This week though... Went by in a blink of an eye. We are whitewashing
here and Valencia and it's like a dream. Coming back to my old area I
was a little nervous, but that soon got wiped away when I was reunited
with all the families here. I never realized how good I had it until I
went around the block to the areas... Yeah 10 points for Valencia,
it's like Zion. I know I said that about good ole windy ridge, but
Zion is really here. It might be that I am reunited with all my
favorite Colombians again or the fact that we are teaching the coolest
of coolest people.
For starters, Mariel. She is a recently wedded woman to a less-active.
He hasn't been to church in years and his experience with missionaries
was so inspiring. So proud of those guys in white. So he has been
going through some really hard times and has been reminded of the
gospel here and there, but kept pushing it off. One day he walked
outside and who did he see riding down the street? Elders. You know,
those guys in white shirts and ties, well he starts chasing them down
and they give him our information so we can start teaching his wife.
Well, I have never met a more prepared person. We were able to share
with her the plan of salvacion last night and she loved it! Who
doesn't? Her dad passed away when she was only 15 years old and she
can't wait for the day she gets to see him again. It's really hard for
me to feel for people who has lost a loved one because I have yet to
lose anyone, but I do know that god has a perfect plan for all us
imperfect people. I know that we didn't come to earth to be blessed
with our families and personalities and experiences to have it all end
when we die. There's a hope. And she recognizes that. I had a wayyyyy
super embarrassing moment last night while explaining to them the 3
degrees of glory. So normally we compare it to the sun, the moon, and
stars, but we took a different route explaining it with the greatest
cake you have ever tasted, a doughnut, and a raisin. Obviously
everyone wants the cake. Well, turns out at the end of the lesson they
had doughnuts for us, but asked if we were allowed to eat them since
they were "terrestrial doughnuts". Haha never again...
We were eating at a place this week that we would always go to back
when I was here originally and this worker comes up to us and asked
what we did. We explained and it turns out that she had promised
herself that if she ever saw me again she was going to come up and
talk to us. Here I am 5 months later finally able to talk to her. She
has passed through some pretty rough things in her life and isn't even
sure if god exists, but says we can share with her what we know so she
can see with herself. The Lord and his timing are perfect.
We had zone conference yesterday and had a general authority come and
talk with us, his name is impossible to remember.. It was something
like Elder Hamalua? No se exactamente. But out of the many things we
were taught that was my favorite was when he said, "This is the time the Lord takes back His kingdom." AH! I love missionaries. I love this gospel.
I love sharing this message! I love you guys! I love life! I just love
Be prepared for the greatest transfer ever.
Also, I LOVE getting letters.
Also, I am back to the retro linoleum flooring. *score*