Do you know how EXCITED I AM FOR THIS WEEKEND?!?! We have these really awesome investigators. We found them in like our first week in Cuauhtemoc. They are M and C. They have a son who is less than two years old. M and C are not married, and this week we went to talk to them about the law of chastity. We left a pamphlet with M and she read the whole thing, then she explains to her husband that they are commiting a sin. They are so cute! They decided that they are going to get married this saturday!!!! They are so wonderful. M and C have gone to church now three times and are super loving it. We also have a cute little investigator, J, who is taraumara. She doesn`t really know how to speak spanish very well, and we don`t really know how to speak taraumara very well, so we follow the spirit a lot. We have to explain her what little words mean like power and teachings. She is only 18 years old and has a 2 year old son.
I have learned this week about dilligence. In Preach My Gospel it says that diligence is a constant, steady, earnest and energetic effort to do the work of the Lord. Dilligence is an expression of amor for the Lord and His work. In this mission, it`s a pretty big thing to contact people in the street. We make the goal of contacting 10 people in the street every day, and many days we can do it! There are a lot of people that walk in the street because it`s not too normal to have a car here. It`s a great way to contact people and a great way to find new investigators! We hardly ever have to worry about finding new people to teach. Anyway, being dilligent means working the same way or better every day. If we were able to contact 8 people in one day, tomorrow we're going to contact at least 8. Being dilligent means never missing a single moment, and making sure you are working hard even when your plans get changed.
“I have often said one of the greatest secrets of missionary work is work! If a missionary works, he will get the Spirit; if he gets the Spirit, he will teach by the Spirit; and if he teaches by the Spirit, he will touch the hearts of the people and he will be happy. There will be no homesickness, no worrying about families, for all time and talents and interests are centered on the work of the ministry. Work, work, work—there is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work.” –President Ezra Taft Benson
When we work for the Lord, we find joy and satisfaction in our work. This week has been hotter here in Cuauhtemoc! We are grateful to walk around without the heavy coat. As you will see, I already burnt. Yay for Chihuahua`s wonderful sunshine!!! A few weeks ago, I almost lost all the photos I have taken in my entire mission, but a nice young man was able to help me take the virus out of my camera`s memory. Some of these pictures are old, but I am really grateful he was able to fix my memory. Gave me the biggest scare of my life ;)
Have a great week!!