Well the rest of the week was good, I got a blessing from an Elder in my district, and it was such an amazing experience. It was the first blessing that he has given, and during the blessing he said a lot of things that I needed to hear, so it was really nice. Ever since my blessing, I have been able to sleep at night! So I'm super grateful for that.
The rest of the week was basically the same as always., our district got to host for the new missionaries coming into the MTC. I hosted a girl from Lousiana going to California, and she was super sweet. I did my best to be as happy and friendly as possible. But... I had to carry all her luggage up 5 flights of stairs. I literally almost died. I mean I've definitely lost some of my strength because I'm not playing pickleball all the time, so it was a real struggle. But I did make it to the top, so the moral of the story.. I can do hard things.
My testimony of the gospel has grown so much, and I've really learned to rely on the spirit while I've been here. During our lessons, even though we may not be able to communicate perfectly in Spanish, the spirit is still present and it truly does make a difference.
A mission is hard!! But we listened to a talk by Elder Holland, and it really changed my view of my mission. Because first of all, this is not my mission, this is the Lord's mission, and I am simply a tool in his hand. Also, if a mission isn't hard then I'm not doing it right. Salvation doesn't come easy, so of course a mission shouldn't be easy either. As I struggle during my mission, I will have small glimpse of what our Savior had to go through. This is why I am here because I love my Savior! This mission is not a sacrifice, it is a blessing! How amazing is it to be able to give 18 months of my time to the person who gave his life for me. I am honored to be a representative of my Savior.
This church is so true, Jesus is the Christ, and He lives!