Friday, January 27, 2017

Week 58

"Will ye also go away?" 
"To whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life."

This week was extremely difficult for me.. It got to a point Wednesday when I didn't want to try anymore. I was feeling like God wasn't listening to my prayers and I felt alone in my trials. When we got home in the night I decided to read a few talks in the Liahona and there was one that really hit me. " To Whom Shall We Go" by Elder Ballard.
He asks where will we go to find a living prophet, the promise of eternal families, an organization that helps lift those who are struggling, true peace and happiness, etc.. and it really made me start to think what I have in my life thanks to this gospel. Really everything I have is thanks to this gospel and so I realized its not much to give up 18 months in preaching it with others. I hope each and everyone of you can remember the words of Christ and Peter in times of difficulty. "Will ye also go away?" " To whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life"

On another note.. I got to go to San Antonio this week and be with my two daughters! I had such a blast and was overwhelmed with gratitude that I got to train these two Hermana's who have helped me wayyyy more than I have helped them. 

I hope you all know how much I love you and how much I love my Savior. I wouldn't be out here doing what I am doing if I didn't know that this church is true with all my heart. I hope you all have a good week and share your testimony with someone you know.

Hermana Alexandra Beardall 
Hermana Llanera and Hermana Bedoya


San Antonio

The ocean!!! 

Week 57

Week 3 with Hermana Llanera has officially come to an end and I am freaking out. I don't want my time to end with her! She is so dang cute and I am learning so much from her. Even a little of her language Tagalog. 

This week was nuts. I have been throwing up like crazy and it has made me so grateful for my health. I think sometimes we have to get sick to be grateful for when we are not and sometimes have to pass through a lot of trials to be grateful for the blessings in our lives. I am so incredibly blessed and am so grateful for my Father in Heaven and the life He has given me.
On another note, because I was in the house so much this week sick I had a lot a lot a lot of time to think. I have been thinking a lot of my mission and how blessed I have been with my companions, the converts I have had the opportunity to teach and learn from, and my wards. I have not had a single bad or hard companion, the converts have taught me more than I have taught them, and my wards have treated me like their own daughter. I cant imagine my life without the mission. I found my new favorite scripture this week in Doctrine and Covenants 15:6 which says...
"I say unto you that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with THEM in the kingdom of my Father." 
I hope I can rest with those I have had the opportunity to share the gospel with in the heavens one day. I love this gospel more than I can say and am so grateful for the life God has given me.
Hermana Beardall
Pamela and her family

Hermana Grover

Monday, January 9, 2017

Week 56

'My [daughter], peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment, And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.' Doctrine & Covenants 121: 7-8

Every time that the mission has become somewhat easy or comfortable for me, God has given me a trial that has made me turn to His Son and His atoning sacrifice for me. This week was a great example of that for me. I struggled this week as my companion was extremely discouraged and I didn't know how to help her. I prayed for her so so much and got to see a glimpse of what God feels for her, really all of us. He loves us so dang much.
I know that life is hard family and friends. I know many of you are passing through times that you wish you weren't and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you don't try to do it alone. I hope we will be more believing and trusting and I know He will bless us. 
My time is running out so quickly in Chile and I cant believe that one day I won't be walking around with my name tag talking about Christ all day. It's something I will miss so much! I know God lives and wants nothing but happiness for us. Keep pushing on!
Til next week...
Hermana Beardall 
Hermana Llanera


Week 55

I cannot believe we are in 2017! I really think 2016 was the fastest year of my life! 
To catch you up on things.. I am now training an Hermana from the Philippines. She's the very first missionary from the Philippines in our mission so she's a pretty big deal. She speaks Tagalog and knows some English so sometimes we have a difficulty speaking. Yesterday we were teaching 7 Haitians and I just started dying laughing because the Haitians speak Creole, my companion speaks Tagalog, and of course I speak English and we were all trying to speak Spanish together and I am pretty sure they didn't understand a single thing because I sure didn't. But the Spirit was present so that was good. haha 
Being with Hermana Llanera has really taken me back to my first week in the mission field. I remember how I felt not understanding anything and just feeling super lonely and lost. And now looking back I am realizing how grateful I am that the first of my mission was so hard. My first few months had to be hard so that a year later when I was training Hermana Llanera I would understand how she feels. I know now more than ever that God is very aware of us. He knows what trials we need in order to progress in this life and help others progress. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to train again because I know I have so much to learn still. God really is aware of us and will never leave us. 
Have an amazing new year!
Hermana Beardall
Saying goodbye to Hermana Henriquez
Hermana Llanera

Happy New Year!

Meet my new roommate - HERMANA GROVER!

 I got to go to Maipu!!!
Juaqina and Janson 

Week 54

I love you all! 
Matthias' Baptism

Chilean Dab!

Henriquez and Bohling