MTC – Week 2

Hey Y’all!

So this will be my last email from Provo, Utah because Wednesday, March 1st I’ll be flying to Boise, Idaho!!!!! I’m SOOOO excited to get out on the field the practice what we’ve been taught to preach here at the MTC (missionary training center).

Here at the MTC we have something called the Training Resource Center (TRC) and there are real investigators/members that act so we can practice teaching lessons and stuff. One of our Investigators name is Peet. She’s from Thailand and is here in Provo learning English. I have no idea if she’s a member but my comp (companion) and I treat her as a real investigator. On Wed, my comp and I weren’t really feeling the spirit so we just kinda planned to read about baptism in 2 Nephi 31 with her. We already taught her The Restoration, The Plan of Salvation, and The Gospel of Jesus Christ so we were like why not. We had already challenged her to get baptized but she said she’ll pray about it. Anyways, we went in feeling super exhausted and drained but I decided to just listen to Peet for once and discover what her needs are and why she is meeting with the missionaries. I found out that she wants to develop faith but she doesn’t know how. Before I knew it, I grabbed my Book of Mormon and turned to Moroni 7 which talks about faith. I showed my comp and she nodded her head. We went in reading Moroni 7 and I can’t really remember the rest but it was an out of body experience because the Holy Ghost taught the ENTIRE lesson. I’m just kinda sitting there not knowing what’s going on and my mouth is speaking words but it’s not mine. All of the sudden Peet is about to cry and I’m like holy crap are we about to baptize this girl?! After the lesson I turn to my comp and said “yikes. what just happened?!” and she goes “sister. that was the spirit. I was just watching you amazed.”

I testify that baptism is the only way to access the fullness of The Atonement. After you get baptized you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, who guides you, testifies to you the truthfulness of the gospel, and comforts you. It’s such a beautiful gift to have when life gets a little dreary. I know that this church is SO true and that missionary work is the work of God. That we are His instruments. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know you personally and they love you all dearly. They want you to find joy in this life and after this life. They want to you to continue on the strait and narrow path to the gate of Heaven to live with Him and your family forever.

Pretty short update but I will be replying to your individual emails shortly!

Sister De Vera

Letters and packages starting March 1st 2017:
Sister Cheyenne De Vera
Idaho Boise Mission Office
1111 So Cole Rd
Boise, ID. 83709-1869

MTC Week 1

Hi Guys!

What’s the difference between a prison and the MTC?
Your family can visit you. (ba dum tsssssssss)

I’ve officially made it to a full week here at the MTC and A LOT has happened.

I can now teach The Restoration and The Plan Of Salvation which is really cool. I have two amazing investigators who have been accepting our invitations to pray and come to church which is AWESOME. Since my last email, it has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. My companion and I couldn’t get a flow of things until Tuesday and now we’re teaching by the spirit which is sweet, I’ve received two blessings in 48 hours because I was so overwhelmed I didn’t think I was going to make it out of here, and the 16 hour days are killer but I finally got the hang of it! I’m pretty eager to go to Idaho now 🙂

A couple things I noticed about the MTC-
The food is actually pretty good most of the time, my favorite is the salmon salad.
The Creamery ice cream rocks my socks.
Every corner you turn, there is a companionship praying #blessed.
It’s really weird seeing the whitest guys speak Manderin.
I’ve never felt so Asian here before- people here do treat me differently because they assume I don’t speak English LOL.

Not much else but continue to PLEASE email/mail me, I love knowing what everyone else is up to and I live vicariously through you guys! It’s a great pick me up when you are stuck with the same people everyday or the planned lessons are not going as planned.
(I can read emails and mail everyday but I can’t respond until Fridays)

I want to share a quick verse with you all:
Ether 12:27
“And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”

The MTC is HARD work spiritually and I have realized I’m weak but through the grace of God and through many many prayers, He has strengthened me to press forward. I know that Heavenly Father blessed me with all of you who continue to support me and He loves you all SO MUCH. He knows you personally and is always anxiously awaiting for you to talk to Him and tell him what has been on your mind. I can assure you that as a witness of God, He will answer your questions and comfort you through the His spirit. Recognize the peace and calm after you ponder and pray. I can testify that these things are true because I do this formula in Ether 12:27 every single day.

Continue to press forward! I love you all! Thank you for your prayers, letters, and support 🙂

Pictures attached 🙂

Sister De Vera


MTC Day 1

Hey Y’all!

First and foremost- I have no time to write right now so I will make this a little short and I will use bullet points!

2. MTC is kicking my butt but (haha butts) it is uplifting my spirit.
3. I miss you all so badly
4. My district is AWESOME
5. I have cried more in the past two days compared to my 21 years of existence
6. I am the oldest one here but people still think I am 12. YEAH SO GREAT.
7. I love you all
8. I am grateful for the support I have been given, I can tell you right now I can feel your prayers.

I cannot say this enough but I want everyone to know how much Heavenly Father loves me but most importantly, you.
I have learned so much as a set apart full time Missionary about preparing for the mission here at the MTC (Missionary Training Center). You can feel the spirit SO highly here it’s a little overwhelming but it’s keeping me going. There have been times where I just wanted to quit because I felt so weak but because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the spirit (aka bff) they have kept me going. I also have never prayed so much in one day before. We literally pray before doing ANYTHING (i.e. gym, daily planning, personal planning, companionship planning, eating, class). Anyways, I have to wrap this up but I promise a longer email next Friday 🙂

Continue to keep me in your prayers that I can make it through the next three weeks!

I’ll a short testimony with you all-
I know that this church is true, I have felt the spirit testify that to me. I have never been so grateful for baptism which lead me to receive the spirit. I’m so grateful to have access to the atonement and feel closer to my savior, Jesus Christ. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and all of us. I know that He loves us so much he sent His only begotten son to bleed from every pour and die for us on the cross so that we may have eternal life and may live with Him and our families together for eternity.

I will talk to you all next Friday 🙂

(for personal emails I have read ALL of them and I promise to respond to them next Friday as well!) Here are pictures!


My Companion, Sister Fallas

The Sisters from my District