In other news, we were looking for someone who wasn't baptized, and their whole family was inactive. When we knocked on the gate of the whole, a old lady comes out and exclaims, "Oh my angels! I thank God that He has sent you to me!" She is a member, but she can't walk far and doesn't have a car, so she doesn't go to church. The things she did were so funny. I don't even really know how to describe her. She was super happy to see us though.
There were also a lot of soldiers out this week looking for people who are called malitos, basically people that belong to a drug cartel. I'm not used to seeing the soldiers yet, so it's always a little frightening to see a bunch of guys in riot gear with huge guns strapped on their backs, riding around in a truck. But nothing happened, so that's good.
We found two families to teach this week. In one of the families, the mom literally said, "because our bodies are temples..." What?! The only people I've heard use that are mormons! My companions and I are excited to start teaching her. Also, when we were teaching the mom of the other family we found, I tried really hard to listen and understand what was being said, and I understood more than usual! When it was my turn to talk, I actually didn't know what I wanted to say because I was only focused on listening and not my response. Then, an idea just popped into my head of what I needed to talk about. I know it was the Spirit helping me out, because my spanish wasn't as painfully horrible as usual.
So this week was kind of hard, but I'm super motivated to make this next week amazing. On Sunday, none of our investigators went to church again, and we invited two big families and all of our investigators. During the Sacrament, I was praying because I didn't know what we were doing wrong and what we needed to change to have success and help others come unto Christ. After I finished my prayer, I remembered that the topic to study this week was patience and humility. It hit me that I wasn't trusting in the Lord's timing, and I wanted things my way, not the Lord's way. I know that as I trust in God, that I will not fail, because when we do things the Lord's way, we have His support. I know that when we build our lives upon the foundation of Christ, we will never fall.
P.S. To answer questions: No my companion Hermana Monson is not related to Thomas S. Monson, thought our mission president jokes about it. I share a really old school phone with my companions and we only have a certain number of minutes, but considering half our investigators don't have phones, it works out. La canicula, the hot hot season, lasts until the end of august. September is still hot, but there is a bunch of rain, and apparently in october it starts to get cold. And yes, siestas are a real thing. A lot of people here don't wake up til 11 or 12, and have the big meal of the day at 2. After 2 until 6 no one is out of their house, because it's so hot. A lot of people take a nap after they eat. Sometimes, I wonder how anything gets done, but I think people stay up really late here.