"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." . . . . .
3 Nephi 5:13 in
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
Friday, October 28, 2016
"It's Just So Much Fun to Be A Missionary!"
Happy Birthday to the Best Mission Mom Ever!
Oh, what fun
it is to ride in … President’s van!
I’ve had lots
of time with President lately and I just LOVE it!
I’m having a
really hard time remembering what has happened this week. Partly because it didn’t even feel like a
week--more like a day! All I know is
that it sure is the fall season here in Mexico!
I’m just loving it--cool crisp breeze, amazing sunsets, leaves falling,
and big puffy clouds in the sky. We’ve
had a lot of fun. I don’t know why it
was so fun. I’ve felt like I’ve had a
lot of fun. Last Saturday we had a ward
activity and no one showed up, just us 4 missionaries. So then the sisters went and found 4 kids and
brought them so we could play. It was a
pretty lame activity, but we had fun … and ate a ton of sandwiches afterword.
hard. The church services just make me
think about home and we never have appointments after the services and so we
always walk a lot. But we found ways to
work and have fun. The best was being invited to eat with a very well-off
sister in the ward and we ate sooo good.
I sure love food.
reported with all the zone leaders and then had a huge council with President
and it was really amazing. I love these
opportunities to serve and observe and learn from other leaders. We talk about our worries in the mission and
how we can improve and fix things. The
biggest blessing has been having President Mecham here all week so that we
aren’t in charge!
got to celebrate Sister Mecham’s birthday with waffles and a piñata and then
some sister missionaries took her out to eat.
Later after helping President take some sisters to their houses in his
van, we went to his house and the sisters had made us homemade chocolate chip
cookies. Oh, yes. We hadn’t eaten all
day and it was just what we needed. I
love me them cookies! Other than that we
have been cleaning a lot--the offices and the yellow house. My comp found a giant rat bathing in the
toilet bowl in the downstairs bathroom in the yellow house. So yeah, we have some work to do.
Office work is
fun, too. I get to go with the
secretaries to Immigration which is way outside the mission, and to government
buildings, and fill out paperwork.
Mostly I’m just the tag-a-long, but I like traveling and seeing these
places. Yesterday we were up at 3:30 to
take an elder to the airport. President
bought us Krispy Cream donuts, which was amazing, and then we talked about
women on the car ride home. I like the
advice he gave us. He sure is an inspired
Next week we
start zone conferences and that’ll last 2 weeks. Then my last week here, it’ll be change
meeting week and we will also go to the temple and I’ll have my last interview
with President … so really, my last weeks are already planned. Lots of training to do and lots of learning
as well. I’m just so happy. Even though
we don’t teach much … it’s just so much fun to be a missionary! There’s so much joy … even in the little