You mentioned in our interview that Hermana Laguna has a very kind nature and loves to Mother. This is very true, she is very loving. I have always had a hard time being mothered (even from my own mother). I like to be the one doing the mothering. Entonces, it's a very good expierence for me to be in a position where I have to accept help. I've been learning meekness. I think there is nothing that can humble you quite like a mission (except maybe getting married and having kids), especially if you're in a different country, learning a different language. I like to be self sufficient, I don't want anyone to have to worry about taking care of me. But in all honesty, I simply could not do this by myself. I rely on Hermana Laguna more than I've ever relied on anyone else since I was a child.
I think life is all about finding balances (moderation in all things!). Right now I'm working on a couple different balances. One balance is between doing all I can to be better and pushing myself while still remembering patience and to rely on the Lord's timing. I know I can't expect to be able to do everything now, but I want to do the best I can. Another balance is between being meek and submissive to my trainer while still stating my own opinions and ideas. During this past week we have been doing much better at working together as a team and I hope to continue this trend.
How many missionaries can fit in a taxi?
We could probably fit more with some creative manuvering. Welcome to Mexico 😊 We've had to do it a few times now. I don't think Elder Park enjoys it very much. I love my district :)
So if you've taken a look at Hermana Egbet's blog recently, you've probably already figured out what our adventure was last week. While we had interviews last week she borrowed my camera get some pictures for her blog. Lots of pictures. Anyway... I GOT TO GO TO THE PYRAMIDS!!!! As President Tyler would say, I was tap dancing in my heart. It was super cool. But it was also about a 6 hour round trip which didn't leave much (any) time for emails. Sorry folks. I got my email off to President Egbert then we went back to work.
Hermana Laguna and I both have a strong desire to teach and help people. We have seen the Hand of the Lord at work this week as we refocused our efforts to do all we can to teach as many people as possible. We had 5 investigators at church this week! It made us so happy! The basics are so important, pray, read the scriptures, go to church. If you do this with a sincere heart and with faith, everthing else will come. I wish I could just show people how much better life is with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how much their family could be blessed!
I should have more good news next week 😊
Love, Hermana DeFranco