Week 44 "Let's Keep It Going"
This week was amazing. WE GOT ANOTHER BAPTISM! WOOHOO! Daniel, the one that got baptized, has been working so hard these past couple weeks and he wants to progress in the gospel. He said that we are an example to him, but his girlfriend is the biggest. She wants to serve a mission and her example has shown Daniel the way. Now, he wants to serve a mission like us and because of that desire he has already seen so many blessings in his life. We are so proud of him and his choice. What a miracle!
I am loving it here with Elder Corey. He is a great example of how to be the best missionary. I am doing all I can do to be a dedicated missionary.
Something interesting that happened this week was that they are starting to sell fireworks here in Sigua. Which I am so stoked about! (Mom note: Anyone who knows Alec knows that he is a sucker for fireworks. In fact, for most of his growing up years he wanted to become a Pyro-technician. This does make me a little nervous however. I quickly wrote him a letter after getting this and told him to be careful and to not set Honduras on fire...seriously! That would not look good.). I bought all these fireworks for like $2 here in Sigua. Photo below. I am loving it here in Sigua and excited for more good things to come.
Doing laundry in a pila may suck, the food sometimes may not be great, the humidity and heat is just horrible, but I can tell you that even with all those things combined and more, there is nothing that compares to serving a mission. Blessings come from being obedient and the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to true happiness. A quote I love by Elder Jeffery R Holland is this: "Some blessing come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ; they come". I love this quote, because I may not like the living conditions here in Honduras...but I embrace this gospel. I constantly see the blessings and I love it with all my heart.
Love you all guys so much, a year is quickly approaching and I am very excited to see my family when I talk to them on Christmas. Talk to to you next week.
Con mucho cariño,