Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Return of the Lumpy Spacebag

Don't worry, Siostra Johnston has taught me how to properly pack one, so we're good!

Ah, it's that time again! My boss companion Siostra Johnston is going to be training a new missionary in Katowice and I am now serving in Warsaw II with Siostra Larcade! I'm so happy we're back together again! I can just tell that this transfer is going to be amazing, I know that this is where I'm supposed to be, thanks for all you do!

Siostra Herrera

Monday, December 21, 2015

Wesołych Świąt!!

That's Merry Christmas in Polish! How are you all?? Sorry for the delay, we are emailing late this time because we went to Oświęcim (Auschwitz) today.

This week has been so amazing!! From Monday to Wednesday, I went on exchanges to Wrocław to be with Siostra Pauga who is from Australia. She is so much fun! We went to a school in Legnica and sang Christmas songs to a few classes, they were so cute! The students were singing along with us and everything! Afterwards they thanked us and even gave the missionaries cards and ornaments! We then went to go see Hania and sang to her as well. On my second to last night, we went to go take some milk to a member who hasn't been able to make it to church and she was so grateful, Ela (she is a talented seamstress) even introduced us to her husband Tadeusz, and he showed us his library. He even took a book and promised to read it through! Despite the fact that we were almost struck by a car on two occasions, I'd consider it a great exchange!  

On Thursday, we got to go introduce ourselves and sing Silent Night in Polish, English and other languages. It was great!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! You are all so awesome!!

Siostra Herrera

Monday, December 14, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Hey everyone, unfortunately we are very short on time today, so I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful holiday. Don't forget to share "A Savior is Born" with your friends! https://www.mormon.org/christmas 

Let me know if any of you want to Skype so I can fit you in! :D

You're all great! Wesołych Świąt!

Siostra Herrera

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cześć, wam!!

Hey everyone! I'm sorry I've been dropping the ball these past couple of weeks, but I have plenty to make up for it!

What a beautiful week this has been, we were able to see Priscilla and Mickey after not being able to meet with them for a week, and we dropped of our Secret Santa! This year President said he wanted us to have a gift to give that would go to someone who is not a missionary, so missionaries bought or made gifts for other missionaries to give to someone they were teaching or someone in need. I hope that makes sense! Our gift was a bank shaped like a house, but instead of putting money inside, the person could write what they were grateful for on a slip of paper and stick it in the house, so when they opened it on Christmas, it would be a house full of gratitude! Neat, huh? Priscilla and Mickey were so happy to receive this gift, and we were later able to see them at our movie/FHE night (yesterday). We watched The Work and the Glory.

We taught plenty of lessons this week to Anna and Krystyna, I can feel that my Polish is getting better, all I have to do is be brave! Yesterday in particular was a miracle, because I am normally nervous to do free tables, but where we were, there was a giant Christmas tree with beautiful blue and white lights with a star at the top, I thought of the new Christmas video from the Church, and I realized that in this world of beauty, there is no room to fear or feel discouraged if we want to be better. Only the Lord knows our potential, and He will always help us realize it. I made a commitment to Him yesterday that I would do my best to be brave and always pray to Him. As a result, I was able to teach three lessons during the free table and give a book to Konrad. He had a lot of questions and seemed very sincere. I know now that if I want to keep this Spirit, I must keep walking and never look back on my past mistakes.

My goal for the rest of my mission is to always have something to be grateful for, Thanks for all you do!!

Look! I'm on TV!  

Siostra Herrera

Monday, December 7, 2015

P-day on Tuesday

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that our district will be going to Częstochowa tomorrow, so our p-day has been switched. You are all so great, I love you!

Siostra Herrera