Monday, March 2, 2015
Weekly letter from Josh
Yeah, you pretty much hit the nail right on the head there. I'm slowly starting to understand what my companion says, and anyone else that I talk to. Living poorly in Mexico as you can imagine, I never thought to be grateful for warm water. I haven't taken a warm shower in just about two weeks. It's going to be a long while until that changes.
Anyways! This last sunday was fast sunday, as you probably knew, because....it was fast sunday for you too! But yeah, we fasted from yesterday after lunch until lunch on sunday, which was hard, because I need to eat :P I don't know if it was the same when you were a missionary, but we fast after lunch on saturday, until lunch time on sunday, so for 24 hours. We had testimony meeting, (I hope you shared your testimony ;) ) and I think 3 other people shared their testimonies, and me and my companion shared ours, it was fantastic :P
We gave the second lesson to a family this week, which is the Plan of Salvation, which is a personal favorite for me, because it includes the Atonement, and I love the Atonement! So! It was fun, trying to express my feelings in spanish, sooooooo it was not as great as I wanted it to be but it's all good! In order to get to their house, we had to walk super far! I'm sure it wasn't a mile, but it felt like it! We taught the family in that house, and then the house right next to it.
Remember when I told you that I started the Book of Mormon when I arrived in the MTC? Well, I'm halfway done now! I'm about two chapters away from finishing Alma. I'm currently reading about the wars between the Nephites and Ammoron and the Lamanites. The most recent chapter I read was when Captain Moroni chews out Pahoran for not sending provisions and soldiers to the Nephite armies, and Pahoran responds that he was overthrown and the government pretty much fell, which taught me that patience is truly a virtue. I can't imagine how bad Captain Moroni felt when he discovered that! :P
Those were some of the highlights of my week, fun stuff, I'm still marching on I guess. See you next week!