Joke of the Week: "Why shouldn't you gamble in Africa?" A: They're all cheetahs*
Quote of the Week: "Faith, like love, is a paradox." -President Sagers l think
Hola familia! Firstly, l need a copy of an insurance card? Cause l guess they're changing all the missionaries' primary insurances to their own personal insurance.... and Missionary Medical will be the secondary insurance billed.
Entonces, this week was great! We had a zone conference that went from 9 am to 5 pm! And it felt too short! Haha it's weird how on a mission, meetings become treats to look forward to :) l learned quite a bit. President talked a TON about repentance and doing your best... then l felt like the worst person in the world... cause the Atonement is there for you after you've done your best... but most days l feel like l couldn't even do my best! Cause honestly, l mess up a lot. But then l was teaching a person about how they can feel the "fruits of the Spirit" (Galations) and suddenly the scripture that l share like 5 times a day hit me personally! Those things that l need as a missionary, (patience, benignidad, bondad, etc) are the things l need to have too! And even if l'm not perfect, it's the SPIRIT that heals and sanctifies us... so as long as l'm living worthy of the Spirit (obedience and hard work) then l can be forgiven. That paragraph did not make sense.
l just need to be more. More faithful, more trusting, more ready, more patient... haha it's no wonder they use the terms "enlarge my soul," My soul isn't big enough to be the missionary it should! Haha this letter sounds depressing, but it's really a happy one!
Well... there actually is something depressing to share. Our best investigator is gone.... He moved unexpectedly and we have NO clue where he is. We went to visit like we do cada jueves, and his sister in law (mean white lady) told us that he's gone.... maybe back to Venezuela. lt's very sad. He took our copy of Principles of the Gospel....
Haha so we were walking in this neighborhood and a cop pulled over and followed us to the parking lot (we were very afraid) And he got out and said that all the cops in the neighborhood are worried that we're going to get shot or something! l guess they watch us in the day when we ride bikes and at night when we walk! Hahaha he suggested that we recruit some men to come preach with us, gave us his card, and expressed his deep fears for our lives, virtue, and safety :) It made my day.
It's been raining armadillos and cows here! Twice it caught us while we were biking :) l love it. What could be better than riding a bike in a skirt under a warm waterfall, and singing at the top of your lungs??? NOTHING.
l had a dream about the MTC... everyone had shirts that said "Fishers of Men go crazy in the Empty Sea"... and l was impressed that my subconscious brain could think of a pun as dumb as that.
My new zone leader Elder Henderson told me a funny thing that his grandma sent him after the October announcement: "You better be careful now cause God's going to give all the angels to the sisters!" hahahaha It's truly true though. l don't ever feel afaid around here! The poor elders have to fend for themselves :)
Anyway... the wedding pictures were SO PRETTY! l love the little boys' bowties! And Happy Birthday to Aida! l sent some thing to her, and also to ya'll. THe envelope is STUFFED full, so you'll have to let me know if it makes it :P Well... l dind' take any pictures this week, so just picture an old wet dog wearing weird clothes carrying a cute backpack. That's basically it.
Fort Worth is great! Texas is not!
*Joke brought to you by Jacob Bottelberghe
ps Tell Lake Point l give my condolences for the deaths... But honestly l spend so much time with my nose in the Plan of SAlvation pamphlets it's not really sad right?
Siera that poem was very... merry.
l'm sure you're all too busy to read this and no, we don't have any success stories! Haha our people just won't get baptized :P they won't show up to church. They believe all that we say... but can't drive 5 minutes to come to church :P laskjdlfkj;lakj it's frustrating.