Monday, April 27, 2015

Mangoes and Miracles

This week was truly a week of miracles!  This week my testimony was renewed of how much the Lord Loves and is looking out for his missionaries.  My testimony was also strengthened how according to our faithfulness and obedience we are able to see miracles in the mission field.

One of the many miracles the Lord gave us this week was a tree full of mangos.  As it is near the end of the month we don't have much money to buy food, but the Lord always provides a way!
One day as we were walking across the street we looked over to the other side of the road to see an orchard with the ground covered in mangos.  There were probably 6 or 7 giant mango trees with fallen mangos underneath them.  We went and talked to the people in the home nearby the mango trees and they said nobody owned the property and that we could take as many mangos as we wanted because if we didn't they would go to waste.  So we filled up a big bag and took it back to the house. Another miracle we saw happened last night.  We have been working extremely hard this week and doing everything possible to be exactly obedient.  However as hard as we are working we aren't always able to see the fruits of our labors.  There are days where we walk the entire day and every appointment we have falls through.  But we continue walking knowing that this work requires faith and that the Lord has people prepared for us.  So to make a long story short we had a good week of hard work, but as we tallied up our numbers this week they did not show our efforts.  Though we worked harder than ever this week our numbers looked as if we didn't.  When our district leader called we talked with him and he told us he knew how hard we were working, though our numbers didn't show it he knew we were working as hard as we could.  He told us that he didn't know why we weren't able to see the fruits of our labors but promised us that if we continue to work with faith we will be able to see the fruits soon.  Later that night after we got done talking to him we received a call from some elders from a different area informing us of a family that lives in a little town that is part of our area. The town is about1-2 hours away and there is a family of 9 who would like to be baptized.  We were very excited to hear that news!  It is true that the miracle comes after the trial of your faith.  All we have to do is give our best and trust in the Lord.

There are several other miracles that happened this week but there is neither time or room sufficient to write them all.  But the Lord is looking out for us.  This is his work and he is the master of his vineyard.  I am so grateful to be a part of this marvelous work!  I love you all.  Have a great week!

Love, Hermana Peine

This is where I ate lunch today.

Me with the Mexican Band

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Walking Popsicle Has Finally Melted!


This week was so great, but holy cow is it HOT!  here in my new area!  There is no shade here.  We both got fried by the sun this past week (I'll send pictures)  But I sure love it here!

My companion is a cute little thing, she's about 5 feet tall and just as nice as can be.  Her name is Hermana Robelo and she is from Mexico.  She's a newbie so I am training her.  However, I feel like it's the other way around.  Training someone is the best training I think I have gotten.  I love it and I am learning so much!

This week's funny experience happened when I shut the bathroom door and felt a clammy 4 legged creature fall on my hand.  I looked down to see a big clear/transparent lizard looking up at me.  I yelled and shook it off.  My companion came running and asked me if everything was o.k.  I explained what had happened and we both laughed about it for awhile.

We live in a little apartment with 2 stories.  The tap water comes directly from a river.  We shower with a little hose in the bathroom every morning.

The members here are great.  Though the ward is very small there are several less actives we will be working with to reactivate.  The ward welcomed me in my first Sunday here by asking me to speak when the speaker that was assigned didn't show up.  So I gave a talk about prayer.  I think it was the first talk I have given in my mission that everyone understood me.  So that's good.

I think that's all the news I have for this week.  Oh and I weighed myself the other day.  Apparently I have lost 14 lbs since I started my mission, so that's good I guess.  Progression is progression :)

I love you guys and I hope you have a great week!

Monday, April 13, 2015


Unfortunately I don't have much time at all to write this week but I will send something quick with the short time that I have.  Today was transfers.  My companion and I are both being transfered.  I will be opening an area called Chiapa de Corso and will also be training.  I haven't met my companion yet but I'm sure she is wonderful.  I know nothing about the area either but I'm sure I will love it there as well!

Today we went to a place called Chiflon which is a huge waterfall about 30 minutes away from my current area, Comitan.  We went with my ward mission leader, his wife and a recently returned missionary named Alejandra.  It was a lot of fun!  I will make sure and send pictures next week :)

I sure love you guys and hope all is well. Keep up the good work and I'll talk to you next week.

Love, Hermana Peine

Monday, April 6, 2015

Super Bowl Weekend in the Mission

Hey everyone,

I loved general conference!  Wasn't it just so great? I think the mission may have changed me just a bit.  I used to have the tendency to fall asleep during conference and think it was a long time.  I now feel like it's the super bowl with my eyes glued to the T.V and taking as many notes as I can.  I can't understand how I ever took it so for granted!  We have living prophets on the earth today with the same power and authority as Moses, Noah and Abraham and all of the prophets of old.  Men literally called of God and given the power to act in his name that receive revelation directly from our Father in Heaven to guide us, his children, in these latter days.

I learned so much from conference.  Though Salt Lake City may be a little ways away from me here in Mexico and those who spoke I have never even met, I felt as if each talk was so personal and specifically written for me.  Though there are several million people upon the earth I can testify that our Father in Heaven knows and loves each of us personally.  He hears every prayer and is always looking out for us.  I am so grateful for his "Profound, perfect and eternal love.

Well, I think that's all about I have for this week.  Today we had to go to Tuxtla so there wasn't much time to write but I sure do love you all.  Have a great week!

Love, Hermana Peine

I made pancakes for my companion

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