Monday, June 30, 2014

Week 2- Week 2 in the CCM

Heyy everyone! First i would like to apologize because my enter button
isnt working, so this is going to be one long email! So this week was
definitely harder than the first. The food is making me sick and the
language is getting harder, but i still love it here. So what i said
about naps, is a lie!! Our president told us that we could nap all
P-day if we wanted. So im gonna go nap right after this. :) We
finished our lessons with our first "investigator" and he gave us some
really awesome feedback. He said that we had taught every lessons to
his needs and felt the spirit so stringly which was really awesome to
hear! We now how two new investigarors (aka our teachers that pretend
to be someone from their missions) and we teach some less active
members. Its so stressful because i know what i want to say in spanish
but its SO hard to understand what they are saying. So i pray for the
gift of tongues every single day... multpiple times a day! During
sports time, we do workout videos with the president and its so fun!
On a different note, our room was so gross this week!!! The Latinas
were sick so they were throwing up a ton and they clogged/flooded our
sink!!!!!! It was so terrible. But they just left this morning and we
will get new hermanas tomorrow! There are 30 more notres (kids from
the states) coming and only 2 of them are sisters. haha I feel so bad
for them! Too many boys to handle

     I dont really have much to say about thi week. Everything is
just running together but there is an experience I would like to
share. Sunday was a REALLY hard day for me here. I was just feeling
really inadequate as a missionary and didnt feel like i would ever
been good enough, which also made me not want to be here. We had a
lesson in relief societs about the Atone ment of Jesus Christ. Not
only was the Atonement made to save us from our sins, it is also there
to strengthen us in our weaknesses. As I thought about that and then
partook of the sacrament, I realized that Christ wants me to be there
and he wants me to use his Atonement so be strengthened. So I think
that is something that we should alwayd remember. The atonement is
ALWAYS there for us and we should never be afraid to rely upon it.

                                            Talk to you next week!
Hermana Gibson

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hello everyone!
Well this week has been super awesome but also really long. My flight to LAX was a little hard not to cry the whole time but once we landed I was really excited. I saw some teenage dude in a white shirt and dark suit and knew they were elders. By the end of the night, we had i think 40 people flying out to the Guatemala CCM. It was so cool to see that many people want to serve the Lord and we have like 12 sisters i think! Its really so awesome! My flight to Guatemala was hard because I had the middle seat and the people next to me didn't speak any English... but every move I would do, the old sweet lady next to me would smile and do the same haha. I'm going to like these people.
The first day in the CCM was SO long! But we were allowed to take a nap until 12 and then have lunch and start our day. So that was a HUGE blessing! But we got our name-tags!!! That was the best part!!!! It made me feel so official and totally AWESOME!!!! (Just in case you haven't noticed, i am really excited)
The 2nd day was a little overwhelming when they told us we all had to prepare a talk and discuss lesson in Spanish and be prepared to teach our investigator that night! Needless to say, I was praying for ease that whole day. So first, I am in a group of 12 people and we are a district! I absolutely love all of them. I'm so grateful because Hermana Call and Elder Hales are in my group with me. So its really nice to have some familiar faces around, and it feels a little bit like home. We also have an investigator names Daniel. We have been teaching him the lessons everyday and tonight is our last time. I always thought it was a little silly to pray and beg to have the spirit with us as we prepared to teach our investigator (since he was only acting) but I realized that as I prayed to know his needs and how I can teach him, I really did learn to love him want want to strengthen his testimony of the gospel. He is also committed to baptism. So again, it was awesome!
I have some bad news, they took all of our cameras the first day in the CCM so we aren't allowed to take any pictures here. So You wont be getting any pictures for 6 weeks.... But don't worry, ill make up for it in the field. So my Spanish is getting alot better, I am studying really hard and trying to talk with all of the Latina's during meals. They are really funny! Our favorite word is chiste which means joke. So you can tell, there are a lot of laughs around here.
Today was our first PDay and we had the opportunity to go to the temple. Usually when I go I can really feel the difference in the Spirit that I have but going today, the difference wasn't as big. It was a cool testimony builder to see how much stronger the spirit is when you are a missionary. I feel really blessed to have a member of the Godhead with me at all times. I really took it for granted, but in last nights devotional from Elder Holland (which is the devotional. from may 6 in the Provo MTC) he put it into perspective that the Holy Ghost is the closest thing that we have to Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. What a blessing that is.
Well I love you all and I'm so excited to keep learning how I can serve the Lord.
Hermana Gibson

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

She made it!

Hola Familia! We made it safely to Guatelama. Im having a lot of fun
here. I am officially wearing a name tag!!! IT IS SO AWESOME!!! My
next P day will be on Monday. We don't have much time to chat today but
just wanted to let you know we made it safely. Love you guys a lot.
P.S. they pretty mich told us we were gonna get sick. Also they took
our cameras and we aren't allowed to take pictures at the CCM so maybe
they will take some of us. Well, love you guys
           Adios, Hermana Gibson