Hola Familia! Como estan? I love your letters; you guys do a great job of keeping me up to date! And they are always inspirational. Seriously, you guys make me feel like a superstar and I'm always so thrilled to see your spiritual growth. Holy, wedding venue all picked out for the reception already? You guys are quick!!!! Mom is a professional planner. Ah, you better send me a whole lot of pictures! I'm super excited for you Maddie. Oh Kennedy, I think you’re trying to reenact my fabulous childhood with graham-cracker houses on the round-about. Its fine by me that you follow in my footsteps, my life was and is pretty great. :) Oh PS, I'm still writing your letters, so I still haven't sent the package to the house yet. I'm thinking I will probably get them to the person who can take them to El Paso to mail for me in the next few weeks or so. I don't have a whole lot of time to write the letters, so they are coming along pretty slowly ha-ha.
Well, this week we had interviews with the President. I think it was good timing to have them. It was really good to talk to him. The perfectionist attitude I have has definitely come out, ha-ha - thanks mom. I think I've always been unjustly successful with everything I've ever done in my life without much effort....this transfer the Lord has shown me who is the boss and that I really can't do it alone. The President told me to be patient (OH BROTHER!!!!!!) and then gave me a very inspired blessing. The promises he made were ones that I have full faith will come to pass, and his words of comfort were answers to all my questions about how I was doing and what I am supposed to do next. I felt so much better when we left there and now feel like I can sincerely say I'm not failing on the Lord's errand because I'm trying my best and He knows that. He's just teaching me right now.
We had a lesson last night that started off as a bit of a disaster, but then it turned out all right after many many many silent prayers. We were teaching a new investigator, Juan, who's the boyfriend of one of the members of our ward. Her mom wanted us to teach him, and at first he was less than interested. I thought to ask him if he liked movies, of course he said yes. So, we watched "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration" to spike his interests. I think the movie really caught his attention and he agreed to listen to us now! Yay for movies!!!!
My thought for you guys comes from General Conference....again. Sorry, I just love it sooooooooooooooooo much :) It's from Pres. Monson's talk:
"As we strive to place Christ at the center of our lives by learning His words, by following His teachings, and by walking in His path, He has promised to share with us the eternal life that He died to gain. There is no higher end than this that we should choose to accept His discipline and become His disciples and do His work throughout our lives. Nothing else, no other choice we make, can make of us what He can."
Soooo, I really like this because it talks about how He can make so much more of us than we can and that the only way to attain that is to do what he asks us to do. The only way to achieve it is through a life-long process of completely changing or fine-tuning aspects about ourselves. It's the only right choice to make.
Well, I love you all so much and miss you all like crazy! But I'm doing well here and living the dream. Have a great week everyone! Love you!!! XOXOXOXOXO