Buenas tardes a todos! Espero que todos esten super felices hoy! Porque? Porque es un lunes y hay que estar felices, pues! Welp. Here is my new sector in a nutshell: Cold, very high (in altitude), doorbells, strong sun rays.
Not much more to say about that. My companion, Hna Nethercott did Cross Country and her PR was 19:36 for a 5k where mine was 21:21 hahhaha sooooo she’s awesome. Motivating me FOR SURE. We’ve been running every morning but we’re so high up that sometimes it feels like my throat is bleeding when we run hahahhahah but it’s not.Ahem, well i’m sure THAT’S something you all wanted to know. Moving onnnnn…
We put Christmas decorations up 🙂 It’s a happier environment in the house now. We’re not trunky though 🙂 We’re doing swelllllll.
I don’t know how many times this week i’ve seen people deal drugs or sniff something on the streets and look at me…I was only scared a lot. Buuuut we just don’t go down in that part of the city after 6:30 pm. Other than that, todo tranquilooooo!
OH FUN FACT! My companion and I share the exact same birthday. July 13th, 1994! craaaaazy stuff.
This week we had a ward talent show! Hna Nethercott and I sang Silent Night in English for the first two verses and the last one in Spanish. It went well! The 4 elders in our ward start the show off though…they used their clip badges as kazoos and did a christmas song melody. It was pretty funny. There were a few members who went up and sang or played the guitar but I think they mistook the talent show for a concert because they each sang or played 6 songs each…
The people here are different. They have a looooot of money. They are a little more close minded…okay a lot so it’s kind of difficult to teach because not many people want to listen aunque sea por un minuto. But, we’re working hard nevertheless. This sector has potential! We just need to meet the members and work with them more and we’ll see how it all goes. I don’t think i’ve talked so much during the day in my entire life…we’re always doing SOMETHING. So, that gives me hope!
A cool metaphor my companion told me this week is that the gospel is like a portion of food; we are hungry and aren’t satisfied until we eat that portion of food. If we like it, we get more and become even fuller. If we choose not to eat it, our stomach hurts and our body starts to debilitate until we eat that portion of food we need to keep going. From a child’s perspective, we don’t get food unless we’re “good”. It’s the same with our Father in Heaven. He loves us. He has shown us through His gospel, prophets, scriptures, and commandments what we need to be filled and satisfied spiritually. If we are good, and do as He has told us, we are filled with joy and blessings. If we are not, we receive sadness and will not receive a spiritual relief or peace until we do those things.
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) Seek Him. Seek His example, His gospel, and His attributes. You will live a happier life full of strength, enlightenment, and joy. Follow Him.
I love you all and hope to hear from you next week! Thanks for all your support and help 🙂 I hope you have a very merry week!