Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bendito El Tejar

Hola todos! I am still doing great! I love being a missionary and saying that I am a representative of Jesus Christ. It is the best feeling and I almost think it sounds better in Español ;) This week was a rollercoaster in itself, but we finished it with smiles. We are going to go to have changes this next week. Vamos a ver que pasa. We had a baptism this week. It was amazing to see the desire of these 2 girls to come unto Christ. One is 11 years old and one is 15 years old. When we taught them, we taught them how we would teach our sisters. I love my sisters and want the very best for them, so seeing Kency and Sara in white for their baptisms was the greatest. They have grown up and changed in this month that we have known them. I have faith that they will keep learning and growing in the gospel and maybe one day serve missions. We got to go to an activity to play football and hang out as missionaries for the 15th of September.

Hermana Tibbits

The baptisms
Photos of the activity (Yes, Tennessee is home ;) )
Rainy days

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

No tuvimos cambios

So a lot has happened in the past two weeks. The mission is great. I love being a missionary. My companion and I are doing great. There have been bumps in the road, but I know it is for our benefit. We found some bien calidad people this week. Honestly, I love the mission. I love contacting and teaching people. I know that there are people prepared. We just have to do our part to find them. We found a 14 yr old girl who has a lot of family problems. She wants to learn more and be with her family for forever. She came to the church this Sunday sólita. Pure example of faith. Our convert has had a lot of problems this past week. He got robbed twice and his parents practically kicked him out of the house, but he was there in the capilla early for his confirmation. I know there are people ready and that the Lord trusts us that we will find them, invite them and help them.

I love you all!

con amor,
Hna Tibbits

1. When your companion does your makeup at 10:00pm

2. When your convert buys you un montón amount of food

3. Volcano. Beautiful Guatemala

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

7 months down, forever to go (:2

Hey everyone!!

This has been a crazy last two weeks. It has been a rollercoaster from almost the lowest lows to the most happy I have ever felt.

This past week a dear friend and hermana in my mission died as a missionary. I know she is with our Father in heaven and continues to preach the gospel from the other side. It was a hard day for our mission, but we have seen blessings from this and have felt peace. We had a memorial service for her this past wednesday.

Josué was baptized this past Sunday.He had problems with baptism for the longest time, because he was baptized before in another church. We went to visit him on Thursday and he told us he had a surprise for us. We talked him into telling us what it was and he had decided to be baptized. We challenged him to be baptized the next Sunday and he told us he would send us a message in the night. He sent us a sweet message about how we have changed his life and he is ready to be baptized. A true convert (: He wants to be a missionary to bring more souls unto Christ.

We had cambios this past Tuesday and Hna Sánchez and I will be together for another 6 weeks in El Tejar. More baptisms to come ;)

con amor,
Hna Tibbits

1. El bautismo de Josué
2. The family we eat with every Sunday
3. Service with the zone
5. My sister in the mission.. Hna Romero finished hna López´s training before training me

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2. The family we eat with every Sunday
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3. Service with the zone
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5. My sister in the mission.. Hna Romero finished hna López´s training before training me
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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


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!!


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


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.