Monday, October 12, 2015

So many things to do. So little time.

So this week has been pretty chill. It just flew by so fast. To be honest, I don't even remember much that happened because I'm just up and about trying to work as much in the limited time that we have everyday. One thing that I learned this week. We have so many people to teach and wanted to teach but so little time! At times it gives me anxiety that I cant visit other people. But its cool. Im working how to calm my nerves this week hahaha!

Great thing though, I learned how to cook meals here. Like for real. I would send photos but the computer that I'm using is Windows 98 and it cant read my camera. But I will send the evidence as fast as the internet speed in Argentina can manage.

Sorry I lied. I didn't blew you away. But it fooled you, huh? Satan is the same. Don't fall for his tricks!

With all the love that I can give,
Hermana Garcia

185 Conferencia General

OOOH man oh man. I don't even know where to start. First of, General Conference in the mish is so much more amazing than watching it at home! To make everything even awesomer (yes,I am aware that is not a word but I am lacking some vocabulary terms. Forgive me! haha) is that I watched the conference in Spanish! And I understand everything that they said! (Well, maybe almost all of it).

 So here are my favorite things that I learned in the conference: 

    By Elder Von Keetch: I liked his talk a lot because it talks about keeping the commandments. Yes, a lot of us thinks that the commandments are barriers that hinders us from doing the things that we do. But you now what? Gods commandments are like baby fences. You know, those barriers that you put at the play pen so that babies wont wander around the house and hurt themselves. Its exactly like baby fences. Heavenly Father gave us commandments so that were not going to hurt ourselves. Those "barriers" are protection to keep us safe and happy. Because that what we really want, right? To be safe and happy :) Like it says in Mosiah 2:41. Its says, " And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it."
    Then I also love what President Russell Nelson talked about. He talked about how us women, have a great influence in the church and the people around us. One thing I want to share. Alma 48:11. It says, "
     11 And Moroni was a strong and a mighty man; he was a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man that did not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery;

     12 Yea, a man whose heart did swell with thanksgiving to his God, for the many privileges and blessings which he bestowed upon his people; a man who did labor exceedingly for the welfare and safety of his people.

     13 Yea, and he was a man who was firm in the faith of Christ, and he had sworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights, and his country, and his religion, even to the loss of his blood.  All of us should be like Moroni. My life goal is to be a Moroni and marry a Moroni HAHAHA! Yes, yes I know. The tag covers the heart. But I can start planning now, right?

Well my people of Zion. Let us work hard to build a better future for the generations to come!

With all the love that I can give,
Hermana Garcia

Eter 12:27

My oh my. This week was probably the hardest week of my mission so far. My compañera and I doesn't speak much Spanish and its just super hard to teach. It seems like when we teach, our investigators doesn't understand as much as we want them to understand (because we cant explain the material really well). Its just so sad and frustrating at times. I used to rely so much with my other compañeras who knows the language really well. Sometimes I just sat there and let them teach the lesson and I can just testify that all my compañera said is true. But now? Man oh man. I am talking as much as I used to. Its such a change of scene and I am just so boggled by it at times.
This week was hard but I am grateful because I am able to grow and see my weaknesses. It has been a great battle this week but all is well. All is well. This week was just super hard and it made me realize how much I have to work to be the missionary my Heavenly Father wants me to be.

With all the love that I can give,
Hermana Garcia