Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This week was great - a little more exhausting than usual, but hey, what can you do?

These past weeks we've been doing a LOT of service.  We hiked a toilet seat (used) across the meadows (mountains) of our area, and we were demolitioners for a bathroom (also used).  

We helped build a house's foundation, and I'm still sore from that one, so fun though.  In all honesty, it has been an incredible experience to serve others here in Colombia.  The people we help and the service we render is an incredible opportunity and a blessing for me and for others...Very grateful.

I'm getting better with the food and the Spanish - day by day, little by little, precept by precept.
(The puppy belongs to a family we're working with - his name is Alfonse)

This week we did a lot of intercambios (exchanges), which is where we switch companions for a day.  A cool experience to work with other missionaries and to see how they teach.

This week we found another family to teach.  Sadly, we also lost an investigator - he wasn't ready yet.  In this life, we are given our agency, the ability and blessing to choose how we want our life's story to be written.  As missionaries, and as representatives of Jesus Christ, we have to learn to respect that, no matter how much we know the gospel will help bless the lives of everyone.

The family we found is incredible!  They are so in tune with the spirit already, and I can not wait to begin teaching them more.  Yesterday we taught them the restoration, and the spirit was so strong. So grateful for the blessing of finding them, and to be able to get to know them. 

We have so many cool families in the area.  Great investigators and great everything.  Honestly more grateful that anything to be here, to grow, to learn, to be alive.  And what's more, with all of these hills, I feel I will be able to climb Mt. Everest after my mission.