Familia! thanks for all the letters It was cool to get letters from everyone It was nice to here how you all are, pray for all of you;) ha this week has been pretty god!
I have another nuevito! ha and like me at the beginning cant talk spanish but excited to grow and to get him off to a good start. Its funny to hear all the reactions and comments of someone new here, It doesnt seem like that long ago I was in los muermos being chased by drunks and eating food that I saw alive the day before :) haha
traveled to the mission home again and got to eat completos, I will send a picture of our new companionship later (dont have my camera with me) and of me painting with a sweet jumpsuit, idk if blake painted with such sweet equipment like we did haha.
It has been a week with a lot of things to do and think about. I LOVE training...but at the beginning you are kinda doing a lot of things by yourself because he cant really help, But its cool because I am really trying to get him to feel like he is just my comp and not a trainee, and just make him feel like he can help me with everything, Its cool to learn from past experiences.
hmm one funny thing that my comp said in our prayer last night in spanish is please bless my comp that he can be sick and thats it (cause i have a cold right now) haha I laughed pretty hard hes a good sport and laughs aout his mistakes ha I had some pretty bad mistakes at the beginning and got super embarrassed but then learned to just laugh at yourself especially in this culture, well in all places.
We have found some awesome familias!!! and have had some great support from the members, also we are offering a ton of service to all of the members, actually saturday we painted a wall of a member I was stoked because I got to wear a jumpsuit again, I have one im bringing home thats from puerto natales so if we ever paint at home Im reppin it, haha I got burnt SOOOO BAD this week my skin is so white, my skin is forgetting that im from california, maybe one day I can remind it.
The weather here is kinda bipolar it will rain a ton and other moment it wont at all. We will most likely be having a baptism this next month, we met someone from campo that there whole family is mormon but their daughter that has 14 year isnt and wants to be, we are going to there house tomorrow because they say they have a "devil or something" in their house, so that should be interesting, just going to give the house a blessing. The priesthood is pretty sweet huh:)
I have been learning a ton from my comp and in all things.
One cool thing I learned today in my personal study I liked was in matthew 8 where it talks about when the apostles go with christ on a boat and they get scared as he is sleeping and then he calms the sea and the storm and tells them why were they scared and that they lack of faith. I think a concept that a lot of times we miss in our lives is when it says "christ was sleeping" A lot of times in our lives we want to become better people or want to recieve an answer so we pray to god, or try to come closer to him in this sense the apostles boarded the boat, maybe for me can be the mission. A lot of times we find that its not easy where we are but we must continue in faith, A lot of times in our lives we have trials and we might feel God isnt there or that he is "sleeping." one scripture I loved to help me answer this was in 3 nefi 19 (almost sure but dont remember the verse) where christ says that it is necessary for him to got to the father and leave them for there benefit. I thought that was a super cool way of looking at it, The truth is that christ is ALWAYS there in our lives but often needs to leave us to act for our own, be tested, or show our faith. As we show our faith and take advantage of having the gospel in a "fallen world" we can benefit immensely from this plan. I know without a doubt that God loves us and wants us to be happy, even if that means feeling at times alone or if all things are against us, he has put everything in our way so we can succeed, its the perfect plan, its gods plan.
Pero bueno....Ill forsure be telling you some great other stories, because we always have some haha im excited to help my comp find enjoyment in the struggling at the beginning, I had the chance to bare my testimony of our family in a house this week and almost started crying, I dont tell to many spiritual stories to much people especially of my family because they are sacred, but when I use them it makes them that much more special, thanks for giving me those experiences that have made me me.
thats so sweet with kaylas family!!!! I wanted to know if you could make me a family history pedigree chart? that would be way sweet, how far back do we have aour family history, always calls my attention on the mission I loved that last info you gave me dad
Love you guys a ton! working hard, loving the mission,
Hope all is well! abrazos