Monday, June 18, 2018

Love Argentina


HOLA! 

Wow. Let me just tell you all about the true joy I feel in my heart in this exact moment. I love Argentina. I love the people. I looooooove the culture. I love the food. I love soccer. I love the world cup. I don’t think I could be much happier than this.  I know this is the work of the Lord and that because it is HIS work, I have the great opportunity to feel a little of this joy. It’s incredible. If any of you are looking for a little happiness - please talk to the missionaries or go on a mission yourself. Life changing. 

CHISTOSOS:
·       Lady from the ward: "when are transfers?" Hermana Daldegan: "2 weeks" Lady: "Bueno, I’ll go to church in two weeks then" hahahahahahah 
·       We were teaching an hermana and her friends and in the middle of the lesson the lady says "yeah I’m Mormon" and Hermana Daldegan and I were like whaaaaaaaaaaat and then she says ... yeah I just can’t escape the mormons THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. hahah. That’s us. That’s what we do.
·       Maybe my companion taught me a dance from Brazil. Maybe not. IDK you’ll have to ask me later.
·       My companion thinks that tea is the answer to all our medical problems. But when an elder almost broke his knee she says "I don’t have any tea to fix that!" jajajaj love her

MILAGROOOOOOOOOOOOOS: 
WE ARE A MISSION OF MILAGROS AND WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY THIS WEEK. Love the work of the Lord
·       Damian prayed in front of the whole branch at church yesterday. He is so cute. He was practicing and everything
·       I loooove Presidente Cabana. He is the president of the branch and literally he is amazing. He is so young and served his mission in Buenos Aires and always reminds us how the mission changed his whole life. He works so much to help the branch and really puts God in the first place. Such a great example for me 
·       GABRIELA!!! We are teaching the sister in law of Presidente Cabana and she’s just the best. She always has mate ready for us when we get there when it’s really cold. And she’s reading her Book of Mormon and came to church and I can see in her eyes the change that God is making in her life. 
·       We had a conference with Elder Packer from the 70 and it was good. I believe in modern day revelation and the need to improve. He taught us a lot and left us with lots of challenges. 

This week I was reading in Mosiah and had a real humbling experience. That’s just what King Benjamin does for ya. But check this out

Mosiah 3:19  “For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, and unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.”

Love it. It is so clear that without Jesucristo, WE ARE NOTHING. Literally, we needed a Savior to save us from the natural man. So glad for this opportunity to learn more about HIM

So happy! Thanks for everything y’all do!  Have a great week! 

Come what may and love it 

Hermana Mann



Happy Birthday Ana Maria!!!!

look at my comp.  she's so cute!

call me Messi!

Stella!!! and TC

I like to call this "when your lunch gets cancelled on a Sunday and you don't have any food
so you just take everything out of the fridge and cook it together"

Valentina <3

Zona Oran!  love our little family!

I got a joke for you...

June 11, 2018


HOLA here we are on a Monday again. Don’t worry. 

HEYYYYY WE MADE IT TO SEMANA 5!!!!!! 
(just a little update on my life is that all my missionary BFF’s are heading home in 2 weeks. and part of their departure, they have to fill out a packet of information called MYPLAN which helps them put goals for their future. and week 5 talks about dating and eternal marriage. all three of them have been looking forward to this week the whole transfer and it finally arrived. so basically - we are gonna have a great week and I am sooooooo excited!!!!!)

Anyways.....
CHISTOSOS:
·       Elder Batman recently hit a new record of empanadas. HE ATE 24 CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT???? I can’t. And Hermana Daldegan can’t believe it either. She was trying to explain to me that 24 empanadas is a looooot and she was like "HERMANA! 24 EMANADAS THATS 2 DOZEN" and I just looked at her and said "muy bien" very sarcastically and yeah.  Now it’s the sarcastic joke of the group - muy bien
·       CTR - choose the right 
·       HLJ - haz tu lo justo or HAGAMOS LOMITOS JUNTOS. pls look up lomitos on google or something because it is an amazing sandwich that has changed my life. So gratefully that Hermana Daldegan introduced me to the better things of life. 
·       This joke is straight up Spanish and really Argentino so y’all probably won’t understand but it is so funny so I’m gonna say it anyway

cual es la diferencia entre una vaca y una argentino
uno da leche y el otro daleche 
JAJAJAJAJAJAJA

Bueno....I guess I will stop laughing at my own jokes and talk about some 

MILAGROS: 
·       Servicio!!!!!! We did some service with the hermanas in Tartagal and it was amazing. A family from the branch recently suffered from a fire and lost everything they had (which wasn’t a lot to start with) and the missionaries and all the branch came to the rescue. We rebuilt there house, cleaned the damage of the fire and tried to wash the few things that survived. I gave my scarf to the 5 year old boy who was shivering from the cold. Humbled myself a little and gave a long prayer of gratitude to my Heavenly Father that night. 
·       OHMYGOODNESS WE HAD AN BRANCH ACTIVITY and it was sooooooo fun! Everyone helped (thank goodness) and everyone brought their friends. And we played games and ate food and danced (well, I didn’t dance cause I’m a missionary but other people did) and it was so fun! And Presidente Cabana (branch president) loved the activity and it just couldn’t be any better!!!
·       I GOT A LETTER FROM MY BFF ASHTYN! I love it when the mail system works - that is a true miracle! Love you ash! 

Well fam and friends. Life is good. I am so happy. I feel so spoiled to have been blessed with so much support in my mission aka best experience of my life! Love you all and am always praying for every single one of you. 

Come what may and love it,

Hermana Mann



The activity planners (and soon to be wedding planners - they are, not me!)

The best almuerzo you can get here in Argentina - Asado

Camila

love these people

I LOVE THIS PLACE!

P-Day on Tuesday

June 5, 2018


Is that a still a cool song? Yeah...that’s right. I’m still cool...oh yeah.

Ok maybe not but HAPPY PDAY!  Sorry for not writing yesterday! We had interviews with Presidente Orquera so he changed our p-day. I know you were all sooooooooo worried about me :)))))

Anyways....
CHISTOSOS: 
·       Trying to help the branch become a ward here and we were talking to some members and they said "the number of people who come to church on Sundays doubles in the summer" and I was like why and they said for the AIR CONDITIONING. It is incredible hot here in Oran in the summer (rn no) and so people only come to church to cool down. Love this culture
·       2 times this week....can I touch your hair
·       When a parrot speaks Spanish better than you....

MILAGROS 
·       OH MY GOODNESS. So we were in our meeting of the district and some lady just comes to the church and knocks on the door and we were like ummmm hello who are you? And she said I CAME HERE BECAUSE I WANT TO COME BACK TO CHURCH. So we wrote down her address and phone number and it turns out that she has a brother and two daughters that have interest in being baptized. God just put her directly in our path. 
·       Stella invited all her family over to listen to us! She is a true convert! She wants other people to feel the love she has felt from Jesus Christ. 
·       So this week we had splits with the hermanas from villa Saavedra and Hermana Lopez and I were contacting some doors and met an incredible daughter of God named Pamela. We talked to her for a while and got to know her better and she seems to really be looking for Jesus Christ in her live THEN she asked me...wait are you in Oran? And I said yes and she said that she will be moving to Oran in the next couple weeks. She has seen Hermana Daldegan and I and always wanted to talk to us. Coincidence? I THINK NOT! Oh also, she told us that she was 7 months pregnant and didn’t even know it. Then had her baby with 8 months. Talk about fast life planning. 

What a great week! Pretty much I can describe Oran in one scripture 

2 Nephi 27:23  “For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith.”

MIRACLES!!!!  GOD IS A GOD OF MIRACLES and I am so grateful! 

Thanks for everything! Have a super great week! 

Come what may and love it 

Hermana Mannewitz 


Abi <3

aaroz chalfa con la zona

CHECK OUT THIS BREAD I MADE!

los daldeganitas - we won pictionary!

Damian

Relationship goals

Stella

MILAGROS in ORAN

May 28, 2018


WOW THERE ARE SO MANY MIRACLES IN ORAN I ACTUALLY CAN’T REALLY BELIEVE IT 

But also lots of funny things too....
·       Family home evening Pictionary and Hermana Daldegan lost and had to do 10 pushups...almost died
·       When we let the elders cook p-day lunch...I hope we all don’t get sick
·       Presidente talking to a new elder that doesn’t speak Spanish: "I’m talking really fast so he doesn’t understand me" 
·       locro...three times in one week....that’s funny

MILAGROS: 
·       UM WE HAD A BAPTISM! So there is a young girl here named Stella and we had a lesson with her on Monday and she told us that she had received an answer from God and wanted to be baptized this Saturday! And Hermana Daldegan and I were like ok LETS GOOOOOOOO.  So we prepped a baptism real quick and it was BEAUTIFUL. Stella was so happy and now she is giving us the names of all her families and friends so we can go teach them too! 
·       DAMIAN! alrighty...Damian is the best little kid I have ever met. He only has 8 years and he reads the Book of Mormon every day and goes to church all the time and not going to church is the only thing his parents can do to punish him haha! But he didn’t have permission from his dad to be baptized BUT God wants His child back sooooooo he softened the heart of Jose and DAMIAN WILL BE BAPTIZED THIS SATURDAY! Keep him in your prayers so everything turns out ok! 
·       So every Tuesday, we have lunch with the Familia Oyarzu and the dad is not a member and neverrrrrrrr wants to listen to us BUT on Tuesday he stayed for the video we shared and then he said "Bueno, I’ll go to church on Sunday with my senora" and it was so cute and his wife started crying.  Then he invited us over for locro for the 25 de Mayo. AND HE ACTUALLY CAME TO CHURCH! Pls pray for him
·       Presidente Cabana! Our branch president is the best! 
·       la Familia Gavilian - the familia of my first convert  - Mateo - lives in my area! What a small world! 

SO HAPPY AND SO BLESSED 

PS sorry this computer doesn’t read my camera so I’ll send pics next week! 

LOVE YOU ALL! 

Come what may and love it 

Hermana Mannewitz 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Oran


WOW. I love missionary work so much. We have had a few changes lately so let me tell y’all a little about my life....

·       Had to leave Manantial 2 :( really learned to love those people real quick but I know that God will take good care of them!!!! 
·       I am now here in Oran (back to Saltaaaaa:)) with HERMANA DALDEGAN - MY FIRST COMPANION THAT IS NOT FROM THE USA and she is the best. here are a few things I love about her
1. Her hair is so curly and so beautiful
2. She is your classic missionary that says hi to everyone in the streets and cheers on the kids playing soccer and plays with all the dogs
3. She teaches according to the spirit 
4. She loves chocolate milk like me
5. She’s not even trunky. She is in her last transfer but works like it’s her first! We are gonna see lots of miracles here!!!
·       I am here in ORAN and it is the best! It is a small branch of about 50 members that come every week but the support is incredible. The youth are so willing to help organize and clean and do whatever is good for them. Two of the youth this week received their mission calls!!!! I just feel so blessed and so happy to be in the work of the Lord and WE LIVE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH - TM

That’s about all the changes! 

And sorry. My brain is a hot mess with all the changes this week so here is a mixture of milagros and chistosos of the week: 
·       We went to Salta for a meeting for all the leaders. Let me tell y’all. THE CHURCH IS TRUE because God sent Presidente Orquera here to guide the work and he is doing a great job! He is led by the spirit and wants the best for all the missionaries and members. Also I got to see my BFF Juampi (the son of Presidente Orquera) and some other great missionaries that I have come to love 
·       LOL so we have family home evening in the branch with all the ward every Sunday night - super fun! And last night we were taking a picture and Hermana Daldegan said she was gonna take it with flash and Matias says "will she be in the picture" THAT WAS AN INSULT BECAUSE I AM JUST SO WHITE. 
·       Today we played soccer and LATINOS TOLD ME THAT I PLAYED REALLY WELL. Yeah so watch out BYU women’s soccer. I’m coming for ya

Sorry this letter is kinda a hot mess but just know that I am HAPPY AND HEALTHY. 

Love you all! 

Come what may and love it

Hermana Mann 


LOOK AT HER!  We are known as the cool hair companionship

What a great group of hermanas

Juampi finally took a pic with me

new district

Monday, May 14, 2018

HEARTBREAK


I’M LEAVING TUCUMAN AND HEADING TO ORAN (back to Salta)

ITS A HEARTBREAK BECAUSE I LOVE THESE PEOPLE SO MUCH AND IT HURTS TO LEAVE BUT HEY....WE WILL HANG IN THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM AM I RIGHT?

Quick highlights of the week
- Homemade pizza with the Familia Suarez
- Noelia’s baptism (especially when we lost power lol) 
- Lujan got confirmed! 

Anyways.... please pray for Noelia and enjoy these photos 


 

NOELIAAAAAAAAAAA  love her so much
 
just look at this happy clan

just some of my favorite people

zone conference

The lady who made the dresses....LILIANA

loooooooove her

when we went to La Reduccion at 7 in the morning to wake up our investigators

Happy Mother's Day to my mom from Tucuman

FAM PIC

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!




Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Let's talk about love


HOLA! 

Please pray for us! We have transfers next week and we have no idea what is gonna happen. Also I am gonna try to eat 1 fruit and veggie every day. At least 

OH AND WE HAVE ELECTRICITY WOOOHOOOOO

Anyways....
CHISTOSOS: 
·       when a lady in church asks if she can bring mate and everyone is like ummmm duhhhhhhhhhh yeah you can
·       and when another lady says that she can sweep with one hand and drink mate with the other THESE PEOPLE ARE OBSESSED but i love it 
·       Lujan in her prayer.....thanks for my mom because she is skinny and pretty
·       6 little boys fighting over a chicken on a leash. that my friends was a sight to see
·       Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse. WE LOST POWER IN THE INTERNET CAFE so yeah...we don’t have much luck with the power

MILAGROS
·       I don’t think I have told y’all about the house of prayer that they are making here in my area. Bueno, so my area is like 20 minutes (in bus) away from the chapel and lots of people can’t come to church because it is really expensive so they are building a small house to take the sacrament there and I am so excited! Hermana Williams and I did service there this week and we got to clean the roof! It’s a beautiful thing because these people just want to remember the promises they made with God and are making great sacrifices to do it! Makes my heart happy :)))
·       WE SAW A MIRACLE WITH JULIA AND FRANCO! So the other day we got a message from them saying that they didn’t want anything to do with us but then we visited them anyways and God was totally preparing them and now they are back on track for their wedding and baptism. Keep them in your prayers! 
·       After a rough Sunday, and I was a little discouraged, and it was dark and rainy, WE FOUND SOFIA and she is a beautiful daughter of god. She was so happy to see us and welcome us into her home! she is a new girl that we found and now is more free because she finished her classes and she has really great standards and she prayed and I just felt so blessed and really it was an answer to my prayers <3

Let’s talk about love...

Romans 8:37-39
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

ISNT THAT BEAUTIFUL???? It doesn’t matter what we do, God will always always always love us. Soooooooo no matter what happens in our lives we must always always always love HIM!!!!! So cool

Love you all! Thanks for everything!!! Have a super great week! Make good choices! 

COME WHAT MAY AND LOVE IT! 

hermana mann