It’s pretty hard to wrap my head around the fact that I only have a few days before I hop on an airplane and say “Hasta La Vista” to Houston.(Hispanics don’t actually say hasta la vista. Except for my first day in the mission when a guy said it to us and I thought it was normal and then said it a lot until people made fun of me for saying it.)
I pretty much spent this whole week teaching Elder Gibby everything I know about being a missionary and how to convert the whole world. (Which actually never happened but either way I’m sure he’s learned something from being with me.) He’s 6’6 also and when we go knocking people are pretty intimidated by us. Especially those who are still in the process of being full American citizens. They open the door and have the look of “what did I do???” on their faces. It’s pretty great.
But to start things out on Monday we went to Whataburger with a youth in the ward who’s getting ready to go on a mission. As soon as we stepped out of the car we ran into an old friend of his named Jose who sat with us and asked a few questions about the Church while we were eating. He ended up telling us that he has been going through a hard time and has been looking for God in his life and feels that we were his answer. We set up another time to meet and he is interested in learning more about the Church. That was a cool unexpected miracle.
Also on Monday Elder and Sister De Hoyos of the 70 came and did a mission tour. They talked to us about how we can improve as missionaries and it was really spiritual. Learned a lot really.
Then on Friday we went to Perla and Sergio’s wedding. It was performed by our beloved bishop, Obispo Calderon and later when I saw him he told me “Make sure you get married in the temple so that I don’t have to do this for you.” It was one of those “Sir, yes sir” moments. We feel that this is an opportune time to teach Sergio about having an eternal family.
Anyway, my spiritual thought for the week is about how the Gospel can help us become something, rather than just to know or do something. We can be anything we want to be. We need not define ourselves with labels or stereotypes when we have the potential to be like our Heavenly Father.
|Two cute little girls, Xochi and Beyonce wanted to take a picture with us.|
|TJ Pogroszewski came to the mission and took us to Raising Cane’s on Friday|