One of my goals for this week was to add this phrase to my vocabulary because it's really fun to say. It means "really?" in Mexican.
I've offically survived my first round of transfers in the field! All of our district is staying except for one of our Zone Leaders. The big news is, President and Sister Egbert stopped by to drop off an extra bed, desk, and other things for our apartment because we are going to be in a trio!!! It's exciting! I can see it going one of two ways- either this is going to get me to talk much more, or I'm never going to say another word. I'm going to work really hard to make it the first one.
Here's an except from my letter to President:
My Branch President in the MTC told us that one of the most common manifestations of the Spirit functioning in our lives are our attitudes, emotions, and the directions of our thoughts. Last night we were teaching a less active sister and her family and she told us about the difficult circumstance that she is in. Because of mental health issues and family pressure she feels conflicted about which church to go to. She has a testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but doesn't want to go back and risk upseting her mother. I was able to testify to her that feelings of confusion and pain do not come from our Father in Heaven. His Spirit is one of peace, love, and joy. I reminded her that she has the Gift of the Holy Ghost but has apparently lost her connection with Him because she no longer prays or reads his word. I hope something I said helped her. It made me very sad to see the confusion in her eyes. I thought more about the gifts of the Spirit last night and today. It really is true, I know when I'm feeling the Spirit because I feel love and/or joy. There are some days we come home and Hermana Laguna and I are smiling away for no aparent reason; it's because we are in the work of the Lord and we get to feel the Spirit an we get to see people's lives change!
I love you all! I love being a missionary! Estamos en la iglesia verdadera 😄