Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ay, Ay, Ay

Hola todos!
To say the least, these last few days have been absolutely crazy. Sunday night we had cambios (changes-transfers) and Elder V. and I were pretty darn sure that we weren't going to be transferred but that we would stay. Things definitely didn't go as planned. Elder G. our Zone Leader first told us that Elder V. was going to be Zone Leader in Merida which didn't surprise me too much but what he said next sure did.  I thought for sure that a new companion would come to Valladolid, someone that had more time than me but Elder G. told me that I would be training... (gag reflex) Yeah, needless to say my bowels were going pretty crazy that night and it wasn't just because we ate some uncooked food at a member’s house. (But that really happened too.  My stomach has been having a fun couple of days.)
I thought it was a joke at first, because it is pretty much unheard of for someone to just finish the 12 weeks of training to be trained, but no they weren't joking.  I feel so inadequate and I don't know why the Lord keeps giving me assignments like this when I don't feel ready at all. Presidente told the group of trainers before we met our new companions that when he received the names of who should train, he had to go back and pray two or three times for some of the names.  I am pretty sure I was one of those names.... He shared with us the scripture in Mosiah 2 that says something along the lines of "all that He hath required is that ye keep His commandments and ye shall prosper" and related that to the high goals we have set for us as trainers.  He told us that we have to have [so many] lessons every week, and at least [so many] baptisms cada mes (every month). Elder V. and I were averaging  a [few less lessons] each week, and 1 less baptism a month so I am pretty darn scared.  President told us that if we don't complete those requisites, along with others, he's going to switch us out with other missionaries. I know that if I work my hardest, follow all the rules with exactness, and keep all the commandments the Lord will bless me but I feel like my faith is lacking a little bit because I feel so overwhelmed.  Stress is at an all-time high here.
I don't have much time left but I just wanted to ask all of you if you could fast for me this week? I'm going to be doing a fast for A., that her dad will let her be baptized (it's a rough situation which I'll tell you about next week when I have time) so I'm wondering if you all could fast for me this week that I will know how to handle everything, where to start, but mostly just to complete all the goals that I have to fulfill.  I'll do my part and work my hardest but I would really appreciate that.
I love you all and loved seeing the pictures of you at Thanksgiving!  Such cuties.  One of the attached pictures with us missionaries and V. is our own version of the Turkey Bowl this Thursday. Good stuff.  I'll write more about that next week too.

Loves all around! Con amor,
"Turkey Bowl"

Elder Jaussi and his new companion? 
Elder Jaussi with member

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