I am Hermana Makayla Dibb, a missionary representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I am serving in the Guatemala Guatemala City Central mission!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


This week has been awesome! On Monday we had to go to Guate for my visa and stuff. And we had to wake up at 2 in the morning to get there! Hahahah. Because we live in Narnia. For real. It was crazy and definitely an adventure. 4 hours there and 4 hours back. on a bus with the rest of Guatemala. hahaha. Missions are crazy! I love it. 

Some fun facts about Guatemala. They dont flush toilet paper here. You just put it in the trash. Hahaha. Also people always have parrots just outside their houses and I think they are pets but I am not sure. And they talk! Hahaha. We will be talking with someone and all of a sudden a parrot starts saying random things. It's so funny!

We had a baptism on Sunday! Wooohooo! His name is Mario. He was so excited to get baptized! It was so awesome for me to experience and strengthen my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel and the importance of covenants. 

Some days in the mission are hard! And in life. Something we did in a district meeting today really opened my eyes. We raised our arms out to the side of our bodies. straight for 6 minutes. It was so hard and it hurt so bad. we were told to think about Christ and His atonement during this time and my heart was filled with gratitude and love. Christ suffered for us. His arms were like that for 6 hours. And He did it because he loves us. Something I have been learning on my mission is it is important to learn and read about Christ and his life. But if we really want to KNOW Christ we need to apply His atonement in every aspect of our lives. To repent and become better everyday. To help heal us physically, mentally, spirtually, and emotionally. Every thing, every day should be helping us come to know our Savior better. Think about some ways that you can apply the Atonement in your life and then do it! I promise you will come to feel the love of the Savior and come to know your Savior more as you do this. 

I love you all so much! Have an amazing week!


Hermana Dibb

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Man! It is so hot here! crazy crazy hot! What a blessing! Hahaha. We sweat all day everyday. 
La Gomera is awesome! Hahaha. I love the people here! They lie. A lot. Hahaha. Cause a lot of them dont want to be rude but they dont want to listen to our message. Some hide from us. hahaha. Rejection is hard but I am starting to learn to just brush it off, tell them that we love them, and then move on! As we walk down the streets the people always yell at us. Mostly they say things in English. Incorret things. hahaha. And they always yell.. Gringas! Hahaha. 

Everyone rides motorcycles here. And not just one person on a motorcycle. Like a famly of 4 or 5 on every motorcycle! Its so dangerous! But pretty funny to see! Also the dogs on the streets are a problem. We have only had a few that have tried to come at us. They are seriously nasty dogs. The street dogs are called chuchos. Ahh. They are so gross and its so sad. They are everywhere! Also right now in La Gomera we are dealing with La Safra. It is the time of year where they burn the sugar cane or something like that. But anyway... It rains like black stuff all day,We sweep our house and like by the time we get home at night it is everywhere again. Hahaha.It doesnt look like its raining down but it covers everything and makes everything a mess! Fun stuff!! 

So since I am training we wake up at 5:20 on normal days. But when we have meetings with the zone or something like that we have to wake up at like 3 or 4!! Hahaha. What a blessing!! Good times! In march Elder Anderson from the quorum of the twelve apostles is coming to our mission! I am so excited! It will be so awesome to hear from him and learn how to be a better missionary! 

So. Fun story of the week. We were studying and I went out to go to the bathroom and there was our little rat friend waiting right by the bathroom! EEEK. And so I ran back in the house and told Hermana Klindt. But The rat ran away. Ahh. So nasty. And then the next day Hermana Klindt was going to get in the shower and she stepped in backwards and her shoe touched something! THE RAT. Luckily it was dead. But ew!! So we had to clean it up and get it in the trash somehow. I am happy that we finally caught it and got rid of it though. We put poison out like last week. haha. Now we are just waiting for the next one.. hahaha. I love Guatemala!

Everyday I am gaining a stronger testimony of this gospel. I know it is true. I know that it blesses and changes lives. Including mine. I am so grateful for it. One thing I have been working on here is faith. Faith is so important in every aspect of our lives. On a mission it is essential. Faith and fear cant coexist. And I am learning to overcome my fears here so I can have more faith. At first I was scared to approach people and talk to them. In spanish. But now... It is not as scary. The more I do it the more I enjoy it. We always start by saying we are representatives of Jesus Christ and testify that He lives. We are missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I feel so privileged to be able to be a missionary and representative of Jesus Christ. I am trying everday to gain Christlike attributes so that I represent Him well. Everyday I learn more and more. Everytime I approach someone I grow in faith. Faith is a principle of action! When we have faith we need to act! We need to change and be better! Its amazing that we are able to do this. I am so happy and lucky to be here sharing the beautiful message of the gospel with the people here. My spanish is no where near perfect. or even near good. And sometimes the people probably dont understand what i am trying to say. But. I know that if I am worthy of the spirit and they people I am talking to are ready, they will feel something! And that is my goal. Because the spirit is the true teacher!

Ahh. Sorry this email is so random and not organized! I love you all and hope you all have an amazing week!


Hermana Dibb

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I am in La Gomera! It is by the coast, about a 40 minute bus ride. I love it! It is the hottest sisters area... and man IT IS HOT! Hahaha. We sweat so so much. It´s beautiful though!! My trainer is Hermana Klindt and she is from Utah. She is so awesome!! I love her!! She is such an amazing example to me of exact obedience! That is something that we NEED in the mission so we can be worthy to have the spirit with us. We live in a little house and it´s awesome! I´ll send pictures. We don´t get hot water, which is a blessing. Because when we shower in the morning it feels so good! And this morning our water didn´t work at all so we ended up using a bucket. So that was fun!! The people here are so wonderful! And for the most part pretty nice!! My spanish.... Hahahaah. Oh man. I get really frustrated with myself because I want to have awesome conversations with people but I´m just not there yet. I am learning patience with myself. And also patience with the people. It is awesome. Patience is a Christlike attribute and I am so happy that I am learning how to be more patient!! Also in our house we have lots of little friends. So the roof doesn´t really cover the whole house. We always have little lizards running around the walls which is good because they eat the bugs. But... We think we have a rat or a mouse right now... Ayayay. So we are trying to poison that and get it out! 

My mission president and his wife are so awesome. One of the rules of our mission is that everytime we leave the house we leave with a book of mormon in our hands. The book of mormon is so powerful! I gave one to a family on the bus today and I hope they read it because the book of mormon strengthens families! If you read the book of mormon your testimony of Jesus Christ will grow! I know it! So read the book of mormon. Everyday! Another rule we have is when we get on buses we have to contact the bus. So we always go up to the front and yell super loud that we are missionaries. We bear our testimony of the gospel and then we walk around and get contacts. It was scary at first but now I am not as scared. Hahaha. And the buses are LOCO. Seriously. People are just piled on top of one another and then people come on and try to sell stuff and it´s just crazy. But so funny. Funny things happen on the buses. We don´t ride buses in our city because we just walk but when we go to meetings we are on buses for like 3 hours at a time. hahaha. Oh Guatemala. I love it here!! 

Two of our investigators right now are Mari Crus and Hivan. They have a baby and she is almost one and so so cute! They are both so awesome. Hermana Klindt and her old companion found them and they just are amazing. They both want to be baptized and are just waiting for the Muni to let them get married! So we are praying for a miracle and hoping Mari Cruz can get baptized this Sunday!! 

I love all of you! Have an amazing week!!


Hermana Dibb

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sadly:(, this is all we got this week...  She's excited and we'll hear more next week.

I left the CCM this morning and made it to my mission. I am so excited!! I write every tuesday so I will talk to you next tuesday! I love you!!


Hermana Dibb