I have one week out in the field! It's not a long time, but it's already going by fast. The days are long, but the week flew by. I was asked what a typical day in Obregón is like, so here it goes.....
I wake up at 6 in the morning with the sun shining bright and hot. We're supposed to exercise for a half hour, get ready for the day, and eat breakfast before 7:30. Our breakfast consists of wonderful oatmeal and some type of fruit. After that, we have language study until 8, then we have personal study until 9, and companionship study until 10. Because I'm new, we have an additional study until 11. We then leave and work, work, work. We visit investigators, new members, less actives, etc. It's a lot of walking, but it all works out great when we find the people we're looking for. We have two people, Edgar and Ivan, that we're really trying to help and get to. They are both interested in the gospel and we're excited to continue teaching them.
We eat at a member's home at 2 every day, then we continue to work, work, work. We find lots of people who are interested, but they end up not living in our area. But that's okay! We're planting seeds!
We´re home by 9 o'clock. At this time, we eat dinner and plan for the next day. We're asleep by 10:30. It's all pretty great!
Throughout the whole day, we drink LOTS of water and electrolytes. It was 105 degrees today around 2 o'clock, and the heat is just getting started. It turns out that Obregón is one of the hottest cities in the world, and many of the locals say that it's hotter this year than usual. Hna Shiraki and I are great about making sure we both drink lots of water and that we keep each other healthy.
There were miracles this week! One of those miracles was that a man we met on the street said he would accompany us to a baptism! When he didn't show up, Hna Shiraki and I tried finding him at his house. His daughter answered and said he wasn't home, and we sadly walked back to the church. But, lo and behold! HE WAS THERE! He had come to the church while we were gone and was super interested in learning more about the gospel. We're teaching him again this week.
So, guess who got to speak in church the first Sunday of her mission....yep. I've been out for one week and the ward wanted to hear my funny Spanish accent. My companion also spoke for the first time on her mission. How is it that she has been out for 4 months, and this is her first time, while I've only been out for one week? Oh well, the Lord works in mysterious ways and I know he helped me with every word.
Well, I love you all lots! Keep on serving the Lord and keep on reading the scriptures! We are so blessed to have the gospel in our lives! Look around you and see all the miracles that are right before your eyes!
ps one of our investigators was really touched by a scripture we shared with her. It was Ether 12:4. Hopefully this scripture helps one of you as well!