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, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Hermana Kap is so awesome I miss her so much, it was one of the hardest things ever to see her go home but I am happy she is with her family after 18 months of being gone. Hermana Kap and I sang in Zone conference  and then also in change meeting. it was scary but I realized that we need to be grateful for and share the talents that God has given us even when we feel inadequate. So I went ahead and sang and it ended up a really pretty song we put together.

My new companion is Hermana Guevara, she is from Mexico. We are teaching a few people here but are rejected all the time in this area of Guatemala. The area I am serving in right now is a more wealthy part of Guatemala. We just try to have fun and see the positive even though it is difficult and frustrating at times. Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We have so much to be grateful for.

Love Hermana Dibb  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Zoo!!!!

hey family and friends.

last tuesday we went to the zoo. It was fun to see all the animals. it was actually a pretty nice zoo. My favorite animal was like a blank panther thing. It was super cool!!

This week has been good! We have been working hard and trying to get investigators to go to church. They promise us they are going to go and then they bail at the last minute. It is so frustrating sometimes. Some days on the mission are just hard. Some days in life are just hard. But we just need to keep going and trying!! I want to share this poem with all of you that is called The Race.

"Quit! Give up! You´re beaten!"
They shout at me and plead.
There´s just too much against you now.
This time you can't succeed!

And as I start to hang my head
in front of failures face
My downward fall is broken by
The memory of the race.

And hope refills my weakened will
As I recall that scene
For just the thought of that short race
Rejuvenates my being.

A childrens race, young boys, young men
How I ermeber well.
Excitement, sure! But also fear.
It wasnt hard to tell.

They all ined up so full of hope
Each thought to wint he race.
Or tie for first, or it not that
At least take second place.

and fathers watched from off the side,
each cheering for his son.
and each boy hoped to show his dad
that he would be the one.

the whistle blew and off they went
young hearts and hopes a fire
to win and be the hero there
was each young boy{s desire.

and one boy in particular
whose dad was in the crowd
was running near the lead and thought,
my dad will be so proud!

But as they speeded down the field
across a shallow dip.
the little boy, who thought to win,
lost his step and slipped.

trying hard to catch himself
his hands flew out to brace
and, mid the laughter of the crowd,
her fell flat on his face

so down he fell, and with im hope
he couldnt win it now
embarrassed, sad, he only wished
to disappear somehow.

but as he fell, his dad stood up
and showed his anxious face
that to the boy so clearly said
get up win the race!

he quickly rose, no damage done
behinda  bit, thats all
and ran with all his mind and might
to make up for his fall

soanxious to restore himself
to catch up and win
his mind went faster than his legs
he slipped and fell again.

he wished that he had quit before
with only one disgrace
im hopeless as a runner, now.
i shouldnt try to race.

so up he jumped to try again
ten yards behind the last
if im to gain those yards, he thought,
ive got to more real fast

exerting everything he had,
he regained eight of ten
but trying hard to catch the lead
he slipped and fell again.

defeated! he lay there silently
a tear dropped from his eye
theres no sense running anymore
three strikes, im out. Why try?

the will to rise had disappeared
all hope had flown away
so far behind, so error prone
a loser all the ay

ive lost, so what the use, he thought
ill live with my disgrace
but then he thought abot his dad
whom soon hed have to face

get up, an echo sounded low
get up and take your place.
you were not meant for failure here,
get up and win the race.

with borrowed will, get up, it said.
you havent lost at all
for winning is no more tahn this
to rise each time you fall

so up he rose to run once more
and, with anew commit,
he resolved that win or lose
at least he wouldnt quit.

so far behind the others now
the most hed ever been
still he gave it all he had
he ran as though to win.

three times hed fallen, stumbling,
threee times he rose again.
too far behind to hope to win,
he still ran to the end.

they cheered the winning runner
as he crossed the line first place
head high, and proud, and happy
no falling, no disgrace.

but when the fallen youngster
crossed the line last place,
the crowd gave him the greater cheer
for finishing the race

and even though he came in last
with head bowed low, unproud,
you would have thought he wont he race
to listen to the crowd.

and to his dad he sadly said
i didnt do so well
to me, you won, the father said
you rose each time you fell

and now when things seem dark and hard
and difficult to face
the memory of that little boy
helps me in my race

for all of life i like that race
with ups and downs and all
and all you have to do to win
is rise each time you fall.

quit! give up! you're beaten!
they still shout in my face
but another voice within me says
Get up and win the race!!

I love this poem. Things get hard. We fall. But we must always get up and keep going!! Everytime we have to get up! but the good thing is that we have a loving Savior, who is always there with his hand extended, ready to help us get up and keep going.

i love you all so much! keep on going and keep on trying! Get up and win the race!

hermana Dibb

Monday, November 9, 2015

This Week


this week has been a crazy week of learning and loving the new people and area!! we grow so much on the mission and sometimes in ways we didnt think were possible.

this sunday we left the house super early to go pick up investigators. church starts at 8 so we left at 630. an hour and a half running around like crazy and no one came with us to church. we even got a note on the door of an investigator that said... cap and dibb  i cant go to church because i am not home. i laughed. hahaha. it was super sad but kind of funny. i was so stressed and just sad that we didnt see too much success and we worked so hard! but i know that we have to do all we can do and then just trust in God and allow the people to have their agency. but there is always a miracle you know?? a member brought a nephew nonmember to church and he is so awesome!! we are visiting him today.

we have also had some pretty funny things happening in the street. everyone has been yelling at us in english. but like super funny random things. like... hey.you want tacos? haha. and then some guy we were walking past did like kissy lips and sounds right in my face and it was so funny. oh guatemala. so funny.

the mission is so awesome. i love it with all my heart and cant believe how fast it is just flying by. i know that i need to be here. i know that i am becoming the person that God wants me to be every day here on the mission. it is hard to explain, but i know without a doubt that our heavenly father has a perfect plan for every single one of us and we just have to love it and enjoy it, because it is perfect. sometimes things dont make sense to us but God does everything for a reason, and with time we will come to understand why things had to happen or why we are doing certain things. Having an eternal perspective is so important. We just have to trust our Father and Heaven and do his will and we will be happy. i know it!

i love all of you!! have a great week!!

hermana dibb

Saying goodbye to san lucas toliman

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

emergency changes!!

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is happy and doing well!

This week has been crazy. On Saturday I received a call from the mission president that I was going to have emergency changes on Monday and that I was going to have to leave my area. He called me as a sister leader in the mission and it was really overwhelming. On Sunday I said goodbye to all the people I grew to love in san lucas toliman. it was so hard to leave there because i love it there and i love the people. i will be anxiously waiting for the day that i will be able to return to see them again.

now i am in another place called San Lucas. it is part of Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua is a place super famous here in Guatemala. There is a lot of history here. lots of ruins of catholic churches and things like that! not in my area but in antigua antigua. it is going to be really different from my other area but i will be able to grow and learn a lot. we do divisions with the sisters and so i will not be in my area all the time but i know that i will learn to love the people in my new area like i loved the people in my old area and in la gomera.

the mission can be crazy. but it is amazing to realize that God has a perfect plan and his will is perfect. we are instruments in his hands. he can use us to help complete his will. i love a scripture in words of mormon chapter one verse seven that talks about that. we can all follow his example and be willing to do the will of God, even if it is different than what we thought it would be!

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

hermana dibb