So I have to admit that no one could ever have prepared me for a mission no matter what they said. Its something you have to truly experience to understand. It was tough at first, but after 4 months I realize why people say its the best time of your life. I just needed to remember something that I had been forgetting, I needed to stop thinking about time and start thinking about every moment now. Tomorrow is gonna come no matter what so why should I even worry about it? We have to find the fun partys of every day and enjoy it while you can! The time on the mission goes by SOOOOO fast I cant even explain!! its crazy! Except days do feel like eternity, but honestly...I feel like I just left home yesterday.
Someone was telling me about a talk by one of the general authorities. He told a story of how a gardener was cutting a plant, and the plant was saying "why did you cut me down when I was growing so well?"! He responds that its because he wants the plant to grow to what it can be and the best it can be so it needed to be cut. The Lord cuts us down by giving us hardships and does it so we can grow into a beautiful plant that we are supposed to be! I was given some hardships, but I have truly grown a lot. I am thankful I was cut down and I hope to be cut down more because the Lord knows
what I can become.
|I am learning to cook and sadly I like everything!|
I love being a missionary! I get to be immersed in the scriptures every day, always feel the comfort of the spirit, and I get to to talk about the love our Heavenly Father has for us!!! I know im supposed to be here and I lovee every single minute of every single day!!
We met this cowboy guy who spoke broken english and he was super positive! He lived in the elders area so we gave the reference. The next day we got a reference for our area. This old lady answers the door and we said how are you and she says bad because my daughter has an evil spirit. Yes we were a little scared. We find out that elders had visited them about 6 years ago, and the old lady had received a blessing from them because she was sick and after she felt better! They are so positive and we are excited to teach them the gospel!
On Saturday it was easily the worst day of the mission. After lunch we started fasting because of fast sunday and we really have been praying for our investigators to progress and come to church. Well, that afternoon it was soo hot, all of our citas fell, walked 5 hours straight without sitting down, an then I got bit by a dog. It was just a series of bad events thats for sure. But it was all worth it when we found a guy who had gone to the open house of the temple in Xela three years ago and loved it! Hes already been through the temple of the Lord!! so rad!! so excited and he is excited to learn more!
Also, we have been teaching the cutest old lady named Consuelo. She always waved at us when we passed so we finally talked to her! She came to church and was wearing a cute 70s dress with her hair all done! We had a gospel principles class about prayer and she said she always prayes before taking a shower so she doesnt fall. I just love her haah
I have decided im going to be the missionary my mom thinks I am!!!!
Love you all!