Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30 Sweetwater, FL

Hey guys so I dont have that much time so this will be short. So in my mission we are harvesting which is kind of like proselyting and its is something else. One lady just opened her door and said "no." and closed the door. I just stood there in shock. Also we ask people to be baptized the first time we meet them even when we are just knocking doors and it surprises me so much that they say yes! It's crazy I just keep in thinking I would not say yes if I were them I would be like who are these two crazy girls. Anyways. This sunday was really nice. the chapel has a problem with the AC so its like FREEZING! I was so cold during relief society that I was shivering. NO JOKE! Also I am in a place called sweetwater Florida. I think that its like just right outside of Miami. It is defintaly interesting. Everyone here speaks spanish and they are also Cuban. Cubans are so pretty! they are blond and have colored eyes! Their eyes are so gorgeous! I got placed in a really small ward so me and my companion are really trying to get new members. I feel like I am turning into a whole new person. I don't think that without the help of our Heavenly Father that I would be able to go up to people houses and say "Follow the example of Christ and BE BAPTIZED" its crazy how I am doing this but I am so excited for the experiences that I am going to get from being here. The members are so nice and they have been feeding us so we had two dinners in a row and I was so full I felt sick but I didnt want to refuse the food because that would be rude so I just stuffed it all in. I was thinking, I am going to die and then they are going to do an autopsy and then all this food is going to come out and then I will finally have relief. Hahha Too gross?? Sorry:) Anyways whoever is actually reading this you should email me or send me letters!! My address is 

Sister Miles
Flagler West
710 SW 114 Ave C-3 
Sweetwater, FL 33174

Send me a letteer!!! DO IT!!!
p.s. I hope this doesnt come back to bite me but my Zone Leader is such a Cutie! I think I'm in love. Just kidding guys my heart is locked for a 18 Months;)
Love you,

Monday, September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013 Provo, Utah, MTC

Hey guys!!! I am having a blast here in the MTC I just sit and eat and then sit again and then eat and then sit some more! yay!! but no, really it is pretty great here. The food is really good! I like love it. Yup that would be me, concentrating on the food haha but anyways. So we heard a talk given by Elder Holland  yesterday on Sunday and it was great!! I loved it. He had his whole family with him because the talk was given on Thankgiving Day. He was talking about how lucky we are to be living in this dispensation. Also he was just so cute with his wife! It was so adorable. So much LOVE! ahh!! anyways...I have been seeing all these senior couples walking around holding hands so excited to go on missions it is the cutest things. This has now offically been added to my bucket list, walk around with my Husband holding hands when I am old around the MTC. ;) I leave tomorrow at 2 in the morning and I am so nervous! I can feel myself tense up every once in a while. I got to meet some people yesterday though that are going to be traveling with me! I was so excited since I haven't met anyone that is going to Fort Lauderdale Florida so I was super excited to meet my travel buddies! They are going to be speaking French Creole (sp?) I am the only person going that is going to be speaking Spanish so thats exciting. Also Grandma Miles sent me a box full of Snickdoodles and Chocolate covered cinnamon bears. They were so great!! I wondering how she knew that snickerdoodles are like my most favorite thing in the WORLD!! I shared them with my whole district and they now will love me for all eternity so THANK YOU GRANDMA!! so much!! Your package was the first one while I am on my mission. I will always remember that!:) Anyways I have taken a couple pictures but the computers at the MTC don't let you put pictures its like such a hassle so I will post some when I get to the field (campo missional, I am learning so much spanish!) anyways I love you guys and p.s. AMY LAGARDA IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU NEVER SENT ME THE CUPCAKES! YOU WILL BE DOOMED FOR ALL ETERNITY! anyways love you.

So one of my teachers had to leave early so we got a sub and her name was Sister Keller and she served in FORT LAUDERDALE FLORIDA!! WHOOO!! I was so excited I was seriously feeling so alone. haha We were actually in a meeting and they were calling all the missions out by state and country and you would have to stand up and there were like a 100 missionarys there and they called Florida and I stood up all alone like a loner and the mission president was like "Okay, one sister going to Florida" and there were like to elders that stood up a second later but I felt so alone!! but it was cool I feel kind of speacial that I was the only one in that meeting. Anyways back to the teacher that served where I served I was so excited she said that It is the best mission and that it was so cool to meet all these different cultures it was like a big melting pot and she showed me pictures of her investigators that got baptized and they looked so awesome! and also she spoke great Spanish! so there is hope for me!! yay!! she said everyone speaks spanish so I will have no trouble learning.

Love, Darla

September 17 from Provo, Utah, MTC

Hey everyone!! Everything is going great here in the MTC. I have had so many different experiences! I have been here only for a week now but I feel like I have been here for a month! I don't even remember that there is a real world out there. My district is great! I love them so much!!! I have grown to love these people so much in the last week more than I thought I would ever be able to love someone in such a short amount of time. My companion is Hermana Garcia! she is great!:) I love her so much. We complement each other really well like a ying and yang relationship. She is more outgoing and I am more quiet but it works really well when we are teaching or roleplaying with investigators. Learning the Gospel in Spanish has been so hard but I am learning so many word and I have memorized the first vision in Spanish! yay!!!:) Yesterday we had to go to the TRC as a district and it was really difficult because we were going as a district with all 12 of us trying to teach him and he was being a difficult investigator himself, but in this lesson even though he was arguing with us and I knew that he was acting I felt such love for him and I was able to feel a little bit of the love that our Heavenly Father as for him and the love that Jesus Christ has for him. I am finally understanding a little bit more each day was Jesus Christ really did for us and how much he must have loved each every one of us to be willing to do the Atonment for us. I am feeling more and more grateful for his love everyday and am just excited to go out into the field and help others understand that JESUS LOVES YOU!!! not in a creepy way of course and hopefully I dont yell it at them but I just really want to get out there. We heard on Sunday a talk given by David Bednar titled the Character of Christ is was so good it really changed my view of my whole entire life and it helped me to be at peace with my calling and going to Florida and now I am just so excited. I would recommend it to you guys! or not its cool haha:) anways my teachers are cool one is native and went to salt lake on his mission and the other is not native and went to Spain so he talks with a weird lisp its kind of weird anyways! I love you guys! whoever reads this!:) I have run out of time ( I finally understand what this means) BYE!! 
your Darling Darla