Monday, January 26, 2015

Letter to President again...Sorry.... Haha

Presidente Willard,

Wow.  It's kind of weird, because I feel like we are working so hard, but the numbers don't really show it…

But either way, I feel really good about everything that Is happening right now in this area.

Yesterday… we definitely saw some miracles.

We were supposed to meet an investigator in the park and take her to a members house to have a lesson. But she never showed up! So we headed to the members house to tell them that we wouldn’t be having a lesson. On the way, Hermana Pucheta, being the amazing disciple of Christ that she is…, contacted  jovencita named Carla. We invited her to come with us and she is amazing. We ended up having the lesson with her at the members house and she accepted a baptism date!! And I know that she is going to progress. I'm so happy for her.

We also had an appointment with an investigator that is getting baptized on Friday. Wow. She is amazing. We taught her the law of Chastity with the help of la Familia Sandoval. They are great and helped a lot. We are helping her get to know some of the priesthood holders in the ward so she can pick someone to baptize her. She is the best, I know that she is going to be such a strong member of the church. We are so proud of her and all of the changes she is making in her life. I know its been a big change for her, but I also know that she really has the desires to follow Christ.

We are finding a lot of new people to teach and, gosh danget, I just love them all. I've realized that the first visit we have with investigators really is the most important. Hermana Pucheta and I have been using the points in Chapter 10 of Preach my Gospel de Como Comenzar a Enseñar. And we literally see the people we teach come unto Christ in the first lesson!! They receive us and they have desires to know Christ and go to Church. Its amazing!!! I love being a missionary.

Thanks for everything President!! Guaracal is being looked after, we certainly are receiving heavenly help. 


Hermana Cedeño

Monday, January 19, 2015

I am changing companions like... nobody's business...

 Okay, this is as close as I'm going to get to an email this week :-).  It's the letter to my mission president and  a few pics as well.  Have a great week and I love you all so much.  

The church is True!


Hermana Cedeno

Presidente Willard,

I am changing companions like… nobody's business. Haha No it's great. First off, I want to thank you so much for sending me Hermana Pucheta. She is absolutely amazing! Now that we're doing 12 semanas again, I literally feel like she's training me and I am totally okay with that. I hope that by the end of our time together, I will have become more like her.

She has such a love for this work and she literally takes advantage of every minute that she has as a missionary. I'm so impressed… I wish I would've been the missionary she is when I had 9 months on the mission. I feel  like I'm working with someone that has 46 months on the mission. What an example she is to me. Guaracal already loves her.

We are working really hard and really hard with the MEMBERS!! My testimony of working with members has grown so much this week. What an impact they have on the people that are investigating the church. I'm so grateful for their help in the work of Salvation. This really is Christ's church. And we really are His Disciples. I'm so grateful for this time that I have to dedicate absolutely everything I have to such a cause. I love being a missionary more than anything else… I fell like I was…MADE for this. Like that was the whole purpose of Him creating me.. was to serve His other Children. And I'm okay with that :-) I really love the people I'm teaching. And I pray for them so much because I just want them to know what we know… I get so worried about them and I never want them to feel discouraged. It's like "perserverar hasta el fin" ("Persevere to the end")  before baptism :-).

Thanks for everything you do President.

D&C 20:37 

--Hermana Cedeño

 So, I don't know if you remember Hermana Villanueva. She was with me when I skyped you guys for mother's day. She is from La Paz, Bolivia. She literally became like one of my closest friends ever. And I love her so much. She just finished her mission on Thursday and President is the best and let her come and visit me. It was actually way hard saying goodbye to her because I don't know when I'll see her again. On Wednesday, I saw her for the first time since last June, and for the last time until I come to Bolivia to visit her again :) I really love her a lot.

The missionaries of the ward and Jose Maria, he goes on his mission to Colombia on Tuesday and we are all so proud of him. he´s 25 years old and stuck with the desires to serve the lord. it´s really never too late.

 Hermana Nielson and Hermana Briviesca

 Hermana Briviesca and Me :-)

This is me and my pensionista and her family and I love them :)


Sunday, January 11, 2015


Sorry mom, I always use my time for other stuff!!!

But I don't have a good letter for you. I'm a loser. but we got an emergency transfer last night and Hermana Adams is going to Tarija tomorrow and guess who is going to be my companion???

My first companion that I ever had in the whole mission!! Hermana Davenport from the provo MTC! 

But this week was so good mom.

We are teaching so many amazing people that are going to get baptized this month. One is a couple that have been coming to church for months and months, and they want to be baptized SO bad. their son is baptized. But they can't get baptized because the wife is married to someone else and the couple isn't married. They have been trying to get the divorce between the wife and her ex for months, but he is not cooperating. please pray for them, we are trying to get this divorce over with in the next few months so that they can be baptized. It will take a lot of faith. but if you could fast for them this February, it would mean the world. 

Also a woman named Carla and her son Christian are getting baptized this month! I am so excited for them.

HERE is a copy of the email I sent to my mission president so you can read a bit more about my week, sorry I'm a loser. thanks for always writing me even though I don't always write haha I LOVEYOU!!

Presidente Willard,

Holy moly… We are just having Cambios de Emergencia all over Guaracal for the past few cambios. But hey, I've learned to just accept every cambio with open arms because, by the end, I always realize that that's what God wanted for me all along. I'm always so sad at the beginning… and then God always proves me wrong and I'm like… way happy by the end haha

But I will miss Hermana Adams!! I was worried about this next cambio getting switched out of this ward though, because this week Hermana Adams and I really applied Doctrina y Convenios 20:37… and I have never seen faster results.

We were having the hardest time getting our investigators to commit to come to church and actually follow through. But this week, we found 2 families, and a couple "singles". Every single one of our investigators con fecha bautismal showed up at church on Sunday BY THEIR OWN FREE WILL! I about peed my pants every time one of them walked through the sacrament meeting door. Because they really understood the importance of D&C 20:37, they showed up to church ready to feel the spirit. We ended up with 2 con 6 progresando this week. And that was definitely a testimony booster for me.

Not to mention the fact that we were in the middle of a powerful Ayuno. And That was exactly what we had fasted for. Was that the investigators would progress. And we are so proud of them! And we are so proud of the members for being so supportive. GO GUARACAL! I love these guys :-)

This week, Hermana Briviesca had an intercambio with Hermana Zapata, so I got to see her and talk to her for a bit. And oh, how I missed her! What an amazing missionary she is! I can't wait till I get to have my intercambio with her. I'm so happy she is my Hermana Capacitadora. I told her I wanted to kill her. Which would mean she would kill me… but hey. I think Heavenly Father would be okay with that… hint, hint… wink… President. I want to be Hermana Zapata´s companion haha

President!! Interviews are coming up AGAIN?? What?! Isn't that insane? I just feel like time is flying. I don't even know what to think. But the mission is beautiful and I've never learned so much in so little time! I have a few elders that have finished their missions that email me and tell me how much they miss the mission… and I never want to be them. I'll just stay in Santa Cruz forever.

Also, President, one of my friends is coming to this mission.. Her name is Taryn Petroff. And I was wondering if there is a way I could see her before I leave?  I was in shock when she got her call to this mission and I can't stop telling her how much she is going to love you and Hermana Willard haha 

Thanks for everything President!!

Love, Hermana Cedeño


haha seriously though. I'm going to buy another memory card and then I'm not plugging it into computers anymore. sorry haha