The bike riding is really great! I enjoy it a lot. I get a ton of fresh air, which is an improvement from my pre-mission hermit life.
Well I’m kind of jealous that you guys have rain. It was cloudy and windy here for a few days, but it’s steadily been getting colder and colder, and apparently it’s the worst in Jan/Feb. I AM EXCITE. Not really, but at least I’m getting used to a different climate than humidity!
I am loving all this great food that the members are feeding us. My favorite so far are taquitos ( i think that’s how it’s spelled).
We street contacted this one guy and we asked him if he had a belief in God and he was like, ‘I came over here with 14 other people on a boat the size of a small car, of course I believe in God.’ So we asked him if we could have a prayer in his house with his family sometime and he just invited us in immediately. We walked in and after a few minutes we found ourselves surrounded by 6 people and it was really cool! We had a prayer and then we gave them a couple copies of the Book of Mormon and then set up a return appointment for this week. 6 new investigators in an hour?!?! But yeah, pretty much a miracle. Then when we were leaving I went to shake the hand of the grandmother and she grabs my arm and pulls me in for a kiss on the cheek!
Then there’s another couple who has a freaking beautiful husky. It’s eyes are SO BLUE. LIKE, ICE GLACIER BLUE. They were a really cool couple, though. They were very open to our message and they helped us with our Spanish.
Anyway, in personal study yesterday I read Mosiah 3, and verses 17 through 19 really stuck out to me. I had a thought, and I want to know what you all think. It talks about how infants who die perish not, but “men drink damnation to their own souls except they humble themselves and become as little children” and I was thinking, little children cannot sin, and when we are baptized, we are completely clean (like a child). Since we all sin, we can repent and return to that clean state and renew our baptismal covenants every Sunday with the Sacrament. So since we, as “men”, sin and are taken away from the presence of God, we can humble ourselves before God and repent and “become as little children”, who are sinless. So I guess my thought is that when we repent we could become little children again in the spiritual sense. What are your thoughts?
I love you all!