Happy P-day yet again! It´s weird to think that this is the last P-day of this transfer.... Where did the time go? It has seriously flown by. The days and weeks feel like hours and minutes. Monday night you close your eyes to sleep, wake up and it`s Sunday again.
Today has been a fun, full day! First, we went to visit the Familia Robles at the school that they own in San Juan. It was so great! We went from room to room, bore our testimonies of the church and taught them to say "I am a child of God" in english. The children were so happy, excited and eager to learn. I seriously love this family. They are so full of love and so service oriented. They are a true example of how this gospel can bless families and are a huge example to me. They`re also excited about spreading this gospel to everyone they know! Some of their students already want to have the missionaries over to their house. One even came to their baptism and kept asking, "and me?? when do I get to be baptized?"
After leaving the school we headed to the Olympic Soccer Stadium in San Pedro Sula to have a multizone activity to get together and play soccer in a professional field.
It was a blast! I personal can`t play soccer (shhhhh.....) but it was fun to relive some of my cheerleading memories on the sidelines.... a bunch of the sisters wanted to learn how to stunt and I got the courage up to do my backhandsprings again! I was super suprised that I could still do it. It was a hoot :) A couple of the elders were cheerleaders at their high schools and were tumbling and stunting too (safely of course... suuuuuuper basic so no one would get hurt....)
|Hermana's Roija, Bennett and Ramirez|
It was a fun opportunity to unwind, though most of us returned super sunburned! It`s starting to head into the summer months and the sun is SUPER strong. People keep telling me that I haven´t even experienced heat yet, they say that once April comes along the heat is unbearable until august... :) Sonrisa!!! (smile)
One thing that I have come to find is that the majority of people here are super willing to let you in, feed you, and talk about God and the Bible - so the challenge is finding the difference between those that are genuinely interested in our message and those that are just happy to talk about God and "learn" more about him. We can fill up our agenda with LOTS of lessons and lots of people to teach, but it`s trying to organize our time effectively and really seek revelation and inspiration on those that are going to progress and those that haven`t quite arrived to their time yet. Hermana Rioja and I have been trying to focus on being super clear and direct (with lots of love of course) so that our purpose is clear in the beginning. We learned in a zone meeting that our calling is not to make friends here, it`s to bring people to Christ and help them to find their own personal relationship with HIM. Making friends and growing to love the people is a obviously a natural consequence, but we have to be careful that the investigators are strengthening their relationship with God first and foremost! Because we won`t always be here.
I hope that you all have a wonderful week and enjoy this last little bit of February! I love you all :)
PS - joooopiieeeee is a phrase that I have learned from Hermana Rioja... haha everything good that happens is followed with this simple shout of praise..... :) It helps to stay happy regardless of how the day is going