Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 82: Mercy!

Hey y'all I don't have much time! Just remember to follow the example
of Alma, especially when you are going through hard times! I love this

Alma 36:18-19
18 Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my
heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall
of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of
19 And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no
more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more.

Alma wants to change so much! When we follow him we will be saved!
I love you all have a great week!

Love Elder Heiner

Monday, January 23, 2017

Week 81: Have a Blessed Day!

I got the chance to go to Elder Guzmans district meeting this last week!

I don't have too much time today, but This week in my personal study I was reading a scripture that was powerful and straight to the point! In Mosiah 2:24 it reads: 

24 And secondly, he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you; and therefore he hath paid you. And ye are still indebted unto him, and are, and will be, forever and ever; therefore, of what have ye to boast?

I absolutely love how all God asks us to do it to follow him and keep his commandments, and when we do we are IMMEDIATELY BLESSED! Let's all remember these promised blessings! They are pretty incredible! 
I love you all! Have a great week y'all!

Love, Elder Heiner

Hermana Calderón y yo (and I)

 As a district we got our eyebrows waxed and this is I... haha!

Here's the after shot of all of us with our eyebrows waxed.

Here we are with the lady who waxed our eyebrows! Haha.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Week 80: Rocking it!!!!

Hello Family and Friends! This week was like finding diamonds in the ghetto! So what I'm saying is, is that it was pretty incredible! Probably one of the best weeks of my mission! Elder Pigott and I worked soooo hard! It was a blast!! We knocked up so many doors in Houston! The ghetto received a lot of light this week!

Tuesday: I had an exchange with Elder Hatch and we met a lot of crazy people haha! We also had the opportunity to eat at 2 dinner appointments in a row! Talk about a lot of food! Hmm hmm good! I was stuffed, but my missionary blessing of being able to eat a ton of food took over and I still felt hungry! Life is good!

We also hit the splits hard! And we saw so many blessings! We did a split with a member every day this week! The best part of the whole week was when we got 7 of our investigators to church! We had a drought of investigators at church for 4 weeks but then we all got them there! It was incredible! The members loved it, almost as much as us! 

We saw so many miracles! I love this work! 
Have a great week! 

Love, Elder Heiner


Monday, January 9, 2017

Week 79: How Far Away Is That Plane ✈️? About 5 Weeks Away!

Hey y'all, buenas tardes! (Good Afternoon!) So this week we got transfer calls and Elder Pigott and I are both kicking it again for 6 more weeks here in Liberty! And the good news is, is that I'm killing him😵! Not literally, but missionary wise😁! Elder Pigott is ending his mission and will be getting on the plane in almost 5 weeks! It's super crazy! We've been trying not to bring up things from home but for the first few days that's all we talked about, and let me tell you, the days went by oh so slow🐌! By Thursday not much work was getting done but then we flipped the switch! 

On Friday, we had a Noche de Hogar (family home evening activity), and it was so much fun! Our ward mission leader set it up. It was based upon how well we do in this life and what our reward is for the next! Each person got carnival tickets and there were a bunch of games set up, and food given out, but each one cost a couple tickets! Then Hermano Robles (our ward mission leader) had an audio of a plane taking off, flying, and crashing (don't ask me why), and we had everyone go up on the stage and sit in chairs while we played the audio! So everyone died!! Yep it was sad!! As we were dead the amount of tickets that we had left from the activities determined where we went next and which Kingdom we went into. Most people went to the Terrestrial kingdom and were saddened because they came up just short, and couldn't be with their families again! What a lesson it was for everyone there, to make sure that we follow ALL of Gods commandments so that we can live in the Celestial Kingdom with God, Jesus Christ and our families!

On Saturday we took two Priests out with us literally for 7 hours! We had planned to have them come out for a couple hours, but they planned to come out for the whole day! It was awesome! We had some of the best food of my life, taught some super great lessons, and also had a ton of people come to our sports night that we just set up! We also started teaching my recent converts family, the Escobars! Lorenzo's whole family of 5 just got here from El Salvador and we taught all of them the Restoration and it was so powerful! My dream would be to get this family sealed for time and all eternity! And nothing is going to stop us! 

On Sunday we had a lot of great moments but there was one that really hit home to me! We had a lesson with The Pineda family. They are a little bit less active, because satan is not happy with them! Their biggest desire is to be sealed in the temple in May, and yesterday the spirit took over the lesson as we bore testimony that the Lord will carry them to the temple! They know they can do it, and the Lord knows they can do it! It made me think of all of us! Each and every one of us pass through hardships mainly because satan really doesn't like us! He is the enemy and he will take us down by small and simple maneuvers. But one thing that I have come to love on my mission is that God is so much more powerful! Plus, the savior's atonement is something that really is REAL! And by his sacrifice he will always carry us to our desires, when we can't go on any further! I saw dedication in the eyes of these members as they looked determined to choose the right! I know that as we are determined to choose the right, especially through the trials of the adversary we will achieve the blessings the Lord has for us!

I know we all go through specific trials for a reason! I'm grateful for my trials for helping me be the person I am today! I love you all and hope y'all have a wonderful day!

Love, Elder Heiner

Latest News: Elder Taylor Heiner was made Zone Leader on January 3, 2017.  He has 162 days left as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Week 78: Feliz Año Nuevo!! (Happy New Year!!)

Weeks are getting better and better! That's all I can say! But I will say more haha! Anyways, I can definitely feel more light in my life and I feel the spirit so much stronger each and everyday! It's pretty incredible!!! 

Right now I definitely don't have very much time, but I just want to tell y'all how much I love you! Each and every one of you! This last week was fantastic! We had a lot of spiritual moments and I know it's because we are Obedient and choosing the right! I know as we continue to do what's right we will be blessed! Feliz Año Nuevo. Hope it was great! I love y'all! 

Love, Elder Heiner