So this week we found some more people to teach and some of our investigators are starting to really progress. We are teaching Rebecca right now, and spanish is her second language; she grew up speaking one of the indigenous languages here, so we struggle together to speak spanish. Anyways she has 3 kids, and for some reason, her 2 little girls love me. I think it's my hair because they like to play with it while I'm teaching. The older one of the two gave me a little toy thing that you find in cereal boxes. It was so cute of her!
We are also teaching Griselda right now, and everytime I teach her, I feel the Spirit so strong. She still won't accept a baptism date, but she is reading the Book of Mormon everyday. She said she likes it more and more everyday, and that she doesn't know how she would answer the invitation to baptism the next time we ask because she really feels like the things we are saying are true. She even marks her scriptures when we share one that she likes.
Oh! So yesterday, we were eating at a member's house, and they pull out these peanuts, and they are basically the closest thing I've seen to boiled peanuts that aren't boiled peanuts. They weren't as soft as boiled peanuts and they had more of a vinegar taste. However, it made me miss home a bit because boiled peanuts are just so dang good. Also I started making a list of the things here that are weird because I'm starting to get so used to it that I don't recognize this stuff as weird anymore. An example is that dogs are literally everywhere here, on the roof, in the road, on the balcony, underneath parked cars, just everywhere.
I love being here and being a missionary! It's hard, but I'm starting to really love this ward and the people here. The members are so nice and are always willing to help us. A lot of the people we talk with are also super nice, and they give us water or coke to drink because it's so hot. This last week hasn't been as hot as it has been, it's still hot, but it's not as bad as before. So that's nice, since we are basically outside all day.
I've been studying the story of Job, because I decided I needed to be more patient, and I figured Job was a pretty good example of being patient and staying faithful in difficulty. One of the things I noticed is that Job really loved the Lord, and that's what helped him stay faithful and patient. I realized that in order to be more patient I need to love the people here more, and I've really seen a difference in how I see the people here. I know God loves the people here, and I know that He wants me to love them too. Remember that God loves you and sent His Son because of this love. I would like to invite all of you to do something this week that shows your love for God and the people around you. As you show this love, you'll feel it grow even stronger!
Until next week!