Hola mis amados!
I would like to start my email off by telling James Feliz Cumpleanos! Also Feliz Dia del Padre to dad! I love you two so much and am so unbelievably grateful to call you guys part of my family. I really am truly blessed. I hope with all of my heart that you guys had wonderful days.
Well, this week was a little bit crazy. So pretty much this whole transfer I have felt pretty sick, but about two weeks ago I started feeling really sick. I didnt say anything, I just kept working and thought that it would go away with time like it always does. 2 weeks into the change I weighed myself and it said that I weighed ten pounds less. I was excited and just thought that it was because the members dont give us food in this area and we literally climb mountains every single day! But, then I looked in the mirror on week 3 and there were big white blisters on my tonsils! So, I called the nurses and they told me that I had a pretty serious infection in my throat. So, I had to start taking medicine for that 3 times a day for just one week. When I went to go get my medicine, I weighed myself again and it said that I weighed 25 pounds less! So, then I had to start going to this doctor to have some "tests" done. I will not give you details about these tests jaja. Then the doctor called me on wednesday and told me that I have a neighborhood of parasites inside of me! That explains all of the problems that I was having and the extreme weight loss. Honestly I wanted to keep the parasites in there for just a few more weeks to lose a little bit more jaja. But, I went and got the medicine and now I feel A LOT better. Seriously.. like a whole new person! I have more energy. The pills do make me feel a little weird, but, I feel better taking them.
On Wednesday night the assistants called us to tell Hermana Lopez that she will be training for her last two changes! She is SO excited. This is her first time that she will train! She wont be an hermana leader anymore. We went to her training meeting in Xela on Friday and President told us that she will be going to CHIANTLA!!!!!! I am so jealous! I miss that place so much! If I ever come back to Guatemala I will spend like a whole week there! Hermana Arellano has changes! Hermana Lopez will be in a trio with her hija for two weeks in Chiantla because la hermana Korea goes home in two weeks.
Hermana Lopez is the only hermana training because only one hermana comes this change. So, I got to go into the meeting with her. I love President Smith. He is such an inspired man. He told us that we shouldn't tell non members that they can take the sacrament. I thought that was interesting. He said that they haven't made those sacred covenants with God so they should not take the sacrament. I felt bad, I always tell my investigators that they should take it. He also says that whenever he calls someone to be a trainer or a leader in the mission that it is not his decision. He says he prays and fasts to know who God wants. That made me feel grateful. Some times I feel so unconfident. But, it makes me feel so much better to know that God is confident in me.
Below is a picture of Macoxes... that is honestly probably why I have parasites. People eat those here like candy. They are giant ants that have been cooked with salt. Surprisingly they are really good.
Also.. there is your market mom! Is that what you wanted? jaja
Saturday we had a leaders meeting. It was really cool. We talked about ministering of Angels and how we are all able to have angels minister to us.
88 And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I willgo before your face. I will be on your right hand and onyour left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mineangels round about you, to bear you up.
I love this scripture so much. I know angels are working with me. Maybe even some of my ancestors. One time I was in Chiantla in the church with my companion and I felt like someone was with me while I was filling up the baptismal font.. but, usually I would have been scared.. but, in this moment I wasn't. I know that an angel of God was there with me.
I am so happy. I am a member of the only true church on earth! The church of Jesus Christ. I know He loves me. His love is pure and infinite. We love Him because He loved us first. He gave His life for us with that love He has for us. Let us all try to be more like Him. leading by example, sharing the gospel at all times and in all things and in all places, and trying to be perfect even as He is perfect.
I love you guys.