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, May 31, 2016

One of my companions received her visa and left a week and a half ago and is in Arizona. She was excited to finally be able to move to her mission. 

The work is great. we are working with this family that smokes. they are struggling. but we decided that we are going to get them married to help them see that they can complete goals in their lives... i am excited to see what happens!! they are going to get married on the 28th.

We did have had some letdowns in this past week but... attitude is everything.  We jus keep working hard and I know things will work for the best.

Onc lesson I’ve learned on my mission is that we have to choose to strengthen our testimony every day! seriously. because if we don’t choose to make it bigger... it just will automatically get smaller. a testimony can’t stay in one place. it will either get smaller or bigger. the choice is ours.

Love you all...

Hermana Dibb

At the Beach

We sometimes eat bugs

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I love this area


This area is great. HOT. but i love it. i literally am sweating so much it is crazy. at night i wake up wet in sweat. Too much info but seriously it is hot! hahaha. There are miracles in this area. we will have a baptism this week and i am so excited. we have a lot of positive investigators and so it will be fun to keep working with them.

I love my companions. We are always having a good time and laughing. Just loving every minute and working hard!

love you all!!
Hermana Dibb

My Zone:

My District:

Thursday, April 7, 2016



Conference was amazing. I loved it! It really helped me. Man... I love conference so much. with all my heart. I wish it was every weekend...

My comps are awesome. It is scourging hot here but I am so happy! We are working hard and seeing miracles. Hermana Pineda has 8 months on the mission and is from Mexico and Hermana Escobar has like a week on the mission and is from Guatemala. She is really going to Arizona on her mission, just waiting for the visa. This area is gold. The people are awesome. They are really receptive and I am so excited to help them. The members love us... There has never been hermanas here. We are the only hermanas in the zone…


Hermana Dibb

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Well! This last week was crazy. On Wednesday I went back to San Lucas Toliman to do divisions. It was like the best and worst day ever. Because I got to see everyone that I love so much but it was the worst because I had to say goodbye again!! Man. I love those people so much. It was an adventure. I love San Lucas Toliman and I am so happy that I was able to serve there for 5 months and return again.

Also... I had changes!! I am now in Hunapu Escuintla. I am opening the area with two other hermanas... One just left the MTC and the other has like 8 months on the mission. Hermana Escobar and Hermana Pineda!! We are in an area that is super hot!! wow. I am like dying of heat but I am so happy!! I love it here. It is amazing! The people are so nice and really receptive. I know that we are going to see miracles here! Man. I love the mission!

Love you all and hope you have a good conference weekend! Learn lots!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016



We had a cool experience with an investigator. Two weeks ago we found him. His wife is a member and they were going to church a year ago every Sunday. He is awesome. Seriously. He couldn't get baptized because he had to wait a while because of some of his past. He completed the goals and everything that the president made with him but then the new president came and set more time and more goals. He kept trying but got discouraged. I believe that now this is his time. We just have to get some things worked out with the church offices and send a letter to the first presidency. It was a miracle because all of a sudden president Markham was at our church on Sunday so we had them talk together and i am so happy for him because i think that this is his time to be able to be baptized and clean up his past.

love ya!
hermana dibb

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Companion


It is going good here. my new comp is Hermana Ziga from Mexico. She is really cool and we get along really well. I have really lucked out on the mission because I have gotten along really well with all my comps. I love all of them a whole lot! I am nervous because I think I will stay here another 6 weeks and then finish the mission in a new area.

We just continue to work hard and rely on the Lord to help us overcome the challenges we face. 

Love you all.

Hermana Dibb

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

buenas tardes

Something crazy that's been happening is a few of the days this last week we had some strong temblores. Un temblor is like a mini earthquake. At 10 one night there was a pretty strong one. And another night, well maybe at like 3 in the morning, we were fast asleep and our beds started shaking. It actually woke ME up. Those who don't know me.. nothing wakes me up. But everything was shaking pretty hard and it was way cool!! like for 30 seconds or so. That is pretty long for a temblor. I love Guatemala!! so cool!!

So that family that Jose brought to church is so AWESOME. They came to church again and they are totally going to get baptized. They just have to get married first. I know we will see this miracle this month.
We had a cool experience this last week. Elder Duncan, the area president from the 70 talked to us. I love that we can all receive our personal revelation as we listen to the servants of God. I received some revelation about how I can become a better missionary and I'm striving to apply it to become a better instrument in Gods hands. Something else that I was reminded of is explained in one of my favorite quotes. President Gordon B Hinckley said, "Quiere ser feliz? OlvĂ­dese a si mismo y pierdese en esta gran causa." In english... "Do you want to be happy? Forget yourself and get lost in this great cause." Well I am pretty happy so I guess I have gotten myself pretty lost here in Guatemala. But I received some revelation on how I can lose myself even more in this great work.

I also spoke for the first time in this ward. I talked about Charity. A quote that I love from President Monson says, "La verdadera caridad es el amor en accion." It translates to something like... " True charity is love in action." We are here to love like Christ loves!! To serve like Christ serves. So WE NEED TO DO IT.

have a good week!! les amo a todos.

hermana dibb

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This week was CALIDAD

this week was literally awesome.

Gloria got baptized. It was such an amazing miracle. I am so happy for her and I know that this gospel will keeping changing her life.

Also our convert, Jose, that got baptized in January, invited his friend to church. It was a young couple with a 6 year old daughter. And they came to church. What an amazing miracle!! Seriously. It reminds me of Alma. After his great change of heart and experience with the Atonement, what did he do? Alma 36:24. If we really experience this joy... What should we do??? SHARE THIS JOY WITH OTHERS... Share the gospel. What a great example is Jose.

I have been thinking a lot lately about the worth of souls. I love the scripture D&C 18:10. How does God see us?? I love this quote from President Uchtdorf. He said, "You are loved. You are dear to your Heavenly Parents. The infinite and eternal Creator of light and life knows you! He is mindful of you. Yes, God loves you this very day and always. He is not waiting to love you until you have overcome your weaknesses and bad habits. He loves you today with a full understanding of your struggles. He is aware that you reach up to Him in heartfelt and hopeful prayers. He knows of the times you have held on to the fading light and believed, even in the midst of darkness. He knows of your suffering. He knows of your remorse for the times you have fallen short or failed. And he still loves you. And god knows of your successes though they may seem small to you. He acknowledges and chericshes each one of them. He loves you for reaching out and helping others beart heir heavy burdens, even when you are struggling with your own. He knows everything about you. He see your clearly, he knows you asyou really are. And He loves you, today and always!!" I love this quote. I was thinking, If God feels this way about us and se3es us in this way, how should we see and feel about others?? We should see everyone as God sees us and them. We should focus on their potential. Our potential. This is the way we can become like Him. Trust me, it is easier said than done, but we can do it. We can see people in this way. All people. Everyday we should change little things to be able to see others as He sees them.

Love you all!! have a good week!!

hermana dibb

 It's been freezing

 Making Tortillas

baptism of eric and esteffany 

baptism of gloria. hahah. i am a giant. literally.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


I really love the mission. It doesnt get better than this. Sometimes it hits me suddenly that I am a missionary. That i am literally a missionary. I love it. It is the best feeling ever.

We have some positive people that will be baptized this month. On Thursday two of our investigators will get baptized. Esteffany and Erick. Man. I love them so much. Seriously. I never thought I could love people so much. Esteffany is 15. She just had a baby. Se has wanted to get baptized for while but didn't want to risk it pregnant. Her family has some cultural beliefs that are kind of different, but we've got to respect and understand those. She has almost finished the Book of Mormon. she started reading in october. She is so amazing!! Eric is her boyfriend. The coolest thing with him is that he was not interested in the gospel at all a month ago so we didn't really teach him. Esteffanys brother is a convert that got baptized in October and he gave a family home evening one monday night, when eric was there, about the temple and family history work. This convert Luis is AWESOME. Well turns out that the spirit of Elijah touched Erics heart in that family home evening and he is now so excited to be able to do the work for some of his family members that have passed on. So amazing.

I seriously love this time here on the mission. I cant imagine what my life would have been without the experiences I have had, am having, and will have on the mission. The mission is what I needed to be able to apply the Atonement more fully in my life in order to be able to change. I am not even close to perfect, but i have improved so many things that i needed to change and improve. Through Christ. I testify of my Savior. He helps us. He carries us. He lifts us. He comforts us. He motivates us. He encourages us. He heals us. He forgives us. He saves us. He understands us. He knows us. HE LOVES US. I am forever grateful for the privilege I have to testify of Him everyday and I will never go a day without testifying of my Savior.

I love you all!! have a good week!

hermana dibb

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Temple Visit


This week we were able to attend the temple.  It was awesome being back inside the temple.  It is such a blessing to be able to serve there.

During The month of January, we were able to teach 180 lessons. That is a ton. Super crazy!!! We teach all day every day and are loving working with the people. I know we are going to see some miracles this month.


 Hermana Dibb

Friday, January 29, 2016

Working Hard

Hermana Dibb continues to work hard and had little time today to write much.  She did share a few photos with us.  Thanks for all of your support and prayers for her.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Work is Good


This week I got really sick.  The Bishop in my ward gave me a blessing and in it he said... your family and parents are praying for you, and God hears and answers the prayers of parents.  I believe it. I know it is true. Thank you for helping me. Thank you for praying for me.

The work is good. A little bit stressful but good. I love it. Divisions have changed a lot but they are good. Now the sisters only come to our area and work here. Because of this I believe we are going to see more success because we are not going to be out of the area very much.

We found out today that leaders are going to stop being leaders when they only have 2 transfers left and are going to train. My companion after this change will train and then after one more change I will train. The apostles and general mission comittee are changing so much to hasten the work. We believe in  revelation and just follow it even if we don't really understand or comprehend why.

I love you all...  Have a good week!!

Hermana Dibb

Hermana Guevaras Birthday

Bus full of people.  Crazy and and you can barely breathe


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Another Good Week

Hey!! this week we saw miracles.

On Sunday Hermano Jose got baptized. It was so amazing because we found him as we were knocking doors. In the first visit we challened him to get baptized on January 10th. And he got baptized on January 10th. I love seeing people change their lives through Jesus Christ and His gospel. The mission is the best!!

My companion and I really get along and are enjoying the work. We are focusing on giving God our all here in the mission. Sometimes hard things happen, but I have never been so happy. Even when people reject us super rudely and say rude things to us it doesnt even matter. Because we are not ashamed of our Savior Jesus Christ. We represent Him. I have never been so happy in my life. As I testify of my Savior everyday, I feel joy that i have never felt before.

Hermana Dibb

Jose Baptism

P-Day in Antigua

Hot Chocolate

Typical Guatemala

On a hike... just kidding. Visiting a convert.  Pretty much the same.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Happy New Year!! What did you guys do?? I slept!!

We have an awesome investigator named Jose. He is 70 and is a widower ( not sure if that is the right word. his wife died?) We found him knocking doors like 3 weeks ago and the first Sunday after our first visit, he went to church. He is a miracle. So willing to do what God wants him to do!! He is so special and will get baptized this week!!

Also I had a cool experience. We were looking for a family we had talked to in the street. We hiked up a whole street that was literally like a mountain because the direction was at the top. We found their house and they didnt answer. We decided to knock two more doors at the very top. No one answered. There was a little pathway that led up into the mountains. Just like a hiking trail. You couldnt see anything, just trees. I said to my companion... "I feel like there is a house up there" and she said "no! hahaha. The people are going to think we are going to rob them" because their was a huge house next to the path that we had already knocked at. But I felt like there was house. So I started hiking. And my comp followed. Well turns out there was a house. And we knocked and dogs came running out to attack us. Then a man left the house to come talk to us. He was the man from the family we had contacted and were looking for in the first place.

The spirit guides us. We have to be ready and willing to listen. 1 Nephi 4: 6-7. always listen to the spirit. Act on the impressions that you receive from the spirit.

I love you all!!

hermana dibb