Monday, October 17, 2011
Marissa's typical week
Oh my parents you continue to make me laugh for various reasons......hahaha
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAMEROOOONY!!!!!!!!! "you´re a real boy!" Big 21 woo-hoo! You come home so soon too! Are you excited? back to the good ole´ Y what´s your mailing address? can somebody send it to me? thanks
This week has been exhausting! So much but I continue to love it! It has been such an eventful week I wouldn´t even know where to start so rather I´m not going to tell you a thing about my week. I´m just going to simply tell you what a missionaries week looks like and what our purpose out here is.
First of all it´s 10 times different from the MTC. MTC was a joke compared to how hard the mission field is. I wouldn´t be here unless it were true. We wake up every morning at 6:30, 7:30 here, workout for half an hour then eat breakfast and get ready for the day. At 9am we have personal study for an hour, at 10am companion study for an hour. As a trainee we have extra study for one more hour on in-field training stuff which includes reading, videos, and roleplaying practices. Then we have lunch, sometimes with a member who is kind enough to feed us and sometimes just ourselves. Then it´s outside proclyliting. We set up visits and always have place after place to go. We check up on all our investigators with a friendly call and contact on the bus on our way to visits. It´s a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. A lot of record-keeping goes into it too. On Saturdays we give service, here I teach 2 dance classes one in the morning and night. They´re a hit, I´ll tell more details about them next week. Then we also teach English classes. Good missionary tools and lots of success from them. We are just here to help people. We come back at 10pm to plan and then go to bed. There are also a lot of meetings throughout the week as a zone and district. Sunday is church and more visits, Monday is Preparation day where we get to see the sights, enjoy the culture events, sleep, write letters, clean our pisos, shop, and pretty much just relax after all our hard work throughout the week. We´ll make meals for people and lots of other fun things for them. Our purpose throughout all this is to invite others and help them come unto Christ through the restored gospel through faith on the Lord Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, the laying on of hands by the gift of the holy ghost, and teaching them to endure to the end. Lessons include the plan of salvation why we are here, where we came from, where we are going, the restoration, the gospel of Jesus Christ, laws, ordinances, and commandments, etc. The list goes on. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has now been restored back to the earth through a prophet Joseph Smith. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and his ministry here on earth, I know this to be real. I know this is God´s work and has been from the time of the first prophet Adam. So have a good week and smile because the gospel is all about being happy! Have a good week!