Thursday, 10 December 2015

The QUEENS Birthday!

Hey yall...

So I dont have much time cos, well I never do. BUT my birthday was HEKTIK.

 I loved it and I was able to be with everyone of my crew cos we had to go to Belice City to get our immigration stuff in order. It was awesome!

I loved it. And Kava bought me stuff and sent it with some of the Elders to give to me. I loved it guys.

 If you wanna send me packages, I sent the new address to Aso.  Elder Gifford and Elder Guerrero bought me plush toys for my birthday.

We had to wake up at 4am to get a bus to go to Belize City cos its like 3 hours away from here. Crazy! So the sun hadn't even come up and we were on a bus.

But it was a good day. I love this country and I love my area. I love my companion and life is good.

The bikes? No love just yet... but its growing on me lol. I LOVE YOU GUYS. This Christmas, focus on the Saviour and the real reason for the season.


He was born for us. Imagine the world without a Saviour... In a nutshell... it would suck.

Okay, well I'm out. Laters! I love you all.

Sista Loli

Don't miss me too much, I got work to do!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

I can't BELIZE itttttttttt...

Yuh beta BELIZE it... Yep I am in Belize!
So much has happened in this short week but I will try and tell you everything.

Okay so, after we wrote Monday we went and ate as a zone at Papa Johns. Como siempre. And we spent all day with Lucy because I love her and I knew it was my last Pday in Ayutuxtepeque. Omg, I'm like tearing up thinking about my beautiful Ayutuxtepeque :'( I miss it so much!  I have faith that I will go back.

So Tuesday was the multizona (thanksgiving) and it was great, we got to see errbody which is always good and to hear from our mission parents. I love them. Then, at the end Sister Hintze comes up to me and Lino and says "President wanted me to tell you two that you need to be at the office tomorrow at 6:30am with your suitcases because you are going to Belize." As soon as the words left her mouth, I bawled my eyes out. I was so sad. And she asks "Are you sad or happy?" because usually missionaries are happy to go to Belize right? Lol! WRONG! Hahahaha. So I went and told my zone and I went and told my companion and all my Latina girls and everyone starts crying.  And Sister Hintze is like "I shouldnt have told you until tonight because now everyone is crying" hahahaha! I was depressed to the days man! And then we find out that Maliga and Fiu are coming with us and we were pumped as! I was still kinda sad but stoked too that I was going with my Polys... except Sitani. But hes coming next change cos hes in the office. And we also got a new Poly Elder Kaufusi from Cali... Hes Linos cousin. And he'll be the only Poly in El Salvs when Sitani comes out to Belize.
So then anyways, Wednesday was Belize day and we spent all day in the office with everyone. I was so wasted cos all Tuesday night I was crying and packing. I didn't sleep. And saying goodbye to everyone was the most depressing thing of my life. I didn't even cry saying goodbye to you guys. But I bawled my eyebolos out saying goodbye to my lessactives, recent converts and investigators. It was the saddest thing that my little heart had to deal with. I MISS AYUTUXTEPEQUE!!!!!!!!!!!

And then anyways, trying to pack and keep under the weight limit was THE WORST... Also, the nurse died my hair... hahahahaha! It was hektik... and then at the airport I like bawled my eyes out cos we had permission to call home and all the gringos called and I called Samoa (auntys number) and noone answered. I tried 3 times and then after I went and lay down with my pillow and teddy bear that the fuentes family gave me and I cried cried cried.... but fiu couldnt talk either so I didnt feel that bad but still I just kept crying... Anyways.

I am in COROZAL and Belize is fairly new to the Gospel and so there are no wards here, only branches... But its an awesome country. Its all English, Creole, SPANGLISH! And I miss Spanish heaps. So I gotta go, I have more to say but got no time. I LOVE YOU GUYS! The church is true, and the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Do work and be an example. I LOVE YOU GUYS HEAPS.

Sista Loli
Don't miss me too much! I've got work to do!!!
PS. So we can wear sunnies here #swag and I feel so hip man LOL. But riding bikes... juela maquina! Me and my comp lost eachother my second day here... It was crazy. My comp is Sister Hirsch from Texas... born and raised in Utah. Shes great I really love her.
Also... NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS... Sorry its so late but
okay i love you guys baibai


Monday, 23 November 2015


Yesterday Dulce* got bapstised!!! I kinda teared up cos... well I don't know baptisms are just beautiful things. Dulce is the hermana of Eduardo (our baptism from Sepptember). It was awesome to see her be baptised and I love their family so much!


Tomorrow we are having a multizona for Thanksgiving. The whole mission, menos Belice. But I am excited because I've never celebrated Thanksgiving before. I don't have a clue what it is... But we shall see. #Excited.

How cute is this... I tell my district that I'm 90% sure that I'm getting changed this change and they had a distrtict fast so that I won't get changed. Hahahaha! I fasted too, but it was just nice to know that I have friends ya know? Lol! But anyways... Its like a rollercoaster for me. Sometimes I wanna get changed and then sometimes I don't... Its like on the movie Tangled how Rapunzel's leaving the tower and she's so happy and then the next second she's crying because she doesn't wanna leave... Yeah these are my feelings at this present moment. I wanna know a new place and everything but I love my area and everyone in it. But no modo, just like the hymn... I'll go where He wants me to go, yeah? I know that whatever happens in life, is not by coincidence... NOTHING IS COINCIDENCE. Everything happens for a reason. Anyways... times up. I love you guys. Send my love to everyone and tell the Samoan people to buy me kalo chips and ies please? And maybe... more. Hahahaha! joking. 

 I love yous heaps!!!!

 Hermana Loli

 Don't miss me too much, I got work to do...

* = Dulce means SWEET in Spanish

Happy Birthday Zachary!!!! Hope you had an awesome birthday!!! :)
Happy Birthday Joan!!!  LOVE YOOOOOOOU!!!!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Excerpts from last weeks quick messages to my sisters x

Oh, I have like no time today because we are going hiking at a mountain thing... I know I know I am going to die! But we might be allowed to write later today and so if we are I will write a longer email and send photos.  Omg I love you! Send everyone my love. I love you so much. Send me photos!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND!!!!

Oh Uili! ... that is the SADDEST thing I have heard in a while. Man... hows Lele and Junior? Send my love to them if you see them. Does that mean noone from our family will be there for the funeral? Oh poor Alofa... and the boys! Aw man. Makes me wanna cry. Did you cry? I wouldve bawled my eyes out. Im such a sook these days so its normal.

Outside the Ayutuxtepeque Chapel

Aw man, I miss you guys. But when I think about coming home I get even more sad lol. And to think that these people that I have fallen so in love with, I had no idea existed 8 months ago... CRAZY!!! So we had interviews with President Thursday and he told me that its 99% sure that I am leaving my area, my second home AYUTUXTEPEQUE. I am so depressed. I feel like I'm leaving my home again and saying goodbye to my family.

Fatima Pineda

Ive already started saying my goodbyes and taking photos with everyone LMAO! But anyways... thats the biggest news so far! Why is the mission so full of changes? Why is the world so full of changes? I dont like it to be honest.

But ooooohhhhh, Gosford stake huh? QUE CHIVO! Man, how are you guys? Cant believe half of you are going to Samoa. Freaaaakkk! All the partying starts to happen when I leave huh? Lol! What else has been happening? Well send me pics from there please. When does everyone get home? I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU LOVE YOU LEW!!!!!

Vigilantes... I'll miss them. Super awesome
The Pineda's

LOVE Hermana Loli xx

PICS of when I suprised my comp for her 21st Bday!

Happy Birthday Soa!


Not happy to be 21!~

Monday, 16 November 2015


I have changed a bit. Spiritually more than anything. The mission doesnt change your personality, just makes you STRONGER spiritually.And I love it. The thing is... I knew I would come on a mission. People annoyed the hell out of me while I was prepping and so I would say "nah forget it I aint going" but I knew I would come out here. I didnt know how much change would happen while being out here. I love my investigators so much. I love the menos activos, they are the best. I dont know why, I LOVE them heaps. And I hate that they dont come to church but the culture in this country is like "kick back, lazy even" and so people are just so relaxed about the Gospel. LIKE FREAK... YOU CANT BE RELAXED ABOUT THE GOSPEL... YOU CANNOT BE RELAXED ABOUT ETERNAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is wrong with people these days?

Anyways we are really busy busy busy today. For PDAY me and my compa are ditching the zone to go and learn how to make bufondas (scarves) with a less active member. And we are so excited. I'll take photos and send them next week.

So this week was my compas birthday and we were BROKE TO THE DAYS #missionLife... so I while she slept I looked around the house for something to do for her. And so I had balloons and I blew up 21 and wrote 21 messages and put 1 msg in each balloon and then at midnight (yes I know, inicuo but it was her birthday... 10:30 every other night) I started pegging the balloons at her while she slept. She still didnt wake up and so I screamed FELIZ CUMPLEANOS hahahaha! Shes such a little cutie, English is such a struggle for her but we are working on it. And I know that we can do anything if we have FAITH in our Heavenly Father. Sometimes when I wanna give up with Spanish I remember Moses and how he had a speech impidement (cant spell) but God said who created the mouth that you have and he will put the words in our mouths if we TRY if we have FAITH if we do OUR PART!! And so we are both working hard to learn these languages... SPANGLIIIIISH!!!

Well I dont have much time, but I love you... be good and make good choices. Have fun in Samoa for those of you that are going.... and dont do anything I wouldnt do... and dont do anything that the old Esther would do ;)HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you! Don't miss me too much, I've got work to do!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015



So this week went so fast. Everyday is so fast... My mission is going FAST... SO FAST!!! Ahhh, like I want to cry. But ni modo, thats life. It´ll be over before I know it and I´ll be a crying mess for a week or two and then I´ll start looking for my EC hahahaha jokes jokes. Nah seriously. Anyways...

¡¿COMO ESTAN TODOS?! I miss you all heaps. I´ve been dreaming about yall alot lately. Not sure why. But I pray for you guys everyday. So yesterday, I finally spoke in church...
7 months into my mission and yesterday was the 1st time I spoke to my ward. I was so nervous... well kinda. But I´m guessing it went okay cos the ward members congratulated me after. I have to thank Hermana Fuentes because she helped me translate it. She´s the bomb! So at the end, I couldn´t remember how to say "I love you all" and so I just said "no se como se dice pero, I LOVE YOU ALL en el nombre de Jesucristo, amen" then, everyone laughed. But I´m hoping I don´t need to speak again hahaha. Hello, I can barely give talks in English let alone Spanish hahaha. But just kept saying in my mind ¨this too, shall pass¨hahaha. 

So this Thursday is my companions birthday, well she has two like Mum and Dad. She has 29th of October and 23rd of Agosto... But she celebrates this one. Not too sure what we are going to do but we are going to do something fun! I hope... lol.

So we´ve been getting alot of referencias through the church website right and so we went and contacted one of them. He is in his late-30´s early-40´s and he knows NOTHING about the church and is really interested which is why he put in a reference for himself. So we are working with him right now and he is super positive. I will keep you posted on him. His name is Ernesto.

Anyways, I just want to let you guys know that I have fully recovered and am back to normal so don´t worry about me. I am good. I am a missionary... ahhhhhhhh!!! Sometimes I can´t believe it. 

But I know it, I live it and I LOVE IT!!! SOY UNA MISIONERA!!!!! 

But anyways, remember to go to church EVERY SUNDAY and keep the day holy... It is so important, the sabbath day is sanctified. Partake of the sacrament, renew your covenants. 

Read; "The Sabbath Is a Delight" - President Russell M. Nelson... APRIL 2015

Anyways, be obedient... listen to the promptings of the spirit and be an example to everyone!!! Also, GO TO CHURCH!!!!! I love you guys, I love this Gospel with everything, all of me. IT IS THE TRUTH ON THIS EARTH... Amen.

I love you guys heaps!!! See you in 11 months hahahahaha baaagggyyyy! Jokes... I´m so not. Write to y'all next Monday.

Saluuuuu pues.
La Hermana Loli


Happy birthday Siuni!!!!
I love you!!!! Stay beautiful xx

 Don't miss me too much, I've got work to do!!!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Las familias son eternas...

Hola mi familia..

Hmm, pues I guess my last email must have scared yall.. But I was just being my dramatic self. Some things never change huh? Hahaha! Ah freak, well where to start.
Changes on Wednesday AND I am happy to announce that I am in AYUTUXTEPEQUE. Hahaha! So I've been here 5 changes, I will complete 8 months in this area. I love it so much and the members I am so tight with!!! The only thing is this past week was sad because we've decided to drop the majority of our investigators. I hate it, but its life. Some people just need time you know? And so thats what we will give them. I guess I just like to see it as, planting seeds for the future missionaries of this area. I am still with Martinez, she's so precious. But I ain't gonna lie, sometimes I just wanna po her felas but like.. you know, I wouldn't HAHAHA! Lino is still in my zone thank goodness! But Fiu is no longer in the neighbouring zone. He is now in Cada Sucia... its an area like 4 hours away... KUA BAX! Poor kid, but he'll do good things out there.
We are currently in the rainy season and so its been a little more fresh than usual, which is great. Over the sweaty days hahaha. Omg and WE HAVE WATER!!! You don't understand how happy I am to announce that. We got it back on Saturday in the afternoon. But LAUGH OUT LOUD because Saturday early early in the morning I could hear it was raining.. and I was like... Okay I'm going to be a little freshy right now and go kaele outside BUAHAHAHA. So I fully showered in the rain and my companion wakes up and is like "Loli es en serio?" and I was like yeah bro you better go and use the rain while you can before it stops raining hahahaha. And so we showered in the rain on Saturday. Something that I hope never passes me by in my life again. She couldn't believe it. But hello, gotta use what God gives you huh? And then that afternoon we got our water back. 

So this change is only 5 weeks, so we get cut short a week and then the next change will be 7 weeks. The change of CHRISTMASNAVIDAD where I get to see ya faces! Get excited. Omg, so baggy! Hahaha! But time is going so FAST it's scaring me.
I was talking to Lino last night about what I'm going to do all the way back to Australia by myself and I told her I think I'll ask my sisters to meet me at LAX... so get on that girlies *cough cough*. I don't want the whole flight sola. I'll probably cry the whole time. But anyways, enough about baggy talk. Hows wedding plans? Make me look good people. Not a light colour so that I don't look as black as what I already am! Hahahha. Okay... 
I wouldn't wish the life that these people live on anyone. The thing that I love though is that they are so faithful and have such a strong testimony in Christ. They are a humble people. I love this country!!!
I love my family. And want to remind you ALL that families are so important! We need to be there for each other because right now Satan is attacking families left, right and centre. He is trying so hard to break them because he knows that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is centred on 

So we need to try our hardest to do all we can to strengthen each other, lift each other up. It doesn't matter if you don't agree with everything your brother or sister says... You aren't the judge. There is only ONE judge: JESUCRISTO! God didn't put us on this Earth solo, He put us in families to make life a little easier, so that we would have people to lean on in hard times. Don't make life harder for them, try and help them with the load they are already carrying. Don't add to it.  Be nice, be supportive, LOVE LOVE LOVE and reach out!!!! Don't JUDGE!!!! Don't worry, everyone does it but try not to do it. Ah, I miss my family! I miss all of you guys and have SO MUCH TO TELL YOU ALL! But I am guessing it is best kept til after the mission hahahaha!

"Think about where you want to be and then make the choices to get there"

Remember that this life, this time, is the time to prepare to meet God. DO GOOD THINGS!!! MAKE GOOD CHOICES!!! CHOOSE THE RIGHT!!!

I love you guys forever, I love you guys so much. You don't even understand how much!

Don't miss me too much, I got work to do.

La Hermana Loli
Happy Birthday Mark! Hope you had a fantastic day!!!! Love You!!!!!



Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Conference pics


Okay... So you were all probably wondering when I would crack... This week has been terrible... TERRIBLE!!! And all I wanted to do was call President and ask to go home. I never imagined that I would ever feel this way before because the mission life, I was born for. So I will tell you how it all begun...

Last Monday, after we wrote... we ate together as a zone as always. And then we were going to play futbol or volibol. But then I was starting to feel sick so I tell my companion that I need to lay down for a little. We get home... and I KO!!!

Then Tuesday comes and I feel okay but then as we are walking in the streets I get dizzy and nearly die. So then since then I have been bed ridden, well kinda cos I've had doctors’ appointments. I HATE THIS FEELING!!!!! I just want to work... But these freaking parasites have come back and are killing me softly and slowly. I liked died coming to the ciburg today to write to you guys. But I wanted to write so bad and so AQUI ESTOY! Hahaha.

But don’t get me wrong, I LOVE THE MISSION. I HATE BEING SICK... But the nurse is so great, she’s been helping me heaps. Checking up on me and what not.

Meanwhile I've been dying. Super crap cos it’s the last week of the change and I wanna say goodbye to all my people you know. I've had my whole mission here and if I don't say goodbye I will cryyyyy. But thats only IF I leave my area. I am praying that I don't. I love AYUTUXTEPEQUE more than anything!

So apart from me and my dying life over here, nothing else has happened. Since all I have seen this week is the back of my eye lids lol. Oh, what makes it worse is we have had NO WATER this whole week. Yes... yes it is what you think. But I am not going to say it cos it makes me angry hahaha. Our whole area has no water and so noone has water. IT SUCKS!

But I was waiting for a bad week in the mission. I was wondering when it would come. I couldn’t have 7 months of bliss right? But even with my sickness and no water. I STILL LOVE THE MISSION. Nothing has changed with that aspect. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE MISSION. And I love you guys. I LOVE THIS GOSPEL AND I LOVE MY HEAVENLY FATHER. 

Sorry for the depressing email. Next week it will be better. Changes on Wednesday... vamos a ver! I LOVE YOU ALL!
Hermana Loli xx

PS. Mumma I love you POP HOLD IT DOWN hahaha



Wednesday, 14 October 2015


 General Conference this past weekend. Just, wow. I was blessed to have the opportunity to watch it in ENGLISH. I mean, Spanish is great and all but I think you feel the spirit more in your first language yeah?
We went to the stake centre and then the gringos and I (because I'm not gringa, I'm Australian jajaja) went to a room where we had the conference in ENGLISH! Saturday and Sunday. Oh my word, is was amazing. Easily the  HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEEK! I like cried throughout most of it hahaha. I know, still a sook. Its worse now. I cry at the drop of a pin man. Yes, I suck.
But anyways, the speakers are called of God. They really are, you can see the light of Christ just shine through. As a missionary watching the conference you don't apply these things to your own life, because nothing is about you anymore. You try and see if you can learn something for your investigators. But naturally, I took things in for myself hahaha.
I LOVED PRESIDENT NELSON'S TALK!!!! I need to be one of those women he spoke about! I was scribbling notes like cray cray! I am hoping that it helps my investigators in some way and myself.  I also loved, not sure who the speaker was but he was speaking about PONDERISE... You guys will see this weekend.
Man, I am so on struggle street right now. And I so needed that conference, I love our Prophet Thomas S. Monsen so much. He is truly a man of God. Our leaders are called of God and are here to serve us. We just need to hear them and apply their teachings, also there was another talk I liked... but you guys will see it this week. I LOVED THEM ALL!!! WATCH ALL THE SESSIONS. THEY WERE ALL SO GOOD.
Heed the words of our leaders. These are THE LAST DAYS! The time to prepare is NOW... That is the purpose of life. DO all that you can to preapre to meet God. Think of it this way, if Jesus came today... would you be ready to receive Him? If not, CHANGE!!! If so, congratulations... ENDURE TO THE END. Keep on going, be believing. DONT GIVE UP. The world today is full of so much evil, more than ever before.
Hermana Loli
Don't miss me too much! I've got WORK to do!

Last lot of photos from 29.09.2015


Us 6 girls in cuscatlan

Making pizza with lino

Elder portillo he is an assistant to president

More photos from 29.09.2015!!!

My chapel
My chapel but view from across the road

Me and Lino

Me Lino and Tealledo

This guy had an australian shirt on so we took a photo. He's a member.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

PHOTOS!!!!!! 29.09.2015

1. Me and Lino at Zone meeting. Its been raining and windy lately... But still El Salvadoranian HOT!

2. Me and Fiu at Pday last week.

3. Elder Talledo (Peru), Elder Fiu (Melbourne), me and Hermana Lino

4. Marcela, Andrea, me and Hermana Martinez. They are our investigadores. Just the cutest.

 5. Marcela and Andrea

6. Hermana Martinez (El Salvador), Hermana Conde (Guatemala), Hermana Lino (California), Hermana Cordero (Mexico), Hermana Mendez (Honduras) and Hermana Loli (Australia).

7. Me, Lino, Perez (Guatemala), Talledo (Peru) and Yos (Guatemala)... My ZLs (minions)