Monday, November 24, 2014
Going to put on a few pounds this week.... And write me!!!!
Mis queridos amigos.. oh and family!:)
This week was a super awesome week here in Laredo, Texas! Okay something super special was that Elder Foster from the Seventy came and spoke to us! So yes, we got to drive all the way to Corpus Christi to meet with the other zones to hear him speak. Him combined with President Maluenda was the BEST. I don't even know how my mind was able to receive so much revelation. He is such a powerful speaker. A couple things he said hit me really hard. He said that we have a really short time to serve our missions, just 18 months or 2 years, but we'll have an ETERNITY to think about it. Are we going to look back and think, "Man. I wish I could have done more, or done something different."? Or are we going to think, "I am so grateful for my mission. I worked really hard." What are we going to say in our very last prayer as a full time missionary? How are we going to end it? Are we going to be grateful that it's over? Or are we going to be grateful for all of the experiences that we had that changed us as people?
He spoke all about our purpose here as missionaries. If you ever want to feel special or like you have purpose, read Alma 13! I have that thing marked up so much it's nuts! We shared it with all the sisters here in Laredo this week. We had a little meeting with them so that Sister Petersen and I could train them on a few things from President. One of those things was appearance.. I was DREADING this training! How am I supposed to tell sisters to wear make up? That's a bit awkward. It went exactly how we thought.. awkward. It's alright though! What's life without a little bit of awkwardness? We also talked a lot about obedience. I thought giving these trainings because I always learn SO much while we're preparing for them. Obedience is something that I talk about a lot. It's SO important. Especially for missionaries right now because we have a lot of rules! I've really gained a testimony of how we receive a lot of blessings when we're obedient. It also applies to us in our every day lives. When we do the things that God wants us to do, we're blessed. It really is as simple as that. We say that a million times a day to our investigators and members. After saying it SO MUCH, I better have a testimony of it:) So.. do good things. That's the point of all of this.
Okay story time.. Sister Petersen and I were walking in this CITY of apartments the other day, and we saw some little kids outside. We don't usually just go up to little kids.. creeps.. but we did! We asked to talk to their mom and BOOM. We found the most legit family of 6 ever! They had been taught by the missionaries before, but they moved around and lost contact with them. They had been waiting for more missionaries to find them. Found. Yes. I can't wait to see them progress. God is good my friends.
Okay well I'll let you all go now. Oh! Eat a lot of food this week!
Con mucho amor,
p.s. letters are always fun! If you haven't written one in awhile.. here you go. You're welcome:)
Texas McAllen Mission
200 W. La Vista Ave.
McAllen Texas, 78501