This past week was incredible as usual. We are busy. Our schedule is
full, and we are going hard in the paint. I remember when I was at
home, I had a very specific routine in order to fall asleep. Lay on my
side. Sing a Child's Prayer. Flip over to my other side. Fall asleep.
There is no need for a sleeping routine anymore. I fall asleep so
quickly!! We say our prayers, my head hits the pillow, and I am out
until the alarm in the morning! I love it! I feel as though I am
spending my days to their fullest, and I am loving every minute
because I love the people I'm spending them with.
Honestly, people make me so happy. There is goodness in every person
you meet. I can honestly say that every single person I talk with
gives me a new perspective about life. Because every one of us
experiences life differently, and have been able to grow in so many
different ways! Therefore, we all have this beautiful opportunity to
learn from each other! I am so lucky to be where I am with the people
I am with right now. Moreover, I'm so blessed to have had so many
people who have blessed me in the past and have shaped me into the
person I have become.
Adriana texted us on Friday. We were getting so worried about her
because we hadn't met face to face for a month and we didn't know how
she was doing or if she was still progressing. All our worries were
washed away when we got the text, "I want to baptize help me. I want
to serve the next following the commandments of Jesus. Jesus want to
follow his example of love. Saturday ok. Please." Granted she google
translates all of her texts from Portuguese to English so everything
she emails has a lot of urgency, but when we heard this, we were
overwhelmed with joy. To see the hope that our friend had and her
understanding of the gospel amazed us. She's looking stellar to be
baptized on the 24th and she is amazing us every day. We were able to
teach her the law of tithing and word of wisdom on Saturday using only
google translate and the True to the Faith book. The only question she
had about the law of tithing: Only ten percent? What if I want to pay
Yeah, talk about a prepared daughter of God.
Being on Facebook I love being able to see my family and friend's post
about missionary work and becoming a member missionary. What a
privilege we have to share the gospel we have with others. I've been
thinking a lot about being a missionary and I realized that not only
is it a privilege but an obligation! A duty! When I was baptized, I
covenanted with God to always strive to follow the example of Jesus
Christ for the rest of my life and become like Him. He lived His
entire life in order to share this plan of happiness with others. I
pray that I too, may continue to follow in the footsteps of my Savior
and share God's plan for us. That I might love others, and forgive
frankly. To have a constant hope in the future, because I know in whom
I have trusted, and I have no need to fear!
Hey, guess what everyone! I'm happy :) Simply, purely, unexplainably
happy. And you know what else? I love you! And it would really make my
day if you too would smile off the pains of life and be happy too!