I love you so much. I hope that you know that. :) You are all the best ever. Mom and Dad, thank you so much for being such excellent examples to me of faith and diligence in the Gospel. I love you. Also, Dad, did your message on the Howie Carr Show Chump Line get played? Maybe you already told me in your email, but I´m going to read that after I write. How have you all been? And will somebody PLEASE tell me how Sunkist is????!!! Thanks,
Here in Guayaquil, we have been working wicked hard to talk to EVERYONE! We have investigadors who are awesome, but then they don`t come to church, or they don´t read, etc. So we´ve been trying hard to find new people to teach. We have this one family who is great. The dad got baptized a loooooong time ago, and has been inactive ever since. The mom and daughter are wonderful and love having us come teach them, but weren't able to come to church this Sunday. We´re a little worried about what happened with her, because she seemed really distant when we visited her on Saturday, but with faith she´ll keep progressing and preparing herself for baptism. This work is crucial and life-changing. Also, the mom of this family taught me how to make corviches, so hopefully I can make them when I get home.
Also, I´m pretty sure I´m being transferred to Santa Rosa. This is the last cambio before the splitting of the missions, and I´m staying in Guayaquil South. Also, I´m pretty sure I´m going to be the senior companion, but we still have to see...BAH! I know that I´ll definitely need God´s help to lift me to the level I need to be at in order to have success, and I´ll definitely be seeking that help in all that I do.
This week, we had interviews with Presidente Montalti, and after, he gave Hna. Pérez permission to go to the temple to buy new garments. While we were there, we stepped inside the temple and I felt such peace come over me. I know the temple is the house of God. Without a doubt. I love that here on earth we can feel the spirit so strong. It is important that we always remain worthy to enter that holy house and always attend so we can receive that spirit siempre. The Spirit will never lead us astray. It will always testify of truths and help us make good decisions when we are worthy to have the Spirit. But remember that it`s in the little things that we stay strong: reading the scriptures, praying, and going to church. I can´t say it enough.
The other day, someone asked me if I was from Spain. My hair every day is getting blonder and blonder, and my skin is getting tanner and tanner. I´m not myself anymore. But don´t worry, my inward change is for the better.
I know the church is true without a doubt in my mind. I know Christ lives and loves us. Por medio de su Expiación, podemos ser limpios del pecado. I love the Gospel with all my heart and I love preaching it to God´s children.
Con oraciones de amor,
P.S. Picture of Piedad`s baptism!