Hermana Celia Marin is serving a full time Spanish speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ogden, Utah. She is excited to be serving the Lord. We will be posting her weekly emails and any pictures that she sends. Be sure to send her letters of encouragement throughout the next 18 months.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Hi everyone,
Sorry I haven't sent an update! I've been super busy and everytime I get on to send emails and I'm home, I somehow realized I forgot to update the blog! haha You all know I have a bad memory. ;) Anyways, I'm now out of the MTC as of April 10th. I'm serving in Brigham City. It's probably a lot smaller than Caldwell but this place reminds me of Caldwell. It's great! I love it here. The members and the investigators are awesome! They all want us to come over but we don't have enough time to visit everyone. They all feed us amazing food! At fast food places, we get free food but we don't really go that much to fast food places. Members and investigators feed us all the time. My companion's name is Sister Galaviz. She's from Mexico but lives in Price, Utah. A couple hours from Provo. She's awesome, funny, and very random! I sent pictures of when I was in the MTC and a couple of 2 days ago. That should make up for the times I didn't update and couldn't send pictures in the MTC. So enjoy. On Sunday, April 29th we will be having a baptism. We committed our investigator, Claudia to baptism and she said yes. :) We have another baptism May 13th. His name is Francisco. He knows a lot of the gospel already though so it should be easy. We have another baptism in May but this investigator works a lot and can't go to church on Sundays but she said she's going to start coming this coming Sunday since she got her schedule changed. Also, there's an Elder serving in the Boise Mission and I know him well. Well guess what? We're teaching is family (parents and siblings). They're not members and they know this church is true and they're waiting for him to come home to baptize them. We taught them on Sunday and we felt the Spirit strongly. I love missionary work. I couldn't have made a better decision. :) I truely learned so much being here. I hope some of you decide to go on a mission because it will change you lives. I see miracles happen everyday I'm out preaching the gospel. It's amazing how the Spirit testifies to people that this church is true. Well I hope you're all doing great and pray for me and my companion. We need to find more people! Also, we went to the Logan temple and can I just say the temple is amazing! We went to a session and it was great! I love being a member of the church! Well I gotta go! Adios!
-Hermana Marin

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 5th, 2012

Hey everyone,

How's it going? Well guess what? I leave to Ogden Tuesday, April 10th. :) I'm super excited and cannot wait! I'm also sad I won't see a lot of Elders and Hermanas that I've made friends with for a long time. I've gotten the opportunity to know everyone very well. It's like we've known each other our whole lives. I guess that's what happens when you work together 24/7. It's great! Hermana Kreutzer and I are both going to Ogden and we can't wait until we get to serve together even though it'll be a while until we can. These past couple of days have been really crazy. We teach about 10 lessons a day or more. I know once I get out to the mission field I'll be teaching more but I love teaching. We got all of our investigators committed to baptism. Our investigator Carlos talks a lot and sometimes we can't teach him what we have planned but it's ok. The lesson is still very spiritual.

Things with my companion are about the same. We had companion inventory Sunday and talked to her about eveything. I thought she would change but still hasn't. I pray for her everyday. I know she'll learn, someday. haha But other than that everything is great! I don't remember if I told you all but I saw Sister Janelle McCune my 4th day here in the MTC. I was happy to see her! We see each other everyday and sometimes her and her companion eat with my zone. We took pictures Sunday but I can't send pictures from the MTC computers. I guess you'll have to wait until I leave. :)

Yesterday my district got asked to host the new missionaries. We received about 360 new missionaries. Imagine how crazy it gets here. After we got done hosting we got told that 3 of our Elders got reassigned to another mission until they receive their visas. It was very depressing saying bye. We also took a bunch of pictures. I wish you could all see them right now but I guess you'll have to wait as well. haha Well I have to go. There's never enough time to send emails! Until next week everyone!
-Hermana Marin
P.S. Write me people! I want to hear about everything that is going on! Don't forget to write me to my mission field address. Adios!