Ether 12:27

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness.
I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my
grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me;
for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me,
then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
-Ether 12:27

Friday, November 15, 2013

Go, and do thou likewise.

Can I just say I have the best looking siblings in the world. Seriously! All of those pictures you sent me are awesome!! You all look so good!! OH! and mom I absolutely love love love my mission plaque.
Emily's mission plaque hanging on the wall at church
I cannot wait to see it in person haha. I cannot believe you all watched the district!! I had to watch that before my mission as a requirement! I also watch a lot of the district videos for my 12 weeks of training in the mission!
Birthday party for our Zone leader
OH and I got your package!!!! I LOVED IT!!! Finally! haha. Best Halloween gift ever. My district was so jealous. I shared all of the licorice with them. I found out that the average Latino does not like licorice haha. But snickers. Man I had to fight everyone off for them haha. I loved all of your letters. I am sure you don´t even remember writing them because it was over a month ago but I loved them.
Yeah! My package and Halloween candy!!
This week has been crazy... Mom I got my very first Ecuadorian sunburn. and let me just tell you it hurt. I haven´t needed sunscreen until this week. It has been so rainy but the rainy season is finally over!! And there is plenty of sun to go around. I hadn´t realized how burned I was until I lifted up my sleeve and holy crap it is was bad. I could only shower in cold water at the beginning but today I took my first warm one in three days haha. But don´t worry I am wearing sunscreen now. The members that we run into during the day remind me all day haha. But overall it hasn´t been terrible.
So I have two really quick stories. The first is about an investigator named Patricio and his family. We found his wife and taught her a quick lesson about the Sabbath and how we are to keep it holy and attend church. Then her husband came out and I was scared. He did not look happy. In fact he wasn´t. He did not want to have our message. So we quickly finished and decided to come back at another time. Anyway, that night Hermana Espíritu felt that we should visit them again. I was scared to death. Someone let us into their apartment building and showed us their apartment door. I can honestly say I hadn´t prayed for my safety so hard in my entire life. And let me tell you God answered my prayer. He was an entirely different person. Almost as if he changed personalities. But we taught a quick lesson and he came to church with us on Sunday so that was awesome. God sure answered our prayers. He sure works in mysterious ways!
The second story is related to Luke 10:30-37. The story of the Good Samaritan. We were on our way to visit an inactive member of the ward and we passed a woman who was sitting in a tire off the side of the road. This was not unusual because people always do crazy stuff here haha. But She had her hand extended to me and said "ayudame" over and over again. Which means help me. We were in a hurry and had a lot of things to get to so we just kept on walking. But all of the sudden I felt completely overcome with the thought that Christ didn´t have an agenda and if I am truly a representative of Christ then I don´t have an agenda either. I stopped my companion and we went back to help the woman. She reeked of alcohol and she was soaking wet in her own urine. It was an adventure to find a taxi driver that was willing to drive her and us to her home. But we managed to make it happen with a good amount of money. There was a lot of time and effort spend but we got her home. This morning I read the story of the Good Samaritan in the Bible and verses 36 and 37 stuck out to me. "Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him, Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise." We all are asked to go and do likewise. Christ is the ultimate example. We can learn so much from him. I am so grateful to know that I have a Savior who suffered for me and who knows me personally. Wow, God is so good.
I love you all and I am so grateful for your support. I would love to give you all a big hug. But I am happy to be here in Ecuador serving.
Mucho mucho mucho amor,

Hermana Pack

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