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!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hay Cambios!!


Lo siento. I dont have a lot of time. But we have transfers tomorrow!! I am staying here in La Gomera to sweat my brains out. Hahah. I love La Gomera. But it is hot. Hermana Klindt is leaving! I am sad because I love her and have learned so much from here! But I know that Heavenly Father knows where we need to be and with whom. That´s how it is throughout our whole lives. We have to put all our trust in Him, because he knows.

One thing I love about Guatemala is the mangos.... Seriously. Here in La Gomera they are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. There are trees and they just fall on the ground. We eat them a lot. And they are seriously amazing. My favorite fruit for sure.

Sorry. This email is so short! But I love you all and hope all is well! Have a good week!!

Hermana Dibb

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Buenas tardes!

This week was good! We had some awesome lessons and found some awesome new investigators.

Some investigators that we have had for awhile are names Byron and Milvia. They are a couple with a baby. They arent married. The sisters that were in La Gomera before also worked with them. But when they closed their area, we now teach all of La Gomera and so we took over teaching them. They are super sweet. They have a really hard time understanding. When we teach them something like faith and then they finally get it, the next time we go to visit them they cant remember. They want to get baptized and we told them that they have to get married to get baptized and then we explained that commandment. They finally decided that they are going to get married. The other day we asked them why they think they have to get married to verify if they knew. They had no idea. But they just believe us. They just believe that it is right and they dont understand baptism but they just have a desire to do the right things. They have the desire to follow Christ even though they dont really understand why or how, they are determined to do it. It is really humbling. I have learned a lot from teaching them. Patience and love go hand in hand is one of the things I have learned. We are hoping that they will get married this week. And possibly baptized.

We have cambios next Wednesday and so we will see how that goes! I think Hermana Klindt is going to leave La Gomera and I am going to stay... But we will find out on Monday! I love Hermana Klindt so much and am so grateful for all that she has taught me! She is an amazing example of diligence and exact obedience. A saying of our mission is that obedience brings blessings, but obedience with exactness brings miracle. It is so true! We try as hard as we can to be obedient with exactness and I have really gained a testimony of obedience. Think of something that you could change a little bit to be obedient with exactness and you will see the difference in your life! I promise!

I love you all! Have a good week!!

Con amor,
Hermana Dibb

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

mmm, Cow Liver

Buenas Tardes!!

This week was good! It is so so so hot here. Everyday is just hotter and hotter. The rainy season here in La Gomera is going to start in May I think. But it is crazy hot! We fasted this last Sunday and it was so hard! But we literally saw miracles! We ended our fast at a house that we always eat at on Sundays. We ended our fast with cow liver and beets! Yummm. Hahaha. It was not way bad but it was interesting!

Also yesterday Hermana Klindt was trying to cut her hair on Pday by herself. Hahah. So I was trying to help her and then eventually I just cut it. I cut like 3 inches off. But pretty much I am a hairstylist now. Not really but her hair was fried. From the sun and everything so she just really felt like trimming it up and it was pretty funny.

A fun fact about Guatemala. McDonalds here is like a gourmet restaurant. Hahaha. The people here love it. And us as missonaries... Oh man. We love McDonalds. But seriously. Everyone talks about how the workers at McDonalds are just so awesome. Always smiling! I love it because it is kind of the opposite at home...

We have been finding some awesome people to teach. Last week we found a man names Alvaro. He is so awesome! We had a first lesson with him and gave him the pamphlet of the restoration to read and when we came back for the second lesson, he pretty much taught us the restoration! It was so awesome! He hasnt been able to come to church because of work so we are hoping he can come this sunday though. That is the biggest problem here is that everyone works on Sunday! It is so frustrating that Sunday has just become another day for so many people. Sunday is a special day. A day to renew our covenants, learn more of Christ, and rest from our labors. The way we live on the Sabbath Day is how we demonstrate our love and devotion to the Lord. Think of some things that you could do on Sunday to demonstrate to God your love and gratitude for all he has given you!

Les Amo!! Tengan muy feliz semana!!

Hermana Dibb

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

7 Abril 2015


General Conference was great! We watched it here but in Spanish... I didnt understand a lot of it, but it was so cool for me because I learned what I needed to learn. Through the spirit. He is the true teacher in all that we learn in the gospel! I am so grateful for the opportunity we had to listen to our living prophet and apostles. They are truly Gods voice here in the earth and we should listen to everything they say! I encourage you all to choose something you learned from conference and apply it in your life! That is when you will really gain a testimony of the thing you learned!

Some funny things that happened this week. There was a guy walking around and he had a leash with an animal on it. I was contacting someone so I didnt see what it was right away. And then when I was done talking to them I walked away to where my companion was talking to someone and saw that he had a racoon on his leash. hahaha. He was just walking around with his raccoon... hahah. So strange! And also another fun animal story. Last night we were washing our feet and I was on the phone with the district leader and all of a sudden I saw something flying around in the house and I started walking to see what it was and it flew at me and almost ran into me! It was a nasty little bat!! Hahahaha. Too good. We both screamed and ran and it flew out but oh man... We were so scared!!

I was reading in this awesome book. I think it is called Our Search for Happiness. And I came across this paragraph that I love. I want to share it! It says "That´s the way it is when Jesus Christ becomes a reality in your life. It isn´t that He somehow makes you do things that you wouldnt do otherwise. Rather, you find yourself wanting to do what He would do and respond as He would respond in an effort to bring your life into harmony with His. And an interesting thing happens whenever you attempt to place your feet in Christs footsteps. If you really concentrate on trying to walk the way He walked - loving, caring, serving, and obeying each step of the way - one day youll look up and discover that His path has led you directly to the throne of God. For that is and ever has been His great purpose and mission: to lead us to our Heavenly Father so we can dwell with Him in His heavenly home."

I love you all! Have an amazing week!!

Hermana Dibb