Monday, October 7, 2013

Specific questions bring about specific inspiration...

Quote of the Week: "Duda su duda antes de que dude su fe!"
Joke of the Week: Why are missionaries always crossing their legs? Cause they only get one "P" Day!!!!!
Wow if anyone is lacking on living waters this week. WATCH CONFERENCE! l think cried a little when President Monson told us it was over on Sunday afternoon. lt was so good. Even in Spanish! l was so happy to be able to listen to the whole thing in Spanish, and understand it all! l also have new respect for Richard G. Scott who does his own voice overs. Haha when it started, it started late, so the english one was playing, and we didn't even notice! Hahaha it took a second to realize that the language switched.
l almost got jealous when l remembered that ya'll (family) were going to be eating some really good mexican food this weekend, but then l remembered that l live in a Barrio de HISPANOS! :) The food is so good..... and l can DEFINITELY handle more than mild sauce from Taco Bell now.
The best way to receive inspiration is to think of questions! l thought of as many questions l could that l needed answered, and guess what? THEY WERE! Even the ones about how to help people stop worshiping idols (way harder than l expected :P)  l have such a strong testimony that if you want specific answers, you need to have some specific questions.
My personal study will probably consist of conference reviewing for the next 6 months. Which is good cause sometimes my studies are..... slightly less effective than others. lt's just so easy to get lost in the Bible Dictionary sometimes!
l had a bunch of funny stories to tell, but l think missionary humor is extremely different than real humor... so l'll refrain.
After the first session of conference, a member jumped up and said, "Elders l've got a name for you!" l was so touched to see so many of the members who had names pop into their heads. The members here are just so stinking good.
l felt so humbled as in each prayer said, a blessing was asked for us missionaries. l remembered all the time l've heard in family prayers to "bless the missionaries" and l just feel so..... blessed. We usually come right after "bless the prophet!" lt truly is such a special thing to be called of God to declare His love for the people. l remember thinking that missionary life would be a lot about following "the white handbook" and walking around all day. But it's truly much more than that. People CHANGE when they understand the truth! We were teaching a family the other day, and all of the sudden, the Dad walked in crying, and told us in English that he is an alcoholic, and that he needs help. l couldn't believe that this man who doesn't know us, just confessed everything, things he didn't even want his family to hear (hence he didn't speak spanish.) l'm so grateful that we truly do have the answers to fix these broken homes.
Well life is going well here. Last week l walked into the Relief Society activity that happened to be a surprise birthday party! haha those ladies crack me up :)
 As for fun "birthday things" mom... l need a new toothbrush? Maybe the cool Crayola ones they've got at Walmart... and Biotin (hair growing pills) and... um sugar free hard candy to keep me awake driving around at night. But l think l have most of the stuff l need. And you're so busy l should be sending YOU fun things. That's sweet that y'all are building a clubhouse!
l'll have to tell Hermana Esparza that we are probably related (she's from Mexico too!) She'll be thrilled :)
Well paz a vosotros!
Eldera Gomez

ln spanish, they sing about 3089234098 happy birthday songs before you can blow out the candle :)

 Stoplight pictures!

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