Sounds like you are just all having a blast still even with school and all. This last weekend sounds great and just wow. I want to go rafting on the Snake River but it is going to be cold when I get back so I guess I will just have to wait until next year!!
I love this work so much. It has been such a fun week with some crazy things and some huge miracles. First Karina one of our investigators is going to get baptized this upcoming week and we are super excited for her. She is super great and so ready. She seriously was a miracle. She found the church one Sunday and is just so prepared to make these covenants with her Heavenly Father. Pray for her!!!!!
Yaruqui is just amazing. When I got here there was not to much trust between the missionaries and the ward members. We are seeing more confidence now. We have gained the trust of a lot of the ward now and we are seeing improvements. Now its just to get them to work a bit more in this wonderful work. They are a lot more friendly and just open now. We have helped a lot of them and not only are we finding investigators but we are having rescues.. A lot of Menos Activos are coming back to church and we are helping them. We are seeing tons of miracles. I just love it here and just feel so blessed to be a missionary here in this wonderful little branch.
A few crazy things have happened this week as well. There have been a few more earthquakes but they are a lot smaller. It is still a little nerve wracking at times but we are prepared and know what to do when it happens. So really there is nothing to worry about there. Just being obedient and knowing as we are, we will be blessed and protected!! Also some crazy rainstorms that just happen out of no where. Like it is super clear in the morning and then there are tons of super gray clouds all the sudden with tons and tons of rain. I think I was probably in the biggest rainstorm of my life yesterday and was not prepared because all day it had been clear and then at 6 a huge storm with thunder and lightning and the works. It was AWESOME!!!
Overall everything is good here. We are having a blast and working hard. We are seeing miracles and becoming more converted to the Lord. I love this work and am so thankful for it.
I was reading in a talk this past week from Elder Bednar in the Liahona from August. He talks about accepting the Lords will and his timing. I have learned that I need to do that even more. I understand how but at times it is so difficult because of the natural man. But as I have learned to trust him and put my faith in him then I am able to do all the things that he would have me do and I am blessed because I am in harmony with the will of the Lord. I know that we can each work on this more. I know that is part of why we are here on the earth and is one of the best ways to progress. I love this work and love the Lord.
Being a missionary is the BEST!!!
Love you Tons!!!
PS The pics are with the Condor of Ecuador. It is what is in the middle of the flag. so that is cool :D Love ya