Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 19 Boxing

when Hermana Vite can't take me anymore
OH! in honor of my 9 month mark, (aka my first baby) I found a super cool new shirt that I wanted to buy. The tradition is to burn something when you're halfway done, but I don't have enough clothes to waste something by burning it.

here it is
About dreaming in Spanish, I'm pretty sure it's a nightly thing now. My companion tells me that I sleep talk and I teach complete lessons in my dream. haha This week was weird, for some reason I couldn't fall asleep and just kept thinking until like 2 every night. frustrating because you want to shut your brain off. but just kept thinking about the investigators that we have and what we are going to do with them.
I was thinking about what you said last week about your goal to go to the temple more often.. and I read this awesome talk about the temple in the Liahona of October.  it's called " The temple and the natural order of marriage" by Bruce C Hafen Super awesome talk, (of course I'm not trying to think too much about marriage right now hahaha but its exciting to think about) one quote i liked...
"Real, personal sacrifice was never placing an animal on the altar.  Instead, it is a willingness to put the animal IN US upon the altar and letting it be consumed." - Neal A Maxwell.   
I love that, how really all God asks is that we sacrifice our own personal desires and put His will first. You trying to go to the temple more often is a great example of putting the more important things, the eternal things, first :)

Also thinking about what you said about how the boys have to be more prepared for their missions, its SO true. I thought I was semi ready to go on the mission, and now 
I really wish that I had more knowledge of the scriptures. and of the gospel doctrine. but 

I'm finally getting the hang of things , but it would have helped having more to start with.
There's an awesome talk I read by M Russel Ballard from the conference of April, and he talks about how missionaries need to be more prepared in this generation. "the greatest generation of Young adults" and I think he refers to another talk he gave earlier, "raise the bar" I'm assuming its also really good. 
but he talks about the NEED  we have in this world for good missionaries, that don't only pay attention to the distractions of society (social media, internet, etc)  I love the 9 questions he asks. For all of us, we should continue asking ourselves these questions and really ponder in what ways we can improve :)

Anyways, this week was good.  Well sometimes, we have been a little frustrated because we've been working hard and not seeing the success we expect. On the other hand, tons of problems with our investigators. Like everyone we are teaching have tons of problems, tons of temptations, or just difficult situations, and need more time before a baptism. I feel like I'm just starting to understand the sadness that our Father feels when we don't obey his commandments. he knows it will go better for us if we just do, but with our agency well we get to choose.  It's so frustrating.
But I feel very very blessed too. SO blessed for the life we have in the United States <3 
Betty is having a difficult time because her boss is going to let her go in December and look for another person (she is a full time nanny) and she is going to have to find a different job and place to live. She doesn't want to go back to her rancho, because honestly it's a really bad way of life, not bad, just poor. but shes trying to finish high school and then get into university, trying to get out of that lifestyle. 
Anyways, shes super stressed, and this weekend decided to work, to start saving money. we were sad because she worked all day sunday, didn't go to church so still can't get baptized. but the worst part is that she worked 13 hrs sat and sun, and only to make 100 pesos per DAY. 7.50$. a day. what?! You could work in McDonalds and make that per HOUR where we live. ah its just sad, and I wish  I could help her out a little. It's her bday this Friday though and we are going to celebrate :)

so that's my little update. not too much new is happening. 
love you all the much!

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