Well, this week was really good, even though it started out not so
great... But the good news is that it was just a 24 hour flu and after
I basically just slept all day Monday I felt good. Tuesday I was
feeling better, I wasn't sick, my body was just physically tired from
fighting off the sickness. Then after that I was back to 100%!! And we
didn't even have to miss any appointments because there's another trio
in the branch and so one of them stayed with me while both
companionships could go out and work still. Anyways, I know it was
because of all your prayers that I had such a good recovery and I'm
grateful for the love I've felt from y'all.
This week has been a good week like I said. We were able to have a
really good lesson with Soledad and just from being with her and from
the studies she's been having she set the goals with us to: read the
BoM in 22 days, go to the temple before the end of the year, have a
calling before the end of the year, and have FHE every week with her
children. It was great because we were just there really; we brought
the Spirit in her home and she (with the Spirit) did the rest.
Also we've been teaching Jennifer (the Sanchez's daughter) who's 8,
and we set a baptismal date with her for 13 Dec.!! We're super excited
for that because with that we challenged Francisco to be worthy to
hold the Aaronic Priesthood before the to be able to baptize his
daughter. That whole family continues to bring me joy every time
things keep happening and they continue to progress in the Gospel.
Well, I love y'all and I want to leave a quick word of advice for
those preparing to go on a mission: Don't ever think you have enough
time to not do your best now because "you've still got time". Even
while you're just preparing, don't waste any opportunity to become who
the Lord wants you to be. And while you are a missionary take every
moment you have, every opportunity of trial, hardship, correction, and
even the good, fun times to be better, to improve and progress. Make
that a part of who you are, and the Gospel and Missionary Work will
become alive to you, even more than you ever thought possible. As
Elder David A. Bednar said to our mission president: "If you always do
what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."
If we want more, if we want something different we have to DO
something different. It requires faith and diligence and much else as
well, but it's sooo worth it in the end.
Have a wonderful week!!