November 9, 2017
"I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
Welp, another week has come and gone and it's so crazy for me to think about where I was a month ago. I can feel myself changing, and I am so excited to become who God wants me to be! To be honest, nothing super exciting happened this week, but here are some of the highlights.
- Hermana Cook and I were made sister training leaders! Basically we help any of the sisters in our zone with anything they need. But, word on the street is that our zone is being disolved because our branch president is moving to Arkansas... So, most likely we won't be sister training leaders anymore. (Hence my subject title) It was fun while it lasted haha!
- We got a new elder in our district! He was in a latino district for the last three weeks (He is actually from the sates and is super white). His Spanish is really good, and he is stuck with us for the next three weeks for medical reasons.
-I got a Latina companion! (only for a couple hours a day). Her name is Hermana Bistrain and she is from Chihuahua. She speaks English, but my teacher told her to speak to me only in Spanish. It was WAY harder then I thought it was going to be, but I also learned my Spanish is not as bad as it could be, haha. We teach together every other day, and all the Latinos were given the instructions to let the North Americans take the lead. SO, her and I prep this small little lesson, and we are about to go in and teach and she just starts going off in Spanish. I for real had no idea what she was saying. SO, she looks at me and says in English "You are taking the lead, I will just be there to testify when you need me". I looked at her, and I swear I must have looked so panicked. SO, we go into our lesson and it was ok, but man was I stressed. We said a prayer together at the end and my eyes started watering because once I´m in Guadalajara... no more English... ever...and it's a good thing, but it's also really hard. SO, her and I talked (in Spanish of course) for like two hours, and I felt so much better. Moral of the story is that that God is looking out for me. And yes, it's hard but God callled me here because he knew I could do it. God gave me my weakness (Spanish), but he will turn it into a strength.
Life is so good down here within our little walls, and I am so thankful to be here. My favorite scripture of the week is Alma 26:2 "And now, I ask, what great blessings has He bestwoed upon us? Can ye tell?" I know for me it's super easy to get into the habit of asking God for blessings, but never recognizing when they come. This scripture really put things into perspective for me and every day I look for the tender mercies I have been blessed with. I know that this gospel is true. I have never been so happy in my entire life. "I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time". I plan to make this the best year and a half of my life by being perfectly obedient and dilligently working. I love you all so much and each one of you are in my prayers!
I have no idea what these pictures are so hopefully they were the ones I was trying to send haha!