Saturday, May 16, 2015


WHAT A WEEK. ill start with a short overview..

monday-pday!! we helped the hermanas change pisos. then we had an awesome FHE with our investigator and some of her family that are members! it was great!

tuesday- we started the 8 hours treacherous bus ride to the other side of the mission. we got to sevilla at about 9pm and stayed in an awesome hotel! party! (jokes haha)

wednesday- we had the first mission wide conference in the history of the mission! We had Elder Allen and Elder Dykes come and speak to us about being agents and not being acted upon, but acting ourselves. and also how we can use our new technology (IPADSSSSSSSS) to bring to pass the eternal purposes of the Lord. it was such a good day!! then we headed back to cartagena and got home around midnight. whewww.

thursday- weekly planning and noche de hogar. 

friday- clases de ingles and a noche de hogar at our favorite members house! 

saturday- we had a fútbal activity with lots of investigators, members, and random kids who came by:) then there was a baptism of our good friend Andrea!

sunday- we had 3 investigators come to church! one of our new ones who also brought his friend. we are so excited to be working with him and have some exciting things ahead of us! he also brought his friend. 

then.. we got to SKYPEEE!!!!:) ahh i was so so happy to be able to see my family´s beautiful faces that i miss so much! besides our slight technical problems it was the BEST. 

then we had a dinner cita at an investigator's house who brought her mom, and her friend who wants us to teach her and her daughters. i love when investigators share the gospel with their friends. its so much more effective than what we can do alone. 

i feel as if i have learned so many things this week. it has been a constant struggle to put of the "natural man" and become a saint. This we can only do through the atonement of christ. every day as we work harder we are able to accomplish this and become perfected in Christ. I'm so grateful for the opportunity that we have to repent and become better everyday, because we all have shortcoming that we need to overcome. if we humble ourselves, and become meek and submissive, we are able to do this. 

hope you all had a great week!!! love you all!
con amor, 
Hermana Knowles

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Consecration = miracles

hooollaaaaaaa! we have had a great week with some cool miracles as a companionship and as a mission! this was our semana de consagración, or our week of consecration. we set some hard goals and consegrated ourselves to the work as we buckled down and worked for our goals! we found a lot of new investigators and we surpassed our goal for baptismal dates as a mission. I know as we consecrate ourselves for the work, that the Lord will bless us for our efforts and put these prepared people in our path. 

a coupled of cool little miracles we had this week..
one of our investigators who had not been progressing the least bit, had come to church last week. and something has changed in her. She has started singing hymns, praying, and reading!! this is HUGE. haha she has read four chapters in the Book of Mormon in one day and said she couldnt put it down. We are so excited for her! and have some good things planned. 

we were able to find 6 new investigators this week. One day we were walking around, and decided we should drop by an old investigators piso to see if they were there. He never had been there in the past. But we got there just as he was preparing to leave. so we were able to share a short message, say a prayer, and set another cita. if we had shown up five minutes later he wouldnt have been there. and the same exact thing happened with another old investigator an hour later. this is what happens when we consecrate ourselves, the Lord will find a way to put these people in your path or lead you to them in the right time. 

on saturday, our RC abraham took us out to his sisters pizzeria, so we were able to meet her and her sons. i love how excited he is about sharing this with others! he also gave us these little pins for his one month mark, of an eagle carrying a book, that he says is the Book of Mormon haha. and the eagle represents us as we search with eagle eyes to find the people who are prepared to receive the gospel! hes the BEST! 

well we have some really exciting things planned for this week!! tomorrow, we head to sevilla in an 8 hour bus ride for a mission wide conference to talk about our ipads! unfortunately, apple hasnt finished our order, so we should get them in about 2 week.s which probably means more like 6 months haha. we´ll see. pray for the ipads! 
we will also have some members of the 70 come and speak with us. we are super excited to hear their inspiring words as well! 

les quiero un montón!  
hermana knowles