Man! It is so hot here! crazy crazy hot! What a blessing! Hahaha. We sweat all day everyday.
La Gomera is awesome! Hahaha. I love the people here! They lie. A lot. Hahaha. Cause a lot of them dont want to be rude but they dont want to listen to our message. Some hide from us. hahaha. Rejection is hard but I am starting to learn to just brush it off, tell them that we love them, and then move on! As we walk down the streets the people always yell at us. Mostly they say things in English. Incorret things. hahaha. And they always yell.. Gringas! Hahaha.
Everyone rides motorcycles here. And not just one person on a motorcycle. Like a famly of 4 or 5 on every motorcycle! Its so dangerous! But pretty funny to see! Also the dogs on the streets are a problem. We have only had a few that have tried to come at us. They are seriously nasty dogs. The street dogs are called chuchos. Ahh. They are so gross and its so sad. They are everywhere! Also right now in La Gomera we are dealing with La Safra. It is the time of year where they burn the sugar cane or something like that. But anyway... It rains like black stuff all day,We sweep our house and like by the time we get home at night it is everywhere again. Hahaha.It doesnt look like its raining down but it covers everything and makes everything a mess! Fun stuff!!
So since I am training we wake up at 5:20 on normal days. But when we have meetings with the zone or something like that we have to wake up at like 3 or 4!! Hahaha. What a blessing!! Good times! In march Elder Anderson from the quorum of the twelve apostles is coming to our mission! I am so excited! It will be so awesome to hear from him and learn how to be a better missionary!
So. Fun story of the week. We were studying and I went out to go to the bathroom and there was our little rat friend waiting right by the bathroom! EEEK. And so I ran back in the house and told Hermana Klindt. But The rat ran away. Ahh. So nasty. And then the next day Hermana Klindt was going to get in the shower and she stepped in backwards and her shoe touched something! THE RAT. Luckily it was dead. But ew!! So we had to clean it up and get it in the trash somehow. I am happy that we finally caught it and got rid of it though. We put poison out like last week. haha. Now we are just waiting for the next one.. hahaha. I love Guatemala!
Everyday I am gaining a stronger testimony of this gospel. I know it is true. I know that it blesses and changes lives. Including mine. I am so grateful for it. One thing I have been working on here is faith. Faith is so important in every aspect of our lives. On a mission it is essential. Faith and fear cant coexist. And I am learning to overcome my fears here so I can have more faith. At first I was scared to approach people and talk to them. In spanish. But now... It is not as scary. The more I do it the more I enjoy it. We always start by saying we are representatives of Jesus Christ and testify that He lives. We are missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I feel so privileged to be able to be a missionary and representative of Jesus Christ. I am trying everday to gain Christlike attributes so that I represent Him well. Everyday I learn more and more. Everytime I approach someone I grow in faith. Faith is a principle of action! When we have faith we need to act! We need to change and be better! Its amazing that we are able to do this. I am so happy and lucky to be here sharing the beautiful message of the gospel with the people here. My spanish is no where near perfect. or even near good. And sometimes the people probably dont understand what i am trying to say. But. I know that if I am worthy of the spirit and they people I am talking to are ready, they will feel something! And that is my goal. Because the spirit is the true teacher!
Ahh. Sorry this email is so random and not organized! I love you all and hope you all have an amazing week!