But, "I can do all things through christ which strengtheneth me" -Philippians 4:13.
On Wednesday, i just wasn't feelin' it... And I went in my room and knelt down and prayed and pleaded for help. After I was done praying, I came back to study and opened my scriptures to Moroni 8 verses 2-3. They say, 2)'My beloved son "Connor," I rejoice exceedingly that your Lord Jesus Christ hath been mindful of you and hath called you to his ministry, and to his holy work 3)...that he, through his infinite goodness and grace, will keep you through the endurance of faith on his name to the end." That was one of the most comforting answers to a prayer I have ever received in my life!!
That night I had the best Piña Colada of my life, so that helped me out also:) Here in Ticuantepe, they're known for their pineapples. They're everywhere!
On Saturday, I got 11 people committed to come to church. Sunday morning, we left the house at 7:30 am to go pick them up and church starts at 9 am., so I was doing all I could do to bring them, basically running to try to get them to come, and Elder Palacio was just lolligaggin around, so I told him if he wanted to be here he had to work hard, because I don't like lazy people at all. Ends up, I got one person to church... I cant describe how devastated I was. I was working sooo hard for them, but they can't every keep their commitments here...
But around 6 pm yesterday, the AP called me and said that Elder Palacio had emergency changes and that he had to go pack up his suitcase cause the AP would be there in 20 minutes to pick him up. So I was a little worried about what was going on. Turns out his Visa came and his mission president wanted him to come to Bolivia tomorrow, so now I have a new companion, Elder Page from Burley, Idaho. He has one more transfer than I do and our Spanish is like the same.. both not great, but we can communicate well. This is gonna be tough, but we can do it. The branch president invited us to his house last night at 7 to watch the Christmas devotional and for dinner. They make good money for Nica so they have a normal house and a car.