I am honestly really really greaetful for the oportunity that we have to listen to conference and understand what our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ want to say to us hoy en día.
I was particuraly touched by the talk by Elder Russell M. Nelson sobre The Sabbath Day. This is something that people really just dont seem to understand. Or if they understand it they dont think that it is important. I am really glad for the sabbath day. Right now it is easy to keep it holy because I am a missionary, but when I get home I will definitly be changing a lot of things that I used to do on Sundays before I came on the mission. I didnt realize that they were not acceptable but now I understand fully the sabbath day I will be chaning quite a bit.
Various people asked me today how I feel about the fact that I am going to hit my halfway mark in the mission this week. I would like to share the following response. I have taken it as an excerpt from and email that I wrote to another one of my friends who so kindly did not remind me of how old I am getting in the mission.
I will hit my half way mark this week, and as I look back on it I dont understand where the time has gone. I feel like just yesterday I was balling my eyes out leaving your apartment for the last time. I love this place and these people so much. I could try and describe it with words but it isnt really possible. The undying love I have for these people is unreal. I have cried a lot, learned a lot more, and lost a lot of sleep that I will never be able to get back. I come home tired every single day, my feet hurt, my back is out of place, and I have had cold water thrown at me, lemons thrown at me, and the cat calls that come just because I am white and think I dont understand are unreal. With that being said, I wouldnt change a second of it. I am not the person I was when I left. But more importantly I have seen the gospel change the lives of so many people in ways that are undescribable. I doubted if I really should have come from the seccond I got my mission call... untill about 3 weeks after I got here. I am more happy with this decision that I have been with any other decision I have ever made. This was the best decision I have ever made.
So that is my answer. I am sad to hit my halfway mark. I dont want it to come yet. I feel like I just got here, and I am not ready to leave. I still have a long way to go. So don´t ask me if I am "excited to come home beacuse I will almost be done" because my answer is no. I am not excited. I honestly dont even think about home that much. I dont think about what I will do when I get there. I am focused on my work, THE LORD'S WORK and I am happy doing it.
I learned how to make tortillas this week so I thought I would send a picture of my first ever tortilla. Because seeing as I am an expert not (haha) there probably wont be anymore ugly ones.
So just one more thing before I go. Today in my personal study I was reading a talk in a Liahona by Elder Holland and he quoted something by someone that I dont remember who it was, but I really liked the quote.
"A mathematical sum incorrectly worked can be put right; but only by going back until you find the problem and then working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on. Evil can be undone, but it can never 'develop' into good. Time does not heal it. The spell must be undone."
Marinate on that for a while. It gets ya thinking.
Have a great week and I love all yall!
Just some random pictures