Arizona, Week 15 – Less and less time for blog entries…

(Mesa area with Sister Shannon Homer)

Every week I have less and less time and more and more miracles to tell you all about! I’m so sorry! But I’ll be home soon enough and then you can hear all the stories in person! Even better! Love you all! The work continues strong! We baptized our whole teaching pool and now we are finding some amazing new people! So many families. So many miracles. Love you all!

Hermana Berbert

Arizona, Week 14 – Staying in Mesa with Hermana Homer, beautiful baptisms, and a lesson inside a fort…

(Mesa area with Sister Shannon Homer)

I’M STAYING HERE IN MESA WITH HERMANA HOMER!!!! Sooooooooooooooooo happy. There is nobody I would rather end my mission with than Hermana Homer. She has become one of the dearest friends I have ever encountered in my entire life. I think I might have come all the way from Chile just to be with her. We saw so many miracles this last transfer and we just know there will be even more to come.

The Cheney family got baptized this weekend. It was one of the most beautiful baptisms I’ve ever been too. We love them so much. They are so special. We had our last lesson with them on Friday and we were going to show the “Finding Faith in Christ” movie as a last spiritual lesson before the baptism day. Well, the girls had built a big fort and the TV would have been hard to get out, so all 8 of them plus us 2 squished into the fort and had a movie night/lesson in there! It was so fun! Then the baptisms and confirmations were so beautiful this weekend.

I love being a missionary. I polished my personal mission plan this week for when I get home. Now I know what I’ll do and I can stop worrying about it a bit and focus on the here and now. It’s getting really hot here. I was thinking of how funny it is that I always missed hot showers in Chile. Now I turn the shower as cold as it goes every morning and it’s still too warm! But it’s fun. I love you all! More updates next week!

Hermana Berbert

Arizona, Week 13 – Conversions and baptisms and daily miracles…

(Mesa area with Sister Shannon Homer)

In the car with Hermana Homer and Hermana Berbert

In the car with Hermana Homer and Hermana Berbert

This transfer has flown by faster than any before. Hermana Homer and I have learned so much together and seen so many miracles. Next Monday I’ll know where I’ll be and with who for my last transfer of the mission. Hermana Homer and I would love to be together, but we’ll see what God has in mind. We love each other so much and I truly believe we will be lifelong friends. We saw more miracles than I could name this transfer. We actually started out with the goal to baptize every week the whole transfer and it didn’t happen, but something even better happened. We were able to teach families and now we will have our last 3 baptisms this weekend – a total of 7 (or 8 if you count the investigator we have have been Skype teaching – Hayley!) So that’s even more than if we had gotten a baptism each week. It’s been so cool to see so many fruits, so many real conversions. I really feel like each of the people we taught this transfer will endure to the end and has experienced a real, startling, life-changing conversion. I feel so blessed that God has let me witness so many beautiful miracles.

Hermana Berbert and Hermana Homer with Diego and family

Hermana Berbert and Hermana Homer with Diego and family

Diego’s baptism was really sweet. He’s a really quiet kid, but it’s been neat to watch him open up to us and when he does talk, it’s obvious that he has been soaking it all in. He really understands everything. His prayers are amazing. At first he was so shy that he didn’t want to be baptized in front of a group of people. Then as he has come to know God and change his life, he realized how important it was and decided to be the example to the rest of his family, the first one to take that step. It was so sweet. He even shared a brief testimony at his baptism about how happy he felt. He was especially excited to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Up on the roof for a service project

Up on the roof for a service project

It’s been a good week. We saw miracles daily. They are everywhere. I am so so so so so happy. Nothing can get me down. I’m just so happy to be where I know I need to be and doing what I know God wants me to do. This next transfer is going to be the best of them all, I can feel it.

Love you all!
Hermana Berbert