so..............this is what it feels like to pass your year mark on the mission...............i feel like im trying not to fall off of a cliff just because i dont want to reach the ground so fast, but someone already pushed me 3 months ago and i didnt realize it because i thought i was flying but actually im falling.
in summary, time is FLYING (aka, falling off a cliff)
This week we got rejected by so many people who had so much potential, who perfectly understood what we were teaching, but decided not to accept it, and it was so sad :´(
BUT i read a talk/letter this week that may or may not have changed my WHOLE mission. It's called "The Ricciardi Letter" and i reccommend that EVERYONE especially EVERY MISSIONARY OR ALMOST MISSIONARY READ IT!! It is an elder talking about his trainer, and all the crazy, bold, things he did and how much he learned from him, and it is AMAZING! Ive learned SO much this week putting into pratice what he says, how we CANNOT take rejection personally, because it will lessen our faith and our willingness to work hard for what we want! We need to take every rejection as a sign that God really IS guiding us, because he loves us enough to test or strength, our capacity to withstand, and when we are humbled, HE STRENGHTENS US!
these are the kind of things i couldve ONLY learned on a mission, and not on any mission, THIS mission, MY mission. I am SO grateful for the decision I made a little more than two years ago to serve our Savior, to be a reprenstative of him. Ive learned that being a disciple of Jesus Christ doesnt mean that everyone will love you, because not everyone loved him. In fact, when he was here, only a few did. But being His servant means that we learn how to LOVE those IN SPITE of them not loving us, accepting us.
okay so the work is being kind of difficult, but im still here, finding joy in the journey :)
1. MY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON THE MISSION WOOHOO IM OLD NOW
2. SO I ATE PIZZA FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A WHOLE YEAR IM SO DEPRIVED (just kidding)
3. i love chacos and the scriptures
4. FAMILY HOME EVENING SELFIE
5. me and a water thermic (spellcheck?) statue we found today!