An AMAZING week with investigators coming to church, training with leaders and learning a "new" language...
Ok. So this week was AMAZING! Probably one of the best weeks I've had so far in the mission. This week was one big 'ole grand blessing from the Lord. We needed new investigators...BAM! At least one everyday and they are incredibly prepared people. We needed to know how to get these wonderful people to church....BOOM! We had amazing training sessions with our leaders twice this week focusing on just that, helping people come to church on Sunday. We have literally been given everything that we've asked for. Okay then! The Lord did His part, now it'sour time to do our part and help these people feel the Spirit of the Lord and grow closer to Him. Seriously though.....It was a great, successful week that definitely made me so grateful to be a missionary and see so clearly how the Lord can direct our lives.
Well, the work is amazing and spirits are higher than ever.
A definite highlight of the week was doing divisions with the zone leaders. We both went over to their area early to study (eat delicious, mouthwatering tacos for breakfast) and work with them after. We separated, Elder Johnson left with Elder Gibson and I with Elder Figueroa. It was incredible. Elder Figs is an amazing missionary and awesome person in general. I learned so much and had fun talking with him all day. I was a little nervious when I found out we would do division with the zone leaders. However, it turned out to be a great experience.
Another interesting thing that has been happening to me is that I can't speak, well...any language now. My mind is a big 'ole bowl of english and spanish and I speak one thinking the other and speak a dangerous amount of spanglish. Someone told me that there is an awkward stage in your mission where this happens, so hopefully it passes fast. Mainly because I keep making a fool out of myself in lessons. Yesterday, I was teaching an investigator how to pray and I said loud and clear "Heavenly Father" in english and the rest in spanish. What's worse is that I kind of continued because I THOUGHT I SPOKE SPANISH BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING! Elder Johnson and the investigator just laughed at me. Also, one time there was this long pause in a lesson and I start the discussion again by saying "BUUUUUT..." Long and drawn out like. The investigator didn't realize and I just played it off and continued going on. It's very frustrating...I JUST WANT TO BE CURED!! Especially because it just gives Johnson more reasons to make fun of me...
Well then, great week in the work, interesting week in the spanglish mind of Elder Foust. I love you all and hope you have a great week!
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