Monday, October 14, 2013


Hey Family!
Yeah, wasn´t conference the best? Definitely everything this little missionary needed to hear thats for sure. Elder Ballard talked about me. Not specifically because I mean he probably didn´t want to make anyone feel bad but I was part of those missionaries he met. So he was totally talking about me. Its fine. hahaha 
So this week I learned a really hard lesson in doing your best even when things suck. Let me explain. I guess I should explain that things in Torrejon although they are good, could be better. The people we teach are awesome, we just can´t meet with them a lot due to work and all that stuff that people have going on. But we meet with them whenever they give us a window. We have a lot of potential here. The people we teach are really good, I just wish they would come to church and progress you know? This week I had to do another intercambio with the sister trainer leader and I was just super stressed because I wanted her to see how hard we work and EVERYTHING failed. Back up plans. Everything. And then conference rolls around and we had about 7 people that had promised they would do everything they could to go to a session and EVERYONE failed us last minute. I was having a break down during the last session on Sunday. I was sitting there trying so hard not to just break down into tears and then we heard the prophet speak. And one of those little conference miracles, where it just touches you. And I just got a nice feeling come over me. I know that I am trying my hardest, maybe I do need to think outside the box and find ways to help these people progress but I am doing what I´m supposed to be doing. Maybe my numbers don´t reflect that but I am working hard. I look at the picture I have of Christ in the piso when I come home every night and I can look at it and know that I´m doing everything He expects of me. There is always room for improvement but I have to stop beating myself up and letting it get me discouraged. I have to move forward and continue and perseverar hasta el fin. 
Things with my companion are hard but I know that with the help of the Lord i can accomplish anything. There is only one week left of the tranfer and if its in his will to change us, then he will. If not, then I will hold my head up high and do what I must and keep working hard. I love you Mom and Dad. Thank you for your words of comfort. I did hear Marcelo translate but one of the members set up Elder Holland and Elder Ballard´s talks in English for me and Elder Weixler in the other room so we could hear it because they were our favorites. We both cried together. Haha But I heard him in the other sessions. I´m glad you guys got to go to the conference center. Thats super cool. I miss you guys. I hope you have a good week, ok? I love you! 
Hna Palomino

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