Monday, August 25, 2014

No subject....

Dear all,

So. I have a new companion (not so new anymore that it is the fourth week of the transfer). Her name is Sister Hernandez, and she is from Saltillo, Coahuila. And yes it took me 6 days to be able to say Saltillo Coahuila. But I can say arrpentimiento ten times fast. Sorry, that was a lie. Sister Hernandez doesn't speak English, but I get to help her learn! So we'll see what damage I can do with that; in spite of being a missionary the teaching skillz todavĂ­a me falta. Did I ever tell you guys that one time I tried to hold a weekly English class in the church? That was fun.

Speaking of fun, today I did something awesome! Awesome enough to go down in the Cheever Book of Fame (mom don't read this part). So my companion and I got ready to leave para hacer some compras. Go shopping. I walked out of the house behind her, shut the door, and promptly remembered that I had conveniently left the keys inside. We frantically searched for an open window. Annnd yes! There was one. But I had to climb up on the roof/eave/algo/something to reach it. But it was easy and safe and not even very far off the ground. I was examining the opening of the window, and decided that thanks to the abundance of tortillas in Mexico I wouldn't be able to fit. My companion is smaller, and we both ended up trying to get ourselves inside the window. But because of the configuration of the window, Sister Hernandez's short legs couldn't breach the bottom part of the window (I know this is complicated and you probably can't even picture this in your mind so it doesn't make sense and I didn't take pictures, disculpame. But hang in there). So I decided (this is when the Cheever part of my genes kicked in, I just know it) that I could do it. I squeezed myself in through the window and dropped down into the stairs of our house, almost without injury. I minorly bruised my hand on the window sill. It was awesome.

Okay mother, you may resume reading :) So yes, my first adventure.

On another note, we found a new investigator this week named Diego! He is thirteen years old and ready to be baptized! Almost. He had been attending another ward with a friend, and he is really interested in the gospel. So we started teaching him and hopefully he will be able to make his first covenant with God in two or three weeks! When we asked him what he wanted us to teach him, what he was interested in, he told us "the gospel!" And we asked what he liked about going to church with his friend, and he told us "the scriptures!" We have a lesson with him later tonight, I'm excited to teach him because he learns really well and quickly!

And to close, I would just like to remind all of you that God loves you and He wants you to be happy. When you're feeling blue, just remember that you didn't lock your keys in your house. Unless you did. But even then, remember that God loves you.

Romans 8:35-39
Mucho amor,
Hermana Cheever :)
This is chile en nogada. Es delicioso. Google it, I can't even remember what all was inside. Like the whole world. 
New Shoes :)
Sister Hernandez, from Saltillo, Coahuila

Monday, August 11, 2014

Here we go again!

Dear all,

So this is going to be short because I have not a lot of time to write this week! But I love you all, and thank you so much for the letters you have all sent me this week! And thank you for your prayers! They are felt, that I can promise you. I don't have time to write back to everyone this week, but know that I love you and appreciate you taking the time to write me!

Something I learned this week: I am not humble. I am going to work on that. I encourage all of you to obtain a copy of Preach My Gospel, read chapter 6, and choose one attribute to work on that will help you to become more like Jesus Christ. Something I learned about humility, it is recognizing your dependence on God, but also learning to recognize your dependence on others. God has placed all the people with whom we associate in our life for a reason, and we need to learn from all of them.

Look for missionary opportunities. Well, do more than look. FIND THEM! I promise you they are there.

Hermana Cheever :)

Monday, August 4, 2014


Dear family and friends,

I will be staying in Atlixco for at least another 6 weeks! But Hermana Campos is being transferred. I am a little nervous to be getting a new companion (I will find out who tomorrow at los cambios), I feel like I just barely figured out how to work well with Hermana Campos! But it's all good, I know that the Lord sends us the people we need when we need them.

I am so grateful to be a missionary! Everyday, well everyday that I darme cuenta, or take notice, I am amazed at how much the Lord answers prayers and how merciful his tender mercies really are. I want to share my experience with the ayuno, fasting, this week. On Saturday I started my fast, and I was praying that the Lord would help Antonia to keep having spiritual experiences, so that she could have a lasting conversion. My thoughts turned to her son, Ricardo, and his wife Lulu, who were inactive but have been reactivating themselves whilst (yes I used that word) we were teaching Antonia. So I was praying and fasting for all the less active members of our ward. On Sunday after church, I was thinking about my fast, and the less active members, and I realized that we had 7 members at church that day that don't usually come. That number is on the higher side of success. This is only one example of the many ways that the Lord has showed me His hand while I am here serving Him.

Well, that's about it for this week! I am excited to keep working here en el barrio Independencia, a ver que pasa :)

Siempre fiel,
Hermana Cheever

Our district!
A lady in our ward that is like our grandma