Thursday, December 12, 2013

I GOT TRANSFERED "MY 1ST TRANSFER........




HI MOM,   
POMONA I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
Hermana Johnson!!!!!!
Well this week was hard but we deffinately saw many miracles. I was told that I would be leaving Pomona:( I knew it was coming but I was trying to deny it. Im not too far I just moved to Covina so get this. 



We found out that Naty and Jocelyn  are moving out of the ward right? but still close. We thought it was in the Azusa ward. BUT ITS ACTUALLY COVINA!!!!! can you even talk about inspired. O my heavens I just barely found out! its amazing.

 So the goodbyes were hard and there were some tears but I'll be back. and they all said I was going to be transferred back before the end of my mission so we will see. But my new comp is Hna Johnson. she is super nice I semi knew her before. More details later but we are going to tear it up here and I just found out that we ride a lot over here so the basket would be nice if you would like to send it. and we are going to go shopping for tights and gloves so I wont die because it is starting to get really cold. Not Utah cold but pretty cold for over here. We just freeze on bike. That's fun that you did a hymn thing is church. I actually sang in church today with Elder fellows. It was really good! La primera navidad! It went really well. I haven't gotten the book yet but I am sure it is on its way.
A miracle happened with this part member family in our ward in Pomona. So these three kids have been so against the church for quite some time (there parents got baptized 2 years ago.) these children (13,12,9) want nothing to do with baptism but they come to everything and WE GAVE THEM A DATE FOR THE 22nd! truly a miracle then I had to pass it over to two hnas they will get it done so I will be back in Pomona for the baptism in no time.
Good bye my sweet sisters of Pomona
Even though church was pretty hard yesterday I know I am suppose to be here in Covina and I am so blessed to be a missionary. Nomatter what happens I know I am on the Lords side and He will truly guide me! This work is so amazing and to be a missionary is the best privalage in the world. I am loving every moment even the cold ones. I love you so much and I am sending a package soon. Sorry I haven't earlier. Pdays are hard. Les quiero mucho.
Hermana Quezada
OH IM IN A FOUR PAD!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

AND WE WILL FIND THEM......

I am so thankful for all of you and your love and support and grateful to be serving in this amazing work....Hope your Thanksgiving was amazing...



Mom, 

CHANGE IN ADDRESS ya please put the new address on the blog.

Hermana Justina Quezada
614 W Foothill Blvd.
Arcadia, CA 91006


 and still no facebook. nothing with it actually. I'll let you know when we start using it.
And your thanksgiving weekend sounds like a blast. Man those newbees and there 4 wheelers. Man they are difficult im telling you. Did grandma bear go again. that was so funny last year. Take a pic of laura and send it. So did they not move to vegas then? And sad about the YW im glad your still in it though. You belong there! camp sounds like it is going to be really fun! so we got a convert in our ward??? really thats awesome! and im so proud about your BP's they go so quick when you have a ton of people. Im glad you guys had a good thanksgiving.
We made TAmales........yummmmmmmmy
Our thanksgiving was fun. Three dinners. One traditional. turkey mashed potatoes the whole thing. 2nd tamales. and third. We couldnt do it so we just took it home. Turkey spagetti and lots of other stuff. 

This week was a bit off but we are still working hard. I kinda had a rough day at church yesterday because I am putting my heart and soul into teaching these people and they just show their agency and dont chose to follow Chirst. But this is His work and the people that are willing to accept and make the changes in there lives will truly be converted and as well follow Jesus Christ.
 AND WE WILL FIND THEM! I was very humbled yesterday when I recieved a blessing from the elders. I cant deny the love my Heavenly Father has for me and I truly am so blessed to be on a mission.

 I love it here and I know this is exactly where I am suppose to be. and the Lord is giving me many opportunities to stretch and grow. I hope and see that you are doing the same. 
Marco. Naty's husband is being a little difficult and didnt want to listen this week. but he will. 
Transfers are this week. always freaking out! whatever happens will be for the best. loved your 5 things in your letter. and I didnt find the charm:( BUT THANKS FOR THE BOX. The clothes supppper cute and I needed those fuzzy socks gracias!
Well I hope you guys have a great week. and enjoy the snow! my comp is really missing the snow. I love the christmas feeling and all the christmas things. lights music happiness. its just the best! LOVE YOU!
Love Hna Quezada
Please give the tufts a hug for me. about the news with Grandpa Tuft




Look at my cute little ChristMas tree!!!!!!





















Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Canadian money ...WHO KNEw!!!!!!!

Canadian Money!!!!!    who knew!!!!!

Mom,
ya we have a few meals set. but I dont think enough to make me puke. I have been suuuupppeeerrr full before on my mission and then had another meal right after. that really stinks. But I usually just ask them to take some home so I can eat it later. No I didn't get your other letter either. prolly this week ON THANKSGIVING TOO!!!  Hijole. and it sounds like you guys are just busy as ever. Don't forget to tell me where logan is going. Punch him for me and tell him to write me. That punk. Okay I actually have a few things on my christmas list. scarfs. skirts. tights. cute beanies. but if not thats fine. (PLEASE FIND THIS BOOK ON AMAZON and just address it to me please "Breaking out of Beginners Spanish" by Joseph Keenan)
THIS WEEK HAS BEEN SOOOOOO COLD! (and everyone laughs at us because im from utah and she canada which is way colder. So we have been working freezing and in the rain. hahaha got to love the mission life. So we Have been working really hard and its like up and down But we will start seeing miracles real soon hear. My companions Spanish is getting better. My energy is so high right now I hope she can catch my flame! The Lord is hastening his work in so many ways. I have been hearing about so many miracle stories. And Im sure I will see some big ones real soon.
We actually taught primary and made them think and write down everything they are grateful for. I did it myself and I really have too many things. 
I really wanted to thank you for the support. (And can you tell papa I got the letter and thanks and Im writing soon. ) but thanks for teaching me what I needed to know to be somewhat prepared. I still am not prepared but I have the desire and that carries me through and I try to prepare like the savior would so I can better everyday and improve the work everywhere I go!
We are finding a ton of people on the bus! I love the buses. and I really got a lot of comfort from hel 10:4 and 5 this week. (replace your name where nefi's is) The mission shapes people. I see changes in me everyday so that I can help these sweet people here. They all need this gospel so it just rips me apart when they reject our message. They are rejecting our Savior. and it really stinks. But with every 2 no's there is a yes! which makes missionary work soooo exciting! Transfers are coming and im getting nervous again. :(
I ALMOST FORGOT!!!!! WE STARTED TEACHING NATY"S HUSBAND! it was amazing. So he walked in and I was all like "Hermano! Tengo una pregunta." "a ver" "vamos a ensenar su familia y quieramos ensenarle tambien, despues la comidad." "okay" "regresara en 15" "si" WHAT! okay so I was fully prepared to go and knock on his door if he didnt come back in 15. BUT HE DID! he had questions and wants to listen. He told us that he knew this wont be easy for him but he is willing to try! Amazing! I am so happy for this family. He will be baptized and they will be sealed! awww I just love being a missionary!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  I love and miss you all.
p.s. oh and we played ultimate today. it reminded me of the good old days.   love you ....Hermana Quezada

Monday, November 18, 2013

SSSLLLLLLLoOOOOOOWWWWWW MMOOOOOTTTTTIIIOOOOOONNNNNNN



well since my brothers love me wayyyy more then my mom I will love to write to my bros this week and I've got a few stories that will make you laugh!

 well first off ces sorry your sick. but you look awesome in your play and kiki eat your veggies and you will beat him next time! and hons I'm looking for a poncho but I'm falling short this isn't Texas right on the boarder of Mexico:( sorry but I'm looking Pomona is the worst place to shop as well because there is nothing here:(

But this week has been good. We have a charge to do 5 things everyday
#1 10 testifying contacts every day (the first one within the first 10 mins after leaving our apt)
#2 ask referrals from everyone
#3 don't wait for the ward to fill your planner
#4 end EVERY conversation with your purpose in mind
#5 teach a lesson everyday
SOOOOOOOO missionary work has become a lot more exciting because we really are talking to so many more people. and its really easy when we ride the buses. But first funny story:

We were talking to an Islamic man and he went on about how we should use the word G.O.D. because it limits the powers. We talk to him for about 20 min and then when we were walking away he yells. "may God bless you" WAAAAAAAA I could not stop laughing after all that he ended up using it himself. Habit or coincidence? hahahaha it was really funny.

And I met a man from EGYPT! cool huh. yes lots of these people that we have been talking to don't speak Spanish but hey its all the same work!
Some nasty guy from Mexico stroked my face and could stop saying guapa que guapa. BLECKKK nasty Every time I think about it makes me want to throw up. Even worse we have a lesson with him tonight. Don't worry we are taking the elders with us.

So I actually had a really cool experience this week and my knowledge and testimony of the prophets seers and revelators and of the BOM has grown. I was feeling kinda down and not real sure on how I could better the area here and what I was missing. What I wasn't doing or what I needed to do better. It took a few days to figure it out because I felt like we were working in SSSSLLLOOOWWW MMOOOTTTIIIOOONNN. So what do you do... pray pray pray I prayed so much pleaded and prayed some more and one day in personal study I really was hit strong I was reading in Helaman and I was reminded of how I need to have patience. and then I was studying the talk given by Uchtdorf during the priesthood session. and here is something that hit me. "no matter how many times you have slipped or fallen RISE UP! your destiny is a glorious one. STAND TALL! and walk in the light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU REALIZE! you are more capable then you imagine. YOU CAN DO IT NOW!" and then I was reminded of the 5 new things we are suppose to be doing. and I was not doing them fully. So right then I decided to work harder and do it! no matter how many lessons apt. We needed to testify to  AT LEAST 10 people because how are we going to find the prepared with out testifying to everyone. and once we started doing it. It has changed. the attitude and the faith and desire is stronger then ever. I really cant describe to you how much I have been impacted by this experience. but I know we will baptize in December!
A mom asked me the other day about you guys and if you are preparing for missions and when I told her yes. She had a desire to be a better mom so she can help prepare her 8 year old son for his own mission. I love you guys so much and I hope all is well. This church is so true and time is so short we need to do everything to be prepared and as well to help prepare others. I know you can help us out so please pray for missionary experiences. pray for the missionaries by name and who they are teaching by name. and invite someone to an activity in or out of the home. easy you guys have the social part of missionary work. the missionaries have the spiritual side! help us out go to work! bring others unto Christ! con todo de mi corazon, Hna Quezada
Tell mom I'm mad at her for not writing me. Even cez "wrote" me when he was sick. :) its okay I guess I forgive you


(PS if anyone knows me I did write.....Could you imagine ME not writing JUSTINA.....talk about torture.....just saying.hahaha)


last week email Nov 11, 2013
Sorry everyone had a pretty slow week. Thats too bad. That stinks about Alecc but he has always had bad teeth? is it a good story at least?? back flip? walking down stairs on his hands?? And I wish so bad I could go to cesars play. Please please please take videos! I would love to see it later.. like after my mission. And camp sounds fun! me and my comp were just talking about girls camp. super fun. good times. and im sure you are doing fine in the MA class mom you have way more on your plate then I did. Mom. work. mom. school. mom. being a mom is a job on its own and you are dong school and work. give yourself some more credit.
So this week was good. We had a bomb zone meeting. With our new zone leaders and man I was pumped. The spirit was so strong and it fired me up. Not that I was loosing flame but an extra boost. And we are trying to figure out how to find more so that we can have baptisms monthly and weekly. We really need to step our game for this hastening. and I am trying my very hardest. But there is always room to grow and improve. So lets start growing!
So here is a funny story for you. so the elders had a baptism last night. And we were all at a meeting at 8 that morning. "hermanas can you help us with our program" "you havent made the program yet??? ya we can help" so we make there program for them. (ends up that the name was spelled wrong. shocker i spelled something wrong. but hey i asked them if it was all right) so we had the impression that the baptism was at 6 right so our Distric leader calls us at 4:30 and asks us to fill the font up because the zone leaders we were running late.. and we were informed that the baptism started at 5. This font takes 1 to 2 hours to fill up. So we get there as soon as we can and start filling it. people start showing up. still no ZL's and we start doing pitchers of water. and buckets, pots the fridge drawers. and then we went to garbage cans to fill up this font. Oh my goodness talk about some stress. After about 5 garbage cans dumbed into this never ending font. it was filled. cold because there was no hot water left but a two hour font turned into a 45 min filling. The ZL's barly made it to there baptism. Man we saved them so bad. it is really funny now but at the time. man oh man. But she got baptised and even if the water was cold. her son got to do it and it was truly special. I love being a missionary. 
Im glad everyone likes the blog. I dont feel like I write profound things but I do love the work and I wouldnt trade anything for it! favorite scripture... dont really have one right now they are all good. just got done with alma in my personal reading and those stories are intense. my love for the scriptures has increased so much. I wish I had an hour just to read the book of mormon and then another hour to study for my investigators. HA. I'll do it when I get home I guess. 
I hope all is well and we are so blessed to have this gospel. there are so many people who are lost and confused in this world and we have the truth and the knowledge. so no we must continue and really endure to the end! and we can! I love you and I hope you have a good week!
Con amor, Hermana Quezada
Ps: thanks papa for the package
Pss christmas long skirts that are cute and strechy 
PSSS JOCELYN WAS CONFIRMED!!!!! and this is what she said "I feel it. I really feel it" WOOP WOOP

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jocelyn GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!! i love that girl......

Jocelyn Baptism.....



HELLO!
This week was an adventure. So we had a lesson with Jocelyn and Naty about the importance of baptism. And we had a really good lesson with jocelyn earlier on feeling ready and forgiven and she felt it and had a strong desire to be baptized. That desire didn't go away and with conviction she told us again this last monday that she wanted to and after that Naty gave her the permission because Naty didnt want her just to get baptized and then not follow through after. So this week has been preparations. And It has been a lot of fun. (BESIDES THE FACT I WAS SICK ALL WEEK). She is so awesome. Really when she went into the water she came out a new person. And You could see all the burden guild sins, she left them behind in the water. She texted us last night. and said thank you and that she felt great! I am sooooo happy for her. I will be even more happy when she gets married in the temple because that is the direction she should be going. I love being a misisonary:)
so hna minchin is from Canada 26. She loves being a missionary. and a big heart. I think she talks more then me:) but not in the lessons really. She is struggling with spanish. She has made me realize that I know a lot more then I think and I really have to listen and pay close attention to all the lessons. its kinda hard becasue if im off my game... we are lost. 
thats not my plaque haha its 2n22:2 but that's a good scripture. and im glad he is having fun in his senior year. the pics are all so cute! and I am so glad that they had that lesson on prayer and that you recognized that finding them was an answer to the prayer. You guys sound really good! sorry if I didnt answer all the questions. But I love you and as I am here I realize how important the gospel is and how sad it is when we reject and choose other paths. I am learning so much while being here and there is so much more to learn. The church is so true! and no matter what problem we can overcome. and find joy at the end everytime. 
laugh it off. Have fun. Have a great week! xoxox
Con amor, Hermana Quezada
trying to send pics its kinda a struggle today and I didnt have my camera for the baptism.. I was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sad:( that doesnt even describe how sad I was (we were almost late for it because I threw up in result of my fasting:( so sad) but comps got it. and hna ward came back. it was good to see her she is having a hard time in her new area:(

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I didnt get transferred ILOVE POMONA!!!!!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!




hey mom, so if you dont send the box today I wont get it before the transfer  but you get my hopes up with a package and then never send it. thats really mean mom :)  The pics are really cute. Send more send more! sorry this computer I am on isn't sending any pics so none again.
So to answer your questions. Transfers are next week. so we find out on saturday. But I know for sure that Hna Ward and I will not be together. and I feel like i am leaving. So I'm bracing myself because I truly love it here. Alecc is right you get to know the members so well and you grow attached and I havent been in another area so hope all will go well. well duh I know all will go well but ya a tad nervous. But ya. yes every missionary write president every week he feels bad for not responding to your facebook posts but they dont have time. there are pictures posted on facebook . the weather is fresco en la manana y calor en el tarde y poquitito frio en el noche. and it hasnt rained again. but even if it did we dont have time for that. hahaha But yes I am enjoying it and having a lot of fun. 

so yes hna ward and I are laughing this is probably the best times I have had with her. because we just laugh. everything. Every little difference we laugh about it. I have really learned a lot about myself and how to have patience and learn how to follow and not always have to be the one leading all the time. but you know me I do like to lead. and President recognized that. But I have learned a lot and will continue to learn. 
We had a really good lesson with jocelyn. by good I mean EXCELLENT! the spirit was so strong. She started to cry. Yo: "why are you crying" "because its true. I cried my self to sleep every night and I dont do that anymore. I was depressed all the time. and Im not anymore" "so since you know its true what do you need to do?" "keep reading, praying.... and be baptized!!!!" BEST THINGS AN INVESTIGATOR CAN SAY!!! I cant say it enough. I love being a missionary. So there are some complications with her baptism but it will happen. she is ready and its just around the corner. Not too much happened this week but we found some good new investigators. and Every day on the mission I get tireder and tireder. It is really horrible. never anytime to do anything. not even sleep. well not sleep enough. 
The bike is good. Im super out of shape. blah its bad but ya it is all good. if you find long skirts send them my way! strechy is the best! 
  I sometimes wish I could be there for cesars senior year and to see alecc and talk to alecc about everything. I miss my family my bed but I would never trade my mission for my bed. hahahahaa The mission is shaping me into who I want to be and what I know now is even more beneficial to me. This gospel is something I will never let go and I love sharing it and I hope one day The Quezada family will accept it. It truly is the way to true happiness. Sorry this letter was all over the place! I love you so much and have a great week.
Love, Hermana Quezada




IM staying in POMONA!!!!




I never said I was getting transferred. I said one of us was getting transferred. HA and it wasn't me. Pomona doesn't want to get rid of me. and I am okay with that. I love it here and Jocelyn will be baptized super soon and I am glad I get to be here through the whole experience. And I think it just might brake my little heart when I have to leave. So I am here in Pomona with my new comp hna Minchin. She is 26 and from Canada. and ya it was kinda hard to say bye to hna ward. We were with eachother for such a long time and we really bonded like major these last two weeks. I have learned a lot from her and I am excited to have fresh eyes here in Pomona and get work done.
I got the package way cute. Super hellokitty hahaha hna ward loved the cotton candy she was way inpressed with it.
Well everyone sounds good at home. And I am glad cesar is doing everything and being really social that's what makes it fun. 
  I am so happy you went to the temple. Keep going do slack on enduring to the end. It is just as important and anything else in the church like baptism. Because since you have made these convenants you will be more accountable if we don't keep them. and going to the temple often will help in so many aspects.
So this week was kind of slow. Our numbers were really low and we didn't teach a lot which is a bummer because I love to teach. But that just means this week will be better. I felt so bad for my sweet comp. She has been sick all week. And I feel like everyday got worse and worse. Pobresita. We found some families that have a lot of potential and one of our investigators brought a family to church!!!!! awesome right? we were stoked!
Exact honor.. hmmm Being exact is something that I have been trying to do my whole mission. We are often late to appointments:( and at times we fall short. but I honor my God.  I will do whatever it is to be exact. This is His work. His plan. we are His children. and to become as Jesus Christ we must follow with exactness until we make it to perfection. But the perfection process takes enduring and that is why we are here. to learn grow and endure! I am so excited to be a missionary. Still love it. and It is something that I cant describe to you! xoxoxox keep doing good. and have a good week. its raining here and I hope its raining there so you can play in it for me! Love you all so much!
All my love, Hermana Quezada

Friday, October 18, 2013

The HOLY GHOST IS.............The COMFORTER



 Hi Every one sorry Justinas blog is way late... thank you  for all your prayers and thoughts for her and her mission....She is amazing as you well know. LOve you all.




Biggesst FOOD I have ever seen








NATY BAPTISM   LOVE  HER




Hi mom,
Im glad you like conference it was really good there and definitely gets better every time I think its because I realize how much I need it more and more. Guess im getting older. not too much wiser but whatever. There are a lot of things that I need to work on and a lot of things that are exciting. I'm glad that you realize you need to improve but that you are doing good too. that is the best. Because we all need to improve but it keeps us going to see that we do somethings right that are very pleasing to God and when God is pleased the blessings come!
Conference was even better because in between.. BAUTISMO DE NATY!!!!!! yaaaaa kay the baptism was awesome (I sang again) and she was so cute ready and awesome! So after she was baptized she asked if she could bare her testimony. "claro que si" and she said one of the most powerful testimonies ever! something that really touched me was that she said "Just as OUR prophet explain...." she said OUR PROPHET!!! oh my heavens I was in tears I love her so much and she is just something this ward needs. she really is going to be a great leader in the church. truly converted and has this burning desire to learn more too! INCREDIBLE. 
I didnt get any pics of homecoming and you just sent me some that I have on my camera over here. :( boo for stina. Mama wont send her pictures.
MA good old days. ya it would have been so fun with you in my class. I sat in the front row smack in the middle. I bet you sit in one of the middle rows on one of the sides. Those high school girls. No i never talked just soaked up the lectures and sometimes I would fall asleep. but not my fault you know how busy and tired I was my senior year. But stick it out. Have you made flash cards? I still have mine if you don't want to write them all again. keep going it will be worth it in the end.
Transfers are in three weeks. Kinda crazy. Time seriously flies.
So two things. 
I GOT TO GO TO THE TEMPLE TODAY. and the new video left me in tears. I really needed that. I didn't realize how much I could be affected by that video but wow. it was amazing I just want to go back tomorrow. too bad I cant:( and Sister Jenn Luther was there. Its always such a treat to see my girl from Springville.
Number 2
So hna Ward and I were getting something to eat in between sessions on saturday and we rode our bikes to the habit to get a burger. we were looking at this menu and a guy walks up to us and says "you eating" "yes" "come on" and waves to us to go up to the register. we kind of look at each other and awkwardly walk behind him. "I will pay for anything they want" Mouth dropped I could barely squeak out a thank you. I was so humbled and he was so humble. he payed for us, shook our hands and then walked back to his table to finish with his family. He didnt want any recognition or praise. He just wanted to serve and I will never forget that small act off kindness, I was really taken back. I am so blessed to be a missionary with all these wonderful people.
 I am merely just a girl trying my very hardest to be a tool un instremento en los manos de Senor. and at times. almost all the time I feel unqualified and no bigger or better then anyone else. So why am I so privlaged to be here serving at this time. Beats me. But I am grateful. Te quiero mucho, ustedes estaban en mis oraciones. con cuidado. y tenga dirvetido.
Con todo de mi corazon, Hermana Quezada
ps pulled out the rain coat today. It was poring. to bad I just cant go and play in it because thats really what I want to do. Loves


















A Simple Prayer to the Page Family!!!!

Hi Mom,
So yes I am okay. Elder Page was in my zone. just in Azusa which is the next town over. I didn't know him very well but I will never forget that at zone meeting he went around and shook everyone's hand. he was only on his mission for a month. I don't know how many details you know but listen to how amazing this is. So the last I saw him was at our baptism. But on Wednesday he was able to go to the temple with his whole district and they spent a lot of time in the celestial room after the session. and then the next day three hours before the accident. He had an interview with President, where President told him that he was doing a good work. Right after the accident his sweet companion forced his way to give him a blessing. and I was really taught a big lesson on how much love Elder Ostler had for Elder Page. It truly was Christ like love. as they explained that he never left his side.. holding his hand.. and trying to comfort him as best he could. I was really taken back. Brought to tears. I am learning so many things on my mission. Elder Ostler had the chance to talk to the mother of Elder Page and she is truly an inspiration. If she ever reads this I hope you know that your son impacted many lives and will always be remembered. But his mom was on the phone trying to comfort Elder Ostler. How could that even be? she just lost her only son. What an amazing gift this is that the Holy Ghost is the comforter. We are truly blessed to have this gospel and I don't doubt that Elder Page is teaching with his dad who passed away a few years ago. I bet they are teaching the wonderful and amazing plan of Salvation. 
I had the Holy Ghost remind me that that Elder Page did attend our baptism. And we had everyone write there testimonies on a flash card so we had something to give Naty after. So as I was reminded I searched for that flash card that had a simple but powerful testimony on it and at the end his name. We made copies and one will be sent to his mom and we gave one to his companion. We had a memorial service for him last night and the Spirit was so strong. Many hearts were healed and I will never ever be able to deny the love that Heavenly Father has for his children. I feel it over and over again. But through hard things we really will unite and become stronger and I know the work will move forward. I cant express the emotion that was felt last night but I truly love this gospel. But still be safe everyone. Please.
God lives and the Work goes ON!!




So my interview with President was very inspired and I have a lot to do and a lot to work on. But I can feel the work moving forward as we search for the elect we will baptise. Naty got confirmed and she is so awesome! LOVE HER! her daughter is right around the corner we have the faith for this week. She can do it I know she can! Working hard, biking hard, praying hard, and yes I love my mission. I cant say it enough! 
Missionaries have to be safe but please be safe as well. I know life is busy and you rush sometimes but please be safe. I love you way too much! I love you and remember that our Heavenly Father does too! have an amazing week!
Con todo de mi corazon, Hermana Quezada

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I FREAKED OUT.....Sister Megan Walker was on TV...




Sure love this Girl...
Missionaries in training..:)
Mom, 
Thats so funny that you started out with that. because I FREAKED OUT! I thought she was already out of the MTC. and me and my comp were searching for people we know saying "My mom is probably crying." "I know my mom is crying" I even went back to see her again. haha it was fun to see her. could you get me her email address? speaking of dress sell it. i don't care. So do you remember this you want pictures send me some too? I haven't even seen how studly cez looks at homecoming. and I know you took pictures. So we haven't been riding too much because hna ward just fixes the bikes rides them for a little and then gives them back to their owners and then we are back to walking. BUT BUSES are way better anyways. If they came more frequently it would be perfect but riding buses are way more affective then knocking doors. one guy said "you girls are good. real good. your church is going to be happy with you" the funny thing is we weren't even talking about our church.. YET! hahaha I love being a missionary. Some people wont talking to you some people think they know everything about the church but the majority don't and want to know more. the hard part is if they are willing to change for the truth.
 That is something that I have been thinking about is how we can get from believing to being converted. in alma 23:6"...were converted unto the Lord never did fall away." so what do we have to do to never fall away? become converted unto the Lord. No how do we apply that in our lives? and how do I help my investigators with this hard thing of conversion? Because it is easy to believe. because it is TRUE. but how we become converted is a different story. Search it in the scriptures and report back to me what you find. (and if anyone else is reading this I would like to invite you to do the same and if you want write me a letter)
So Jocelyn will be waiting but she will be soon. and Naty is on! She is so ready and I love her so much. Her love and desire to learn all she can in the church will take her far. a testimony was given yesterday "Im excited for Naty and her family I know she will be a great leader in the church." SO TRUE! she is awesome. quit coffee and is striving to endure to the end even before her baptism. She is nervous about her interview but she will jsut blow through it. she is so ready. I am praying hard that Satan leaves her alone this week. but I know he wont. But next week will be of pictures of her baptism! we are also teaching a mom and her two kids. They will be getting baptized real soon here too. she knows the church is true and she wants to follow it. we just have to clear some stuff up first!. 
Its so weird to hear about all the marriages and missions. When I get home nobody will be around. but thats okay because they are doing good things. Growing up is kinda fun. life just keeps getting better and better. I hope you enjoy conference this week. take time to watch all the sessions and go in with questions. The revelation you will recieve is directly from God so take advantage of it! I love you and have a great week! SEND PICS!!!
Love Hermana Quezada
This is my COOOOOL companion Ward...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I got my bike....hahaha I love it......

LOok what i did MOM!!!!


hi Mom,
ha so the bike. ya I know big chunk right. But hna ward is a bike mechanic and I asked her what I should get that will last me my mission y despues. and she said don't get anything that is from somewhere like walmart. they don't last. and she said that the one that the mission home got a good deal on would last. So I thought since I was blessed with so many people helping with my mission. I wouldn't ask anymore and just suck it up and buy my own. and its here and its cute BUT im going to make it look like its old (plastic wrap and tape) so that it doesn't get stolen ...  cuz I am in Pomona and I probably wont be in a nice area my whole mission. but that's okay! I love it all the same! and then after the mission it will look brand new
WE LOVE BIKES
This week has been an adventure. so hna ward has not gotten her bike yet so we are walking and using the buses. Lost my tap card earlier in the week. I was pretty made because it had close to $30 dollars on it. Hopefully whoever found it was really needing to go somewhere or was struggling. I really need to stop losing things.. I left the keys in the church last week too. manoman. My poor companion. she has been patient with that stuff.
So the buses are fun. so many weird people.. and GOOD INTERESTED PEOPLE TOO! the prophet was inspired and this change is going to do wonders. you really have to get out of your shell. but I like talking to people so its really fun. and so fun stories. like today. walked to a bus stop to email. ha bus wasn't in service. walked to another bus stop that bus only took us so far and it was pretty far away so we didn't take it. ended up walking about 5 miles to email. man..... and guess what? we get to go back too.... ahahaha but it really is good. so Naty and Jocelyn are preparing for the 6 de octubre entre los confrencias. but Jocelyn might not be completely ready. NATY IS AWESSOME THO! she is going to el Salvador in December and she is asking us to find out the time church is at so she can go for there while she is there for two weeks. she is so awesome. Jocelyn will get there. This will really help her future. well duh it will help everyones. because it is the truth! and we all need it!
I actually bought potatoes this week. and while I was doing it I thought about how pathetic they looked all little and soooo last year :) ive been spoiled. hahaha. keep going strong with MA  you can do it! Im glad there is no busy work. Well we gotta go walk back :( hahahha oh and I have realized all my shoes stink hahaha or my widdle(little) feets aren't use to it. I love you and the church is true every day its truer and truer. I am so privlaged to be a missionary in this time. Love my life. Love being a missionary. Love it here in Pomona and I am so proud of everyone that decides to serve you will never regret it. ITS THE BEST! love you mom have a great week!
Love Hna Quezada

Saturday, September 21, 2013

THE TEMPLE IS SUPER AWESOME......

Naty and Jocelyn at the temple

Mom,
Oh my heavens. be careful. and the little extra money for the tires would be worth your life. Serious. and that story:( cried just a bit. BE SAFE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!! con quidado. enserio so actually the bike situation is covered. the mission is getting really good bikes for whole sale so I'll just get one over here. its about $220. my companion hna ward is a bike mechanic and she said that this bike will last better for me. so ya I'll just use my card and get it all taken care of over here. thanks for looking tho. I'll have to find a basket still but thats okay.
So transfers came and gone and hna ward and I are still together in Pomona and we are pretty happy about that because we are going to have a lot of success in this transfer. we are moving to our new apartment today and we are on foot! so we had the opportunity to go to the LA temple with Naty and Jocelyn this week. we are still working with jocelyn she feels as if its right but she doesn't feel ready. but Naty her mom recieved her answer at the temple and wants to get baptized. SUPER AWESOME! we are way excited! I love the temple like always it is amazing and the sisters that gave us a tour were right on and an answer to our prayers. 
Ward Activity Love these ladies!!!!!!
We had a pretty tough time with finding this week but! we had a activity with the ward and it was all about all of the different counties. and we had two investigatorTs there (Naty cooked food from guatemala) and we had 4 less actives come! it was incredible! they all had a great time too. I really got scared that I was leaving Pomona but the Lord knows my heart and it would have broke if I had to leave. So aqui estoy otra ves a tratar que invite otra a venir a Cristo. I was reading in alma 5:40 today. Pretty awesome nomatter what we do he will always be calling for us. so dont turn your back on him so you can be the one helping with the gathering of his sheep. I love being a missionary and nomatter how hard/crazy it gets. We just laugh it off and work harder! 
I love you all and thanks for the letters. always a treat! oh mascara please! not waterproof. xoxoxoxo all my love. oh and my comp in the mtc just got sent to napa. crazy right? I told her to look for a Quezada Market. hahaha and Megan March youll be amazing .....sweeeet. and Amee let me know as soon as you can Im super stoked for you:)
I love you. 
Ps. Tell the ward thanks for all their love and support. Best ward ever.
Love, Hermana Quezada

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!


Activities with the District......love role playing
hi mom,
I dont even know how to explain how crazy this week was... Okay I will start by when we were volunteering in the hospital my comp was talking on the phone then I put it back into my pocket and then 20 minutes later it was gone. We could not find it anywhere. So we looked and looked. nothing.. IM SO DUMB SOMETIMES. It wouldn't be the first time ive done something like that. so we were phoneless... being without a phone on your mission is realllllllly hard. you have to be in contact with the people that you are teaching the members that are feeding you and so on. so that happened on tuesday. wednesday we needed to take the car in. thinking it would only be an hour.. we were carless for 4 hours........ what the. carless and phoneless. REALLY? so the joke start flying with all the things that we could be doing. so we walked to obispos house used the phone went to lunch. missed two appointments. BLAHHHHH more jokes lots of praying. ok still dont have a phone get the car back and on thursday we find out. they are taking our cars..... do you know what that means? START LOOKING FOR A BIKE FOR ME PLEASE. one with the bar in the middle is lower so my skirt wont go flying. they are taking the cars on monday so HURRRYYYY. and we have to move into pomona so now we were house looking without a phone. 3 things I dont like. phone probs. car probs. and house probs. so a miracle happened someone returned our phone at the hospital so we got the phone back friday morning. Lots of missed calls and texts. and then saturday came and our phone got disconnected with the service. didnt have the pin. so we had to wait two more days without a phone. Just barely got the phone working again. craaazzzyy. So yes all the cars are getting taken away so please please look for a bike. one with a basket on the front! hahaha but really.
 So Neti came to church but Jocelyn didnt we are going to go to the temple this weekend with them. I love them so much. and my heart was fun. yesterday was ward conference and it was amazing everyones cups were full. we had a less active come to church and he thanked us he said that he has been away for too long and he needs the spirit back into his life. "we hope you have a good day" "i already have". LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! he is going to do so good in this ward. the sacerdocio is really struggling right now. we dont even have a 2nd counselor in the bishopric. Triste. I feel so bad for obispo but we are really blessed to have him. he is so selfless and a true disciple of Christ. How can we be true disciples of Christ? but for all the craziness we had a great week lots of laughing a tad bit of crying and a lot of help and guidance from our Heavenly Father
I am glad you got in to MA. work hard. and who is cez taking to homecoming? you all forgot to mention that little detail. ya I heard about kais last week. brooky told me. and kais sent me an email with all the details. So when does meg leave? english? whats going on with that. she better write me soon. its so fun I am so proud of all the people that are deciding to serve it is the best thing ever. and those that dont. thats ok because there is work everywhere. so Mosiah 24:12-15 really helped me this week. Mission is hard. fun. funny. hot. exciting. crazy. but I am so happy and I am learning and growing more then I think I am helping anyone. Transfers are next week and It is crazy. I love that I have the chance to be here and I do love these people. mosiah 28:3. I would do anything for them. Thanks for the letters. bare lake looked fun! be missionaries. all we can do is invite! this is so true! xoxoxo
Hermana Quezada
The Lord is hastening his work in ways we dont even know. No cars so we can talk to more people. LOVE IT! its such an exciting time to be a missionary.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Faith without Works is dead.......


pday on the elder bikes.....hrm. ward was in heaven she loves bikes.....doesnt it look like we are having FUN



Mom,
Its so fun that you get to be with the laurels. they will never forget the impact you will have on their lives. I see it here in our ward in Pomona. These girls (less then 10) cling to each other. and every week the spirit is so strong. I don't have any advice besides follow the spirit and make it memorable. but congrats on your new callings you are going to rock it. I always new you would be the camp director one day too. you were kinda made for that calling. maybe I can come as an assistant in two summers. that would be fun! I am glad alecc is safe and sound back up in logan. and ether 12 is so good. We have been giving it to a lot of our investigators. Fe is so important in conversion. But faith had two parts believing and then the action. Faith without works is dead. I hope the boys being back in school makes things a little better. and I hope you get into MA. You will love it. well I did and shelly is such a good teacher.
So our week was good. We had a really good lesson with Neti (she is the mom of jocelyn). She really understands that she needs to prepare for her baptism and is ready to do so. Mother daughter baptism its going to be awesome. But they didn't come to church.. nobody did. Its so hard. that is one of the hardest things for latinos to do. is 
love my companion....
JUST COME TO CHURCH! so now I am studying the importance of church and the sabbath day and how it is a commandment and that jazz.(Ex 20, 31, Isiah 58)  Especialmente en la biblia porque ya creen en la biblia entonces porque no explica en una manera que es facil para ellos a entender. so ya studying that a lot. It is really hard to remember back on the week for stories. but zone conference was yesterday that is why the letter is late because pday is today. It was really good. always something else for me to work on and strive to do better. it was at our building so the less actives in our ward brought the food and served us and after we sang called to serve for them to thank them. really powerful. I love them all so much. Its going to kill when I leave Pomona. So transfers are in 3 weeks. Time just zips its nuts.
But we had a good talk with a member yesterday after she fed us. Her husband will not change. he is super against joining the church. anyways I shared this talk I have collected while on my mission. and the spirit was working in her. there was a moment where it was quiet and she stared to cry. It brakes m heart seeing these faithful women trying their hardest to follow JesuCristo a regresar un dia con sus familias and they dont want to listen. Heavenly Father has to have something special for them in heaven because they deserve so much. I cant express how amazing they are. I love being a missionary even though its tough and sometimes nobody listens we still have this gospel and what better way to spend all my time then trying to spread it? Thanks for everything! and I hope all is well. Have a splendid week. (is my spelling really getting better?? doubtful! prolly just the spell check ha)
All my love, Hermana Quezada
Ps: super fun you saw some of the gang I hope they are doing good!
he reminds me of kiki.....miss you little bros....


rude no letter.
but I remember this happened to alecc a couple times and it was usually a computer problem. but im going to act offended.
But I do want to tell you about an experience I had yesterday. So there we are waiting for people to come to church and none of our investigators show up. I was especially sad about Neti and Jocelyn. they told us they would be there and they are progressing so well. so I was sitting there and my own voice came to my mind talking to an elder earlier that morning. 'where is the faith elder they still have 15 more minutes they will come" where was my faith at that moment? and then I remembered an Hermana talking about how we have to plead with the lord poring out our hearts begging with faith. So all sacrament I prayed and prayed and mustered up my faith. and prayed and right when Obispo dismiss the priesthood to go and sit with their families, Jocelyn came and sat by us and then neti her mom followed with her grandson(who we just picked up as an investigator)
THEY CAME! that was a huge testimony builder for me for faith and prayer. if you didn't know they work! tears... yes... and then I thanked my Heavenly Father.
So later on in church the class was on la obra misional. and after they got done talking about the announcement and the age change neti turned to me and said this "I would have never heard the gospel without this command". I cant express how much I love my investigators! Well I hope you all had a great week. and I know that this church is true and no matter how hard Satan works we know who wins in the end. and I will never be on the losing side. We are here to be instruments in the Lords hands and as we do so we will be blessed. I love you and I expect letters now since there was no email.
con mucho amor, Hermana Quezada
on Pday on an adventure........crazy huh..

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I FRREEEAAAAKKKKK OOUUUTTT!


BEST SURPRIZE EVER!!!!!!!

Mom, so let me tell you my side of the story.
about 6:50 ring ring "ohio? thats weird." "hi this is Sister Quezada" "hola hermana quezada (in spanish) the missionaries gave me you number and I was wondering if you could tell me more about your church." "yes of course" "could meet up today just to meet you. it will be really short" "um can you do it tomorrow?" "no tonight would be the best..." (okay short lesson with a less active) could we meet at a mcdonalds or your church or something?" "ya do you know  where the church is?" "ya" "could we meet you at 8:30?" "si" "oh cual es su nombre?" "uhhh jose"..... anyways have our half lesson. and we get a text at 8:10 saying he was there.... WAAAA who shows up 20 min early nobody. it is usually 20 min late. So ya we get there and there is a senior couple there with OUR MEMBER PRESENT (we had to get a member because he was a guy.) and the senior couple is all worried for our welfare because these 2 young men have been waiting here since 7:15. anyways one of them get out of the car and hes white?? what? and my first thought was dang it he is young we will have to pass him off the the singles ward elders. so this guy says "hey my friend really needs the gospel in his life we just wanted to come and meet you and maybe set up an appointment.""wait are you a member?" "ya" "ya thats fine does he want to meet us? maybe get a tour?" "ya that would be great" the senior couple was less worried now because he was a member. so they come back. and I FRREEEAAAAKKKKK OOUUUTTT! I started bawling and blahhhhh my brother was there. All I said was "what are you doing here"

. I couldn't believe it. It was crazy. yes he gave me a long hug and I guess his friend was explaining to the senior couple. Wow it was crazy. I thought it would be hard to refocus but not too bad. Actually gave me more amo. It was crazy though. and the shoes are darling. HK where did you find those. super cute. and thanks for the box.

 Sounds like you are in full force going crazy once again. MOM DO MA. it will be hard and time consuming but think about the results after this year. you will have so much more time and you wont be so worn down. And the pay will be better too. Do it mom. you are doing better with the scripture thing. 2n 25:23-26. I realize how much I don't know everyday. there is soooooo much I need to know. that people expect me to know.

But this week was great. we almost hit all of our goals we have 5 new investigators. and 3 people came to church. 2 of which are a mother daughter duo that are so getting baptised and they like church. I love them so much and they really are making changes in there lives. It is so awesome! We have had some really powerful lessons this week and just a lot of good things happening here in pomona. Loving it too. its the best when you actually feel like you are making progress! I love being a missionary. it is so crazy on how fast the time flies. Its actually really sad. I need more time I feel like I just got here. and man its just flying.
LOOK MOM WE MATCH......
 Te quiero muchisimo. estoy muy contento. y estoy agradacida por su apoyo. tenga una buena semana. xxooxoxo con todo de mi corazon, 
Hermana Quezada

PS give mwalk a squeeze from me.