Wichita, Kansas Spanish speaking Mission!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May 11, 2015

"Can I be Mormon too?"

Hola Todos!

This week absolutely flew by!! It was crazy how fast this week went!! It is scary how fast time is going especially since this is my last full week here in Wichita. :( I so don't want to leave!!!

So this weekend we were supposed to have baptized the Hernandez family. But on Monday when we went over to their house the son, Gabriel who's eight, asks, "Can I be Mormon too?" And we were like, "Of Course!!!!!" So this week we've been over at their house everyday to do teach him all of the lessons. It's really awesome though because this is like the 4th time that we will be going through the lessons with Vidi so she is going to have all of the missionary discussions down! :) They will be baptized this Sunday after Church and it's going to be a really awesome service because someone the Elders are teaching will also be baptized that day!!

Mother's day was great. We had all of the youth in the branch sing a song for their moms which was great, even though it was super last minute but that's just how things happen in Spanish Branches. :) They did great and then Hna Dahl and I did a duet. She played the Violin and I was on the piano. It actually sounded really good, not to tut my own horn. But it was so funny right after we finished there was an awkward pause and then people started clapping. We were like, "Oh no! Too many nonmembers and recent converts!" haha it was pretty funny and really weird at the same time. We don't really cover that in our lessons.... future reference, that might be something I would want to talk about. :) Then for dinner we had the weirdest food I've had my whole mission! Drum roll please ..... It was Frog Legs and Alligator! Super weird but good. And the funny thing was that the Elders were the ones making the big fuss and acting like "girls" about it. :)

So this week we are going to knock everything out of the ball park and leave everything out on the field as we wrap up this transfer. Once again, where has all of my time gone?!?!?
Mucho amor from the Heartland of America,
Hermana Kammeyer

We go tracking in the hood
Frog Legs for dinner, haha :)

May 4, 2015

Holland for Dayz!

Buenas dias todos!

  Esta semana fue muy muy loco! Tuvimos muchas cosas para hacer y no tiempo para hacerlo! Okay since some of you don't know Spanish (This week was so crazy! We had so many things to do and no time to do them!)

  Everyday this week we were at the church for an activity with the branch, missionary meetings, and other special meetings. Even though our time to be out proselyting was cut short this week with all of the other things that we needed to do Heavenly Father still provided a way for us to accomplish everything that we needed to do!  

  If you haven't guessed it from the title of my email our mission had a VERY special visitor this weekend! ELDER JEFFERY R HOLLAND!!!!!!!!!! My head is still reeling from all of the things that I learned from him! Since we are in Wichita (a.k.a the promised land!) we got to see him 3 Days in a row! On Friday he gave a youth devotional and it was super good! He talked about how "... sometimes one is a multitude..." and when we stand up for what is right we are never alone. It was really good and we had a lot of recent converts and some of our investigators were there too, so double score! The only bummer was that since we're not  "youth" we had to sit in the back of the gym so I didn't get that High Definition shot that I'm used to with Conference. But that was all made up on Saturday when he met with the Missionaries! Everyone in the mission was there! Which never happens. And but some miracle, or maybe some thrown elbows, we got to sit in the second row! Then Heavenly Father totally answered one of my prayers when Elder Holland told us that he would like to shake his hand!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah, I could've died, gone straight to the celestial Kingdom, I was so happy. Then on Sunday he gave another meeting for the whole Wichita stake!! So I'm still trying to process everything that I learned from him and the Spirit!

    This weekend two of our investigator are going to be baptized! And I am so incredibly happy for Heavenly Father giving me this opportunity to be apart of this experience! I love them so much and I know that this is only the beginning Heavenly Father has so much in store for them!!

  I love you all so much and I hope you have a wonderful week! Keep the Faith and let you light shine!!

From the Heartland of America,
Hermana Kammeyer

  • All of my former companions!!! (Except Hna Wheadon)
  • Los jovens at the youth devotional by Elder Holland

April 27, 2015

La Familia Hernandez

Hola Todos!

    This week was Great!! ..... even though I can't really remember much about it. :) Mission Brain, thank Heavens for Journals or I just might not remember anything after my mission.

     So what I do remember about this week is that we were over at Vidi's house just about everyday this week! It was the best! Her mom finally started to join us for the lessons and she is like a spiritual giant!! She is definitely one of the Lord's elect because when we "teach" her it's like she already knows these things. She truly has '...eyes to see and ears to hear...' We love this family soooooo much! Vidi's mom was having a hard time accepting baptism but she has seen a huge difference in her daughter Vidi and she also has seen a lot of good changes in her other daughter Kendra (who's not even baptized yet). Last night we had another movie night (Kendra's request) and we watched The Testaments. When it started I was like, "Oh man, I forgot how cheesy this movie is!" But even though it is super cheesy it's hard to miss the spirit that's there when you watch it. And that spirit was key for Maria because now she has accepted baptism and is working towards being baptized with Kendra on May 9th!!!! I can't say, " My cup runneth over with gratitude," enough times!
    So... yeah... that's really the majority of what I remember. Sorry I'll try and do better next week! But I love you all so much and I hope that you have a wonderful week!

Con Mucho Amor,

Hermana Kammeyer

  • Another awesome shot of our 'Wanna taco bout Jesus' shirts! And our awesome Mexico hats that we got from the Mexican Mall here in town.
  • After we taught the Hernandez family about the plan of Salvation! :) 

April 20, 2015

Listen to the Spirit!

Hola Todos!

     So this week passed so incredibly fast!! It's really scary how fast time is going by! We had of cool things happen this week... and some 'interesting' things as well.

     We started the week off with exchanges with the STL's and I went to Maize with Hna Jennings!! (CCM Reunion!) I was a little surprised at first because I thought they would have Hna Jennings come to our area to help Hna Dahl. It's a good thing that they didn't do that though because it gave Hna Dahl the opportunity to grow so much! She had a lot of success in our area that day and I was SO proud of her!! :) I on the other hand was bored out of my mind in an English area, even thought it was super awesome to be comps again with Hna Jennings I was really missing mi gente en la otra lado del cuidad!

     Thursday we had a really really crazy dinner with a member. The Elders were their and a recent convert and the dinner was sooo good then she asked if we wanted desert. We were all totally and she gave us a flan type thing. Then she asked if we wanted a sauce for it and then I got this really weird feeling about it. As she was pouring it on the other missionaries deserts she was saying things like "it's less than a beer" and I thought that she was joking about there being alcohol in it until she poured it over my piece of desert and it reeked of alcohol!! Elder Malo and I were the only ones who understood what was going on so our poor companions had already started to eat it when they noticed that we hadn't touched it. So long story short we ended up not eating the sauce and miraculously we didn't offend this member. Moral of the Story always listen to the Holy Ghost and make sure when people are talking about alcohol in your desert make sure they are joking before they pour it over your plate!

     Then on Thursday I had a really awesome experience. We were at a recent converts house and his family had been going through a lot and he was about to give up on everything. I was praying so hard because I had NO IDEA what I should do. Longer story short the Holy Ghost took over and saved the day. It was crazy to feel The Spirit work through me like that. Things like that have happened before on my mission but never that powerfully before. So my testimony that the Lord does fulfill his promises was strengthen so much because of this experience. :)

     The rest of the week was really good and we are going to continue to see more miracles in the week to come! :) I love you all so much and I hope that you have a wonderful week! :) Mucho amor de the Heartland of America!! :)
Hermana Kammeyer


We had a challenge to take weirdest picture on exchanges and this is what we came up with.
A member got us these awesome shirts! She found them at a gas station! #LifeinBibleBelt