Tuesday, May 26, 2015

1/3 Down!


How is everyone doing? I hope fantastic:)

I made it through six months of being a missionary! On Saturday Hermana Fletcher and I realized that one year from that day we will be going to the mission home! It was weird. What happened? I still have a whole year to enjoy anyway. :) 

Another crazy week has gone by in Newport News. Missionaries told me before I came, that Newport News would be crazy, but now I know! It's just an adventure everyday. We do A LOT of tracting as Spanish missionaries and we meet so many very different kinds of people. I have definitely learned that you can't judge a single person! We were having a lesson with an investigator on her porch this week and at about the end of the lesson this other man that also lives in that trailer walked up and started listening in. I had never really met him, but I knew that other people had said that he was kinda' creepy. So anyway, we went on with our lesson and at the end we invited M. to come to church.  And then, Hermana Bills also invited the other man as well. Turns out that he has been listening to us teach some lessons at their trailer (we have two other investigators that live there too) and he is very interested and wants to come to church! And he is also a very nice person! Moral of the story: don't judge anyone! God is preparing people! 

Another lesson learned by Hermana Fields this week: I have been working on reading the Old Testament all the way through, and this week I was reading in Exodus 4. Verses 10-12 say:  

10 And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

 11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?

 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

I relate to this so much. Spanish has been the absolute biggest struggle for me my entire mission. I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue! It takes me 20 minutes just to form a sentence! These verses were a real comfort to me. The Lord has chosen me for this work and He will help me. Spanish is still hard, but I have seen moments where I have opened my mouth and it has been filled.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Hermana Fields 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Call Me Hermana

Hola from The News!

This area is absolutely incredible! It is gorgeous (Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown settlement are in our area!) and I just love the people here!...Even though I can't really understand what they are saying to me! I am now in one of only two totally Spanish branches in our entire mission. Everyone around here just calls it "The Branch."  It cracks me up.

Mi nueva compaƱera is Hermana Bills. She is an amazing missionary! She's only been out for three months, but she's basically fluent in Spanish and is just amazing. She's from Provo, so it's really nice that we both know the same places. We have some struggles with our names, though. When Hispanic people say Fields or Bills, it sounds almost exactly the same. So I'm probably going to end up being Hermana Campos. The only problem with that, is that the missionary that I replaced was named Camps and went by Campos! Maybe I'll be Hermana Fieles (faithful, sorta). We'll see what happens:)

My Spanish is pretty terrible.  But I'm slowly, but surely, improving. I know that this is where the Lord wants me to be and that He is right next to me, helping me learn this language. People get pretty confused though when my cute, blond companion can speak Spanish and the little Mexican next to her can't. That's alright though! I'll be able to just pretend I have always spoken Spanish one day!  

I hope you all have a blessed week!

Hermana Fields/Campos/Fieles

Monday, May 11, 2015

I'm Finally Going to be a Spanish Speaking Missionary!!!

Hello everyone! 

I'm back! Sorry, I'm so flaky about writing my blog letters. I have good news!!! I'm finally going to be a Spanish speaking missionary!!! I'm transferring to Newport News, VA on Wednesday!!! It will be a real adventure because I think I have only been out a transfer longer than my new companion! But I have heard that she is really good at Spanish, and I'm excited nonetheless:) Sister Glaser and I always joke about how I'm a less-active hermana, but I won't be anymore! I'm being re-activated! 

Not a lot else happened this week, besides being in a tropical storm. Its name is Amarinth. The weather people will tell you that its name is Anna, but it's not. It's Amarinth. No one told us for a while what its name was so we made one up. 

Have a blessed week! 

Hermana Fields