Monday, July 17, 2017

2017.07.17 Week 58 - Lots of doors slammed

This week was really great. We found a lot more exito (success) and more people to teach. It was my turn to get bit by a dog, but I'm fine. I got bit in the arm. Both the Elders also got bit by dogs this week. My companion's half of a wisdom-tooth started hurting her so we went to the hospital. SHE GOT A SHOT IN THE BOOTYYYYY. I just laughed and laughed and laughed.

I gave a talk in our ward. I invited everyong to stop living up to the potential of hormigas (ants). The only way we can do this is by one, realizing that we are God's children, and two, doing stuff that children of God should and can do. So basically, the only way to not be an hormiga, is to study and apply the scriptures to your life. It is in the scriptures that we learn that we are God's children and also where we learn what we need to be doing to llegar a ser como El (become like Him).

This week was funny because we got a lot of doors slammed and a lot of excuses....

"NO NONONONONONONONONO"

"Sorry, I can't, I'm cooking noodles right now."

"UGGGGGGH, NOOOO."

"I don't have time, my kid is using the bathroooom."

"Sorry, there is food in the oven. It's really complicated for me."

"We are eating, so no."

"My wife is showering, so I don't have time."

"I'm busy." x300

"I'm hurried." x70098

Overall a great week. Love you all. Read your scriptures. Don't be ants.

Overall a great week. Love you all. Read your scriptures. DOn{t be ants.

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017.07.10 Week 57 - mud filled streets of Senillosa

It was a horrible week. Literally horrible. If anyone thinks that going on a mission is all rainbows and butterflies you are completely mistaken. I started out by having the flu for the first half. My blessed Hermanas Lideres still made us come for intercambios (exchanges) so then I got to take a bus to their area, STANDING for 2 hours, because this country isn't really what you would call gentlemanly, with the flu. We got there and shockingly I didn't just heal, so we couldn't even leave the pension in intercambios. Headed back to our area. Still had the flu. Still had the flu. Still had the flu.

Still sort of have the flu....

Anyway, we are now working again, but not really finding anyone. It got to the point on Sunday that I knelt down and prayed and just cried. I did not leave my home and family to come and share the gospel with the mud filled streets of Senillosa. I came to share it with people. I prayed that I would be able to see the hand of God in my life and be more grateful.

... minutes pass...

My companion locks us out of our pension.

I am serious. We got locked out. And then here comes the miracle. The window is broken. I reach in and am trying to get the keys, but they are way to far away. The curtains happen to also be broken so we use the palo (rod) from the curtains to knock the keys out of the door. Move them closer to the window, but we still can't get them. A MIRACLE happens and my companion finds a tiny piece of contact paper in her scriptures, we put it on the palo but the keys were too heavy for it. We obviously already prayed by this point. I take off my name tag, connect it with the contact paper, and we fish the keys out of our pension with the magnet. GOD IS REAL!

It was a pretty crazy experience, but it was enough for me to see that God really is looking out for the two missionaries who only walk around in mud, for what seems like forever. I am very grateful for a loving Father in Heaven who is never going to forget us, even in the dumb things.

In other news, I am now not only a certified nurse but also a certified dentist. My companion's wisdom tooth hole was bothering her so I went to take a look at it. She got her wisdom tooth out a few months ago in the mission. Between a flashlight and a small mirror shoved halfway down her throat, we are at the conclusion that this genius surgeon left half of her wisdom tooth in her mouth. Thanks dude, we love you.

Hope you all have a fantastic week. Remember that God is looking out for you even in the little little little things. He loves you even if you are passing through a rough moment.








Monday, July 3, 2017

2017.07.03 Week 56 - Good news. Weird news. Bad news.

Good week. Kinda weird. Kinda bad.

Good news, green card elder got emergency transferred out of our area.

Good news, today we are finally going to buy a mirror for our pensión (apartment). I have no idea what I have looked like for the past 3 weeks.

Good news, we had interviews with President this week and he gave me a lot of great counsel.

Weird news, we just found out the other elder here is going home tomorrow. His companion that has been here for about three days, is also leaving the area.

Weird news, in the blessing President gave me in my interview, he talked about how I need to start prepping now to get married. Ummmm, what? Give me a break for two seconds ehhh.

Bad news, my companion got bit by a dog....in the back of her knee.

Good news, I am basically a certified nurse and thanks to the great first aid kit from Aunt Stephanie the problem was dealt with relatively quickly, and with limited blood.

Bad news, according to my calculations we have contacted about 400 people in these last few weeks...of these 400, nobody cares about God.

Good news, we are just gonna keep working anyway with faith that God is preparing people to listen to our mensaje (message).

Have a great week. Read the Book of Mormon everyday. Pray every day. Go to church every week. These little things are going to make all of the difference in your lives.


CIAO

Hermana Farr