Hey everyone! :)
On Monday (5th February 2018) we had such a relaxing p-day, which we really appreciated as a whole. We had an awesome Plan of Salvation lesson with our awesome date, and she taught it to one of her friends during the week, which left us just in awe. She's so good! It was so funny, because I was starting to get sick and was kind of out of it, so much so that I started teaching the lesson in English. She was so confused, and so was I! The night ended so funnily. We got home, and Hna Roe was going to eat some yogurt. She opens the fridge and announces it, and then I hear a thud. I thought she dropped the yogurt, but it turned out that our ginormous Coke bottle exploded all over her. XD I died so hard. So funny. Not for her because . . . she's addicted to Coke. But it was great for me.
On Tuesday (6th February 2018) we had an awesome lesson with another date. It finally clicked for her why it is so important to read the Book of Mormon, and the blessings that will come as she reads the scriptures and puts God first in her life. She's going to receive so many blessings, and I'm so excited for her. :) We also took some snacks over to the elder's house because Elder Peña was sick, and it was seriously an adventure. I almost got bit by a dog because of it. XD I don't know how . . . but I basically just skipped away. And Hna Roe grabbed my arm and yanked me away too, basically propelling me into the middle of the street screaming and skipping so the dog couldn't bite my heals. Something that comforted me that night was the scripture "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son." I was sick and some things were really getting to me, so it was a tender mercy when He changed it in my head. A nice little whisper and hug from the Spirit. "For God so loved Emma Huber that He gave His only Begotten Son." I just love Heavenly Father. :)
On Wednesday (7th February 2018) I basically looked like the living dead. I had a fever that night that literally left me looking like I got punched in the face that morning. I have never had dark circles in my life, let alone ones that look like someone literally socked me in both eyes. I didn't realize how bad until I walked in the bathroom and saw my face. The mirror broke and I cried. (just kidding. The mirror didn't break.) So, I basically dead to the world in bed that day. But God is nice and sends people to help and serve us. An Hna brought us food, and then the elders brought me medicine. I don't know what those pills were, but they were seriously magical. XD I felt better by the time we headed out to Villahermosa to get my visa renewed (yep, officially legal. Woot!) and the ride was so funny. They always put on the weirdest movies, and Hna Roe and I were praying for a disney movie. So you know what they put on? A disney----NATURE documentary on flamingos. XD I will never forget the flamingos.
On Thursday (8th February 2018) I was finally made legal and we had some seriously rocking lessons. I just love teaching. So fun. I also enjoy being a serice to people. One of the elders was struggling with something, and I guess I'm the person to go for things. I was able to give him some advice and help him lift his spirits about the work. It's so funny how the Spirit works. Then we went to visit it with a sister, and it was so awesome. A seriously edifying way to teach and get to know the members, as well as receive references and help people out. It was a seriously successful night, and made me realize the things that I want to apply when I get home. Serve your fellow brothers and sisters. It is seriously NOT important the religion or differences. We all need help along the way in this life. Be nice, love, and serve. Follow the Savior's example. It will save you and others from a lot of heart ache.
On Friday (9th February 2018) we had an awesome lesson with some more dates and they even came with us to an activity. It was very successful, and our other date showed up too! Totally made my night and made me proud to see the fruits of our labors. Because, at the beginning of this transfer, we literally had nothing. The area was left in a horrible condition and we had to build from the ground up. So, to see the efforts turn into results has been amazing. :) We also had people contact us. It's so funny being two white girls in México where people just throw themselves at you.
On Saturday (10th February 2018) we were walking when we ran into the elders. They asked us for references because they were short on numbers. It was so funny, because right after that, we walked into a date's house and there were 6 references sitting there right in front of us. XD she presented us to her friends and we got references out of the deal. The elders were not happy to hear that at all. XD The lesson rocked, too, because she taught one of her friends the Plan of Salvation for her personal progress, and then we studied about the sacrament. She just ate it up and recognized the importance of the prayers and the covenants she's going to make on the 24th. I'm so excited for her. :) The night only went up from there, because we had an edifying talk with our Branch President, I found 20 pesos on the ground, and we got pizza to celebrate "transfers". Even though we didn't get called that night.
Because on Sunday (11th February 2018) we got called in the morning. It's so funny, because we both felt like something was off. I knew that I wasn't staying in Zapata, and I knew that I wouldn't be finishing Hna Roe's training. It's so funny, because I always feel transfers. The thing is, Hna Roe progressed so quickly that all she was missing was a Mexican companion to help further her language skills. President told us this in our interviews (he actually thought she'd ended her training already). So, he told me, "Good job, Mom," and switched us up. :) We had a wonderful Sunday saying goodbye to people. I packed my bags, we gave the Family Home Evening night to the ward, and we chatted for a while before going to bed.
Now, here I am in Ciudad del Carmen! :) I'm on an island! BEACH! Gal, it's awesome. :)
Anywho, I hope this week found you all well. I hope you all enjoy Valentine's Day this year, not only to tell those that you love that you love them, but to find someone who isn't loved and to love them. Those who are the hardest to love are the ones that need it the most. What better opportunity to show the pure love of Christ then on the day all about love? I invite you all to find someone and to make them feel loved that day. That's your brother or sister in heaven. And when you're in the service of your fellow man, you're only in the service of your God. :)
I'll talk to you all next week! Les quiero! :) XOXO from your white (red) girl in México!
Hermana Húber :)
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