Hey there familia :)Two truths and a lie:
3. Truth. It is week 6 of this transfer! So crazy! Time is flying. I'm getting very anxious for the changes coming up! Part of me desperately wants to stay in La Paloma.. but another part is ready to leave and for something new! I guess time will only tell.. but I'm getting nervous! It's just nerve racking to not know where I will be next week!
Hmm.. what else this week. We are still trying to work with Dani and Tanya, but there is only so much that we can do. We are there to invite, and help bring the spirit, and then it is up to them.
That is something that I've been struggling with on the mission. People's agency is killing me lately.. but so crucial and important in the eternal scheme of things. I'm learning to be okay with that. Slowly.
Last week was a tough one, and as I started this week I was determinded that it would be a good one.
I set to goal to just always think and remember my Savior in all times and places. Afterall.. we covenant to do that every week when we partake of the sacrament. And in return, we have the promise to always have His spirit to be with us.. and from the scriptures and personal experience.. it way harder to be discouraged and sad when you have the spirit with you. So my goal this week was just to always try and remember Him. Remember the grand scheme of things, and continue pressing on. I am working on my conversion like I've talked about earlier... and being a better disciple of Christ. I've promised Him to be a disciple of him.. and as I was studying this week.. and I was reading a talk by Elder Holland.. a quote that I love from him says "It is a straight path, and it is a narrow path without a great deal of latitude at some points, but it can be thrillingly and successfully travelled with steadfastness in Christ, a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. In courageously pursuing such a course, you will forge unshakable faith, you will find safety against ill winds that blow, even shafts in the whirlwind, and you will feel the rocklike strength of our Redeemer, upon whom if you build your unflagging discipleship, you CANNOT fail."Just thought I would share that. I love it.
Hmm.. sorry this is a novel. I'm in Cuided Del Este right now doing divisions with Hermana Araneda. Hna Finlinson went to Posadas because she is an Hermana Lider. It's always fun to be out of your area, but I'm anxious to get back to my people!
Other fun things.. there was a slug in our bathroom this week that was as long as my hand.. and big around as my thumb. that was fun.
I love you all!!
until next week!