I am in a pretty good mood today and I have got plenty of time so I may write a lot. I still haven't quite decided.
First, I hope all is going well. I love you all.
Embarrassing moment: This week has been full of them.... but FULL! It turns out that I am better at embarrassing myself in a city with lots of people than I am in a small town. One example, yesterday we were having a lesson with a recent convert in a store that she works in and a bunch of gringos walk in... Grecia is a big touristy town for some reason... and they start talkin to the member in english and she just looks at me with these huge eyes of terror and tells me to ask them what they want. So I kindly translate for her and tell her that he is trying to buy sunglasses and then she tells me that that are 5,900 colones and that they come with the box and that they have a lifetime warranty and so forth. So I look at this Canadian man directly in the eye and tell him exactly when she just told me... In spanish. I didnt even realize that I was speaking spanish until he goes, "yeah... thats helpful" and then I was like, oh my gosh I am so sorry. haha
Now, I do have some fun things to say.
I was listening to music from EFY the other day... well we listen to the same thing every day but one of the songs caught my attention. It says something to the effect of things might get rough but just remember that there is someone who loves you more than you could ever know. I got to thinking... because honestly it is so true. Especially in the mission. To be completely honest, it is a whole lot of suck and disappointment every day with the occasional ray of sunshine that makes you see why it is all worth it. I see miracles every day, but believe me when I ay that I have to work really hard to remember the good parts at the end of the day. I love my mission. I love Costa Rica. I love the Ticos. but more days than not, the only thing that gets me through the day is knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me and is proud of me. Knowing that my savior knows exactly how I feel.
I once found a quote in the july 2014 liahona that says something to the effect of or savior was beaten and hated and spit on and many other things to defend the truth, and it is our sacred pleasure to stand by his side and take a beating for what we are sharing.
Next, I just wanted to share this with all of you because a member here that we are teaching drew me a picture of a koala bear and its freaking adorable.
Annnddd... now I am almost out of time because the computer keeps freezing when I try to load pictures, so here is a picture of Yamil's baptism on Saturday. He will kill me for this but I dont really care that much. :)
Here is my companion and I this morning
The photo in her camera was better but I didn't feel like downloading it
The last photo that my lovely mother is going to insert is of me and 2 members and 1 investigator in the park the other night. dont worry, my companion and another woman are behind the camera :)