Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Week 24

Well not much to say this week, the past few days have been a blur to be honest. Hermana Galeano and I had a baptism together of Noel. Rosvelt got to baptize him. He is so great!

The news of this week is I am now in Olimpo (Maipu) with Hermana Grover who is from Gilbert! She graduated the same year as me from Highland and is so cute! We both have less than 6 months in the mission but we are going to work super hard together and have miracles together. 

I am heart broken to leave Parque O Higgins.. I have really been struggling with the thought of not seeing my investigators and converts more. But God has a plan for each of us. A quote that gets me through everything is, 'I don't know what my future holds, but I do know who holds my future.' So although there are many things I am unsure of and although I am terrified....I know God is aware of each of us and He holds my future. I am so grateful to be here. I love this gospel and I love my Savior Jesus Christ. Please pray for me and my companion this week. I love you all so very much! 
Three gringas take the city!

Noel's baptism. 

Going away party for Hermana Galeano!

 Yo soy Nacho Libre!

We ordered pizza for our last night together. 

Hermana Galeano and Hermana Grover
My new companion! Hermana Grover

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Week 23

'For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospels, the same shall find it.' Mark 8:35 and D&C 103:27

I have got to be perfectly honest with you guys. When I first started my mission, I feel like I lost myself. I lost my friends and family. I lost my regular clothes and blonde hair and social media. I lost my sense of humor because I didn't know how to tell jokes in Spanish (I still don't..haha) I really felt like I didn't know who I was for a little bit. But like this scripture says, whoever loses themselves for the gospels sake, will find themselves. I can honestly say that I have found myself on the mission. In 6 short months I have learned more about myself than EVER before. I have learned what I want from life and what I need to do to get it. I have learned the importance of putting God first and watching everything else fall into place. One of my good pals Brad Paisley said, 'Sometimes when you lose yourself its really just as well. Because you find yourself, that's how you find yourself.' 
I promise that when we sacrifice ourselves and our time, we will be more blessed than we can imagine. I am sooo blessed. And all of you are so blessed. I think you would all be blown away to know how many people here dream of living in the U.S. All of my friends from Haiti are working extremely hard right now to one day live in the U.S. I cant begin to describe the love I have for the people here. I have the slightest taste of how God feels for each of us by serving His children here in Chile.
This week was great as Roosvelt was baptized. The first Haitian baptized in our ward. He kept saying to me, 'This is the best day of my life. I am so happy!'
I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here in Santiago Chile and for every person I have gotten to know. I have a firm testimony that God knows each of us and has a plan for each of us. 
I love you and pray for each of you daily.
Let us all press on in the work of the Lord!
Heart Hermana Beardall
My House!
Roosvelt's Baptism (Baptem in Creol)
Roosvelt in his new church clothes
 The best day ever. Papa Johns with Prez
Fiesta after the baptism
Roosvelt and Markenzy with their 50 pamphlets and Livro de Mormon 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Week 22

I am overwhelmed with gratitude this week! I am so grateful for my sector and all the people that I have gotten to know here. There will always be a part of my heart in Parque O Higgins. We have so many people in our sector from Haiti right now and we are teaching a lot of them. My companion and I are currently learning French.. Oui, Oui!  haha And I really am just loving life. This week we had the coolest experience with an investigator, Soel, from Haiti. He said he had a dream the other night that he was walking down the street. On one side of the street were people partying, women, and money. On the other side was my companion and I. He said we were super bright and looked so happy. At that moment he knew he needed to keep listening to us. He has a date to be baptized this Saturday and I pray all goes well.  I am convinced now more than ever that God has a plan for all of His children and the only way I would have gotten to know Soel and all of his friends was for me to serve a mission and for all of them to work in Santiago. My life has forever been changed because of them. The other day Donald said to me, Beardall..... us Haitians are like coffee and you are like the milk. We are opposites but we go well together. hahaha I love them. Please, please pray for me, the other missionaries in the world, AND for opportunities to be missionaries yourselves. We've got work to do. Okay, that is all for the week, love you!

Hermana Heeb de Argentina
Hermana Grover de Gilbert-DIVISIONS errrry day!

Cool Building

I found a cactus. Feels like home. 

Package from Teresa Marquardt. Tell her THANK YOU!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Week 21

Best week ever! I got to talk to you guys and I had a baptism. I am sooo blessed. This week I focused A TON in strengthening my testimony of Joseph Smith. I have always believed he was a prophet but I really wanted TO KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that he was a prophet of God. This week I watched the Restoration in French with my investigators de Haiti and although I didn't understand much, I felt the Spirit so strongly. I read a ton in Joseph Smith History, and I prayed my heart out. I can honestly say that I know Joseph Smith was a prophet and restored this gospel to the earth. I know he wouldn't have suffered all that he did for a church that isn't true and I can promise you I sure wouldn't have sacrificed all that I have to serve a mission for a church that isn't true. I am so grateful for him and all he did. This week Norma was baptized! My goal is to go through the temple with them in a year and see them be sealed as a family. They are seriously so amazing. I LOVE YOU GUYS! Take care.
Hermana Beardall
Haitian Investigators attending church

They asked me to take off my hat for the picture and I confessed I had it on because I had a huge zit. They all died laughing. Ha Ha! Honesty is the best policy, right? 

Norma's Baptism

How I feel after a baptism!
Skyping home! 
 Sushi in the city for P-day!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 20

Another week has come and gone, crazy! This week I was with a lot of different companions because my companion is a leader and had to help other Hermanas. You would not believe the things that happened this week. To sum it up...
A pigeon pooped on me during a contact. But its okay because they let us in to wipe the poo off my face and we ended up talking to them for quite awhile and they are super great. 
I taught a group of Jehovah Witnesses and when I began to pray they began chanting things and I didn't know what to do. But they are God's children and are free to worship in any way they want. It was just a little bizarre for me. haha
I was offered marijuana.
We were chased by a pack of dogs for quite awhile.
We ate some bad meat on Saturday and spent all day Sunday in the bathroom.
But don't worry because we also had so many miracles too. Our goal this month is to have 5 baptisms. I know this is a ton but we have a ton of faith and are determined to work harder than ever. I know what is important to us is important to God and He will help us if we have faith and do our part. I love this gospel. I love the Book of Mormon. I know it is written in every language and is in every country because it is for every person. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be here. I love you all!