So this week has been altogether too short but awesome, there have been some ups and downs and then some retracing and going full speed ahead. This week we have started with a program in our ward to have a night of fun during the week and the ward just gets together and do activities we did "Ganar a Minuto" or "Minute to Win it" Super funny and great. We were eating with a member and her dog attacked one of the Elders it was super hilarious it was biting into the pants of the Elder and just growling the whole time! Next we had lunch with another member and Chicken soup here is really popular especially with the whole chicken in the pot. We were eating and the husband was eating the chickens foot, i think i ate some lungs and the kidney, it was purple so yeah i ate it. Tasted like chicken jejeje. We also helped with the Primary made two pinatas and practiced a song to sing for the Christmas Pageant that they are going to do, will be awesome!!
So i was a little discouraged this week, we had the opportunity to talk with the Presidente and he explained that in the ward that i was in last was going to have a baptism. I was excited for the baptism but also a bit hard on myself, i thought why can't i have success and why can't we have a baptism, we are working hard and we are doing what we need to do. We also had a really sad parting of one of our investigators, she was progressing great and was going to get baptized this last Saturday but we passed for her this last Sunday and she wasn't home, so we waited and passed later in the week, only to find out through her neighbors that she had packed up and left, we were a little shocked. We worked so hard to explain the gospel through the scriptures and we gave books to read so she could find out herself and then she just left. We also lost a family that we were teaching and they just lost interest so it was a really hard week as well for us.
I was feeling sad and explained my feelings to my companion and she said that even if we don't help convert people here through baptism we will help others through our examples through our efforts and through our intentions. She explained that Gordon B. Hinckley didn't baptize anyone in his mission but he became a prophet and baptized millions. I felt better but still determined to do the best that i could.
So i have thought about this for the past four months and i hope that this will be able to have some affect in a way that will help you to know how to love something with all your heart. There are four steps. Simple steps. However, require something a little of yourself.
First, Faith, believe that you can do something, believe in yourself and believe that through His help you can do all things. Alma 32:21
Second, Hope, hope that you will be able to accomplish and do things that are impossible to think, to wonder, to achieve. Moroni 7:48
Third, Desire, my favorite because this is where you take action in yourself and give more, you want to do more to achieve and aspire higher than anything, to soar above the clouds and to run faster than you can run.
Fourth, Passion, Love, Charity, you are completely and wholly involved in what you have become, who you are and what you will be. Knowing that you are where you are, because someone Believed in you. Moroni 7.
These four principles can be applied in our lives in every aspect and nook and cranny, we can find happiness and success, hope and life, Passion and Love, all because we applied principles that were taught to us by Jesus Christ. This month i would like all of you to think why we have Christmas and find a little faith, that will lead you to hope for something good and in turn become a Desire to do something and in the end, i believe with all my heart you will find the Passion and love of Christ in your life. It has changed mine and i could never be happier. He is the Gift! www.christmas.mormon.org.
I love you all thanks for reading my emails, hopefully i can help others that are not here with me to come unto Christ and see the hand of God in our lives. I wish all of you a Feliz Navidad, prospero año felicidad, i wanna wish you a merry Christmas...... hahaha you are all singing the song in your head, jejejeje. Love you all. Merry Christmas.
Minute to Win It at the Night of Fun
Hermana Newmeyer's Caricature's
Minute to Win It at the Night of Fun
Dogs love the Elder's pants
Mazatlan at Night
Hermana Power - Shades of Tan