P-day got changed to today because there was an emergency meeting for all of the zone and district leaders...not an acceptable reason in my opinion...but what can you do sometimes, ya know?? Sorry to keep you waiting yesterday!
...It's been about 30 minutes since I wrote that paragraph up there...I got distracted looking at my blog for the first time! haha It looks good, Mom! Good work!
Anyway, this week has been pretty good. I have officially completed six months of my mission. Woah! Where the heck did that go? I still feel so new, but at the same time I am so comfortable walking up to people's doors, knocking, and in a new language giving a brief summary of the most important message that anyone could ever receive; how Christ has re-established his true church on the earth today through a prophet named Joseph Smith, and then asking them if they would like to learn more.
This week my estaca (stake) had a mini-CCM (MTC) for the youth. They had asked the zone leaders to help, but because they had to go to Tegus for a meeting, it fell to us. But it was soo cool! Elder Arteaga and I explained the importance of district meetings and how we use them to help us find solutions to their problems. So we gave them each an investigator scenario to work with. We used our own investigators but changed their names, hoping that maybe we would actually get some good ideas from them, and we really did! They helped us and other people out a lot without even really knowing it! I know these kids are going to be good missionaries!
Stefanie, thank you for that spiritual thought!! (Never postpone a prompting.~Thomas S. Monson) I have actually been thinking a lot about Thomas S. Monson this week. We watched a movie about his life called "On The Lords Errand" with one of our investigators. President Monson is truly an amazing man and I have no doubt that he is a prophet of God! I think you were led to share that thought with me! Way to be spiritually in-tune! You are already ready to be a missionary! (:
Sounds like life is moving along back in the USA too! Stefanie with braces! Vocal Point Concert! Super Bowl! haha Stay strong Rachel! I am cheering for the Broncos with you! (Even though you are only a fake Broncos fan...) Nobody here really cares about the Super Bowl... haha first time I won't watch it in my life!
Keep working hard! Remember that we are supposed to be happy! Take some time to think about what makes you truly happy this week and then just decide to follow or do whatever it is that you are inspired to come up with! (:
I know the church is true! I know if we let God help us with our lives more we will be a whole lot happier and more successful. I know that because I have seen it in my own life. But what good is that to you guys? I encourage you to let God lead the way in every aspect of your life this week. Invite him through prayer to guide you. And then at the end of this week review what has happened.
Love Elder Smith