Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year's In the DR

well this week was good the work was kinda hard because  it was New Years and the people here like to drink. New Years Eve and then on New Years day no one works but also no one wants to listen to us ha but we tried, for New Years we had fun we had some other misisonaries come stay Thr night at our place but New Years Eve we ate with this family that we are teaching then we left and went to Villa Olga (my last area) but we were only there for little and we met up with two other misssionaries then we caught a taxi back to our house and just hung out at our house and went to bed really late but it was good its weird thinking that i will be at my house the end of this year......The work here in this area is alright i am really trying to strengthen this area because when i got here the only investigators we really had were girls so when i got here i told my comp after 3 days that we need to find new people so we have been trying and focusing on families, we had to drop the girls we were teaching because they were not progressing and their intentions were not right.  But now our church starts at 8 so the investigators didnt want to come this last sunday cuz its to early but we are really hoping that they can wake up and get to church even though its at 8.
Well these next 8 months are going to fly by i just hope that not to fast cuz i got a lot more to learn before i get home into the REAL WORLD haha

con amor

i love you mom  i am so thankful for the  great example you have been in my life and i just wanted you to know that .
this was the part i liked the best from a talk I read by President Hinckley

Long ago I worked for one of our railroads whose tracks threaded the passes through these western mountains. I frequently rode the trains. It was in the days when there were steam locomotives. Those great monsters of the rails were huge and fast and dangerous. I often wondered how the engineer dared the long journey through the night. Then I came to realize that it was not one long journey, but rather a constant continuation of a short journey. The engine had a powerful headlight that made bright the way for a distance of 400 or 500 yards. The engineer saw only that distance, and that was enough, because it was constantly before him all through the night into the dawn of the new day.
The Lord has spoken of this process. He said: “That which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness.
“That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day” 
And so it is with our eternal journey. We take one step at a time. In doing so we reach toward the unknown, but faith lights the way. If we will cultivate that faith, we shall never walk in darkness.

maybe someday you can use this or share it with someone i love you mommy

For a missionary mom, this is the best medicine ever, I love my missionary boy.  8 more months, he comes home