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I had some weird virus this week. Por eso I dont have a lot to say (because I had to be in the house). The sun and heat down here are especially hard on my body for some reason.
Hermana Gutierrez should be staying for most of the change! I dont know what is going to happen at the end of this change when she leaves for Brazil and leaves me companion-less but we will see. I think I will just go with the other hermanas in my ward and share our two areas for a week.
I wanted to talk a little bit about a quote I read this week! Marion G Romney said this (something like this) to President Packer: <You cant just tell them so that they understand, you need to tell them so they cannotmisunderstand.>
Ive been applying that in my teachings a lot lately. I do not appreciate missionaries who are little wishy washy hermanas or elders who dont want to hurt someones feelings by telling them they need to repent and come closer to Christ through means of baptism in the only church that has authority from God to baptize.
Im sorry, but isnt that what we are called to do? Preach REPENTANCE and the restored gospel of Christ with a voice of thunder. Think of Jesus and His example in the scriptures. He made people angry, because truth hurts. He didnt hold back. Think of Elder Holland. Does he hold anything back? no. y por eso he is one of the most beloved apostles. Im not saying to make people angry. But we need to be bold and direct with people so they cannot misunderstand.
I could go on all day about that quote. I have so much more to say about it. But right now just meditate its meaning for you.
Please pray that my companion and I can find more investigators. We sort of have almost no one. We are walking around talking to everyone and no one wants to meet with us. We visit the members and ask them for references and they tell us none of their friends want to meet with us. And Im just like. Thank you for all your support. Its really frustrating. The whole thing. We havent gotten to teach very much lately. And thats what Im good at, dangit!
Well we are still workin. Every day every moment. I know that there are people in this area for us to teach. Its just a long process sifting through people who say <ya voy a la iglesia> and <soy catolica> <ya tengo mi iglesia> and wont even let us share a liiiittle message about Jesus. THATS ALL WE WANT.
anyway. I miss you all and love you all. Have an amazing week!!
love, hermanita steele