This week has been SO good! And thank you so much for the emails and letters! It really does mean so much when I get a letter or email from someone!
Last Saturday andI definitely struggled a lot. I was more homesick than I have ever been, but then night I went to a devotional on main campus and saw Elders JD Hansen, Ryan Larson, Ben Wood, and Logan Mathie, and just seeing them and talking to them for a few minutes gave me more comfort than I ever thought possible. I decided right then and there that I could do this, and with help from the Lord, I KNOW I can. There will be a lot of hard times, but there will be even more good, and so many moments of pure happiness that the hard times won´t even matter in the end, and they will make me stronger.
So, we started teaching our first ¨investigator¨ His name is Pablo, and teaching him was a struggle for us missionaries. It was all in Spanish, and none of us can really understand it. But we learned that if we went into the lessons with a prayer in our hearts and with the spirit, that he would understand what we were trying to teach him, and he did. Even though we know he wasn't a real investigator, it was SOOO exciting when he accepted to read the book of Mormon and to pray about it, and when he actually did those things, I cannot even begin to explain the excitement and joy that I felt for him.
Being thrown into a language is hard. It's hard to know what our teachers are saying sometimes, and so frustrating when we can't say what we want to. I have said more prayers this week to understand what I'm being taught and to be able to feel the spirit than I can count. And it works. Prayer is so real and I am so unbelievably grateful for it in my life.
I have felt the Lord's love and guidance so much this week. Living in a place where EVERYONE is set apart from the world to serve the Lord is a unique experience and I love it so much. The spirit is everywhere.
Well, I love you all and hope you are all doing well!