Sunday, December 7, 2014

November 17

So this week was interesting. By interesting I mean absolutely dead. But we’ll talk about that later. 

On Tuesday, I received my new companion, Elder Luna! He is 22, from Puebla, Mexico, so that’s actually really close to Veracruz city (but very far from San Andreas Tuxtla), and we get along really well! Sorry that I don’t have any pictures of us yet, but next week I should. 

Unfortunately, when he arrived, we had nothing. No investigators, nothing. So we worked all this week. And it was terrible. We didn’t find anybody. But it’s okay. I am doing all that I can do, and am becoming better at this work. And Elder Luna is doing his best, too. We’re going to change up where we work this week, and hopefully that will yield some good results. 

It calls my attencion, something in Bryce’s group email.  People who have never been to the USA, or people who have seen things on the surface, believe that we have no problems, and there is a lot of resentment for that. The truth is that we do have problems. Just different ones. After living in one of the poorest parts of Mexico for more than 3 months, I feel qualified to say that they have it hard. But so does everyone else in some way. So what can you do? Do everything you possibly can to make it better, and watch it change over time. Also you should accept the restored gospel. Because that’s why you’re here, after all. 

Spiritual thought: do service. This week I have learned the importance of service in good relationships. If you want to have good relationships with family, friends, and everyone else, serve them. Elder Luna and I get along REALLY well, and I attribute that to service. I decided I was going to get up every morning and make his breakfast.  I can’t really explain why, but just from this one thing has sprung all sorts of acts of service between us, and it just makes everything better. This lesson that I have learned is one I will take with me forever. For the rest of my life I’m going to do service for friends, family, and other people, because of how awesome your relationships are when you serve! People just like you better. Haha. It demonstrates your love for them a million times better than words. And it’s never bad to let someone know that they are loved.

Oh yeah, and my Spanish is great. Basically I have about a week’s worth more of grammar to learn and from there on out it’s just vocab.

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