Monday, December 29, 2014

FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!!!!! 12/29/2014


Oh my gosh this week has been CRAZY!!!!!  AND SOOOO fun! This week we had our huge Christmas party with the whole mission and it was so fun to see some old friends! It was way too fun! 


Then I got to skype my family on  Christmas!!!!! Oh my gosh I cant believe how much my brothers voices are CHANGING!!!! I HATE IT! STOP GROWING UP! haha but it was so good to talk to them! It just made me realize how fast time was flying! its going by way to fast!

So we got our transfer calls today and hna Millard is leaving, and me and hna Johnson are taking over her area too! so I might have a CAR!!! HOUSTON WON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HIT THEM!!! haha literally tho.... it will be interesting:) but I'm excited! it will be an adventure! 

So this week has been so much fun! We have an investigator named Jose Luis and we showed him the dvd about the restoration, and all of a sudden he just broke down crying... he said he has never felt the spirit so strong before in his life! he said that when he was in a coma for three months, he saw two people sorrounded in light just like Joseph Smith saw. He said that now he knew that those two people he saw were heavenly father and Jesus Christ! he said that he has recieved his answer that this church is true and hopefully he will be baptized really soon:) SO EXCITED FOR HIM!

SO much more happened this week but honestly I dont have time to write it all... 

I love you all so much and I hope you all have such a happy new year!!!! 

-Hermana Ihrke

Got my face smashed in cake! thanks jess:)
The chrsitmas party with Hna endicott, an elder, me, and Parker Lund! 
I miss this girl like CRAZY!!! she is the best! and elder rockhill is photo bombing hard!!!
me, Josh Dennis (an old friend), and two other elders... haha


​Oh and keep an eye out for us in the lebenon times magazine! you probly wont be able to read it cause its in arabic.

most awk pic eva!!!

No explanation came with these pictures but they were cute so here you gooooooo!!!



Oh my gosh I can't even believe that its Christmas!! so crazy! This week has been great! AND really crazy! I have 3 companions now! haha say hello to Hna Millard! she is just chilling with us till the end of this transfer but its awesome cause we are gonna party hard for Christmas! haha 

A lot of weird things happened this week, like one of our really awesome investigators who was about to get baptized decided to freak out when he found out I couldn't be the one to baptize him and he got mad when I told him I couldn't be his girlfriend. We are still working on it, but we might need to give him some space for a while...

And then another one of our investigators thought it would be cool to ask me to marry him. (it wasn't cool) 

So now we are working on finding more girl investigators than guy ones:) haha but seriously life here is GREAT! We had an awesome Christmas party this week and we have a great line up of parties this week as-well:)

David is doing so great (he's my only baptism for those of you who don't know) and he is UNREAL! He blessed the sacrament this Sunday and I've never seen someone so happy before! 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever would believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him may be saved." -John 3:16-17

I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer, this knowledge brings a light into my life that can not even be explained, but it can be seen, and it can be shared. I love you all so much and I hope you all have a very merry Christmas! 

-Love Hermana Ihrke

Me and my girl Hna Call! we know how to rock the "ugly" sweaters!

​Anna, Baby Joe, Me, Emily, Hna Johnson

me and my boy Marcos!

ward christmas party!!!!!

​kiko clause!!!!


thuggin' it

Monday, December 15, 2014

HOLLLAAA 12/15/2014

Hola Amigos!

This week was so awesome! My new companion Hna Johnson is so great and I am so lucky to have such an amazing companion! 

This week has been crazy! We have been seeing so many miracles and its so amazing to see the healing comforting light that the gospel brings even into the darkest places! 

CHRISTMAS IS COMING! I love Christmas lights sooo much!  They are absolutely stunning here in Houston! 

We are working so hard out here! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! There is so much to do especially right now cause its Christmas and everyone needs to know what the true meaning of this season is all about! haha 

We have had a few funny experiences this week... haha while we were teaching Nieli, a guy rides his bike past us and he had a dvd in his hand. so of course I was like "Hey what movie are you gonna watch?!?" he stoped and with an awkward/embarrassed smile on his face he whipped out his recently rented porn dvd! For a second I didnt know what to say. but then I was like it couldnt get any more awkward than it already was, so I invited him to join the lesson with us and Nieli! haha We spent the next 30 min talking about why we shouldnt watch porn and the true meaning of Christmas:) lol -Just saving the world one porn dvd at a time! NBD! 
There was alot more funny things but some I dont remember right now and some I am not allowed to tell you:) haha ok well I hope you are all killing your finals and getting straight As! haha love you all so much! have a great week! Merry Christmas!

shout out to my main girl Cam! congrats on the mission call girl! Argentina is one lucky country! 

Love Hermana Ihrke

Just heading out with the Perez's

Late Thanksgiving Pictures! Hna Madora, Me, Hna Perez, Jess, Hna Allen

My awesome zone!!!!!

Jess took us to China Town :)

This will be the next language I learn!  Challenge Accepted!! 

Photo Shoot!!!

HBD Hna Beltran!!!!  
Ok please ignore how crazy I look!!!!!  But this is my girl Nieli!!  She is the best ! Love her to death!
My adorable comp and me with the Perez's.  They are the best!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Three Comps, One Week DEC 8 2014

Hola erryone! 

so this week has been crazy nuts psycho! but its not a bad thing. This week Hna Allen was emergency transferred, so I was comps with Hna Mishler, then 2 days later I got my new comp Hna Johnson. So its been a crazy slightly stressful week:) haha but its all good! 

Ive learned to live by the quote that says, "God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called" when I think im not good enough to do something I know that my heavenly father is right there with me helping me through:) 

The work here is busy! we have A LOT of investigators and a lot of things that we need to do! we never have time to even think! which is good cause that's how a mission is supposed to be:) I love the people here with my whole heart and I never want to leave. 

I want you all to know that I have such a strong testimony of this gospel and the joy that it brings into our lives. I love seeing the light enter into peoples lives who have been living in darkness. This work is the most rewarding work I have ever done and will ever do in my whole life. I am so grateful for this opportunity I have to be out here serving my heavenly father. I love you all so much and I promise I will write a better email next week! haha love ya! have a great week!

-Hermana Ihrke 
Hna Mishler and me at the english ward Christmas party!!
 this is a religious catholic dance thing, they do it for 12 days I think for the virgin of Guadalupe or something... dont quote me on any of this... lol. But it was awesome!!!   

Our ward is the best!! They make us yummy food after church!!!!

This is (from left to right) hna Endicott, Hna Johnson, me, Hna Hull, elder Jarvis, elder Ayala
Saw Elder Webster this week!  aka Matty-ice!!
selfie with Hna Allen