We are HALFWAY THROUGH the transfer.... :( It MIGHT be my last transfer...or I might stay on the mission forever. It's not confirmed yet.
|"The weather has been windier than anything I've ever seen!!! We saw President and his wife the other day. President's wife said that her phone's forecast says 'wind.' It's been howling for 2 days and nights straight without stopping. Kinda scary."|
I'm with an American sister named Hermana Palmer (pic included), we were in the same district in Atlixco way back when (ok this past spring). She is SUPER EXCITED about our area which is awesome, I think I needed her energy and her drive, super grateful to have a companion like her. Also the pics are because her mom sent her stuff to make MARSHMALLOWS hahah of all the things you send in a package. So we did some homemade smores. Not too shabby.
Investigator wise, as I've mentioned we've found many new people. But we are also seeing who can progress and who can't. There are some that just always promise they will go to church, or read scriptures, etc., and never do it, so with those people its best to just keep having the members visit them. I know in the future they could progress more, maybe right now isn't their time.
OOH! ONE REALLY COOL THING! We were with our ward mission leader in one of my wards and we planned a ward activity to watch MEET THE MORMONS on a projector and make food and all the works. Then we went up to our other ward that week and the bishop came to us and said 'I think i want to do a movie night in the ward' haha. Maybe he's spying on us from up by the volcano with one of those tin cans tied to a string? Or maybe its time for these wards to have an activity! They've gone months without one. And this movie was specifically designed so that people that don't know much about mormons can see more of what they're like. We are super duper excited about it all, made some shnazzy invitations, and all the members are on board for inviting their non-member friends.
Also we gave talks in one of the wards about missionary work and it was just a really beautiful Sunday. Everyone was paying attention and smiling at us and nodding. Then the bishop got up and said that he trusts in us and he wants all the members to know they can trust in us too, and he wants everyone to invite their nonmember friends to have an appointment with us, or come to the activity. That was a great feeling knowing we're all on the same page in the ward and that our bishop supports us- truly makes all the difference!!!!
|"I only have a couple pairs of shoes left. The other day my foot felt weird and I wondered what was going on... literally had no idea my shoes were at this point. Had to toss em."|
I find that being at the end of the mission is a little bit harder than i expected! I have all the tools I need as far as missionary work, but Heavenly Father is still molding me daily into a better person. I have experiences that test my patience, or that humble me, or situations that just stump me and sometimes its frustrating but I look back on all the progress I've made and its pretty unreal.
I'm absolutely committed to working like a maniac these last three weeks. Its been really cool feeling like despite how tired I am this transfer theres something that just keeps me moving and I can keep walking and teaching and laughing and enjoying the mission. What a blessing!!!! The Lord lives and he truly loves us.