In comes the heat of the sun and goodbye to the cold winter days.
Anyway, when the members were been talking about how lucky I am that I am here during the winter season, I was like, "Whats the big fuss about?" But man oh man! Now I know why! The heat of the sun here is suuuuuper hot! Talk about 112 degrees on a normal day. NORMAL DAY. Like what? They said It can be higher than that too. And to think that were still in the spring season. Whew! Santiago, you never fail to amaze me.
Anyway, this here in the side of the continent, other than being hot, its super cool as well (spiritual wise haha). We recently just had out satellite broadcast multi-stake conference with Uruguay and Paraguay. Elder Cook, Hales, and Rodriguez (of the Seventy) were present and gave their testimony about the importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy, missionary work, and matrimony (EEEEK!). The church has really been emphasizing a lot with these three topics
I love Elder Cook´s talk when he said that we should focus on the list that we can do during Sunday and not the list of what we cannot do. He also talked about not judging people who do not have the same lists that we do. We are here to love one another, right? For Elder Hales, I loved when he said the importance of prayers. There are 3 different kinds of prayers that we should do everyday. 1- Personal prayers.2- Companionship Prayers (AKA pray with your husband and wives). and lastly 3- Family Prayers. So I am inviting all of you (whoever is reading this) to focus on the list of what you can do every Sunday (ie. read your scriptures, spend time with your family, etc.) and to not just do your personal prayers but also pray as a couple and as a family! I promise that as you do these things you family will be stronger and will be built in a firm foundation of the gospel :)
Keep stay cool on that side of the continent.
With tons of love,
PS: I super dark right now its not even real. My tan lines are also super funny. I have a watch tan and a ring tan. They call it missionary tan over here hahaha! Also, I have tons of bug bites on my leg. The mosquitoes here are immune to BUG SPRAY!