Monday, October 13, 2014

Week 2 as cripple


How has another week already gone by so fast?!?!?! I honestly feel like my life is flashing before my eyes.

Something I forgot from last week, hahah always forgetting things. There was a recent convert watching conference with us, he is from Canada. After the session ended, he just blurts out "Will the Holy Ghost ever get a body?!?!?! It just does not seem fair!!!!!" Actually a very legit question, and we all kind of sat there in silence for about 10 seconds hahah because no one knew what to say. I was not even sure if he actually spoke English, or was just someone who talked with the missionaries because he wants to practice. But yes, he has a point!

 This week, lots and lots and lots....add in about a million more lots...of studying!! I am currently in page 200ish of Jesus the Christ, and I have bipolar phases of thinking it is interesting or not, but I am making my way through it! I have actually learned lots of great stuff from it. How Jesus` name was Jehovah before he came to Earth, and all the reasons and background and ties interlinking that name with other names for Christ. Very cool! I have always been working my way through my Spanish grammar book, but honestly the best way to practice Spanish is to be out in Mexico talking with everyone! When Hna Q comes to get me at the end of the day and we go back to the house, I feel a little like a deranged BYU student leaving the library after hours of studying on the first floor - where there are no windows or light or service or anything - and escaping into the brisk night where I realize there is a world beyond where I am. I haven`t quite lost it yet though!!

Presidente Greer changed our teaching model, now it is not so much of a model but we need to know all that we can and then fill in the blanks of our companion when we are teaching if we feel like something is missing. I am super excited for this new way, because we are going to know the doctrine and scriptures and EVERYTHING like the back of our hand! So ready to be a spiritual giant!!

I have been staying with the Relief Society President - Hna Angelica - every day this week. She is so amazing, truly a saint!!!! Her daughter just left for her mission in the north of Mexico, and she misses her a lot...she always seems to be crying with me hahaha but I do my best to help her focus on happy things of the mission! It could be possible that I was meant to stay here a little longer to help her out, who knows.

We had a meeting with one of the APs and it was so inspirational!!! He told us to treat every Sunday like it was out last Sunday in the mission. AMEN. We will never get this time back!!! Every single minute is SO precious!

Had my appointment with the doctor this week and they told me they should be able to take off the cast in the 1st or 2nd week of November. So close...yet so far away.

GUESS WHATTTTT!!!! Norma got baptized on Sunday!!!!!!!!! We met with her during the week and she told us that she wanted to be baptized, but was afraid to because her sister gives her money for her daughters - and her sister is very Catholic. But we told her she should pray about it and put her trust in the Lord, because he always helps us find a way to do the right things. After praying, she knew she needed to be baptized and we had her amazing baptism on Sunday! One of my favorite things to do is ask how they feel after, and the answer is ALWAYS that they feel so good, and they have a smile of peace and love and happiness. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Norma looked like a new woman, her spiritual light was shining and I feel so blessed and lucky to be a part of her life and to see this amazing change she has experienced.

I love you all!! Thank you for your support!! The work is moving forward here in Mexico, and I have definitely seen miracles this week! I love this Gospel with all of my heart!!!

Love, Hermana Westergard

beautiful foot 

Norma´s baptism!!

partially decorated cast 
da zoneeee

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