The members of my district are all so great. I love them so much and we've become such great friends after only a week. They are already like family and we sitll have eight more weeks together. It'll be fun and mentally exhausting at the same time.
The food here is still amazing, but I've been told many times throughout my stay here to never drink the Orange Juice. I can now see why...... It gives you..... bad problems.... so my advice to any preparing for a mission.. DON'T DRINK THE ORANGE JUICE!! :)
I miss you all so much but I know this is where I'm supposed to be. Sunday was such a spiritual day here. We had a devotional where the speaker said blatantly, "this mission is not about you." That was a slap in the face. I feel like I've been focusing a lot on what the benefits would be for me rather than the people that I need to be serving. They talk a lot about our purpose as a missionary. "Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and in his atonement, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end." It's not about me. It's about the people I come in contact with and It's about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They have blessed me so much and I need to give all my strength and effort to be able to fulfill our purpose. We also watched a talk by David A. Bednar called the Character of Christ. It was such a mind blowing and deep talk. The main thing he said about the Character of Christ is that "Jesus Christ turns outward when everyone else would turn inward." I want you all to think about that. I know I will strive to be more like my savior especially after listening to this powerful message.
I miss you all so much and I pray that you are all doing well. I'll email again next Thursday!
Elder JT Lamoreaux