It was something I seriously needed.
"There may be times when no one but you and the Lord will know how well you did the work you needed to do.
Rest assured that the Lord does know your effort. As you do your best, you will feel good about yourself, knowing that you have developed integrity, dependability, and useful skills."
Sometimes as missionaries (and as normal people) You feel like no one really appreciates the work you are doing. But It's something that gives me so much comfort is that the Lord is always is aware. When we do all we can, and when we don't. For that reason it's important to always work hard and do are all. This week I also really learned that when we have a good attitude we can do anything. There is another part of the talk where his mother tells him about having a bad
“Watch out. You’re going to lose your blessing, and you have to work anyway!”
How true is that? It's something that I've really been trying to apply my whole misson. I remember (And I'm not going to lie) How HARD it was the first few months. With the language, the customs, adjusting to mission life in general. But when we just enjoy and work with a smile on our faces God is more willing to bless us. He is more able to do it. And the blessing in and of itself is that we're just happy. So in all that you do - Do it Joyfully! Remember that there is only one chance to live today. Tomorrow is a totally different day.
This week we found so many AMAZING people! I'm not kidding. We found the future bishop of the Cordoba ward. And I know I'm not a Stake President or anyone qualified to say that but I just know. We contacted a reference from an old sister in the ward about three weeks ago. We had gone by just about 6 or 7 times and by that point most missionaries just count it as contacted and move on. But as we were walking near her street that day I remember feeling like we had to try one more time. Because it was saturday we found her! We taught her a little bit but she didn't seem super interested (I can't remember if I talked about this or not...) But then the next day she showed up to church! It was ward conference that day, she saw a lot of friends there and just had the best first time experience in church. So much so that the next week she brought her husband! After we had kept passing by in the week (day, night, saturday) to try and find her. We couldn't even get ahold of her. But she brought her husband. Then this last satuday we found them both! (Which was a miracle with as much as they both work)The first thing her husband tells us was "I loved your church. Everything about it. I've been looking for something like this. Tell us the rules so that we can start living them. I heard something about how we shouldn't drink coffee? So we stopped drinking coffee." Just imagine. Every missionaries dream. So we explained to them about everything they were confused about and yesterday they showed up to church again. People like that just make missionary work so satisfying.
Besides them we are just teaching the best people right now. I am so excited to see them progress even more.
Well - that's my time for today. I feel like I had a million more things I was going to write but..It'll have to wait for next week I guess because when I come to the internet I forget just about everything. :)
But have a great week! Love you all!
This week I didn't have many pictures either...But enjoy this pictures I didn't send from last week :)
We found an awesome telephone haha
Why did the chicken cross the road? I'm not really sure but I've seen a lot of Chickens cross the road here in Cordoba.
And when you don't have a pan to make MAC and Cheese because the Hermana you were borrowing from takes it back - you make it in a frying pan. :D
Tomato soup (Which to everyone here in Mexico is "crazy" Although they eat a version of tomato soup made of carrots, or squash or other veggies all the time haha