Monday, April 27, 2015

That´s a good sign it´s time to take a nap.

Training is definitely an adventure, and I´ve learned what a real ¨baby¨ is.  I was blessed to have a lot of the language down when I got here, even if I couldn´t understand the Puerto Ricans.  It´s been a learning process but we are both growing and improving in marked ways every day.

Last night for a ward activity we watched Meet the Mormons.  100% would recommend.  It was a great movie and we´re borrowing it from the stake president so we can watch it in English.  The best part was that we got three less actives to the activity and they loved it.  They really miss being active but it´s hard to keep going.  That´s why we´re here!  I don´t know, as a missionary I feel like I have so much motivation it´s really easy to give it away.

This week I learned how much service can mean to people.  They are pretty lazy about giving us service opportunities, so we decided to heart attack the same less active family on Friday.  We got caught by the kids, but then they helped us sneak through the jungle around the back of their house so we could make it a surprise for their mom.  Twenty minutes down the road we got a very teary call from the sister, saying that she had been feeling really down and she had really needed that.  The next day we visited and she gave us dinner as a surprise, and then she and the two kids that had helped us came to sacrament meeting and the activity.  She looked so much happier than she has been since I met her.  And now the ward is starting to get excited about helping them back.

I love love love the mission!
Hermana Kirkland

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