For ye shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace:
the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
ISAIAH 55:12

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Week 65


Buenas Dias! 
This transfer has been so fast and this is our last week. The open house has made it pass quickly I think but what a wonderful opportunity and blessing we have had. Yesterday we brought a family we are teaching through the temple and it is a silent tour but we were able to explain everything to them and teach them as we went they have a lot of great questions and it was amazing the kids want to be baptized and are begging their parents that is pretty cool!
 I am excited for next transfer to have the full time to work because now with the temple we only have about three hours a day to teach. We find out what happens on Tuesday but we are all sure that Hermana Maldonado is leaving and I am staying. I loved being with Hermana Maldonado! She is a great missionary we have worked so hard together and she has helped me so much with my Spanish I love only speaking it all day I have learned so much. She also teaches me Portuguese in the temple while we wait for more people! I am getting pretty good and she says I don't even have an accent. Oh also every day in the temple every one ask me where I am from and ask if I am from Pennsylvania why I have a Mexican accent so confused. Hahaha. But even when Hermana Maldonado leaves we only speak Spanish in this family and house because Hermana Fonseca doesn't know English so even with the new companion I know we will speak so much so I am so happy to be here! 
I love serving in Ogden! It is so exciting and so many Hispanics! Yay! Oh something else cool is that there were people protesting outside the gates of the temple almost every day and one asked how he can go in they said he can go in now just like that and he did and he felt the spirit so strong and now he wants to be baptized! That was pretty cool I thought. 
God has a plan for us to return to him and live with our families forever in happiness! He has given us everything to succeed and he does everything he can to help us back without taking away our agency. We achieve eternal life every day by each decision that we make. We can change and improve every day through our savior Jesus Christ. Que Felicidad! 
Hermana Egan 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Week 64


Me encanta la misión Utah Ogden. Es la mejor misión de todos! 
Our president announced this week that our mission is going to do a program for the radio! We are so excited we are going to be trained for it next week! I am so grateful to serve here in this mission because we have had so many opportunities with facebook, iPads, the temple open house, and now he radio oh and we are getting smart phones in a two months! :o it is crazy to have so much but I know that it is hastening the work and it is so cool to be a part of it. 
Yesterday when we were walking down the street a man called out to us from his porch "are you both speaking Spanish?" And he asked me "what is your culture?" He is from El Salvador and he was so surprised that he saw a Hispanic girl and a white girl walking down the street talking Spanish so fast back and forth. He was amazed that I understood and he was so impressed. And after we invited him to church and the open house and he says he wants to come! It made me feel so good and it reminded me how much God has helped me and I remembered a year ago when I could understand a word. Living with the Fonseca and Hermana Maldonado has helped me so much I love it! I love having a native companion. I am sad because president already told me that Hermana Maldonado will be leaving and we only had one transfer together. But I know that she will be needed somewhere else. Change is good I have found out. 
Everyone in the temple asks me where I am from because they say I have an accent and they are all surprised when I say Pennsylvania haha. Many blessings are coming for the temple open house! It is so pretty I love this temple! Yesterday while me and Hermana Maldonado were walking down the streets some kids on bikes stopped us and asked are you the missionaries? The Mormon missionaries? I went to the temple with my friend and I loved it and I want to be baptized! Many blessings are coming from the temple. We are excited to teach their family! 
Recuerde el poder de la oración. 
Hermana Egan 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Week 63


Es un buen día en la misión Utah Ogden! 
Time is going so fast especially that we are in the temple every day. The time when we are not we are so busy teaching which I love! We have been receiving a lot of referrals! Almost every day someone calls us with a referral and we do not even have time to contact them all. Many blessings from The Lord. Sorry so short today there is almost no time with the temple we don't have p day anymore just a few hours to do everything! I love you! 
Hermana Egan 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Week 62


Hola! The temple open house has been such a blessing! It has been hard to be honest. 6 hours is a long time and we are usually hungry and tired from standing and smiling and being perfect but i know that the lord is blessing us and we have seen miracles already! We received a referral from the open house. The member called us and told us that he took his non member friend to the temple open house and that he loved it and felt the spirit and something special there. He invited him to be baptized in the celestial room and he accepted! Now he wants to be baptized and to receive the missionary lessons. We are so excited what a miracle from God! We have been finding a lot of people to teach and we have been teaching non stop with members every time we are not in the temple! We received another referral from the elders for a woman named Diana. She told us that she was thinking about the missionaries because she had talked to them once before and she saw them that same day outside of her house. We had our first lesson with her on saturday and she came to church on sunday! Also the sisters before us had an investigator who they have taught a lot and has never come to church and he came this sunday with his family! We had so many people come to church on sunday it was such a great day we were so excited! Working in the temple each day can be hard but it helps me to remember while i am feeling tired that the lord is blessing us and many people will come to know the truth as a result of our service! Hermana Maldonado is great! We are working very hard and I love the area here! There is lots to do! The gospel that Jesus Christ established has been restored to the earth. Nothing makes me more happy than to share this message with the world and the people around me on these streets here in Ogden! 
Dios nos ama.
Hermana Egan