Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day.

Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;

For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul. D&C 4: 1-4

Sunday, June 23, 2013


A few more pics from the CCM
My family at the CCM  (my district)

 Hna M---- and Hna J------ two of my best friends in the CCM

hahhaha my latina roomate trying to be like me. Hna O-----
The final product (hna beyouncè pose)

I wasn't kidding when I told ya'll they loved me. One of the maintenance men made this for me. And my Latinas told me the alllllll the Latino elders and sisters knew of the famous Hna Beyouncè... haha amazing!

Me and Hna C--- taking a nap...shhh...
Me and my comp and our Latinas
Me and Elder F---, please give him a shout out on my blog. He is my person. Seriously. We needed each other in the CCM. I love him so much!

Our last pic at the CCM... its also 4 in the morning here, we look great!
 Bus ride to the CCM with my fave latinas Hna O----- y Hna M------
At the airport. Ecuador North Hermanas

My girls from the CCM and our new companions
June 21, 2013 
Well I guess I should start by telling you that I have been reassigned to the Guayaquil West Mission. Prolly one of the biggest struggles I've dealt with so far. I'm having a really hard time understanding how they can just switch me, when my call from the prophet is for another place. But I trust in the Lord so I just have to stick it out. Idk how I'm gonna to tell Jennifer about this. If she doesn't get reassigned too idk what I'll do.

I was reassigned because of the area I was assigned to. When they added the West Mission all of the coastal areas were put in the West Mission. I am in an area named "the playas" in English its the beaches. We are the first sister missionaries here in 15 years and we have a lot repair work to in order to really transform this area. It is a veryyyy poor area. Luckily we have a semi nice apartment that we live in. But I really just wanna come home.
Our first night here (before we got our assignments and our companions) we slept at the temple apartments in Guayaquil which was super awesome. So beautiful. Make sure to look at the difference in the views from our apartment and the temple apartments (if they let me send pictures on this computer.)

View from when we stayed at the temple apartments

My companion is Hna P------, she's super sweet, very quiet.................. and sometimes, well most of the time I feel like she doesn't like me because we can't communicate. But besides that it's great. 
I got to talk to my parents on Tuesday morning when we flew in which was so nice, but so hard at the same time. I really really miss them and all my friends. I never knew how weak I was until I got here. But the Lord works miracles. 
This area is pretty scary for me. I'm like an endangered species here. The men look at me. During the day its good but at night when we contact, I pray more in my head than I ever have in my life. Instead of having to be finished with our last lesson at 9:30 we have to be in our house at 9 because the people drink alot here and it's not safe for us to be out. Like what is life. 
So I guess my mission president changed some rules specifically for this mission, like we cant drink coke........... we have to wear nylons........... I have to wear nylons and i can't drink coke because my companion puts me in check.
I'm sorry this update is so depressing. I just really hate it here. But I know that it will get better eventually. 
On the plus side there is a member of the church here, Hna C----- who is amazing!!! She's like a mom to us... I love her. She feeds us everyday and her family is amazing. And the Galapagos Islands are in my new mission but apparently they don't send sisters there. So well see about that. 
Don't get me wrong I am excited to be on a mission. I am just being broken down little by little, but I am not suffering even an ounce of what the Savior went through for me. So I know that I can do this.
I love you all. Thank you for your support.

My view here

But my bed spread was comforting that they had there for me. 

1 comment:

  1. I know you are sad about your mission change but you are now in the mission I got assigned too. Maybe we will be companions out there. I leave in September. Good luck Hermana Younce! If you could post things that the mission president said or suggestions for the area, please do. I'm excited about the new mission area! :)