Monday, April 24, 2017

Wonderful week!

This week was awesome. Leah got baptized! She is from the A Family. Her dad  Nefi is a less active, and her step mom Alicia is also investigating the church.   Alicia is the one who had a dream that the church was true. We are working right now to get them married so that she can get baptized and complete the family. So exciting!!

The opposition has been so hard this week. It poured rain every day and everyone sleeps when it rains so nobody wanted to see us.  We got soaked every day, but it was an adventure. We have been meeting with Alba. She is super cute. We know that the Lord loves us so much and during all the hardships we always see the miracles.

My comp Hermana Ferrer is super cute, and she speaks English perfectly. She is from Chile. 

Also something pretty sweet. Our district leader is from Nicaragua and he can't tell the difference between me and my Latina comp because my Spanish and accent are getting so good.  That was a pretty nice compliment for me!

Here are some pictures from Leah's baptism this past week.

Sorry this is short, I didn't have a lot of time.
Have a great week, Love you all!

Hermana Shepherd

Monday, April 10, 2017


Wow!  So... this last transfer went by so fast. 
I am now on the final transfer of my mission, which means I will be leaving in 6 weeks!  Wow!!!  I am staying put for this last transfer but will get a new companion... Hermana Ferrer. I have never met her but I'm sure she is awesome!  She will join me as a Hermana leader in Nuevo Amanecer! 
I am doing awesome!  We we had the leaders meeting and I said goodbye to hermana Pancake.   She is super great and I hope to stay in touch with her. She goes home tomorrow.  We had the leaders meeting. The mission has changed so much since I have gotten here. It's been weird to start reflecting over my mission as a whole. I have changed so much
We had a tema with president the other day. We talked about how you can find Jesus everywhere in the scriptures. How the story about Joseph has a lot of symbols of Jesus and his life. Very cool. Read D&C 45 the very last 10 verses. So good. It has a lot in common with what is said in the story of Joseph.
Everything is great! Love you all!
Hermana Shepherd

Me, Hermana Pancake and Hermana Stewart

Nuevo Amanecer zone!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Conference was amazing!!

General Conference was amazing!  My favorite was the Sunday afternoon session, but really they were all so good!

I really liked the talk by Gary B. Sabin.   It was quite funny and had a good message. I don't have my notes with me so I invite you all to watch all of the conference talks. I am really excited to print some off next week when the become available. I hope you all enjoyed conference as much as I did and came away with some answers to your questions.

At the end of this conference I think we can all come away with three important concepts.
1. Who is our Heavenly Father?
2. How can I strengthen my testimony?
3. How can we help with the work?

I know that every word said in General Conference is the word of God and by living these principles taught, we can be made clean and worthy to live in the presence of our heavenly father again. I especially like the last question a lot.  How can we help with the work?  I have one way.  I would like to invite you all to make a goal to go to the temple at least one time every month.

Also, I have a super exciting invitation. This Easter the church has a really good video about Jesus. 
Here is the link

Share this with everyone with a testimony about our savior, Jesus Christ. You will be blessed and our lost bretheren around us will be blessed as well. Who knows, maybe through you they will be able to find the truth and happiness of God. 

Hermana Shepherd