Wow, time went fast today, so this might be a quick one :)
So we are teaching the Salinas family, Jose, Josefina, and Jenny, and they are progressing! They came to an activity on Saturday and to church on Sunday, with their less active sister, Oliva! It was so cool! I love them a lot! Jenny is so excited about church! Jose is a stinker, but he's progressing, slowly but surely. Josefina is just tender. And beautiful! I like them lots!
We've also been doing this cool missionary experience/mission call/MTC activity with the youth in the ward. We did a training on Wednesday and OH MY these youth are AMAZING! I am so proud of them! They are fearless in teaching the Gospel. I have a lot to learn from them. They received mission calls yesterday and they are excited and nervous, but looking forward to their activity on Wednesday where they will go out and teach members of the ward about the Restoration. I can't wait to see how it goes!
We had an awesome Zone Conference on Friday and found out that we will be studying and developing diligence as a Christlike attribute throughout the mission for the next few months. I'm really excited because that's been on my mind a lot lately. I think that we will see a lot of miracles as we work more diligently. We are also focusing
My testimony this week is about, well, I don't even really know. I'm just really happy to be a missionary. :) I made a mistake yesterday. There is a boy in the ward I'm serving in who leaves for his mission the same day I'll get home and yesterday I asked him how many days until he leaves. As soon as I asked, I realized that it was the same number of days I have left on my mission...he said 59! I only have 59 days left! Well, 58 now... AHHH! I will not be asking him that question ever again. Basically, I know that my time is limited and I am just really grateful for what I've been able to do and experience as a missionary.
I know that there are miracles waiting to happen around every corner. These last few days have just been beautiful. I've been thinking about the joy of missionary work and of doing all things with rejoicing. I've been thinking about how I can give more in prayer and service. I've been thinking about the beauty of the gospel. And I've been thinking about things that enlarge my soul. I know that missionary work has enlarged my soul. The sacrament. The Book of Mormon. The life of Jesus Christ. Prayer. Testimony. And so much more. I am and will forever be grateful to my Heavenly Father for the tender mercies that come day by day. I am grateful for the joy and peace and special spirit I feel as a missionary. I know that this is the Lord's work and I'm so grateful to be an instrument in His hands. There is no place I would rather be. And I hope that the Lord knows He can work me well and hard for every day I have left.
Have a good week!