Monday, February 22, 2016
Week 88 ~~~~
Hi mother, so I have some really good news, I can watch your graduation, so I will be watching on saturday just for you :). So that is one. Things over here in my area are progressing very nicely. My investigators are getting there, and I honestly believe that we should start baptizing here very soon. My new companion is very very humble. Its funny because I am a little stressed, but my area is looking alright here.
I am super super happy to hear that you are going to be able to have a graduation party. Its wonderful for what you have done, when do you get the results back?
In regards to things here, it is super super difficult to be able to help someone to learn the things in the mission. My companion is awesome, but people in general tend to think that teaching is just talking, and it so isnt. There is no reason why anyone should ever lose attention while someone is teaching. It is true that a lot of the responsibility for teacing falls on the students desire tto learn, but anyone, no matter how dumb can learn, and a good teacher is the key. That being said, its really really hard for me to help Elder Garcia to learn this.
I went on divisions with the zone leaders this week, and I just felt so very very guilty. I decided to like lay in bed and talk with one of my buddies until 1115 when I should have been sleeping at 1030. I just felt really really bad, how can I possibly ask for Heavenly Father to give me to spirit if I break rules like that. That means my investigators suffer, it just made me feel really really selfish. That being said, I really did enjoy my time with my buddy, he actually did get into liberty square, the lucky duck! But its cool to know how many guys from here in teh mission I will be with there at BYU.
I talked with President the other day and learned some interesting things. First off despite what anyone believes, evil spirits do not possess people. Everyone here in MExico whenever anything weird happens thinks that the person is possessed. They actually scared me a little bit about one of our investigators, but as Hagrid would say, cadswallup.The other thing that I learned today was that we can never be fearful. I dont know if I ever told you guys, but he told me a story about his kid during Christmas. His son was terrified of Santa, so what President did was, he grabbed his kid by the collar, grabbed a stuffed santa and forced them together, and his kid was screaming bloody murder until he realized that nothign bad happened, and President told him to hug Santa, and from then on his son gave him huge lists. One of the things we learned was that we have to hug ourr fears. He talked to us about how so many of the missionaries are so afraid of getting married or dating when they get back, even those who were great missionaries, and really strongly warned us against that.
I was talking with my ward mission leader and something really interesting to me was whether or not we should pass by for investigators. Its funny because the ones who progress honestly go on their own. Those who dont progress, dont go on their own. I try passing by for them, but it honestly made me feel super conflicted. So who knows what I will decide to do. I keep going forward, and hope I will keep learning here!
love you mom