Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 28, 2015

Well Everyone! I don't really have time to write a huge email because of the crazy day today!! BUT SOMETHING REALLY COOL HAPPENED!!!!!!
So today is Change day!! YES I GOT CHANGED!! With the impression that i have made on president, President has decided to change me to Santo Domingo, Hereria!!! But the awesome part is...I Am opening an area!!!! Its gonna be sweet but really difficult!...HOWEVER! THERE IS MORE!! I Didn't receive a new companion because.............I AM TRAINING!!!!!!!! I finally am going to have a son! I'M A DAD NOW!!!! So right now I'm in my area with another Elder that is going to train, but on Wednesday, I will be having lunch with President and will get my kid!! I'M SO EXCITED BUT REALLY NERVOUS!! :D Pray for me because it is going to be stressful! The best thing is I'm in the same part of the country as the TEMPLE!!!! Its part of my Zone!! These passed 11 months have been crazy!! But its getting better and more stressful ;) I love you all so much!!! Have a great week!

Monday, September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015

Hola mis queridos amigos y familia!
This week was so hard. Not the work as much as the stress! My health is just fine. My tonsils have bettered with the good old help of Listerine. My skin, like always itches every morning and so it kills me to shower. I know without a doubt that the Lord is testing me physically! I know that he loves me and wants me to become someone better. There are days when I feel like I'm not giving my all because of the stress and how hard it is. I know that everyday there is a chance to make changes and become better. Something my zone leaders asked me was, "What miracle did you see today?" Everyday I try to do something different. I know I'm not the best missionary here in Costa Rica. I'm learning so many things that I never even thought of before. But, that is just the thing... I am learning, I am being tried and tested, I have been given this opportunity to use the atonement and learn about my savior. The work is hard, sometimes I think, if my investigators won't progress, then I need to! I have a very strong testimony of this gospel and the miracles that it brings. One of the things we need to memorize as missionaries is " All victory and glory is brought to pass unto you through your diligence, faithfulness, and prayers of faith."(D&C 103:36) 
The mission is the hardest thing I've ever done, but at the same time, I will be eternally grateful for the things I learn! I love you all!! Read D&C 103! Its great! I hope you all had a great week! I will keep praying for you all!! Les Amo!!

We went to the windmills in my area. Also, we found a new pet!!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7, 2015

Hello everyone!!!!!! How was your week? Here in Costa Rica its hot, humid, and fun! I think the best thing that happened this week was when I went to the temple!! It was so beautiful. I hadn't gone in 9 months and now I can actually understand the Spanish. I took my patriarchal blessing into the celestial room and read it. I felt the spirit so strong. I sat there with Elder Tullis and Elder Stott and just soaked in the spirit (and the air conditioning). I got to see Elder Dale. He is now a zone leader in Liberia Guanacaste. It was so great to go to the temple. We also went to the temple store and bought some movies and books. I am so grateful for the temple here on the earth. I never thought I would have a hunger or need for the temple this much. I now appreciate it more than ever. It's my favorite place to be.
So something cool also happened this week. Finally, zone La Sabana got divided into 2 zones! I am now part of zone Escazu and actually AGAIN, a district leader!! But this time for Escazu which includes the zone leaders, sister training leaders, and the secretaries. So I'm a district leader again. I had to do a baptismal interview for one of the secretaries whom I did not pass because she was totally not ready for baptism. She had been drinking coffee the day of. 
So yesterday at church, we were getting ready to start! I looked out the window to see if any more investigators were coming and I saw something I wasn't expecting! President Laboriel and his wife pulled up in their car and came to our church yesterday!! It was cool! Different, but cool!
So sometimes, being companions with the nurse has its ups and downs. On Saturday night one of the sisters in our zone had an anxiety attack and had to go to the hospital. So yesterday, my comp and I went to her area so my comp could see what was going on. The Zone Leaders and sister training leaders showed up and we gave her a priesthood blessing. She is in really bad condition and unfortunately will be going home today or tomorrow. Her name is Sister Amador from Honduras. Pray for her please:) 
I am doing great here in Santa Ana. I am having fun and suffering !:) Every once in a while I have some bad days, but I know that Heavenly Father knows me personally and is watching over me! I love you all!! I hope you have a great week!! Your scripture for this week is- 3 Nephi 19:22-33!!! I love you all!