Tuesday, October 29, 2013

6 Months Out

Can you believe it has been almost 6 months?? It is blowing my mind. I don’t have a lot of time today but lots to say! Number one: I am being transferred out of Orem to Eagle Mountain! And I will be follow-up training a trial missionary! I am sad to be leaving my home I have had for almost 5 months but am excited for a new adventure and have heard only the greatest things about Eagle Mountain and I get to cover only one stake again! :)

This week we got our new companion Hermana Beltran. She is a Mexico visa waiter and awesome! :) It was a slow week and spent a lot of time with D. She made us delicious donuts, homemade potato chips and cookies this week! :) We had a bunch of Halloween Parties which was great! :) 

Monday we went mini golfing at trafalga which was super fun! Tuesday we went to the temple and I got another amazing answer to my prayers. You know how I was talking about how that peace being mentioned was an answer to prayer last week? Well I went to the temple because I was worried that I was just making things up or trying to make sense of something in my own way regarding something specific. When I was at the temple I said a prayer and let my scriptures fall open again and it opened to D&C 6:
22 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart,that you might know concerning the truth of these things.
23 Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?

 And it really hit because I knew that peace that I felt really was my answer! The Lord is there with us always and he really does answer prayers!!

 We afterwards ate at Cafe Rio! Delicious and ran into Elder Christensen from the District there! haha. I know there was a lot more but I can’t think of it and need to be done so I love you and will write you a letter! We had a lot of super good things this week and a lot of very not so good things! I can’t wait to hear from you all! :)

Sister Balero

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Look for feelings of Peace

Well it has been another long crazy week which I am starting to get used to! But yet everything is much the same. I got that picture of the family from [the missionary that baptized Grandpa Balero]. Monday we had a zone activity and played a couple nerf gun games! It was really fun!! I won one and was really proud :) hehe. And all Saturday we spent setting up for a wedding. It was a long day! Holy cow! On the way over to get set up we got in an accident. No one was hurt but our bumper went flying!  It was a little scary but could have been a lot worse. I just feel bad for the lady who was giving us a ride! We have a bunch of Halloween parties this week which will be a lot of fun!

oh and we got a call last night from president....WE ARE GETTING A VISA WAITER! We are going to be a tripanionship. We pick her up today at 4:30 :) She is waiting on her visa to brazil. So who knows how long it will be. That means that for sure one of us is staying in this area. I know the Lord will put me where I'm needed.

 I got an answer to prayer yesterday as one of our high councilmen gave a thought at our meeting. I can’t find the talk but he said It was a talk given by President Monson in a training given to new mission presidents. It was given in the mid 1980's. haha. But he said The adversary can reproduce every emotion and feeling except for peace. Look for those feelings of peace. Find times to create those feelings of peace. When we are having these feelings of peace the adversary cannot tempt us. I thought that was so neat because lately I have been feeling like I haven't been receiving answers or revelation but I have really been noticing how many times I have been feeling peace. I think that is another reason why the temple is so strong in spirit because it is a house of peace! Well, I love you all and thank you for your prayers and encouragement! I hope you are all doing well! :)

Sister Balero

Monday, October 7, 2013


Monday was spent running around doing Pday errand stuff. Tuesday we taught some great lessons! Wednesday we had DTM and then ate lunch at Which Wich which might possibly be one of my new favorite places! So fun and delicious!! We then biked this ridiculous hill to go facebook. I was DYING! haha. Thursday we had zone conference and ....WE GOT OUR IPADS!!! :) They are neat and cool but there are still a lot of kinks to be worked out and they are ridiculously blocked. Friday we spent most of the day at D's doing planning on our Ipads! Then we had a good night with lessons. Saturday WE WENT TO CONFERENCE! I have more details in a letter I wrote but it was so neat! I wish we had more time because I feel like we were in the midst of so many wonderful things and saw none of it. We were so excited we even forgot to take a picture by the temple! It was crazy! We sat at the very far left about 7 rows from the front! :) Having Holland speak that session was such a tender mercy! We also witnessed when Pres. Monson reached down and shook hands with that boy! It was so sweet!

Sunday was more conference! yay! We spent the morning session at Grandma G’s with the elders and ate waffles and then for the afternoon we went over to the H’s :) I love them they are my family in Orem. My favorite session was sun morn. But I haven't seen sat morning because we were headed to conference! I can’t wait to hear Uchtdorf's talk! I can’t count how many times I saw Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith on facebook! It was the only quote quoted from conference! haha. jk. Then we ate dinner there and then Schultz was sick so we went back until our 8 appointment. She then got a blessing and we had a really good talk with the elders about repentance and inadequacy. We read a lot from Moses 1 which was good!

Okay. I think I covered everything! Love you lots and hope to hear from you soon! :)

Sister Balero

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thinking of Daddy

Number one we went to Denny's this morning and I got moons over my hammy thinking of daddy :) And they now have chocolate peanut butter shakes!! :O I almost got one but then decided not to! I have had family on my mind a lot recently. Number two normally missionaries go to the last two conferences of their mission...but...I found out today I will be attending the sat afternoon session! It totally took me by surprise! I cannot wait :) Number three the lady sitting next to me I just found out is Karen Egbert's sister :)

Okay this week. Yesterday things were so great and we got so many referrals and life was just good! :) Yay! Hopefully we can keep this up! :) We also spent the evening at the H’s and they are really like family! :) K reminds me of christa and zippy of katie so I really was missing them last night! And we ate Debbi’s delicious cookies and homemade icecream :) It made me so happy! :)

Okay and last Monday we just played a bunch of board and card games and it was a blast! I have new games for us to play when Im back! :)

Oh also it went from summer to winter. I was freezing having no winter things so I will be shopping for that today. Luckily it has warmed back up temporarily.

Oh and I got both of the letters finally! :) They made me so happy and were just what I needed to hear so thank you and I will hopefully write you back today! :) I’ll let you know if I think of anything else! Love you and hope to hear more soon!

Sister Balero