Sorry about last week: I had some very serious computer malfunctions, but we´re back now :D [She was unable to send us a letter last week because the computer she typed her letter on wouldn't send it out!]
The leadership council was super awesome! It made me realize the importance of the great goals Pres. Doman has for the mission! Where much is given, much is expected, and I know that Chiapas has a lot of people waiting to hear the gospel!
|Hna Gonzalez and me!!!|
[Tess' trainer and their first time together since Tess was trained.]
We visit a LOT of people that are struggling with a LOT of things, and we went to visit a less active lady and her family who commented the other day to a member that "The only thing more that could happen is that a dog bites me!" And then the next day a dog bit her son! Basically, life´s pretty hard for her right now. But we went to visit her with our mission leader and he gave her a blessing, and we all could really just feel the comfort of a priesthood blessing. But she said something that I really really liked. I´m going to say it in Spanish first because it´s really really clear in Spanish, and then I´ll explain.
She said: "He aprendido no decir "¿Por qué?" sino "¿Para qué?" "
In Spanish, "por" and "para" basically mean for, or to in English. Por que and Para que, in English, both mean "Why" or "because". But in Spanish, there´s a distinct difference. Por que basically means, as she was saying it: Why me? Why is this happening? Why do I have to deal with this problem? But PARA que means: For what purpose is this happening? What do I have to learn from this situation so that it means something and I´m not just suffering to suffer? I really really love that a small change in wording can mean so much, and it really helped me to understand the importance of our ATTITUDE.
This transfer has been CRAZY in the zone! Pres. Doman has been making a lot of changes in the whole mission. There are a lot of branches in the mission, and Pres George had missionaries in every single branch, but Pres Doman wants us to be focusing on cities, where there are a lot of people, and so every week there´s been some sort of change in our zone! Because of that we haven´t been able to do exchanges with the sisters in our zone since we´ve been helping them look for a new house in their new area!!! It´s a little stressful, but we know that it´s for a reason!
Comitán is REALLY beautiful, but there are some pretty crazy hills in our area. I feel like I´m basically rock climbing when I´m climbing up sometimes.
|A view of Comitán :D|
Yesterday we spoke in church! There are two companionships in Balun Canan and we all talked about the "Light and truth" of the gospel. It was pretty fun.
|Hna Montaño y yo!|
We saw some pretty incredible miracles this week, especially when we went with some hermanos to give a blessing to A, the son of P and E. He´s been sick, they couldn´t go to church the other week because he was sick, so we went afterwards to give him a blessing. So in the blessing A was a little upset, a little scared of these people he doesn´t know, but we went a couple days later to check how everyone was and E was super happy to tell us that after the blessing A slept SUPER well, without a single cough! He´s super well now, and I think that really really strengthened their confidence in our message. They´re preparing for 18 November!
Love you all lots!
We went to visit some members and they were working on getting rid of this giant rock in their house! So we thought, oh we´re going to work at this rock and get rid of it today so that the brother who hasn't been coming to church wants to go to church! And we were working at it for a while when I asked them how long they´d been working at that rock. And the guy said, "Oh, several years." We lost our fire a little bit after that :D But it was pretty fun to do :D