Monday, January 26, 2015

Hola from San Buenaventura

Hola from San Buenaventura!

This week was awesome, so many spiritual experiences that testified to my companion and I that The Lord is fully in charge of this work. We came home, super super tired every night. What we are trying to do right now is shape up the ward. They dont focus much in the mission work and well we are starting to work with them lots. It is an awesome experience helping people recognize and learning that this is the most important work on the earth!! Since we had special transfers my companion and I will probably only be here until transfers, which are in a week. I dont want to leave, there is so much work here and we have found so many awesome people to teach, Almost daily we are working with a convert that was a Catholic missionary for like 20 years in all Mexico, I love hearing her testimony and really feeling the Spirit from that sister. There is a family here that has helped us out a ton, it is amazing to see their faith to accompany us instead of doing one of the a million things we all have to do. Everyone is so busy, but the few people that understand the importance of this work , really understand our purpose here on earth. I hope you all can a minute and think of someone else, someone who is need and that you can help. Sometimes the best remedy is to forget ourselves and get to work. 

In my mission right now, I am learning to have charity. Nobody told me it was so hard! I am really learning to give people the benefit of the doubt. Here is a quote that I love about charity:
“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, whenwe don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give eachother the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is acceptingsomeone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patiencewith someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to becomeoffended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we mighthave hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weaknessand being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity isexpecting the best of each other.”
May we all strive to love and see eachother like God loves and sees all of us. The critical consideration is how we use the truth, truth surely exists as an absolute, but our use of truth should be disciplined by our values.  Something that I have learned on the mission is that sometimes there are times to say nothing at all. hahah Pray for the heavenly help and strength to refrain from judging and ciritzing others. When we judge or ciritize people we have no time to love them. 

Have a great week!
Hermana Sanchez 

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