Sunday, January 26, 2014

January 20th - Christ lives and loves us. ALL of us.

Welll..... I now have 20 years!!!!!!!  I had a Birthday… Weird, Not a teenager anymore. So I started out my Birthday by waking up at 5:20 am. Here it is tradition to go sing Las mañantias to the person celebrating their birthday. Except you do it with fireworks......
Well since Hno. Darvin and I have the same birthday we decided to go wake him up :) It was so much fun and he was so tired... hahah but I loved it. I think it is a tradition that I am going to bring to the states :)
Then my whole zone bought me a cake and sang to me. It was Hna. Moreno´s bday on the 13th so we celebrated together.
Then Hna. Ingrid bought me a cake, Hna. Estelita made me lunch and Hna. Vilma bought me a piñata. Oh and it is also tradition to shove your face in the cake....  I got spoiled!! and we found an awesome family that day!!!! Monica and Vernon. They have questions and they actually listened.  They said they didn’t feel like the miracles Jesus did while He was here on the Earth. I was able to testify to them about the Priesthood and how it is really the power of God. Especially since I have seen and felt the blessings of the Priesthood in my own life personally. :)

We had a General Authority 70’s come!! Elder Soares. Wow. He is so awesome. He really helped me understand that this time is never coming back. I was  Called to Serve in Spanish...... and I felt so strongly that I am where I am supposed to be!!!

We had a fogata!!! aka a bonfire in our ward. We thought maybe 50 people would come... 80!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was incredible and so many new investigators came. Hno. Darvin came too with his brothers..... one of them came to church tooo!!!!!!! So awesome. It was amazing to see the blessings and results of our hard work and dedication.

So Hna. Rosa got sick but we were able to go to her house and share the scripture below with her. We explained that sometimes we have trials to see if with our faith we are willing to overcome them and serve the Lord.

6 And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that afaith is things which arebhoped for and cnot seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no dwitness until after the etrial of your faith.

After we read it, she was like yah ! I am going to church ! It was incredible. Mario came to church too. And this drunk man I invited too just randomly, I didn’t think he would come but he did. It was an interesting experience.
I know the church is true. Christ lives and loves us. ALL of us. It doesn’t matter what we have done, through the Atonement and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we can find true peace and happiness in this life. :)

I love you !!!
Thanks for your support.
Hermana Kira Webster

20th Birthday 

Birthday Cake in the face :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jan. 13th , 2014 Thank You for the Birthday Wishes

I HAD A BABY!!! Which means…. I am training a new Sister missionary and I am still in San Felipe. I have been here 7 months. Almost half of my mission. My zone didnt believe it and neither did the members. My zone leader called the assistants to make sure they knew how long I have been here. hahahah. My baby is from El Salvador and her name is Hna. Nativdad. Yes, like Christmas! She is super sweet and so humble. So willing to learn and improve.
I felt so inadequate to be a trainer, but the Lord truly calls us to what we need. I have felt the Spirit guiding me sooooooooooooo much to the people. I was reading in 2 Nephi 33 and I just found the most perfect scripture.

 4 And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my prayers for the gain of my people. And the words which I have written in weakness will be made strong unto them; for it persuadeth them to do good; it maketh known unto them of their fathers; and it speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and to endure to the end, which is life eternal.

Nephi, prophet of God, wrote these words in weakness but they strengthen me daily. I am training Hna. Natividad in what I feel like is my weakness but through the Lord I am strengthening her, myself and the people we are teaching. I seriously am in awe of how much the Lord is guiding me. We don’t need to fear or feel inadequate. We have an Almighty God helping us.

So Hna. Rosa is just so legit. I love her so much. She is just darling. We just went over the baptismal questions and just to hear her testify that the Church is true brought so much peace to my heart and I was gleaming. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to teach her and watch her become closer to the Lord.

I think more than anything this week I have come to truly love my mission. Some days I cannot stop smiling and others I just think what am I doing wrong! I am trying so hard to help these people and they just reject me. It doesn’t matter what type of day it is. The Lord always guides me to what I need to do and how I should do it. I only have 18 months and 7 have already passed. I have to enjoy every minute and I am.

We had an amazing lesson with some members in our ward. The Spirit was so strong. We wrote down the blessings we have and we talked about how the little things add up. Its the same in our lives. The little things we do here add up and help us to live with our Heavenly Father once again.

The mission is changing me for the better. I feel closer to my Savior each day. I love you all so much and want all of you to have this happiness and reassurance too. Invite the missionaries over to have a lesson in your house. You will not regret it. Pay attention to how you feel. I know the Spirit will testify of the truth. The Gospel is true and I cannot deny it and never will.

Have a good week!!!!!
I love you tons.
Hna. Kira Webster


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Jan 6th, 2014 HeLives...and He Loves Us !

So today was an interesting day.....
I went and hiked to a lagoon with my whole zone and ate seviche afterwards ( it is a dish from Ecuador, calidad). and I lost my camera memory card. Yes… all of my photos. I didn’t really get upset which surprised me but that is something I have learned here. Let the little things go. They aren’t that important in the big scheme of things. So whatever it may be in your life... let go of the little things. You will be happier. I promise :)
Rosa!! The cutest little lady ever. She is like a little kid. So willing to learn about the Gospel and excited about it too!!! She even came to church by herself. She came to testimony meeting and she said afterwards she was asking herself is this Church really true?? The only way she and anyone else can find out is by reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. Read it. Love it. Live it. Treasure it. It has all of the answers you need. I just finished it 30 minutes before 2014 and it was a wonderful experience. I just felt a reassurance that what I teach daily is the truth!!!!!!!
We had an awesome lesson with this family on the Priesthood. I was able to testify of how truly the power of God is in the Church and how my Dad can give me a blessing with the power of God when I need it. I am so blessed to have a worthy father who can give me Priesthood blessings at any time. The Priesthood really is the power of God and brings to pass miracles.
A family we are teaching had their son die :( It was super sad but it was amazing the peace we were able to bring into their home (aka the Spirit). They felt like they would never see him again and we were able to testify of the Plan of Salvation and how death is not the end because of our Beloved Savior, Jesus Christ. They will see their son again !  :)

Random: I made carmel popcorn. Guatemaltecos love it!!!!! :)
I was super sick on January 1st!! Way to start the new year right!! woohoo.
I love being a missionary and helping other come unto to their Savior and His teachings. He lives and He loves us. Read the Book of Mormon daily and you will feel that love even greater.

I love you alll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hna. Kira Webster

Zone Hike

Carmel Corn !