We had transfers, and I stayed here in Salado!!! WOHOO!!! and the Hermana Cordova went next door to Juan de Salazar, same zone, so we will see each other a lot. She was so awesome and I am so excited to see her grow and change.
I received my new comp, Hermana Fardos. She is my first American comp, so it is really weird to speak English all of the time. My English is getting better though, so don't worry:) She came about a month after I did, and so she and I will be finishing at almost the same time. She is AWESOME and is so energetic, she will keep me running until the end;)
This week, our whole entire mission began to study a Preach My Gospel with a personalized study guide, made by President McMullin and his wife. It is so awesome. This week we have been studying chapter one, and the power of our callings. It helped me to realize how it is that I can change and teach by the Spirit, with the Lord supporting me in every way. I have been able to feel like that on my mission, and I know that it is possible. By reading your emails and letters, I have also been able to see the ways in which the Lord is supporting and helping you. I know that He is always here, and that even though it seems like we are alone, that is so never true. never never never.
One thing that I thought was interesting this week was that it was just different. I had so gotten used to just giving 100% and focusing on my area, and my companion was admitted to the hospital on Thursday until Saturday, with bed rest Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. It was interesting to see the trials that the Lord sometimes gives us, especially if we are "comfortable". If you look at your life right now and you see yourself as comfortable...hold on about a week and then look again. It is how we grow and progress towards exaltation. For example, the church put out the policy this week on gay marriage, and I read the interview, and it looks like they did it because there were a lot of people who were comfortable, kind of in the gray area. Well, from what I hear, this new policy has made a lot of people UNcomfortable, because they need to choose which side they are on. They can't be comfortable in the middle. That is definitely something I have learned in the past year. If you have a comfort zone, you need to look at what is included and see if the Lord could be in there too. Kind of interesting to think about.
Our ward is doing fine, the elders had transfers and the new district leader that came is AWESome, so I hope that things will continue to progress. Our investigators are doing okay, Luis is going strong, but we do have an investigator that only comes to church for the economic help. He is blind, and his mom is totally using him to get more help from the church. We know it is wrong, and we will see what happens when the batpismal interview comes around. The district leader will have to be the one to tell him the bad news. que pucha.
I love you all so much and I hope that you have a good week!!
|Erin with her companion in the hospital|