Hola familia! :)
How`s it going?? Good job, Mitch with basketball seriously!! I am so proud of you and so excited to watch you this next year :) I almost hit my 8 month mark!! Crazy no? And then my 9 month and i`m, like, already half way done with the mish! That`s crazy to me. Mom and dad, good job with your health goals :) I`m so proud of you guys! Keep doing the exercise! It might not be super easy sometimes, but I`m with you that it`ll help you be happier in the long run, I know that :) I`m so proud of future Elder Platt!! I know he`ll be such a great missionary, I`m so happy for him seriously!!
That`s really cool what bishop said. It is really easy to focus on the hard things of life, because that`s a lot of what takes up our time and our worries. But yeah I was actually just studying that this week, and i related it to the atonement! Like, a lot of times we have these rocks in our backpacks, and we keep putting more and more in and with the rocks, our backpacks keep getting heavier and heavier. But there`s someone who already payed for it, someone already is offering to carry the rocks in our backpacks, but we have to decide if we`re going to let him or not. That someone is Jesus Christ. We have these rocks, and Jesus is saying, let me take them, i already payed for all of that you don`t have to do it anymore. So..it`s like, when we`re carrying all of this unnecessary weight on our backs and we have a way to let it all go but we want to cling on to the extra weight so bad that we`re not realizing that we have a way to escape. Does that make any sense? It`s different explaining it in english than it is in spanish!!
But anyways, i have written a letter to both dad and mitchell, i just need to remember to send them. I know, i gotta be better about that stuff! But mom don`t worry, in 10 months i`ll be home to go to whatever movie you want to go to!! :)
So we had a pretty good week this week. We have our investigator Norma and her son Joaquin! We found them on Christmas day and we started teaching them! And we`re teaching english to Joaquin right now too! So the other day we were with them and we were talking about the Book of Mormon and we were talking about how we need to pray to god to ask him if what we teach is really true. So we asked her if she had done it and she said, do you want me to be honest? We were like, oh freak, shes going to say its not true. And shes like, I know this is all true. I`m already going to talk to my pastor of my church and tell him i will no longer be going to their church, because im joining with the mormons. We were like, what!!!! We were so excited and then we invited her to be baptized and she said yes!! So it was going to be on january 24th but she had to go to church at least 2 times but she couldn't be at church this week so her date fell though, but we`re going to try it for the next week :) But the sad part is, transfers are on the 24th and i think i`m going to leave, and it makes me really sad. This transfer I have really been trying to love my area and finally we have people! we have norma and joaquin and then i might have to leave. that was kinda hard this week, but ya know..god is wise. haha.
I hope you all have a great week, i love you all so much. I hope you have a wonderful happy lovely nigth and week and everything!!!