How are you all doing?!?! I am doing super duper well!!! So crazy to be writing my last letter home. It hasnt really felt like I was going home until this morning when I woke up!!! Time has flown by. I love you all soo much.
This week was great. We got to do lots of service this week. We went to the bishops house twice and got to haul piles of dirt around, def reminded me of the good old days working for Dad and Grandpa, especially when the Bishop´s wife came out AFTER we had already finished and said that thats not how she wanted it done. Grandma would never do that :) hahaha It was lots of fun. Felt good to get dirty and sweaty again. I really liked it because all the neighbors came over and were like wow this american really knows how to work. Everyone thought that americans didnt know how to work. It was pretty cool. I def got some blisters though because it had been awhile since I had shoveled. The Bishop here is amazing. A very humble loving guy. Hes kinda shy and out spoken but has a great love for everyone. Last Monday we did a noche de hogar (family home evening) with his family and we made some banana bread and shared a message together. I wish I had more time to work her with him and his family. They really trust us and see that we are here to help him and everyone to progress in the Gospel. As we were sharing in the Family Home Evening the Bishops wife told us that she really appreciated us and she said that she was going to miss having us around and that it had been along time since there had been missionaries like us in the ward. It made me feel really good to know that people appreciate us.
Barbara is going well. We had been praying a lot so that she could get a job because she had absolutely no income and last friday when we went to her house she was going off to a job interview and she was so excited and happy that Heavenly Father had answered her prayers.
Yon is going well. He is going to get baptised on Friday. He is super stoked. We taught him the principal of tithing. I dont know if I already told you but he works on a water truck and wins about anywhere between 1.50 and 4 dollars a day 50 to 150 pesos.. His boss fired him when we told him he wouldnt work on Sundays but this week the guy gave him the job back. When we taught him about tithting who took 50 pesos out of his pocket and said I want to pay my tithing right now. We told him that he only needed to pay 10 percent and he said no I need the blessings of the Lord in my life. We explained to him that the Lord only wants 10 percent and thats enough but I just thought wow look at this joven. He made 75 pesos that day and wanted to give 50 to the Lord because he ¨needed the blessings of the Lord¨ He is a great example of faith.
Its people like him that make the mission sooo amazing. I cant believe two years have gone by. I have learned so much about God, life, love, and myself. I am so grateful for the oppurtunity I have had to serve. My testimony has been strengthen soo much. This morning I finished the Book of Mormon and the New Testament. I have learn to gain such a love for the scriptures. They truly are our guide from our Loving Heavenly Father so that we can increase our faith and so that we can understand more the Kingdom of Heaven. I love that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Without a doubt. I invite everyone who dont know it to read it and to pray about it and Heavenly Father will reveal unto them the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I know that Gods kingdom is here on the Earth again exactly how it was in the days of Christ. With prophets and apostoles. I know that the Plan of Salvation is perfect. God wants us to return to His presence and has given us this Plan to make it possible. Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receive the Holy Ghost and endure to the end leads us to Eternal life. He is a God of Miracles. I love how Moroni says it in the 7th chapter and Ether also in chapter 12 when they say that God is a God of Miracles because he never changes but if there are no more miracles it is because theres no faith. Be faithful and we will see miracles in our lives. I promise to all young men that if they serve a mission they too will grow to know these things with a surity. All need to go. It is an experience of a life time that will change your life. I love you all sooo much thanks for your love and support. I will see you next weds!!!
This sunday they will pickk me up and take me to the office and then monday we have to take a class at the institute and then tuesday the temple, interviews, and dinner at Presidents house and Weds at 4 am head to the airport!!!
love you all soo much