I think I would need to serve a mission for the rest of my life to learn all the things I need to...however I know that a mission is a time to construct and fortelecer a foundation for the rest of your life.
The mission I am learning is not a race but a time to learn to walk with the spirit. A person can sprint through the day and check boxes, but in the end leave the spirit behind. I am so thankful I am learning that I am nothing without the spirit. The gift of tongues is truely a gift. The other day my companion mentioned to me that in the lessons my spanish is a lot better than outside of lessons. Heavenly Father supports the missionaries because this is His work.
This week I have been thinking a lot about charity. How Christ never built up walls to protect Himself while He was persecuted and refrained His love. But He continued to succor and love people even though it would mean that He would suffer in the end. We are nothing without charity, and it is a attribute we can have with us always.
We had a experience really special the other day. We were had picked a street to contact, old investigadores on, we were not having too much success, but we noticed a abuelita and her daughter sitting on a bench in a plaza. My companion thought we should go talk to them so we did. We then noticed that the daughter was crying and the mother was obviously upset. They accepted the oportunity to converse with us. In the end we were able to teach them in the plaza about the atonement and to pray with them. During this time, a random guy joined us and said that he always liked to participate in the word of God. I am not sure what will happen with these people...but I KNOW that we were guided to them.
PS. Going to spend p day in a home of a menos activo and my companion is going to teach us how to cook Aji de Gallina (popular dish in Peru) whoot whoot.
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