Sister Jenika Hull will be serving in the Ecuador, Quito North mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Follow her weekly updates here............

Monday, December 28, 2015

New Year, What is this?


I understand what they mean by that saying to because it is sooooo super true!!!!

i am sorry this is so short this week and will make it up next week but i hope you enjoy the pictures that i sent too.

I love being a missionary and love my life here in Ecuador., It is super different from anything else i have done and i love if for that reason. i am so blessed with so many different amazing companions and hope that i keep getting awesome one but i know i will because they are called of God just like I am to be here at this time in this place to do the Lords work.

I love my Savior and know he live and loves me. I am thankful for the opportunity i have to be his servant and give of my all and will continue to do so in this 2016.

A new year. A new chance for new opportunites. A new time to put goals and achieve them. A new time to put more time on the things that really matter. A new time to be better than we were the year before in all aspects of our life. A new time to love more and forgive more often. A new time to care and to be cared for. A new time to give of your all. A new time to find a new hobby and get good. But most of all another year of life that is a gift that we are able to become closer to the Lord and Savior of the world Jesus Christ!!!!

i love you all tons and will tell you more about traditions and stuff of the new year next week.
Love you
hermana Hull

Christmas Dinner at the mission home


Hermana Hull with the Richardsons

Street in Quito

Christmas Eve


Still plays with her food

Crazy thing they burn for the New Year


Monday, December 21, 2015

FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wow thanks for that insert and thanks so much for all you do. I will answer the questions first and then get on to the good stuff.

So yes we will be talking at 2 my time or around that. I will be skyping again. I will have 40 minutes to talk. We will most likely be with members so that will be good. We don't know for sure yet but I will be skyping. :D

So to the good stuff.

So first I want to do my 10 moments in the year that I am grateful for like we did last Christmas that we read before we got onto presents.

1 Harry Potter world and Arizona- just have to put them in here. Now onto the good ones

2 CCM in Colombia- Not going to lie I think this was the hardest 6 weeks of my mission. I was absolutely so home sick it was crazy and couldn't believe the language that I had to learn. I was super blessed though with amazing teachers that changed why I really was here to the right one and made some forever friends that helped me make to the day I left and came to the wonderful world of Ecuador.

3 First Day in Otavalo- I remember walking down the street going what in the world am I doing here in this foreign place. It was insane. I didn't understand anything the culture food and people were so different from normal but I am super super super grateful for the chance I had to serve those people. I know it was where i needed to start my mission and how I love them is so indescribable that I can't even say with words.

4 Marisol´s Baptism- I have never felt the spirit so strong than in that room at that time when my first convert but really Christ´s bore her testimony of what she know and how she has been changed by finding this gospel. I love her. I love her 2 girls and I love the way the Gospel changes people.

5 Karabuela- A super hard change to move from a sector but the best one that could have happened. I feel that Karabuela is my home. I found family there. I could connect more through the language and started feeling the love of God for these People not just my own. It wasn't just for the investigators like Tania and Jessica or the menos activos like Yolanda or Javier but it was the members too like the Familia Moreta and Clara and Sairy. That made me love this time there.

6 My Change with Hna Relmuan- I look back on this change and this was and absolute rock in my path. I went through some of the hardest challenges of my life in this change. I was truly changed and truly change to what the Lord really needs me to become. I saw that he needed me to change if i was to become the missionary he needs me to be and i am not near close to that but am willing and ready to allow him to let him now. I also saw so many miracles in this change with the hard work. Not only baptisms and rescues but in seeing members become stronger and people willing to change what they know.

7 Carcelen- Didn't want to come to the city but it has been a growing and learning experience that is for the better. I feel so much more comfortable in the campo(country) but the bonds I have made here are forever and still being built.

8 Everyday- I just am super grateful for every single day of the mission. I mean it is the best part of my life and will be until the day it ends and then it wont actually end I will still have it for the eternities.

9 My trio change- I am so immensely grateful to my Father in Heaven for that change. I was put into a trio with 2 of the most amazing missionaries I know and have been changed by and with them forever. I now know why I needed that change because I would have not been nearly as ready to train as I am now. I needed time to learn and to grow and to have my confidence built more so I could be ready to help a new missionary.

10 So this last one really isn't a time but people-
Hermana Salas
Hermana Szerdi
Hermana Quiros
Hermana Relmuan
Hermana Pingree
Hermana Dorta
Hermana Holbrook
Hermana Ukle
I am so grateful and love each one of these people with my whole heart. I have spent a 6 week period of my life with each of them and they have changed me to be someone that I am proud of. I am still changing and will have more companions that at first may be hard to love but over time with each and everyone I will kneel down each day of my life and into the eternities and thank my Father in Heaven for placing these people in my life ant that they were put there in the time I most needed them.

So yes those are my ten for this year.

So yeah I just love that and hope you enjoyed it. Send me yours next week. Everyone not just mom!!!

So we will be getting our meal with President in the mission home tomorrow!! We are the last zone to go and I am super stoked because it is right on the week of Christmas. Some had at the beginning of December and so I just think that is perfect that I got it the actual week of Christmas.

So my Hija is amazing. Her name is Hermana Ukle! She is from Fort Worth, Texas and is 19 years old. She has 3 little sisters and her parents who were converts before she was born. She was in Provo MTC for 6 six week and is learning Spanish. So pretty much a gringa teaching a gringa Spanish. Can you imagine it?? :) I am happy and learning so much. I feel like I know everything and then at the same moment I know nothing. I feel like I will be the one that is learning more than she will because of the greatness of the calling that I have received but that really it is just the way for Heavenly Father to get me out of my comfort zone so that I can learn what is needed so I can be changed. I know that it needs to be fun and that we still need to work but that the work is the fun part because it is the part where we are with the people. I love the mission. I am super grateful for the opportunity to be the trainer of a new missionary to start her mission off right and that she will become an even better missionary than me. That is my goal because I know that is the goal of our Father in Heaven.

I love you guys so much and hope you have an amazing week and have a


Love you
Hermana Hull

Super stoked to talk to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Missionaries and their Trainers

Hermana Ukle and Hermana Hull

Contacting a Tardis

Christmas in Ecuador

Monday, December 14, 2015

Well lets just hope it all works out this time......


Wow it just sounds like every week is just more full and more busy for you guys and it is absolutely crazy that you are doing all this stuff. I mean I just can believe it at all. I am not there living it with you but that it is actually happening. It is just crazy isn't it, how time just works wonders?

So I will call at 2 on Christmas. I don't think that will change but if it does I will just let you know the time next Monday but just plan on 2 my time. I still don't know the time difference and so you will be able to figure it out I hope because I am utterly confused on the time that it is at home and here at home in Ecuador.

Well can you just believe that changes have come and gone once again. Nothing to big has happened to me this time. I am still going to be in Carcelen and recieved the phone call that I will be training.....again. Haha I just hope it all works out this time and I actually get my hija. I am excited to meet her and to start her on the path of the mission life. I just hope I can just be a good trainer and just be the best I can be so that she can trust me and learn what my Father in Heaven would have her learn of me.

So crazy. I am with Hermana Pingree right now as my comp. Just for these few days before we both recieve our hijas. She is training too. She is going to be so great and I am super excited for her!!!!

I just love this time of year and just love the mission even more. I am super grateful for the change I just had with Hermana Holbrook and Hermana Dorta. They are some of my best friends now and I am so thankful for all that I learned of them.

I am just so grateful for the chance I have to serve as a representative of my Savior, Jesus Christ. There is nothing that could be better than that for me at this time in my life.

I love you all and hope you have another packed week full of fun and joy and CHRISTMAS MUSIC!
Love you
Hermana Hull

PS I did get the yellow envelope and I love it so much thanks so much for that!!!!

Ps Pic is pizza and last comp pic with them

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas......I love the real meaning


I think I probably say this every week but it sounds like you guys had a really great and busy week and even more full because of Christmas. Crazy it is that time of the year again huh??

You are right about when people progress and don't progress. You can be the happiest you have ever felt when you see them making those changes but, then you are the saddest you have ever been and your heart literally breaks when they willing choose to make the choice to not change and don't want to hear any more from you. It hurts but the only view is the most joy you could possibly have!!

So you asked about the LLAMADA(call) on Christmas. Well I will be calling on Christmas day. I get the choice of Christmas eve or Christmas day and I chose CHRISTMAS DAY. I have to call before 6 my time because we have to be in the house early those days so I think I can call from 1 to about 3 depending on what time works for you guys. I think around 2 would be the best but I will let you know for sure next week!!
Super excited to talk to you too.

Well we were at the chapel waiting for the Christmas Devotional last night and well the thing couldn't get the signal so we didn't get to watch it. It was horrible. We were all super excited to watch it but that is okay we got to do some studies and read some awesome talks from conference.

Well I just have to say coming up to the Christmas has been so wonderful. I am learning so much more about my Savior. I have really started thinking about how blessed I am to be able to be here. I have thought a lot about the day I left home and how much I have changed up to this point. I can truly say that leaving home and stepping on that plane to go to Colombia was the hardest thing I have done in my whole life. But now looking back on it I would have been dumb not to do it. I mean everyday in the mission isn't close to perfect. I mean there are tons of ups and downs and smiles and tears. But everyday that I have been here I can truly say I have grown closer to my Savior and he has helped me change into who I am now and who he needs me to become. I am so grateful for each trial and challenge. The hardship to learn the Spanish language and the trial of having to use it everyday. I am grateful for the relationships I have gained and strengthened and the ones that hurt a bit because of how much I love them but they willingly turn away from this Gospel. I love everything about it. I love my Savior and love how I am his servant and working to become a true disciple. I am grateful for this time to learn of him and his power and his amazing ability to help each person on this earth. All because he was chosen and came down on that Christmas night many many years ago, we have a Savior.

Love you guys a ton!!
Have a great week!!
Hermana Hull

PS not any cards yet but they should come soon. :D Thanks love you and tell all the grandparents I love them and miss them!