(Lydia didn’t have time to write a group email so I am sending updates via her letter to family, enjoy. Sister Petelo is Lydia’s new companion and is French-Canadian, the english language is new to Sister Petelo, Lydia learned french in high school and is loving getting some french lessons)
See, I’m learning.
Honestly, I have little to report on. This week we spent a lot of time walking and knocking and had very little success as of right now. The people’s hearts are hard and we just haven’t found those who are prepared to hear the gospel yet. It’s frustrating and discouraging and makes me homesick for El Dorado and you.
My bright spot is Sister Petelo who is a great missionary, with great work ethic and make me laugh non-stop. I love her and am grateful for her. She’ll do amazing things here in Long Beach, I’m excited to see her growth. She’s already grown more confident in herself and this work. We love cooking together. We made salmon and vegetables this week, and it was delicious. She is a great cook 😉 I’ve picked up jump-roping which is SO HARD. Seriously, it’s really difficult to jump rope for a long period of time. We’re getting fed more, but not every night (which I’m grateful for because we get to cook and we’re allowed to take naps during dinner, HA)
We knocked on one potential’s door and I swear this guy had a pet pig! It was SO FUNNY. Sister Petelo started cracking up ..it was so funny!
My spiritual experience of the week was when I was reading Alma 26, which is my favorite chapter of all time. I was feeling really down and started reading it and was just enveloped in the Spirit as he testified to me that I am supposed to be here and I am supposed to be on a mission, not matter how hard it is.
So here I am. Trying my best, which is all I can give. Praying and praying and praying some more that we will find someone, ANYONE to teach.