Sunday, February 21, 2016
Chapter 23 - Happy Valentine's Day
Well, Happy Valentines Day everyone. Yes, Valentines Day is a thing here. Our Valentines Day was spent at church and then teaching some lessons, the usual. BUT one of the members in our ward made us pizza and so we went there and ate Valentines Pizza which was pretty great.
So, Carnival. I can't believe that Carnival was just this past week. This week has felt so long but so short at the same time. We didn't have hardly any time to go out and work this week because we couldn't leave Monday or Tuesday and then on Wednesday we had interviews with President Dennis which ended up taking a long time because we were misinformed about when to show up and yeah so that was fun and then on Thursday we had a multi-zone conference which took up most of the day so really we only had the weekend to work, but it was still a good week. I don't really have any crazy stories from Carnival. We did a deep clean of the house and studied and cooked and it was pretty fun. So the members feed us every day except Monday and so when we had to cook for ourselfes Monday and Tuesday it was pretty different. But it was really good. Hermana Reina, my companion from Ecuador, helped us make Arroz con pollo, which is an Ecuadorian meal and it was delicious. On Tuesday we made Spaghetti because it was Hermana Gonzales' birthday!! and it's her favorite meal. Other than that though, not much happened.
Oh, also, Johan's baptism was super great! I was so happy because during the little message that Elder Lee gave about baptism and the Holy Ghost, Johan was answering his questions and it really showed me that deep down, Johan really knew why he was being baptized. I felt somewhat like a proud parent....Sometimes when we left lessons with Johan I felt like all was lost and that he literally learned nothing- in one ear and out the other, but that night I got to see that all was not lost and that he really did learn the importance of baptism. All I have to say is Primary Teachers, parents, anyone who works with kids, don't give up hope! Your efforts are not wasted. Kids are crazy and sometimes (like a lot of times) don't listen to what we are saying, or we think they aren't listening, but they are. They learn and they know, deep down, what is right. So keep up the good work and keep on teaching them correct principles.
Anyway, this letter isn't too long but I hope you all have a good week! I love you so much! Thank you for all your letters and love and support!
P.S. I led the music in sacrament meeting on Sunday...that was fun