Monday, January 15, 2018

El Monte ☀️

Hello everyone! 

This week was amazing. We saw a lot of miracles and we worked really hard! We met with our friend Enrique almost every day and he is progressing so much! He is really excited to be baptized on February 4th. It's amazing to see how far he has come! Hna Lyman and I met him on the street in December and he told us "I don't know anything about the Bible." Now, he comes to church every week, wants to be baptized and reads in the Book of Mormon and the Bible daily! God's power is REAL and can change people! 

Sister Lyman's birthday was this week and I worked with some other sisters to surprise her a few times which was really fun :) she is so amazing and I feel so lucky to work with her here in El Monte!

Tomorrow our mission will be starting a 40 day fast from sugar so wish us luck! I'm excited to try it out! I think it will help us relate with our friends who are stopping doing drugs or alcohol or smoking, because I know it's hard for them and so in some small way for these next 40 days we'll be able to relate a little.

I love being a missionary! I have been reflecting a lot about what I've learned over the past almost 16 months and I am just blown away by God's love. He is involved in the details of our lives and He wants us to be happy and successful. I know that He loves us! His love is there for us whether we deserve it or not, it is there on our good days and bad days, and it will never change. I'm thankful for the time I've had to learn more about that love and I'm excited to keep sharing it with all I meet.

Love,
Hermana Hirschi

Got ice cream today - the last for 40 days :(



LOVE these sisters!


It rained and we got to work in it! I loved it!






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Monday, January 8, 2018

El Monte ☔️ 😊

Hello everyone!

It is raining here in El Monte and I LOVE IT. It makes the earth beautiful and green.

This week was amazing. I don't have a ton of time so here are some highlights:

-Our friends Susana, Mario and Itzel came to church again! They love the Book of Mormon and will be baptized soon. I LOVE them.

-We had a mission conference this week and Elder Dallin H Oaks, one of the 12 Apostles today, came! We each got to shake his hand and I know that he is an apostle. God has given us prophets and apostles today, just like he did in times of old! Revelation did not stop with the Bible! He speaks today through those prophets and apostles.

-Sister Lyman and I found a REALLY good ice cream place in a sketch street mall. I love El Monte.

-There's a big street gang here in El Monte called "El Monte Flores" and this week we were trying to figure out why they would name a big, tough, scary gang something like the El Monte Flowers... 

-I STILL love being a missionary! On the 21st of this month I will have been here for 16 months and I can't imagine doing anything else. I was thinking about some of the people I knew in high school and thinking about how lucky I am, that I've had the last 16 months to develop my relationship with Christ and God while serving others, instead of partying and wasting precious time. I am so grateful for that.

I love you all! Thanks for all you do for me.

Love,
Hermana Hirschi

Meeting Elder Oaks!


EL MONTE FLORES 💐 🌷 🌹 

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Monday, December 11, 2017

El Monte

Hello everyone!

This week was literally a whirlwind... here are some highlights.

Tuesday: exchanges with Sister Packer! She is amazing.

Thursday: the whole mission got Facebook, exchanges with Sister
Arriagada LOVE HER

Friday: helped someone move, had interviews with President, Ramiro
PASSED his baptismal interview literally at the last possible second

Saturday: RAMIRO GOT BAPTIZED and I got really sick and spent the
afternoon/evening in bed

Sunday: Ramiro got confirmed and Ivan Antonio got baptized, we spent
the evening feeding the homeless at a Catholic Church in Covina.

I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY. Every second is full of serving the Lord's
children and it could not be more worth it. I love each of you; go
light the world!!

Hermana Hirschi

OH also I am not affected in any way by the fires :)

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Monday, December 4, 2017

El Monte

Hellooooo everyone!


Sorry it's been a while since I've really emailed. The last few weeks have been so busy. 


I LOVE THE HOLIDAY SEASON. Everyone is full of the Christmas spirit (which is really Christ's spirit) and it is just so wonderful to see all the lights on houses and to see the light in people's faces. I love the #lighttheworld initiative on Mormon.org. If you haven't seen it, you should definitely check it out. 


These past few weeks we have seen so many miracles. Lots of our friends who we are teaching are coming to church, reading in the Book of Mormon and deciding that they want to follow Jesus Christ and be baptized. It is incredible to see how God is at work in their lives, helping them come closer to Him. This weekend, Ramiro and Ivan will both be baptized! Ramiro is the father of a recent convert, and we taught him back in September. He left for Mexico for a couple months and came back just a few weeks ago. While he was in Mexico, he read in the Book of Mormon every day and found out for himself that it was true. It has been amazing to see the changes he has made in order to live his life in harmony with God's will. I am so excited for him! Ivan is a 9 year old boy that we have been teaching and he has just an incredible love of Jesus Christ and a strong desire to follow him.


Thanks for all the support and love!


Hermana Hirschi


I got to make carne asada this week #lifemade




I love sister Lyman.





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Thursday, November 23, 2017

FELIZ DÍA DE ACCIÓN DE GRACIAS

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

I am so thankful today. I am grateful for the opportunity to be alive, to run, to walk, to sing, to talk, and most of all to testify of Jesus Christ. I love my Savior.

It has been a busy past couple weeks! As many may have seen, we are now able to use Facebook as part of our proselyting! I am really excited to use this tool to reach more people. 

I wish I had more time, but it is running short. Enjoy the turkey and rolls and pie and stuffing!

Love,
Hermana Hirschi


District activity today.

ENCHILADAS ❤️

Our third missionary companion, Jacobito.

I love California.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

El Monte 😊



Love my crazy companion



TE AMO, CALIFORNIA ❤️



Sent from my iPadHello all!

Sorry for the lack of emails. There is never as much time as I would like.

I LOVE being a missionary. We have found so many wonderful people to
work with over the last few weeks. I am so grateful for the
opportunity to work here and to be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We went to the mountains today and I am SO THANKFUL for nature and for
the beautiful sun, mountains, trees, rocks, rivers, flowers, birds....
God is so good.

Have a wonderful week! Open your eyes and recognize God's hand in your life!

Love,
Hermana Hirschi


Straight outta East LA - album coming soon

Monday, October 23, 2017

El Monte de Zion 🌞



Getting ready for Halloween!


MLC (mission Leadership Council) with elder dyches, one of the 70


Hello!

This week we had so many meetings and I learned so much. I learned how
important the Book of Mormon is and how important it is to be
personally accountable for our own actions. I think that is a life
long lesson to learn. I am excited to apply the counsel we received.

I love being a missionary. We had lots of hard moments this week (wow,
missionary work is HARD), and yet I still LOVE my calling to preach
the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I wish I could speak to every
person in the world and tell them how BEAUTIFUL and HOPEFUL our
message is. There is a living prophet on the earth, who guides us and
receives revelation on God's plan for us. We can fulfill that plan and
find happiness by living the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is so amazing
to see my own testimony and conversion grow, even if other people
aren't willing to listen or accept or make changes.

I love each of you, ¡que tengan una linda semana!

Love,
Hermana Sarah Hirschi
614 W Foothill Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91006

This is one of our investigators, making MENUDO aka cow stomach yes I
almost threw up 500 times while we were there.