Monday, February 22, 2016

The Lord is Helping Me Everyday!

This week was so crazy! We had a multizone meeting in Esteli and I learned SO much. President Collado and his wife are so inspired. And we got to see a real church building! It is so fun to go to Esteli so we can see the sign outside the churches..because everyone here is so confused that our little house doesn’t say the name of the church. hehe :)

We had a crazy day today! There are some E changes here in Ocotal so I will be working with my old companion Hermana Wally until tomorrow when her new companion gets here! Yay! 

I had a lot of different emotions this week but I am just giving it my all and I know that the Lord is helping me every day. I know that serving a mission was the best decision I have ever made. :) It has been CRAZY training and not seeing as much success as I saw before, but I am still seeing miracles EVERY DAY! 

I also gave my first talk in sacrament..don’t know how I avoided it for this long but I was sooooo nervous. It was really not very good but at least I didn’t throw up or have the runs! :)

Love you all!

--

Hermana Willes


Our zone with a member who is leaving to go work in Costa Rica

A real church!!! Yay!!

Monday, February 15, 2016

I Love The Spirit!

Another week has gone by? What is this thing called life?

This week was so crazy! First I did divisions with my old comp, Hermana Wally! It was SO fun to see all my converts. It had only been two weeks but it felt like eternity. We stood in the kitchen and cried in the morning as we talked about how we will be best friends for life! I love my Wally Bear.

When we went to Melvin’s house he told us, I may have the blood of a latino, but I have the heart of a gringo. :) I laughed so hard. I love Melvin!

We found a mouse in our house this week..one morning before study I was walking over to our sink and I heard something. Flashback to when I was little and we had a mouse in our house in California. Then I found poop all inside my suitcase (i had left it open with all my clothes) from the little bugger! My clothes make a nice home I guess. We thought he was gone but we saw him last night...so this week we have big plans, Marquez and I :)

I used my first Nica bathroom this week! We were out working and I turned to Marquez and I told her I couldnt wait...so we stopped at a random house and used their facilities..lets just say thanks for underclothing that absorbs liquid right up! :) haha

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!!! This week I got AMAZING packages from my beautiful Mom so I was able to eat american chocolate! Way better than any Valentine.. :) Some of the chocolate was shaped like lips and When my companion had some she goes, this kiss is like a real kiss..QUE RICO! (thats a phrase in spanish like how delicious? I dont know...haha) It was really funny. Sometimes spanish is funnier...

I hope everyone is doing amazing! This week we had so many lessons full of the spirit! I love teaching the First Lesson because it is such a powerful message. We met a guy named Andy that didnt believe in God and now he wants to be baptized! I LOVE THE SPIRIT.

Love you all!!! 

From the best place in the world,


Hermana Willes



Happy Valentine's Day!

Learning to love soccer!

Packages...Yay!

Those chocolate lips...

With Hermana Marquez

Spending the day with Hermana Wally


Monday, February 8, 2016

I LOVE THE MISSION!

This week was so hard but like so good. Pretty much like every day in the mission! I LOVE THE MISSION.

Yesterday in church one of our recent converts, Bayardo, shared his testimony! I cried like my dad. so many tears of joy! And our other recent convert, Melvin, p├íssed the sacrament! And two others, Lorenzo and Edwin, received the Priesthood!! It was one of the greatest moments. I am so proud of them! We are building the church here in Octal!

So yes I am TRAINING! haha but I only have 4 more weeks in the mission than she does. Hermana Marquez is from El Salvador and I love her so much. Her english is really good too so sometimes (almost never) we get to speak in English! We were at a member’s house this week and they gave us a drink and while they were talking she turns to me and says, ¨I dont like it!´ in English. It was SO cute. I love her so much!

Also this week while we were working my recent convert, Karina Lagos, who I love so much, saw me in the street and yelled ¨Hermana Willy!!¨ I don’t work in her area anymore so I hadn’t seen her all week and she starts sprinting towards me and gave me the biggest hug ever! It was so cute.

This week was hard because I am working in a different part of Ocotal and I am really bad with directions in english..so you can only imagine in Spanish. But I know the Lord is blessing me EVERY day and really when you are a missionary it is easy to get down. But when you look at all the blessings, you realize how amazing the mission really is. There are moments in lessons where I just think, I dont think I have ever been this happy before in my whole life! The More you teach the basics about why we are here on the earth and about how we are all one team trying to make it back as one celestial family, the more I realize that this is the best decision I have made in my whole life. Yes it is hard, but BOY IS IT GREAT.

Love you all!

--

Hermana Willes


Zone OCOTAL!!! The best zone in the mission
and of all the world!!! (so many latinos...Yay Spanish!)


Herman Walborn and I teaching The Plan of Salvation
 in church on Sunday


Monday, February 1, 2016

4 Months!!

Well....WE HAD CHANGES! Woohoo. And big news! I had a baby girl! And shes a latina! Here in the mission when someone trains a missionary the trainer is the mom and the new missionary is the child :) This change I will be finishing the training of Hermana Marquez (she got here the last change.)  Hermana Marquez is from El Salvador and is super sweet.  We get along really well and she does understand some english so I know that will help. I will be staying in Ocotal but will be working in another area! I am so excited to have more time in Ocotal and oh boy is my spanish gonna get better! :)

This week our baptism bailed..but we hope that she will get baptized this week. Things are still going great here in Ocotal and the mission is the best! I don't really know what to write about this week..hehe.

Hope everyone is doing great! Love you all!

--

Hermana Willes



Moving....

I Love Being a Missionary!

My Favorite Recent convert--Karina!

Karina's son Jaciel.  I LOVE HIM!

I Love the little kids!!