The last thing I expected to read when I opened up my email was that Marissa saved Childish Gambino from a desert island in Florida. My family is a very interesting family.
Mom I am going to start right off the bat answering your questions because I know I am horrible about keeping you guys updated.
How is the teaching?
I am not sure if this questions has to deal with how teaching is going in our sector or in a broader sense. But to make it brief, it is really fun for me. This past zone meeting we watched the Bible video about Jesus forgiving the woman that had committed adultery. If you really study the bible and Book of Mormon, it is really amazing the way that Christ taught. When the Pharisees approached him, telling him the woman should be stoned, he didn't respond right away, rather he kneeled down, calmly drew in the sand and let the situation calm down, then said that He among you that is without sin, let him cast the first stone. He addressed the Pharisees question, made them and the whole entire group think about their cleanliness and also taught them a lesson in only a sentence without getting mad or causing a scene. I am trying to do that with my teaching. When I teach the people, I try my best to listen to what they say and not think about how I am going to respond, but rather focus on the Spirit and the impressions that I receive. I try and teach simply and I try my best to answer their questions based on scriptures and personal spiritual experiences. It is hard to put it all together at once, but God blesses me with lots of chances to practice!
Have you found any new investigators?
Elder Gonzalez and I have decided to white wash the sector. If you don´t understand the words white wash, it means to start from zero. We slowly realized that the people we were passing for a visiting were not progressing and keeping commitments, so we decided to go back to basics and spend tons of time contacting in the street and knocking doors and trying to find prepared people. After all, it says in the scriptures that God will place people in my path, I just have to talk to them that pass me to be able to find that one person that is ready. How easy! Maybe I will go through a million people and never find a single one, but the people aren´t the only ones who are getting taught in this whole thing. I am learning a ton too. I love practicing contacts and meeting people.
Are the members in your ward good about referring their friends?
No. Members. You had your lifes changed by the gospel and recieve blessings every single day because of it. Return the favor. It is a commandment. "Every member a missionary"
The week was great.
I met a crazy dude from Denmark that spoke English and we talked about lots of things together
I cooked lunch (mejor dicho hice un sandwich)
We helped 2 families move. It killed my arms but I get muscles and someone got helped. Literally no loss at all
We practiced a dance for the talent show this friday
I got 2 letters from my family!
LIFE IS GREAT AND I AM SMILING LOTS
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!