- we had a zone service project. We helped the city of Brownsville set up their Christmas houses. I hit the jackpot talking to the right people and was able to repaint an entire house. It reminded me of painting my bedroom back in 912. All I needed was a little vampire weekend and it would be like the old days. Also, funny story, I asked where the idea came from to have all these shops for Christmas. The chairman told me she was looking in a magazine and saw the one in Utah and wanted to remake it here.. and viola! #mormons
- Our house is suuuuper old and is infested with cockroaches. We wake up and have to smash all of them with water bottles, but I don't really care. I love it here.
- We have this couple in our area whose name is the Leighthammers. He is from Germany and she is Hispanic. A few years ago she had a stroke and forgot how to speak English. He doesn't speak spanish.. so they can't communicate. It's the funniest thing. We were eating dinner and she was talking to us and then her husband is telling us all these random facts about how Germany is the best country in the world. Never in my life will I be in situations like this on such a frequent basis.
- We see the border on a daily basis.
- The zone had an activity. We filled nylons with flour and then had a flour fight. Then the zone leaders pulled out water ballons and so we ended the fight covered in dough. It was slightly discusting but so worth it.
- Our chapel is located on Elizabeth Street. God is so clever getting me used to hearing my name again.
I recently read a mind blowing scripture. I'm sure most of you have read it before, but I wanted to mention something that stuck out to me.
Alma 32: 34 And now, behold, is your knowledge perfect? Yea, your knowledge is perfect in that thing, and your faith is dormant; and this because you know, for ye know that the word hath swelled your souls, and ye also know that it hath sprouted up, that your understanding doth begin to be enlightened, and your mind doth begin to expand.
What does it mean to have dormant faith? That sounds super weird. However, think about it. When you KNOW something you know it. Faith is believing without seeing, so when we learn something and grow a testimony of it then our faith becomes dormant. As we continue to add to our knowledge our understanding begins to grow and our mind is expanded to only knowledge our Heavenly Father can give us.
Pretty cool, eh?
Welp, that's all I got for yall today. I'll see ya on the flip side in 29 DAYS. (thank you Kate for emphasizing that.)
Go live your dreams,