SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO MISSION
It has been a good week. We got a new Elder in our house. His name is Elder Ramos. He is from Ecuador and knows a little English so its fun to just talk with him even though i still don’t understand a lot. I worry a lot that I am behind on the language - I feel like I should be able to understand a summary of what the people are saying by now. But I have noticed all the older American Elders end up learning the language. i just don’t want to be the FIRST ONE that doesn’t get it! haha!!
This week has been tough because almost all of our appointments cancelled and when we contact, no one receives us. The people here either want nothing to do with religion or they don’t want to hear a message unless its from THEIR church. There has to be a family or person in this town that is being prepared for us!!
Since all of our appointments cancelled, we decided to stop by a less active member’s house. We go to her house and she is not there! We see a man down the street sitting outside and decided to go talk to him. His name is Roberto and has a family. He goes to a church but doesn’t believe it is true. he was not interested at first, but as the Holy Spirit testifies, it changes him and softens his heart. He then gets super interested and said he will call us. He then runs inside and gives us so much FOOD to take home with us!! YES!! As we were leaving, I realized Heavenly Father led us to this man. Our original plan was to go see the less active member but in reality, we were supposed to meet this guy that night. It is just so cool how Heavenly Father shows us the way.
The Plan of Salvation is something I have always loved. The fact I can be with my family for eternity. I can have an eternal companion and have eternal children. That has been one of my favorite blessings. I struggle a lot with the thought of being away from my family for 2 years - but then I compare that to eternity.
Thank you so much for the package!. It was so good to get LETTERS from everyone!! Letters really help a lot. The support that I receive from people REALLY helps through the hard times. I love you so much and miss you like crazy.
Elder Cody Anderson