to live a Christ centered life every day.  We worthily take the sacrament each Sunday to renew the promise we made at baptism that we would follow Him.  We are striving to listen and live worthy to the Holy Ghost.  Finally we enjoy or endure to the end.  We constantly strive to be the best we can be or do the things that our Savior Jesus Christ would do.  I LOVE this gospel and I cannot imagine life without it.  I know that this church is true!!!  I know that our Savior Jesus Christ came to this earth and suffered for our sins and felt the heartaches that we face in life.  I know that He is there to help us when we can’t bear it anymore.  I know that our Heavenly Father loves us more than we can imagine.  I know that they restored their church through the prophet Joseph Smith.  I know that he translated the Book of Mormon and that by reading the Book of Mormon we can come to know who our Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father are.  I know we have a prophet here upon the earth today named Thomas S. Monson.  We get to hear from him in just two Sundays!!!!!  I LOVE this gospel!!!  I LOVE being a missionary.  I am so grateful for the experiences I have had.  The people I have been able to meet and love.  

I love and miss you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!

Nos vemos pronto!!!!

Hermana Kent

March 14, 2016 - Working Together

We had such a neat experience this week!!!!  Hermana Moore and I were able to travel about an hour away from our area to an area here in Lujan called Mercedes.  We were able to be there for a day working with members throughout the district and other missionaries throughout the zone!!!  President Robertson was able to come and be a part of this activity!!!!  It was so neat how much we work we were able to do!!!   We started working early in the morning and worked up until the afternoon.  We then ate lunch and the members started a soccer game!!!  I went with a sister and the district President and visited a less active member.  We were able to talk to him and help him feel the sprit and the love of our Heavenly Father and invite him to come back to church!!!!  It was so neat to see the whole district and a number of us missionaries come together and find and teach so many people in such little time. 

I LOVE missionary work!!!  I know it is the work of the Lord so that all have the opportunity to hear of his gospel and accept it in their lives.  I know that this church is true!!!  I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ live and love us more than we can even possibly understand.  I know that this is their church and they guide it through a living prophet!!!  I know that Joseph Smith is the prophet of this dispensation.  I know that that through him the true gospel of Jesus Christ was restored.  I know that our prophet Thomas S. Monson is who leads and guides us today.  How blessed are we to be able to hear from him in just about two weeks!!!  I love and miss you all lots and lots and lots!!!!

Con amor,

Hermana Kent

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Heleman 5:12

This week was really great!!!!  Nothing big happened at all it just simply was another great week in the work of the Lord!!!  We were able to find investigators this week and have really great spiritual lessons with the recent converts and less active members we are working with!!!  Last night we had a great lesson with a member who was baptized almost a year ago!!!  We decided to take the invitation we were given in the last general conference to ponderize a single scripture for a week with him.  We decided to study Heleman 5:12 where it talks about building our foundation on Christ.  It promises us that if we build our foundation upon our Savior Jesus Christ we will be protected and we will not fall.  I have come to love more and more and see more and more how true this scripture is.  When we put Christ as the center of our lives He will not let us fail!!!  I am SO excited to start this challenge and continue studying the scriptures in a different way by writing them on my heart and in my mind!!! 

It sounds like Stake Conference was really great.  Ok, I agree with the mottos you all thought of:

"You don't have to be friends, but you have to be nice."
"Return With Honor,"
"Remember Who You Are and What You Stand For,"
"A Family That Works Together, Stays Together."

I would also add:

“We can do hard things.”
“Tell me about the baby and not the delivery.” (jajajajaja sorry, I just couldn’t resist)
“Leave it on the stage.”

I think all of those are things we have lived by and have been repeated over and over in our home.

I am SO grateful for church leaders who lead and guide us every day!!!  I am SO excited that already in less than a month we will be able to hear from our living prophet and apostles again!!!  I LOVE this gospel and I know that it is true!!!  I LOVE my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ!!!  I know that they live and I know that they love us way more than our human minds can understand!!!  I LOVE the Book of Mormon that the examples of ancient prophets who we are also able to learn from and follow!!!  I LOVE being a missionary!!!  I LOVE and miss you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!!!

Con amor,

Hermana Kent

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Elder Bednar

Wow this week was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!  I heard a prophet’s voice!!!!!!!  We had the incredible blessing of listening to Elder Bednar speak to us!!!!!  It was INCREDIBLE!!!!!  About 3 weeks ago we were given three talks to read about faith and about the spirit.  When he began speaking he asked us the question, ¨What did you learn?¨ He then opened it up for conversation and we were able to talk with him for two hours.  We talked about the things we learned from reading talks already given by him and were than able to learn more from other missionaries and from the spirit in the meeting!!! We even learned things that were never even said but from what the spirit was testifying to each one of us individually.  I learned from him how to better help our investigators learn by the spirit.  When we allow them to talk about what they learn and build on their knowledge it helps them understand better and have a more firm foundation!!!! 

Our investigators are struggling............It’s just that they are not progressing.  We have appointments with them and they aren’t there or they are too busy or whatever excuse. 
However, we did lots of contacting this week and are going to go back and visit those people and hopefully they will have a desire to learn and listen to us.  We are working hard to talk to everyone and find new investigators!!!!!!!  Trying to be meticulously obedient
I LOVE Hermana Chineppe a lot!!!!!!!  We have said goodbye like 3 times now thinking that it would be the last time we would see each other and I think finally it was the last time after Elder Bednar’s meeting.  I HATE goodbyes!!!!!!!!  I have definitely learned that, that friendships are eternal!!!!!!!!!

I know that our living prophet and apostles on the earth today are men that have been called by our Heavenly Father to lead and guide us through our lives.  I am so grateful to be able to learn from men who know our Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father so well.  I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life!!!!  I know that it was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith.  I know that our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ live and love us more than we can imagine.  I know that they know what we need and when we are in need.  I LOVE thsi gospel!!!!  I am so grateful for my calling and being able to share this gospel with who will listen!!!!  I love and miss you all lots and lots and lots and lots!!!!!
Con amor,

Hermana Kent