Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Work, Work, Work...

Well as usual this week was really busy and i felt like there was not enough hours in the day to get done what we needed! Everyday we have 2 back up plans and about 5 people that we need to contact! And there is just never enough time in the day ahhhh! But i do enjoy being busy and find that everyday it does get better, not exactly easier, but better! And as my Spanish comes along more and more everyday i find that i am losing myself in this work!

Pagar la Luz?
On Friday around 6:30pm all the lights in San Cris went out! And so the streets and everything were completely dark! You could not see very far in front of you, and if i didnt have my flashlight i would not have seen anything! So thank goodness for that!

But since it was so dark out it wasnt very safe for us to be outside, so we lost about 2 hours of time to work! Which i really didnt like! Especially when we have so many people to visit and teach!

So literally every month, if not more there is an earthquake. and they are always really strong! and you can totally feel everything  moving. There was one tuesday night at it was so strong that it woke me up!

But i always think that it is so cool to feel them! and you always can!

Family Juarez Mejia - the three kids in this family are ready to be baptized but we need the pérmission of the dad in order to baptize them. The pnly problem is that he is always imposible to find. Everytime we visit or set an appointment with him he is always busy or sleeping. Which is frustrating sometimes, becuase there kids want to be baptized so badly!

Family Sapon - Ahhh familia Sapon! They are literally members because they go to all the activites! They just need to be baptized! But are to afraid of the dad who is a pastor of another church! and now the uncle who is helping to pay for their school tuition is threatening that if they leave the church that he goes to he wont help them out! So we are going to set another date for them to be baptized and if they dont accept we are going to have to stop visiting them, and hope that maybe down the road at a different time they will be ready

Laman and Lemuel
I have been studying in 1 Nephi for the past week or two and Laman and Lemuel and their attitudes have really stuck with me. everytime i read i cant help but think, here we go again, when Reading about them. And one thing that has really stuck out to me with regards to them is their lack of faith and hope.

We all know that when we have faith, we hope for things that we cant see but that we know to be true!

Laman and Lemuel only humble themselves and repent before the Lord after they see His blessings in their lives. And whenever they have a trial or afflicition they immediately forget their Lord and murmur and hearden their hearts! and then they see the blessings of the Lord and then repent! ahhh so frustrating!

For example they only believe that God instructred Nephi to build a boat after they saw the finished Project and realized how great of workmanship the ship was. Or when traveling to the promised land and binding Nephi becuase he was trying to help them. It was only after they saw that they were about to be swallowed up in the sea that they loosed the bands of Nephi and cried for repentance!

I hope and pray that we are not like Laman and Lemuel. But instead that we all have faith and hope and realize that our trials and afflictions are for us to learn and to grow!

I love a quote that Hermana Peña shared with me this week by our prophet Thomas S. Monson:

´´In order for us to make the correct decisions, courage is needed... the courage to do the right thing because it is right!´´

I love you all and hope that we all remember this week the covenants we have made with our Heavenly Father! That we may always let our lights shine forth and always remember taht we are representatives of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesús Christ!

La amo Mucho!

Hermana Loo
My zone after the water fight today!
Zona Nahaula!

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