Today we have tranfers already, and I have no idea how. I swear this was the fastest transfer yet. I don't think I'm going anywhere, because I'm in the middle of training. But you really never know here. This transfer is supposed to be pretty crazy because they're splitting our zone. Our zone is HUGE with 24 missionaries, and we're getting 2 or 3 companionships more I believe. So we're going to be split up. It makes me sad because we're the biggest and highest baptizing zone in the mission! We'll just have to work harder to keep up with our reputation.
I think I tell you all every week about my sunburns. But every week I am absolutely startled by the fact that they can get worse! In stake conference this weekend all of the members were asking me if I went to the beach due to my scarlet toned neck and nose. How cute, no? Sadly, I did not go to the beach.
I was very excited to find that Hermana Sanchez and I can actually "burn" our investigators! It's not really a phrase we use in English, but in Spanish we say "me quemó!" when our leaders or someone burns us with their words. Well, we were getting rather impatient with one sister that we're trying to help get married because she hasn't been going to church. Well, we burned her good. But with the spirit! And I was even able to do it in Spanish. I really wasn't sure what I was saying during the lesson, but my companion gave me a high five when we left. And she was in church with her kids on Sunday. Woo hoo!
We had a training this week with all of the Hermanas. I'm not one for sappy feminist like things, but we learned something pretty cool from President Erickson. He was teaching us about the root of the words faith, faithful, and faithfully (fe, fiel, y fielidad). Faith is a quality, faithful refers to actions. He explained a long list of things that can fortify our faith. You all know the Primary answers: read your scriptures, pray, go to church, do service, etc. Then he addressed a few of the things that weaken our faith. One of the things he mentioned that I thought was super interesting was stress.
Unhealthy levels of stress show that we aren't trusting in the Lord quite like we should. Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me." Obviously healthly levels of stress are what keep us going and progressing. And that's fine. But don't get so stressed that you can't feel the spirit or that you damage your body, your temple.
I hope you're all enjoying a lovely winter back at home! Enjoy a little cold for me. I'll try to send a little sunshine your way.
Love you bunches.