Mexico, Mexico City South - Spanish Speaking

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hard week, patience, discouragement, and funny shower stories

¿Hola como estan... que taaalll?

Que BUENO. SO this week was rough on some occasions and great on other occasions. Tuesday we went looking for a guy named R. and instead found an extremely drunk man that was just in THAT kind of mood to talk about religion. So yeah, we went in because his family was home so we didn't think anything bad could happen. He was so extremely drunk my head hurt within the first two minutes. All I could think about was how sorry I felt for his little girls and his wife. Drinking is a really ugly thing. And, I hadn't really seen it first hand until then... So yeah not only is alcohol bad for our nutrition, but it also ruins everything good about our thoughts or personality. Haha it was quite the experience. He was crazy so I was just like kkk we gots 2 go peace brudda. And now I never want to go back to find R. Geeeessshlouisss. 

So right after that we went to find P., but he wasn't home and I was just super frustrated and like wwwhhhhhyyyyyy. He has been super busy with work and a divorce and it has been really hard to find him. We remembered that close to his house lives a less active member so we went on over. This scary old lady walks out with the stinkiest stink eye you ever did see and was like "L. is not home..." and we were like okay when can we come back and see her. She then went on to explain that L. was in a dark place when she was baptized and supposedly blamed it on the church so she went and found peace in some other religion and told us we aren't to talk to her and make her sad again. And I was like woooahh lady. But I didn't. So I was like "okay well we will come back another day to talk to her. Oh by the way, what is your name?" and she straight up told me I didn't need to know her name in a very snotty manner. RUUUUDE. Moral of the story, don't be polite and ask someone what their name is if they seem a little P.O.ed at something. Haha okay well it was really rude but super funny after and it is good because I am learning to have a lot of patience with rude old women that think I am the spawn of Satan. Entonces....

Yeah then we went and talked to an old man the next day and he talked FOREVER. And whenever I was like okay great can we share something he went on and told me to be patient... It had been 2 and a half hours. He was super great and all but I was just about ready to die in my chair if I heard anything more about how Mexicans are adopting the dumb social characteristics from Americans. Haha. Anyways. Yeah this just has seemed to be happening a lot and we have not had any success when WE SHOULD be having success. I know I am not supposed to compare myself to other missionaries but Elders B. and R. have had baptisms every weekend and it is a goal to have at LEAST one baptism every month in this mission because it is very very possible if you are working hard and doing what you are supposed to. SO I had just been thinking what the heck are we doing wrong and then I get frustrated with my companion because I am very Christlike and that is what Christ would do. NOT! Then I feel discrouaged and Satan is stupid and makes me feel bad about myself and I get annoyed and have horrible attitudes when I need to be super charasmatic and have the spirit twenty four seven. So yes. This week, it is fair to say, I got discouraged. So I am really trying so hard to keep the spirit with me and do everything in my power to have it and to have success and then let the miracles come. Anyways, I am learning. 

We talked to M. this week. She is so amazing and has the testimony that everyone needs. She just barely recieved this testimony and is so emotional about it and happy but she can't get baptized because her husband is not her husband and it is super dumb because NO ONE IS MARRIED IN THE DF. Haha. Her boyfriend makes up excuses that it is economic but we know it is not. Then he is like "well we want to wait to have a big wedding and have lots of people come" and that is not a real thing because no one does that here and the fact of the matter is he is afraid of committment and yeah. So it is really weird being 19 and telling 30-40 year olds what they need to be doing with their life and that if you exercise faith in something that is a commandment of God you will see miracles happen. But he doesn't understand and so that is rough. It is hard because I want to see M. happy and baptized because she is so ready. Anyways we will keep pestering them because I am good at pestering people. You guys know that :)

OKAY FUNNY STORY. SO remember when Mack was tracting and knocked on a window and some naked guy sticks his head out the window and was like "WATCHUU DOIN I AM TAKIN' A SHOOWEERR" and she ran away like a loser. So I did that too. lolololol. SO we knocked on a window of this couple that is not married but the guy is a member and she wants to be baptized but they need to get married first - but FIRST he needs to divorce his first wife for this to pan out. SO yeah we knocked and she sticks her head out of the window and was like "Uhhhhh sorry we are kind of like bathing right now" and I was like uhh SHUT UP STOPP TELLING US THIS PLEASE DSJKOAFUIGN. But we calmly were like kkk see ya 2morrow crazies and ran away. Haha so it was kind of funny and weird, but I died laughing when I remembered the same thing happened to Mack in Texas a few weeks ago. So in sync are wee. N'sync, byebyebye. 

So yeah this week was kind of hard and uneventuful but hey, that's the mission for ya. Haha jk. The mission is great and when I remember why I am here and have the spirit and charisma I am pumped and loving it. This Saturday we have a baptism for a guy that has been waiting a year to be 18 to be baptized, so it is super exciting for him. We also have another baptism June 15 that I really really think will actually happen this time. But then again, anything can happen in Chinampas. 

Love you all so much and I am so glad everything is great. Can't believe it has been a year since I graduated and since I went to BYU summer term. Life is flying by. I practically have four months out in the mission. AHHH. To be fluent in spanish would be great... anytime now, tongue. 

Con amor,

Elder Macdonald

PS  At the baptism I am singing with the Mexican Von Trapp fam. Lead Kindly Light. Divina Luz.

A "creepy" house

We had to "iron" water because we were out of gas (I told him to never do this again)

There is a bar in the place they rent to have church: )

This is where the branch meets for church

They also have access to a kitchen for services

Farmland in Chinampas

He thinks if looking closely you will see Homer Simpson's profile

"Pan from heaven"

"The BEST District"

Monday, May 20, 2013

Rain, the Atonement, burgers, and bunnies

I do believe the rainy season is starting a wee bit too early. Seriously. It rains every day. Usually in the night when we are walking home... I like the rain alot, don't get me wrong, but one of these days I might drown. It doesn't just rain here... it practially floods. Why didn't anyone tell me this before...? I thought I was going to Mexico, not Portland... haha. You think this kind of detail should at least be in the fine print of a mission call. Ha. 

So this Tuesday we had Zone Conference. I was slightly confused because Zone Conference is every 3 months and we had it last month but I guess Presidente Valadez wanted it again. I was totes fine with that because I love to see everyone and hear talks and learn from the President and his Wife, as well as other missionaries. We talked a lot about the Atonement and I was reminded yet again of its perfection. We are so lucky to have the Atonement because we absolutely need the Atonement in our life. The Atonement allows us not only to be forgiven of our mistakes but also to find a source of energy to keep going when times are hard. Christ's merits, grace, and mercy are sufficient for our weaknesses. And through our weaknesses we can be made strong through his merits, grace, and mercy. Love it. We also talked about applying scriptures better in lessons and being more interactive with the investigators. I've got a lot of work to do to become a good teacher, but I am up for the challenge. Then we had hamburgers for lunch. I ate 3. It was glorious. The hamburgers weren't even good... but the fact that they were hamburgers made me super happy and hungry. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the food here, but food that reminds me of home is good too. 

OMG I forgot to tell you a funny story from a while ago. When I got the package like 2 weeks ago and it had Virgin Mary stickers I pooped my pants it was so funny. Everyone looked at me all weird because of the stickers thinking I was Catholic or something and I couldn't stop LAUGHING. It was so bad. So who knows if the Virgin Mary thing was a joke or legit... But keep putting them on packages because they make me laugh!

We met with a crazy lady this week. Not crazy, because she has good reason to be, but I mean I think she could be classified as that due to my lack of vocabulary. We taught her a little and she just wouldn't stop talking (basically everyone never stops talking here) and so we thought she kind of liked it... But then Thursday when we had intercambias I came back with Elder B. and she was all stand offish and scary so I went running. D. was her name. Who knows what will happen with D. 

So yeah we have switches this week and I was with Elder B.! It was so much fun and I learn so much from him when I teach with him. First of all, we taught 6 lessons which was super good because we usually only teach 2 or 3 a day. But no, we taught 6! And some of the lessons were really great and helped an inactive member come back to church this week! So yeah.. It was super great and fun. He leaves pretty soon for home and he said that when we go to Hawaii the spring break I am back from the mission, he will show us around as a family! So lets take up that offer. He goes to BYU Hawaii. 

Later this week we taught a girl named C. who is a mom of 2 or 3. Her mom is a member but super inactive (nonetheless she still says she loves the church). Anyways. The lesson with C. went super well and you could really tell she was feeling the Spirit. So I hope she was able to read a little and pray. Hopefully she is home this week for our cita! We also taught another person who is friends with Hermana P. in my ward. A. is her name. So we were teaching A. the Plan of Salvation and her friend from her church comes in for something and was listening to us and had all of these wonderful doubtful questions that my companion answered flawlessly. So I was super convinced that since this girl knew so much about the scriptures and had a testimony of Christ and we answered her questions that she would want to talk more with us. Turns out no. I literally begged her for her address.... But she was "busy". No one is too busy to talk to us for 15 minutes. It just meant she didn't want to. It is sooo hard for me to accept no's from people I see so much potential in... SO HARD. I always knew it would be. I just have to respect everyones' agency and realize I did my part (the invitation). So I am going to work on this and try not to die everytime people say no.

So this Saturday we were eating at this families house... They had these super cute bunnies in a shoe box because they were babies and I was all "aww they are cute". and they asked me if I liked bunnies and I was like "duh they are soo cute". And they were like "how do you like them".... and I was like "HOLD UP FOO, to eaaat???? NOOOOOO" hahaha and then they looked at me wierd so I was worried if I offended them and I was like "....well, I have never tried them....". She told me they are better then chicken. So who knows. I might be eating them soon. I have pictures of them.... I'll send them soon.....

Elder B. had a baptism this week and it was S. who used to be a Testigo de Jehova! She is soo great and I was super happy for her. Her family came and I think they liked it alot. Then this week at church F. CAME. (oh yyeah, we taught him this week). He is the guy that LOVES the church and knows nothing about it. He explained how he has had it rough for a few months and he was really praying for something to change his life. Then we walked past his tortilleria and he says we are his angels. So that is flattering... haha. But he loved church and just loves the Book of Mormon and says it is the best gift he has every recieved. I think we are going to baptize him in June! Hopefully!! 

This p-day was good. We went to the other missionaries house to play games and I have some pictures I'll send you. I love my district! Super blessed! Anyways I loved the emails from you guys and am sure you are all just great. Good luck to graduating seniors. Super happy for mission calls #dingsdingsdehickkk and yeaaah wooohoooo! Love you alll so much. Thanks for eeerything.

Con Amor,

Elder Macdonald

His pet parrot (Loro) teaching him to whistle

The ill fated bunnies

His companion

His district

Jenga with a self timer camera...


Jenga with the coolest District on dia de P

Monday, May 13, 2013

So first... Skype was soo good and made me feel better too (to see the family and house in-tact). Haha...

So we got a Ward Mission Leader this past week in my Rama!! That is a huge step because we are a branch, not a ward, we need more Priesthood Holders to make it a Ward, and the fact that we have a Priesthood holder that was able and willing to take on this task is a huge blessing. He is soo great too. Last week we had a meeting with him. I think he is a pretty recent convert (under a year) and the whole time he was just bearing his testimony and so excited to work with us and help other people attend church and just everything. It was really so great. We have another meeting tonight with him... 

To answer your questions about Pday I first need to clarify the "unlimited" time that I said we have. I mean technically I guess we do, but that is never a reality. We have so many other things to do on pday, like shop, haircuts (like today), and comida with families which is an hour or two, and we have to do laundry, and then studying like we do everyday, and then at the end of the day we have a two hour meeting. You also have to take into account traveling from place to place... So it usually pans out to 2 hours on the computer. Soo you don't need to worry about that. And yeah we aren't really allowed to play sports either for safety reasons... but I haven't had that kind of extra time on pdays. So it must be different in other areas... but in my area (because it is so large) we usually stay pretty busy on pdays. 

So this week we went looking for F. who is the awesome twenty year old that wants to know more about our church. But he has the most awful work schedule so he is literally never home and it is so frustrating because we just need to teach him!! So whenever we pass by his house looking for him we always end up talking to his dad. His dad is full of charisma and just a great personality. He loves talking to us, but he has made it clear he doesn't really believe in a God... He believes in some higher power but that is about it. So the last time we talked to him he asked us what we believe in or what we teach and how it is different from the other missionaries here (evangelists, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, other Christians, and Catholics), because I guess there are a lot. But these missionaries live here and only proselyte on certain days of the week, so I have yet to run into one. Anyways... we told him a little about the first lesson, or the restoration, and yeah. We gave him a pamphlet to read and he was excited because he loves learning about this stuff... The only tough part is he probably won't pray. I really have hope for him, though. I think as soon as he prays then all is well in Zion. So that's good. I mean we haven't really asked him to pray because he hasn't shown any interest, but next time we see him I think we will ask him to do that. We also have another great investigator because she is married to a non-active member. They both want to attend church as soon as their work schedules allow for it and then I am positive she will get baptized and he will start becoming more active. God is truly preparing people for RIGHT NOW. I just feel lucky to be able to teach them. 

This week we also had so many new referrals and those are the best because it is a golden ticket to someone who is at least somewhat interested. The first was with a girl named M.! She is the lawyer I was telling you about. She is super intelligent and has so much interest in the Book of Mormon because of her brother in law and best friend. So we taught her the restoration and explained that the only way for her to have a testimony of this is to read and pray about it. I mean, we can testify as much as we want, but that won't help her with her personal relationship with God. It is so fun to tell people that if you sincerely ask God a specific question (such as, if the Book of Mormon is true), he will answer you with a specific answer - yes or no. She felt so empowered by that and was so ready. We also gave her homework to read 3 Nephi 11 when Christ comes to the Americas. Those chapters are so powerful and I don't believe anyone can read that with an open heart and deny the validity of this book. So yeah - fam and friends. DO THAT. Read 3 Nephi 11 and then pray to your Heavenly Father to see if this book truly is another testament of Jesus Christ. If you already have a testimony of the book, ask again. If you don't already have a testimony then try it. And ask specifically with a sincere desire to know. 

We have another great investigator named P. He is sooo hilarious and awkward and I just love him. I think he is like 45 or 50. He is in a divorce and so family life is hard for him. He has heard some great things about this church and at random times throughout his life the Book of Mormon was brought to his attention, so this time he decided to do something about it! He is super cultured and intelligent and loves to read and learn. So he had been reading it before we met with him. He also is in love with the lesson pamphlets and wants them ALL right now. He is going to bind them into a big book or something. He is a goof. Anyways... we taught him of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and why it is important to have the proper authority of God at all times and the importance of Prophets. It made so much sense to him (why shouldn't it...) and he was so excited to read more after we left. He came to church and it was great. We will meet with him again soon! Something unfortunate about him is where he lives. We aren't sure if he is in our mission or Mexico South East....... NOOOOOOO. Haha. I don't want to have to give him up. So we have to look at a good map to make sure if he is ours or someone elses. How depressing if I can't baptize him?!? Maybe that is selfish... but yeah. I will find out soon.

So about the JEHOVAH WITNESS woman. So we knocked on the door and her grandma was so excited and was like one minute I need to get so-and-so because he has all the answers to your questions. We were all "wuuuuut." haha. So this guy comes out and doesn't introduce himself. He was extremely stern and with a deep voice says "alright, tell me your doubts teenagers". HAHA. I was dying. So we had an interesting discussion with him. Well my companion did. I didn't want to talk this time and look stupid. So my comp was like well we actually just wanted to teach about our church.... and then he was like no that is stupid. And I was like huh? And so then he was like do you believe in the Bible... and we were like YES of course. And we were like "do you...?" because his bible doesn't say Bible. It says something along the lines of "new world translation of holy scriptures". He got a little flustered with that. Haha. He defended the fact that they changed some words so that children could understand because some prophet said that everyone needs to read this book... I guess that is enough reason to change the Bible even more than it already is. idk. Then we talked a little about what we believe after earth life, or death, because he started attacking us saying only 144,000 will go to heaven. We explained what we believed and he was super confused because I don't think he has read 1 Cor 15:40-42 before. It is about the celesital bodies, terestial bodies, etc. Then we mentioned how Jesus Christ is Jehovah and gave a bunch of references that support this. He even admitted it in messing up his words and it was really funny and sad but funny. He got kind of anxious with his body language and we could tell he wanted to leave. All we wanted to do was share our beliefs.. So I gave him a pamphlet and he wouldn't accept it... I was like wooooooah. It is ten pages and half of it is pictures. Take this piece of papper duuude. But he wouldn't. He told us we could come back when we have more doubts. I am not sure my doubts were cleared up or I just gained more. But yeah it was sure interesting. My comp thinks that he is a priest in their church and they wouldn't let M. talk to us because she is in the process of her baptism so they didn't want her to get confused with anything. Kind of depressing. I think we will stop by again this week and see if they want to us to share anything so they can actually learn about what we believe before they make judgements. It was super interesting. So who knows... maybe my adventures with JWs are done for a little while... Kind of sad. I liked to talk to them. Haha. 

Anyways this is super long and I am tired of writing. Love you guys soo much. This week I have zone conference and then just teaching and teaching. Spanish is getting a lot better. Some people give me the nicest compliments like "wow you have only been in mexico for 7 and a half weeks" and others are like "oh... I knew a missionary that learned spanish in a week". Then I tell them that they didn't know a missionary like that because that is stupid. Haha I don't say that, but I think it. 

LOVE ya. 

Con Amor,

Elder Macdonald

The street outside his house

His "courtyard"

A "selfy" of him because "he knew I would like it" (I do)
The stairs he climbs each day

Always puppies
Parrots outside of his house
Outside the internet cafe and it is pouring

Monday, May 6, 2013

Agency, Salvation, Painting, and other Religions

Quick bday shout out to SteFUNNY Connelly. Happy birthday girlfrien. Remind me when you leave on your mission for DC? I FORGOT. But yah. Write me. And GOOD LUCK Joro Hansen! I think you leave this week. You're gonna be an awesome Elder! Go get 'em!

So this week was pretty good, interesting, tough, but all in all, good. So yeah. I got your package Tuesday and I got 4 letters from friends. Some were dated from the first of April and others the middle of April... So yeah I think it does take about 2-3 weeks to get delivered here, but how long it takes to get delivered to me is another story. On Tuesday we had cambias in the whole mission, and then for those that didn't have cambias(changes/transfers) we still had to meet at the Stake Center and listen to Hermana Valadez talk about medical cards that we just got. No one understood anything. I especially understood nada. So that's good. But I got to see Elder Brown, Dixon, Wirthlin, and Gee! They are all doing better, or so it seemed. Haha we all have such a bond and it is just the BEST to see them. I hope that I can be in the same district or companions with one of them in the future.
SO this week was supposed to be super exciting because I had a wedding scheduled for Friday and two baptisms for this Saturday. But guess what??? Yeaah. Good guess. The wedding was postponed to Monday which was then postponed to the end of May, and none of our investigators attended the Casa de Oracion, so that means no baptisms. WHAT. Come onnnn. But it is okay. I am on the Lord's time and he knows better then me. I actually think it is for the best because I was less then convinced that either of them were truly ready for baptism. And it kind of shows in the fact that they didn't attend church this week. So I am not sure if we will continue to teach them, or if we have to drop them. It makes me soo sad. We need to talk to them and see if this is something they really want. Sometimes I get frustrated with agency.... haha, but I know it is a precious gift. But come on, people, this is SALVATION we are talking about. These feelings got a little more intense yesterday when I ran into a Jehovah's Witness. But I will get there in a little...
I started to read Jesus the Christ in my personal studies this week and about peed myself because I LOVE it soo much. My patriarchal blessing always said I have been blessed with the ability to read and learn and love the scriptures, and I honestly thought that was kind of bogus UNTIL I got here. Seriously though, I did NOT like to read before the mission, and I was always bad at it growing up.... so it didn't make any sense to me when I heard that in my blessing. But now I LIVE for reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and the other books I am allowed to read on the mission... Seriously. I have such a new found love for reading and learning the mysteries of God. I used to come home from the days, plan, and go to sleep right away... but now I am always reading until 10:30 and then I go to sleep! Call me a book worm. Haaa jk that was stupid. But, I have learned so many cool things from these books. However... I decided that I am not allowed to read Jesus the Christ until I finish the Libro de Mormon in spanish, because we are promised that if we read the whole book we will be fluent in the language. I am only in 2 Nephi and my language is tons better! But I am not going to get prideful, so don't ya worry your little heart. So yeah... That was probably the best thing about this week. Just reading, cross referencing, marking, learning, reading in spanish, learning simple yet amazing things about the Doctrine behind Christ's whole exsistence and yaa prettty dang sweet. 

So missionary friends that haven't left yet... READ Jesus the Christ. it is like 5000 pages but that doesn't matter. Also read the Day of Defense because you are not technically allowed to read anything other than what is on the list... but this book has sooo many perfect explanations and questions that you will get from people from other religions. Not that I am reading it right now or anything.... But yeah. Do as I say, not as I do. Kk.
So this week I have really heard the name Jehovah like 5000 billion million times and I guess I always knew that Jehovah was Christ before he was born, but I never took interest in it and never read and learned it for myself so it had a lack of importance on my radar. But God put it on my radar this week last Monday. While we were at Hermana P's, when she was sewing my pants I saw a pamphlet from the Jehovah's Witness religion and I was just flipping through it looking at pictures because it was in spanish and I felt lazy to try and read it all soo yeah. But as I was flipping through the pictures I saw the words 'Book of Mormon'... So I was like AHH what does it saaaay. And yeah it was just making silly and trivial arguments against it. But that led me, Hermana P., and Elder L. to start discussing it... I was asking them about other religions here and who is super prominent and what they believe, because let's be honest. I am ignorant and have lived in a Mormon bubble, so I don't really know about other religions. So yeah they just explained to me some of the stuff that Jehovah Witnesses believe.

 Then on Friday we were painting a recent converts house for service with Elders B. and R. (ps the house is now LIME green and it is great. I have pics) and so I was talking to them more about the questions I had about things I had read in Jesus the Christ and other questions I had about other religions. But the whole week I had just learned more and more about Jehovah Witnesses. So yeah it was just whatever.... UNTIL Sunday. Sunday was normal. Church, comedia, and then we went walking. We didn't have any citas so I felt prompted to look for a woman named M. I contacted my second or third day! We hadn't found her yet and I really think she gave me a fake address. Haha. No - she didn't. The problem is that the numbers sometimes exsist and others don't, so we knocked on a couple doors in hopes to find her... The first door was a Christian man. We had a nice discussion with him and gave him a pamphlet about the restoration. We are going to meet with him next Sunday! Then we went down to another house that had the number we wanted but we didn't know what street we were on... So we just did it. Knocked the door... and yeah. The kids yelled through the door who we wanted and we said M. and they were like "okay one second" and I was like YAYAYAYAYA WE FOUND HER. And then M. opened the door and it was not the M. I wanted to see. But hey, she was there, we were there, so we started to talk. She really had a nice presence about her. Not that she was attractive, but she just seemed super nice and I was just thinking omgomgomg we are going to totally baptize her. Funny. So as we started talking she mentioned how she is basically a member of Testigos de Jehova aka Jehovah Witness. And I was like "ooohh goody I know about her religion". Haha except I still didn't. But yeah... Ironic? So I guess she has seen other LDS missionaries before and legit was like "I wonder what they do all day, I have only ever seen them walk". So I think she thinks that we legit come on missions for two years to walk. I was all NO. We talk to everyone about this Gospel. And she was all "what"? And so we kind of explained a little. So a little bit about Jehovah Witnesses. They believe that God, our Heavenly Father, is Jehovah. So, in their Bible, everytime it says 'Lord' they changed it to Jehovah because I guess that was what is was before some kind of translation.. Idk. But yeah. They also believe that Jesus Christ was nothing more than just a grand prophet. So that was difficult for me because I have this burning testimony of Jesus Christ as the Creater of the World and man kind, our Savior, our Redeemer, and because of him we have the opportunity to live in the presence of the Father after this Life. We obviously have to do some things, but in the scheme of things, what we do is nothing... So yeah. It is amazing and beautiful and glorious. 

She believes that God has only chosen 144,000 people to return to Heaven and that the rest will live on the earth. It is kind of confusing. She was saying that in Revelations 7 it says something about the 144,000, but I don't think it says that only they will return to God's presence. So she straight up told us that we are not going to go to Heaven. And I was like thanks for being sensitive. HA omg. I was also looking for a scripture in my Bible (spanish) and I couldn't find it plus the wind was tearing my pages so i just gave up and she used that against me and told me I need to learn so much more. I was alll RUUUUDE. I dont know spanish. Yes it is very true I don't know practically anything, but I am on the Lord's errand and through faith anything is possible... And she was very adamant about having us talk to her priests to get our doubts and questions cleared up. So basically I was confused because she was the missionary and I was the investigator and it was weird. So yeah. Okay this is so long and I forget what else happened. But to end this before I die.... IT WAS SOO HARD. I wanted to cry because she has so much faith but she is so confused. I want her to know the truth. But she won't listen. And this is Salvation. I don't understand what is enticing about her beliefs... I totally respect them. I do. I was angry because she was dissing me. I was also so excited because when I would bear my testimony the spirit was SO strong and yeah. If nothing else, my testimony of this Gospel was strengthened more. But guess what. We are meeting with her again next Sunday. She said she would pray to God about her beliefs and ask what is the correct path. I pray all the time that she can open her heart to feel the spirit. I read a little bit in the Day of Defense and it answered all the questions about Jehovah Witnesses. So now I know where to study it in the Bible. So that is just fantastic. But yeah. THANKS to my comp everything worked out great. He has investigated that church and could answer the questions that she was confused about. This sounds like a Bible bash, which is probably was. But I am so against that. But I don't care anymore. I am not trying to bash on Jehovah Witnesses. AHH. So confused right now. But yeah. She is praying and we are preparing to teach her in a week.
This week was good. I miss you all. My comp and I are getting along much better, thanks to my spanish improving so I can talk to him. All is well in Chinampas. Love love love.

Con Amor,
Elder Macdonald

Painting for service?

Lucky members?