I went on splits with a super great sister from Tahiti this week, Sis. Tatarata- Maheahea (and I thought my middle name was long). This is just her 2nd transfer in the mission, but she's doing great! She told me though that she had a really hard time starting lessons and usually just defers to her trainer to do most of the teaching. In our first lesson after the opening prayer Sis.TM looks at me like "you teach first and I'll follow". So I gave her the head nod and then me being me I told the investigator, "So right now Sis.TM would love to share to you about prophets". The classic companion hand-off haha
So I was doing a little bit of reflecting this week (it's like I'm almost about to go home or something). I remember when I made the decision to go on a mission, I came with the attitude that I was purely serving and that I would be receiving nothing in return. Well boy was I wrong! I have learned priceless, eternal lessons as a missionary that I know I could not have learned any other way. The scripture Mark 8:35 (For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.) has become so real to me.I'm so so so so so so so so so grateful that I have been able to serve as a full time representative of Jesus Christ. What a privilege my mission has been for me (:
I love you all!
so one of the pictures is a picture of a grandpa cleaning the butt of his chicken (people are really into raising chickens here)
and then there's picture of me with my favorite person in the world, nanay casas! she's the cutest little grandma who always likes to speak in english to me. she gave me that red/black handkerchief I'm holding