You know, some people say that the mission is supposed to be representative of your life or something. And upon pondering this, I was thinking to myself how stressful being a single mother would be. I don't know how well you all know me, but I get a little stressed out when I can't keep to my somewhat perfectionist antics. So when I go through the week with my new hijita and we can't do everything quite perfect, golly it's hard! I try to keep a happy face on for Hermana Sanchez so that she doesn't get too stressed out in her first week, so sometimes before I lay down to pass out dead at night I have my own personal pity party in my bed. Don't worry, it's nothing serious. Just stressful!
The ward warmly welcomed Hermana Sanchez in by asking us to speak yesterday. Ha! I felt so bad. She's never spoken in sacrament meeting before, so she was up the wall nervous. I kept on telling her that it was alright, because at least she could speak Spanish. In the end everything went fine. We talked about missionary work. I focused on the Sons of Mosiah and how we can overcome disappointment and trials in the work. I think it went alright. I've really come to love comparing two scriptures... Alma 17:5 and Mosiah 3:7. See if you can make the connection.
We also got to see the Christmas devotional, which was especially awesome because they set up a room for the gringos to watch it in English! What what? I love English so much. It was really cool to hear from Elder Rasband and Elder Nelson just a week after we had our conference with them here in Lima. My favorite part had to be Elder Nelson's talk when he mentioned that the Balm of Gilead can heal a sin-sick heart. Now if I can just figure out how to say that in Spanish...
I love you all. Don't forget the reason for the season!
Abrazos y besos!