It's been quite eventful since last P-Day! We got blessings last Wednesday night and it was so amazing! I love having such easy access to worthy young priesthood holders! Plus the Elders in our zone are just awesome! But I had a real question answered in my blessing. I was worried that going into a lesson without feeling nervous was prideful but during my blessing, it was said that "When you have confidence in yourself, you have confidence in Christ." That was such a comfort for me! Even if I didn't have a question connecting that, it still was an amazing reminder.
Plus we got our travel plans!! Finally! I'm so excited! I was worried that the visa process would take longer than my MTC time but it won't! I'm supposed to go to Costa Rica at this time! I'm so excited and I'm so grateful!
I also learned that EVERY missionary has been called to help specific children of God ... that EVERY MISSIONARY is called for a reason. God has certain people in our paths that only we can help through the spirit. This gospel is so true!
Also, I found that a reminder of a simple truth can change your whole attitude. I was having a hard time these last few days and it was hard for me to keep a good attitude and the spirit. I was stressed because I feel like I don't know as much Spanish as I would like to have known at this point and that I don't teach as well as I would like. But as class was ending yesterday, I was closing my scriptures when I caught a glimpse of a quote my cousin sent me that I stuck in my front cover. The beginning line read: "Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely." That was what I needed. Although I'm not a perfect missionary and most likely won't be, God still loves me. He loves me although I fail Him everyday.
A quote I really like from my companion, Hna. Jensen is: "When you lose yourself, you find yourself."
I also love the quote my mum sent me from Roger Terry: "Attitude has a lot to do with faith. Faith has everything to do with success. And faith is contagious."
It's true! Our attitude really does reflect how strong or weak our faith in the Savior is. That's something I struggled with this week but I was blessed enough to receive comfort and what I needed to strengthen my faith.
I love you all and I love my mission!! This church is true and the Lord will always be with us as long as we allow Him to.
5 DIAS HASTA COSTA RICA!! PURA VIDA!!! <3