Hey! Thank you so much for the talk. There were some real good scriptures there and it was of consolance. You really always do know just what to do. Haha. I´m glad to hear of all the blessings that are happening at home, especially with the horse. What a scare that must have been. This week has been interesting. We had a baptism this weekend for a real cool man named Jose. He´s way solid and it was just great to see him start his journey to return to Heavenly Father´s presence. Unfortunately, we had to postpone a baptism for a sister that was supposed to get baptized this weekend too because her husband (a rather awful misogynistic man) backed on his word and said if she got baptized, he´d kick her out of the house. As much of a child of God he is, quite frankly, his hypocrisy makes my blood boil. We´ll be talking to him sometime soon to see what can be done. Aside from that, we really did have a wonderful experience. We started teaching a man named Leo we met in the street (my comp knows him) and started teaching him the Atonement because he decided he wanted to change his ways for good and he really is progressing. We came for another lesson last Saturday and he was real sick. We gave him a blessing and within the next few minutes, he was up a bit and we talked a little bit. He really wants to change and through the gospel, I know his faith will increase, if he acts in faith, because without it, he has know where else to go. That was a miracle,though. And then there was this. We saw him merrily riding his bike the next day. Just, wow. Now we just need to get him to church so he can prepare for baptism. Well, those were the main highlights for the week. Love you so much and can´t wait for next week´s email!
PS I´m not really sure all the DearElder´s will come to Merida since
they´re mainly for the MTC. Plus, mail doesn´t come here, but it goes to the mission office in Merida, and we don´t go there often. Just thought I´d let you know. Also, I´m doing good on supplies, but I´ve realized how much I miss Oreos, Sour Patch Kids, and other American treats. Haha.(Especially since I can´t have Coke or Pepsi because mission rules.) Btw, could you send me an SD card please? I´m starting to run out of room.
This is the letter Manuel was referring to and you can click on the link to read the talk his mom sent him.
I went to thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Thank you for thinking of me it means a lot.
You, know its okay to feel somewhat inadequate since you have barely been in Mexico for one week. Even the greatest men in high government offices, and in the church have felt like that at one time or another. That's why I copied this conference talk from President Holland when he was first called to be an apostle of the Lord. It was April of 1994. I was two months pregnant with you so I found it very interesting, and maybe you can find some solace in his words.
All my love,