No Time for a Title. Another sweet future movie project. Details to be developed.Pretty rough week this week but it is only through trials that we learn and grow! One thing I have definitely learned this week is that missions are HARD. Like legit super hard. Not really physically, or maybe I am just an absolute demigod in terms of physicality and athleticism (probably true), but spiritually and mentally and emotionally DIFFICULT. You have this idea in your mind of how everything should work and how everyone should act and then when things don´t go the way they show in the General Conference mission videos with MoTab "Called to Serve" playing in the background, the fall from ideal to reality hurts. And then you are left to wonder what you could have done and should do now to keep fighting for those scraps of the ideal that you still hope for. Wow, that was depressing.
I have learned that the best way to endure trials and difficulties is to develop the attributes of Christ. Only in this way will you ever be able to be happy when things don't go your way. The humility to learn from others. The patience to endure delays. The love to accept mistakes of others and weaknesses of yourself. And the list goes on and on. There is a God in Heaven and I promise you that He hears every word and every desire, spoken and unspoken, when we pray. He. Knows. Us. I don´t know how He can pay infinite attention to every single person on this planet but He can and He does. I also had the best day of my mission this week so just goes to show you how confusing life likes to be.
But, before I tell you about that, there was a futbol game between Honduras and Mexico this week and it was crazy!! We were in the street when Honduras scored and everyone ran out of their houses shirtless and started blowing things up and screaming and kneeling in the streets in front of oncoming cars and waving Honduras flags. When the game ended, Honduras winning, everyone went even more crazy and because they had blown everything up already for the first 2 goals that Honduras scored, they brought out their AK-47s and pistols and started firing them in the air hahaha. I am glad they weren't playing USA because they probably would have grabbed me and offered me as a sacrifice to the Catracho Futbol gods.
This is God´s work. He is preparing the people, He is the one putting them in our path, and He is the one converting them. In reality we just wear ties and nametags and walk around. God is a God of miracles, and this is His gospel and church.
When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.
P.S. Shout out to my USC friends starting the school year and football season, especially my Trojan Trumpets! Fight on!