This week was... hm. You know when they say that in your mission the
days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days. That statement has
never been more true. We had one of those days where everyone decided to
NOT BE HOME and the weather decided to be WAY TOO HOT. Not the greatest
combination. However, at the end of the day, we ended up having an
amazing lesson with a less active family. They are going to start
preparing to go to the temple! The Lord never fails to test us, then
give us a little miracle at the end of the day... but only IF we proved
to persevere and work hard until the end. It reminded me of the
Mississippi river marathon... Dad, you`ll appreciate this analogy...
Sometimes, you hit mile 13 and want to die. But then you remember the
end goal, remember that you have people cheering you on, and you
remember that you can`t quit. Then (with a little ibprofuen) you get the
strength to finish it. If we remember the big picture, remember that we
have a heavenly Father that is always cheering us on, and remember that
in reality, we CAN do it, we will find the strength to finish. Our
pensionista`s son came with us all day yesterday, and we just about
killed him. We walked for every street in Cusco. (He`s a little chubby
kid and his mom told us to not let him eat while we were out... she
likes it when he comes with us so he can excercise hahah. He`s
adorable.) But we had a great little lesson that day. I was reminded
that life is hard sometimes, but nothing is harder than what our Savior
experienced. If he could suffer so immensely for every one of us, we can
work a little harder, walk a little farther, and finish that marathon.
Everything is possible through Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the
atonement in my life and I am grateful for the strength I recieve from
my Heavenly Father everyday in this amazing work!
Love you all! Thank you for the many emails and pictures this week! You`re all super hot!