¡HOLA FAMILIA Y AMIGOS!
This week has been AWESOME!!!! First I will start off with this weeks "moments"----
Language Moment: This week Hno Trejo taught us from Mormon and we talked about "perserverar hasta el fin" or enduring to the end. We talked about the big difference between this phrase in Spanish and English....and we determined that in Spanish perseverar (or to persevere) encompasses the definition of "enduring well" in one word. I love the idea that part of the doctrine of Christ is persevering....not just enduring to the end.....persevering!
Happiest Moment: This week we started the District tradition of singing....we sang for a whole hour out of the hymn book. We sounded pretty good, considering some people had no clue if they were even hitting the right notes :) I LOVE MY DISTRICT!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Cinco B!!!
Funniest Moment: Elder Cardon....nuff said... that elder is HILARIOUS!!!! We have started an official quote page of everything he says that is funny. He has a little Nebraskan Drawl....so just about everything he says in English or Spanish is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!
Embarrassing Moment: Good thing I am confident enough to share this kind of material with you all....but on a windy night....it was pretty stormy this week.... on the way to the Comedor (cafeteria) my polka dot skirt may or may not have done a ´Marilyn Monroe' kind of thing....it was super fun...not! Oh well, we laughed it off---and then cried it off (just kidding!).
Spiritual Moments: I have a few really awesome spiritual moments this week. We had some AWESOME devotionals. On Sunday we watched a devotional by Elder Bednar. He talked a lot about the ´character of Christ´, really getting to know him. He told us to get a new Book of Mormon and go through it highlighting everything about Christ´s character. One cool thing was Christ´s selflessness. This attribute was most applicable to me and all missionaries and all people really. We just talked about how our natural tendency as humans is to turn inward when we are having a rough time....but that is not what Christ does. Whenever Christ went through hard times, he turned OUTWARD!!! So, whenever you want to turn in, remember that the Savior of the world-- one who has gone through what no one should have to-- for us--turned outward as should we!
Another spiritual moment this week was watching a great video in class....I would encourage everyone to look it up on YouTube, its called Missionary Work and the Atonement. In the video Elder Holland says, "Whenever you ask yourself, why is this so hard, because salvation is not a cheap experience...it never was easy. Why would we think it would be easy for us if it was NEVER easy for him." It helped me learn that I need to be prepared to walk a bit of the path he walked, and to come unto Christ, I need to be willing to pay a token (however small) of the same price. So remember.... Whenever things get rough...and they will.... and you want to give up...and you ask yourself WHY IS LIFE SO DARN HARD?!?!?, remember that "someone greater and better asked that same question"....a cool image he gave us was the idea that every time we go through a hard trial, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Savior. This is why we have EVERY reason to stand tall!!!!
|Hrm Jackson & Hrm Wright|
|On our way to the temple.|
|At the Temple Visitors Center - It's Beautiful!|
OKEEDOCKEY!!!!!!! This week has been awesome! Today...Pday...we went to the temple and took TONS of pictures! LOVED IT! I can´t say it enough but i love my district.
|Thanks for the cookies.|
I love hearing from you guys! Thank you for your letters and packages and pictures!!! Maybe one day I will figure out how to be able to reply EXACTLY how I want to, but I don´t have enough time!!! This next part will be brief because the days kind of all blend together here at the CCM.
Picking up from last week P-day....went to an awesome devotional! The spirit is so strong everywhere here, it reminds me of being at BYU.
Wednesday-Monday........ Finished up teaching Mariana....then found out she is our teacher (Hma Lira) for the duration of our CCM experience. We start teaching 2 progressing investigators this week, Omar and Paulina....who happen to also be our teachers (Hma Lira and Hmo Trejo). This week has made me grateful for the opportunity to speak English....it makes things SO much easier!!! We also start TRC this week (Teaching Random Citizens---at least that is what everyone around here calls it...no one actually knows what it stands for). TRC is literally anyone who volunteers to come...so we don´t actually know what to expect...at all....
|It looks a lot better in real life, but feels the same.|
We played volleyball a few times this week and I have some crazy cool bruises to show for it. I love it here...most of the time. Whenever they have authentic food....its a good day. I have never had such delicious chips in my life ...they are homemade....and they are like drugs they are so good. Also the rice, don´t even get me started on the rice and tortillas, SO GOOD!
This week has all around been much better than last week. We got a new district in 5C, and 5 A just left this morning so we are now the Big dogs on campus. We supposedly get a huge transfer in tomorrow. 10 WHOLE districts left this week....so its been empty-ish around here. I love you guys! I hope you all have a great week! I have been praying for all of you!!!!! Hermana Wright
|The casa's where the missionaries live.|
|Hermana Wright's pillow|