Hola familia! Que tal? Como les va?
Hey, it's me again. Another week has rushed by and things have been pretty exciting over here! The woodridge ward has some incredible people to work with and we have seen some great success. We also had our back to back to back exchanges this week which was fun.
But I should probably explain the exciting part: Throughout my time in this apartment I have been getting little bug bites, like one or two a week or so. I didn't really think too much about it, but the past 2 weeks or so it has been a little worse. So we told our apartment maintainance and we had an inspection done. Well, my title is "chinches" which means bed bugs. So yup, they found some. Super gross I know, but the worst part is we hade 3 companionships from around the mission that were coming in to exchange in our apartment. NOT A GOOD IDEA. So this week we quarunteed our apartment, washed our clothes, and went out looking for places to sleep. We slept at the mission office one night which was fun, and we ended up going to Arlington Heights to exchange with the Elders in their own area. It was all over the place but we made some fun memories.
This whole week has been spectacular and moving to me as I have contemplated the last week of the Savior's mortal life. It is such wonderful holiday to remember such significant events. This week I knocked on a man's door who said some wonderfully powerful things about believing in God. He made mention that he grew up in a religious environment, but that as he had grown older and become more enveloped in his studies he came to the conclusion that was offered by scientific theory as to the creation of the earth and the evolution of mankind. Then he talked about a reawakening in his life as he proceeded by boldly saying, "There is absolutely no purpose in a life that was created by mere coincidence". I am grateful to know that this life is not just happenstance. We DO have a purpose. I am grateful to know that God does exist, and that He sent His Only Begotten Son to the world to provide a way to live with him again. I love sharing this knowlege with other people! I hope you can too! This is the best time of my entire life. I love my mission and I love the people of Illinois!
I love you all too!
Que tengan una semana muy buena! Los quiero mucho,
4 Exchanges with Elder Royce
2 Sleeping in the mission office
3&4 Exchanges with Elder Reynolds
5&6 Super stud Nash Hanberg - A kid in our ward when we had FHE with their family