Friday, July 29, 2016

Week 5 in the CCM! (July 28, 2016)

Hola everyone! 

This has been a pretty good week so far, and I can´t believe I will be leaving the CCM in a week and a half! 

Our last P-Day was tons of fun because we decided to get magnum bars from La Tienda. They were worth every peso! After that we played district kickball, and it started to rain. When it rains in Mexico, it RAINS! We played in the rain for a little while, and by the time we returned to our casas, we looked like we had just gotten out of the swimming pool!

In our casa there are 6 American hermanas, and 12 Latino ones. The Latinos always wash their clothes by hand in the big sink we have in the laundry room. One night we got home, and they asked us if we could show them how to use the washers and dryers because none of them have ever used one before. It was pretty funny with Hermana Bowers and I trying to explain in Spanish how to work the washers and dryers. There were lots of hand motions, and confused looks, and laughs. I love the Latinos, they are so cute!

This week for our service we went to the main laundry facility in the CCM. We helped a bunch of the Latino workers fold sheets for the beds. We talked to a little old man named Jose, and he told us all about how he loves Katy Perry, and Disney music. He was so adorable, and we loved him! We are hoping we get to go back to the laundry facility this week to visit him.

One of the Elders in my district was in charge of conducting choir this week, so we dragged everyone with us to choir. I think it meant a lot to him that we were all there to support him. Our song sounded pretty bad when we were practicing, but thankfully during the performance it actually sounded really nice (there must have been some angelic help in there somewhere).

Our devotional this Tuesday was one of my favorite devotionals I have ever heard! We heard from the Area Seventy, Elder Salinas. He was so animated, and he talked such rapid Spanish that the poor translator had a really hard time keeping up. You could tell that he really believed what he was talking about, and was very excited about the gospel. He talked about how our success as missionaries comes when we feel the Spirit of the Lord working through us, not when we baptize hundreds of people. It was amazing!

Other than that it was a pretty normal week. One final thought from my scripture reading this week. I was reading in Ephesians 3:17,19. It says "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that ye, being rooted and grounded in love...may know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled with the fulness of God." I think being "rooted and grounded in love" means that love is the basis for everything we do. It is the answer to all of life´s challenges, and we fall back on it in every situation. Sometimes, it can be difficult to love everyone we meet. However, that´s what the Savior did, so that is what we should strive to do! 

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Love, Hermana Monson

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