Dearest Family and Friends,
I'm short on time this week because yet again my email time got cheated. Gah. Trying to master patience over things that are beyond my control. Patience is going to be the theme of my mission haha. Anyways, this week was marked by my first baptism, Grace. Wow. So amazing. The ward here in Gazcue really has embraced her and I am so excited to see her continue to progress. After the baptism I was on one of those spiritual highs that feels like fire and wishing I could feel like that always. So awesome. Sunday we also had 3 different investigators attend church, which is the most we've had since I've been here, so that was really neat. Transfers are next Tuesday so we'll see what happens, but I'm content knowing that the Lord is in charge. Today we went and visited the national botanical gardens and I felt like I was at Disneyland on the jungle cruise ride...except it wasn't as cool because there wasn't indians or alligators here lol. Pictures will come, eventually, hopefully. The work continues to roll forth and I'm learning more everyday. My spanish is improving, especially when I remind myself that I can't learn it on my own merits, but only through the Spirit. I've decided that my theme for this next week is going to be gratitude. I've been studying in Nephi lately and wow, what an example. If Nephi can do THAT, then I can surely do this. All things are possible with the help of the Lord! Oh and I finally got the family reunion pic! So fun! And thanks for the stamps mom! Anyways, hope everyone is happy and well at home. Love and miss all of you!