Well.. This week I have definitely learned a lot. Since Hermana Costagliola doesn´t know the area or the investigators I´ve had a lot more responsibility placed on my shoulders. It´s been a little stressful, because I feel like I´m responsible for the salvation of literally everyone here in Santa Cruz! I´ve been making all the phone calls and (because they know me) taking more of a lead in the lessons we teach.
It´s been an exhausting week. Hermana Costagliola is always like, "Ï sometimes forget you´re still in training" which is good I guess, but I´m exhausted. I really feel like because of this change my spanish is really starting to pick up. I still struggle and have so much to learn but it´s getting easier.
But because I´m exhausted, thank goodness for p-day! (hense the caption) haha I´m so dead.. I was planning on taking it easy this morning as well, but ended up having a lesson today too.. we are definitely on the lords time right now! But I´m thankful for my short p-day :)
Despite a somewhat stressful week, the works been good. Me and Hermana Costagliola are really driven to strengthen our area and build our numbers. We´ve been working very hard, and the lord has blessed us for our efforts! We´ve had a lot of lessons, we have found new investigators, and we are still making progress with our investigators we have so the work is progressing here!
I´ve been really emotional this week too.. (probably because of the change) but after every lesson we have, or whenever we talk about the needs of our investigators I just cry. I just wish that these people could feel the love their father in heaven has for them. One of the biggest problems we face with our teaching is that people have a hard time accepting that the way to learn and to know is through feeling the spirit. It´s a hard change to make, thinking logically to feeling, but it´s so important and so key in everything we do. It´s really true that we aren´t the teachers in this work. If we´re obedient we can be the Lord´s tools, and the spirit is the teacher. We can answer ever question our investigators have, but they won´t ever accept the gospel of Jesus Christ, unless they can learn to feel. SO my goal for this week is to help point out those precious moments where the spirit is strong to my investigators and help the learn the way the lord wants them to learn.
Anyways thank you for all the love and support, and my only need is please pray for my investigators, especially for them to have the ability to recognize the spirit. Love you all so much!