Monday, January 30, 2012

Touluin --- I can't spell it

Zone Conference in Ushuaia :)

Me and my Awesome comp. We just finished playing Futbol

Monday, January 23, 2012

Preparation and Prayer

Ok so I just started the book of Alma in the Book of Mormon, which is super exciting for me because it means I am getting into the missionary chapters of the Book of Mormon. This morning I was studying in Alma chapter two and I found some really cool applications.

to give you some background, the Nephites (ancient peoples who populated the Americas and followed the teachings of Christ) are living in peace and striving to do good in their lives. Then Amlici starts going around causing contention and all sorts of problems. He creates an army and conspires to take over leadership.

now the Nephites are smart and they see what is about to go down so in verses 12-13 it reads

¨12 Therefore the people of the Nephites were aware of the intent of the Amlicites, and therefore they did prepare to meet them; yea, they did arm themselves with swords, and with cimeters, and with bows, and with arrows, and with stones, and with slings, and with all manner of aweapons of war, of every kind.

13 And thus they were prepared to meet the Amlicites (people of Amlici) at the time of their coming. And there were appointed acaptains, and higher captains, and chief captains, according to their numbers.¨

so the important thing that I noted today (but invite you to find more) was their preparation, and like them we need to prepare for those things that we know will come in life, trials, temptations and so forth. We prepare by reading our scriptures, going to church, praying etc.

then in verse 17 the Amlicites come against the Nephites, but because they are prepared ¨the Lord did strengthen the hand of the Nephites, that they slew the Amlicites with great slaughter, that they began to flee before them.¨ Likewise as we are prepared the Lord will strengthen us. Our enemies, whatever they may be, will run away from us.... after all, we are on Gods team.

continuing in the chapter there are several more battles, and the Amlicites keep losing, you would think they would get the hint. As I thought about why God put all these battles in here, with the same people, so many times. Often our trials or temptations are the same. Once we struggle with one thing, we tend to continue struggling in that specific area. And many times that difficulty or weakness brings friends. The Amlicites joined with the Lamanites (more bad guys in this case) to try and defeat the Nephites again.

¨28 Nevertheless, the Nephites being astrengthened by the hand of the Lord, having prayed mightily to him that he would deliver them out of the hands of their enemies, therefore the Lord did hear their cries, and did strengthen them, and the Lamanites and the Amlicites did fall before them.¨

So I challenge each of you to prepare yourselves, and to
pray for Gods help in whatever it is you are fighting against right now. He will deliver you and strengthen you. And the trials may come again, but as we exercise our faith and cry unto the Lord we will ultimately win the prize.

¨ 30 And it came to pass that Alma, being a man of God, being exercised with much afaith, cried, saying: O Lord, have mercy and spare my life, that I may be an instrument in thy hands to save and preserve this people.

31 Now when Alma had said these words he contended again with Amlici; and he was strengthened, insomuch that he slew Amlici with the sword.

I love you all, now go slay Amlici!

smile - Hermana Milmont

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Vision

Yesterday we had Zone conference and we all went to Ushuaia. Its always grand to visit old stomping grounds. One of our Area Authorities, Elder Foster, and his wife are making a tour of the mission, and we were the first stop. I learned so much about the vision of missionary work. The Goal and Vision is that the missionaries help the members do missionary work. Right now, we are the missionaries, doing the work of the Lord, and the members help us as they are able. But the vision is that the members become the missionaries and the missionaries help the members do the work. Missionaries come and go, we aren´t always going to be around to help those we teach as we can now, eventually we go home. But the members, they are consistent. You have the ability to not only help people follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptised by one holding the priesthood authority of God, but to fortify that person's testimony as they grow in the Gospel, and as their conversion continues and they endure to the end. I invite each of you to pray to our Father in Heaven and ask whom among your friends and family has been prepared to receive the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. He will answer. And then start talking to them and have the missionaries help you to bring that person into the Fold of Christ. You are the most powerful missionary, God knows you by name, and he knows the name of those you will help. So Ask! You WILL receive, I testify of that truth.

I love the mission, I love the work, I love my companion, my area and my district. But more importantly, I love my Savior Jesus Christ, and will show that love as I work to find my brothers and sisters here in Argentina. I love you all. ¡Catch the Vision!

smile - Hna. Mimont

Monday, January 9, 2012

Me and my little man, Lucas

Poor Elder Gillette is now dead to us. He has served a great two year mission, learning and teaching a ton, and he's flying home tomorrow. ¡Hasta Ver!

Last day with this zone

Hna. Gutierrez and I bringing in the New Year sin alcohol (that's how they say non-alcoholic)

It's called Wind Fusion!

Me and Lucas take two

Monday, January 2, 2012


Well things are going well, I´m feeling good, have a lot of goals and plan to achieve them all. I love new beginnings and how we can start with a clean slate. I remember one of my favorite quotes from Ann of Green Gables ¨tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it¨ and that's what the new year is like as well. We have the opportunity to evaluate ourselves. Where we were, where we are, and where we want to go. I challenge each of you do the same, and specifically look at how you can strengthen your relationship with God, your father in Heaven. And Jesus Christ, your Savior and elder brother this new, mistake free year. I love you all. Sorry I can´t write more. Some days are just crunched for time:)

smile - Hna. Milmont