Hey hey everyone
Everything is going pretty good here.
This last week was probably one of the stressful weeks in the mission. We just had a bunch of problems to deal with with several elders in our zone, with a guy who got baptized on friday from other elders and then drank saturday before his confirmation, and some elders who didn´t want to work with their bishop. i honestly had no idea being a zone leader could be so stressful. I have learned very quickly that I do not have the power to make anyone do anything. And I am also learing very quickly that I need to learn how to choose to be happy even when times are hard or when I´m stressed out. I´m sure it will be a great attribute to have, but it´s hard to get haha. Elder Mcgary and I both get a little on edge sometimes with all the things going on, but I still enjoy him a lot as a companion.
But it was also super fun on thursday when we went to reynosa. We were training for like 5 hours, and that was a little stressful and made me feel like we will never be able to live up to what they expect of us, but then after president took us all out to a brasilian house where they bring all the meat out to you on stakes. It was cool. I ate a chicken heart. It wasn´t that great. But it was a lot of fun to see a lot of friends I´ve made throughout the mission. It´s weird that we´re all now leaders. Oh and la hermana palmer went home today, that was exciting.
I finished 15 months this week! i can´t believe I´m down to single digits before I get home.
This week we spot a lot of time out of our area, but we had two people who came to church. A lady named claudia that we found a few weeks ago, and honestly we were totally surprised she showed up, we were about to drop her. So we´ll go tomorrow to see what she thought. Then another young guy named Omar, who was a reference from a girl in the ward who just got home from her mission. Him and several other JAS from the ward had already taken him to institute a few times. We met him on friday in a ward activity, taught him on saturday, and he showed up to church by himself on sunday. He´s a mason and I learned several interesting things about being a mason. But he´s an awesome, guy, I think he will progress very fast.
Our convert wendy, and her cousin karla (julianas sister) are going to the temple in december to do baptisms! Just if all converts and investigadors could be as faithful as these little girls!
It´s finally getting cold here. We just bought a electic thingy that I don´t know what is called in english to stick in a bucket of water to heat it up so we can shower with hot water.
In the conference, la hermana regalado shared a talk that talked about how the little things we do, really affects who we are, and our relationship with heavenly father. We really show love to him through the little things we do, that don´t seem like they matter that much. Like in the mission, little things that don´t seem like they´re that important, like waking up on time or doing excercise or going to bed on time, are the things that we need to do to really show heavenly father that we are willing to dedicate our lives to him and serve him. And then he will bless us.
Hope you´re all doing great!