It has been a great week here! Things are constantly happening and changing here in the mission. This week we was transfer calls and Elder Reyes and I are both staying in the area! But that is pretty much the only consistant thing hahah most of our zone is being effected by transfers which means that next week we will have a few more missionaries to get to know. It is actually a really fun lifestyle, constantly being able to meet new people and learn and grow from them. It is sad to see some of my favorite missionaries get transfered or die (finish their missions), but these are definitely lasting relationships. I have some of my best friends out here.
So starting from the end of last week: after I emailed we went to a panchanga...I mean a Ward Activity. But if there is one thing that I have learned about the Spanish program, it is that they go all out for parties. So we went to this park and tons of people were there and we had a marachi band playing...it was good fun. The downside is that I felt sooo sick. Of course I still played soccer with the Ward, but I felt worse afterwards haha. That night I had a decent fever of about 100...so I took nyquil and all that good stuff because the next day we had Zone Training, meaning that we were going to have a 4 hour long meeting that we needed to train at.
Somehow everything turned out pretty well and it was a great meeting. We invited Jennifer (the woman that I've been telling you about) and her daughter Lucy to come to our training and participate by roleplaying out a real live lesson. It was a huge success because Jennifer is a ridiculously "golden" investigator. (meaning that she was super prepared to accept the gospel). It was great to be able to recognise as missionaries that there really are people like her that are waiting for the right opportunity to hear the joyous message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She definitely is a miracle in the lives of more people than one. Her little daughter is now going to Primary and growing up in a life that will be centered on the principles of righteousness and truth. Miracles. Miracles I tell you.
Here is a wonderful, wonderful quote from Jesus the Christ, a book by Elder James E. Talmage. I read it this week and loved it. Shout out to all you people that might need to open your eyes to the miracles that surround you,
"To deny the actuality of miracles on the grounds that, because we cannot comprehend the means, the reported results are fictitious, is to arrogate to the human mind the attribute of omnisience, by implying that what man cannot comprehend cannot be, and that therefore he is able to comprehend all that is."
Just because something is hard to explain, or difficult to understand, don't deny yourself the joy of recognising miracles. When our mindset changes from looking for the things we lack, to looking for the things that we are given, the world will look different to us.
I know that God loves his children. I know that this is THE message that changes lives, and helps people come closer to the Savior Jesus Christ.
I love you all and hope that you have a great week! Thank you for your love and support, it means a whole lot more than you know!
Con mucho amor,