What a week!
This week has been such a week of stress... but SO much growth... what are missionaries without a little stress, keeps it real eh?
But life is great. I now know what way is north and south and can get back to the pension with no problems... so that`s some serious progress! I really do love San Juan, the people here are so happy and for the most part really open!
I continue to absolutely LOVE the ward here. Pretty much every single day this week we had a member come with us! Makes such a difference. We have two investigators with a baptismal date (Miriam and Valeria) and are progressing well! It`s so exciting to see them progressing along and learning to love the scriptures.
This week we also extended the baptismal invitation to Maria (a cute little elderly woman) and her grandkids. We started the lesson just her and us and when we opened our eyes after the opening prayer... her three grandkids were there and wanted to listen. So precious. They are adorable. Hopefully we can get their parents on board too! But I love seeing how kids are the key!
This week we had Zone conference.... I LOVE Zone Conference. President Goates is so amazing and always says exactly what we need to hear. He talked a lot about humility and obedience and how the combination of the two increases our faith. He used an example that I LOVE.
He explained that this is not OUR work, but the work of the Lord. He shared a little Isiah... "Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith? Shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? As if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself as if it were no wood!" (2 Nephi 20:15)
Whenever we admire a beautiful newly built home, we generally think "wow... that builder, architect did such a nice job. We don`t think about the ax or the saw that were used to build the home, we compliment the architect. In reality we as missionaries/members are just tools... (haha) a rusty ax... a dull saw... but HE uses US as imperfect as we are to perform mighty miracles. The glory is never ours, but His. He is the grand Architect who has a plan and is patient with us as we help him build Mansions and bring souls unto him :) What a blessing we have to be a part of this mighty work!
Con Amor, Hermana Matheson
Hermana P-Day.... San Juan Sistas.
Our favorite Mexican friend, Rocio! She`s here studying and I just love her to death. I have already half convinced her to come to USU :) haha
Our friends from Salta! Mariel and Miriam!
SELFIE. I love this ward. Crazy Relief Society.