This Pday morning, I washed about 50 articles of clothing by hand, including my sheets and towel. I'm exhausted. The little Honduran women that do this every day are made of hierro (iron.) Then we made a mango-maracuya-lime smoothie for breakfast and went to get our eyebrows waxed at our neighbors house haha
This week was excellent. I studied Elder Holland's talk from this past conference about the cost and the blessings of discipleship and finished Matthew and John in the new testment. Elder Holland talks about how people want a cushy, comfortable God, not a demanding one. And ironically enough, so many people paint Christ as one! Christ, who taught us that if our eye offends us, we must pluck it out and cast it in the fire and that anyone who even looks upon a woman to lust after her has already sinned in his heart! Christ commands us to leave our nets and take up our cross.
23 For labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for know that it is by that are saved, .
· I love what Brad Wilcox says about this scripture!
o We had a really special lesson yesterday with a man we found named Eric. We ran into 3 really rebelious teens from the ward in the street and they surprised us by saying that they wanted to come to our next lesson to teach with us. Turns out that Eric talked about how he was in a gang and did drugs and stuff and it was exactly what these kids needed to hear. They were able to share their testimonies and this man, Eric, accepted the baptismal challenge for the 16 of August. Tender mercies.
o Hey, I forgot to tell you guys this, but I had interviews with the President a couple weeks ago. In the middle of our conversation, he told me, ''I know this is going to surprise you, but I want to give you a promotion... I want you to be a trainer.'' I sat there for a couple minutes thinking, ''Doesn't he know I'm already a training leader? There isn't a promotion available!'' And then it hit me: he wants me to train a new missionary again. I started to cry!! Because my training experience was the Gethsemane of my mission--really hard. But he assured me that he's choosing the strongest missionaries to receive the new ones and that this is a huge compliment. I love my President. So I don't know what will happen next wednesday in transfers. I'll let you know!
o Please pray for Eric, Julissa, Eduardo Rivera, Eduardo Romero, Onida, Karen, Sofia, Angela, Melba, Paola, all the people of Graneros.
o I love you all!
· Hermana Flynn
P.s. we found a turtle in the road and brought it in as a pet.