Hey! Another week down here in La Leyenda. The area is kind of slow, but we are working and getting the trust and help of the members slowly. This week was Family Week here, and on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday they had activities in the chapel for families, where they would invite non-member families to participate... and everyone brought non-members that lived in the other area, and not ours. I think only one non member family that came was on our side that we could actually teach... but oh well, there is nothing you can do about that.
We were talking to a member here in the ward, and we visited him in his house for a family home evening. We just talked about the mission. We started on the topic of what our challenges were here in the ward, and he told us to just focus on being the missionaries that God wants us to be, and emulate Christ's attributes as best as we can. There is a verse in Alma 5 that talks about receiving the image of Christ in your life or something like that. And it is true... The member went on and told us that the members here will help, but they need to rebuild that trust in the missionaries again. Time will pass and we will change them through our efforts and example. He also said to enjoy the mission and that when you get home the things that you will actually remember are the people and the memories, not how many contacts you made in the street or the number of lessons you taught that one day... just live in the moment. But at the end of the visit he told us that the mission has blessed him in so many aspects of his life, and that the Lord provides for you as a recompense for your service. He has a type of cancer, and he has to pay 7000Q every month for the medication. He does not always have work every month, but somehow the Lord provides and he is able to pay all the house bills, cable, food etc. as well as every cent of the 7000Q.