This was the week of training where Elder Juarez had to take the initiative in everything, teaching, planning, etc. It went really well and I feel that Elder Juarez made some good progress and he gained more confidence. He has a lot of work ahead of him to improve initiating his contacts, but he did really well this week.
We gave some service to this lady taking out a lot of dirt from the sidewalk by her house and that was pretty fun. After about an hour of work we were pretty sweety! The good thing though is she let us teach a little bit to her and we have another appointment to teach her more today. Service is a good way of finding new people to teach.
This week I studied about repentance in the teachings of Ezra Taft Benson and it really impacted me. I felt the spirit strongly reading his words and i found answers to a lot of questions ive had! One point that he brought up that i will always remember is that the first step to true repentance is recognizing that Gods plan is the ONLY way to bring true everlasting happiness. There is no other way. It is interesting because i also read the story of the prodigals son this week and realized that many times we act like the brother of the prodigal's son. When the prodigal's son came back his brother was angry because they threw him a party even though he wasted all of his dads money having "fun"... that's where we fall into the error. Thinking that sin is happiness or "fun". His dad taught him, and us, a wise lesson when he said that his son was "muerto" but was now alive again! Wickedness truly never was and never will be happiness.
Love you all!