It was great hearing from all of you! Glad all the kids did well in their primary programs. And Scarlett was nervous! haha!
So this was a good week. Nothing really new or exciting happened but it was a solid week.
Everyone keeps saying that I look skinny in all the pictures but I eat a ton! They feed us so good here and I love the food! There is never any leftover food at lunch! I am really trying hard to maintain a healthy weight. But we walk a ton. Elder Capello is trying to gain muscle before he goes home. So we go and workout every morning and he brings a container of meat and potatoes to eat at night because we usually don't eat dinner until 9:30! So I will probably start bringing food to eat in the evening as well this week.
We had one baptism this week - an 11 year old boy. He is the cousin of the girl who we baptized a couple weeks ago. It was really good. We were supposed to have 2 but the other woman backed out Friday night. It was really sad because she was progressing very well. Her life could have changed so much for the better. Her eternities could have changed. I wish everyone could see the happiness this gospel brings. But our 1 baptism was great. Our zone reached our goal of 21 this month. Our missionary numbers are down and our baptisms are way down. But hopefully that will improve.
Transfers were this week and every companionship in our zone changed except ours. Elder Kautai left so that is sad. But I think we are getting an American sister in the zone so I won't be the only one!
I have progressed more in the past week with the language than the whole time I have been on my mission. Elder Capello can't believe it. He is telling everyone that it is a miracle! haha. I hear him speak all the time so I can understand almost everything he says. We never talk in English anymore unless I am helping him. Other people are more difficult though. But I am progressing each day. Truly a blessing.
I read a lot of conference talks this past week. I think President Utchdorf is my favorite. I get super pumped up everytime I read one of his talks. I read one "Lord is it I". I couldn't believe all the things I learned from that one talk! I have set a goal that after my mission. I will start with the first conference that was documented and read every single talk and write one page of what I learned from it. It will probably be a lifelong goal but I want to do it!
Here is a scripture I love - Ether 12:27
We all have struggles and difficulties in life. Some things are harder for some and easier for others. But with humility and the Grace of Christ, weak things will be made strong to us. We always have things to be thankful for. That will make our weaknesses easier to bear. If we are humble enough to recognize our weakness and ask the Lord for help, they will be made strengths. Have faith in that. I know it is real. Keep doing good and always try to improve. That's eternal progress.
Well we are at a different cyber today and this computer stinks and we don't have any more time. Love yall. Thanks for the support!Elder Green