Saturday, January 10, 2015

TRANSFERS 01/05/15

..... We stayed the same. And that means that I will be saying goodbye to my companion because this is her last transfer. It also means 6 MONTHS IN THE SAME AREA. But it's cool. "I will survive".

In other news, tomorrow is my "cumple-mes" and I am turning 14 months old as a missionary. I officially count myself as one of the "old fogies" of the mish.

Also, I did not get sick from the slightly pink turkey, so it must have been okay.

The baptism will not me happening because the investigators were not keeping their commitments and as a result do not feel ready and therefore cannot be baptized. I will keep you posted on that one.

I have a few pictures to send so I will do that now while I am thinking of what else to say:
1.) My companion had never tasted a roasted marshmallow. "I can fix that." (we did it with the gas stove)
2.) Pikachu likes to wear my tag. He's a missionary too.
3.) DISTRITO MATAMOROS. (My district.)
4.) Me with our Zone Leaders. They're awesome. (And the one directly to my right goes home today. It's a sad day.)

Note to everyone: When the missionaries ask you if you know someone that can benefit from the message of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, SAY YES and give them they're address. There is no, "No, they won't like it" "they're not ready" "they're baptist/catholic/methodist/presbyterian/blah blah etc and won't want to listen" Just do it. If a name comes to your mind, it's PROBABLY because they're ready and the Spirit is indicating that it's their time. "Let the Holy Spirit Guide..."

You can probably tell we're having a lot of trouble with receiving referrals this week. (Not a single one in THREE WEEKS. THAT'S A LOT OF WEEKS.) If you love me, or, better, if you LOVE THE LORD, tell the missionaries about your friends! (If they're a member of another church... it's because they haven't found the truth yet!) It is my invitation to all of you to pray to know with whom you should share the gospel. He will answer, you will see. 

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
♥Hermana Beaumont

... And a happy New Year! 12/29/14

I DON´T HAVE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

So I will just have to send the pictures!
1.) Our recent convert invited us to eat with him and we ate... TURKEY!!!!! It was good, but a little pink... It scared me slightly.
2.) Then, we went and ate with a family in our ward. Also turkey. Also delicious.
3.) Our first family picture since November 2013.
4.) Exchanges again with Hermana Torres! Her las ones, I think because she´s going home NEXT WEEK! :O

That is all! We are going to have a baptism this coming week, but I may or may not be here to witness it because we will be having TRANSFERS!!!!!!!!! You will all find out next week what happens on the next episode of: HERMANA in TIJUANA.

LOVE YOU!!!!!!

FELIZ NAVIDAD (For real this time) 12/22/14

Okay, so a lot of things happened this week and I can tell you through pictures! (They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so this e-mail should be worth... 4000 words)

1.) I'm secretly a reindeer. (Not really.)
2.) We ate in the Elders' area and it had rained. IT WAS REALLY MUDDY.
4.) Our Stake President took us to Ihop for baptizing in November. This is me with my companion.


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1.) My delicious meal in Ihop.
2.) We had our "Cena Navideña"with the mission president. This is me and my companion.
3.) Me and my companion with Hermana Torres in a giant snowman suit.
4.) The two zones with our mission president.

Sorry, I messed up. That was just our zone. haha
2.) Selfie with a bride and groom.
3.) Selfie with the temple.
4.) With Presidente Garcia and his wife.


That is all! I love you all and hope that you have an AMAZING Christmas!

♥Hermana Beaumont

FELIZ NAVIDAD! (almost) 12/15/14

HELLO EVERYONE! I forgot to mention, I officially have 13 months as a missionary! WHAT? Where does the time go?!

Anyways, we finished up the concerts for Christmas 2014 and they went AWESOME. They recorded it, so when they send me the link, I will be sure to send it to you guys.

Our investigator is getting baptized THIS WEEK! I am super excited because I have been working really hard with him. (He calls me "la americana que siempre me está regañando" because he's rebelious. But he says it in a joking way.) He went to the concert and everything and has officially gone to church 7 times! He is more active than some members! I am really excited! It's going to be a really special baptism!

I'm sorry I don't have much else to say... I haven't been writing in my journal because I already filled it and I am waiting to get another one. *sigh* anyways... PICTURES!

Or, rather, PICTURE! (There's only one. Sorry.) It's of the choir, the guy who announced us (the Mexican all the way to the right), and our wonderful mission president and his wife! Haha I really love this group of missionaries. They're awesome. Two of them are going home today. They've finished their missions. (The shortest white guy and the second tallest white guy.) It was a really sad goodbye.

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful week! LOVE YOU!

♥Hermana Beaumont

Concierto Navideño 12/08/14

HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! How are you? I am fantastic! (mas o menos)
So, this week we started the CHRISTMAS CONCERTS! I am in a group of 7 missionaries that form the mission choir for Christmas 2014. We are going to be performing in a total of 5 concerts (2 already done) in select areas of the mission! We already went to Mexicali and Otay and we will be performing in Rosarito (WOOHOO!) and two more church buildings in Tijuana. ´TWILL BE AWESOME.
So, when we went out to eat this weekend before the concert in Otay, we decided to take pictures with Santa and to pay him for his posing, El Presidente decided that we would sing him a song and chose our rendition of "Carol of the Bells". The problem was, we were singing it in SPANISH and I didn´t have all of the words memorized, so the entire time I was singing na nanana na nanana na nanana and I´m the only one that sings the soprano part so it was really funny and weird sounding. A few people in the restaurant recorded it so if you see me on youtube, that´s why.
Also, we have an investigator that is progressing super well and will be getting baptized this week or the next. (We will be seeing him today, so we will find out.) We had assigned for him to read 2 Nephi 9 with the question, "What does Jesus Christ expect of me?" And he wrote an entire pagelong answer! It was awesome. :D He puts on a face of pride and incredulity, but I know that he really is growing his testimony because he has gone to church 6 times, reads his BoM and prays every day. If you do all of that, there is NO WAY your testimony won´t grow! I´m really excited, actually. It will be awesome.

Anyways, those are the two most exciting things from this week. So I will just send pictures now.
1.) With Santa
2.) In the car: Selfie with the sisters
3.) In the car: THE ELDERS. (One is missing. He was sitting in front.)

That is all! LES QUIERO!

♥Hermana Beaumont

WOOHOO!!!!!! 12/01/14

We has a special conference this week with all of the missionaries in Tijuana and I saw Hermana Maldonado! 'Twas awesome. 
What else happened this week? Not much. I will just send pictures to tell my story.

1.) This is a hill that we pass every time I have to go to centro to practice for the christmas concert. It speaks the truth.
2.) For Thanksgiving a bunch of rich Utahns came to build houses for the people here and invited us for dinner. We ate quesadillas and rice and meat. I have yet to eat turkey. This picture is of all of the sisters in my zone while we were there. haha
3.) HERMANA MALDONADO!!!!!!!!!!! This is her last transfer! Then, she's going home!
4.) Me with a bunch of random sisters in Tijuana. XD

Now, everyone go to and #SHARETHEGIFT. DO IT.


    Misión México Tijuana


WE HAD TRANSFERS AND I AM.... Still in El Dorado! And Hermana Rockwood went to.... SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO! In my old ward!!!!!! I was so excited for her, I sent cards for some of the members there and stuff and I'm so excited she'll be riding my bike and it will be awesome. Poor girl though... It's really really cold there now. XD Oh well.

My new companions... HERMANA DIAZ! She is from Chile. :D She seems really nice. I think we will get along well. :D I am senior companion this transfer, so we will see how that goes.

This week has been good. We are still working with the same investigators and trying to find new ones. This week was November 20th... EL DIA DE LA REVOLUCION MEXICANA!!!!!! So, while there were people selling cool mexican things in the street, I, as a poor missionary, bought... A MUSTACHE! It's pretty awesome. XD I love it. The only thing is that it smells funny. :P

I don't have a lot of time, so I will send the pictures that I have:
1.) Random secret alley that we found. It was an adventure. But it only lead to another "privada".
3.) Mustache twins!
4.) Our last picture together. :(
5.) Me and my new companion!
6.) My chocolate was flirting with me. (It's a chocolate called "Carlos V". It's a Nestle product.)


I forgot to take pictures this week... 11/17/14

I am really sorry.

This week has been one of the hardest weeks of my mission. Why? REJECTION. I have been rejected more times in this past week than I had been in my entire mission. And we were working harder than ever! We were contacting, had appointments, asking for referrals... NOTHING. It wasn't until Saturday and Sunday that we had new investigators. But it's cool. Maybe all of our efforts will have fruits in this coming week. Speaking of the coming week...
TRANSFERS!!!! We will find out on Saturday where my companion will be going and who I will be receiving as my companion! (Let's face it, my companion has been here for almost 6 months. It's time for her to go.) So, we shall see what happens.

Qué mas?... Oh, our converts didn't go to church this Sunday. They woke up late. I was sad because Edgar was supposed to receive the Priesthood and now it has to wait until next week. (And now my companion won't get to be there when he passes the sacrament for the first time.)

On another note, we are teaching a really difficult investigator. His name is Gustavo. He's not difficult for keeping his commitments. He's already gone to church 3 times and has read his BoM up to Mosiah. What is difficult is that he barely believes in God and he doesn't believe in the bible. Like, for him, he knows that some great creator exists, but he has a hard time calling him God and he doesn't believe that he is a loving Heavenly Father. He doesn't want to pray because it makes him uncomfortable. We have already read with him Alma 18 and 22 and left the commitment to pray sincerely, but he has a hard time. We are going to visit him today and verify, but I really hope he has done it. Also, we are going to teach him the WoW because he has the question about why we can't drink coffee. He claims that it's good for you because he's drunken it all of his life and has literally never had to go to the doctor, never taken a pill, and never gotten an injection. We have a lot of work ahead of us. If you could just, like, pray for us. That would be great. Thanks.

Anyways, I'm not sure what else to tell you... I hope you are all well! Que tengan una bonita semana!
♥Hermana Beaumont

P.S. I feel bad because I always want to put a spiritual thought, but I either don't have time or I can't think of anything... I will try to get better at that.