Hiiiii Family and Friends!
I think this was the fastest week of my mission. On Friday night we were planning for who to go visit on Saturday, and my companion suggested someone, and I was like “no we just went to her yesterday” and my companion says, “no, that was last Saturday.” HOW DID THE WEEK GO BY SO FAST.
So the other day we went to this guy we are teaching. And he tells us that he had forgotten our names (nobody remembers our names because nobody can pronounce them), so he renamed us to “gozo” and “paz” meaning “joy” and “peace”. Which one do you think I am? Apparently my pep and constant laughter is bringing gozo to someone’s life!
Ahhh so we had interviews with Presidente Zanni this week. HE’S SO AWESOME. I told him I wanted to get better at inviting people to get baptized. So he says, “okay, invite me.” Can you imagine inviting your president of the mission to get baptized!?! I thought it would be way scary but it definitely helped me prepare for the real life moment when I actually DO invite others to make these covenants with God!
Miracle of the week was when I received a package that mom sent to me 8 MONTHS AGO. Everything was intact, and I think I was most excited about the Goldfish that was included. (also, my companion doesn’t like goldfish, so more for me!)
Currently in my reading of the Book of Mormon, I am in the war chapters of Alma. I used to HATE these chapters because I never felt like anything applicable was ever happening. But oh was I wrong!! Everything in these chapters is so applicable to our day! There are so many things going on the world today that are against what God wants. And now is the time that we have to defend what’s right. We have to put on our spiritual protection, put our trust in God, and have the FAITH and the COURAGE to stand for truth and righteousness. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!!!
I love you all soooo much and I know without a doubt that the church is true! The Book of Mormon is the word of GOD. CHRIST LIVES.
Con mucho amor,
ps this picture is of me holding a chicken that a lady had just killed like an hour before she gave it to us. YUMMMM.