Friday, June 24, 2016

Equally Yoked

Hola Familia!

It's hard to write in English. I haven't spoken it or had a conversation with someone in a WHILE. The language is almost second nature now. I can understand a lot and can talk fluidly without thinking. 

I’ve learned a lot this week about patience and charity and a lot about "practice what you preach" aka humility :)

Not to get too trunky.... I want to talk a little bit about something I’ve heard all my life.


Duh right? I remember many FHE lessons and discussions that talked about this. It’s obvious right? Yet before the mission, I didn’t give it much thought... yeah, yeah, “marry a guy who has a strong testimony and get married in the temple.” Happily ever after.

Here right now, with this cambio, I testify of the importance of marrying somebody who has the same level of conversion as you do.

Como dice el título (as the title says), we need to be equally yoked. My comp and I are not equally yoked. It is so hard to focus on teaching and following the Spirit when He is not invited because of the actions of your partner. It is really hard to be obedient when your comp doesn’t want to be and you have to be with her 24/7. I can only imagine how much harder it would be to be obedient when you have an eternal comp that, for example, watches TV on Sunday, or doesn’t study his scriptures every day.

I’m not sure if this makes any sense, but I hope you guys will be able to learn for yourselves the importance of choosing someone who is as converted as you are. We must be equally yoked or someone is going to be miserable... 

Umm.... some things that have happened... Our house has mold in the bathroom and in another room.  *Thanks elders* We have to move houses, which means that while we are walking and knocking we have to keep our eyes open for houses for rent. Hopefully we can find something this week. We also have to talk to our landlord about the contract and make a new contract with the new landlord once we find the house. Our landlord is a member and the missionaries have been living here for 15 plus years. I’m worried that she is going to get offended... 

Hahaha so this Sunday, we were listening to a talk during Sacrament meeting and a woman of 50 years walked into the room and sat in the back. A few minutes later she stood and raised her hand and shouted, “I have a question!” Hahaha one of the priesthood leaders escorted her out to answer her question. Apparently she is a member of another barrio but goes around to all the wards and does this. She’s crazy. 

Other than that.... we had intercambios (exchanges with other missionaries) this week and was awesome! I hope I’m comps someday with my hermana leader because we got along soo well. It was a great break from everything and I felt so relaxed and happy for the first time in a while.

Keep reading your scriptures. Keep going out with the missionaries. Keep loving like Christ.

les quiero mucho!!!

Punta Arenas

I was near Valdivia 4 weeks ago... now I'm near Rey Felipe... crazy


all the pengüins were at the end of the dock...

surf's up!

looking out at Tierra del Fuego. Antartica is to my right

The Strait of Magellan

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