This week went really well. We have seen a lot of miracles. The only thing is, I have been super tired. Just exhausted. We had Zone Training Meeting, and one of my zone leaders, elder Renel, gave a training on working hard and diligence. He asked the question, how
many of you are tired? Like literally exhausted every day?” And of course I raised my hand along with almost everyone else. Then he said, “Good! That’s a really good sign. That means you’re working hard.” I have never thought of that before, but that’s true. If you’re tired, and all you want to do at the end of the day is sleep, that means you worked your hardest. So now whenever I think I am really tired, my mentality has changed, and I am glad I am tired.
Also this week, it has been raining a lot. When we went to the temple, and walking back to the car afterward I was soaking. It’s strange because it rained a lot in the summer during monsoon season, but it was hot and now the rain brings cold and I am not used to that.
However, I really like the rain, so it was fine haha.
So, I ran into my mission president the other day and he said, “Sister Hershey, who is your dentist back in Idaho?” and I told him Dr. Walker. And he said, “Oh yeah, I know him. You have some nice teeth. I think you have the best teeth in the whole mission.” President Jenkins is actually a retired dentist, so that made me happy! Thanks, Dr. Walker. 🙂
This next week I hit my year mark. And that’s kind of strange. I don’t know how I feel about that. Time flies by so quickly! Six months ago I was with Hermana Judy in Valencia. And now I only have six months left! Weird!
Also, in the Mexican culture, they celebrate a holiday on the 6th of January called “Día de los Reyes Magos” which means “Day of the Three Wise Men”. I have never heard of it before now but it’s pretty big. So during the day the “three wise men” bring children presents and put them under the Christmas tree. So it’s like a second Christmas for the children! And the biggest thing they do is they have a rosco which is this big bread circular thing and hidden inside are a few baby Jesus figurines and if you get one in your piece then you have to make everyone tamales. It’s kind of a funny tradition.
Well that’s all for this week! I hope you all are doing well!