My goodness! There has been so much that has happened! Its offically been a week and that is so crazy. I feel like I just got here yesterday, but I feel like I've been her for months....... My companion is Hermana J. (I don't think she is related) and we get along good. We are both going to the same mission so thats awesome! The craziest thing I think is that I have adapted really well here in Mexico. I don't miss my electronics (Although to have Google Translate at my finger tips would be nice) and I am 100% content with talking about the gospel all day long. We have 8 missionaries in my District, and they are the craziest people but I love them all! Those three years of Spanish in high school and the 5 months waiting to leave have really paid off! I enjoy sitting with the Latinos and striking up a conversation as best as I can haha. Last Friday me and Hermana J. got to teach our first investigator in Spanish. His name is Ivan, and hes a really sweet guy. Tonight we will be teaching our 3rd lesson with him, and I'm super excited! He doesn't speak any english, so we have no choice but to speak Spanish. The gift of tongues is a real thing! I can now write down bullet points on paper and be able to speak with him about our lesson and go off of the bullet points! But I know that it is all the Lord's work! He is so loving and kind!
So General Conference! I did get to hear it in English so that's good. Was it just me, or was almost every single talk about the same things?? That we must never let go of the iron rod, that we need to focus and keep the Sabbath Day holy, be worthy to take the sacrament, be worthy of the Holy Spirit, be worthy of the temple! I feel like they are saying to us, "Stop procrastinating! Repent right now, and come unto Christ!" I really loved the talk from M. Russell Ballard. He talked about the potters spinning wheel. The clay must be centered on the wheel in order to be molded, just like we need to be centered in Christ so that he can mold us into what we need to be to return to him again. I don't remember who it was, but they talked about focusing on one scripture a week, to ponderise it! I have decided to start to do that.
The scripture I have decided to focus on this week is Alma 37: 36-37
" Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support, yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and withersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord, yea, let all they thoughts be directed unto the Lord, yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.
Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings , and he will direct thee for good, year, when thou liest down at night, lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep, and when thou risest in the morning let they heart be full of thanks unto God, and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."
Sorry to everyone if I don't write you this week! I only have an hour to read and reply to everything. I have met 4 other Hermanas that are also going to the Guadalajara East Mission and we are all leaving the same day! The MTC here is really nice too! Its so much better than Provo so I heard.
This morning we all went to the Mexico Temple! It is so awesome because it is one of the largest temples in the world, and the angle Moroni is holding the gold plates. Only 5 temples in the world have that angel Moroni. I will try to post pics next week, I need to find out how to get them on the computer!
Well, that is my adventures for the past week!
Love, Hermana Boice