Oh my goodness! It is hot hot hot here in La Gomera! Who knows what the temperature is! But I have never been so hot in my life! We sweat so much! Which is good I guess. It means we are working hard! hahah. But it is only going to get hotter! Crazy! Apparently all of March will get hotter and then April is the hottest month! Yay!
So something fun that happened this week... We were teaching like 4 kids the plan of salvation and they were super involved, answering questions and everything! And then all of a sudden my companion was like.. Did you guys feel that? And I was like... What? Then the earth started shifting! Hahaha. like the ground shifted sideways really hard and then back. It was crazy! My first temblor!! Hahaha! Apparently they happen about every 15 days! But the kids were screaming and one of them ran up to us and was hugging us and was so scared! hahaah. The temblor was the weirdest feeling but it was so cool! Oh Guatemala! something random that we don't understand is that all the people here LOVE Winnie the Pooh. it´s so strange! hahaha. But he is everywhere. There are like murals of him in restaurants and people have pictures of him and stuffed winnie the poohs and everything. It´s so funny! Who knows why they love him so much but its awesome!
Last night we were eating cereal after planning and I looked over by the wall and I thought I saw a mouse crawling around so I jumped on to my chair. Then we kept looking at it and it was not a mouse. It was a massive beetle the size of a mouse. Seriously. so we were freaking out and it ran outside then kept coming back in and we were like we can´t sleep with that in here. So we got the broom and tried to kill it! But it wouldn't die. We hit it witht the hard part of the broom probably 20 times before we finally squished it. But when it was squished it was still alive and trying to move. It was so creepy! Ahhhh! But it couldn't move so it was outside in the kitchen and we went to bed and this morning when we woke up it was gone. So we hope that something ate it and not that it just like got up somehow. hahaah. The creatures in our house. So fun. There was also a massive cockroach the other night. As big as a finger. Seriously. hahaha.
Something I am learning on my mission is how important the Restoration of the gospel is to understand! My testimony of the Restoration grows everyday! Every time we recite the first vision of Joseph Smith, I feel the spirit so strong and I know that He was a prophet! I know that through him, Jesus Christ established His church in the earth again. right when the time was right! I love how perfectly clear the restoration is! Study up on the restoration and then pray and ask our Heavenly Father if Joseph Smith was a prophet! I know that you will receive an answer if you ask with real intent and do your part in studying and living the right way to have the spirit testify to you! Even if you have already asked, I know you can feel that confirmation again! I did this the other night. I prayed and asked. Then a few days later on Sunday, in Church, we sang the hymn La oracion del Profeta... I can remember the name of the song is english sorry... and I felt the spirit so strong testifying to me that He was a prophet! I love this church and am so grateful for the gospel in my life!
I love you all! Have a wonderful week!