Monday, December 12, 2016



December 12, 2016


This week we had an awesome lesson with a man studying to be a priest for the Catholic Church.  He's young, smart, witty, funny, and over all, a super cool investigator!  Before we sat down with him he showed us a message he received from two of his Catholic priest members and another from his mother. They were the videos to the, “Light the World Christmas Initiative”.  Hermana Vannucci and I just looked at each other and smiled.  It's amazing to see the Christmas Initiative in action!  Our efforts to share the gospel are never lost. 

See everyone in 2 weeks!  Time has flown by too fast...

¡Hola amigos y familia!

Tuvimos una cita con un hombre estudiando para ser sacerdote en la iglesia Catolica.  El es joven, inteligente, listo, y muy gracioso, un investigador súper guay!  Antes de hablar nos mostró algunos mensajes de sus amigos que también están estudiando para ser sacerdotes, y otro mensaje de su mama.  De repente nos dieron cuenta que eran los vídeos de la Incitativa de la Navidad, Ilumina el Mundo! Que increíble la iniciativa de la Navidad!  Neutros esfuerzos a compartir el evangelio nunca están perdidos. 
¡Me voy a casa en dos semanas!  No lo creo.  Que rápido pasa el tiempo...

Hermana Charlesworth

Iré y Haré y Seré

5 Agendas. 5 Transfers. 7 Months. Telde.

I love pueblos. Valsequillo

Island Gran Can


She told us, "I don't care if your not hungry I'm making you a sandwich." Ada. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016



November 28, 2016

Hello Friends and Fam! 

Sorry this is so short...but If you’re reading this right now, go to! The church is doing a Christmas Initiative this year called Light the World. It's 25 ways in 25 days of how to become closer to our Savior Jesus Christ.  It's amazing.  I promise it will bless your life. 

I know the church is true, I know our Savior lives and loves us. 

Study the scriptures! 

Hermana Charlesworth

Boat on Shoulders

Canary Missionaries

Farm Land

Sky on Fire Clouds

Town Square

November 21, 2016


I totally forgot, but I wanted to thank everyone for the birthday wishes a few weeks ago, you guys made my day! I don't have too much time to write, but know I love you, the church is true, and don't forget to study your scriptures!

Hermana Charlesworth

22nd Birthday Cake

22nd Birthday Cup Cakes

22nd Birthday with Friends

22nd Birthday Party

22nd Birthday Presents

Wednesday, October 12, 2016



October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween! 

Sorry this message will be super short!  This week we took a trip to La Laguna in Tenerife for exchanges!  We went in ferry and needless to say the trip there was awful and we sat curled about in a ball on the bathroom floor the entire 3 hours, but the trip home was awesome!  We also had interviews with President and Hermana Pack, love those guys, I'm so grateful I have gotten to know them better, they have blessed my life!  And last but not least, my baby Hermana Vannucci is the bomb.  I love her!  She reminds me simple is better, and the great things are brought to pass by doing the small things!  Don't know what I would do without her. 

Love you guys!  Read the scriptures k!

Hermana Charlesworth

Iré y Haré y Seré 

Matching Glasses

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Sitting, waiting for the barco.

The Barco

October 24, 2016

Hey guys! 

Cool little visiting teaching miracle this week!  Sunday morning in Relief Society we heard the timbre ring at the church.  When Hermana Vannucci and I got up to see who was at the door an Elderly woman stood in the doorway.  She had big sunglasses, brown leggings and big oversized green sweater.  She pulled us down from the step and made us assist her to the couch where we tried to figure out who she was.  In a small voice she said, "I am María José and I am here to go to church".  She pulled out letters from her colorful overstuffed bag written by her Visiting Teachers.  The letters expressed love and charity and shared a simple but powerful message.  I looked at the signatures at the bottom of the letters, they were signed by members.  Indeed Hermana María José was here to go to church.  I looked at Hermana Vannucci.  Before I knew it she pulled me down to the couch to help her take off her old flip flops and replace them with black flowery heels. Hermana Dolí came out into the little lobby and was just as surprised as we were when she saw her old friend.  María José held up all the letters from Dolí and her visiting teaching companion and smiled.  Hermana Dolí joined us on the little green couches and completely adored and loved María José.  I sat across on the other little couch and just listened. Such a tender moment when a friend comes back to church. 

I'm grateful for the whole 25 people we have in our Rama of Telde and the example they are for me!  My life will never be the same.  I have come to deeply appreciate and love every member of the church here and their sacrifices to strengthen, love, and reach out to others. 

I testify that the Church is true, that God is our loving Heavenly Father, and that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, anything is possible. 

Hermana Charlesworth

Iré y Haré y Seré

Best Buds, Hermana Vannucci

Breakfast on the rooftop

L:a Garita

October 17, 2016

Hola Fam and Amigos!

A little girl we met on a crumbling staircase...

The little girl walked us inside with big hopes to introduce us to her parents.  We climbed to the 4th flour and she rang the timbre to their little apartment.  While we waited patiently outside the door, I took in my surroundings.  The walls were tagged with dark spray paint and ugly words, most of the paint had chipped and showed the bare drywall, loud rap music from below echoed up most of the broken and crumbling stairs.  I realized it was getting dark fast, I looked around for a light-switch, the little girl caught my looking eyes and replied they were broken.  I refocused on the door (which was now getting hard to see it was so dark) and prayed we might touch this family's heart. 

We heard loud voices inside and the door swung opened.  Her mom answered and her dad joined the woman's side, they looked at us, and then at their daughter and asked what we wanted.  We explained that we met her daughter on the steps, and that she had been very kind to us (they really didn't care).  Again they asked us what we wanted so we introduced ourselves and told the couple we were representatives of Jesus Christ and we were there to share a message.  It was obvious they did not care about us or the message as they continued telling us they did not believe in God.  The little girl looked at me and then at her parents, "mom, these girls are nice." My heart was so full for this little girl and I quickly started testifying about God and his plan to have an eternal family in hopes of softening her parents’ hearts!  Instead they closed the door, leaving us and their daughter completely in the dark.  My feelings in this moment were indescribable and my heart sank.  As we sat in the darkness for a few moments the little girl broke the silence, "They really do believe in Jesus", she told me, "they're just having a bad day, please come back and talk to them." 

I that moment I felt we should teach her to pray.  Now it was completely black as we all sat in the staircase.  I explained prayer, what it is and that we can communicate with our Father in Heaven who loves us at any time.  I offered a very very simple prayer and luego asked her if she would like to try. "Yes!" she told us, "but I don't know how". By the light of our little Nokia we showed the steps in a pamphlet.  I simply described prayer again and asked her for two things she was grateful for, and two things she wanted to ask God for.  She told me she was grateful for her family, and for the food they had, and she wanted to ask God to never lack anything, and that her parents would always stay together.  As my heart melted, I told her to repeat my words and I started the prayer.  As I said a sentence, she would repeat it, and at the end of our prayer the Spirit radiated and engulfed us in a little bubble of warm fuzzys.  The staircase felt bright, illuminated and warm even though we sat in the chilly dark.  The power of prayer! 

Fave scripture this week even though I can't remember where it is now...
"...that ye may at last be brought to sit the kingdom of heaven to go no more out."  No empty seats! 

Hermana Charlesworth

Iré y Haré y Seré

Familia Leon

Sahara Desert Sand 1

Sahara Desert Sand 2

Sahara Desert Sand 3


October 10, 2016

Hey Fam and Friends! 

I was praying I would train again to finish my mission, and guess what?  Prayer answered, dream come true, I'm training!  Just a fun lil fact, I found out at the training meeting in Madrid that I have a "great-granddaughter" in the mission, lol. 

So much has happened, all wonderful things of course, and I have to say that I love the mission! I love the relationships, friends, and new family I have gained and I couldn't possibly imagine life without them. 

My new daughter is Hermana Vannucci, she's from Idaho, and she is la bomba. We will be together for the next twelve weeks in the Islands! So beyond stoked to finish here with her.

Okay, don't judge my Spanish too hard but I just wanted to share my testimony with you guys:

Testificó que Dios existe, que es nuestro Padre Celestial.  Testificó que él nos ama más que podemos imaginar, y como un Padre amoroso, siempre está con nosotros.  Nunca nos deja solo, sino que nos da oportunidades de crecer, aprender, y mejorar.  Lo amamos a él y él nos ama!  Sé que nos dio a su hijo unigénito y perfecto Jesucristo.  Sé que Jesus es nuestro mediador y Salvador verdadero.  Se que él sufrió todo para entendernos y para que nunca estemos solos en nuestro viaje.  Nuestros sufrimientos y dolores, tentaciones y pecados son aliviados por medio de él.  Qué maravilloso el amor de nuestros Padres Celestiales y nuestro Hermano mayor! 

Church is true and I loooove you! 

Hermana Charlesworth

Iré y Haré y Seré 

My Mission Ladies

Our recent convert Jaime from the islands at the Madrid Temple

US and our new mission babies in the mission home packing for the island life

Hermana Harper (my greenie-breaker) finished her mission! 

Last flight home to the islands from Madrid

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


September 26, 2016

Hello Fambam!!!

This week Alicia and Francisco were baptized and confirmed!!!  They are the most amazing people I have ever met.  Their inward commit to love and serve God is manifest through their every action and thought.  They have given everything to the savior and are willing to stand as witnesses of a loving Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ at all times and all places.  They are my greatest examples!  In just a short time they have witnessed the blessings of the gospel and transformed their lives to be more in harmony with Gods will.  We have taught Alicia for 3 months and met her knocking doors, and Francisco for just 4 weeks and we contacted him in the street.  Neither of them gave us their contact info in the moment, but we left them with a Book of Mormon and our card with our number, and after reading several hundred pages, they called us. They are now both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!  They both finished the Book of Mormon before their baptism and are now starting it for the second time! They love the gospel, they love the Book of Mormon, and we should too!  I know this book is true, I know our savior lives, and I know he loves us more than we could ever imagine.  Study the scriptures and prep for conference!

Hermana Charlesworth 

Iré y Haré y Seré

September 19, 2016

Hey Fam and Friends,

I love you all, I hope you have an incredible week!  This weekend we are expecting two baptisms, Alicia and Francisco have had their interviews and they are absolutely the most humble people I have ever met.  I love them and I couldn't imagine my life without knowing them.  Also we island jumped to Tenerife for a few days for Zone Conference and back to back intercombios!  Our missionaries on the islands are amazing and we love them! 

Study the scriptures and prepare for General Conference! 

Hermana Charlesworth

Iré y Haré y Seré

When Pres takes a selfie with your GoPro!

Island Hopping



Mission Feet! Left to right, Hermana Tyler, Freestone, Devereaux, and Me

Tuesday, August 9, 2016



August 29, 2016

Hola Fam n Friends!

Our investigator Jaime was baptized and confirmed!!!  Jaime is an early 30’s, Spaniard, studied law, and uses really big words that I don't know in Spanish or in English.  He's super smart and super witty!  We taught him hi-fives and now he does them all the time.  He's a good egg.  Sorry this is really short.  Church is true! I love you!  Study the scriptures!

Hermana Charlesworth 

Iré y Haré y Seré

Jaime Baptism

August 15, 2016

Buenos Amigos Mios!

Crazy week!  Spent Monday and Tuesday in Madrid for consilio, took all the lovely spiritual info that we learned to the zone and did zone training the next day, then had exchanges and flew the Hermanas from Tennerife into our area.  I got to work with Hermana Harper which was bomb because she was my greeny-breaker!  This week Jaime also had his baptismal interview and passed with all smiles! (I will write more about him next week). Sorry this is more factual than spiritual I'm on a time crunch today.  Love you all and keep reading your scriptures! 

Hermana Charlesworth 

Iré y Haré y Seré

Consilio Madrid August 9, 2016

Island Donkey

Rocky Nublo

Snuck past security with my Gofio To-go...! Chacho

Jaime is getting baptized Saturday!!! We're working on his smiles...

¡Hola Fam & Friends! On a plane as we speak, Hermana Freestone and I are headed into Madrid for Consilio.  We took a 5 o'clock GuaGua (bus) to be to the airport at 6 this morning!  Sooooo I’m gonna contact this guy scribbling some architecture plans next to me then take a nap and let you guys read this email!  But I wanted to share with you one of the many many miracles God has blessed us with here in Telde.  I know this is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that our Heavenly Father loves us very much, even with all of His heart, mite, mind and strength!  He is a Father of love and we are His children. 

Alicia la Cubana:

Wednesday 1, June 2016
Met a woman named Alicia touching doors, she is from Cuba and works interna looking after an older gentleman (to me the definition of interna would be someone from South America who is a slave to an old person Spaniard, but to put it in better words interna signifies an in-house nurse. Company is usually never allowed in, and the worker never allowed out).  We shared the Book of Mormon with her and she accepted the invitation to read.  We were hopeful but also realistic that we might never enter her home or ever have the opportunity to teach her due to her circumstances. 

Friday 10, June 2016:
Hermana Freestone and I passed by Alicia to check up and see how she was doing.  She had begun to read and the book had quenched a 30-year thirst.  However her situation allowed us little time and seeing that we were still un welcomed in the home, we testified briefly from the doorframe that the book was true and would change her life, and she had to go. 

Thursday 21, July 2016: 
Intercombios with Hermana Tyler, I passed by Alicia, we set an appointment.

Thursday 28, July 2016
Today Alicia was waiting for us and opened the door motioning us to enter (miracle!).  We didn't speak as we entered the home and walked passed the elderly man watching tv from his cot in the living room. We met her in the kitchen. A humble one-man setting with a tiny tiny little wood table. The Book of Mormon sat marked and open on the table.  She had several pages of notes and genealogy charts drawn and scribbled and rescribbled, all neatly organized on the table.  Her entire character beamed, she told she knew the book was true. 

Tuesday 2, August 2016
Today we gathered around the tiny wood table again, the air hot and sticky as always, all of us sweating.  We laid our scriptures out.  We sang, she hummed, and we prayed.  Hermana Freestone and I sat on the edge of our chairs listening intently to Alicia.  She asked if she could be baptized...

Alicia has a baptismal date for September! 

Favorite quotes from amigos this week:
"If anyone turns into a skank after the mission, I will hunt them down..."
-Hermana Pack

"If you checkout, your behind the game."
-Hermana Freestone

"There's a light at the end of the tunnel, but we learn a whole darn lot through the tunnel..."
-Hermana Harper 

Hermana Charlesworth

Iré y Haré y Seré

Intercambios with H' Jensen and H' Robinson
Island Adventuring
We were checked off the Pack's Clean piso tour and received the golry of a "Celestial Piso". Makin ya proud Mom!
Fresh OJ with the Delgados