So I'm sure everyone is talking about conference, but just to add one more voice, CONFERENCE IS AWESOMEEEEE. And I was SUPER feliz because I understood the majority of conference! Conference in October happened to fall on my very first Sunday in Honduras, so my ability to speak spanish was at about .005%. Not the best. But this time, I felt as though I could really enjoy conference and receive inspiration. It was lovely :) Plus, I learned that if a general authority already speaks spanish, he records it before and they use the recording of their voice, not a translator, in the conference. That was pretty sweet! Elder Scott, Elder Amado, and one other spoke in Spanish. :)So, the John's went home this week. I miss them. But Tuesday, I received the lovely surprise of a package from Sister John filled with things she didn't want to take home with her from the mission, hahaha! It was the sweetest thing ever. I hope to find her address so I can write her a great big THANK YOU! They are the greatest. I'm glad they live in the states so there is a chance I will see them again. :) I love them so.
and supposedly it is going to get even worse. I think I am going to cave and start using an umbrella. I'm not a fan of them because people then think we are Jehovah's Witnesses. They are great, great people, but people already mix us up without the umbrellas, hahaha :)
Well, this week we have been trying to work hard and bring people to Christ. The Lord is always blessing us, even when we don't realize it until later. I feel like the Lord is trying to teaching me patience in long-suffering. It has been a bit rough to see the success of the elders in our ward and wonder where our miracles are, but I have been reminded that this isn't our work. This is the Lord's work. We just need to trust in Him. Sometimes, I wonder why I came on a mission, and the truth is, I'm not sure. I just felt so strongly in my heart the desire to come and serve the Lord, so here I am. And I love it. Yes, it's hard. Yes, I have bad days. Yes, sometimes I wonder if anyone will make it through. But I love it. At the end of the day, I am happy to be here, serving the Lord. I have felt closer to the Lord here than ever before. I am beginning to understand the reality of our Savior. It isn't just an idea or a fairytale. He is so very real. And I know it. I know the church is true, and I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God here on the Earth. I love you all so much and desire the same knowledge and faith for each of you.
LOVE,Hermana Grondel :)