So things have been going pretty well but we've received some new mission standards that are going to be trying on my faith. I'll just mention 2 of the things that our mission president has told us to do. First off we need to "talk" to ten people everyday. But... one thing that we can't do is "contact" people. In other words we can't go up to people and just preach to them on the street about the gospel. We also can't touch [knock] doors either. But our mission president has told us that we need to "talk" to people. So we have been searching for opportunities to talk to people throughout the day without full out hammering them with the gospel. It's tough. The goal is to receive more investigadors and in turn get more baptisms in the mission, without just getting a baptism to have baptism. We are to talk to people and invite them to recieve our message without necessarily just preaching, preaching, preaching. It's part of the P.M.G. [Preach My Gospel] - Teach people, not lessons. But honestly it's pretty tough to open your mouth to talk to people. But it'll come. The second goal that we have put is that we need to teach more than 8 lessons every day. Usually we teach about 4 lessons every day, this means we are going to have to teach lessons faster, visit more families, and pray for people to open their doors to us. Looks like I'll be studying a lot about faith this week.
So we went to an activity in our ward for Christmas. The missionaries spoke and I spoke about Christ coming to the Americas. It was a message about 3 minutes long but lets just said I said something kind of embarassing. I talked about how Christ came and talked with our ancestors here in the Americas... I then told them that really it was their ancestors and not mine because I'm gringo and they are Lamanites.... Although true, they found it more offensive than anything else... Sometimes it's great to be able to speak Spanish, other times I say dumb things and get super red in front of the whole ward. It's what ev.
Well, Love you. Talk to you next week,