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!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Another Transfer is Ending

WHAT! I cant believe that this is the last week of this transfer. Next week we have changes! It is so crazy!! Time is literally flying. If freaks me out a little bit. This past week was awesome. We really saw miracles. Something sad that happened is that we received a call that Elder Nelson is not going to come to Guatemala... I was so sad because I literally was so excited! But on Friday we are going to have like a live broadcast from Salt Lake with him. So that will be awesome! Not the same, but still amazing and I am ready to learn so much to be able to change!

On Sunday we had a baptism!! wooohooo!! La Hermanita Carolina Mendez. She is the sister of Fernando. She is 25 and has three kids. Missionaries have taught her for like 2 years and she was about to get baptized like 2 years ago but decided not to. But the Lord prepared her and this was her time to get baptized and change her life! It was literally such a miracle. I am so happy for her and I know that this decision is going to bless her life forever. She has been passing through some really hard things. One of her daughters has seizures and her dad is really sick. they literally have no money. But she is relying completely on the Lord and has so much faith that everything is going to work out. It is so amazing to see her example and learn from her example as well.

I love the mission. I literally cant believe how fast time has flown by. Today in our district meeting we were talking about obedience and we had to share how our outlook on obedience has changed here on the mission. Obedience is so important. We should be obedient because WE LOVE GOD. not for obligation or fear. Here on the mission my desire to be obedient has grown so much. I literally have a list of things that I need to do my whole life to be obedient. I have changed so much through the atonement of Jesus Christ here on the mission and I know that I am going to keep changing more and more each day as I keep being obedient. What a blessing to have this time to change and become more like the Savior. I challenge all of your to choose a few things in your life that you can do to be more obedient. Obedience is an act of faith because sometimes we dont really understand why we have to be obedient to certain commandments. But as we obey with faith, our faith in the Lord and in the specific commandment will grow! Obedience is the first law of Heaven. And so if we are not obedient here on earth, we would not fit in or feel comfortable in the Heaven! Entonces... Hay que ser obedientes!!

I love you all so much and hope you all have a good week!!

Love,
Hermana Dibb



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hey!

Hey everyone!! I love you all so much!! I just wanted to share one of my favorite scriptures with you all today.

I dont know how it is in English. But it is is Mosiah 5:13. In spanish it says,

Porque ¿como conoce un hombre al amo a quien no ha servido, que es un extra├▒o para el, y se halla lejos de los pensamientos y de las intenciones de su corazon?

This is something we shoudl ask ourselves all the time. Does Christ know us? Are we serving him sufficiently to the point where he knows us. Or are we too far from him in our thoughts and our heart. I love this scripture and it has motivated me to serve Christ in everything that I do with all my heart, might, mind, and strength. It has motivated me to change the thoughts in my head and the intentions in my heart because I want to KNOW Christ. And I want him to be able to KNOW me because I served him and followed him during my time on earth.

I love you all so much!

Love,
Hermana Dibb


my zone.  


i fit right in... hahaa.  


a good lunch for missionaries... 





they love to do my hair... i love it too...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Prayer

Makayla didn't send out an email until today because she was with her Zone in a different area of the mission.  Here is her message this week.

I found this quote that I love so much!! It says, "When we ponder His voluntary atonement, any sense of sacrifice on our part becomes completely overshadowed by a profound sense of gratitude for the privilege of serving Him." - Russell M. Nelson I love this quote! And it is so true. If we really do comprehend the atonement, we will never feel like we are sacrificing things. We will just feel happy and grateful for the opportunity to love and serve Christ, here on the mission, in the house, callings in the church and in any circumstance. I am excited because in 2 weeks Russell M. Nelson is coming to Guate to talk to us! It will be so amazing!

President Markham gave us a challenge to read the book of Enos everyday for 30 days without missing even one day. He said as we do this we will understand prayer and the power of the atonement better and be able to apply it better in our lives. Not just prayer but prayer with purpose. I am doing this and also challenge all of you to do it! I promise that you will have the desire to experience was Enos experienced.

Right now our teaching pool is a little bit.. difficult. Hahah. The Zone I am in is the zone that all the people say... Oh. That stinks. You are going to the hardest zone. But hey. I know that there are miracles here. We see miracles everyday. And maybe the people cant really understand us because we don't speak their dialect but... I know that God is preparing people here and there are people that are prepared. And it doesn't matter because the spirit speaks their dialect. So I am just trying to live worthy to have the spirit with me and I know that we will find the people that are waiting. hahaha. We are teaching a few people that are pretty positive. A little girl that is the friend of a family of members. She is going to get baptized on Sunday but we cant find her mom to sign the baptism registro because her mom works in the Capital and she just lives in her house with her sisters. So we are praying and hoping that her mom will return before sunday to be able to sign the paper.


Love,

Hermana Dibb

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Learning

I am focusing on looking for and recognizing blessings. I know that God is helping me and I am so thankful. I am always smiling because the truth is I love the mission. I love the work of the Lord. It is so happy and wonderful.What I am trying to focus on right now is changing. not just changing my attitude but changing my nature. and I know that I can only do that through Jesus Christ. It is such an amazing feeling to be changed and to keep changing everyday. i love that the mission has taught me the importance of change through the power of the atonement.
I am learning patience. I am grateful for this opportunity I have to learn and grow and train my sister. Because I love my companion. We are working hard and get along great.

Time in the mission is so weird. it is sad. it is sad because I only have a certain amount of time left on the mission. I am realizing that because in my district of missionaries I have been in the mission field the longest. I have been here longer than the district leader and his companion.
But it is also sad because I know that it is going to go by so fast because seriously. time is just so crazy.

Love Hermana Dibb