Wichita, Kansas Spanish speaking Mission!

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2105

Emailing on IPad

Hola todos,

So, you'd think that because I have small hands it would be easy to
type on a iPad mini but you would be absolutely wrong!, I am so sorry
but this is going to be a very small email. :)

This week was pretty good, we had exchanges and we meet a ton of new
investigators! It was like they where coming out of nowhere! Two of
the awesome investigator that we have this week are named Rosa and
Yvette. They are really good friends with a recent convert here and
they are really enjoying it when we come and teach them. They also
came to church and Rosa's two little girls were like the best behaved
children I've ever seen at church!

Exchanges was awesome! I went to Dodge City with Hna Valdivia... Dodge
city is pretty much like my second home out here in the west. I had a
great time and I learned so much! We had a great day filled with
miracles and the spirit and ever since then I've been able to feel the
spirit testifying through me so much more!

Today Hna Viera woke up with a migraine so we've been taking it pretty
easy. The elders got it approved from prez that we could watch
Ephraim's Rescue since there's nothing to do here in Liberal. So it's
been a pretty chill day. I hope all of you have a wonderful day! :)
Con mucho Amor,
Hermana Kammeyer

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July 13, 2015

Wedding Planning Craziness

Hola Todos,

So this week passed by so fast it's really hard to believe that it's Monday once more. A lot happened this week but we have stake P-day again so I'll just be sharing the Highlights! :)
Biggest Highlight; Christina got baptized and then married!!! :) Woohoo!!! Man this week was so crazy trying to get everything done that we needed to for the "weddism" (wedding & baptism). Pretty much everything was left to Sister Viera and I do get the wedding done... without us knowing and or realizing until Saturday morning! Thank Heavens we have some really awesome members that didn't mind us calling them last minute to help us out with decorations and things like that. There were a few minor kinks through out but at the end of the day everything was great. Although I'm pretty sure that being a wedding planner is not in my future.

We also had Zone training this week and I learned so much! It was really awesome to learn through the spirit the things Heavenly Father wants me to do to help progress the work here in Liberal. A versus that's stuck out to me really strongly this week is D&C 88:67-68...

67 And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things.

68 Therefore, sanctify yourselves that your minds become single to God, and the days will come that you shall see him; for he will unveil his face unto you, and it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according to his own will.

I really like this versus because it talks about how when Christ becomes our center... the person that we think about the most... we shall be filled with light. And for me light always represents happiness. I know that if we all try a little harder to have our minds filled with Christ and his gospel our lives will be filled with joy and happiness. One day we will see him face to face. And I can not wait until that day!!! :) I love you all so much and I hope you have a wonderful week!! 

Con Mucho Amor,
Hermana Kammeyer

Christina's baptism and Wedding :)

July 6, 2015

This Just Got Real!

Hola Todos,

So this week was a really weird one for me, lots of stress but also a lot of good things as well. Hermana Viera and I have a pretty lofty goal for baptisms in this transfer, it's four, we have Christina Bryan who is going to be baptized this weekend. So therefore we need three more people to get baptized. That goal occupied just about every thought I had in this last week. And it was causing me a lot of stress trying to figure out how we were going to accomplish this goal. And on top of that stress I had blessing from our District Leader and in the blessing it said, "Heavenly Father wants you to know that hard times are coming," so that was a double whammy!! Long story short, this week taught me how important relying on the Lord is and trusting in Him- and that trusting includes not getting stressed! So that's my goal this week to trust in the Lord and his promises and still have a Urgency to go, find, do, and baptize!

Like I mentioned up above Christina's getting baptized this weekend!!! So excited!! She had knee surgery on Friday and the first thing she asked the doctor was "Can I still my baptism done?!?" And he said Yes!!! Woot woot!! She is doing great and I am so excited for this family!!! :) 

Another good thing that happened this week was that we got in contact with Herminia again. We lost contact with her since the last time that she went to church, which was before transfers. We had tried her probably like 25 times (okay that's a exageration but still it was a lot!) and I could tell that Hermana Viera didn't understand why we were still trying... that was until she actually met Herminia! :) She wants to get baptized and wants to feel all of the peace that Heavenly Father offers his Children.

We also had so pretty crazy rain on Friday! It took about 10 minutes for half of Liberal to get flooded! Thankfully we were in an appointment so we didn't get to wet... well, at least until we tried to ride our bikes to our next appointment! The water was up past my knees! It was so ridiculous that I was laughing the whole way home! :) Man Kansas has the weirdest weather ever!

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

Con Mucho Amor,
Hermana Kammeyer 

Random: This morning we got our monthly newsletter for the mission... and my name was under the departing list (and like 25 other names) so yeah... this just got real! :(

June 29, 2015

July 11!!!

Hola todos!

Man oh man did this week just fly on by! It feels like I've already been companions with Hna Viera for forever not just 5 days! 

So the week started off with Transfer craziness aka packing, saying goodbyes, still trying to get work done, and even more packing! But everything went good and Sister Webb got to her new area sin problema! :) 

Last week, I told you all about Billy and Christina and how they were supposed to be getting married this weekend. For some reason Billy was feeling that they should wait ... until August 7th! But with a lot of prayers and faith they are now going to get married on the same day that Christina will be baptized!!! Put it on you calendars! July 11th will be a very busy day! :)

I love my new companion Hermana Viera. She is so much fun and she motivates me to become better everyday! I am so excited for all of the miracles that we are going to keep on seeing this transfer! Kansas really is the best place ever and saving souls is the most fun you could ever have!! Les quiero mucho y espero que tengan un buen did!!

Con mucho amor,
Hermana Kammeyer

Hermana Viera y Yo
A baptism that happen back in Wichita of someone, Maria Guzman, I taught!! :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

Whoa! Week of Miracles!! :)

Hola Todos!

Wow, this week was amazing! I learned so much and so many wonderful things happened! So the first miracle of the week was that we didn't have any extra meetings this week!!!! Therefore we had our whole week to just work (that's the first time that's happened this whole transfer)! It was a huge blessing and I am so grateful for everyday that I have to work hard and serve the Lord.

Last week I think I told you about Billy and Christina and how she is working towards being baptized. After Church last Sunday we showed her around the church and she felt the spirit so strongly and ever since then she has just been on Fire!! (spiritually that is) She's been reading the Book of Mormon everyday and she is progressing so much!! We taught her about the Law of Chasity and we invited her to live it. We knew it might be a hard change for her so we invited some member families to pray for her and within two days Christina and Billy had picked out a day that they wanted to get married!!!!!!! And guess what? That day is this weekend!!!!! What?!?! Isn't Heavenly Father just the best! He is providing the way to help them come back to him and he is there every step of the way.

On Friday, Sister Webb and I woke up and we weren't feeling to good but we decided to just ignore it and to keep on working and man, did Heavenly Father bless us. We talked to so many knew people and on our way to dinner we saw a teenager sitting outside on her porch. We got off our bikes and went and talked to her and it was incredible. She just recently moved her and she's had a rough past and didn't feel like God loved her. We testified that he did love her and that He sent us there to show her that. By the end of the conversation the spirit had touched her heart and she agreed to be baptized next month!! :) Then after dinner a member took us to go see on of her friends named Herainia. That was probably one of the sweetest and most precious experiences of my mission. This member had never shared the gospel with anyone before and she was so nervous to share it. But the Holy Ghost had testified to her so strongly that her friend needed to hear the gospel that she took us to go see her. The night before we came Herainia had prayed and asked Heavenly Father to take her to a place where she could feel 'the warmth in her heart' again. As her friend testified to her of the blessings of the gospel and as we read the book of Mormon with her she felt that warmth and and recognized us as the answers to her prayer.

I don't think I've ever felt more grateful for anything in my whole life than I was that day and at that time. Because Heavenly Father chose me to answer the prayer of one of his children. I can truly testify that He does listen to and answer every prayer because God loves his children... So yeahFriday was definitely one of the best days of my whole mission!

In other uneventful news this news this week is transfers... haha just kidding it is pretty eventful. Liberal Kansas will be my last area. That is so weird to say! Hna Webb will be leaving and I my new companion will be Hna Viera from Puerto Rico! Yeah, we're going to make this area a full Spanish area once more!! :)

I love you all so much and I just want to all to know that I absolutely love love LOVE being a missionary and serving the Lord all day everyday! I hope you all have a wonderful week!! 

Con Mucho Amor,
Hermana Kammeyer

June 15, 2015

So much Driving!!!

Hola Todos,

This week was sooooooooo soooooo busy!!! Whoa! It's was absolutely crazy! And full of so much driving.

We started off by going to Garden City for Stake and it was so much fun. We had a GIANT water balloon fight. It was so much fun! :) Loved it! And I was totally soaked! 

Wednesday we had exchanges with the STL's and I got to go to Dogde City with Hermana Fernandez!!!! Heavenly Father is just absolutely wonderful. It was one of the most precious experiences of my mission. I was so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be with my first companion again. Hermana Fernandez is such a spiritual giant, every time she opens her mouth the spirit just flows out. During the exchange we found this really cool family, the mom's name is Blanca and she is so kinda and they are just so prepared and we invited them to be baptized on the 4th of July and they accepted. 

Going back to Liberal was really hard. Not because I don't like Liberal but because I wouldn't get to be with Hermana Fernandez anymore. But the rest of that day was awesome! we had a member with us in all of our lessons! We also taught this awesome part member family, their names are Billy and Christina. I'll talk about them more later. We we left their house the Zone Leaders gave us a call and told us that we needed to go pick up the Sister Missionaries in Guymon Oklahoma because the Senior Missionaires had some pretty bad hail damage done to their car so they wouldn't be able to bring them up to Garden City the next day for Zone Conference. So at 9:30 at night we made the 45 minute drive to Guymon in a crazy lightening storm!!!! It was crazy cool!!!! the sky was lighting up for miles and it really showed me once again how cool Heavenly Father is! :)

Friday we had Zone Conference and I didn't realize until we got there that it would be my last Zone Conference! I learned so much and it definitely was the best Zone Conference I have ever been to. A tradition that we have here in the KWM is that when it's your last Zone Conference you have to get up and bare your "departing" testimony. It was so weird to have that experience and it just made me even more determined to not think about going home...ever. 

Saturday we did so much service!! Cutting down trees, Putting Shingles on a members roof, painting rooms...etc. It was so crazy and I was so tired afterwards I am surprized that I didn't fall asleep! The Elders had a baptism that night as well and it was of an older Mexican man named Carlos. The Spirit was so strong and you could just see how happy he was that he finally found the truth.

Sunday was great. Billy and Christina came to church!!!! Billy has been a member since he was young but fell away for along time and Christina is his girlfriend. Long story really short is that they both loved Church and Christina is working towards being baptized on the 11th of July! :) 

i love you all so much and I hope you all have a great week!!!!

Con Mucho Amor,

Hermana Kammeyer