So this week was kinda crazy and we didn't get home until really late every night. But I'm trying to think about what happened.
The STLs that I LOVED got whitewashed which was really sad.
A girl in our ward has a major thing with the bishop's son which is super funny. She came out with us yesterday and it was really entertaining to listen to a normal high schooler's life for a while. One of my favorite quotes from the afternoon: "I mean....it's not really gossip...It's like in my head, you know, and then I just kinda start talking..." haha.
Another one of my favorite quotes from the week was Ricardo...I said something about something "being right in front of your face" and apparently that is not a good thing to say in Guatamala....so he laughed really really hard and I was super confused and he had a slight rant about the fact that we are gringas. He said that "Gringas can't cook, clean, or speak, and they expect husbands to get their own coke." I didn't know people getting their own coke was in the same league as cooking and cleaning but you learn every day. It's actually shocking the amount of times we hear that gringas can't cook....like okay, one time I burned a pan of water, alright? It was one time. haha. Buuuttt....Ricardo went to the temple for the first time on Saturday and loved it! This was a huge deal because he is super shy and was terrified of messing up. He was so excited!!
We do have some cool people we are teaching. We are teaching a really really strong Catholic family that are still open to us teaching them and the husband is reading the Book of Mormon so that is really good. Strong Catholics make strong Mormons. Another woman brought her son to church yesterday because she went to Temple Square and felt something different. She wants to learn more. So I am excited to see how it goes!
Some interesting scriptures from this week that I really liked:
Helaman 14:30... I have really been noticing how often the scriptures tell us that all of this is our choice. God gives us the knowledge we need and leaves it up to us to decide if we want to accept it and act on it or not.
Helaman 16: Another chapter about people saying that faith is not reasonable. I think it is so fascinating to look at these arguments and think "You know, I actually understand where you are coming from on that one." It shows how much we really have to always work at choosing Christ and that we have to look at the bigger picture.
3rd Nephi 1:7-8: I liked that Moroni choose to include here that the faithful people started to worry and doubt, but they stayed steadfast anyway. It went really well with what I was thinking about last week. Doubts and hard times are normal and natural. It's how we deal with them- our choices- that matter.
Happy Birthday on Saturday to the best dad in the world! And Happy Mother's day this week as well! I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited to see the faces of my amazing family in less than a week!
-Sis Bren Scadden