Tender Mercies

Hola!!!!! This week has been so good!! Although my email might be kind of short, this week!

To start off I am so sorry! I forgot to add pictures last week so I will send another email with pictures of last week!!

We met with Vicencio three times this week! We have his bautismal date set for the 31st of August!!! He has a desire to change and I believe that he will be able to turn his life around.

On friday I had my 3 week evaluation (even though it was week 5). It was fun to be able to see Elder Smith and Elder Hua’kau who came with me from the MTC. It was nice to be able to get more tips on how to teach better. The first lesson was really bad and I did not talk much, but during the second lesson I talked more than my companion did!

On saturday I was feeling pretty sad and frustrated with multiple things, so we decided to grab a broom and to walk around the city to contact people and find someone to serve. We were not able to serve anyone but we both got a pretty good laugh and we were able to share the gospel with some people. It helped me to forget about myself and to feel the love that my Heavenly Father has for all of his children!

Also this week I went to the hospital because I have had a cyst in my wrist for a little bit and it had been really bother me and so Hermana Casilla (the wife of my mission president) wanted me to get it looked at. While at the hospital the doctor decided that we were going to get it taken care of right then and there. The 1st way is to puncture the Cyst. So he got a pretty big needle and slowly stabbed my wrist. It hurt so bad! My companion said that I turned as red as a tomato and although I did not cry it took all my self control not to kick the doctor. It hurt so bad and as my companion and I were walking to the bus stop, I accidentally hit my wrist on something and got a few tears in my eyes. I silently said a prayer asking my Heavenly Father to please take away some of the pain or help me to find relief. Right after I finished the prayer I turned my head and saw a manikin with clothes on with the head of a dog! Although it is stupid it was what I needed to make me laugh and forget about the pain. My companion also had me laughing the entire bus ride home (about 1 hour).
There have also been a few times where I need peace and I opend my scriptures to a scripture that really helped me! I know that the lord is mindful of us and that he loves us all so much. He is mindful of what we want but also of what we need and he is always providing little tender mercies. This week I invite you guys to write down 5 blessing or tender mercies that you see everyday. They can be big or small. I promise you that as you do this you will feel more of the love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for you!

I love you all so much!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Hermana Wagner


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