Hola mi familia!
Pues… Esta semana fue muy interesante! We were helping a lady in our Rama that has a lot of pain with things and 2 weeks ago, I made a hot pad thing for her (just rice in a sock and then cook in the microwave for one and a half minutes). WELL… this week we were helping her with some stuff in her house and she asked for us to show her how to do the rice hot pad thing again. My companion took it and put it in the microwave for THREE MINUTES and well… hopefully she likes burnt rice as well as burnt socks????? We were sitting in her living room and smelled “something” and then smoke started coming from the microwave. Don’t worry, nothing was damaged and everyone is safe but it was so funny because right before Hermana en the rama said she loved the heat and helped with her pain… after sh e saw the burnt rice she said “maybe a little bit less heat?” IT WAS SOOO FUNNY!!!! I have pictures but this computer isn´t working with my camera. Next week I´ll send them.
We are preparing for the baptism of Armando!!! Sometimes its hard because there are so many questions that he has and we don’t always have time to answer all of them. But he feels the spirit and knows that he needs to be baptized. While we cannot answer all of his answers we stress the importance of prayer and searching and studying the scriptures.
2 Nephi 2:33
“Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.”
This week I’ve been learning the importance of studying and organizing ourselves towards His will and His purpose. Also about patience with ourselves and with others. What’s that saying? “Respect the process” Learning and living is A PROCESS!! Living and upholding gospel principles is a process, learning who we are and what it truly means to be children of God is also a process. EVERYTHING IS A PROCESS!!! Sometimes it is frustrating because we want to know everything right now. We don’t want the trials, we don’t want to have to sit through the “lesson of life” but we want the final test results. This week I was reminded that we chose this… we chose to experience and learn in this manner. Because we are here with bodies, we know that we chose righteously. However sometimes life brings trials and burdens, hard times and traumatizing times. However it is important to remember that “all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good” (D&C 122:7).
The people here are amazing. I am slowly but surely gaining more confidence in the language. Sometimes its difficult but I am knowing my Savior more tenderly than ever before. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve Him and know of His plan for me. I know that I can’t completely understand everything in everyone’s lives that I will meet here in the mission. But I know that the Savior does. He understands us more than anyone else. He is our Rock, He is the reason for all. It is because of Him that we are here and have a place to go after this life. When we feel depressed or when we feel alone, when we feel there is no one that could possibly understand our situation or know how we feel remember that HE DOES! There is not anything we cannot say in our prayers that He does not understand. And as we pray with a sincere heart He will provide comfort and relief. He will take care of things… we just need to allow Him to…
I love you all and pray for you all and hope that you can feel and see the miracles of this Gospel!!
WITH MUCH LOVE!!!