So this week my comp and I got kind of sick! It was a great experience and I’ll tell you why. I and Elder Reyes Leyva try really hard to be obedient, because obedience brings blessings and STRICT obedience brings miracles. We need blessings and right now we definitely need some miracles, but on Monday we weren’t super obedient. We were being a little lazy, we didn’t really study the full time we needed to….anyway we let our guard down a little bit. Then we both started to get a fever and sore stomachs and achiness, all the same symptoms at exactly the same time.Tuesday we felt like garbage. So we talked about it, trying to figure out why this is happening and what we can do to fix it. So Tuesday we worked as hard as we could and prayed super hard too. We were punctual and put in a full effort. Wednesdaywe woke up and felt absolutely perfect. I am learning that we will receive blessings if we are obedient. I am happy to say that my companion and I have been working very hard to be obedient this week because we saw what happens when you’re not!
This week was pretty great and went by fast too. We had a house check and got a 10 out of 10. They said that besides the sisters, our house is one of the cleanest of all the missionaries!! It was awesome. We also taught a family home evening to 6 different families. It was a great lesson. We taught about the plan of salvation and how short but important our life here on earth is. The lesson ended kind of late and we were out in the middle of nowhere so we had to run. We needed a taxi in order to be home on time and keep up our obedience steak. So out in the middle of nowhere, while running, we prayed for a taxi and sure enough…… BOOM…..taxi. It was amazing. Sad to say though, that in the rush to get home on time, the phone fell out of my pocket, so we had to buy and new one with our own money…..so that was fun.
Luis is doing great. Last week he was in Tuxtla but he’s home now and like usual, he’s reading and loves the gospel... he just needs to come to church!!! Why is that such a problem here?! Stake Conference was on Sunday and everything went pretty great with the piano and the choir. It was a great conference and it was nice to talk with president and his new assistants. We met with Adan again that day after conference. He told us the he hasn’t drank alcohol since we first met with him. I love that guy. He always says "Somos hermanos en Christo" We’re brothers in Christ. We taught him about the word of wisdom and without a single problem said he would live the commandments. Such a great guy! I just hope he will come to church. It was a great week, it was a hard week, and it was a week where I learned a lot of important principles.
Thanks for all your prayers and letters. I love every single one of them. I love and miss you all so much.