Leaving Mexico

Hi!

So this is crazy! that its 2:07am here haha and I am emailing you to tell you that at 2:30am we leave for the airport!

we have to go through customs in Dallas but they tell me it should be fast so I’m praying that i call. I will do everything i can! isn’t that song wonderful! I love it! thank you for everything, we didn’t get to bed till 11:30pm last night and woke up at 1am so that’s pretty cool. my luggage is packed, underweight and ready to go.

As i am up so ready, Mexico is beautiful and I am going to miss it. we have to come back here! I love you! and I’m going to email this to dad and Rylee too! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO I LOVE YOU!

You Tube Video: BYU Men’s Choir I Love the Lord (Be Still, my soul)

If link doesn’t work, please google BYU Men’s Choir I love the Lord. Its the first link that comes up.

Nov 18th Pictures

SAM_0087our class of Mexico natives! we loved them!

SAM_0091more of the natives!

SAM_0150the natives love getting their picture taken haha

SAM_0216time to say goodbye to my house in Mexico!

SAM_0223these sisters are so cute and sweet. hermana young (dad owns DoTerra) then me and Hermana Southerland, they are ALL so sweet and cute! I’m going to miss them!

Nov 18th Letter & Pictures

Family!!

This is my last day in Mexico! How cool is this! πŸ™‚
Oh so yeah we are basically on email forever tonight because guess what? we are finished with the ccm! woot i had my last class this morning and have just been packing and printing off our travel info! how cool!

Guess what though, I leave the CCM tomorrow at 2:30am….holy early..the lord is for sure hastening his work…and also hastening the time we wake up haha.
This week has been awesome! for sure the best week yet at the ccm. I love it, this is the garden of eden and anything is possible here. BUT I am so excited to start my time in washington! literally so exctied. the CCM has taught me so much and I already feel 20 years spiritually older….ive been praying so hard that my first companion will be sweet and compasionate and loves serving the lord.
when i get to washington i have lots to send you, at walmart im gunna buy another camera memory card and send home my 2 that are full so you can dump them on the computer then send them back πŸ™‚
I sent you a letter so look out for it!
guess what was the total pits today though….2 days ago we all left our bags in the classroom for lunch in the lockers and someone stole $100 from me and $250 from an elder and $20 and $30 from someone else. we all reported and the church is doing something not quite sure…but that sucks and i was super disapointed BUT i decided that if they needed it that bad i cant be unchrist like.
so blah.
So my flight itinerary is this I fly out of Mexico at 615am then get to Dallas at 8:45am! then after we get off the plane we will find our gate and CALL HOME! I’m so excited! to call!
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SAM_0218me and my friend elder lloyd- hes on the Harvard football team

Last week in Mexico

Hello familia!

This week is so weird because ITS MY LAST WEEK!
I haven endured till the end! (CMM speaking) πŸ™‚
Im so mad I forgot my notes of what happend this week that I could write to you! But ill do my best to remember everything πŸ˜‰
So this week has been by far THE BEST WEEK! probably because I can understand what people are actually saying and I can talk back haha and because ive been working really hard with studying and being exactly obedient!
So I got the letter from aunt chris and grandma and mom all in the same day!! it was like christmas! πŸ™‚
The legit jerseys that I ordered for you guys are finally here! πŸ™‚ you guys will love them and I had this guy get me a carved mayan calander for the piano room πŸ™‚ I know your going to love it!
This week we had a devotional from L. Tom Perry, and he spoke all about missionary companionship relationships and how important they are, and that the single most important thing a missionary companionship can do is to study together, no matter what. I know for a fact that is true and by doing this the windows of heaven can be opened unto you πŸ™‚
He also spoke to us about the disaster in the philippians, how sad it is….but then we told us the story of what really happend….it took them a while to find all of the missionaries, when they did the airport was so busy that none of the missionaries could catch any flight the church had schedualed for them….the army was over there helping with humanitarian efforts and one of the sargents saw the missionaries and flew all of the missionaries back to the mission home! how cool is that, i know for sure the lord is watching us and protects his servants.
We also had some funny lessons this week….we were teaching about the law of tithing…and my companion instead of saying… ” have you experienced the blessings of the law of tithing” she said ” How can we help you experience the law of chasity”….I died laughing and so did our teacher hahah!
what do ya do.
But ive been reading alot about the plan of salvacion. and i know it it is truley gods plan, and only through the atonement and gods plan can we be with out families forever. The plan of salvacion is I think Gods greatest gift. howerver, it all depends on us. we CAN BE with our families forever if we are righteous and live up to commandments of god. It is so important we use our agency for good and understand that good and bad decisions have consquences…good outcomes come from good decisions and bad comes from darkness…and anything that is dark, is not of god.
I have full desire to serve god, and to also be with my family forever. I wish i could drag you the celestial kingdom with me, but it takes work from everyone. I know the savior is coming soon and I know that this is the most important time to bring the gospel to the world. I know that only through Jesus Christ Β are all things possible. I know that the temple is the house of God. and our homes should also be another house where the spirit of God dwells.
I love you all, and I know that God loves you more than we all know. I know that tender mercies are real and that they come in times of true need .I know that if we pray truley and sincerely that God will help you and open your eyes spiritually. I know that this is the word and work of God, and i am so blessed and happy to be serving.
I am grateful for my Mexico experience and even though Im sad to leave, that this experience was truley from God. Mexico has taught me so much that i couldnt have learned anywhere else. I am grateful for all of your love and support.
Untill next week WHEN IM IN WASHINGTON! WOOOOT! πŸ™‚
Love truley….
Hermana Lyman
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SAM_0134SAM_0136my district. SAM_0137

SAM_0087our class of Mexico natives! we loved them!

SAM_0091more of the natives!

SAM_0150the natives love getting their picture taken haha

Here are the cool jersey’s.

SAM_0101SAM_0103SAM_0106the cool Mayan calendar i had this guy get for me

Letter Week 5- Nov 6th, 2013

familia!! how are you all doing?!

This week has been another
confirmation of the amazing love and support and truthfulness of the
Atonement if Jesus Christ.

I Β know that through him you can be strengthens to endure challenges and situations…not change them. I
learned that missionary work has to be done the lords way, or it doesn’t get done. I learned that OBEDIENCE is the first of law of
missionary work, and should be the first law of life. I learned that the miracle of a mission is

1. This opportunity to serve God all day
everyday for 18 months will never come again.

2. because of that Its
so important to embrace every minute and enhance every hour. and

3. no matter what….you must suffer the will of father. The only way to
learn is to have trials and hardships. BUT only though trials can we
come one with the savior…who is Jesus Christ. Elder starkey is doing
better….i think? This last Sunday was fast Sunday….i LOVED IT.
this was my 3rd time fasting, and it was amazing. I prayed as much as
I could and I asked specific blessing and its amazing how IΒ  received
specific answers πŸ™‚

Theres a sweet little sister here who just left…her name is Hermana Smith…shes going to
Nashville TN. and her family hasn’t written her once since shes been out ;( how sad. How lucky and I to have a family that loves me and
write me! Also, one of my Elder friends….Elder Elliot had to go home? He had a pornography problem and wasnt worthy to be out here. It broke my poor little heart….mostly because…satan is a terd. If I could….Id probably hammer punch him. But its that…Satan finds things, he finds weaknesses and then he tells you itll be okay….I was just reading in the book of Mormon in Alma where it says something like ” you can now see that the Devil isnt there for the souls he drags down….” its so true….true happiness and exaltation isn’t worth any of satans tempations.

I AM SO LUCKY TO BE HERE. EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO ON A MISSION.

Ive already learned so much and loved so much. Oh my guess what! MOM remember that sweet sister I went through
the temple with in Salt Lake…she had curly hair….SHES HERE! haha we’ve been here together for like 4 weeks (shes a week in head of me…she just left too) and I got a picture with her to send to you. how coolio. I LOVE pday…love love love….in my planner i have “7am-breakfast…” ….”730am-5pm: Spiritual Paradise”…..”530- dinner”…”530-930pm: Spiritual prision (class)….” hahaha but i love
it. and I’m embracing it…

I LOVE ALL OF YOU thank you for the opportunity i have to be here….to all of you that have made this
possible πŸ™‚ love: Hermana Lyman

 

One more thing…I want all of you to Read Alma 30;8-9. these scriptures have forever shaped who i want to become. in Alma vs 8 it say “choose ye this day whom ye will serve”. who will we choose to serve day by day. it doesn’t matter how little you serve the lord, wake up with prayer and pray throughout the day and ask…how can I serve the lord this day.

in Alma 30:9 it talks about how serving the lord is a privilege. i know that this is sacred calling and should be looked upon with the highest respect and we should all care. I know that serving the lord is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT. be prepared everyday to offer up your will, your sins, your shortcomings. and to give them to the lord, in return be expected to accept his will, his love, and his comfort. This way and only this way can we become the missionaries we need to be. we all have the potential to be CELESTIAL members, people, and missionaries. its what is expected of us and it is what we need to become. through prayer everyday, scriptures study ( family night, scripture study and family prayer) we can return to live with him. Accept the atonement of Jesus Christ into every aspect of your life, the time of the lords coming is coming, and it is expedient to be obedient in every way and everyday.
I love you all!!
hermana lyman

MTC Week 5

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me, hermana stokes, smith, holman, and my companion hermana maama. in our jerseys and the day before the left.

Imagemy favorite things ever! I bought this box for you guys! ill send it in Washington

Imagethe sister I went through the salt lake city temple with! how cool!!

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My life at the MTC in Pictures

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Me and hermana Winters. She loves fruit. HAHA

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me and hermana Mamma

SAM_0793this is me and my hermana’s that share a room.

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i know the second one is fuzzy but its what i see out my class room building the basketball land tennis and then Mexico city on the hill. so pretty
SAM_0803and the crazy rain! the lil bit of turquoise you see is what the earthquake safe spots look like. where we stand.

**all pictures were sent on October 23rd, 2013**