Sunday, November 24, 2013


Hola!!

  Wow! This week was great! The whole mission is excited because this week Elder Nelson (an apostle of the Lord) is coming to speak to our mission! We are all way excited and are working extra hard to really be spiritually ready for the conference. So next week I will have some more news on that!

This weekend Hermana Rodas and I had did a great service activity.. we peeled potatoes... LOTS of potatoes!! It was surprisingly enjoyable and we greatly enjoyed the French fries the next day! 

Also this week our branch mission leader started assigning ward members to accompany us. It is lots of fun to have a member as a companion they add a different perspective so that the investigator can really see the gospel in action in a "normal person" instead of just the missionaries. It is a great opportunity also for the members to share testimony with their friends and neighbors! I know that when we testify of Christ the Spirit testifies of our words. So, go out and testify of Him. Christmas time is coming, we must freely rejoice in our Lord and Savior!
 

This week I also learned a bit more about the Priesthood. The Priesthood is the power of God. With this power all things were created, including us. With this power Jesus Christ worked miracles, raised the dead, and established his Church. The Priesthood Power is essential for our salvation. The saving ordinances that we need (like baptism) can only take effect through the power of the Priesthood. I am so grateful for the direction of the Priesthood in my home. I have received much comfort and peace of mind by means of Priesthood blessings from worthy men of God. I am so grateful that God has allowed his children the opportunity to receive these blessings. I know that God lives and that He loves us.  He demonstrates His love for us in so many ways. Search for the little miracles and blessings every day.

 
Pray Always, Be Strong!

 
Con Amor,

Hermana Kimball

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Trust in the Lord


Wow! This week in Monsefu went by so fast! Also this week I completed 6 months in the mission, it is crazy to think that for Christmas next year I will be at home with all of you! I love you all lots, but this work brings so much joy I just might stay another few years! (Don’t worry Mom the mission president won’t let me) 
Anyway, this week I learned a whole lot about Trust. Missionary work is centered in Trust. As missionaries we Trust in the Lord to guide us in all of our actions and words. We trust that He has sent us to specific places to find His children who are prepared to listen to His word. We Trust him to strengthen us, comfort us, and forgive us of our faults. Also as missionaries we have the responsibility to be representatives of Jesus Christ, and as such many people Trust in us. So many people shared with us this week of their joys, struggles, disappointments, and hopes. AS I listened to story after story, the happy times and the difficulties I could truly feel the trust that these precious children of God had for their Father in Heaven.
 One Hermana shared the heart wrenching story of her life when she was a young single mother. After her husband was brutally murdered she was left pregnant and with two young children. She expressed to us the desperation that she felt in those years. During those times she had no idea where to turn, but one especially difficult night there was a knock on the door. Two Christian missionaries were there to share with her about God. Their message was a glimmer of hope for her in those dark times and she clung to the message of a Loving God. She put her trust in Him, and she acted in Faith. In the years that followed she told us how she continued to Trust in God, and He guided her footsteps every day. 
In another lesson the father of a beautiful family expressed his fears to take the leap of faith and be baptized. After he shared his fears, we shared with him the truth about Faith. That when we act in faith it means that we do NOT know what lay ahead of us in the path of life. Faith means closing our eyes, taking the hand of the Lord and putting one foot in front of the other. 

I know that if we put our faith in the Lord, He will guide us. We must act in faith. Have faith in the Lord, Trust Him!

I love you all!

Con Amor,
Hermana Kimball


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Missionary Work in Peru



Hermana Kimball and Hermana Rodas out tracting. 


 Ocean views.
 

Testimony of Jesus Christ


 

This week we had a great lesson with one of our investigators in the chapel. It was awesome to have them come to the chapel and feel of the spirit there. Also, this week we visited Hermano Cesar, an older man who hasn’t come to church in years. We visited a couple of weeks ago for his 80th Birthday and again this week we stopped by to visit. And then on sunday.. he showed up to the chapel after nearly 20 years!! It was testimony meeting, so members of the congregation were able to freely go up to the front and share their personal beliefs. As one Hermana shared her testimony, Hermano Cesar slowly stood up. With his cane out front he ever so slowly made his way to the pulpit and he shared his testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My companion and I were nearly in tears to see him, after so many years, share his testimony of Jesus Christ. It really was wonderful! There is a special joy that comes when we can help in some small way to bring one of the Lords lost sheep back into the flock. People stray away from the gospel for a variety of reasons, but our loving Father is always awaiting their return with arms outstretched to greet them. We must always ask the Lord to direct our paths; he will not lead us astray. We must be firmly planted in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is our Rock and our Salvation. 


Be firm. Be True. Have Faith 

Con Amor,

Hermana Kimball

Sunday, November 3, 2013





Cambios - New Companion


This week was cambios... which means I got a new companion!  Hermana Rodas, from Honduras. She is great. Very bold, dedicated, and always is laughing. We have already had some great lessons together and are we are praying really hard to know who is ready to truly apply the gospel in their lives. I have already learned so much about the Gospel in these past few months. I know that first we have to have faith, centered solely in Jesus Christ. He is our rock, our foundation and our Savior. I know that if we have faith in Him we will repent consistently and we will make and keep sacred covenants. As we repent daily, and keep our covenants we will continue progressing and we will endure to the end, when the Lord will welcome us into his Kingdom. I know He loves us and wants us there with Him and with our families for the Eternities.

 

Be Strong, Be Examples, La fe es todo!

 

Con Amor,

Hermana Kimball