For now I can at least tell you that I'm doing great! There are problems, as there always will be, but I'm great because I always know what I need to do to solve these problems. I completed a year on Thursday, and I made my goal to finish reading the New Testament in Spanish, so now I'm making a goal to read the Book of Mormon before Christmas. This time I'm going to go at a slower pace, and read in English so it's more personal and for me, rather than just reading it for the mission.
I'm also reading through the entire Spanish grammar book cover to cover that I got in the CCM and doing all the writing activities to clean up and polish my Spanish speaking and writing. Believe it or not, I learned a phrase from the first chapter that I say a lot, and have been saying wrong, and that in the first chapter, so going through the entire book will be very good for me.
I love going to these conference because we get cookies, or cake, or brownies that are made by sister Klein or Sister Webb, so they're made by an American mom, so it tastes like home. And they always give us treats from the states, this time they gave us Poptarts!! The rest of the week went by fast, and things are going great!
And when it hit we were leaving the house Sunday afternoon without umbrellas so we were soaked when we arrived at our recent converts house. We sat outside under covering by their stove while she washed clothes, taking advantage of the rainwater, to use to wash. We went inside because a river started to form underneath our feet as her yard flooded. We went inside with 7 excited kids that couldn't go outside and entertained them by making things out of paper they tore out of magazines.
We realized it would probably be best to visit them on a different day, so we went outside to find their mom digging a trench. She didn't want to ask us for help because we were in nice clothes, but Elder Perdomo took the shovel from her, and I used a rake, and we cleared a path for water to flow. Of this last week, that time felt the most relaxing. Being drenched in a shirt and tie in the pouring rain digging up mud felt like I was in the right place at the right time, because I was doing service. If you're serving someone, you're always doing the right thing.