This week has been
interesting. It is starting to rain here and its getting super cold.
Nevertheless, we are still eating a ton. This week my comp and I made a
huge almuerzo of rice chicken eggs bread hot dogs and juice. The next
day we bought a ton of food to feed a family we visit but they canceled,
so we were left with all these bags of food. So we went to the church,
invited the Sister missionaries in our sector, and made a bunch of
really good quesadillas with rice.
Over the past few weeks weve been hearing cats in our roof and
they were getting super annoying. So Elder Padilla and I went up and
pulled out three little kittens. We kept them in a cage in our house
for a while and gave them some milk and stuff. We later found the mom
and returned them to her in the backyard. We named them Kuky, Tody, and
Frac, after our three favorite brands of cookies here.
Hike to Salto Rayen
Anyway, this week Ive been learning more about faith.
Honestly, missions arent easy. Its difficult going around everyday
trying to communicate when there is a huge culture and language barrier
between you and the people. A lot of people dont take you seriously and
few accept the message. Even then its difficult to help them
continue. Its easy to get discouraged. However, Ive realized that when
I get in this situation, I need to practice what I teach every day. I
need to apply faith. From where I am now, I cant see myself as a
Spanish speaker somewhere in the future. I cant see myself as being the
kind of missionary I want to be. But if I put my trust in God, have
faith that I have been called of God, and work as hard as I can going
forward, He will make up the rest. Like it says in the Book of Mormon,
faith is like a seed. It takes a while to turn into a tree, but it will
eventually if we work to nourish it. So, having that principle in
mind, I have started to walk out the door each day knowing that it wont
be easy, but trusting that it will be alright. That eventually,
Heavenly Father will make me a tool in His hands if I put in the work.
Thank you so much everybody for the emails and support. It means a
lot to me and its so good to hear from you. Have a great week!