Wednesday, September 30, 2015


So this past week I got to go visit Las Flores! One of my old areas! Also my Favorite area! We had to teach the Stake President and all of the Bishops in the Stake. Yeah I was stressed. Anyways it was in Las Flores at 2:00 p.m. When I walked in all of the members were still there. They all just screamed "HESS!!!" It put a really big smile on my face. I saw all of the converts that we had and ALL of them were active with callings! That was such a big blessing to see! I also saw the Hermana Wendy!! The Lady who visited our house! I took some Pics with her so I'll send those to you guys! So a fast update on the Guzman family! They are getting married! Last Tuesday they sold 55 Baleadas. They  raised over 1000 Limps just to get married! The goal is to get them married on the 17th of Ocotber and to have them get baptized the next day! So awesome! Oh yeah so I have a new Comp! His name is Elder Paredes! He is super cool! We get a long great! And he is a work horse! So it's really fun to be with him! He is from Guatemala and has 22 months in the mission. He loves soccer just like the rest of em and has big plans in life! He is the man! I love you guys! I'll send you all some pictures!

All the Food they made to sell:)

 Hermana Wendy

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Alright so I had an awesome week! But something awful happened. I'll start off with the good news first:) So.. Sister Elcisa got baptized! It was such a shock! We've been passing by her house for 6 weeks now. She has always gone to Church, but... Always rejected being Baptized. So we actually stopped passing by for a little bit. Then last Monday we passed by and gave her some homework. We told her to read 3 Nephi 11. When Jesus Christ came here to the Americas. Well I can't remember exactly, but Christ himself mentions the word baptism around 20 times in one chapter, and the importance of it. Well we stopped buy again on Wednesday and we wanted to set another baptismal date with her on the 26 of September. When we told her that she said "NO." I was just sitting there like "Why doesn't she feel this?" But the next thing she said was "I want to be Baptized this Saturday." I was blown away! I was so happy! I actually went over to her got on my knees and asked her "Sister how did you get your response that these things were true?" She said "I felt that the Book of Mormon was true while I read Chapter 11 in the Book of Mormon." How awesome is that!!!!! I was so excited! Her baptism went great! A lot of people showed up and she was glowing during the whole service!!!! So that was for sure the highlight of my week! OK... And for the bad news. Mom, you might want to sit down. So, on my camera I had over 1,100 pictures.. Well a little girl (13 years old) Deleted ALL of my Pictures. I just about died. But I've sent all the good pictures home already so its OK Mom:) But yeah. HAHAHA but it was a great week! I do have a picture of the Baptism though!:) (Because we retook it the next day in Church haha) I love you Guys!!!!!!

Love Elder Hess

Sister Elcisa

Thursday, September 10, 2015


SO this week was hard but everything turned out perfectly at the end:) So Carlos is doing great! He has a Baptismal date in 3 weeks! He has to repent for some things but he's 100% awesome:) He was so sad that he could not get baptized this Saturday. At the end of the lesson (when we told him he had to wait) he told us that he wants to give the Prayer in front of everyone at sacrament meeting! 3 weeks ago he was way to scared to even pray in front of us!! He is progressing so fast it's amazing! He also went to church and gave all the members hand shakes with us haha I love him so much. The Goozman Fam is doing great! They all went to church and Liseth even invited her sister to come! Now she wants to listen to us!!!! I LOVE THIS AREA!!! I feel like it was yesterday that I knocked on their door to contact them:) And now I've known them for 4 weeks! This week we found some awesome new people as well:) I hope they all progress like Carlos did hahaha! I love this Obra. Es la Obra mas importante en el Mundo. I love y'all!!

Love Elder Hess

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Sup Chikis! This week was awesome! I learned so much. I want to update you guys real fast on the Family Goozman. So we had a lesson with them and my Comp asked them if they had a bible that we could use "to show that it's the same Bible.¨ Anyways they said ¨No.. but we have this one book that's like the Bible that we found years ago.¨ I was like.. OH boy its probably some crazy catholic church bible haha! But they brought out a Book of Mormon. It was like 40 years old. It looked nothing like the Books that we have now. I was going crazy. Before telling her that it was a BoM I asked her, have you read it. She said yes. I then asked, do you feel like it is the Word of God. She replied to me, Yes I do. It talks about Church a lot. We then told her it was the Book of Mormon and that it's the same book that we gave her 2 weeks ago. They already had a testimony of this Church and they didn't even know it. We then went on and talked about if the BoM is true, Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that Jose Smith was a Prophet of God. And if the Book of Mormon is True this Church La Iglesia De Jesucristo De Los Santos De Los Ultimos Dias is the only true church that is true over all the face of the earth. The whole family wants to get baptized!! We just have to get them married. Which we will get done in 3 months. Also this Sunday was insane.. So at 8:00 a bus for the church always passes by all the houses of our investigators and for the members because we live really far from the Church. Well the Bus never passed.. SO NOT ONE MEMBER OR INVESTIGATOR went to church this Sunday. Except Carlos. He went because we saw him riding his bike in the morning. Anyways we went to church on a different bus and my comp and I were both pretty upset-mad at the bus that never came. So when we got dropped off Elder Roldan told me ¨Satan Won Today.¨ I was thinking the same thing. But right after he said that Carlos said something that taught me a lesson that I will never forget. Carlos told us "Elders... I've been thinking a lot this past week.. And I want to get baptized.¨ When he said that, he got the chills, and told us ¨Look how I get when I talk about baptism.¨ I didn't even know what to say. Before in my head I was thinking that Satan won that day, Until Carlos told us that he wanted to get baptized. What I learned from that is that Light will always overcome darkness. God will always overcome Satan in all things that we do if we are obedient. I learned that even if everything is going wrong God knows what he is doing and it is part of a plan. A perfect plan. I know that God lives. I know that we are his children and that He Loves us and is always with us. I love this Church!! I love my Savior and I love my Father.