Hey Family and Friends,
Yes mom, I do agree. Generally when we are converted . . . it does lead to conversion. :D So this week I eventually got over my illness at least. We still have no electricity, and everyone is vacationing because of Carnival so there is not much missionary work that is able to be done. I love how there is no electricity in the house and how the nights here are so hot and how the mosquitoes love to bite us and keep us up all night and how the repellent ran out and how the showers are freezing cold and how we got caught in a rain storm and all of my scriptures got wet. Love it. See how positive I am?. :)
We had a zone meeting this week. Probably the highlight because I was able to see some old friends from on the mission and my companion from the CTM. Good stuff. And that's about it with the highlights and the good stuff that has happened.
Of course it doesn't really do any good to complain because the mission is no different than real life. I decided to be more laid back and not get stressed out about things so now I feel better. It helps a lot.
I do love the mission and at the same time I struggle with it. I have a “love – not so much love” relationship with the mission. I want to do good and at the same time I sometimes lack motivation. I know the purpose of a mission, yet I don't feel that fire (especially when we don't have electricity!). Or it does ignite a fire within me and then everything bad that can happen happens. This mission is the most difficult thing that I have ever chosen to do in my life. Just by finishing the mission I have already put in more effort in it than any musicals, plays, or sports I ever participated in.
Anyway. We are working with the same guy who is recent member every now and then. He has only gone to church once since he got baptized but he has stopped drinking for almost a month now. That is great. Now to help him come to church is our next goal.
So that is what has been going on this week. I hope your week goes well. I love you guys.
Elder Kevin Brady