Buenos Dias Padres!!!
April 4, 2011
One of the big things down here lately is the weather. You may think ‘he has said that before’, but it is way different now! The temperature made the jump from being kind of cold and rainy, to being 88 on April 1, and that isn’t any joke!! Can you imagine 88 in April? It doesn’t even get to 88 until about mid June! We will see if I survive a whole summer down here in St. George.
Well there was another random guy that we were teaching and we were just talking about missionary work and all the things that we sacrifice to come serve the Lord and he just was completely dumbfounded on why we did it. This guy has been in gangs his whole life, lived in the ghetto and been involved in drugs and all that stuff. After we explained everything about missionary work, he just kind of looked at us and said, "Guys I respect you a lot. You got more balls then I do to go out for two years and give up your whole life." I just thought that was pretty cool to see that some guy was testifying on how hard a mission is and that it truly is a sacrifice to come out and serve, and it may be a little more of a sacrifice for some then others.
We saw a lot of President this week. He was at the temple and he was also at our training meeting. He provided us with a lot of stuff to ponder and think about. He helped us see what we really needed to be doing in our areas and things like that. He is a man that lives by the Spirit. (The Mission President presides over 120 missionaries and has a BIG responsibility!)
I guess the main event from this whole week was General Conference. It was definitely a good one. But I mean I don’t know what of Conference isn’t good. I didn’t watch all of it in Spanish, but I did watch one session in Spanish. I could understand basically all of it, but it was definitely easier to listen to it in my native tongue. I am just grateful I even had the option to choose what language. One of my favorite talks would have to be President Uchtdorf. He has a really good principles and thoughts that he comes up with. There was a lot of emphasis on service and a few other things that I won’t have to worry about for a while. J