Monday, June 23, 2014


Hey Family!
First off, I´m just so happy to be staying in Leganes another transfer! Hna Scattolon gets another six weeks with me,she´s so lucky. :) hahaha. There´s a lot of good things happening here. For one, we have Delfina´s baptism this week. And she is so excited! She´s been bringing her daughter and grand daughter to church every week for about a month now. And she´s plowing through the Book of Mormon, almost done and she loves it! Just a thought but I love that we have to teach Lesson 5 now before baptism because I feel like its more special. And that way they know everything they are getting into. We have had incredibly spiritual and powerful lessons teaching parts of lesson 5. Especially when we talk about the temple. It just feels so different when you explain before baptism because then they understand that that is the goal. To endure, perserver, to progress. I love it. My companion and I have also been having really good experiences just trying to really focus in on people´s specific needs. For example, we have one investigator that we decided we needed to start our lessons with a small reading in the Book of Mormon to introduce the lesson. For example, read a few verses in 2 Nephi 2 to intro the Plan of Salvation and it helps. We read some verses, and left the rest for her to read. That way next time we can go over what she read, see if she has questions and start a new lesson. So she´s reading and understanding the doctrine in the lessons. We are just really excited for this transfer. There is power in the Book of Mormon. There is power when we follow the guidelines in Preach My Gospel and there is power when we serve with love. Es verdad.
Hna Palomino

Monday, June 16, 2014


Hey Family!
Another great week in Leganes. Doing our best to keep up with all the good people we have been blessed with to teach. Also a lot of little miracles along the way. Last week we had a rough Pday, at least I did. I lost my flashdrive with all my mission pictures! Its a good thing I had backed it up on another flashdrive I had but still I lost everything from February until now. I was so mad!. And some of the other hermanas had some rough news from home too. So we gathered together when we came home and the 4 of us knelt in prayer to ask for the strength we needed for the week and I think it was just what we all needed. At least I can speak for me and my companion, we saw little miracles all week. Notable ones include that we had a lesson with a woman we´ve been teaching all transfer and we were thinking about dropping her for a while. Not only is she not progressing but her level of understanding is super low and we´re worried she just doesn´t get it because she´s always distracted and doesn´t pay a lot of attention during the lessons. Well we start talking about baptism and the authority that was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and she out of nowhere says that from what little she has read of the Book of Mormon, she knows that its true because she´s received an answer and she knows that Joseph Smith was a prophet. My companion and I just honestly had our mouths drop. She said she couldn´t attend church this week but that she wanted to come next week. And wanted us to look up the information for the bus and everything. We were just shocked. And gave a prayer of thanks in the elevator on the way out. Thats basically how the week went. Good, small miracles and feeling nothing but grateful for it. We also met this guy that we had contacted about 2 weeks ago that was a little so so about giving us his number. He told us that right after we had contacted him, his ex bascially disappeared and left him with their two kids. super messed up. But he was thinking maybe he needed to turn to God for help and he wants us to meet his family, his mom and kids and share our message with them. So that was pretty cool. I´m teaching someone that speaks French again. Haha this guy from Cameroon. He´s learning spanish but its not that good. So my companion and I have been using the pamphlets to teach and we´ve learned some words that we use to teach in French. Nothing crazy but it helps. Haha and thats how things are going! Just a lot of good stuff. I´m working, I´m happy. :)
Hna Palomino


Hey family!
Leganes is such a busy area! But I love it. This week we put our recent convert to work with us, Jorge came and helped us out in a couple of lessons. It was so great, he´s on fire! And he´s just so eager to share the gospel with people. We are loving it. We still have a lot of people with a lot of problems and we´re just trying our best to be the best missionaries they need and help them with the gospel. We had a lot of people in church yesterday and we are so happy about that. Because its just so important for them to go and feel the spirit during sacrament. It makes a huge difference when they are actually keeping their commitments. The problem we have now is that we have people progressing but still not at a place where they can be baptized. Like for example, people that need to get married to keep the law of chastity. Thats the most common one. But I know that miracles can happen. I saw it in B1. So we are praying and hoping for that.
Cool experience, Hna Scattolon and I were in a lesson and an investigator asked us a crazy random question but we were able to answer it because we had just studied it earlier for comp study. I love when that happens. When you have an effective study its like putting it into a little treasure chest of doctrinal knowledge that the Spirit can pull out and use when you need it. I love how that works. 
Anyways I hope all is well back home. I love you all! 
Hermana Palomino

Monday, June 2, 2014


Hey Family! 
So this weekend we had Jorge´s baptism. What a great experience. There are no words to describe the Spirit felt at a baptismal service, when someone is making their first covenant with the Lord and starting the road to endure to the end. It was such a great baptism. Jorge was just so prepared. We finished teaching Lesson 5 this week with him and got to teach him about the temple and the priesthood and he said his goal wasn´t to get baptized, his goal was to be with his Savior someday. He´s so wonderful. And he is dying to start helping us with lessons so we are going to put him to work with us this week! 
We had one of our investigators, Delfina bring her daughter and grand daughter to church yesterday. We are trying to teach the whole family but we can´t always get them all together. Delfina has a baptismal date for June 21 and her family is kind of having a lot of problems right now but her daughter said that she is ready to make changes in her life and she bore her testimony in Principios del Evangelio saying that she wanted to get closer to God. Seeing so many problems like that just makes me so grateful to have the gospel in my life and so grateful for the chance to share it with people and invite them to come unto Christ. I know that this family needs the gospel. So many problems could be fixed with the help of the Lord through prayer, scriptures and making and keeping covenants. I just hope I am doing my best to help people with that. The beauty of diligence. There´s always room for improvement and I´m striving to do the best I can. 
It made me so happy to see that Hna Olsen came to visit Saratoga Springs! haha she always said she would do it and I didn´t think she actually would. She was a great companion. I´m glad you guys got to meet her! She was a great missionary and a wonderful example to me. I just keep looking at that picture she sent me and i can´t believe it haha oh what a great suprise. 
Hna Palomino