It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas :
This week was a great one! Let's get real, every week is a great one in Nogales with Hermana Baum! I feel like I am learning so much with her! I am praying that we will be able to stay together for the transfer over the holidays! She has taught me so much about goal setting and planning. Also I am just loving the holiday season and have already started to listen to Christmas music! Guadalupe came to church yesterday and loved it! I just love her so much. I am so excited to see and help her progress. Hermana Baum and I were driving all over this week! We had exchanges, district meeting, and a zone conference. Lots of trainings, but it is just so awesome to be busy all the time and to learn so much! President also has called Hermana Baum and I to be Spanish training leaders. He really wants the mission to eventually speak like my dad, (ha.) so he has called us to help other missionaries create effective language study plans. I feel really unworthy to have this calling, because I feel like I am the one who needs the help, but I know is will help me better my capacity to speak Spanish as well. For zone conference this past week, we were asked to prepare a little talk on doctrine and covenants section 4. As I read over it, verse four really stood out to me. I realized that over these past couple transfers, the Lord has really helped improve my prayers and faith in my prayers. Last transfer was easily the hardest transfer in the mission, but I truly learned how to pray. In this work, we realize it isn't out work, it is the work of God, and we have to do it His way, in His spirit. That is why prayer is so important. Last transfer I felt that my prayers weren't being answered. Satan was trying to shake my faith. I remember emailing dad about it and he related me back to a memory. As I pondered the memory, I felt the spirit teach me. I thought about when my dad was teaching us how to surf. Sometimes he would come out with us and show us, even push us into the wave. Other times, he would watch with his eyes fixed on us and the sea. Most of the time he would stand with his arms folded, always watching. Every once and a while he would call us in and give us advice. Or he would tell us if the tide was taking us away from the sweet spot. This is just like prayer. Sometimes Heavenly Father might come in and show us specifically, even push us into the wave. Other times, and really most of the time, He will watch from the shore. Arms crossed, eyes fixed on us. He does this because he trusts us and knows we will be able to figure it out in time, in faith. He will always let us know if the tides are taking us away from our sweet spot. We just have to be patient and let our answers come in His time, in His way. In this work, I have come to realize everyday how much Heavenly Father truly loves me and every one of his children. I love my mission. I wouldn't change it for the world. I am so excited for Johnny and Adam to go on their missions! And who knows, maybe Abby Becca and Val will follow the footsteps of Clara, Marny, and I. I love you all so much. I have come to the conclusion that I have the best family ever. Have the best week, and know that prayers are always answered. Hermana Hubert Ps. At zone conference we got a sneak peak at the new Christmas video coming out #asaviorisborn. Let's just say it is UNREAL. Since coming on the mission, I have had the biggest desire to work after the mission in the church's media program!