Wow. I have changed a lot in the mission but at the same time.. some things never change. You are all going to shake your heads at this one. I lost my cell phone this week. Apparently the mission can't change everything. haha. This week we on the bus and man.. the driver was crazier than normal. Which is saying a lot. We were bouncy around like crazy my head just about hit the ceiling. But man, I was laughing so hard. I am still stunned several times a week at the situations I get myself into. haha. But we went to the office and President only made a few jokes. They won't be sending me to San Fernando or anything like I thought haha. But got me a new phone haha so all is good.
Well, this week was hard. Hard as far as missionary work. But really good. We pretty much are having to start from scratch as far as investigators but things are gonna turn around. This week we worked really hard to try and find new investigators and we did.. for the elders. haha we found some super sweet people who I think will end up accepting the gospel with the elders. But almost all of our contacts for this week were for other areas. We are hoping to have more luck this next week.
But we also did have some good moments this week. On Tuesday we had our Mexican Night which is a celebration for Independence Day here. It was a ward party and the whole mission got permission to be at there parties until 10. Yeah I felt like quite the rebel haha. It was super fun and we dressed up all Mexican.. I will send some pictures. But it was really fun and the tacos were delicious haha.
Oh so this week since we were looking for new investigators. Hermana Lopez and I decided to make little cards that had questions that most people have that the Book of Mormon can answer and we went around and contacted people with the pass along cards. But as we were walking the streets I probably tripped like 4 or 5 times. But liked tripped where I fell all the way down on my face haha. I think we got more contacts that way then our little cards. It definitely had a lot of people laughing.. man.. they need to plow the streets here. haha. my feet have been murdered out here. But all for a good price :)
Okay well. I don't have much to say this week as you can tell haha. But let me end with my day yesterday. I was spiritual awoken yesterday. It was awesome to say the least. Yesterday was Stake Conference and it was.. powerful and brought me and I am positive everyone who listened to a spirit of repentance. My mission president spoke and his wife which always makes for a good meeting but also the temple president of Monterrey and his wife spoke and oh man. I want to find this temple president after my mission some day. He was such a good speaker. He was like Elder Holland's Mexican twin! He was chilangan so he was also hilarious too.
I don't know if you all even care to hear what he said but his words pierced me. It was the best meeting I have been to personally. I wish I could get a copy of his talk but he was speaking directly from his heart.. there will be no copy. He spoke about constantly thinking of Christ. What percentage of our days are spent thinking of him. and he at one point said "missionaries, what are your thoughts throughout the day? "i am tired, I am hungry, why is there so much mud, it's hot" (Every single comment he said Hermana Lopez and I had said the day before! we definitely exchanged looks of terror in that moment) His whole talk was cruel in the nicest way. haha Maybe it is just because I need to be a better missionary. But it was exactly what I need after this long week.
Oh one last little spiritual thing I remembered! After that we went to visit one of the new investigators we found this week, Brianda. She and her brother Andres just lost their Mom a month ago. It is still such a new loss. The lessons have been crazy for me. They make my heart full of gratitude. We have only had 2 lessons. But they are such a privilege for me. As I think you all know, or maybe not, My companion recently lost her dad.. she is amazing and her strength is amazing. But really her strength is amazing because she has leaned so much on the gospel. She is an example to me and our investigators at how the gospel really is a strength that well all need.
I guess I will take this chance to tell you all how much I love you all. How much gratitude I have for all of your love and support. I know that Heavenly Father lives. That Christ lives. I know that because only a God could give me such sweet experiences as I have had out here and such a good family that I have there. I miss you all and love you all.. like I said, some things never change. I am always here for you guys with all my heart and spirit.
Mexican Night-with my bishop and his wife and the ward mission leader
Hermana Janet and us
Passing out the Mardi Gra beads.. Mexicans have weird traditions haha
Ximena and I