Monday, October 24, 2011

Me Caí, y Ella me RESCATÓ

When I was about 3 years old, my family went to a pool, i can´t remember where, but it was out doors and it was really hot outside. I had yet to learn how to swim, so I was playing on the stairs in the pool, where I could touch the bottom and not have any problems. But all of my siblings were having so much fun in the deep end, and I thought for sure that if I tried hard enough I could swim and play with them. So of course you know what happened. I fell.

Now lets look at this situation. Were my desires bad? No. Did I know how to obtain those desires? No. Those who don´t have the knowledge of the gospel are like I was as a little girl. I didn´t have the knowledge or equipment to swim, but I wanted to be with my siblings. They don´t have the knowledge to be with their family for all eternity, but they want to be with them.

Luckily by mom was watching me and rescued me from drowning. She is like those of us who have the gospel. It was her responsibility as my mother to save me. Like wise, it is our calling to share the gospel with our spiritual family, so that they too might be saved.

There was more to my talk yesterday, but we are short on time, so you only get the best stuff. Hope you like it. Love you all. nos vemos

smile - hna. milmont

Monday, October 17, 2011

I can breath!

Transfers came and went and I am in the same area! its a miracle! Yesterday was mothers day in Argentina (Happy mothers day Mom:) and it was pretty nerve wracking for us mortals. Our mission president said that he would be white washing a few areas. A white wash in missionary terminology is when both members of the companionship are taken out of an area, and replaced with a completely different companionship, talk about starting in the deep end. This doesn't happen very often, but it is not unheard of... So waiting for the phone call to break the news was anything but calm. But my incredible companion, hna Gillum and I get a least one more transfer together. I cannot express how excited I am!!! ;) There is still so much to learn and we have finally gotten the hang of things here in chacra.

Most of you know how much I love to smile. It is one of the things that keeps me going when things get rough. Missions are hard, but I would not trade this experience for anything. Its worth all the joy and all the pain. There are days when we get home and no one had listened to Gods messege, and then there are days when we are able to teach every person we see. And then you look back on everything, you see where and who you were, and its a huge surprise. It is almost hard to recognize yourself, because of all the growth that has taken place. Like infants, the rate of growth is so fast. Each week if not every day they look a little different.

Currently I am an infant in the gospel, but I am learning and growing so much. I find that sometimes I get down on myself for not doing everything right. I know, I know... it crazy to have an expectation for perfection. Because I am going to mess up, its that simple, and so are you. But that is the beautiful thing... we get to learn from our mistakes. Christ suffered everything and conquered everything so that we can make mistakes and then repent and grow. So I challenge you, get up and dust yourself off, then try again. Every time you fall Reach out to God and He will grab your hand, lift you higher than you were before. When Nephi was getting down on himself, he realized that he could put his chin up and smile. He said - I know is whom I have trusted, my God hath been my support (2 nephi 4:19-20) Awake my soul! no longer droop in sin. Rejoice O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul (28) - I imagine that he had been in tears, but as he trusted in God, he felt His love, and smiled.

I love and pray for you all everyday, stay safe and trust in God, your Heavenly Father. ¡nos vemos!

SMILE! - Hna. Milmont

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Almuerzo con la familia Orona

Monday, October 10, 2011


So a few weeks ago we were still getting to know all of the members in this area, and we were looking for the home of one of the families in our branch. While we were looking, there was a very tall man in a thick jump suit, covered with black oil stains (he looked like Dick Van Dyke as a chimney sweep) that came out of his work shop, and of course we greeted him and then asked if he knew where this family lived. He did, and then he asked us if we were the same as the chicos that walk around with name tags. We explained that there have not been sisters in this area before and we asked about his beliefs. It turns out that he was baptized with his family about 15 years ago, but then later just stopped going. He then proceeded to tell us about his daughter, who was too young to be baptized at the time. She is 21 now, and he wanted us to talk to her.

She was in her room, listening to music and talking to God. Asking Him to put something new. Something that would help her know what her purpose was. Something that would give her hope in this life. And then her Dad walked in and said that there were two missionaries who wanted to talk to her. She thought for a few minutes and then came down the stairs.

We didn´t talk for very long because we had an appointment, but we got to know her and what her interests were. One of her interests was music. My marvelous companion and I are both music lovers and Hermana Gillum had recently discovered that I have some talent in the vocal area, and she told them, and then Nati asked me to sing something. At first I felt embarrassed, but then my thoughts crystallized. ¨Wait a second, I am myself when I sing, that is my comfort zone... so I shouldn´t have a problem with this¨ so I sang ´Redeemer of Israel´ because that's the first thing to came to my mind.

Nati told us later that it was in those few moments of getting to know her, and then the feeling that she had as I sang, that told her that we had been sent from God.

The following weeks teaching her were Horrific. Everything went wrong. Each lesson was fantastic, but everything in between was really difficult. She has been so prepared to follow the example of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. But the rough thing about those who have been prepared.... Satan knows it. He does everything in his power to stop them from progressing. Her family are alcoholics, and live the party life style. Her mother works against what the gospel teaches. Teaching in her home is like pulling chains. As missionaries we are more sensitive to the spirit and the influence of satan is very strong in her house. She works in a Fabrica, which is like a labor factory, and things there are constantly bringing her down. I have yet to see satan working so actively against a person. I think I have said that before, but I honestly feel that he is rallying his forces against us.

In our first lesson with Nati, she said she wanted to serve a mission.... this from a girl who has only talked to us once. What faith she has. She wanted to get baptized. She knew that what we have will change her life for the better. So we taught her.

While planning her baptism everything went wrong. The opposition was intense, and satan was working on us, to discourage us, in our companionship. But we talked about it and were able to rely on the spirit. We knew that God wanted this for her. And all of the elders in our zone, our mission leader, and out branch presidency did everything in our power to bring this to pass. And all the challenges with transportation, with time, with the font, with her family, with logistics, everything... worked out at the veeeeeeeeerrrrry llllaaaaaast second. It was like once we finally entered the church, God took over.

The spirit was so strong as we began her baptismal service. She felt the love that God, our Father in Heaven, has for her. Specifically. As she entered the waters we were all filled with the joy that comes, knowing that one more of Gods precious children has begun their journey back home, to Him. All of the sins, the pain, the trials have been washed away. She felt it. She felt the weight of the world lift from off of her shoulders, and she said. ¨I have never felt a peace like this.. ever¨

Yesterday, she was confirmed and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Which will be her constant companion as she continues on this path to better her life. And then she bore her pure and powerful testimony that this Gospel changes lives.

She is right. Through the Gospel; Faith, Repentance, Baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and then Enduring to the end, we can be healed, and have confidence that all things will work out for our good.

I know this to be true. I am living it every day, and learning more and more how my life, the life of my companion, the lives of those we teach, we´ve taught, and have yet to teach can and will change through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. I love you all. Study the Scriptures and invite others to come unto Christ. ¡Nos vemos!

Sonreí - Hermana Milmont

Natalia's baptism!

Nati and E. Filney

A little of my area


Fernando esta volando!

Hna. Gillum, Nati, Me, E. Christensen, Hno. Isasi, E. Lemo

No Hay Probelema - Alfi

Sunshine on our shoulders

Me and Hna. Gillum

Monday, October 3, 2011

¡General Conference!

Every 6 month in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, we have a world wide conference. During this conference, the Prophet of God and the Apostles all speak to the members of the church through satellite. Giving us the Guidance that we need in these precious moment of our lives. I love this amazing opportunity to hear the inspired people, give us this incredible council.

1st things 1st. During each conference, the construction of new temple´s is announced. As our prophet was speaking, preparing to announce the Temples that would begin constructions, I was praying in my seat, surrounded by the other six missionaries in our Zone. ¨Wyoming...Wyoming....Wyoming...Wyoming...Wyoming...

And then he said it, ¨Star Valley Wyoming¨ I lept from my seat, my notes went flying, the metal chair squeaked on the tile floor, and I did a good ol´ 1 2 in the air. Grinning, I look at the rest of my Zone, and its like I was from a different planet. Yes I could have behave with more propriety, but there was no containing the elation that I felt with those blessed words, I wanted to scream.

This will be the first, and not the last temple in my home state. Yes I am far away, but it doesn´t change the joy I feel for this marvelous work which is indeed moving forward, Nothing can stop the work of God.

I have more to tell you but my time is about up, so stay tuned for the update on the newest member of Gods team who was baptized last night, Nati. She is amazing!

I love you all, Choose the right, and be safe. ¡nos vemos!

Sonreí - Hna. Milmont