I´ve been here for 48 weeks now. That´s a between 96 and 148 hours of weekly planning sessions! Weekly planning session is a real trial, haha. Just kidding, it is really long though.
The other day a nice sister gave us juice boxes. I was super excited to drink from a juice box, but in the following lesson a toddler named Juliett was being fussy and I gave her the juice box so that her mother could focus on the lesson. It worked wonderfully, but after the lesson I had to face the truth that I had lost the juice box. I got over it. Later in the apartment I noticed that my companion had not used the little straw that comes glued to the box, and had rather cut the box and poured the juice out into a cup. The child inside of me was badly offended. I took a picture so that you all can see as well.
Other than that, there weren´t too many tough trials this week. It was cold and rainy for a couple of days and the people didn´t want to listen. My companion felt really sick. He decided to be a warrior and we tracted for a couple of hours without getting into a house. That night he felt frustrated and really sick, but we decided that sacrifice would bring blessings and we slept hopefully. The next day was Sunday, and we woke up early to look for investigators that live far from the church building. My companion bravely trudged through mud, rain and cold as we woke people up at 7:45 in the morning. When we got to church the power was out. There was one emergency light bulb lit in the chapel, and all of the members gathered there for the meetings. The power came back on right before Sacrament Meeting. Miraculously, 6 investigators went to church! Our last lesson of the day was with one of the investigators that attended church and his girlfriend. We taught the Plan of Salvation. When we taught about the Celestial Kingdom At the end of the lesson they were crying and his girlfriend said that she wants to be sealed with her Grandpa who passed away. She´s going to ask work off to have another lesson on Wednesday. Sacrifice brings blessings. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ is here on the Earth. It´s true. Have a great week!