Monday, October 26, 2015

El Momento Es Ahora

HELLO FAMILY!!!!!!!!!! how are you all!? well i would just like to appologize now in advance if this email is kinda hard to understand...the keyboard is a special one and doesnt work to well but hopefully the spirit can help you all understand what i would like to share haha

well a little about my week! we had a great lesson with ana and her daughter! we went with the zone leaders to meet with her and without even asking she shared with us a challenge that she has. she smokes( it was like a brick wall that came out of nowhere!!lol) but she has ALL the desire to stop and since meeting with us has reduced the amount she smokes everyday. ITS PROGRESS!!!!:))) to help her we made cute little scriptures and rolled them up like cigarettes (we even colored them..) so that when she feels the urge to smoke..instead she can read a scripture. she was very greatful for that. (small acts of LOVE go a long way!) but what is even cooler is that they are gonna get baptized Novemeber 7th!!! we were inthe lesson and she was telling us that she was thinking about throwing a big party for her birthday!!and then she thought `i can spend a lot of money on alchol or i can get baptize this day..iwill get baptized` it was a super cool experience!!!! she is SO prepared and will be so pilas in the church!!! :)))

also! FRANDY BLESSED THE SACRAMENT!!!!!!! and he is going to the temple this weekend and will take a name of one of his family members in to do the baptism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is so pilas!!! i realized this week that if i have had no other reason for coming to Reu, its for Frandy!!!!!!! he is seriously a miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

also this week we had interviews with Presidente Ruiz, and they were really good!!!:)))) he shared with us about Pride!!!!! and wow...since then in my scripture study i have read nothing but pride!!!! let me tell you, WE NEED TO BE HUMBLE!!!!! he also said something that stuck out to me, "the lord is speaking to us, but we are NOT listening" that hit me! the lord is advancing his work and is calling us to prepare PROMPTLY! but yet we are prideful and put the things of the world ahead of the things of God and we dont prepare. that is what i have learned this week, that while the worldly things (school, work, friends, etc) are important to live, without the spiritual things (prayer,scripture study, repentance, church,etc.) we cannot live HAPPILY!!!! 

I LOVE YOU ALLL SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! thank you for your examples to me!!!! keep working hard and be safe this week!!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!:)))) 

Hermana Canty

Monday, October 19, 2015

Pero VendrĂ¡n!

HELLO FAMILY!!!! :))))
we met a single mom this week named Ana. (she is friends with a member in our ward and she and her daughter came to general conference. and we were finally able to have a lesson with her this week!!) her daughter is also named And, and so we call them Ana Squared!! ;) anyway...THEY ARE SO PILAS!!!!!!!!! Ana has listened to missionaries for almost 6 years! but has never been baptized. when we went with her she shared that she KNOWS the church is true and wants to join it, but she is afraid of failure! she is afraid that she wont be worthy to enter the waters of baptism and that she wont be able to live up to the standards of the gospel. (i saw a little of myself in her that night.) WE SHOULD NEVER LEFT THE FEAR OF STRIKING OUT (OR MISSING THE SHOT) KEEP UP FROM PLAYING THE GAME! fear of failure is satans way of keeping up from progressing. its true, the gospel requires a lot, but its NOT hard!!!! and its even easier because Christ is with us EVERY STEP!!! we just bore testimony to her that she is not alone and that she IS worthy to be baptized!!!! and yesterday in relief society she shared her experience and i was able to FEEL her testimony!!! she said "i think now really is the time for me to join.." I KNOW GOD PREPARES PEOPLE!!!!! i am so blessed to be a part of ana´s life! and see how the spirit of the lord blesses the people!!! :)))))

also, yesterday in church one of the hermanas said in her talk (she was talking about the youth and "for the strength of the youth" pamphlet!) she said that "many time the youth (or us as people) think that the blessings will never come, but THEY DO COME!!!!!" i really testify of this!!! if i have learned nothing else from the mission its that THE BLESSINGS DO COME!!! not when we want them or think that they will, but when we NEED them and when GOD SAYS they will!!!! DONT EVER GET DESPERATE FOR THE BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!! as it says in Mosiah 23:21 "Nevertheless, the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith." THE LORD WILL TRY US BECAUSE HE LOVES US!! and if we endure it well, we will receive the blessings!!!! 

well i love you all so much!!! i cant believe how amazingly blessed i am to have a family like you all!! thank you for everythign!!! have a great week and be safe!! good luck with work, games, school, and all other things you do!!!! :)))
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!! :)))

Con Amor,
Hermana Canty

Monday, October 12, 2015

No Fear to Share!!

Well hello there my beloved family!!! :)) :))))

My week was really good!!! we are working in 2 areas now, bc we share areas with the mission nurse and she is VERY busy so we are helping to keep the ward strong!! :) and so that has been a fun adventure for us the last 2 weeks. but also kinda weird bc we started with ZERO investigators on monday here in concepcion (the "new" area) and so we were working really hard to find people. well monday as we were walking to our area, i was just praying to Heavenly Father that we would find ONE person, just anyone to talk to. and we went to work. well it was like 7:40 (and we have to enter the house at 8 and live outside our area so we were walking home) and we saw this guy sititng on the ground, i had seen him when we entered and kinda wanted to talk to him but i was a bad missionary and didnt listen in that moment. but thankfully heavenly father kept him there for another 2 hours so we could meet with him. we started talking to him and didnt have too much time to havea  really lesson but we did put a cita for wednesday with him. i have always known that god answers prayers, but he REALLY did it this time!!! it was really cool! and we went to the cita this week and he is really postive, his name is jose cajas. he has some challenges that he will need to overcome but has such a desire to change and learn about the gospel!!! 

also, yesterday in the testimony meeting an older hermana named Alida shared her testimony. and it was SO funny but so true!!!! (now to understand this a little better you have to know hermana alida!! she is about the size of gma janeen, with red old lady hair and is a FIRECRAKER!!!! and has a testimony very strong!!) she was bearing her testimony of the book of mormon and told a story. she was listening to the radio and they were talking about christopher colombus (i think its colombus day today...anyway doenst matter to much lol) and how it was a miracle that he found the american continent. and this old lady just went off, almost screaming at how it wasnt a miracle! that the holy ghost guided him and that he was chosen to do that bc we can read about it in 1 nephi!!! well she wasnt pleased with jsut sitting in her house thinking these things, so she decided to call the radio station and tell them what was on her mind (how they should read the book of mormon and then they would find out that god already knew columbus was gonna come LONG BEFORE HE DID!) but sadly, as she says, the call wouldnt go through. she was very sad that she couldnt share her testimony with the whole city of Retalhuleu. even though this old lady is a little wild, I KNOW SHE KNOWS THE BOOK OF MORMON IS TRUE!!
She was not afraid to call the radio station and tell them the truth!!! i honestly dont knwo if i havet he guts to do that!!!! i dont want you to think that the only way we will have no fear in sharing is by calling radio stations and shouting our testimonies in the crowd. but we must NEVER HAVE FEAR TO SHARE OUR TESTIMONIES BY THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIVES. 

i know that this church is true and i am so blessed to be a missionary for it. i hope you all know how much i love you and pray for you!!! youre the best family ever!!!! thanks for your love and support. i pray that this week you will have NO FEAR TO SHARE your testimony!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

con amor,
Hermana Canty

Monday, October 5, 2015



thats the only word that comes to my mind when i think about this conference! HOW GRATEFUL I AM TO KNOW THAT THE PROPHET AND APOSTLES ARE CHOSEN OF GOD!!! i fully sustain the 3 new members of the quorum and am very excited to see what plans god has for them, and for us!!!
how was conference for you all!? i knw you are all very busy but PLEASE!!! find 15 min and chose one talk!!!! i would like to reccomend any of the talks from the the sessions, Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon!!!! hahaha they were all AMAZING!!!!!!!! but i would also like to challenge you all to do as invited the 70 (sunday afternoon session..but dont remember which one...) to PONDERIZE A SCRIPTURE!!!!! i am going to try to do that from now on and see how well i get by the end of my mission!!!! :))
this week was one of testing for me. i LOVE san carlos. and i love the people here..but they are the cause of ALL the stress in the life of Hermana Canty. we had a slow week, but also a week of learning. i know that there are people here for us to find and we will keep working until we find them. i would like to share something that presidente ruiz sent me today. he said, "No hay absolutamente ninguna otra forma de triunfar en la vida misional si no es por el constante esfuerzo. es duro fracasar, pero es todavia peor no intentar. no hay vicotria sin batalla!!" transalted: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER FORM OF TRIUMPHING IN MISIONARY LIFE (or life in general) OTHER THAN CONSTANTLY TRYING. ITS HARD TO FAIL BUT ITS EVEN WORSE TO NOT TRY. THERE IS NO VICTORY WITHOUT THE BATTLE. how true that is!!!! we must never let satan win, we must, "press forward with faith in christ...and we shall have eternal life."
one thing i learned from general conference, the main idea i got from it, is ETERNAL LIFE. we are not here to win 3rd or even 2nd place. god has given us EVERYTHING we need to win the state title. he has already told us the game plan of the other team, and has given us every play that we need to beat them. i mean he has already put us in the perfect place to create the perfect play every time. we have the GREATEST coaches in the world, President Monson and Jesus Christ. all we need to do is open our ears and our hearts and FOLLOW THEM!!!!!! do what they say, and BAM! the state title of the celestial kingdom is ours. PLEASE DONT BE SATISFIED WITH 2ND PLACE, god has shown us what we need to do to gain eternal life. PLEASE!!!!! put in practice what was said in the conference, because we dont just have these to make us feel good, they tell us what we need to do and prepare for in the next 6 months.
i know that jesus christ lives and guides this church. he is the person we follow. and HE is our savior. i know this church is true and that this gospel is what we need in our life. one quote i LOVED from conference. "IF THERE ISNT RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE ISNT HAPPINESS!!!" I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! thank you for your love and support always! have a great week and remember how much i love you!!!
con amor,Hermana Canty