Monday, April 27, 2015

New Pics :)

Beautiful Sunset in Mexico

First time having McDonalds in a year and she said it was sooooooooooooooo yummy!!

The view from the Mall

Hermana Tagg and Hermana Rodriguez with Hermana Searle and Hermana Espinosa

All the kids love her :)

Great week for Hermana Searle :)

Hola Familia!!!(: 
What a great week it has been!!(: Last week when we had splits with Sister Rodriguez and Sister Tagg(our sister training leaders) and I was kind of struggling because I have been in my area for so long, and I was just feeling like I didnt know what to do for the people here anymore. So, Sister Rodriguez challenged me to read chapter 1 in PMG and to make a list of the things I love about my area and the ward here. So that is what I did and oh my did it work miracles!!!! This week was honestly one of the best, most spiritual, happy, amazing weeks of my mission!!(: On Monday after I got back from Guadaljara an lesss-active member of the church found us and asked us if we could teach his grandson, who had been asking many questions about the church, so we were really excited for that. On Tuesday we found 3 new  investigators and we were able to teach a really great lesson with Suzanne and Xitlalli! Suzanne was on date to be baptized on Saturday but we had to change her baptism date for this upcoming Saturday and she is soooo excited! She has such a strong testimony and has grown so much since we first started teaching her! On Wednesday we were able to go teach Kevin, the grandson of the less-active and it was such a great lesson! Kevin is 11 and is such a smart kid and understands the scriptures and the restoration perfectly! The spirit was so strong in the lesson with him and I know we all left the lesson with our testimonies strengthened! He also accepted a baptism date and will be baptized May 30(: On thursday Natalia and Zarahi, two young women from the ward came and taught with us and it was really great! They have such strong testimonies and were such a great help for us(: Friday was also a really great day and we had Hna.Karla with us and she as well has such a strong testimony! It has been awesome seeing her grow and help strengthen others(: Saturday we had a lot of good lessons as well and found Fernanda, she is a new investigator who has a lot of faith! and yesterday was awesome! We had 6 of our investigators in church and 10 less-active members and I was overwhelmed with happiness seeing them all there(: It was such a great experience seeing all these people I have come to love reciveing the blessings our Heavenly Father has prepared for them(: I feel so blessed to be here as a missionary and all the many blessings I have recieved and the blessings those around me have recieved as well! I cant believe how fast time has gone by! I feel like these next 6 months will be the fastest months of my life! But I hope to make the best of them! I am so glad you guys are all doing well! I hope you guys have an amazing week! I love you all sooo much(: 
Love always,
Hermana Searle

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Continues to do well :)

Hola Familia!! 
I am so glad to hear that you guys had a good week! Things here are going really well! Everyone FINALLY finished vacations today and that means it will be a lot easier for us to find people to teach! haha This past week there was a big county fair type thing with rollercoasters, and games, and a bunch of food. It would have been the perfect place to contact people however, it was in front of the Catholic church so we couldnt contact anyone :( But we did get to buy delicious churros! haha This week we were able to see a lot of little miracles here in our area! We were able to see a lot of progress in some of our investigators and less active members. On Saturday we went to clean the church with Hna.Berenice and her family, Hna.Karla and her family and Hna.Betty and when we finished Franco asked if he could share something with us and he bore the mose sincere geartfelt testimony a little 8 year old could bare! It was such a spiritual experience and it truly amazes me how well he understands the scriptures and the doctrine of the church! Also, Hna.Karla has been looking for a way to work from home so she can still be with her kids and Hna.Adonai was looking for someone, who is a member of the church with kids, to watch her kids so we put it all togehteher and Hna.Karla is going to babysit for Hna.Adonai and it is so perfect because Karlas kids,Franco and Edxon, are 8 and 3 and Adonais kids, Brayan and Marcos are 9 and 2 so they are close in age and can all be friends, and with Adonais new work hours she will be able to go to church each week(: I love seeing the way the Lord puts things so perfectly for our lives(: This week we also were able to visit Glafira and her daughters and Susanne has decided to be baptized and har baptism will be April 25(: We are so excited for her and this decision she has made! These were a few of the great little things that happened this week here in Vallarta! We have a lot of great lessons planned for this week and are really looking forward to some ward activities we have coming up! It should be a great week! I love this work so much and I love being here in Vallarta! I hope you guys have an amazing week!! I love you guys so much! 
Love always,
Hermana Searle 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spiritual Promptings :)

Hola Familia! 
I am so glad to hear that things are going so well back home! I hope that you all enjoyed your Easter Weekend! I absolutlely loved conference! I loved every talk and I really enjoyed the spirit that was felt! This week for us has been such a fast week! I feel as though time is just going by way too fast! Since here it was Semana Santa we really had a hard time finding people to teach haha everyone goes to the beach and the only people we found are on vacation so that was kind of difficult! haha however, I feel as though we were truly guided by the spirit this week! In the area where we live we only have about 10 families that are members and we had visited almost every single one of them in our search to finding people to teach, however as we were wwalking we felt the need to visit Adonai, and we had visited her the day before but we thought we better follow the promtpings of the spirit and it was such a great lesson! She was going through a really hard moment and needed help and when we got there she was so relieved to see us and to be able to talk to us and express how she was feeling and we were able to be guided and to help her to really know that her Heavenly Father loves her and wants nothing but the best for her! Then yesterday we got to Hno.Juans house at another really important time, He just had two of his uncles pass away and we were able to talk to Coral, his girlfriend, and help her to know ways she can help him and it was another good lesson. We had a lot of little experiences like these that really made this week a good week! Also, this week Enrique, Glafira and Alvero all went to conference and had such great experiences! We are so happy to see how well they are progressing and how much they love the things they are learning.
As you all know it was Easter yesterday and I am so thankful to know that My Savior lives. That he loves us and that he really overcame death for us! I know that he loves us and that he is always there for us! I love this Gospel so much and I love teaching it to others! I hope that you guys have an amazing week! I love you guys soo much! 
Love always,
Hermana Searle