Monday, 25 May 2015

we learned how to make tortillas de harina!


How are you all doing? This week we had a lot of things happen. We had to go to the Stake and have a meeting with the president with all the missionaries who are training. I learned a lot and got to see some of my friends hehe. Then we did exchanges with the Sisters and my old companion from Modelo is our Sister Training Leader and we did exchanges together. Hna Metler! It was so awesome and felt like old times and we worked our butts off. She is such a great missionary and I definitely plan on keeping in contact with her aft
er the mission. Also we learned how to make tortillas de harina! And flatten the tortillas by hand! Was really fun. 
Also yesterday Elder Montoya, President of the Seventy came and talked here in our ward in Cuauhtemoc. It was amazing. He talked about the Atonement and how we are never alone. Pretty much left everyone crying. And what made it even more special was that my convert from Pueblitos made a surprise trip to the church to see me and I was overjoyed to see her. She is so strong in the church and has a strong testimony as well. 
Not sure if I told you guys how I found her, Xochi. Me and Hermana Fletcher were waiting to catch the bus and we were talking and laughing and I saw Xochi sitting on the sidewalk with her two kids and I told my comp in English that I wanted to contact her so I did and Xochi totally knew English and understood what I had said to my comp hahahah! Awesome woman.
Well yesterday in Relief Society we talked about how important it is as parents to be examples to the children and teach them to read the scriptures and pray. I thought back how in our family we would read the scriptures daily and mom would wake us up super early before Dad went to work so that we could do it together as a family. That was a great example for me and taught me how important it was for you guys to read with us. And honestly that is how I gained my testimony of the gospel. Overhearing Dad talk and talk about the Book of Mormon and the gospel made me curious and reflect on all the teachings. I personally decided to investigate and read for myself if the Book of Mormon was true. I was reading, praying for an answer, and going to church. My testimony was pretty weak to be honest, but through time I was able to feel through the Holy Spirit that everything was true. And I don't think a person can forget that very moment when they knew for themselves, and feel the Spirit testify to them that the Church is true. It is amazing. So thank you mom and Dad for always being diligent in helping us and for ALWAYS teaching us the gospel in our home. I really look up to you and admire you and hope that I can become as great of parents as you are :)
You are all the best. I love you so much and pray for you every day!

Hermana Blackmore

PS. Me with Hna Metler hehe

Monday, 18 May 2015

Well the nail clippers i bought seem to have worked


Man so much exciting news back home! It feels like so much has changed but that's cool i kinda like change. 
Not sure if I mentioned in my previous emails but the area of the seventy is really trying to get us to focus on teaching tithing and keeping the sabbath day holy. This week we have taught several families the Sabbath Day. And I have understood more and felt the desire more to keep that commandment. I have really liked that here part of keeping the Sabbath Day holy means wearing your sunday clothes after church as well. Just because we are home doesn't mean the Lord's day has ended. But that we should continue to uplift ourselves spiritually and dedicate that day. He only asks 1 day of the week. I know the Lord will bless his children if we strive to honour it. I love Sundays so much. You feel so refreshed and spiritually renewed and determined to be obedient.
Well the nail clippers i bought seem to have worked, because I got another ingrown toe nail last week and I was really bummed thinking we´d have to make another trip to the clinic but i soaked my feet to soften the nail and was able to dig it out myself woohoo 3-1 .
I wish I had some exciting news hehe like you Dad hehe, but i can't seem to think of any. Me and my comp are working hard in our area. I know its hard for her to adapt and each person is different to the time they get the hang of missionary life, but she is really sweet. And I have learned a lot from her. She is very humble and quiet. She tells me i am very direct and that the people in Hermosillo are as well. So she is getting the hang of speaking more boldly haha.
Well I love you all so much. Do your best to stay close to the Lord at all times. I pray for you and miss you!
Hermana Blackmore

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

don't forgot to read your scriptures


Well I was surprised to see that nothing has really changed lol. Like everyone looks the same and I thought there would be an obvious change. But Ten does look a little older and Vicky is growing! Really nice to talk to you.
Tell Brendan his talk was really good! Haha my family is awesome!
Well this week was good I think i pretty much told you what was up yesterday and how we are working with a less active family and they are really involving themselves in the church and the activities. We are really happy for them.
I love how in each area you learn something new. How to work, patience, humility, whatever it may be. But its like the Lord knows exactly what you need and sends you to the place that will help you best. Love revelation haha.
I miss you all and don't forgot to read your scriptures, say your prayers, serve each other in any way you can as well as your church callings. And home evening tonight. Haha sorry this is short. More next week :) LOVE YOU!!!!

Monday, 4 May 2015

where do we look right now?

Heeey Heeey!

So Skype next Sunday at 4, Hermosillo time. I am excited to see you all again and talk for a bit. Weird that it will be my last time doing it. 
It has been getting hotter and hotter out. Dad I would LOVE to send some over there cause its way too much. My poor companion is having a hard time adjusting to it.
Anyways this week we had a special conference because a member of the seventy came and visited our mission. First President talked and it was so sad he started crying telling us how much he loved us and how he was going to miss us but that the mission was in good hands with the new President that will be coming. I really love our President and his wife. They really sacrifice EVERYTHING for us and worry about the missionaries. Hna Hernandez talked about Moses and the staff with the serpent and that if the people would only look they would be saved. She asked us where do we look right now? And that we cannot pass by one moment without reading the Book of Mormon. Shes a great lady. Elder CastaƱedo talked and wow it was sooo spiritual. He talked about becoming a full purpose missionary. One thing that stood out to me was that he said if the missionaries understood the Atonement, there would be no need for mission rules. Ouch. But so true. The Atonement is very broad and complex and there is always something you can learn from it. I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know they live and love us with a perfect love that we cannot understand. If we only could understand that love a little better I think we would be more willing to keep the commandments and strive harder to be like the Saviour, knowing the gospel is for our benefit. To bless us and help us progress in this life. 
Its funny because I know things have happened during the week that I would love to tell you guys. But then when I come to the computer I blank out and forget what happened. Really sorry about that haha. I hope you understand.
But I love you guys so much. Can't wait to see your faces!

Hermana Blackmore

PS Don't forget, at 4 on Sunday.