I'm so sorry I have been so bad with writing! I think I'm going to cut back on pics a bit and strictly write. You all deserve so much more. And I know that the things I am going through right now could help you in your hard times.
of last week I started this email after searching for about two hours for a place to eat. Every place we went to was closed so we decided to just settle for going to a bakery and getting little baked goods, such a healthy lunch huh :P
Pday ended up being just a chill out day. To end it all we went to see the Viajitos and my goodness they are fun! We decided to watch a video from the D&C series and the whole time, they were all like, "Oh he is Joseph huh!" Or, "They killed him didn’t they!?" Three of them are members and the rest are investigating. And they are all sooo funny!
in my personal study I started reading D&C backwards, kinda odd but I like to mix things up haha. In section 138, it talks about a vision that Pres. Joseph F Smith saw about the spirit world and how the people there who didn’t have the opportunity to receive the gospel in their lives here are able to learn there. In verses 38-49 it talks about all of the “heavenly missionaries” as I like to call them and how they were prepared by Christ when he died to preach the gospel to the people in spirit prison. Then in verse 56 it talks about how “many others received their first lessons in the world of spirits and were prepared to come forth in the due time of The Lord to labor in his vineyard for the salvation of the souls of men.”
That totally means us! We were being prepared from before birth to he here and share this good news to our brothers and sisters. How special is that! ?
we had bad luck with finding people in their homes. We had the whole day planned out and no one was available to visit. We basically spent the whole day walking around just searching for someone to have a lesson with. Then the night came and went to the noche misional. We played jeopardy and all of us missionaries had a topic. I had name that tune so I had to think of songs that one of the people had to hum and the rest of their team had to guess what song it was. It turned out really fun!
I told him that God works in his own time and in his own way. I told him that sometimes God gives us trials and wants us to work hard to do his will to see how faithful we are. I also told him that maybe there are a few things he still needs to make better and once he starts doing those things maybe God will soften the heart of his wife. When we left he was his happy self again and he said “thank you sisters. I knew you would tell me something that would help me feel better. I’ll start giving more to The Lord.” was very special for me. We are teaching an older man named Jose and he has been listening to the sisters for almost 9 months now! He has all the lessons needed for baptism and then some and he goes to church every . The only problem of his is that he and his girlfriend aren’t married. He wants to get married soo bad so that he can get baptized but his girlfriend won't do it. She refuses to marry him and it hurts him because he wants the blessings of baptism in his life more than everything else. Well we went to visit him and he had read the homework we gave him which was Moroni 7. The things he got out of it were mostly the verses about baptism. He kept asking us, "What can I do? What am I missing?"
I really think I learn more from the people we teach than they do from me!
Then we got to talk in sacrament meeting. First time for me and Hna Brogan! You could say I was a nervous wreck! Lol
After church everyone told us both “Hna Brogan your Spanish has gotten so much better! Hna Favero! You were so nervous!” so yeah that part of me will never go away! :P
Today we went on a hike to a water fall! It was sooo beautiful and I'm super tired now! But it was such a blast!
Anywhoo I hope all is well with you all and that you all know how much I love you! Have a great week and remember that God loves you!!!