My DearElder Package I received
from my Daddy!
So this week for service, we went to help an elderly woman clean her house and I was taught the biggest lesson on the charity that Christ has for all of His children. This old lady's name is Ximena. She is an inactive member and has a hard time finding peace and happiness, but of course we didn't hesitate to help her out! But, after 45 minutes of helping her clean, we asked if we could share a scripture with her and she absolutely went CRAZY. She would not let us share anything and told us that we didn't know how to work like women should, and all of these other things. She then told me to clean up her dog's pee and then hand-wash the rag after. I don't know if I would have done it if it weren't for the lesson that we had taught the young women about charity earlier in the day. But I thought of the Savior and the service he did for us and how he would have showed his love for Ximena; So I did as she wanted. After listening to her yell a little bit longer about her hard life and how horrible women we were, we just gave up trying to share a scripture with her and settled for at least saying a prayer. After we left I thought about the fact that Heavenly Father loves Ximena as much as Thomas S. Monson and how I really wish to develop this love. So that is what I've decided to focus on this week. And for the past week, I focused a lot on the effect complaining has on our work, and that if we truly forget what makes us unhappy and focus on the happiness of others, our eyes will be opened to more miracles.
Well, I think that's is for now. Hope I have another week of progression with everything here on my mission. Take care!
|Companions Birthday Dinner !|
|I decorated my companions area for her birthday!|
|My birthday note to my companion!|
|Eating the popcorn I got from my package |
while watching missionary training video!
|Me scraping dog poop from the bottom of my shoe!|
|My companion thought this was worthy of documenting|
My fancy Chilean CTR ring! (Choose the right)