Makayla didn't send out an email until today because she was with her Zone in a different area of the mission. Here is her message this week.
I found this quote that I love so much!! It says, "When we ponder His voluntary atonement, any sense of sacrifice on our part becomes completely overshadowed by a profound sense of gratitude for the privilege of serving Him." - Russell M. Nelson I love this quote! And it is so true. If we really do comprehend the atonement, we will never feel like we are sacrificing things. We will just feel happy and grateful for the opportunity to love and serve Christ, here on the mission, in the house, callings in the church and in any circumstance. I am excited because in 2 weeks Russell M. Nelson is coming to Guate to talk to us! It will be so amazing!
President Markham gave us a challenge to read the book of Enos everyday for 30 days without missing even one day. He said as we do this we will understand prayer and the power of the atonement better and be able to apply it better in our lives. Not just prayer but prayer with purpose. I am doing this and also challenge all of you to do it! I promise that you will have the desire to experience was Enos experienced.
Right now our teaching pool is a little bit.. difficult. Hahah. The Zone I am in is the zone that all the people say... Oh. That stinks. You are going to the hardest zone. But hey. I know that there are miracles here. We see miracles everyday. And maybe the people cant really understand us because we don't speak their dialect but... I know that God is preparing people here and there are people that are prepared. And it doesn't matter because the spirit speaks their dialect. So I am just trying to live worthy to have the spirit with me and I know that we will find the people that are waiting. hahaha. We are teaching a few people that are pretty positive. A little girl that is the friend of a family of members. She is going to get baptized on Sunday but we cant find her mom to sign the baptism registro because her mom works in the Capital and she just lives in her house with her sisters. So we are praying and hoping that her mom will return before sunday to be able to sign the paper.