The city is super hot... When I come home I want to live on a ranch, so it cold!
Well this week was the most tiring one of my whole mission (I'll explain why later), but it was one of the happiest! We now sleep on the ground because its too hot at night to sleep on bunk beds. My funny story this week is that I found out in the funniest way that my companion sleep talks/walks. I woke up at 3 to me companion standing and staring at me, I was pretty creeped out at first, but I asked him if he was ok. I response he threw his pillow at me and immediately went back to bed. Well I was a little ticked and threw the pillow back at him with no response but a slight sigh. When we woke up he asked me why I threw a pillow at him last night, he was totally asleep the whole time! Last night we both slept talked to each other, we both woke up to each other sitting up and talking to each other! This companionship is awesome!
My thought this week is about why I was so tired. I decided to give an added effort to empathize with our investigators, and its hard. But there were so many blessings that have come from it. We watched conference and the experiences we had during the week prepared me and my companion for the messages shared. It was a testament to me how the Lord works to give us revelation. I really liked Elder Renlund's talk on how the distance we put between us and the Lord affects the attitude we have for him. I know people here that have through more than they deserve, but their love for Heavenly Father is strengthened, it comes from the knowledge that know Heavenly Father gives trials to strengthen us, and remember who are as Deiter F. Uchtdorf said. Do we take advantage of these experiences of hardship? As I was preparing for bed after a paticularly long day, I couldn't help but smile. It was a feeling of peace, not just satisfied. I believe that it was a small taste of the emotions we'll have when we return to our Heavenly Father, peace and solace.
This mission has been such a blessing to me, if there is anyone there who has fears about the mission or any calling, let me tell you its worth it. Has it been scary? Yes. Are there tears? Yes. But is it miserable? Never. I am a very different person than I was 18 months ago, but I'm happier, I smile more and more everyday. If you have doubts whether or not you can serve a mission, or any calling you have, remember, you can't do it alone, but you were never asked or required to do it alone, Heavenly Father is in every calling he gives, and with His help you can always do it.
Mahal ko kayo lahat!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The Weirdest Missionary You Know)