This week was crazy! My comp and I left for Artigas Wednesday and got there at 8 o’clock that night. We live with 4 other girls, which I really like. Its nice to be able to have contact with other missionaries. Our place is a lot bigger than our last apartment. Artigas is so cute! Its very country-like and it makes me feel like an actual missionary haha. Before, I was in the city and when I pictured myself being a missionary, I pictured being in a place more like Artigas. I really like it. The people are super nice! The houses are absolutely tiny, its crazy. I am actually back in Montevideo right now for the day because I had to come back here to sign Visa papers. So I got the chance to see my whole group that came here with me from the MTC! Including my old comp, Hermana Hafen! Man I missed her! It seriously felt like seeing my sister. I love people from the MTC :) Anyway, we had to leave at midnight last night, drive 8 hours all through the night to get here, and in a few hours, we will be driving 8 hours to go back to Atrigas. Fun stuff! haha.
This week has been such a roller coaster of emotions. We are opening the area and so we have had to find a lot of people, and we still have a ton more to find. We have been teaching the doctrine of Christ like crazy trying to get the menos activos (less actives) back to church. None of them ended up coming to church. I think that’s because it was raining all day. If it is raining here, people will just stay in their houses. In our ward yesterday, there were 33 people. It was crazy. So tiny! My comp and I got there and one of the leaders came up to us and said that we each had to talk for 12 minutes each.
Crazy story for the week, a guy asked what he could do to marry me, and he asked if I had a Facebook and if we could be in a relationship haha. If people here see someone with blonde hair, they just stare.
Today I’ve been thinking about Ether 12:27. Everyone should read that. We all have struggles. A mission is super hard. But I know that through my struggles, the Lord WILL make weak things become strong. I know that the Lord keeps his promises with all my heart. I am out here to make Him proud. I hope all of you do something every day to make your Savior proud, and give a little bit back of what he’s given you. Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. Heavenly Father is so aware of you and knows your every need. He will help you if you ask for it. Stay close to Him so that He can stay close to you. Thank you all so much for you prayers!
Love, Hermana Jacqueline Wiscombe