First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the realest mom out of all the moms!!! I hope you had an awesome birthday! I'm so grateful for all that you do for me and the rest of the fam. Te amo!
Anyway, I'm sure you've all heard about the changes that the church made so that the missionaries can talk to their families. Since I'm in the middle of nowhere, cut off from the rest of the world, I just heard about it haha. I think it's awesome honestly. Obviously, I'm excited to be able to talk with the family and stuff, but also there's been a ton of times in the mission where I learn something in my personal study or something and I'm like wow, it would be awesome if I could tell my family about this! There's just not enough time to write everything out, so i think it's a great idea and I'm excited to learn more about the details.
So this week was good. We had some miracles this week. We finally started to see some progress because we have been struggling a little lately. We had a super awesome lesson this week when we were teaching this lady named Yaritza. At the end of the lesson she looked confused, so I asked her what was up because I thought she had a question or something. She told us that a lot of different missionaries have visited her and every time she had some kind of fear to where she didn't want to go to church. But, in our lessons, she she didn't feel that and she wants to go and learn more! Man, that was just what we needed and it was so nice to see a little break through. I'll keep you updated on how that goes.
In my personal study this week I was able to better understand trials more in life and in missionary work. I was reading in Alma about the sons of the Mosiah. We all know them as the best missionaries and Ammon as the dude who cut off all of the arms. Something I noticed as I was reading this time is all the trials they went through. Especially with Aaron and companions. They went out to preach and they got rejected so many times. They even got thrown into prison. It would have been easy to give up, but it says they were patient in their afflictions and they prayed nonstop. Eventually, the success came and they brought thousands to the truth! So, that helped me out a lot to understand the importance of the trials we have. If it were all easy, we wouldn't be able to grow.