Monday, January 12, 2015

Marvelous Macapule

Dear family,

This week was full of work, work, and more work! We had days were we were teaching every hour nonstop, and days where no one was home. This week we were able to feel every emotion under the sun, but my favorite moment was when Hna. García said, "me encanta ser misionera!" (I love being a missionary!) She didn't think a mission could be as fun as it is. Which is so true: Missionary work is AMAZING and so much fun! The comment got me to thinking as to why she would say such a truth, and we came to the conclusion that it's fun doing the right thing and working for the Lord. Yes, there are hard days without much success, but every day is a miracle within itself. It's humbling to know that the Lord will lead us to the people who are ready to progress, but only if we give him all our heart, might, mind and strength. As one of my past leaders said, we must do everything, "con TODO su corazón!" (with all your heart!).

Here is el cerro (the hill) that is in Mochis. We live on this side of it.
The crazy moment of the week was when Hna. García and I had to go to another church building to talk to some other sister missionaries. We finished our meeting around 1:30, so Hna. García and I headed to the bus stop to go back to our area and eat lunch with the bishop's family. We're still a bit new to Los Mochis and have only been in that area once. We found the bus stop (by the merciful hand of the Lord), but got on the wrong bus! We discovered our mistake a bit too late, and found ourselves on the other side of the hill (there's a big hill in the middle of the city). We called the bishop's wife and told her that we would be a bit late because we were lost. She, in turn, laughed at us and said to not worry, that they would wait for us (We were glad to hear that). We got off the bus, found another bus, talked to everyone on the 2nd bus to get help and find the bus stop we needed, got off that bus, found the right bus, and made it back to our area safe and sound around 3pm. What an adventure! Moral of the story: ALWAYS ASK THE BUS DRIVER where he is going, just in case. We discovered later that we had never left the zone, which is fantastic. The Lord was helping us every step of the way!

This past week, I've been reading a talk given by Elder Lawrence Corbridge, "El Cuarto Misionero" (The fourth missionary) It's an amazing talk about how we can learn to consecrate our service as missionaries, changing other's lives and ours throughout our missionary service. From what I have learned, everything is based on our desires to serve. If we serve, we must do it with all our heart, being willing to submit ourselves to the Lord's will with no regrets. The Lord wants us to give our hearts to Him so that He can bless us in ways we can't even imagine. I invite you all to really think about how you can give your heart to our Heavenly Father. If you do so, you will find that He will give you a heart that is like His, a heart that is full of faith, hope, charity, and everything else we aspire to be in this life and in the life to come.

DyC 4:2

I love you!

Hermana Zubeldia

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