Monday, April 6, 2015

I DON'T HAVE TIME 03/30/2015

I don't know where all the time goes. Honestly. It's ridiculous. This week we FINALLY HAD INVESTIGATORS AT CHURCH IT WAS A MIRACLE! Three of our most awesome investigators went to church this week and are progressing quite nicely and now we are all felices and THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS I know that you have all been praying for me and my companion and it has really helped a LOT. I don't have very much else to say I am really sorry for not paying attention to the time I will do better next week I love you all GOOD BYE!!!!

Atte: Hermana Beaumont

P.S. Today has officially started my last transfer. I am freaking out. 6 WEEKS LEFT!!!! :O

1.) We got bored waiting for the Elders, so we decided to make faces.
2.) Our beloved Elder de la Vega got transferred, so this is our "Goodbye let's take a picture together" picture.

That's all for now.


So, I actually have time this week. IT'S A MIRACLE! 

Anyways, this week was rather interesting. Kind of. I had migraines all week, but they have finally ceased. (yay!) And we found a few interesting investigators. One of them was deported from the US (for what he has not said) and still has a long wait to go back. (He lived there legally for his whole life, until he did someting bad that we don't know what it was, and they kicked him out.) Strangely enough, he is one of the only investigators that understands perfectly the doctrine. Problem is that he SAID he would go to church on Sunday and he didn't go. :( But it's fine, we're going to look for him today to see what happened. He speaks a lot of Spanglish mixed with curse words, so that's fun. The other investigator actually isn't officially an investigator yet. We contacted him in the street and he showed up at church yesterday. It was pretty cool. Problem is that he is living here illegally, using papers that belong to a friend of his. He is from Honduras. I'm pretty sure he's not going to be able to progress, but we'll see what happens.
Not much else to say, so I will just send pictures.
1.) District Meeting! We're the only sisters. Again.
2.) Our Stake President is our next door neighbor! We ate with them and the Elders this day.
3.) Me, with Tijuana.
4.) I asked the Elders to take a picture of us, and this is what happened instead.

Okay, well, I hope you enjoy the pictures! And that you all have an awewsome week! LOVE YOU!

I DON'T HAVE TIME! 03/16/2015

Nothing super interesting happened this weeek. We're still trying to get into the swing of things, finding new investigators and working with the members. That's the hardest part, becaue we're the first sisters EVER in this ward, so EVERYONE wants to accompany us and it's absolutely overwhelming trying to organize ourselves. My companion is super organized, so it helps a LOT. This week we have plans to go with at least one member every day, so that's really helpful. (GO OUT WITH THE MISSIONARIES. THEY WILL LOVE YOU.)
I don't know if I ever told you guys, but my mission (Misión México Tijuana or MMTJ) has the goal of having one baptism every week per companionship. It might sound impossible, but it was given by revelation to our mission president, so it must be possible. My companiona and I have the goal of baptizing every week for the last 3 weeks of my mission, and the ward's baptism day is Tuesday, so that will be April 21st, 28th, and May 5th. What I ask for are your prayers so that we can successfully find people that are ready and willing to be baptized on those days, so that we can reach our goal. Don't think that I want to do it just to say that I did it. I am doing it because the Lord is hastening his Work. And if He wants us to baptize every week, so be it. We can only do it the lsat 3 weeks because our investigators have to go to church 5 times to be able to get baptized, or we would make the goal a lot more. SO... Pray for us please!
I don't have time now even for pictures so it's going to have to wait until next week! I LOVE YOU GUYS HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Turn and face the STRANGE ch-ch-CHANGES! 03/09/2015

So this week we received a rather interesting phone call that went something like this: "Pack your bags! You´re changing areas!" So, now we are no longer in El Dorado! We are opening an new area/white washing in Americas ward! Why both? Because we are replacing two elders that only had two weeks in this area and were opening it. So, basically, both at the same time. Fun, right? Also, we're the first sisters in the ward in over 10 years so everyone LOVES us. Haha Not only that, but we are in the same ward as our zone leaders and even though they are awesome and patient with us and help us with everything there is some pressure with having good numbers because they are the ones that put the example for the entire zone. SO, we have a LOT of work to do from now until the end of my mission (because it's pretty official; I'm going to "die" here.) But I'm really not complaining because it's great motivation.
Now, for some pictures!
1.) I ate at Carl's Jr for the first time in my life!
2.) We ate in the Elder´s sector this week and IT WAS TERRIBLE. Actually, the food was really good. It was the the walk there and back that was terrible. I don't know if, from the picture, yuo can understand the magnitude of difficulty it was to climb these hilss, but it was REALLY HARD. I felt like I was walking at a 95 degree angle!
3.) Me with the scenery. (The elders happened to be walking behind me.)
4.) "Fallen Houses". These are houses in our area that fell because of an earthquake. (We think.)
Now, for the spiritual thought of the week! (I was smart and prepared since this morning!)
"Therefore I say unto you, ctake no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than draiment?
  Behold the afowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the alilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin;
  And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.
  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, even so will he clothe you, if ye are not of little faith.
  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
  For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
  But aseek ye first the bkingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
In my personal study I found this scripture and, though well-known, I felt that I should share it with you guys. I really like this scripture because it reminds us that if we first seek the kingdom of heaven, we will be blessed. Jesus was trying to emphasize the importance of obedience to His word and when we obey the commandments we have the promise that we will have everything that we need, therefore let us not worry for what we will eat, what we will wear, nor how we will live. We have blessings promised us and we can only receive them if we are obedient.
·"I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise." D&C 82:10
"Who am I, saith the Lord, that have promised and have not fulfilled?" D&C 58:31
Okay, that is all for now! I LOVE YOU GUYS HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK!

*Sin Título* 03/02/2015

So, this week nothing really interesting has happened. I'm sick, but it's cool. I'm trying to get over it. (I already asked for a blessing that I am hoping will kick in any minute now.) And I have a few pictures to send.

So, I don't know if I've told you guys, but we now have new rules. We have to contact 12 people every day and knock 6 doors. Let me tell you, IT IS HARD. Doing it isn't, it's the finding people that are interested. I have found SO MANY Jehovah's Witnesses it's not even funny. Like, I think every other door that we knock is JW. I had never even SEEN a JW before my mission. (Hellooooo.... Bible belt.) And it's really hard because they try to contact us and change our lives and whatever and we're just like, "No, I already have the truth, thanks."

Okay, so I just ran out of time, so here are my pictures:
1.) We went to a member's house and they had this mug. I felt slightly uncomfortable. XD
2.) Me on a tiny home-made bridge.
3.) In the church bathroom, making faces. (#dontjudge)
4.) I got a package with a brown paper scarf. It's quite lovely.

Anyways, I have to go now. GOODBYE LOVE YOU!

♥Hermana Beaumont

I'm a... Pokemon trainer!? 02/23/2015

OKAY! So, due to the lack of time to write last week I have a LOT of things to talk about.

First of all, training is... Weird. My companion is awesome, don't get me wrong. It's just weird to be with a companion that knows nothing about how to be a missionary. (Only once have I had a companion with less time in the mish than me, and she still knew more than I did.) But I've adjusted. I know the lessons well enough, so we don't suffer. It's just hard having to think of EVERYTHING alone. I am forgetful, so sometimes we don't end up doing everything that we need to. But training is helping me get better at that. haha

Okay, I'm not sure what else to say right now and I only have 5 mintues left, so I am just going to send pictures. (Each one is worth a thousand words.)

1.) This is me and my pokemon... Wait. Maybe it's just pikachu with her name tag...
2.) Actually me with my companion, Hermana Garavito.
3.) Hermana Díaz bought an awesome mariachi sombrero before she left. This is me. (with my bigote.)
4.) Me with a wall I jumped. In a skirt. (We used the tire that you see there in the background.) It was terrifying.


I wanna be the very best... 02/16/2015

Hey everyone! I don't have time today to write or reply to everyone because GUESS WHAT!?  I'm training! That's right! Your little Cassie is growing up! Haha My companion's name is Hermana Garavito and she is from Chile! Curicó, Chile to be exact. She's pretty cool, but due to the very much time that we are spending with the other trainees and trainers, I will not be able to spend any more time than this to write to you. I am still in the same area, El Dorado and I will probably finish my mission here. 9 months in the same area. It's cool. I've accepted it.

Anyways, that's all for now. I will be writing more next week! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Hermana Beaumont :)

ONE. WEEK. LEFT. (In this transfer...) 02/09/2015

So... This week was rather uneventful, except for Saturday, when we had a run-in with a Mexican bible-basher. He has been trying to confuse greatly ---sorry, "help"--- a less-active member that we have been working with to reactivate. (He says that he likes to help Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses find the "correct path".) She didn't have her BoM, so we gave her one and he borrowed it from her to find something to condemn us and whatever, and then invited us to visit him, where he asked a bunch of questions that, at the time, we had never had to answer before. (Afterward when we got home, we found the answers, but you are sadly mistaken if you think we are going back there.) He read the entire beginning part of the book (he hadn't gotten to 1 Nephi yet) and only found one thing he didn't agree with. I would explain, but honestly it will take too long, but he came to the conclusion that the BoM is completely false and that if we believe in it then we obviously can't believe in the bible, and it's like throwing it on the ground. Somehow, we got to the point of the priesthood authority of God, and we asked him, "Who gave you authority?" We had already explained to him that the priesthood is given by the laying on of hands and everything, but he said, "God." So we asked, "How did you know it was given to you?" "I felt the spirit call me. Actually, I wouldn't call it authority, I would call it more of a... calling." So we were like, "Uh-huh..." And then I bore my testimony that I have been called by a prophet of God and I have been given the authority to preach by the laying on of hands by someone that has the Priesthood authority of God and that I know that the Church is true and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, then, very quickly, I told him that we had to go because we had an appointment. He didn't want to let us leave, but he told us, "I will be praying for you so that you can reach the truth" or whatever so I told him, "We will pray for you too." And we left almost running. We were trembling from who knows what, but it was horrible, my legs felt like jello, but we did the best we could. My companion told me afterward that she wanted to take the book away from him, but we couldn't. She told him,"If the book is false, then we'll just take it and go." And he said, "No, no, I'm going to keep reading it." It was a rather heated discussion.
On the contrary, we found that same day another couple of investigators that are awesome and that we feel are ready to accept the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Anyways, I don't have any more time, I hope you all have an awesome week! LOVE YOU!

♥Hermana Beaumont

P.S. Transfers this week... I'll let you know what happens on Monday!
P.P.S. Sorry, I couldn't take very many pictures this week! My camera died... :P I will be buying batteries soon.

..para qué nos quejamos? 02/02/2015

That's what our recent convert says when we ask him how he is... "Bien, para qué nos quejamos?"

I'm doing pretty well. It was a rather uneventful week. It rained, but we had paraquas. We found a few promising investigators. And we had interviews with our mission president. That was fun. I really do love my mission president. He's awesome. XD And we walked. A LOT. (looking for less-active members and whatnot)

I have run out of time, so I will just send a few pictures.

1.) In front of the church building where we have our district meeting.(we got there on time; everyone else arrived late.)
2.) On a relatively large pile of dirt, overlooking the city.
3.) Selfie!
4.) My sister took pictures with castles on her mish... I get my kicks taking pictures with "tijuana street". (and eating ahielito


♥Hermana Beaumont


HELLO EVERYONE! This week was AWESOME! Okay, first I want to start off telling you that my testimony of fasting has GROWN this week. My companion and I decided to fast this past Monday so that we could find new investigators and so that we could have investigators at church. Result: We found a family of 6 and 5 of those 6 WENT TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY! They liked it, but we're going to keep working with them so that they don't forget/lose those feelings. Also, I happened to find the secret to baptizing thousands. It is in Alma 26:22 and it says: 
Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good worksand prayeth continually without ceasing—unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, untsuch it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and itshall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance,even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance.
 It's pretty awesome. Ammon was talking about the different things that he and his brethren were able to do to baptize the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. It's a really good chapter.  I found it in my personal study. 
Also, this week we had a conference with the mission president and that was... interesting. He talked a lot about what to do in kidnapping situations and whatnot and it was kind of scary, but not really because I know that if we are obedient, Heavenly Father will protect us. But it's also good to know these things.
Something that the conference made me realize was that even though I haven't baptized as much as others and I haven't done a lot of things, I have progressed a lot andt I have been doing the very best that I can, considering the circumstances. I have nothing to be ashamed about and I am happy that I made the decision to come on a mission.

♥Hermana Beaumont

1.) This is what they call a "garrafón". This is how we drink clean water. A truck goes around and sells it for 13 pesos. And when we run out we exchange every bottle for a new one with water. (for 13 pesos). It's pretty cool, but kind of annoying. I miss drinking from the tap.
2.) This is The Glory of Tijuana
3.) Me with "La Gloria de Tijuana".

Feeling... Sad. 01/19/2015

So... We just had our third Sunday in a row without a single investigator. This is kind of horrible. I'm getting frustrated because we had 7 that had told us that they were going. One of them, we called about 20 minutes before Sacrament meeting and he told us that he was on his way. Either he was lying, or he got lost. We are hoping that it was the latter. Just... Pray for us. Please.

Now, I have written my own law. I call it "The Missionary Law". It's kind of like Murphy's law, but it's not. It's short and it goes like this: When a pair of missionaries has a great morning (meaning all of their appointments were there and received them), their afternoon is horrible. (meaning that no one is there and they get rejected a lot.)When a pair of missionaries has a terrible morning, they have an awesome afternoon. It is true. It has been proven. (By me and my companion.) IT IS LAW. Why? Because on Saturday, we had a HORRIBLE morning! Everyone kept rejecting us and we spent two hours walking around trying to find people to teach. And then we had a decent afternoon. We found an investigator that seems really ready to receive the gospel and had perfect questions and everything. But he was the one that may or may not have lied to us on Sunday. :P It WOULD have been better, but a couple of our investigators that we were visiting, sat us down and brought it to us gently: They will not be receiving us anymore. They are fine in their religions (one is catholic and the other is christian) and besides, nothing that the book of Mormon talks about agrees with normal christianism (apparently) and because they had never heard of Joseph Smith before obviously means that it must be a lie. And they prayed and got the answer that they were fine where they are and don't need to change. I cried. (Afterward. I wasn't going to show them my weakness.) We shared with them 2 Nephi 29:7-9 (I really wanted to read verse 6 but we both decided against it.) and I shared my testimony. Their sins will not fall over my head.

It was a hard week, but not every week can be sunshine and happiness.

I only have one picture and it is of the Tijuana temple at night. (It looks finished on the outside, but they say it won't be done until September. :P Sad day.)


How YOU doin'? 01/12/2015

I'm pretty great. I'm pretty used to mission life right about now. But I keep thinking about home. (It's not my fault! My companion is going home in 5 weeks and we're both a little bit trunky.) But the Work goes on.

#missionaryproblems We have a lot of investigators that we are teaching but NO ONE wants to go to church! Two weeks in a row without even a SINGLE investigator! This is horrible!  #thestruggleisreal #imisshashtags

Anyways, I am running out of time, so I will just send pictures. (I'm sorry for the lack of awesome, spiritual stories... I can't remember them all under pressure. pressin down on me, pressin down on you, no man asked for...)

1.) IT SNOWED IN MEXICO. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!? (It's just on the mountain/hill but it's still pretty amazing. Everyone was freaking out. And now you know THAT IT IS COLD HERE.)
2.) This is what they call, "Rosca de Reyes". It's a Catholic tradition and if you get the "muñeco" you have to make and bring tamales on February 2nd. I almost got it. *sigh of relief*
3.) My companion. It rained yesterday.
4.) Me. Cold and wet.

Anyways, I will try really hard to send some spiritual stuff in the next e-mail. I LOVE YOU ALL Y QUE TENGAN UNA MARAVILLOSA SEMANA