Monday, August 17, 2015

500 Stairs

So this week I have fun things to share. 
Last Monday we went to a place where there are 500 really steep stairs to climb down and you can see all of Costa Rica and it was the most beautiful thing ever! Here look and see!

then we made chocolate chip cookies

and i held iguanas (this is an accomplishment because they scare me a whole lot)

​and there was a crazy cow on the loose eating all the the trash. which is funny because in America the trash goes on the ground but here there are some metal basket type things up high so that the dogs don't eat it and then a cow came and tore up all the trash. 
​and today we went to KFC to eat lunch because we were in San Jose so here is a foto

I love me companion a whole lot! She is great!! We survived changes so we will be together for at least 6 weeks more! WooHoo!
I was reading a talk this week and I liked this quote
"Many of the things you can count, do not count. Many of the things you cannot count, really do count" 
Think about it for a minute!
So this was my life for the week. I love my area. I love my mission!
Have a great week!
Always look for the little miracles that ARE THERE! Love you all!
Hermana Gibson

Monday, August 10, 2015

I can teach you to dance, but you have to hear the music!

This Saturday is Mother's Day here in Costa Rica So I wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to the best Momma in the world. Thank you for teaching me all you know and helping me become who I am today. Nest I want to say Happy Mother's Day to the best Lala ever. I love you so very much. Next to my Granny and Meme I love y'all!  I am so blessed to have so many wonderful women in my life. I love them all! Happy Mother's Day Y'all! 

So this week I realized exactly how out of tune we as missionaries are with everything that happens in the world.
I recently discovers that Donald Trumph is a presidential candidate and I about passed out !!! HAHA
I discovered that one direction are now men... I remember little boys. Its crazy how much can change in just one year. 
This week I learned lots of things. I learned what Pega is. It's basically food poising. But when you get it, the lymph nodes in your arm swell and if you get a weird arm massage that hurts really bad, it goes away in like an hour but if not you are stuck with it for about 2 weeks or until you go pay 1 dollar and get your arm massaged. I thought it wasn't going to work so I made the Elder who told me to go pay for it, and it hurt so badly. I got a bruise, but I felt so so so much better afterword. Weird right? I think I am going to learn how to do it so that when I have children and they are sick I can do it to them so they can never have a reason to skip school. haha

However, this week I had a few other things that I wanted to share. First, I was reading in 2 Nephi 10 this week and I really liked a few of the verses and things that I learned. Why on earth do people fight against God? We all know who is going to win at the end of it all and if we aren't on God´s team it will not be us. 
 16 Wherefore, he that fighteth against Zion, both Jew and Gentile, both bond and free, both male and female, shallperish; for they are they who are the whore of all the earth; for they who are not for me are against me, saith our God.
It is rather clear, I think. 
I also really liked verse 23 
23 Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves—to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.
Isn't is great that we are free to choose for ourselves??
We get to choose our actions but never the consequences. However, we usually know what the consequences are before making a choice and then when we make the wrong choice we do out best to avoid them and then get upset when things don't work out in our favor. 
Just a thought.
I was also reading a conference talk that made a large impression on my heart/mind. 
It is called The Music of The Gospel. I have even been kind enough to insert a clickable link so that you can all read it. I promise that it will change your life. 
The part that called my attention the most was... well the whole thing. But I really like how he talks about that we can teach people how to live the gospel but if they never feel like they have gained a testimony or if they never do their part to receive that testimony then it is really for nothing because there will come a day when they keep doing the things just because everyone does them and it is all that they know or they will stop all together. 
Also, that we as people who have already felt this great burning fire that nobody knows how to explain, we have to remain worthy to keep feeling it. 
In Alma 5:26 it says: And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?
Just something to think about this week!
I don't have any pictures because I have lost the cord to charge my camera. I'm gonna go buy one right now!
Have an excellent week!
I love all y'all!
Hermana Gibson