Why hello there! How are you all doing. It is a great day here in Tijuana! I am just running around crazy busy, but having a blast! I love it here so much! Well this was a pretty great week. We have all just been kinda going like crazy this last week. This week is gonna be really busy also. We have a lot of special assignments to get done before transfers this coming week. Yesterday (sorry I wasn't able to write you) was a pretty hectic day, but it turned out into the most relaxing of my mission. Yesterday afternoon we decided to run over to the beach. That was the first time I had been over there. Like a 15 minute drive from our house. We were able to see all the sights like the border and the ocean and everything but then we went over and sat where we could watch the surfers and the waves as the sun was going down. It was honestly just so relaxing. The fresh ocean breeze and nice sunset. It was great. I will attach some pictures of it.
Well this week basically our main mission of the week was to work with the ward. We have had some difficulties in the ward of being able to work well and get the support from them that we would like. It has just been a little bit more difficult for a few of the ward members I guess because they have never had missionaries so direct as us. We were able to have a good ward council meeting this Sunday and the ward and especially our leaders are starting to understand they reason behind why we are really actually wanting them to work. Being the 5th Sunday, the Bishop decided to play the whole Work of Salvation training from last week and then we had some discussions. It was really really good. We are very hopeful to see some advances here.
So this week I have been thinking a lot. One thing that I realized this week and in the last couple days is of the need of personal quiet time for the chance to receive revelation. Most of the time for me, I am just running around like crazy and never have any time to just sit and think. In the last couple days, I have been able to find time in the mornings or at night after we come home to just think, and make plans and goals for myself in the mission. I want everybody to find some time this week to just calm down, take a few breaths and look at your life. Do a little self check of your life, your goals, the direction your heading and then make some goals and plans to improve. That is one thing that I have done this week and I can promise that it works wonders.
Here is also another little guide that helped me out this week. Watch it!
Elder Tommy Anderson