I know remember why I dreaded the summer here. Just like las summer, We are dying from the heat. What makes it worse is that there is so much humidity. I can never stop sweating. I can now say that I am grateful for the Arizona heat.
But other than the weather I can say that I truly am super happy to be a missionary. We are working harder than ever, and that work is paying off because we found 3 new people to teach just this past week! And we have a whole family, the Andia´s who are going to get married and be baptized the weekend of the 5th of Feb! We are doing everything we can to plan their wedding and baptism to make it the most special weekened for them. Its been rough to see them struggle financially but they don´t let that affect them, and they truly rely, trust, and find pure happiness in Christ and in the Gospel. They are such big examples to me and I love them so much. I love being a missionary because I get to see first hand how the Lord works, strengthens, and carries His children every step of the way once they decide to follow Him. I know that it is not an easy thing to follow and to trust fully in Christ, but it is the only way to complete and everlasting happiness. Here´s a quote that I loved from the Ensign from this past General Conference...
"The joy we experience in this life will be in direct proportion to how well our lives are centered on the teachings, example, and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ."
I know this quote to be sooo true!! It wasn´t for coincidence that in the zone meeting with all the missionaries, my companion and I taught about finding motivation to keep moving on in the mission. The only solution we came up with was our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that a life centered in Christ is eternal joy, nothing else. I know it and I have felt the powers of it in my life. He is the only source of comfort, joy, peace, and confidence during times of tribulation and the good times! I invite all of you to keep Christ in the center of your lives, and if not, to make him the center. Because with Christ at the center we will never be led astray. Love you all!
Keep pushing forward!!