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, September 24, 2014

Week 69

My new companion....Hermana Estrada
We were a part of the temple cultural celebration and it was incredible! I felt the spirit of God so strong and there was so much joy and excitement from the thousands of youth that danced and sung. It was the first time I have been to one and same with the dedication! I cried the whole time and when I found out that the three dedications were different I wanted to go to all three but we only made it to two of them. It made me so excited for general conference coming up! I will be able to see it in the conference center again yay! Paulina and Adrian are getting baptized on Saturday! We are so excited! They are the kids that came running up to us on the streets telling us that they went to the temple and want to be baptized and now they finally really are! Their dad went to the temple with them and he is coming to the baptism and the confirmation but the parents cannot be baptized with them because they need to get married first. The mom wants to be sealed in the temple! Hermana Maldonado is coming back for their baptism! I feel very happy and motivated! Hermana Estrada helps me a lot she is great! I want to work so hard and we have been doing everything we can and we are meeting so many new people! I am very grateful for my experiences every day. Hasta la aproxima! Hermana Egan

Week 68

All of my companions!!!!!! Hermana Arnell, Maldonado, Vergara, Gaines, Tolman and Rickett. Every companion except for Hermana Estrada (my new one) and Hermana Mejia who was a visa waiter and is in Argentina!

Hermana Tolman

Hermana Maldonado

Pres. and Sis. Hiers

I love Ogden!!!!!

The Fonsecas

I am so grateful for the opportunity that we had to hear Elder Holland. The spirit spoke to us individually and it is something I will always remember. I love the Utah Ogden mission! And I love our area! There is so much work here and lots of Hispanics I love to serve in Ogden! I am so happy to be a missionary more than ever before I have stronger desire to talk to everyone and share with them and change them. I think maybe because of the open house and now it feels so refreshing to go out and do finding!
Training is harder than I thought it was. I am growing a lot. Hermana Estrada is a great missionary with lots of faith. She is doing well she is happy and we are working hard. We teach, contact, and work well together. We are very different but we have been having many spiritual experiences!
Yesterday when we were contacting we met a Hispanic lady named Maria and in the beginning you could tell she didn't really want to talk to us and that is the coolest part because the spirit completely changed her. After we gave our testimonies to her and after Hermana Estrada finished she said I know that you are representatives of God with tears in her eyes. I wanted to cry too the spirit was so strong and I have never had someone we just met recognize us so quickly we have an appointment with her on Wednesday and I am so excited to teach her the only problem is that she is going back to Mexico in two weeks she is just visiting but I am so glad that we met her.
The spirit of God changes us,
Hermana Egan

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week 67

It is so fun to train a new missionary! I remember everything of how I felt in the beginning and from the MTC. Hermana Estrada is the name of my new companion! She is from Guatemala but she was living in Oregon with her family before her mission. She is a great missionary! She is so excited to be here and she has a great desire to share the gospel she is very pure and she has been an example to me just in this first week. It helps a lot to be training a missionary because it makes you want to be the best you can for them. It is also great because you can do whatever you want because they don't know anything and they learn everything you do and teach them so you can be as obedient as you want and help them to become the missionary that you want them to be! So fun! And I am so happy to have another native companion! Yay! I have all gringos for the first 9 months and all natives for the last ones. The temple open house is over and now we have tons of time again to work our area so that has been great. We don't have a car so we are back to biking and it is so fun and we are very happy about that! We had a lesson with our investigators Manuel and Melissa and they accepted a date to be married! We are so excited for them and this is a great progress because we were teaching them before and they never did.
We had the meeting about the new Spanish radio initiative and the church is going to have commercials on ALL Spanish radio stations in Utah! Wow yay que emoción! We are so excited we have new pass along cards and a new website only for Spanish. It is so cool there is a huge new focus on the Spanish for the missionary work and it is exciting to be here at this time when everything is happening! And on Saturday Elder Holland is coming we are all so excited! And I am preparing by reading all of his talks during my personal studies!
Remember what is the most important.
Hermana Egan

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Week 66

Cada día es una día nueva! 
Transfers are tomorrow! I will be staying in mount Lewis and Hermana Maldonado is leaving to go to Logan! And I am going to be training a new missionary! Yay! I am so excited! We find out who it will be and meet them tomorrow! I am so happy to stay here in the ward and with the Fonseca I love it and this family so much! I want to be the best missionary ever and teach the new one everything I know! There is two natives coming and three Americans so who knows if she will need to learn Spanish or not but she will learn fast in this house! :) it is hard for me to speak English now at the open house I need to change my brain because I think in Spanish now. we only have one week left of the open house it went by so fast and it was incredible but I am also excited to have so much time to go out and find people to teach! So many exciting things are coming up and time is going so fast especially being in the temple so much. It has been great so many people have come every day it is crazy the line is huge but it moves so fast but never goes away. We are able to share our testimony every day with thousands of people literally on a busy day 100 people every 10 minutes and in the whole open house 700 people pass through every 10 minutes. And tons of people come who are not members who just want to see it is so cool especially of the Hispanics! We have also seen so many general authorities! So cool! Today Elder Armado was in our video and he spoke in general conference in April! So cool to meet him! Both of my trainers went home yesterday and finished their missions. Hermana Rickett and Hermana Gaines. Ay que triste les quiero mucho. I love them so much. But I am so excited for the new missionaries to come and to meet my new daughter yay! 
La fe puede influir cualquier circunstancia. 
Les quiero,
Hermana Egan