This week was good it was fun we had a baptism on Saturday and it was really pretty. I was super happy for Marlene. She was really prepared for baptism. I am so happy here in my new area. I love you Girasoles and the area is so great and the members are so awesome. I love everything here and I don’t ever want to leave. It has been a really cold and rainy week but the people have been really nice and have let us in their houses to visit them and we have found some receptive people. MY Spanglish is getting way too good Hermana Harmon and I just talk in Spanglish all day even to the people and they understand us or at least they say they do. Another fun fact Hermana Harmon and I say the same things at the same time in the same tone at least 9 times a day. We are slowly becoming the same people. But life is good we are pushing forward carrying on and working hard.
Well this week was good full of lots of miracles.
1. We lost our phone in a taxi...but because of the good people of the world and the persuasion of money we got it back.
2. I dropped my wallet in the street with all my money and credit cards and well I got it back.
3. WE HAVE 2 BAPTISMS TONIGHT!!!
4. We got locked out of our house but with H. Harmon´s super skillz we were able to jump the barbed wire fence and get in.
5. We survived another week without getting sick (it´s the little things)
6. We got our acro-yoga down and I am considering starting a circus in Honduras
7. We got our hammocks up without any accidents.
Our Spanglish is going strong and I just love being with Hermana Harmon she is the coolest. We have two baptisms today and we are super excited. I am just so happy here and love it all!!
This week we got in a small little bible bash with a guy in the street we held our own but the poor guy who knew A TON of the bible didn’t have a hope for the future or the life to come. He was so set the we would never see our families after we died, that it is impossible for us to resurrect, and a bunch of other things. I was just so heartbroken for the fact that he didn’t understand a lot of the things that we have the great privilege to know and no matter how hard we tried to explain it he just was as hard as a rock and didn’t want to understand. There are so many people that are so confused and that don’t have the happiness and the hope that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ brings. I am so grateful for the opportunity that i have to share my testimony and help even if it is just a little to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Well the other day a member asked me "how much does a cup of water weigh?" I told him not that much. "so if you held a cup of water for a few minutes your arms wouldn’t get tired?", no I responded. "but how about if you held a cup of water for an hour?", I said "well yeah then I would feel it, and my arms would hurt a little", and then he said " and it you held it for a day?" "it would hurt a lot".... then came the deep thought of the day " exactly, when we get frustrated or upset or angry it really isn’t a big deal it weighed no more than a glass of water we could just get over it real fast and then it wont hurt but when we hold on to those feelings for hours or days that is when it starts affecting us and that is when it starts to hurt and we do the damage to ourselves." I just thought that was a lot of wisdom coming from a 20 year old kid. But I have been thinking about that a lot lately about how we can chose how we react, we can make our own decisions and when we chose to hold grudges or be upset we hurt ourselves. No one is sad ALWAYS, or angry ALWAYS, or disobedient ALWAYS. THAT IS NOT JUST THE WAY WE ARE. ALOT of people say "that’s just the way I am" and it isn’t true. Everyone can change. EVERYONE. But we have to make the decision. Everyone has agency, sometimes i wish that they didn’t... but agency is good and it is part of Gods plan. I am so grateful for the opportunity everyday to meet different people and teach them just a little bit. I am super happy here in Honduras. I am so grateful for the tender mercies of the Lord that i am able to see everyday!!!
Well now I am in Girasoles it is in the same stake as my area before actually it is really close and I still live in the same house I just have a new companion HERMANA HARMON. SHE´S THE COOLEST. But yeah we are working hard and we have 2 baptisms set for this month they are super pilas investigators and I am super excited. I love the new area it is super chill and really cool it is still in the city but it is just way tranquila. I love it. But the ward is awesome all the members help a ton and the youth are super awesome and all invite their friends and it is just so awesome. I have never been so happy my whole mission. Literally I love the mission and everything. But yeah it is just super cols still in the city and it ahs been raining but life is good. When it rains more people let us in their houses so it really is a plus! It was sad to close Palmira but they opened it with elders but it was hard saying goodbye to all the members but I am still in the same stake so I will see them at stake conference and all that. But life is good!
I am from Queen Creek Arizona. I am a student at BYU Provo, and I am currently serving in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission from October 2014 to April 2016.