- What a week . . .I feel like the time is speeding by but at the same time, last week feels like it was forever ago. I’m sorry my letter got sent out late, we didn’t have internet in the whole state of Chiapas! I’m not sure how things like that happen but apparently they do.
- This week . . . it rained a lot. Like torrential downpour end of the world type rain. It makes it cooler outside so it’s actually kind of nice. It’s rough because everyone goes inside and there’s no one in the streets for us to talk to.
- Zone Conference! We learned lots of good stuff, but I liked when we talked about consecration—The Lord asks for everything, not just a little bit, but every bit. When we hand it all over to Him (ourselves included) we start to enjoy the blessings that come from consecration and understand our purpose on the earth.
- I turned 17 meses (months) in the mission! It doesn’t seem real, I am trying to enjoy every moment.
- Also, we’re moving! We have been trying to find a house but with no luck . . . until we said a prayer and that same day we found the house.
- We are still visiting the less actives and if I’ve learned something, it’s that Gordon B. Hinckley hit it right on the nose when he said that every new member needs an assignment, a friend, and to be nourished by the word of God. I think it applies to all members.
- Hermana Maldonado got sick this week, so we helped a member make empanadas!
- We taught someone whose daughter has some really hard health problems and she’s had to stay at home with her and take care of her for more than 20 years. So she asked us . . . “Why do I have to suffer?” There are many reasons. In the Book of Mormon it talks about how Alma and Amulek had to watch scriptures and people be burned for their beliefs, but God didn’t let them intervene because the wicked needed to be punished. It also says in the Bible that when we suffer with patience, our sufferings will not even compare to the eternal weight of glory that we will receive. I think suffering is just part of the human existence, and is part of our time of probation.
- I gave a talk on Sunday about personal apostasy and how it happens. Apostasy is when we turn away from the truth and from the teachings of the prophets. Like the great apostasy after the death of Jesus Christ. We too fall into a state of apostasy when we stop reading the scriptures, going to church and praying.
Have a great week and always choose the right!
Con mucho amor, Hermana Dangl
Hermana's last planner!
What they do when there isn't any water in the house!
They live out of buckets.
Last week Hermana Dangl visited the original Izapa Stela 5 on her P-day. Above is a picture of a mosaic that was built in the mid 1970's at our church building on Dover in Newport Beach on the back patio. Sadly it was taken down a number of years ago, but here is a beautiful picture of it.
The front page of our Stake newspaper.
The key of what everything stands for.