Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jonathan's baptism

Well Jonathan got baptized this week. The baptismal service was so awesome and real spiritual. He was so excited this entire week and really just wanted to get dunked. haha. Jonathan is the first person I have started teaching and have ended up seeing being baptized. I have never stayed in an area long enough, but wow seeing his conversion was such a great experience  and really strengthened my testimony. I felt bad though because the boiler was broken and he was baptized in cold water. When he was entering the water he made some wheezing noises because it was SO  COLD. Plus here since we are so close to the volcanoes the water comes directly from up there, so the font water was a greenish yellow. hahaha  We told him we wanted it to be as close as possible to Jesus Christ's baptism, River Jordan style. I am so excited for him, I love being  a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!!! 

Also today we got to climb up to a famous catholic church here in Ameca and well yeah we enjoyed ourselves. I absolutely love my companions!!! They keep me young. 

Hermana Guerrero from McAllen Texas and Hermana Murray from Orem utah

This photo explains out companionship. Really though. Behind us is a volcano

I dont actually know what he is looking at..... But yeah I am in a trio. All american trio, it is such a blast. 

Monday, June 8, 2015


Dear friends,
This week was weird but really strengthening. Jonathan didnt end up getting baptized this week. It has been moved to the 20th of June. he has had trouble with the word of wisdom. I am glad he finally told us the truth. He said he was doing really good until this week, the week of his baptism were he really fell again. It is sad but I am proud of him that he is mature enough to tell us. He was really sad that he isnt going to be baptized for 2 more weeks but he stood up yesterday and shared his testimony of how the gospel  is the only real and lasting happiness on the whole earth. Then he talked about his life, how he always tried everything to numb or to fill this hole in his heart but that the gospel is the only true happiness. The spirit was so strong. My companion and I actually prayed for him several times to have more trials accepting our message. He was watch you would call golden. Accepting everything and just really striving to change but it almost seemed unreal, so we prayed that he would have more trials and bam this happens but I know that it is better for him to clear all this up now. I remember our mission president asking us if we were grateful for our trials, then told us that he prays every night that we will be tried, to have opportunities to build us in faith and in testimony. Its been hard for me to accept and be grateful for my trials, but I am today because of them. 

Also another one of our investigator who is so beautiful came to church for the first time. It was a total miracle and she even fasted so that her husband to soften his heart. She is really anxious to be baptized but needs to get married first. I love her, really though she is a blast. 

The weather here is rainy with a chance of mole. Really though I have had so many upset stomachs from the mole. hahah 

Have a great week!!

A horse we found 


Monday, June 1, 2015


I can't believe it's June!
Like seriously, it is crazy how fast the month of May went by! Plus this coming week we have transfers. Johnathan will be baptized this Saturday and we are super excited for him. He has changed so much and this last week when he had his baptismal interview he told the Elder that he is not going to have any girlfriends until after he serves a mission. hahah.
Also this week we went to the Mexico City vistors center. It was super awesome. I loved all the videos they had on the Book of Mormon. Seriously there is tanto poder in that book. The month of May I had so many opportunities to bear testimony of the Book of Mormon, I love that book and know with all of my heart that IT IS  another testiment of Jesus Christ. 
We also found a lot of new investigators this week, such a blessing! We have been working really hard trying to find the people The Lord has prepared. 

Sorry I am so bad at writing. hahah
Hermana Sanchez
The Mexico visiting center 

The wonderful lady on the left is the bishops wife and her cousin and my companion. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Book of Mormon

This week was great!!
Seriously so many things happened this week with The Book of Mormon!! We taught several new investigators about the book and I will never forget the lesson we had with Joesph Chalko. He is from New Jersey but married someone from here and has 50 years here, he has so much knowledge about The Bible it is astonishing. Our bishop accompanied us and let me tell you every question that he had about The Bible were answered with The Book of Mormon. That is when I realized that I understand The Bible because I have read The Book of Mormon, that The Book of Mormon truely does have the plenitud of the gospel. I know with all my heart that that book is real, and that is why I am here. A 20 year girl from Utah, with only 3 years of being a member of His restored church. I have leaned many times on the testiomony that I recieved after praying about The Book of Mormon years ago. 
We also met a member this week, he was born in the church and is like 75 years old but never has read the entire Book of Mormon. I dont mean in any way to judge or critize but there are blessings that can only from reading that book. 

Hermana Sanchez

Monday, May 18, 2015

Elder Bednar

This week was super awesome!!
First of all on Friday Elder David A. Bednar came to our mission and holy cow, IT WAS AMAZING. Seriously he was so halarious! He started off talking about how in the church we have a lot of culture some good and some bad. He talked about how sometimes we play this game in the church, "its called whats in my head." We ask questions sometimes and try to make people guess what is in our heads. Anyways he said that he wasn't there to do that, he asked us our perspective on a lot of things. Then he exponded on everything but not really giving us the full answers or comments. At the end he said that more members need to me agents and not objects. And when we don't act it is beause we need more faith on that principle. He told us not to ask for stupid stuff in our prayers but act and the power comes after. Be agent who acts. Agency is a gift from the Atonement and in a way when we act we use The Savior's Atonement. Elder Bednar is super humble and super turned into The Spirit. It was so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also Jonathan is progressing super awesome he is getting baptized the 6th of June. Super excited for him. Everytime we meet with him, he always says that it really is hard to change or be a good person that it is so easy to do the wrong. We always share scriptures to help him remember the blessings he has seen by choosing the right. It has really made me reflect how easy it is to be disobedient and really how easy it is  to live in the world.But the blessings are so worth it! We are eternal beings and the decisions we make in this life effect on our eternity. 

Funny story, there is a sister who we have been teaching and she has been telling the missionaries for 6 months now, that she is a member of the church. But on Saturday she told us the truth.... she is a member of the other mormom church. My first question was to ask her how many moms she has. haha. Her dad is actually a 70 for that church! Like 20 minutes away from us there is a poligamist colony, and it has been hard talking to people on the streets. They all think that we have multiple wives. haha Anywyas so this sister has been lying to us but has been coming to church and everything but she is not married because she isn't married but we are working on that. hahah

Have a great week
Hermana Sanchez

Monday, May 4, 2015


Hello all,
I am now in Huehuecalco which is really quite pueblo. I love the city part of my mission but it is a little more work here in the pueblos because of their traditions. I am now with Hermana Phenix who is from North Carolina, she has 4 months in the mission and I love it. She is a really hard worker and well this area has so many people who are so ready to listen to the gospel.There is this recent convert who is increible, seriously he has an AMAZING testimony. We are actually teaching his borther and holy cow!! Jonathan is his name, and we taught him the word of wisdom and immedietaely he said I know this can help me, I feel it. The Spirit was so strong!! The next time we taught him, he said I love how I feel when you two teach me but when I get home, I feel the same. We asked him if he was reading The Book of Mormon and he said no. He didnt quite understand that in order for him to progress it would have to be through his own efforts not just ours. It wa also a good lesson for me, sometime I wish to progress, to overcome trials, or weakness but are my efforts really showing that? Am I dedicating enough time to my mature spitiually and really learn from my trials or am I just waiting till the storm passes by? He is an awesome investigator, keep Jonathan in your p´rayers please. 

Hermana Sanchez

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hola sorry I have been terrible at writing. I am getting trasfered, leaving my area is so hard because I love them and we are leaving AWESOME investigators. Super crazy story actually. So The Arroyla Family, a super prepared family that we found had a lot of trials with their family. They were really hard trials to the point that they said that they couldnt recieve us anymore, anyways so like 3 weeks pasted by that we didn't see them. Hermana Boyer and I prayed and fasted lots but nothing until the wednesday after this fast sunday, that is when we found them and oh we had the most spiritual lesson. Seriously and we called a brother from our ward to give Sister Leti a blessing because she left her husband to join the church!!! Holy cow talk about Miracle!!! Then I remembered that my ward had also fasted for her just days before. Talk about HOBBLE CREEK 10th WARD power. Love my ward!!!

Also Elder Bednar is coming to my mission May 15th!!!!!!!! ahhhhh

Hermana Sanchez 

With the party crew 
At the Mexico City wax museum 

With Obama!

With my girl Rihanna!

Dancing with Celia Cruz 

Having a blast with Madonna!

with shakira. we are twins