Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hard Week

President Cluff,

This week has been hard to say the least, but we are in the lucha every day. I know there is a reason for the things that have happened this past week and today. I know that the Lord has a plan for each and every one of us that leads to happiness we can not imagine. I know the Lord knows me and my deseos y desafios. I love this gospel and the happiness it has brought my family and me. I know you received an email from my mom this week. My cousin is going home today from the CCM. My heart breaks for him, but I know it is for the best if the CCM president says he needs to recover. I know that the sadness we feel is only for a moment and that it is a way we can recognize when we are truly happy. I love the mission. I love the happiness that I have felt as I have shared the gospel and served the people of Guatemala. This time is as great as a time to seguir adelante and serve. The best thing to do right now is forget ourselves and serve. I know that you and all the mission presidents are called of God. I know you want the best for us and receive revelation for us. Thank you for all that you do for us. Thank you for coming to Guatemala and bringing your family too. We love you all dearly. Thank you.

More Miracles in El Tejar

Buenas!

I love being a missionary here, especially in El Tejar. There are so many miracles here in our area. I know that the Lord has put my companion and I together in this area for a reason.

Our zone baptized 10 people this past Saturday in our Noche Blanca. We now have 2 new conversos in our area. We were all so happy and the spirit was so strong. I know there are people waiting to know the truth and all we have to do is act our part. I really do love putting Christ´s name over my heart everyday and everyone sees His name and not my own. Honestly, I love being Hermana Tibbits.

Read 1 Nephi 10:19 (:

I love you all!

con amor,
Hermana Tibbits

Baptisms and fun times together (:






Thursday, July 27, 2017

Milagros Exist

Buenas! Well I have never been happier. I honestly love sharing the gospel. Our zone is going to have a noche blanca this Saturday. We only had possibilities for this Saturday. We now have a baptism this Saturday!! Also Bienvenido Elder Thompson a Guatemala!!

Miracle:

Maria went to church this past Sunday. My companion and I after the sacrament meeting pulled her aside to have a lesson with her. We had an amazing lesson with her about how we can change our lives and be better. We then asked her what would keep her from being baptized and she said nothing. We asked her when she would be willing to be baptized and she replied when you two can prepare my baptism. She will be baptized this Saturday and we all are super excited. We asked her the other night if she is ready for Saturday and she replied for my baptism? Sí!

I also got sent to the office yesterday to go learn how to give a shot and will give an Hna, in my zone, 3 shots in the next 2 weeks. (videos and photos to follow next week) Everyone jokes that I am going to be the next nurse.

Everything is possible. There is no room for faith if we have fear or doubts in our hearts. There are blessings waiting for us and all we have to do is act in faith.

Read 1 Nephi 7:12 (:

con amor,
Hna Tibbits



Hna Tibbits

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

6 Months

Well, I have hit my 6 month mark, which is super crazy. I love being a missionary and I absolutely love Guatemala.

What I learned/did in 6 months:

1. how to eat and walk fast
2. how to eat stuff I don´t want to (shrimp, bolik)
3. how to wake up before 6:30 AM
4. how to run home at 9:25 PM
5. how to go house looking and move houses without the Army
6. loved the people
7. loved serving the people
8. rode in the most crowded buses
9. had cambios de emergencia
10. loved being a missionary

I love this gospel.

con amor,
Hna Tibbits










Tuesday, July 11, 2017

El Tejar week 2

This week flew by.. This week we have been really busy. We had zone conference to get to know our new President and his family. My companion and I have been looking for a new house and went house looking with the Zone Leaders... We finally found a house and we move in tomorrow. We saw a lot of miracles for the sacrifices we were making. Something I have learned in the mission is that miracles really do exist. All we have to do is live worthy to receive them and recognize them. We went to Solola to play soccer with 3 other zones. Our zone had shirts made and were definitely the most matchy zone there. It was a lot of fun, and I got to see Hna DeRosier.

1 Nephi 16:29 ¨... Y así vemos que por pequeños medios el Señor puede realizar grandes cosas.¨

I know without a doubt that through our faith and diligence we can find miracles. I know that the hand of God is in our lives always. We just have to look for it. I know that Jesus Christ lives and loves every one of us.

Have a good week! I love you all!

Con amor,
Hna Tibbits

1. A volcano that is very much active (from our porch)
2. Companions.
3. What do the hnas do while the Elders play soccer?
4. A lot of missionaries in one bus.




















Monday, July 10, 2017

El TEJAR

Buenas! I am doing great here in El Tejar, Chimal. I love the mountains, but not the super steep hills (that kill mine and my companion's knees) and the cold. We are getting to the area relatively fast. We are basically opening an area, because my companion was only in El Tejar for one week and then her companion broke her foot so we don't know many members and conversos. She is from Puebla, Mexico. We honestly have so much fun together working hard to baptize every week. DON CHICO (Francisco) was baptized this Sunday. It was a miracle. I am happy and honestly love being a missionary.

I love you all!

Con amor,
Hna Tibbits

We went to Panajachel and took a lot of pictures... And the baptism of Don Chico!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cambios de Emergencia!

Well, I left my beloved capital and Ribera del Rio for the mountains again in Chimal El Tejar. I think it might be a good thing, because I spent more time in the hospitals in the mission Guatemala City South than I did in my area. I will miss it a lot though and the learning experiences I got from being companions with the nurse. Also, our beloved President and his wife leave this week. We have our last conference and interviews with them this past week.. I might have cried a little. I am so grateful for what they have taught me in the past 5 months of my mission. I know that the Atonement is real and personal. The Atonement can change our lives if we just humble ourselves and let it. I love being a missionary.

I would encourage you all to read D&C 100:5-8! The Lord uses us as His instruments to help and bless lives. We do not have to worry about what we are going to say or do. All we have to do is follow the Spirit.

Love you all!
con amor,
Hna Tibbits

1. Ribera del Rio



2. Pte Markham and Hna Markham


Also, we found a cool rope bridge over a big river with a lot of fog yesterday with the Secretaries.