OH Also, Hermano Miguel from Loma Linda, aka my grandpa in the mission, bought us (Hna Moreno, Hna Monson, Hna Palmer, Hna Rodriguez, and me. All the missionaries that visited him that were transfered) all tres leche cake covered in caramel and little gifts. It was seriously one of the nicest things ever, especially because we are all out of Loma Linda. Hermano Miguel is one of reminders I have about how amazing this work is. His life has completely changed, and he is so much happier now than before.
ALSO, we got onto the bus today to go back to the house after a meeting, and three guys got on after us with a speaker. The guys started playing music and rapping! It was all improvised and it was so cool! They recognized us as missionaries and talked about us in the rap. They said some good things about us. They were really good. It was the first time this ever happened to me on my mission. Somethings just take you by surprise, but they just make you laugh, so it just makes your day better.
I was reading in Jacob 4 in the Book of Mormon one day this week and something hit me. In the first verse Jacob talks about how it's hard to write in the language of his people, but later verse 3 he says that he rejoices in writing because it's something he knows will bless his children with joy in their lives. God commanded his prophets, his chosen servants to lead his children here in the Earth, to write the scriptures so that we can have joy in our lives, but this type of joy will not fade away, this is a type of joy that will keep growing and be everlasting. When we live the gospel, we will have joy in our lives. I know this is true. I have felt it in my life, and that is the reason I am here: to help others have this everlasting joy in their lives. I invite all of you to read the scriptures and remember how amazing it is that we have them in our lives, remember all the people that sacrificed so much, so that we could have these in our lives. It happened because God loves us and He wants us to come back to Him.
I love y'all!