The MTC feels like a year already. Each day feels like forever!! After lunch it feels like another day already haha but each week flies. I cant believe that this week coming up is my last week here in Utah. It has been so amazing and our district 23B is just the best I love it. I am going to miss it here but I am also so excited to go to Bolivia and start working there meeting new people and helping them come closer to Christ. I have been so blessed this week. So first off our district gets to host new missionaries this upcoming Wed!! I am excited because its so fun even though we have to carry all their luggage but its so cool either way my host was the sweetest strongest sister ever. I hope to be as strong as her haha. Also, I got my visa and itinerary and I am going to fly out to Bolivia Monday Aug 1st!!! I am so excited because I thought I was not going to get my visa on time!
Yesterday we got to sing with the Nashville Tribute Band! (Not national haha oops) It was so amazing Im glad I started liking country music before the mission. My favorite songs they sang were "The hardest thing Ive ever loved to do" which is about when the main singer went on his mission and then one I forgot the name but its about MaryJesus' mom when he was crucified. It was such a beautiful song and it reminded me so much of my mom the other hermanas from my district and I were just crying so much but we felt such a greater love for Jesus, his love, his bravery and obedience to the Father. We learned that even when he was in so much pain he worried for his mom and it just touched my heart so much because most of the time we worry about our own pains and problems but do we ever take a minute from our worries and comfort others? I know I forget so Im going to try to do better at that.
My compi Hermana Lopez and I got to teach Relief Society and we were so amazed because during the lesson the spirit took the class a way we had not planned. It was beyond our reach everyone felt the spirit and we felt so grateful. We talked about what have been the blessing of our baptism and then we reflected on how we all have a friend that we wish had those blessings in their lives too. We emphasized the importance of our calling to be representatives of Jesus Christ and invite people to come follow him by being baptized. It is our responsability and not our right to deny people of that opportunity because we are too shy or we dont "feel its the right time" I learned that lesson the hard way this week. We had our investigator Andres and we had amazing lessons with him he felt god's Love for him and he prayed repented and came to church but we for some reason didnt invite him to be baptized and then after the lesson our teacher says that we need to invite him. I instantly began crying because I finally realized that its true, this is my purpose as a missionary and I cant doubt any second. MY faith in Jesus christ has grown so much these past days. I love Alma 26:35 because it teaches of God's great mercy to all his children. And it asks what greater joy than this? To know that we have his perfect love and compassion.
I love you all
Thank you for the messages and letters and packages I appreciate it.
Hasta luego, nos vemos desde Bolivia next week.