Monday, November 24, 2014

Spanglish Problems!

Well, I have some very exciting and saddish news!

My companion had transfers this week :( but I am so happy to be working with my new companion Hermana Wonnacott!!! (yes, she is American. She's the one in the middle of the picture below!) Which means we will be having a great time with the language and the Mexican men! ;)

The president came to our branch yesterday and told us that we needed to be smart and that he didn't want to regret this decision! Uh-oh, but we are so excited! She was already working in this area so we will continue to teach all of her investigators and all of my investigators! I think this weekend we will be having another baptism! We just need permission from his mom! Woot!

Speaking of baptisms...Manuelito got baptized this weekend! It was so pretty. We had to go out on a jungle adventure to get to the River where the baptism was going to take place. I am not even kidding we fit like 30 people in 4 cars. I'm telling you, there's never a dull moment in my mission! :)

The spirit was strong, we all felt it! And then suddenly, the monkeys in the trees starting peeing on things and throwing sticks and fruit at us! hahaha! Crazy!  But, even with all of that commotion it was a wonderful baptism, and it was wonderful to see Manuelito get baptised and receive the Holy Ghost!

(Bebe, I think you know this Elder's Grandma, his name is Elder Bromley)

I am so excited for this next transfer we have a lot of good things planned and a lot of ideas. Other then that nothing much has happened!

I am so excited for December! The Church is about to launch a new campaign (look on Youtube and Time Square starting DEC 1st!) we are so excited! Our President is really pushing us to work as hard as we can ALL of December to bring the message of Christ's birth to every ones house. I am so ready to work as hard as we can and so is Hermana Wonnacott! It might be hard with language problems, but I know that we can do it!

I actually kind of thought Hermana Wonnacott would be my new companion. On Saturday during the baptism I had a strong feeling when Hermana Wonnacott was directing the music that she would be my new companion! And then they called us that night and told us! I am so happy and we both have the same goals so, it's going to be so good!

(Breakfast this morning!)

I love you all and am so glad for all that you have done for me! Have a wonderful week! and take care!

Hermana Riedelbach!

Monday, November 17, 2014



I don't have enough time to write this week. :(  This week was good, and little challenging because I don't know anyone here, but my companion is helpíng me learn the area. We are scheduled to have a baptism this Saturday. His name in Manuel and he is 8 years old.

My companion is awesome! She is super ready to preach the gospel! We are excited, and have plans to work really hard this week, and to find those that are ready to hear the gospel.

One night this week we were walking and we passed a man who was sitting on the street corner. After we passed him my companion said, "we need to go back"! so, I followed her back and we started talking to him. He invited us into his store and we talked about the Book of Mormon with him, because that's what he wanted to know. His name is Beni and we went back yesterday and he had already read the pamphlet that we gave him and everything. We were so excited! I hope that we can make a lot of progress with him this week!

Other than that I think that's everything fun that happened! Sorry, my letter is so short, I had some other things that I needed to get done today as well!  Some weeks p-day's just aren't long enough!

I love you all and am so thankful for your examples and your support!


Hermana Riedelbach

Monday, November 10, 2014


This last week was crazy! Hermana Magaña's new companion was late on Tuesday morning and missed her bus, so I stayed in Villahermosa until Thursday.  I was able to make good use of the extra time and was able to say goodbye to all the people I have come to love in Lindavista.  I have been in this area longer than any other area I have served in.  It was hard to say goodbye.  I have loved this area, but I know that Palenque is where I am supposed to be now.

So, on Thursday I got to drive down toPalenque with the President, Sister Morales and 2 of the secretaries. What an adventure! We practiced contacting people in english as part of Language study :) it was so funny! I am pretty sure talking in english when I get home is going to stink.

On Wednesday and Thursday we spent all day in Zone Conference! I learned a ton and I am so grateful for all that President and Sister Morales do for us as missionaries.

Well, Palenque is BEAUTIFUL. It's a jungle, the mountains are so green and it's full of plants and animals. It's really touristy because there are the old Nephite pyramids! (haha) so the downtown is really cute, it's like park city, but in Mexico... :)

My companion is AWESOME she loves to work! Which is so good! We are enjoying our days together. On Saturday, we had a Baptism. I only got to teach her two times before she got baptized, but I already love her! Her name is Rosalía, she's 15 and super-ready! She was feeling a little sad before her baptism because of what kids said at school about the Mormons, but we were able to share some scriptures and the Spirit opened her heart!

They just started to remodel the Chapel here because it's too small. SO, we got to have our baptism in a river! It was so cool! It reminded me a lot about the video of Jesus Christ's baptism. Super special and spiritual.

I am so grateful for all of the experiences that the Lord has given me! I am so excited to be here in Palenque and to be able to help all of the people here!

I love you all so very much and am so grateful for all that you do for me!

Hermana Riedelbach 

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Lord Called and I Accepted!

This week was very interesting. I had the opportunity to work with three different sisters this week, I guess that's what happens when your companion is the mission nurse and someone gets sick. But, that isn't all that happened...

On Friday, we were in the offices helping a sick Elder get some medicine when the President walked in. He shook all of our hands and then said that he needed to see me in his office. My heart sunk, and I knew something was going to happen. 

I took a seat in his office, and he closed the door. The next thing he said was "The Lord has called you to a new assignment. We need you to finish the training of a Sister. Do you accept your new assignment?" I said "yes."
So for the fourth time in my mission, I will be having special transfers. Tomorrow I am headed to PELENQUE!!! I am so excited and nervous. I will be in a Trio for this week, and then on Sunday one of the sisters finishes her mission and heads home. Pelenque is where everyone in the mission wants to go, it's beautiful and this Zone baptizes the most people. I am so excited to go out and work hard. 

I however am sad to go. I have met a lot of amazing people in this area, and I will always cherish the memories that I have here in Lindavista! 

Here in Mexico they celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) it's like memorial day. They all go to the cemetaries and put flowers on the graves and things like that. Our President asked that we all go and contact people there. We went and it was super different, but I had a good time! It wasn't as successful as we hoped but, we got a few good references. 

This week I also hit my one year mark (Thanks for all the congratulations!). It makes me kind of sad, the time goes by so fast and there is so much more I want to do, and to accomplish in my mission. I have learned soooo much and have grown even more, I am sograteful for all of the experiences, and I can't wait to have more! 


Thank you for all your support and for all your prayers. I love you all so very much! Have a fantastic week!

Hermana Riedelbach