How are you all doing? I hope you all had as great of a week as I had! So this week was just amazing. I don't even know how to put it into words. But let me just start off by saying that I love here. I love the people. This week at District meeting my District leader asked me to bear my testimony of why i am here on a mission. The week before this week i was acutally asking myself that question. I was having a really hard time with the language and missing all you guys. So i wasnt exactly sure how to answer that question deeply. I had all my reasons of why coming on a mission before my mission, but your reasons just change so much always. I found my answer this week though.
So we are teaching this little girl Alexa and she is 11. Her mom is a convert from december. We made these little matching games of the lessons that we play with her and her little cousin that is 7 because littles kids attention span is very small so you gotta get creative haha. But Alexa wrote me a note, and first part of it says, "Dear Hermana Stewart, thank you for teaching me about God..." That is why I am here on a mission. I dont care if thats all the good i do on my whole entire mission (obiously i want to do more good than that) , but teaching a little about about our loving Heavenly Father, then is satisfying enough. She has came to church with her mom everyI have been here! Her brother Alex is 13 and he doesnt really want anything to do with us unfortunely :( we are really praying for someway to get through to him.
|Alexa and Ivonee|
So now for some funny things. So i learned the hard way this week that if you dont eat a second helping of food you will really offend....yikes!! haha we usually have at least 1 dinner apointent a day, sometimes two... and sometimes three. Its actually quite miserable. People just want to make sure we are well fed, bless their hearts!
So another thing is that when you are driving down a road there is always just random groups of hispanic guys just hanging around waiting for work i think. Its crazy!!
So last night we had a really bad storm! I sware that it was right above our appartment. Me and my companion hardly even slept because it was so loud! Im pretty tuff but the thunder was really scary! It was seriously the loudest thunder i have ever heard. And i should our room thats how loud it was!! I even sleep with ear plugs in, because my companion snores sooo loud that i had to invest in some sleeping earplugs from walmart haha. I kept telling my companion i didnt want to die and that i was scared and she just laughed! The lighting was touching down really close though. It was lighting up our whole room it was so bright and it was raining so hard!!
Any way it was just such a great week!! I can now testify that if you want to be happy and enjoy your time on a mission, you just need to work. I had the time of my life this week! I just want to bear you my testimony that i know my savior lives. He sacrificed everything for us to be able to return and live with God again and all he wants in return is for us to keep his commandments. "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear no. Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments and ye shall inherit the Kingdom of heaven." -d &c 6:36-37. I love you all so much! Remember what your Savior has done for you!
I hope you all have a blessed week!!
|Alexa and Ivonee|
|Alexa and Ivonee and they wrote another note on their porch haha|