Hey there family!
First of all, I want to answer Mom's question. We have one hour to report our weekly numbers, read the pres letter, write presidente, read our own email, write our family. The hour goes fast, so that's why I don't usually have long letters. That's not to say that you should stop writing me or write less, because I love it and it makes me happy to hear from you. It's only that I dont have a lot of time to share everything that I want to. I'll fill in the details on Christmas when I can talk faster than I can type. Plus, when you compare it to Alex who writes a book because he can read the emails all week, yeah, I don't write like anything. SORRY!
Sounds like everyone is keeping busy! Especially Dayne. Remember, slow down every once and a while and don't forget to eat dinner. You have time to do that, even if you think you don't.
I want to share an experience we had this past Saturday. We went to go set an appointment with an active family in the morning (we are going around the ward members and sharing the first vision with them to try to excite the ward more with regards to the work). When we went, the active members weren't there, but the mom, Nelly, who is less active was. We went in and shared about faith. We asked her to say the closing prayer, and she just started crying. Her daughter just moved to go to school, and the mom is having a really rough time with it. In Peru, the families live together basically always until they have been married for a few years and need to move to their own home. So, her daughter leaving is kinda a big thing for her. She said that she hasn't been in the house much lately and that it was a miracle that we came at that moment when she was home and that we were able to share the message with her. It just shows me that the Lord is guiding us to people who need His help. His hand is in every part of this work when we do it His way.
PONDERIZE: Ok, so Mom's scripture from Alma.
42 And because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
43 Then, my brethren, ye shall reap the rewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth fruit unto you.
This scripure is something that I have been learning this transfer. Right now, we are planting seeds. We might not have a ton of appointments, we might have walked around for 7 hours straight without sitting yesterday, but we are developing faith. We are practicing diligence, patience, and long-suffering. And one day, we will see the fruits of our labors. It may not be within this transfer. It may be when I stop by San Juan on my way home next year. I don't know. But like Papa always says, "count no days lost."
This week- the one Dayne picked from D&C!
Here's a fun fact for you- WE GET TO GO TO THE TEMPLE FRIDAY!!!! YAY!!!! The only thing is that we don't get pday today. Off to work we go! But it is so worth it!
Sorry, that's all I have time for! I know it isn't much, but it's more than last week! And Mom, if you want to send me questions, do! I'll answer them within a month. One question per week sound good? I think I can do that.
Well, LES AMO MI FAMILIA!!!! Hasta la proxima semana,
Hermana Elise Joyner