this week was pretty good
lunes we had noche de hogar with aura and eleina came and brought her kids. we made brownies and had a lesson about patience by auras daughter diana. i needed that lesson!
before this though we visited a family that the dad asisted church when he was young and his brother served a mission but now is inactive and lives in the states with his evangelica wife. breaks my heart he isnt a good example for our inv.
martes we had a lesson with consuelo and rolando. they are the cutest. i dont remember if i talked about them last time but they are an older brother and sister that are just the cutest. they adore us and always ask when we are coming back so we ask when we can and rolando replies everyday in english haha so funny.
miercoles we had district meeting and our district leader gave his last testimony because he goes home tomorrow. it was super sad because he is such an amazing missionary and he was crying a bit. makes me really appreciate the time i have left everytime i have to see someone say goodbye to being a missionary. they never want to leave. we had a lesson with maribela and her sisters but its honestly sooooo hard to communicate with them sometimes because spanish is their second language and its our second language too. never knew coming to guatemala that i would come in contact with soooo many different dialects i think there is like more than 20 dialec its.
then we made cookies with our english speaking family and wow i havent had cookies like that in 9 months.....(oatmeal chocolate chip)
jueves we met with rolando and consuelo again consuelo commited to coming to church with us this sunday. rolando would but he has to guard the house because the have a little tienda and they dont want to get robbed. haha then we met with miguel he is super interesting and the biggest creep for us but we just keep our distance....then we met with nelson and claudia with aura and she had a dream that night that nelson was beating her so she is scared of him now.
viernes we found our reference leslie and we visited her and her mom but man they have a lot of problems. leslie is special and has anger attacks and hits her mom. but they met with a ton of elders 6 years ago and have videos from them and everything. we contacted a ton this day and found a lot of cool people then we taught eleina the plan of salvation and she loved it. her kids are gonna come to church with aura on sunday.
sabado im gonna be real it was one of the worst days on my mission. every one of our citas fell and holy we walked for like 5 hours straight contacting being rejected over and over. and by the end my comp got bit by a dog. thankfully it was super soft and didnt break skin or hurt her but yeah not a fun day.
domingo consuelo came to church!!! it was so cute we picked her up and took her to the meetings and she loved it. i hope she comes next week.in church we had a lesson on prayer and she piped in that she prays before everything even before she bathes herself. we thought that was funny she is like 70 and adorable. then we broke our fast with a great guatemalan feast of beans eggs tortillas platanos and guac. sooo good and im glad i learned to make it all.
this week me and my comp talked alot about the will of god this week. we dont pray to change the will of God but to align ourselves with GOds will. knocking doors and praying they will open the door or stuff like that but man i wouldnt change my time here on the mission for anything. i love being here! im soooo blessed
i hope you have a good week and find opportunities to do missionary work in your everyday life even if its sharing a small prinicple or an act of kindness.
love you all