Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Eighty-fourth Week - March 1, 2016
Hey, guys! I hope you all had a great week!
Sorry I couldn't e-mail yesterday. My companion had his final interview and we were gone all day basically. I can't believe that it is already March... This week was crazy fast! This letter is much better. I was up til midnight writing it, so that I didn't have to sit in front of the computer screen thinking what I needed to write haha...
Tuesday was just a normal day. We have been teaching a lady named Rosa. She's like 35ish, has two kids that got baptized like 9 months ago. She wants to get baptized so bad, but... she is living with a guy. His name is Abel, sells vegetables for a living. He is married to some other lady, but left her and now is with Rosa. He doesn't want anything to do with the church. Rosa doesn't love him and doesn't want to marry him. Abel feels the same about her. It is so sad to see all the families here and how much they are missing. But we finally just talked to her and told her to kick him out of the house cause he is only there cause he needs a place to live. She wants to do it but is scared. Pray for her to have the courage to do it. She wants to get baptized!
Also at around 6 pm, the power went out, so we had to go to our house cause it's not safe and it was pitch black. The power didn't come back til midnight. I showered at 9:30 pm. It was still 90* so i laid in my bed but with no fan (AC doesn't exist here) and laid there for about 45 minutes and was sweating so bad that I got up turned my flashlight on to find huge sweat marks on my bed. So i went to shower again at 10:30 pm, then went and sweated some more while I was reading my scriptures. Then finally at midnight the power came back, showered again, then went to bed peacefully:)
Wednesday we had a multizona. Elder Ochoa from the Area Seventy came.
It was a good day. Sister Russell talked about one of my favorite topics, Faith. There are two definitions of faith:
1- Definición del mundo: See = Believe. There is a famous saying in English" "I'll believe it when I see it."
2- Definición del Señor: Believe = See. It is simple. In order to see, we have to believe. One of my favorite scriptures says, "But, behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe." -Doctrine and Covenants 63:9. If you have faith, fear disappears. We will have many times in our lives when we don't understand why we need to do certain things, but we need to trust in the Lord and do it!
One of my favorite examples of stories of faith is Lehi. "