Thursday, April 25, 2013

Luckiest GIRL in the world to serve with amazing people :)

I love the temple!!!!

Im not short ......Hermana Underwood is just TALL

Learning ESPANOL

DOIN BUENO! I am glad the talks went well. Mom i'm sure you did great you always do. and I wasn't worried about Kristen she is ready for the Mission stuff. Well nobody can be truly ready but she is more prepared then most. My guy friend??? He is unknown to me I haven't heard from any boy but my dearest Elder Shields! Ty is so cute (in an elder hermana kinda way) I found the Herman thing funny too. Okay quick story. So I always say Jesu Smith instead of Jose Smith y Hna U always corrects me. So ensenamos Mario and Hna u was like Jesu Smith es un profeta... Mario gives a funny face and I quickly say JOSE! I diiiiiieeeeeddddd She is so good at spanish and she makes her mistakes in the lessons. I love her she is such a good sport and just laughs it off. Okay well the spanish is coming. I progress everyday so that is all the Lord asks. And I need to remember it is on His time not mine. Challeges??? uhhh.. Trying to be the best example of a sister missionary for the otra Hermanas BUT that is one of the best partas tambien! I love being obedient it is the best. Yes classes all day and our zone leaders call me Hna Tostada, nijada, Quezada... y Madre... I keep everyone on track. Elders get so distracted its ridiculous. Oh well they are elders. The same thing happens almost everyday so the journal writing gets smaller and smaller every night! OH before I forget Richard G. Scott came on Tuesday it was great! he is a great example of quiet dignity. He made me rethink about how I pray and he gave us a blessing that we would get the language! ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS!! loved it. So funny story with that tambien. Los Elderes y Hermanas were comen cena y I was like we have to get seats because a member from the 12 is coming ( we never know who is coming) Elders: no we just had conference it wont be a member of the 12.. We are just going into the over flow... Okay whatever.. My companeray yo corremos to 19 m we are singing and todos missonarios stand up. Of course I cannot see so I am jumping trying to see who it was y mi compenero (being almost 6 ft) ITS RICHARD G SCOTT!!!! I am a pyscic! completely spelled that wrong! its fabulous! love the CCM.. sorry espanol MTC DONT SEND TREATS send catas y fun snacks no sweets por favor pero you do appriciate the sour watermelons gracias! Idk more info but If you are feeling down just remember the Lord loves week things so He can make you strong. Dios does not expect perfection but He is pleased with progression. So try to progress everyday! Keep going to the temple. and Leen leer el Libro de Mormon. Te Quiero mucho. me gusta cartas:)
Love, Hermana Quezada

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Who the heck is Herman Quezada???hahaha Did you mean Hermana (Sister) Quezada

Can you PLEASE write!!!!!!!

My favorite weather......RAIN RAIN....
w/ companion Hermana Underwood.

Hey mom ya an hour goes really fast. Alecc wrote me and I havent read it yet, so he will be next! Brandon James also wrote me. but ya. You have to let me know how hope of america goes. Did you lose all your parent volunters?? I hope not! well GOOOODLUUUCK! How did he ask her? I hated that I sware half the girls on tour got asked on tour.. and I was never one of them. Well tthe choir kids just love eachother. CEZ be careful! hahaha your going on a mission remember! Hondo that punk I knew he would do good. Oh well I guess you can have a new best friend. But it is really weird not to talk to you everyday. I was telling Hermana Underwood that is probably the worst part. Oh well just got to refocus and narrow in on why I am here. I get refocused all the time and it is much needed! And for your talk just talk by the spirit! done. It shouldn't be you talking it should be Him talking through you. That is something we always forget. You should go into your talk thinking "what should I say" it is what does the Lord want me to say? and t THEN He will give you the strength to say it. I can bare testimony of that. So pray about it and be led by the spirit. Go to the temple with your talk in mind. That might help. Trust in the Lord and He can take your fear! I hope that helped sorry no real material but it should be inspired through you not me! Ya I will be able to see kristen not at the curb but once she gets into the MTC I can walk her around! No soccer the field is closed... way lame Oh well four square is going to have to do! So no it is 4 of us in our room we get two more on wed. Meand Her. U are comps y Her. Wallace/Her. Perry are comps Ill tell you more in a letter. Sandwhich the only problem with that is I wouldn't get it untill the next afternoon and I dont open my packages untill night because I like to stay focused. So idk whatever works. Spanish es muy dificil. One of my teachers says es facil.... no es facil.. Oh well it is getting better. i sent some pics last week I'll send more! The easiest thing here is the feel the spirit (I actually got called as the sister training leader yesterday.., this is like a zone leader for the girls. Since there are so many new sister missionaries there is a need for a sister leader tambien. I feel very overwhelmed but also very excited. for the new sisters to come this wed. It will be fun!) But I have been really striving to feel the spirit more intendly this week. and It is incredible on how quick the spirit can leave you. Go look up the 40 day fast! its a talk I am trying to do this so that I can have the spirit with me at all times! Oh that reminds me. I would love for you to study some good talks and send them to me. Things you think could help or uplift my spirit! I love reading inspirational things! and thanks for all the packages and letters! I have the best friends and family! I can feel the support so greatly! GOOD LUCK KRISTEN your farewell talk will be great! Let me know how it goes! Yo se que el libro de mormon es verdadera y Dios es muy amoroso. you se que JesuCristo es el Hijo de Dios y es nuestro savidor. El Evangelio es muy importante SO stay fuerte! I love this work and it is such an exciting time to me a missionary! love life and go do some good forsomeone else. When you are feeling down go and serve! He is hastening His work... So help Him out! I love you! 
Te amo, Hermama Quezada

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1st week in the MTC

dont know how to turn it sorry....
Hey guys. So it is my p day and I get a whole hour on the computer. Woop woop. but sorry about the short letter. I will write a longer one today. We literally do this. wake up at 6:30 gym, personal study, bfast, compainion study, lunch, language study, class, dinner, companion study, class, oh wait its already 9:30. gotta go to the residence hall. And after Hermana Gaines talks to us on how our day went I never have  time to write in my journal. Blahhhh Last night I went to bed 10min late:( The hermana's in my district all are trying to be 100 percent obedient. The hardest part is getting to bed on time. These last two nights have been hard. Two nights ago I was 20 min late.. But i had a lot to write in my journal. I'm going to try better tonight. So the only things I can do en Espanol es orar y testimonia es muy horrible we had our first lesson with Brenda on Friday.... ya... it was... ya... we went in thinking we were going to explain prayer and teach her how to pray.... We ended up sitting in silence because I bore my testimony on familias eternal. and she didn't understand the concept. But our minds did not know how to explain ANYTHING besides our testimony en espanol. It was interesting. So the first day at the MTC was so intense. Everyone always says that. But its so true. Izzy made it so much easier. He leaves tomorrow. Another thing that makes it easier is I see everyone fromspringville. Elder Dohner, Stanley, Clyde, Barker, Edmunds, Adams, Bate, Ross, ye Moris, ye Sister Daybell HONDO!!! I know I am missing  people but my companion and my district think I am the most popular person in the whole MTC. Which always seeing them kinda makes me feel that way. But It helps so much seeing people. We are going to try to get a pic by the map but it is so hard to get everyone together because there are SOOOO many people here. I also see a ton of people from USU. Its weird tho because most of them never knew my last name so I hear this random JUSTINA! and I haven't been called that for sooooo long. Oh well.

So how is my companion? Hermana Underwood and I get along very well. She is 21 and is 5'11" so we are kinda opposites. Our spiritual veiws and how well we know the language are very similar. But our social is really different. Like what we like to do and stuff like that is different. She doesn't play sports(but is a good sport because she will come to the gym with me GYM TIME IS THE BEST!!!!) she doesn't sing or do any kind of music(but once again she is a good sport and goes to choir with me) and she can kinda be awkward when trying to be funny. But we love her. she is amazing and is very smart. she graduated high school with her associates... CESAR THATS YOUR GOAL!!! okay not at all causeshes crazy;P Love her tho. We work well together cause I kinda take charge but we listen really well to eachother and we are on the same page most of the time. It is kinda hard getting use to a companion. Okay I'll give you a story. We were talking to Her. U brother who is also in the MTC. and all of his elder friends. and Hermana was like "I have togo to the bath room." she got up and started walking toward the building... I just sat there. The elders were like.. "Hermana Quezada you have to go with her." I jumped up. "oh right" ahhhhhh It is an adjustment getting use to. and yes we have 4 Hermanas in our residence. Hermana Wallace y Perry. They are great. Oh I forgot to tell you the best part about all of them. THEY ARE GOING TO SANTA ROSA CALI!!!! crazy right! Go convert my family!!! hahaha

So the hardest thing is feeling so small. On friday I was so down after our lesson. But God loves weak things. We have to first be weak so that we can be made strong. We watched vocal point yesterday and they were AMAZING one of my new favorite songs is nearer my God to me. AHH im a baby. but we watched this video from an old devotional given by Elder Holland and he had a quote in there that I loved. "Come tho the Edge" He said. "no I will fall" "Come To The Edge" He said "no I will fall" "COME TO THE EDGE" so I went to the edge, and He pushed me.. and I flew. That is what the MTC is doing to me. Pushing me off the edge so I can fly! I love it here. Yo se que la inglesia es verdadero. and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't. and I am so glad you guys went to a session. That is amazing. Conference was so good! my favorite talk was prolly E. Scotts. "be obedient and you will be made strong" good stuff. inspired men.

Yes Cez I am jealous. I was telling my companion that you were going and :( and the MTC is great! not bad. hard but not bad. Hondo your taking my spot already but I loved that movie did you like it?:( Kiki greek food is so good! have you tried greek yogart? it is way better than normal yogart. I dont know why. but it is. Okay I love you I am going to try and send pictures. Keep going strong and in conference it said you should be kneeling in family prayer every night so do it! keep striving to be better then you were yesterday! LOVE YOU!
Le amo, Hermana Quezada-

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Watch out Arcadia....

off to the MTC......

            I love my brothers...........

  MOM dont cry too much....Ill be                          .............home in 18 months

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

she is off.......

Here are some pictures from my farewell. I talked on the atonement and how happy it can make you.   I LOVE THIS GOSPEL!

 Happy Easter from the Quezada's

Well this is it. In 30 minutes I will be set apart as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so excited to go and spread this gospel to the wonderful people of Arcadia. Had my last dinner with the family, said my final good byes, and soon I will be off. To keep updated on what is going on, my amazing mother will be updating this so you can keep tabs. I am so grateful for all of the support and love I have felt from my family and friends. My address is on the side of this blog soooooo WRITE! love you and see you in 18 months! Love Hermana Quezada