Monday, April 30, 2012

Simple Power

So this past weekend I had a unique experience.  I had the opportunity to be a Visitor Center Missionary.  Talk about a different world.  One of the couple missionaries has a tour where they imitate the tour of the LDS visitor center in salt lake.  If you have never been I would recommend it.  But yours truly was called up and asked to participate in giving tours.  it was really fun, I´m not such a fan of standing so much, I would much rather walk.  But all the smiling was definitely in my area of expertise.  You know me and how I love to smile.  It made me think a great deal about the Gospel and how it inspires happiness.  I feel that the light in a persons eyes is directly connected to their spiritual well being and or state.  The spirit speaks through each of us.  But the message is communicated more strongly as we smile.  I feel like when we smile at someone it is really a message from our Father in Heaven, telling them that He loves them.  What a great and yet simple gift we can give to those around us.  I am more happy than I have ever been in my life.  Would you like to know why?  Because I have the opportunity to share that love with so many people every day.  But guess what, I have some great news.... you can do it too!  Yes I am a missionary so its my life for 24 hours a day 7 days a week 18 months a year (math, who needs it:) But YOUR smile is powerful, USE IT!  I wish I could explain the dramatic change that I see in a persons face when I walk by smile and say ¨hola que tal¨ its like the world is lifted off of their shoulders.  But you have to see it for yourself.  So now for the challenge.  Will you smile at everyone you see today?  Will you do it?  or in castellano ¿lo harĂ¡? Good.  I promise that you will see a difference in those people and in your own life.  I love you all and I pray that today has been full of happiness.  If not, do something about it.....

smile - Hna. Milmont

Monday, April 23, 2012


What I know: - God answers prayers.
- Action reaps results.
- Love motivates.
- Its key to know what people feel, hear, and understand. Generally its not what you said.
- Satan is a great liar.
- I am responsible for my actions and my feelings.
- We don´t have much time.
- Its easy to start talking (everyone loves to talk).
- Sacrifice brings forth the Blessings of Heaven.
- The Scriptures have all the answers we need.
- Christ is My Savior and Head of this church.
- He guides us through a living Prophet
- The family is under attack.

I love you!
smile - Hna. Milmont

Monday, April 16, 2012

¿Pedro, me amas?

The question of a life time. Christ asks each of us more than we realize, ¨do you love me?¨ He asked Peter three times, and Peter answered, yes Lord, you know that I love thee. I pray you have developed a love for our Savior, He loves you so much. And how can we show our love? ¨feed my sheep, feed my lambs.¨ Why did Christ ask repeatedly? Because we forget. We get caught up in the day to day responsibilities and our spiritual opportunities go undone and pushed until tomorrow. Its an effective trap, ¨I´ll do it tomorrow¨ Recently I have found that the quickest way to get myself back on track is to ask that question as though Jesus was here with me. Asking ¨Hannah, do you love me?¨ There are sheep to be loved. I love each of you, and I know that God loves you. our Savior lives. He asks us to keep his commandments, to love one another and feed His sheep.

smile - hna. Milmont

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Monday, April 9, 2012


This past week I had a unique opportunity. We went to capital for an appointment con el Medico. I got to wait in the lobby area with all the other companions of those being doctored. But it was a Tuesday. That's when all those who have finished their missions head home. And there were 8 missionaries waiting there for their convi (large passenger van...) I asked them if they had any advise for me. And one elder asked me an inspired question ¨what do you struggle with the most?¨
I generally wouldn´t admit this to all of you, but I had been struggling for a while. It seems that my missionary talents are exclusively in helping members who stopped coming for whatever reason, return. God loves each of His children so much, including those who´ve gone astray, He wants everyone home. But as missionaries we are called to invite people to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored Gospel through Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End. I think there comes a time in... almost every missionary's life where they aren´t baptising. There is no other way home to our Father in Heaven. Each of us have to take these steps. This is Christ Gospel. We´re a family, and God wants you to come home. He wants me to come home. We´re His kids. That's why the Gospel was restored. We´re running our of time.
Back to the story, another Elder then reminded me of a story in the Book of Mormon. In the story we are shown how it is so much easier to maintain a city than to take it back once its been captures. If the city is us and our testimony our salvation, then its easier if we can keep the faith then to fall and come back later. God works through me to retake cities.
I have been praying so hard and so much that I´m sure if God could be weary of me He would. But I lacked the faith. The 1st elder then gave me a scripture to study in Doctrine and Covenants 112:10 Be thou ahumble; and the Lord thy God shall blead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers. I know that God is leading me. He´s holding my hand and giving me strength. God answers our prayers. I know this because I had been praying for help. The experience I had with those missionaries getting ready to leave Argentina for perhaps that last time was the answer God sent me. I challenge you to be humble enough to realize that He is listening to you. Sometime we feel like God answers everyone's prayers but ours, like we're second class citizens. Its not like that. Each soul is precious. I love you all. But that doesn´t really matter. God loves you. He wants you to know that. Use a little Faith, Pray and ask Him ¨Father do you Love me?¨ you will feel it.

Smile - Hna Milmont

Monday, April 2, 2012

Zona Norte

Feliz Cumple - Gracias Hna. Salva!

Hna. Alvey y yo

How close I am to my Father in Heaven depends on how sincerely I pray.

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Teach Your Children Well

No I´m not quoting Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. But the principle remains the same. This past weekend was the 182nd Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. We had the blessing and opportunity to listen the the counsel of God through the leaders of His church here on the earth.

What I learned: in all reality I learned a ton, but I felt that the theme was focused very much on the family and our personal relationship with God as His children. Growing up I was blessed with parents who understood the importance of teaching us correct principles and letting us then use our judgment to make a decision. At times our decisions weren´t so wise, but we Learned. And we know how to rely on God, and consult with Him. I developed a relationship with my Father in Heaven because my earthly parents were willing to let me grow. Thanks Yaya and Papa Bear for your counsel, guidance, and willingness to let me try my wings out. I fell... a lot, but as I fell I learned to open my wings and fly because you taught me the principles of faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Spirit and enduring to the end.

I have the link for one of my favorite talks from conference. I invite you to watch it, and use the council as you interact with your own families. I love you all

smile - Hna Milmont