Monday, November 24, 2014


This week has been such an adventure! Sorry friends I do not have a lot of time....
Our Dinner Calendar :)

First of all we went on back to back to exchanges with the sisters and hermanas in Payson :) so fun! I went with Hermana Magaña, my former stl haha so it was kinda funny, and Sister Tripp :) it was really fun! They are awesome sisters and it was fun to serve with them for a day :)
On Monday we played Minute to Win It in our Spanish ward's fhe :) It was the best! we related it to the scriptures and it was a blast! :)
Sadly this week I got food poisoning....WORST THING EVER lol I have never had it this bad. But I thankfully received a priesthood blessing and it was the best because I felt so much better quickly :)

Our area has just started BOOMING and I really mean BOOMING lol last week we taught 4 lessons and this week we have taught 15!!!!! and we have found 7 new investigators!!!!! And I have to say that the Lord has blessed us a ton. I am so grateful for that :) I know that it is because we are working really hard and striving to be exactly obedient :) I know that the Lord really loves to bless us and we just need to do our part and He will rain down blessings on us all the time! :)
Huge Sandwich!!

Now a really neat that happened just yesterday was that our LA came to church with his family!!!!!!!!! :) The mom and the boys fasted with us for their dad to come to church. He hasn't been in 6 months. and yesterday HE CAME!!! It was such a blessing to see how fast our Heavenly Father blesses us when we fast!!! It is AWESOME :) :) #blessings #fastingreallyworks #Iknowthathashtagsdon'tworkonemailbutIstilllovedoingit #haha

I love you all! Have a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving :) Have fun and don't get too hurt playing in the Turkey bowl :) 

Love, Hermana Derges :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rely on the Savior to Strengthen Us

Hey everyone! this week Hermana Willis and I start exchanges! It is going to be crazy but fun! eek! We have two back to back on Tuesday and Wednesday! Wow. it will be a learning experience for sure :)
ALSO IT SNOWED!! FIRST SNOW OF THE YEAR :) I was so so happy!!!! I hear that there is a lot of snow out in the midwest too. That has got to be cold lol sorry guys...
Pavlova! From New Zealand :)

We got to help a couple sisters this week, which really made me happy. One sister is having homesick problems so we got to do something fun for her birthday :) and we also got to help other sisters movie :) It was really nice to serve them!
Do you want to build a snowman?

Hermana Willis is AMAZING! Seriously we get along so so well! I love her so much :) We just laugh all the time and we both want to work really hard and be exactly obedient! I love it!!!
We had transfers on Wednesday as you all know, I had to say goodbye to 5 companions. FIVE!! I was sooooooo sad! I luckily got to go to the testimony meeting and perform with other sisters and elders in a musical number :) I got to sing a duet with my old compy Hermana Abellan who now is home in Spain. BUT I heard she is coming back to Utah! So she will be at my final testimony meeting. I am so pumped!!! The rest of my old comps are all safe and happy at home. I miss them but I know they served their little hearts out so I just love them and wish them the best! :)
Our Trio is back together!!!

This week is such a blurrrrrr but it was great :) Our area is so pretty. I love it here.
I know that this gospel is true and that everything works out when we rely on the Lord. I know that He loves me and that He cares about us in our circumstances. We can always overcome our trials only through Him. If we try to do it on our own, it is impossible. It really is. But with Him, we can do it and become better. Either 12:27. Amazing scripture on this truth. He can turn our weaknesses into strengths. He has certainly done that for me :)
I love you all! Stay warm and safe!
Hermana Derges :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Walk with the Savior

So haha. We got transfer calls today and so I have a lot of news. 

Preguntas del Alma Ward FHE :)

My lovely companion is leaving and she will find out where she is going on Wednesday. 
HOWEVER, my area is getting dissolved into the Spanish Fork West area and I will be serving as Sister Training Leader in Spanish Fork. Oh. my. goodness. lol. I am excited and really really nervous. My new companion is Hermana Willis! :) She and I have never been STL's before so this will be an adventure lol. Wish us luck! :)

So other than the crazy news I received this morning, haha. this week was great! :) 

-IT IS NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!! lol at least wait til after Thanksgiving lol

I went to the "My Plan" meeting this Tuesday and it was really neat :) Our mission is part of two missions (with Ogden) who are piloting this plan. It is a 6 week training on planning for after the mission. So each week I will have to complete an experience to plan for my life, after the President was so funny, he said, Now, I don't want any of you to say that you haven't thought about home because I know that you have. haha. You don't have to feel guilty but I already know that you are doing it. lol. So this plan is in place so that we don't have to worry about home and what in the world we are doing after the mission because we will be planning for it each morning so our mind will be on the work :) So I will let you know how is goes!

-A box I made for the Preguntas del Alma cards :) 

This week I have to say bye to 5 of my companions this week. SO SAD!!!! But happy day because I get to participate in the final testimony meeting this week! :) I am so excited!!!

Thank you for your prayers for President's son. He is doing a LOT better :) 

We had ZTM this past week and it was wonderful :) We had a scripture study on Enoch and what kind of missionary he was. Seriously this is my new favorite story in the scriptures :) There is a scripture that I love. 

-Empanadas! de Argentina :)

Moses 6:34. Behold my Spirit is upon you, wherefore all thy words will I justify; and the mountains shall flee before you, and the rivers shall turn from their course; and thou shalt abide in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me.

That last line is so amazing to me :) We had a moment in ZTM where we all personally imagined us walking with the Savior and what we would talk about and what we would do. It was very special to me. I highly recommend you all trying it. It was a very spiritual experience.

Walk with the Savior

I know that as we recognize that the Savior is with us and walking with us all the time we can feel more peace and happiness. I know that the Savior's love for us is real. That He has a deep love and concern for us and what we are going through. I know that Alma 7:11-13 is true. That He died for us and He went through every pain, sickness, and sorrow that we will go through. I love my Savior. I know that He lives. And He is always there for each and every one of us :)

I love you all! Have a wonderful week! :)

-Calaveras de azucar :)

Love, Hermana Derges :)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Let the Holy Spirit Guide

How is everyone? How was HALLOWEEN?? Did you all dress up? I sure did! Wanna guess who I was?? lol a missionary! But seriously we went to a couple ward parties and they thought we were dressing up haha. That is EXACTLY why we are on lockdown on Halloween! lol Which was fun btw :) We watched NARNIA! I love that movie! I love how it relates to the gospel so very much :) It was the first time for my comp so I was happy for her :D We dressed up as dorks :) It was fun
So at one of the parties we met an awesome family that we are hopefully going to teach soon!!! They are the Vega family :) I am very excited because we haven't had much luck lately. so we have high hopes! :)
We taught our new investigators this week and found out that they are not very open to the idea of Joseph Smith...but we are going to be teaching the Book of Mormon this week, so hopefully they will start reading and feel the Spirit from what they read :)
We had a really fun FHE with the Lopez family. Everyone participated! It was great! We played this flour tower game where you put a piece of candy on top of a tower of flour (like a sandcastle) and you have to cut a slice with a knife and not make the candy fall, or else you have to get the candy with your mouth! Haha! It was so funny :) I was doing well until the very end and it fell and I was covered in flour!!! We related this to Helaman 5:12 on how Christ needs to be our foundation. Then we talked about the ways we could make our foundation stronger :) It was really good and everyone gave their input on how to improve :)
Last thing! We heard a lovely story from our dinner on Saturday. The mom was with her 3 yr old boy and she was having a bad day and accidentally said a bad word. And later her little boy said it back. She said, "don't say that" and he asked "why?". She replied and said that "Do you remember what the Spirit is?" he said "yes". She then said, "If you say it, you will lose the Spirit" He then said "oooh then I will not say it!" I LOVE this story! She felt so bad for saying the word, but I thought it was so neat how she taught about how he would lose the spirit if he said that word. Instead of saying that you will get in trouble or you will have to sit in time out, she simply reminded him of something she had already taught him, The Spirit. and how important it is to always have it with us. She helped him connect saying something naughtly or doing something wrong with losing the Spirit of the Lord. That was a great lesson and example to me. I know how important it is to have the Spirit and to help others learn that we need to strive to always have it with us. It is so powerful and it can go away so fast when we are not worthy to have it with us. Please always strive to have the Spirit with you by doing the right thing and learning to be humble enough to recognize that you did something wrong and change to never do it again. I know that we will be blessed as we do so because we will be filled with joyful feelings of light and peace :)
I love you all! I hope you have a wonderful day! LOVE YOU!!!!
Love, Hermana Derges :)