Rachael's Mission

Mexico Torreon Mission October 2015 - April 2017

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Week 79 (I KNOW!)


Wow, the time has flown by and now my time has come to an end. I can't believe that I am saying that. Sometimes I feel like I don't know what to do next because I never thought this far  in my life ;). However, I had an interview with Presidente last Thursday and he cleared up what I have to do ;).

Monday was a great day!! We passed the day with Hna Holman and Hna Pira. We went to the zoo and it was closed. However, when you know how to speak English and you are blonde you can get into anywhere ;) We asked some workers if they would let us enter. They asked their boss, let us in, and took us on a special tour!! It was so great and so much fun!! I will show you my pictures when I get back! We also ate Gringas and walked around the stores. It was a fun relaxing day!!

Martes was normal

Miercoles we had an incredible lesson with David. You have to know that it was good because we were all crying in the end. David is an amazing person. He felt recently that there was no point in living and fighting anymore, but with this lesson we gave him such great hope and he really felt like he had a reason to live now. He is changing so much!!

Thursday I had my interview with Presidente with all of the Zone and let's just say he gave me direction in my life by telling me that I have to go home and get married. JaJaJa! He only talked to me about marriage. That's how you know he cares. :)

Viernes was a rough day because it is Viernes Santo here and EVERYTHING closes! There were no people in the streets!! They were all in the Catholic Church but we can't contact there so we had to look really hard to find people to talk to. However, we did find some new, powerful investigators even though it was a difficult day. I completed 18 meses this day!! Woo hoo!!

Saturday we had another powerful lesson with David!! We talked about repentance. We can see how the light is slowly coming back into his face and eyes!! I love how the gospel heals us!! I love the gospel!! We also found an amazing person that wants to be baptized! His name is Gerardo. He expressed to us his great desire to give up drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. He really wants to change his life!! I think he will progress nicely with Hna Parra. 

Sunday was a very sad and happy Sunday. It was so sad saying goodbye to all the members because they become your family in the mission. There were lots of tears involved, but it's OK because that is what the plan of salvation is for-families and adopted family. It was a wonderful day!!

Well, many things have changed in my life, I have changed, my family has changed, my circumstances have changed, but I know that it is all for the better. I can't believe that 18 months of my life have just flown by! I know that these 18 months are the best 18 months for my life (I can't say of my life, because I hope to continue to have amazing experiences and enjoy life). I know that these 18 months are going to influence me for the rest of my life! I'm so grateful that God gave me the opportunity and the honor to serve Him and His children and the opportunity to build His kingdom here on earth. I hope that every young man and young woman serves a mission. They are going to be so prepared for life and are going to be greatly blessed in so many ways. I know because I have seen the blessings in my own life and especially in the lives of my family. If you feel like you don't want to go or that it's not important, or that you don't need to go, I invite you to pray and ask your Heavenly Father. Be willing to receive an answer from Him and follow that answer! I know this will change your life forever because it has changed my life. 

I know that God lives. I know that He loves us perfectly. I know that His plan for us is perfect. I know that we don't always understand His plan, but that is where the faith comes in and we have to just trust that God knows what He is doing. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He is the perfect example for us. We must follow that example as perfectly as we can. That is why we are called Saints because we are people trying to become Saintly (or pure and perfect). I know that Jesus Christ suffered and died for us so that we can be clean, so that we can be forgiven, so that we can overcome our difficulties, so that we can overcome our weaknesses, so that we can be strengthened and become something powerful beyond our imagination. I know that on the third day he was resurrected so that everyone of us can live again and have the opportunity to live again  with our families! I know that families are forever, but only if we are willing to work and fight and obey in order to have this family forever. I know that this blessing of an eternal family is only possible through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. 

I know that Christ established His church on the earth, His church was lost, but later restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith. There is no doubt in my mind that he really did go to that grove of trees, knelt down and prayed vocally to our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ really did appear to him! I know that the Prophet Joseph Smith was a great instrument in the hands of God to bring the fullness of the gospel to the earth again, so that we may partake of the everlasting happiness and blessings that God has in store for us! I know that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet of God on the earth and that he really does speak for God. I know that if we follow his words we will ALWAYS be guided and protected. I know that this is the path that God has put on the earth and I know that we must follow it with all our heart, might, mind and strength, keep our covenants and endure to the end always! I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and I know that a man really comes closer to God by following its precepts more than any other book on the earth. It is the most perfect book that God has given us. I know that it holds the answers to all our questions! I know that God has amazing things prepared for us!! I know that if we put in all our effort and do our very best, God will make up the rest!! I know that there is no other way to heaven or to eternal happiness. We can only go through our Savior and His gospel to obtain these great gifts! I know that we must share this knowledge and joy with everyone we know and love! We cannot keep such great gifts to ourselves!! 

I know God hears and answers prayers and I know that God can do all things and work miracles in our lives and the lives of others, but only if we have faith and show our faith in God! I know that all these things are true and I pray that we can all strive to live them in our lives and work with all our effort to reach the Celestial Kingdom. I share all these things and come to an end of my writings and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

This mission has changed my life and I now know that I am a woman of great faith instead of the woman of little faith that I was before. I hope to continue to be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to bring about His great purposes in this world. 

I love you all! I can't wait to see each of you!!


Hermana Lutze

Sea Mormon Sea Feliz!!! Spread the Happiness!!


  1. Sister Lutze, Sister Olsen and I are proud of what you have accomplished these past 18 months. Thank you for your willingness to share the experiences. May God bless you as you return home and continue with your work. Bishop Olsen

  2. Welcome Home Hermana Lutze! I can't wait to see you and the light of Christ that shines in your face. It sounds like you have a good handle on what this life is all about. Congratulations on returning with honor! I can't wait to see you!Love, Anita