February 16, 2015
Well, this week was amazing. Obviously, the first thing is that we went on vacation. Literally, that’s what it was. We got a hotel, TV (only Mormon messages) and lots of friends, with two meetings, a little exploration of the city while we were talking to people, and we got to go to the movies. We saw Meet the Mormons. Of course though, the conference was a mazing. I learned so much and got called to repentance a bit too. But that’s ok, that’s how we improve! So yup. One thing that was neat though, is that Sister Pace explained that as missionaries, we are as close as it gets to living the law of consecration, which helps us a lot in fulfilling our purpose, and so we really need to consecrate ourselves, and put up the things of the world on the altar of sacrifice, and the Lord will bless us. It was really neat.
Another great thing about this week was that on Saturday we went to help a member lay a cement floor in his house, with his nonmember brother. We were working lifting heavy cement for almost 4 hours, and having a blast! It was really great to get to know the member and his brother a little better, and I also learned a new skill. Even though I’m still sore from working muscles I forgot I have, it just felt good to go out and do some manual labor. Actually, we’ll probably end up doing some more too, because today while we were buying food, we heard some people talking English, and so we started asking them where they were from, and come to find out, they have bought and are restoring one of the old catholic abbeys on the pilgrimage trail "Santiago". It was kind of funny, because we were in the hardware section, looking for some Teflon tape to fix our sink, and we got talking and they asked if we would like to come help them, and explain a little more about what we do as missionaries. It was really neat. The best part was that we were from all parts of the world. My companion, New Zealand. Me, The U.S.A. The lady was from England, and the guy is from South Africa. It was quite the mix of accents.
Overall, it was just a good week, and I feel like I’ve really grown spiritually a lot this week.
I hope you all have a great week too!