Wichita, Kansas Spanish speaking Mission!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

November 24, 2014

Adios Garden City :(

Hola Todos,
Sorry, this email is going to be sort. But like my title said I won't be staying in Garden City. :( I've loved all of my time here and I have learned so much from all of the wonderful people that are out here in Western Kansas I hope one day that I'll get to come back!

So this week we did a lot of tracking and I am so glad that it was better weather this week because we were out and about all week long! April and Cesar are doing so good! They are still progressing towards their baptismal date! The only problem is that April's divorce looks like it's going to take a few months but hopefully Hna Guillen can get permission from Pres Bell to baptize them earlier as long as they are living the Law of Chastity.
Well that's really all the time I've got for my email this week :( I love you all so much!
Con AmorHermana Kammeyer

November 17, 2014

I could just cry... of Happiness!!! :)

Hola Todos!

     This week was amazing!!!!! It started off a little rough because we were struggling with how to exactly be a full-purpose missionary. Which we learned last week in Zone Conference and that pretty much just means that we need to be Finding, Teaching, Activating, Retaining, and Baptizing (or working towards it) in every moment of the day. Which is a lot harder than it sounds. But it's all good we're a little bit better on it now but we are still working on that.

     On Thursday we had to drive to Great Bend Kansas which is like two hours away so we could have a meeting with President Schwitzer who is a member of the second qourum of the seventy. He was touring our mission and he gave some trainings on using the Book of Mormon and it was amazing and it helped me so much! Even since then Hna Guillen and I have been focusing so much on Jesus Christ and how the Book of Mormon helps us come unto him. President Bell gave us a challenge to read the Book of Mormon before Christmas eve and he gave us two marking pencils Red- to mark scriptures about Christ and His Atonement and Green- to mark scriptures about faith. It's called the "Noche Blanca" (White Night- for all of the baptisms that we'll have on Christmas eve) Book of Mormon challenge and it has been so much fun for me. It's awesome how the scriptures come alive when you are looking for things as you read them. It's also been cool for me to see Hna Guillen getting really into this, she's been reading the Book of Mormon every free second she has! And the Spirit has been sooo much stronger with us these last few days.

     Heavenly Father has given us so many miracles, especially yesterday! We had a girl named Celine come into church without knowing anyone or anything about the church! It was awesome! She even stayed for the full three hours!!! So now she's a new investigator. Then later that night we went and saw Consuelo's son Cesar and his girlfriend April and they are just so ready to have the gospel in their lives! I almost cried like 3 times during that lesson because I just love them so much and I could feel the Spirit so strongly. They are on date for the 20th of December because they have to get divorce papers signed by April's ex-husband. But I'm not even worried because I have seen Heavenly Father do so many miracles for his children as they work to get baptized on my mission that I have no doubt that everything will work out and that they can get baptized on that date if not sooner.

     I love my mission so much! Thank you all for your love and support! Keep the faith and let your light shine!!!
Con Amor,
                                       Hermana Kammeyer
Sunrise on the way to Great Bend. The Sky is always the best part of Kansas

November 10, 2014

How did they do Missionary Work without Cellphones?

Hola, Todos!

    Well, this week didn't go as well as last week, unfortunately. :( We are improving everyday but it just didn't show in our numbers which was super disappointing and I am just trying to focus on the good rather than get wrapped up in the bad. :)

     On Friday we had Zone Conference which was really good and I learned a lot! They talked a lot about listening to the Spirit and teaching according to His voice and not by what you think is best. It was something that I definitely needed to hear and I am so grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ because I can become a better missionary through Him. I'm also grateful for the Atonement because I had a head cold that day and I had been praying during the first half and hour or so that I would be well enough to listen and feel the Spirit so I could know what to improve on. He definitely answered my prayers and took away my cold for the Conference so I could learn those things that I needed to. 
     The bad part was that my cold came back right after it was done. :( And I lost the Cellphone.... yeah, missionary work is really hard when you don't have a phone. But no worries we should be getting a new one sometime this week... hopefully. :)
Other than that not too much happened this week. We are still working hard to find those people who we've been sent here to help receive the gospel. I love my mission so much and how it's making me into a better person and helping me come close to my Savior Jesus Christ. This is one of my most favorite scriptures and I just thought that I would share it with you because this is how I feel right now, and my email is pretty short. :)

     "Therefore, let us glory, yea we will glory in the Lord; year, we will rejoice, for our joy is full;yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel."
-Alma 26:16

     I love you all so much and I am so grateful for your love and support! Keep the faith and let your light shine!!
Con Amor:
Hermana Kammeyer

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014

 Total 180 from Last Week!

Hola, mis queridos!

     The week was AWESOME! It's amazing how much repentance changes things! As you know the last few week with Hna Guillen were a little rough. But we talked it out and repented and tried so much harder to do the Lord's will, be humble and work together. Not only could you see a drastic change in our numbers from last week but also in our attitude and level of happiness through out the week. It was a real testimony builder for me on how Heavenly Father only gives you challenges to help you be stronger!

     On Wednesday we had the annual Ward Trunk-o-Treat and it was great! Hna Guillen and I have been passing out invitations like crazy and getting members to invite their friends to it as well for like the past three weeks or so. There was a huge turn out and it was so fun to see all of the members in their Halloween Costumes. A ton of less actives showed up and even some of our investigators!We also had exchanges with the STL's and I stayed in Garden City and Sister Judy came here. It was a great exchange and she helped me out a lot and I am just so grateful for the wonderful leaders that we have in the mission.

     So Halloween was pretty boring actually.  :( We had dinner with a family of recent converts and the Elders. After dinner the Elders stayed to help them pass out candy and Hna Guillen and I felt a little like third wheelers so we left and went to the Mexican store and bought a bunch of Mexican Candy and then we went to back to our house (because if you didn't have an appointment you needed to be in your house). We actually had so treak-o-treaters and we passed out the candy that the members had been giving us through out the week for Halloween (those kids were not going to get the good stuff a.k.a. Mexican candy ).

     The highlight of the week definitely had to be when Consuelo was baptized on Sunday. Her baptism was originally planned to be on Saturday but the wife of the old Stake President passed away so there were having her funeral on Saturday. It was okay though because it gave us more time to get everything ready for Sunday. The whole service was in Spanish and it was AWESOME!!!! It was both mine and Hna Guillen's first Spanish baptism. There was a ton of none Spanish members there so it was cool to see them with the headphones on for the translation. Consuelo is so wonderful and I am so excited for her and I feel so privileged to have been apart of that whole process, from finding to teaching then to seeing her be baptized!

      Thank you all so much for your prayers and for your support! Keep the faith and let your light shine! Les amo muchisimo!!!
Con Amor:
Hermana Kammeyer

Consuelo on her baptismal day.
Hna Guillen and I with Consuelo the day before her baptism.
The Elders serving here in Garden City (and Emily) at the Trunk-o-Treat having fun with the fake mustaches that Mom sent me.