Monday, November 28, 2016

Re: Hermana Hirschi y el don de lenguas

It's y'alls lucky day- here are some pictures!!

We decided to use our bikes instead of our car one day and it of course was the day it rained really hard... SO FUN I LOVED IT ๐Ÿ˜Š


My study desk! We study for 4 hours every day and it's awesome. I love learning more about Jesus Christ and His gospel!

These are the other missionaries who serve in the Pomona Ward! The Hermana next to Hermana Wilde and I is Hermana Silva, and she is the wonderful member who fed us on Thanksgiving!

Selfie with Hermana Wilde in the middle of biking in the rain๐ŸŒž☔️


This week we also made cookies to take to our investigators and members who live near us.

Love you all!! Sorry again that this week was short! Sorry to any of you I didn't get to reply to- I will reply next Monday! 

Hermana Sarah Hirschi | Arcadia California Mission
Mailing Address: 
614 W Foothill Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91006

On Nov 28, 2016, at 4:12 PM, Sarah Ann Hirschi <sarah.hirschi@myldsmail.net> wrote:

Hola everybody!

Today will be short because I'm almost out of time. Also sorry my email didn't send last week! I'm not quite sure what happened with that.

We've seen lots of miracles the past couple weeks. I love working with the people here and teaching them all about Christ. Everyone, no matter what is going on in their lives, can be blessed by learning and talking about Christ.

I want to invite you all to watch the Light the World video on mormon.org if you haven't already. It is BEAUTIFUL. It is all about how we can serve like Jesus Christ did. I would invite you all to serve every day of December to help fill the world with the light of Jesus Christ. I know He is the source of all that is light and good in this crazy world!

Also - good story for you guys, last week I prayed really hard for the gift of tongues, or that God would help me understand and speak Spanish better. One day, we were teaching our investigator and she gave us tacos. Turns out they were tacos de lengua (tongue tacos), so I was blessed with the gift of tongues in a way I didn't expect ;)

I love you all! Sorry no pictures this week, today is very crazy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! God is good.

God be with you!

Love,
Hermana Hirschi

Sister Sarah Hirschi | California Arcadia Mission

Mailing Address:
Sister Sarah Hirschi
614 W. Foothill Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91006

Hermana Hirschi y el don de lenguas

Hola everybody!

Today will be short because I'm almost out of time. Also sorry my email didn't send last week! I'm not quite sure what happened with that.

We've seen lots of miracles the past couple weeks. I love working with the people here and teaching them all about Christ. Everyone, no matter what is going on in their lives, can be blessed by learning and talking about Christ.

I want to invite you all to watch the Light the World video on mormon.org if you haven't already. It is BEAUTIFUL. It is all about how we can serve like Jesus Christ did. I would invite you all to serve every day of December to help fill the world with the light of Jesus Christ. I know He is the source of all that is light and good in this crazy world!

Also - good story for you guys, last week I prayed really hard for the gift of tongues, or that God would help me understand and speak Spanish better. One day, we were teaching our investigator and she gave us tacos. Turns out they were tacos de lengua (tongue tacos), so I was blessed with the gift of tongues in a way I didn't expect ;)

I love you all! Sorry no pictures this week, today is very crazy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! God is good.

God be with you!

Love,
Hermana Hirschi

Sister Sarah Hirschi | California Arcadia Mission

Mailing Address:
Sister Sarah Hirschi
614 W. Foothill Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91006

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hermana Hirschi // Week 2

Hola amigos!

How has this week been for everyone? I hope it's been one full of God's love and influence. It has been for me!

This week was a little more stressful than last week, since we had lots of meetings and we also moved apartments! We had been living outside of our area, and so we moved to an apartment inside our area this week. I love it! We are in the process of decorating, so if anyone has any cute, cheap ideas for decorating an apartment, let me know :)

We were blessed this week to have lots of members of the Church feed us dinners! I've tried some really great Mexican foods, and a couple not so great. My least favorite so far would probably be ceviche. It was made with shrimp and that is one of my least favorite foods, so that was hard to get down. But I prayed a lot in my heart as I was eating and somehow I was able to eat it. I think the favorite dish I've tried so far has been tostadas with beans and salsa and guacamole and cheese and lettuce and tomatoes - wow that is delicious. I've tried lots of drinks here too - horchata, agua fresca (basically this super yummy juice) and jamaica (made from hibiscus flowers) and I love all those. 

I've been very humbled by the people here. Lots of them have so little, and they are always so happy. I think it's made me realize even more how you can be happier than the richest man in the world if you have God and your family! Thank goodness I have both :) 

Today I studied a lot about hope. Lots of times I think we view hope as something like "I hope it rains today," or "I hope I get a good grade on this test," but really I think it is so much more! Hope is really meant to be "sure, unwavering, and active." Isn't that beautiful? It's something that is sure. We have a sure hope through Christ, that we can change and be saved if we apply His Atoning Sacrifice in our lives. "And what is it that he shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that he shall have hope through the Atonement of Christ and the power of His resurrection to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in Him." (Moroni 7:41, the Book of Mormon) I love that. I am working to increase my hope by increasing my faith in Christ this week by trying to rely more on His grace when I am not enough (which is always).

I love you all! Thank you for the support and love and prayers. You are in my prayers as well. God be with you!

Love,
Hermana Hirschi

Hermana Sarah Hirschi | Arcadia California Mission
Mailing Address: 
614 W Foothill Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91006

Pictures:
1. Hermana Wilde and I and her first ever Slurpee!!!
2. Making pancakes with Hermana Arriola
3. An awesome dog we saw cruisin along
4. Missionary selfies are a must at any meetings
5. The sunsets here are INCREDIBLE. Sometimes we can see the outline of LA on the horizon with a brilliantly blazing sky behind it and it takes my breath away.
6. The donut hole. You drive through it and pick out a donut and they're amazing.
7. Hermana Wilde and I made tostadas! 
8. Our fun roommates before we moved! Hermanas Kingston & Arriola















Monday, November 7, 2016

Hola from Covina!

​​HOLA EVERYBODY!

Wow what a wonderful past couple weeks it has been. I don't know that I could adequately describe it if I tried. It has been full of wonderful learning and growing experiences and I love my mission more than I thought would be possible!

My companion is Hermana Wilde! She is from Ammon, ID and is just the greatest missionary I've met! She speaks Spanish very well, and isn't afraid to talk to anybody. We get along super well and I've already learned so much from her. I love her so much!

Right now, we are serving in the Pomona West area, which covers a lot of Covina and some of Pomona as well. We're actually opening up this area; there haven't been sister missionaries in this area for several years, so it's been fun to figure out the area together. I LOVE IT. I love all the people and I love the food and almost most of all I love the warm weather. I can't believe that it's November, and it's still 95 degrees outside. I'm so grateful Heavenly Father let me come to a warm mission :)

Something I've learned a lot this week is that God strengthens us for the things He asks us to do. There is absolutely no way that I would be able to wake up at 6:30 every day, study for 4 hours, talk to people I don't know in a language I don't really know until 9:00pm, and sleep at 10:30pm without His help. I've felt strength beyond my own multiple times and I'm so grateful for His love and influence in my life.

A phrase from the Book of Mormon that I love is this: "Their joy shall be in the Lord." WOW that is so true! As I've studied the scriptures and learned more about Him, and spent all day, every day working to invite other people to come to Him, my joy has been so full. The Lord is so good, and I am so grateful He has let me come to this mission to work in this great work.

I love you all! Send me letters and emails and anything your heart desires - I would love to hear from you. If you do send letters or packages, please make sure my whole name (Hermana Sarah Hirschi) is on it since there is another Hermana Hirschi here :)

God be with you all!

Love,
Hermana Hirschi

California Arcadia Mission
Mailing Address:
Sister Sarah Hirschi
614 W. Foothill Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91006

hermanahirschi.blogspot.com

​Pictures from the MTC:
My district with our teacher Hermano Hicks, our zone, the hermanas in our zone! Sorry I'm not sure which order they're in! This computer is really old :/