Monday, November 30, 2015

Last Blog from Costa Rica

Well family, friends, and acquaintances... here we are. Its been a long time coming and I have to be honest when I say that I am not quite sure how I feel. Its kind of a bag of mixed emotions. I almost don't know what to say. Actually that is a lie. I don't know what to say. 
I feel like my world has been turned upside down. I feel like I cant quite understand whats going on.
When I was in the MTC one of our teachers told us something that I am starting to understand. He said that "You cant slow down time, but at the end of your mission you are going to want nothing more than to try." As this last week starts I am praying now more than ever that time will go by slowly. 
I could say a million and one things and they would all be cliche because every missionary that is finishing says the same thing. So I wont say anything. 
All I am going to say is that I will miss this country and these people more than you can imagine. The love that I have for these people is something I don't know how to describe and that until one feels it will never be able to understand. 
As my time here comes to a close I have started to reflect back on the person that I was when I started the mission and the person that I have grown to become. I think that I am a better person. I guess we will find out. haha
I know this church is true. I know the God lives. I know he loves me. I am positive that one day I will be standing by his side in the Celestial Kingdom. I have a testimony that can not be shaken of the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet of God. I love the Book of Mormon. I love this gospel. I am glad to know that if I work hard I will be able to be with my family forever. This gospel is a blessing and a gospel of happiness. It is the best way to be happy in this world that has gone crazy.Pray, read your scriptures, and do the little things.
I love you all, and I will see you soon. 
Con amor
Hermana Gibson

Monday, November 9, 2015

Feliz Cumpleanos

So today is my companions birthday so I just wanted to say Feliz Cumpleanos a mi compaƱerita! 
She is turning 20.
Here is a photo for your enjoyment!

​We are going to eat pizza. And she like fried chicken so were gonna eat fried chicken for dinner. But she doesnt know yet. We have planned a ''Family Home Evening'' with the Elders so it should be fun. Its actually a surprise party. shhhh
I received the most bestest phone call on Saturday night... I got a call from Carolin from Guacimo. She called so that I could listen to her read her mission call. I imeaditly started to cry when she told me why she had called. I love her so so much and I am so happy for her. She will be going to El Salvador, San Salvador. How exciting. I rememeber when I got my call almost 2 years ago now and today marks my 16 months in the mission. How time flies. 
Oh yeah... Orlando is going to be baptized. He was an inv Here is a picture from more than a year ago... How exciting!

Not much else to say. I love you all and have a wonderful week. 
Hermana Gibson

Monday, November 2, 2015

A Learning Expierence

 So as many of you are painfully aware (thanks to the picture of me in the hospital being posted on facebook by my oh so loving mother <3) I have been a tad bit ill recently. We haven't worked in 2 whole weeks and I was starting to get really upset. I was thinking things like ''I am a missionary'' ''I have things to do.'' ''I don't have time for this.'' ''We have people to teach.'' ''Our area is now a disaster.'' ''There are no investigators.'' along with plenty of other things. People keep telling me to calm down, and to just be patient. Those of you who know me well, know that patience is not my strong point. While I have doubtlessly gown a lot in that area as a result of daily missionary trials, I am still working on my patience level. 
 However I remembered a mormon message that I have always loved and I am now repenting for questioning the will of the Lord. 
I have learned a lot in these last few weeks and I feel like I am a stronger person because of it. We have to learn from our trials. It is the most important thing that I have learned in these past few weeks. To learn from everything that happens to us. There is a plan. It is a perfect plan. The Lord's plan. He is perfect and his planning skills are better than ours. Trust in him. He will save you. Let him mold you into who He wants you to be. 
Here is the video, and a picture of me in a mask trying to get my fever to come down that I thought was funny. 
Con Amor, 
Hermana Gibson

​and a photo of my companion and I this morning