There are some things in Spanish that probably don´t translate perfectly, but my title basically means to "give it all you´ve got!" which is exactly what we´ve been doing this week. I really appreciated the advice of our bishop this week who reminded my companion and I to enjoy and use wisely the time that we´ve been given to work 24/7 in the Lord´s service. There are some parts of normal-ish life that I do miss, but when we´re working hard, there simply isn´t time to worry about anything else. This week we´ve been working a lot to find new investigators and help a few others get all the way to baptism. I´m so grateful to be here in Olivos, because our biggest challenges are 1) appointments falling through 2) figuring out who´s progressing and dropping those who aren´t and 3) arranging our appointments so we don´t waste hours of the day walking all over kingdom come. Most missionaries will recognize these are really rather common and minor challenges, and I am so blessed to be somewhere where the field is truly "white and already to harvest". It´s awesome! Anyway, we´re still looking a lot for the people heavenly Father has prepared, and we just know that we´re going to find them.
Fun things from this week:
1) making and eating tuna salad in the house almost every night (tuna, onion, salsa, tomato, and avacado)
|We had divisions this week, and it was REALLY cold and |
windy (like so windy, that they canceled schools and stuff)
but Hermano De La Peña sent this off to me :)
2) Divisions with Hermana Fuqua and Hermana Chavez, in the freezing wind and rain. The city actually ended up closing schools and such because the wind was blowing things like bill-boards over. (and of course, since it was freezing outside--ok, so maybe it was 50 degrees plus wind-chill--we had to buy "pan" (pastries) and eat them as we walked all over kingdom-come.)
|And this is our cactus/succulent :)|
3) Today we went on an adventure to drop off some baptismal clothes in the area next to ours, and we found some Tianguies (it´s like a flea market combined with a farmer´s market combined with a garage sale) super-close to our area where we bought a succulent cactus that remains nameless, as well as all the fruits and vegetables we need for the week.
4) We were only street-contacted by 4-6 drunk men this week :D
In other news, Mexico continues to be a happening place. Olivos is an awesome area and ward, and Hermana Woodard and I are enjoying the opportunity to work hard here together. Life is a bowl of Pico de Gallo (which, BTW, means "rooster bite" in Spanish... roughly). Have a wonderful week, and enjoy the sunshine, rain, or whatever weather Heavenly Father throws at you!
Lots of love,