Monday, 27 July 2015

easy to spot the only red girl jaja

Heeeey!

This week was pretty sweet actually. We worked a lot. And had really good spiritual experiences. We were fasting on Saturday and motivated to find new investigators so we decided to knock on some doors. But we didn´t want to look like the Testigos de Jeovah so we only knocked on selective ones. Anyways we knocked on this one door and this guy answered and said his parents were listening to missionaries over 10 years ago but he is confused right now because the Bible doesn´t have the complete gospel. We were sooo surprised that we happened to find this person and invited him to church the next day (we couldn't teach him because he was alone in the house) and he came! It just really motivated us more and we kept talking about that experience and how we should always be in tune with the Spirit.
We also did exchanges with two companionships and I reaaally liked it. The sisters here are really good, always trying their best and its neat to work with each of them because they are all different and there's always something to learn from them. They are all my good friends. 
Haha don't worry about me Dad I am doing completely fine! Completely good on health and back to normal! Just sunburned as you can tell from the picture (easy to spot the only red girl jaja)
 
 
Trying to think of something else that's new.... We are going to the temple in Hermosillo this week we are looking forward to that.
Love you all so much. I am so blessed to have such an awesome family haha. Take care, you're always in my prayers.
D&C 64:33-34

Hermana Blackmore

Monday, 20 July 2015

We are so lucky to not have these in Canada

QUE ONDA!!!

Well this week went pretty good. I got my stitches out and I almost fainted! It was so weird but the feeling of the doctor pulling them out made me feel light headed and had to lay down for a bit haha so strange! But I was pretty happy thats over and done with.
It was nice because we had interviews with President this week. And Hermana Robinson asked me what were my goals coming here on the mission and I just said ¨uhhhhhhhhhhh¨ and remembered that I really didnt have any goals. That I just came because I knew it was the right thing but had no idea where it would lead me or what to do. And then on the mission you really learn to make goals and think about what you want to accomplish. Its a good habit during and after when your in the real world. 
One thing President told me to do was instead of trying to develop the attributes of Christ, focus on trying to work like him and naturally you will develop the qualities that he has. I really liked that. In every situation you are in, asking yourself what would Jesus do. How would he plan right now? How would he study? How would he teach? How would he have success in this area? It gave me something to reflect on and think about.
I am attaching this picture of a lizzard that was in our room this morning and above my bed. I jumped and ran for the broom to get it out of the house ahaha. We are so lucky to not have these in Canada.
 
Miss you all and pray for you. You're the best

Hermana Blackmore

Monday, 13 July 2015

Hermosillo is super hot right now!

HELLOOOO!

How are you all? Well this week was a lot better, I am healing a lot and this week I am getting my stitches out which will be great.
 
We went up with the zone leaders to Hermosillo to a conference and it was really cool. All the mission leaders were there and President and he presented us with a plan he has for the mission. Honestly he got us all sooo pumped to work because we are doing things a little different now. For example, he asked for special permission to allow us to knock on doors which is sooo sweet. He is just wanting us to work work work and has a lot of energy.
Also Hermosillo is super hot right now! When we got off the bus you could definitely feel a difference it was like whaaaaaow. Andddd the best news .... President took off the rule of wearing tights so now we don't have to worry about that :)
I can't think of much else. We have been working hard and doing exchanges with the members here too. I have grown to love my companion so much. Since we have had to stay in the house a bit we have gotten to know each other so well. And I always feel so bad for her because its so boring and there is nothing for her to do but she is so patient still and always helping me out with things. We were talking about how you learn to love your comps on the mission and serve no matter what and then brought up how easily we serve here but before the mission we would get mad at our brothers and sisters if they did something for example get mad if we mopped and they walked and left footprints on the floor. And we were just thinking how can we get mad at the people we love most! Like who cares! Just mop again. Haha I love you guys. I am so glad to see that you are all happy and keeping busy. All is well here, the same stuff. Sorry this email is short but not sure what else to say just that keep reading the scriptures and praying!

Love
Hermana Blackmore

Monday, 6 July 2015

I got a little confused a couple of times haha

Heey family,
 
Well this week something awesome happened! Our investigator Irma smoked 9 cigarettes in one day (normally she smokes at least 20) and the next day only 6! We are so excited and happy for her. The Lord really has blessed us. 
Good bye Pte y Hna Hernandez!
 
We also met the new mission President and he is reallly awesome. His name is Pte Robinson and his wife doesn't know any Spanish. So when she talked it was in English and I had to translate to the sister missionaries. I thought it would be easy but I got a little confused a couple of times haha. They are really excited and were taking time to get to know each of us and we are going to do interviews here soon with him.
 
Well the somewhat bigger news... I got surgery this week. I had 2 more ingrown toe nails, one starting to get infected, so the doctor decided to remove the sides of all the nails down to the root and I've had to lay down for a few days with my feet up and only get up to go to the bathroom. But he said I will never get another ingrown toe nail for the rest of my life. YAY.
 
Me and my companion have been reading lots of talks and such and we read this one on Pride and how we should be humble and never think of ourselves better than anyone and other interesting stuff. Its true how pretty much all of the wickedness in the Book of Mormon started with pride. It really can bring us down and distract us from the things that really matter.
I know the gospel is true, I am so grateful that I have this knowledge and that families can be forever.
 
Love you all!
 
Hermana Blackmore