Hermana Courtney Haight is currently serving in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission

Monday, December 7, 2015

Pictures

"Are you Hermana Haight?! Claudia Auxiere told me to look for you!!"



The choir presentation!  We ran into Hermana Ritchie and also Gaston came!

Its a very merry christmas in the pension!
Thanks mom

Tigre

First of all. MY COMPANION IS THE BEST. sweeter than dulce de leche. She is so service oriented. She has a really strong testimony, and wants to do her very best for the Lord. She´s an inspiration, and has such love for the people that they can´t help but listen. She has been teaching me so so much this past week.

I think I got like food poisoning or something and threw up 7 times yesterday. haha one time we were in the bus, and I felt the urge, but I was trying really hard to use mental power and tell myself that I didn´t have to barf. I was telling myself FAITH IS MENTAL POWER, YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE. but I guess I had a fault of faith because... well, I was like Hermana! and we got off the bus right then and I threw up in the street. It happened right before we took those photos. But I decided from now on I´m only going to drink filtered water. but its awesome! good stories for the journal right? hahaha, and I feel a lot better after.

In Tigre it is a lot more countryside. There are horses, the road is dirt. and there are millions of dogs and kids in every house/hut/whatever you call them. The people are SUPER receptive its crazy. You spend all day long teaching. but the challenge is getting them to act! We commited 7 people to be baptized this week but none of them came to church :(

The members are fantastic. All of them want to do missionary work, and always give us references. I feel like i´m in a completely different mission from capital where were begging people to listen for 30 seconds. Here the people love to talk! its funny. everyone believes in God. There is a ton of potential here! and With hermana Vasquez I know we can explode Tigre and baptize a ton this transfer.

The biggest miracle we saw this week was Paola. We were talking to a lady who didn´t want to listen and asked if she knew anyone else, she said that a se├▒ora named paola who lived across the street and we should go visit her. so we did. and we started to talk, and she said that she felt like God has been trying so many times to reach out to her, but she never acts. and I said "Paola I know that God loves you, and He really really wants you to come closer to Him" and she said "How do you know my name?!" and invited us into her house. She had tried to commit suicide before. But we taught her about Christ and repentance and how she can take away the things that hurt. We taught her about the love of God and the potential He sees in all of us. and She is so excited everytime we come by! and she really feels the Spirit. she´s so sweet she said "i´m really going to miss you when you go back to your houses. but I´m GOING TO KEEP GOING!" Her oldest son is 15, and they both accepted to be baptized. But Sunday we went by and they weren´t home! nooooooooo. we´re going to see what happened. but ya

Oh, and the mission has a choir. And my companion is in the choir. its amazing. they sing a bunch of songs about Christmas and do a little devotional. Its super powerful, and a great tool to invite investigators to feel the spirit. I love music. It brings the Spirit so much!

Anyway, Tigre is awesome. The mision is the best thing anyone can do wiht their lives. and INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Hermana Haight

another missionary sent me this, I think its fantastic!

``Few men on earth, either in or out of the Church, have caught the vision of what the Book of Mormon is all about. Few are they among men who know the part it has played and will yet play in preparing the way for the coming of Him of whom it is a new witness.…´´

What kind of people are we? Do we truly understand the importance of the Book of Mormon and what it signifies? The Book of Mormon is SO important and we HAVE to have a a testimony of this holy book because it is the keystone of our religion. If the Book of Mormon is false so is everything else! If you have not gained a firm testimony in the Book of Mormon I would like to invite you to read, ponder, and pray about it. If you know the importance of it I would like to invite you to still read it every day so that you can continue to gain more knowledge and wisdom. 

~Bruce R Mcconkie


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Good-byes & Hellos

AND NOW HERMANA VASQUEZ (CHILE)

chau versalles!
I will miss you wayyyyyyyyy too much!

Ultima noche juntas!!

vamos Brasil!

the plaque attack.

Love from Hermana Haight :)

Sister Training Leader

BUENO,
QUE SEMANA TAN LOCA. hubo cambios. wow, sometimes its just easier to speak spanish.
Anyway. There were transfers. and President called... I´M A SISTER TRAINING LEADER AHHHHHHHHH!
wow. I am just so excited. I have so many ideas, and I don´t know hardly anything but I know that the Lord always provides the way.
Oh, I got lice. hahaha. and you need to have someone take them out, but my companion was totally freaked out. But it turned out perfect because I called an hermana and she was like "OH I LOVE KILLING LICE. COME OVER!" and she was very experienced, and enjoyed doing it too:)

This week We had a meeting with all the missionaries. and they talked about how we all went to the temple with one days notice. and President was thinking about things to do to help us reach this goal of 1600 baptisms. and we have been doing a lot of different things to create more excitement and energy! (and for that i´m super excited to work more closely w/president and help us reach the goal as a leader in the mission) and one of the assistants was like "Why don't we all go to the temple?" and president thought no way! with 200 people. you need to plan months in advance. you need to bring the names, and tell the temple presidency, and there are a lot of details. But he thought about it more, and asked the secretary to call the temple and ask if it could be possible that we go tomorrow. And they said yes! and they opened the temple early just for us! and it was beautiful to be with President and his wife waiting there at the veil.

But much later he found out that just that week a stake from South in Argentina had been preparing a temple trip for a looooooong time, preparing their names and everything to travel up to BsAs. And when they got there, they had all their names, but not enough people to do the ordanances! and the very next day came the whole mission BsAs North! and not only did it help us feel inspired to work, but one of the temple workers that opened early to help us heard a voice that said "I needed them (the names that we did)" I know that God is working in ways so much greater than what we think. We are all working together! and I just think about all the good those 200 more missionaires in the spirit world are doing! 

This week it hit me so hard, one of the clearest revelacions I have every recieved in my life. It was like a major epiphany! That I need to learn empathy. to mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort. Because without charity we are nothing. I kind of have the attitude "Suck it up" or "welcome to the real world". and this week when my companion was really disappointed about something I was tempted to think those phrases. and that´s when it hit me. God gave me this moment to practice my Godly attributes. To become better, more patient, more charity. and with that I thought "wow, I can´t believe I didn´t see it before.  She has done more for my eternal progression than probably the majority of people I have met in my life. She is helping me so much become the person God wants me to be." and when I thought that I prayed to have another transfer with her. so that I could keep learning, and could master these Christlike attributes. And I thought God knows exactly what we need to reach the Celestial Kingdom. He is so merciful. Hermana Ritchie doesn´t do some of the things I do. But it doesn´t mean she isn´t going to el Reino Celestial. She doesn´t need to do some of those things. But me on the other hand, this is what I need to do to enter. I don{t know if this makes sense to you guys but whatever.

I love the mission. I love Buenos Aires. because it has taught me to love God. There´s nothing I wouldn´t do for Him. I´m honored to be in a position to help more of his children.

Thanks for you examples and all you're doing in the other side of the vineyard :)
Love Hermana Haight!