This week we had 3 splits: ) Which means I was traveling to different parts of Santiago for three days (in a row) this week!! I really, really enjoyed it, but I was dead beat by the end : )
My highlight was with Hna. Riveros from Peru! She´s new in the mission, and it was her one-month-in-the-mission birthday. I wanted to do something special for her, so we had a birthday party during dinner : ) I made brownies, and we had ice cream! Right before we went to bed, we took time to enjoy the skyline (amazing!!!) and talk about all the potential the people have, and how much God loves us to give us the chance to fulfill that potential. It was way fun, but what was better is when she told me it was her best day in the mission : ) That is what I live for, hearing that in my own small way I got to help someone else feel happy : ) I also got to go back to Renca (My first sector) and reconnect with a lot of the people I met there : )
This week I read a lot about Nephi in the Book of Mormon. I love the example he gives of exact obedience to the commandments of God. I want to be like Nephi. It doesn´t matter how many friends I make, or if anyone listens to this message, if we are obedient, God will be happy with us, and we will know that we did his work. I want to help the other Hermanas in my group feel the peace that God gives us when we are following his will! In 1 Nephi 17:15, Nephi gave me a perfect answer of how to do this. “Wherefore, I, Nephi, did strive to keep the commandments of the Lord, and I did exhort my brethren to faithfulness and diligence.¨¨
He chose to be the example, Invited others to do the same, and that’s it. We can only be examples and invite, then it is their turn to chose what they will do.
I love the Book of Mormon, I love my companion, I love Santiago, and I love serving the Lord.