Hello everyone soo this Monday actually was amazing and Honestly so many things went sooooo right today. Its funny because this week was actually really rough on my health. We were also really sturggling because not many people are being open with us espically in the area Im in because there is a huge Catholic Church in the center of town so everyone goes there and is really closed off. But I am trying to be really optimistic and we are still teaching atleast 6 of our inveHello everyone soo this Monday actually was amazing and Honestly so many things went sooooo right today. Its funny because this week was actually really rough on my health. We were also really sturggling because not many people are being open with us espically in the area Im in because there is a huge Catholic Church in the center of town so everyone goes there and is really closed off. But I am trying to be really optimistic and we are still teaching atleast 6 of our investigators and trying to help them with there trials so they can continue prgoressing towards their celestial goal. Honestly it really is a blessing and a privledge to help people come closer to Christ and have their faith and Hope be centered around him. Its like the potters clay. When are lives are centered in Christ we can become these marvelous works of art. This weekend we also had Stake conference and the missionaries were invited to attend. I was so happy to see so many familiar faces. Because Im actually back in the stake where I first started my mission and my first baptisms actually were at stake conference super strong and active a year and half later. Honestly thats truly what brought me to tears that day. For them to remember me and thank me for something I didnt even do. SOmething I just brought to them. Everyday I feel blessed that even when we go through are hard times there are good times involved.
But today was full amazing times. So Im sure yall are like why is there a BYU thing in this email. So I got a call from my friend who is telling me check your email the BYU applications are out. SO I get to the closest cyber and I log on and I am have been accepted for the fall semester and Brigham Young University….. SO I dont know if many of you know this but I had applied to BYU provo out of a draw because I already had a seat at BYU Idaho and I was planning on going back. But yeah I have been dreaming of this school since I was like 13 and I cant beleive I got in. On other news. Today I was super Trunky because one of my old comps bought me a cool hat that I wqasnted for congrats and took to me to this new york style pizza place here in Paraguay. And I attached some pics and It was legit. Nothing better then being amongst missionary friends eating Neew York style pizza reminding me of home in a hot country. But thanks tro everyone. For your love and support. And Until next weeek.
Hello everyone!!!! SOOOOO I got new shoes this week woo. SO I sent a picture of my 3 pairs of shoes that got wrecked here in PAraguay but i think they are just really awesome memories lol. And Now i have a new pair to break into while im in my area. Rocks and hills. This week has been rather interesting because well we didnt have a phone because it got stollen woooo. But today I got a new one and because of how hot it was I got some of my old companions that are still here and we went for some all natural smoothies. Paraguay might not be a first wrold country but sure has beauty and a lot of natural fruit so a lot of natural smoothies and on hot days they taste amazing. But the heat is getting ridiculous again and a bit hotter then last year which makes working and white washing an area a little less fun because most of the time we are out walking and going up rocky hills. But the other day I felt like praying for maybe some sort of advice to work effectivly in the heat lol I dont know I just felt like asking. And I read in Mosiah chapter 24 and this is what stood out: 12 And Alma and his people did not raise their voices to the Lord their God, but did pour out their hearts to him; and he did know the thoughts of their hearts. 13 And it came to pass that the voice of the Lord came to them in their afflictions, saying: Lift up your heads and be of good comfort, for I know of the covenant which ye have made unto me; and I will covenant with my people and deliver them out of bondage.
14 And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions.
15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up theirburdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.
And so I learned that I am just going to give it a shot right. God does put trials in our lives but they are a lot different then temptations. The trial is white washing in this heat. So he doesnt promise to make it cooler or the people come to us but he does bless us with the strength to carry the work forward. And thats why I loved this scripture he gave the people his spirit to give them strenth to carry forward there work to lightn it but not take it away that is different. The purpose of our lives is to learn and grow. Our Heavnly Father wants us to succeed gloriously. I have been feeling really uplifted lately because Im not gonna lie its been pretty the past 2 transfers and im really just trying to be patient with learning what God wants from me. But I will have faith in him. Id like to thank everyone immensly for this last week. The emails were extra speical they helped me a lot thank you. 😁. Also happy Valentines day to everyone and hope you a great day❤.
Thank you everyone and hope you enjoy the pics this week.