Sunday, February 26, 2017



I hope everyone had a great week! The weeks are going by faster and faster and I dont know how to stop the time from going so fast.

I was able to work with a lot of different sisters this week because Hermana Zafra was traveling to her zones for interviews. It was so fun to see how they work and get to know them a little bit more. We are teaching a man named Fransisco right now and I just love him so much. He is the sweetest man. He drank a lot when he was younger up until about a year ago. Now he is looking for God and is preparing to be baptized. He was able to come to church with us today and see a baptism this week. We have had really spiritual lessons with him and I just love seeing him! He loves reading in the Book of Mormon and is just soaking it up. Teaching people like him just makes my heart so full it could burst!

Well we got news of our changes! Tomorrow all the missionaries will be running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to get to their new areas :) haha changes are always fun! My companion, Hermana Zafra, is getting changed to Chinandega. I am sad she is leaving but happy for her to go start throwing fire in her new area! She is a killer missionary. I will be staying in the office but now there will only be one TL! Zafra was a TL of the mission with me but President has changed things a bit and so I will be in charge of all the sisters in the mission. Crazy snakes!! I hope that I will be able to show each of the sisters how much I love them. I am so humbled to be able to finish my mission here in the office working with President and being able to get to know the sisters of the mission. I will be in a trio with two sisters from Guatemala! Their names are Hermana Apen and Hermana Jimenez! They will be able to cover the area when I will be gone traveling with President. I am excited for this change! I cant believe that it is my last...where did the time go?

This week we will be having all of our regular meetings with the new missionaries, the leaders meeting, and everything! It will be loads of fun! Things are getting HOT here in Nicaragua and I am sweating like crazy snakes trying to work hard and give everything I have every day.

I love you all so much! I know the church is TRUEEEEEEE. So true. I love being a missionary!

Hermana Willes

I love being a Missionary!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Elder Rasband

Hey everyone!

This week flewwwww by so fast. It was full of spiritual experiences!!

Elder Rasband came and talked to our mission and the south mission! As soon as he entered the room I could feel the spirit testifying that He really is a special witness of Jesus Christ. He came with his wife and they wished us a Happy Valentines Day! It was so cute. Sister Rasband blew us a kiss and said, Thats the only kiss you will get today! Hahaha. They actually talked about marriage? It was really interesting. Elder Christensen, who also came, talked about how the mission helps us prepare for after..and that the most important day of our lives is when we get sealed in the temple. President looked at me from the stand and started nodding..HAHA but I am still thinking about how much time I have left here and how many more of Gods children I need to find!

Elder Rasband talked about how we need to always be finding new people to teach and it is so true! There are always more chosen people to be found! Last night we has SO many good lessons and I was just full of the spirit. We were teaching a young woman named Veronica and her mom, Martha about Joseph Smith and as I shared the first vision (I always cry when I share the first vision because its the first thing I learned in spanish) I just had a thought that I was so grateful that the gospel just makes sense. Everything. I just love this gospel so much! I know that the same church that Christ established has been restored to the earth and that we have the same authority that He had. What a blessing!

I read a quote by Elder Ballard that I LOVE. He says, "How is it that we show the Lord that we have symbolically put ourselves upon today's sacrificial altar? When we overcome our own selfish desires and put God first in our lives and covenant to serve Him regardless of the cost, we are then living the law of sacrifice."

This week this change ends. I will be starting my final 6 weeks of being a missionary. I had an interview with President Poncio and we talked about how the participants of a race always sprint towards the end..I am ready to give everything I have a put everything on the altar of sacrifice to show the Savior how much I love him. I know that I am not the perfect missionary, but I love the Savior with everything I have. 

Cuidanse mucho and have a great week!


Hermana Willes

Love my Comp!

With Elder Lee in the Office

MTC district reunites at the Mulit mission conference

Sunday, February 12, 2017

This week flew by


This week was SO great! It flew by so fast.

Interviews in Chinandega were quite the adventure with just me, President, and the APs! It was really fun to get to know all the missionaries and travel with President. He kept teasing me the whole time about not having a companion..hehe. So luckily on Thursday when we went to Leon I was with Hermana Poncio, Yoselyn (The Poncios Daughter), and Hermana Poncios mom! When We finished checking the area books and the agendas and then went to see the sights of Leon! It was soooo beautiful there. There are a million about Catholics! I have so much respect for the missionaries there. But it is GORGEOUS! It was so fun! 

When I got back to the area we were so happy because we were blessed this week to see a miracle baptism! Last sunday a young man came to church that we had never seen before, but we went to his house after church and it turns out that he has been going to church for years, he is enrolled in seminary, and has seen baptisms! But he had never been baptized! His parents live in an area called Puerto Cabezas..the farthest area in our mission! So we called his parents and they gave us permission to baptize him. He was baptized yesterday and ALL the young men came to show their support! It was so beautiful. Today he was beaming in church and his older sister came too! We are so grateful because we have been struggling a lot in our area but the Lord just gave us this little miracle. The Lord is in the details of our lives!

This week Elder Rasband is coming to visit the mission! Woohoo! I am so excited. We will be having a meeting the with south mission and I am so excited to hear about what he will be speaking about! 

I dont think I will ever be able to put into words how much I love the mission and being a missionary. It just isnt possible! I am so amazing at how fast time is flying..whenever I think about it I get emotional! I LOVE this work. I know that the Savior suffered, died, and now lives. I know that the marks in His Hands and Feet are evidence of His love. He will never leave us alone, and He will always lift us up to higher ground. I am grateful for someone who will never give up on me, no matter how many mistakes I make. I am humbled to be able to wear his name on my chest every day as I fall in love with his children here in Nicargua! 

Cuidanse mucho y les quiero!

Hermana Willes

Miracle Baptism!!

Best Day!!

Leon with Hermana Poncio and her Mom

More with Hermana Poncio

with Yocelyn

Working with the Hermanas in Chinendega

I got to visit Mairon and Maritza

Monday, February 6, 2017

Working Hard

Hey Everyone!

This will be short but this week was really good. Things are going great here and we are working hard in the area.

We had consejo with all the leaders this week and so many things are changing in the mission! Now we only have 4 indicadors to send to the church so we dont have to count lessons or anything like different! We are trying to work more with the spirit to be led to the people that are ready for the gospel!

This week I am headed to Chinandega this week with President!! Yay! I am excited. He will be interviewing the missionaries and I will be checking agendas..haha so fun! Also Hermana Poncios mom is coming today so i will get to meet her!

I will take lots of pictures and send a better email next week!

Love you!!

Hermana Willes

Sister Training Leaders

Found this little scorpion in our apartment :/

Having fun with Yocelyn