Monday, December 28, 2015

AÑO NUEVO!! 2016

Wow!!! it was so great to talk to you all on Christmas Day!! and look what this week brings, A NEW YEAR!!! i cant believe another year has passed!!!! its crazy how many things happen in a year! 

well i dont have too much to share because we talked about most of it on christmas, so i will give you guys some challenges!!! ;))) with the new year we always like to make goals..and many times we dont complete them for MANY reasons, but this year i want you all to think about a goal, but a SPIRITUAL goal!!! we always want to be much better than we currently are, and that is a process we need to start now! but we also need to keep in mind that we must start with ONE THING AT A TIME. so i hope you can all make at least one spiritual goal for the year of 2016. it can be anything; read the book of mormon everyday, pray morning and night, fast every month, go to all meetings in church, whatever it is..PLEASE MAKE THE GOAL!!!! the thing i have learned most on the mission is that the spritiual goals matter more!!! its so weird because i will have to think about life goals too this year, but the spiritual goals are the most important because they will help acheive all other goals we have. so that is my challenge to you all!! make a spiritual goal and keep it!! :D

also, la familia mejia is doing great!! unfortuantely their little boy got really sick this sunday and couldnt come, but they were so sad they couldnt come. i know that satan is putting lots of trials in their way but i also know that heavenly father is helping them. they read the book of mormon and hermana karla is so excited and loves learning more and more each time we visit them. i know that they are a miracle family and i am so excited to be able to know them and help them. please keep them in your prayers too that they will be able to overcome the trials that they are having right now!! 

i know that this is the work of the lord, if it wasnt, we as missionaries would have already destroyed it, but i am SO THANKFUL for the oportunity that i have to be a representative of jesus christ and to be able to testify every day of his life and his power. like i said when we talked...if you have doubts of that READ THE LIVING CHRIST!!! keep a copy close by so that you can read it anytime. I KNOW he lives and that he is our savior. he truly is the LIVING CHRIST. 

I LOVE YOU ALL!!!:)))) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! :)))) 

con amor,
Hermana Canty

Monday, December 21, 2015


WOW!!!! ITS ALREADY CHRISTMAS TIME!!! it feels like just last year it was this time!!!! ;)) but either way MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!! :))))) well this letter will be a little short..because WE ARE GONNA TALK ON CHRISTMAS DAY and i dont want to ruin all of the surprises, but here was a little about my week 

When i got here to Lincon we didnt have too many investigators, and even though we are still trying to find more, last week we found a FAMILY!!! :))) its a couple and they are so cute. there name is the la Familia Mejia (Karla and Gilberto) we me Karla first and Gilberto this week. well we talked to them about the Book of Mormon and left them an assignment in it to read. well when we went back 2 days later we were GREATLY surprised. *one of the challenges here is that the people dont read very often so when they do its a BIG thing!!* well Karla told us that she was waiting for Gilberto to get home from work to read it, but that she was curious and wanted to read it sooner. but when she picked up the book she felt something tell her, "wait for Gilberto..this is for the 2 of you." and so she waited until he got home and then they READ IT TOGETHER!! she said they were a little scared to read it because they werent sure how they were going to feel or what would happen..but they said a prayer first and felt better and then started reading. and as they read she said they felt more confident in reading it and felt the spirit. I TESTIFY THAT THEY DID FEEL THE SPIRIT!!!!! i was so happy when she told us that. they are so great!!! i know that the lord is working in their lives and that they will continue to progress!! #christmasmiracle

we also had a christmas devotional with Presidente Ruiz and it was so great!! can i just say that i love christmas!!!! i am so grateful that our salvador loved us sufficiently to WILLINGLY leave the presence of our heavenly father and be born HUMBLY in a stable. the king of all the world was born in the most humble way, and he lived his life like that too. HE is the reason for christmas, HE is the life of the world, HE is the hope of the world, HE is the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD! and we must always remember that!!!:))

well thats about all i have today! i love you all so much!!!! have a great christmas eve and day and we will see each other at 6:00 pm mountain standard time and we will talk more!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! dont forget to think of 2 gifts that you have received from christ, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))

con amor,
Hermana Canty

Monday, December 14, 2015

Have I Been Here Before!?


well the big news of the week... HERMANA CANTY HAD CHANGES!! AND IS AGAIN IN MAZATENANGO!!!!!! :D

but other than that this week was good! like i said im in mazate again. but not it the same zone...there are 2 zones here and now im in zona lincoln. its the zone that covers more of the city part of mazate...its kinda weird to be in the city city but i love it. i work a lot in an area thats called San Gabriel, and its really big actually!! im still learning the area, but i love it. my new companion is hermana chan. she is 24 and is from CANCUN MEXICO!! she is super short and a little we are opposites but she is so great!! she keeps wild hermana canty under control!! ;) she is a great missionary, she is a convert and has such a strong testimony!!!!! i am very lucky and happy to be her companion!! :) i dont know too many member yet bc this weekend was stake conference, but the ones i have met are great!! :)

well we saw some miracles this week!!! 

1) on Saturday we received a reference of a guy named Jorge, and we called him and invited him to the conference sunday morning. well he couldnt come in the morning, but at 5 pm there was a missionary/musical devotional and we invited him to that...AND HE CAME!!! he really liked it! we are gonna meet with him this week to actually teach him but he is really great!! :)

2) the choir last night was from stakes in malacatan and coatepeque...and guess who i saw...PEOPLE I KNOW FROM MALACATAN!!!!!!! i saw my favorite family and members from malacatan!! i was so happy to see them i was jumping around like tiny when we get home!!! ;) these people really are my family!!!! also the choir/orchestra was AMAZING!!!!!!!! there is such a spirit in music!!!!! :)

also just wanted to share somehting with you all...SHARE THE GOSPEL!!! we have the truth and should not be afraid or ashamed to share it!!! :))) but if you are afraid to open your mouth and share it...FIND OTHER WAYS!!! there are so many ways you can share the gospel...use them and share it!! :))))) 

I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!! i love hearing your stories and experiences and i love being able to share mine!! the mission is the BEST! there is nothing better than being a missionary. I TESTIFY OF THAT!!!!!! :)))) have a great week and be safe! enjoy the snow and we will be seeing each other soon!! :)

Hermana Canty

Monday, December 7, 2015

Soy la Luz Del Mundo

thank you all so much for the letters and updates and everything!!! it sounds like your week was full and that everyone had a fun time with all the activities!! :))
well just a little update of the work here in GUATEMALA!! :)
1) Franklin is doing great!! we went to visit him this week and he was super happy from church!! he really liked it. we taught him about the book of mormon..even though he had already read all the way up to nephi 1, he read all the intro including the testimonies of the witnesses and joseph smith!!! :) (i dont know who the member is in malacatan who he worked with..but i want to thank him for being such a GREAT member missionary. he taught a lot of things to franklin and it has really helped move the teaching on our part along!!) we also watched the video of the restoration with him!! he is super pilas and wants to learn!! he is reading the book of mormon..even the 3 chapters we left him bc he wanted more to read...! but when we asked him if he had prayed he said yes, but that he hasnt asked specifically if the church is true. and we asked him if he was afraid of the answer..and he said yes! he knows its true but is afraid of receiving the answer..bc when he receives it, he will have to act! his family is SUPER evangelical!!!! but they are really nice to us, and they are glad he is listening to us bc before he wasnt going to a church..and that worried them. i think he is just nervous about changing and being the only one in his family, but i know lots of people (mom included for many years..) who have done it..and i know he can too!!! ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE!! dont be afraid of the answer....the answers god gives are ALWAYS what we need!! :)))))))
2) our district leader saw the hand of the lord really big in his area last week!! they had 38 people in church..INVESTIGATORS..and the normal attendance for their branch is 25.... these people came from a finca (farm) that is in their area. well needlesstosay they were very surprised and have LOTS of work to do! so as a zone we went to their area on friday on to help them visit these the farm. now just to give a little idea of where this place is...we went 30-40 minutes in bus to get to the area of the elders..and then we walked for 20 min until a truck gave us a ride about 7 more minutes up the road. and then we got off and entered into a FOREST and walked about 40 minutes to get to the finca. AND WE WALKED THE ENTIRE WAY!!!! well we got their and started talking to the people who came to church. and they all wanted to learn more. so we put citas for the elders and on sunday they went and gave a big combined lesson to everyone. it was a super far walk..even farther in the dark lol but it was so cool to see these people. i have no idea how they got to the church, other than the hand of the lord taking them there!!! i am super excited to see how these people progress..and who knows..maybe they can start a branch their in the finca!! :P it was so beautiful too!! my testimony of the creation grew!!!!
3) i hope you all had the chance to watch the christmas devotional last night...if not..PLEASE WATCH IT!!!! it was amazing!!! but the things that stood out most are the talks by elder bednar and president uchtdorf!! Elder Bednar seems to have taken my personal study journal and used it as his talk! i have been studying exactly the chapters that he talked was cool. but he talked about how christ is the light of the world. well the signs of christs birth were signs of LIGHT (the day, night, and day without darkness and the new star!!) its because CHRIST BRINGS LIGHT INTO HE LIVES OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIM!!!!!! one of my favorite lines in the living christ is "He is the LIGHT, the LIFE, and the HOPE of the world" without christ this world would be dark and sad and terrible. i am so thankful that more than 2000 years ago he was born so that all of us could live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you havent seen the new videos of the church please watch them!!! is the website...WATCH THEM AND SHARE THEM PLEASE!!! :)) i love the savior and i love this time of year!!! :)))
well thats about all i got today!! i just want you all to know that i love you and that this work is the work of the SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!!!! he is our hope and our reason in everything!!!!! i love you!!
con amor,Hermana Canty