I am halfway done with the training center in Mexico! Crazy!
This week was a roller coaster! It definitely got a lot harder, but I've come to realize that I have to rely on the Lord ALL. THE. TIME. I'm not lying when I say I pray 20 times a day. I need His help more than ever. My independent personality has taken some reshaping the last few weeks to say the least...
Hermana Grover and I have had some serious heart-to-hearts, and I am so grateful that she is my companion during this time. I admire her so much! I learn something new from her every day.
On Friday I had a breakthrough and finally admitted that I liked this place. And I meant it this time. I really do like this place, even if it's hard to handle and stretches your limits. And demands your entire soul.
Our mother district left on Monday. It was so SAD. Much more work will get done now...but I'll miss the jokes of district 7B.
Last week Elder Mendoza came and spoke to us as well. He told us that with faith anything is possible, on or off the mission.
In one of our lessons I had the idea to sing I am a Child of God in Spanish. It was amazing how fast the Spirit entered that lesson and changed the feeling of it. The hymns are true in every language. I also had a gift of tongues moment and answered a question in Spanish like a champ. No clue where that came fro. It was not me talking.
I LOVE Sundays here. In Relief Society we talked about humility. A comment made was, "Remember, Jesus gave THANKS, and then a miracle followed."
Also Hermana Bailey and I snuck into the choir after a mix-up of hand raises. So guess who is sitting front row (so glad I can sing soprano) at the devo. with Elders Oaks and Clayton? This girl!!!! We are singing the EFY medley in Spanish!
Today we went to the Mexico City temple. It was unreal. The art work in that place is unlike anything I've ever seen. I was at least a foot taller than the workers so that was interesting also. The drive to get there is about an hour and I got to see a lot of Mexico City. My mind was blown. There are so many people in this world! The houses here are stacked on each other, house after house. I really enjoyed it and it also scared me too. I was not leaving that bus in some parts of the city...no way ever.
Also I couldn't help but think how grateful I was to have grown up in America. I'm sure the people love it here, but I will take my sweet Wyoming any day. At the temple a lady was playing on the organ the Army of Helaman song and I was overcome with gratitude because of the goodly parents and life I was born into. Now it's my turn to give back. I am so grateful for the sweet life I have back in the states!
I love you, I love this gospel and I know it's true. This is the Lord's work, and if you don't believe me come see how well set up the CCM is. I'm still baffled how many mormons live outside America. It is so far from an American religion. We watched The Restoration for our Sunday movie as well. Imagine watching that with 100 other missionaries. Beyond powerful. I know Joseph Smith as imperfect as he was, really is a prophet. How do I know? I have studied and read for myself. This is Christ's restored church. I wear JesuCristo on my name tag every day and I love it.
I love this work!
Hermana "B....rinkkkk...errr...hufff?" (how my name is said everyday by the teachers)
Great timing from the camera man (I swear I change my shirt, guys. I just happen to wear it in every picture sent home.)
Love that Hermana Grover!
Introducing Santiago West, breaking free from the CCM on March 8th. I love these people!
Here is my gang in Casa 14! (Above, and the two pics below)
...and you thought the district was just on BYUtv....these people are great!
Bright sun, full hearts.
The district that left: "Como se dice," translates from "adopted siblings" en español? (Above and below)