Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Hey, Everyone!

It has been a pretty great week for us in terms of changing our attitude. It’s interesting that it has taken me this long in my mission to start to see the effects of really going out with faith—we have taken it all to the next level with our attitudes. We weren’t faulting any obedience before; all my mission, I have felt like I have been pretty exactly obedient but just not quite seeing those grand miracles that are promised us along with the exact obedience. But we had a great mini-cambio this week and I had the opportunity to really learn from my leaders what it means to have faith and how to really use your plans to achieve your goals. NOT a whole lot of changes, not really any changes, but just that small change of our attitude and really believing that people are going to be receptive to us has made a big difference-- we have been able to find a new family this week that seems pretty great!

Romina didn’t come to church which was a bummer but we are going by tonight. They are a great young family and I want so badly for them to really see the blessings of the Gospel in their lives as they apply it. But she just needs to come to church!

I am so convinced that even the smallest things can make drastic changes in the work. The most frustrating part is that by the time we fix something, something else has gone awry and we have to re-evaluate and re-apply. It’s definitely an uphill battle (ha ha, Penco joke) but I am thankful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and that we aren’t demanded to be perfect now, as long as we are improving and repenting.

We had a neat experience with some less-active members a few days ago. We read Matthew 14:26 with them (I think that was it), where it asks what we would change in exchange for our souls--a very valuable self-interrogative question for all of us. Thinking about that definitely gives a new perspective.

Love you all! Have a great week and really look for those spiritual experiences!
Elder Brown

A fellow Blue Devil!

A great chimichanga from an American restaurant in Conce called Mamut.

Found this in our bathroom. Not sure what you'd call it but we call it "picho."

The elders in this zone are GREAT!

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