Sunday, January 10, 2016

7 months and counting!

Wow, 7 months in the mission already! It feels so good being able to be a missionary and knowing that I have the opportunity to share this wonderful message with everyone. It is awesome! This past week I was just reading my journals from the Mtc and the first couple of weeks here in Villa. I read something that caught my attention! Back in July I came to Villa from El Triunfo to sign something for my visa. That night I had the opportunity to stay in a nice house that had A/C. I was very excited because it was going to be the first time in my mission where I would be sleeping with A/C. Well, that house, is the house where I live in now. I know a lot of you might be thinking that I'm dumb or who cares, but for me it's a blessing being able to be here.

7 months ago when I first started I never thought I would be here. I thought I was going to be stuck in El Triunfo for a long time (which I was lol)! There were times where I thought I wasn't ready to be a missionary. It was a hard time for me. The only thing I remember was thinking "Elder Najera, you can do this. If everyone else can survive, why can´t you". All I can say is that I'm glad I stayed and just pushed through it. I am able to learn a lot every day! I know that our heavenly father has a special plan for every single person. He knows exactly what you have to go through to become a better person. He also knows how much everyone can handle. Alma 13:3 "And this is the manner after which they were ordained—being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such".

I am enjoying every day of my mission. I have the opportunity to meet a lot of people and other missionaries. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to do divisions with an Elder that is from Gilbert, Arizona. I was actually in his area all the way in Veracruz! It was a great opportunity to learn from other missionaries. I am excited to see what the future (in my mission) hold for me! All I can say is that anyone that is debating if they should go on a mission (like I was), just go for it! It will be the best experience! I hope everyone has a wonderful week! 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year to everyone!

It's crazy to think that my sister got married while I'm on my mission! Wow wow wow but it's okay because my cardboard replica was there ! I just hope she gets what she deserves, nothing else. This week I had a lot of time to reflect on all the things that I have done this past year. I just can't believe it that exactly a year ago I was getting ready to start my second semester at NAU and exactly one year later I'm out here in Tabasco. It's okay because in a year and a half I will be at BYU! Yessssssssss, I was accepted about 2 months ago for the people that didn't know!!!!!!!!!! #BYUProvo 

I couldn't be happier being here. After 7 months of being a full time missionary I have learned a lot. It has been hard, but not impossible. Everyday I learn so much that is going to help me later in my life! I have also learned that there will be hard times, no matter what you are doing, but if you are focus and obedient everything will turn out right! I was also able to think about how grateful I am for having such a nice caring family that support me with anything. I am grateful for all the things that I have, thanks to them. Throughout this time I had to think, I also came to a conclusion that I have to keep improving in everything that I do. Right now I am currently in a Trio with the secretaries. After being with the assistants for 3 weeks we were able to baptize! It was a great time being with them. I can tell you I have learned some things from them that will help me here. 

Now, I'm going to be moving in to another house, which is alright because it's literally 5 houses down. I still don't know who my official companion is going to be. That also means I will be switching to another ward. I know everything will turn out great!

Thanks everyone for writing me!" For those of you that haven't wrote me it's okay I forgive you guys! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I will talk to you guys later !