This week had some ups and downs. A huge up was getting to talk to my family on Sunday! Downs would be that this week had some long hot days with a lot of appointments falling through and not a lot of support from the members. It’s hard because there aren’t very many members but we are trying our best here in Mapa! Highlights of the week:
- We found root beer and it was amazing because I haven’t had root beer since before my mission.
- We ate iguana! It was totally not bad, though it had lots of little bones and still had its skin. :o)
- District meeting and zone meeting on Thursday. In the district meeting we talked about the numbers behind time – in the scriptures it says that one day for God is like 1,000 years for us. So,
God’s Time Our Time
1 day = 1,000 years
1 hour = +40 years
1 minute = +6 years
Which means my mission of 1.5 years is only 15 seconds for God. It’s basically nothing! Haha. It was a really good meeting though and we talked a little bit about how the frustration we feel right now is teaching us a little bit about how God often feels with us when we disobey Him. It’s a hard lesson to learn. After the zone meeting we decorated a Christmas tree and got presents. We laughed about how us missionaries have to stick together at Christmastime because we’re all people who don’t have our families with us, and only have each other.
- On Friday I completed 9 months in the mission! That means I’m halfway done. . . What?! I feel that I’ve learned so much in these past 9 months. I’ve heard the mission is like climbing a mountain, 9 to climb up and 9 to climb down, but the way down is always faster and just gains speed as it goes.
- Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and Navidad (Christmas)! Yay! So awesome to celebrate with some members and also skype my family. Also to be able to think about the true spirit of Christmas, which is of course, a Christmas centered on Christ.
I hope you all had a great Christmas and that all is well with everyone.
Con amor, Hermana Dangl
9 months in the mission! Hump Day! = 9 months pregnant.
Hermana Kettley in Chile on her hump day! I must have been having labor pain! :o)