Hello Friends and Family!
Well this week was great! Let's start off with a quote that I really liked
it goes something like this '' The most effective tract we will carry will be the goodness of our own lives and example.'' - Pres. Gordon B Hinckley
I loved this because its's so true. The best that we can offer others is our good example, sometimes that is the best missionary work we can do.
So this was my week:
Monday: We bought glasses and rainboots! And also had an Fhe with the bishop's family. He is the coolest bishop and his family the cutest. We talked about the upcoming conference, had homemade pizza and played a game!
Tuesday: So today we tried to visit out conversa Lili but we actually took the wrong trufi and ended up in the mountains... the view was amazing so we didnt mind! When we made it to the river we always cross to get to her house we found it with water!! haha After looking around we found a few rocks where we could jump and make it to the other side. we felt so accomplished when we did!
Coolest experience of the week!
Wednesday: Womens Day! ''It's amazing the power women of faith have''- Pres. Gordon B Hinckley Today was a blessed day in urb. ecologica we contacted this place for the first time and we found like 6 new people to teach just today. Everyone was really nice and let us in to teach them! My comp and I were so suprised and decided to call that area blessed barrio. Carlos Orellana is one of them. He said he had never talked to any missionaries but he is in need right now. He wants to know God! He prayed for the first time! By our 2nd visit he had explained everything to his wife!
Thursday: Today we explained to someone the beauty of prayers. We pray directly to God and an intermediary to pray to him. He loves us so much that it doesnt matter what sins we've commited we are never too bad to pray to Him. Today we also started our intercambios with the Hnas capacitadoras Hna Hoffman and Hna Ordoñez! I stayed in my area with Hna Hoffman!
Friday: I learned so much from her! We're here on the mission because we know the gospel makes a difference in our lives. We live it each day and therefore we can testify to others with conviction and our words have power. She taught me that if we love the people we need to be firm with them. Testify and help them make commitments. Together we read The Profile of a Prophet... go read it its a really good talk that helps us see that God does speak in these days! That statement stayed in my mind and as we taught the Restoration I was able to mention it.
Saturday: I dont really remember what happened this day.....
Sunday: We invited many to come today! I think that for the first time I didnt get sad that most of our investigators didnt come but I was happy with whatever happened! 2 came and many menos activos we were hoping came! I lvoed the lessons of today and the manual for this year of President Hinckley's words.
To all missionaries he said: ''I cannot promise you fun. I cannot promise you ease and comfort. I cannot promise you freedom from discouragement, from fear, from downright misery at times. But I can promise you that you will grow as you have never grown in a similar period during your entire lives. I can promise you a happiness that will be unique and wonderful and lasting. I can promise you that you will reevaluate your lives, that you will establish new priorities, that you will live closer to the Lord, that prayer will become a real and wonderful experience, that you will walk with faith in the outcome of the good things you do.''
PDAY TODAY: we went to play wally and eat Mexican food with the zone!