Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wed, Feb 17, 2016

hola familia! como estan????

i hope everything is going great back at home! how was everyones valentines day? mine was cool because i wore a tie that has hearts on it. other than that it wasnt too exciting.

so right now in chile everyone is off to the beach for vacation so there is literally nobody out in the street! there isnt many peoplle home either! we are basically walking in the hot sun looking for new people to teach everyday.

 it is a little difficult to be honest. apparently this time of the year is one of the hardest in this mission. it is a great test, but also an opportunity to find new people and to get out of our comfort zone and do things youre not necessarily familiar with. i found some great people this week that we are excited to visit again. so thats good! but this time of the year is jsut very very hard.

i was reading a talk that president holland did about missionary work and the atonement. my favorite part was when he talked about how there will be hard times in the mission. times that we will suffer. you are a representative of christ, was it ever easy for him? no. why should the mission be easy for us, when it was NEVER easy for him? what we are doing doesnt even compare to what jesus did.

i chose to come on this mission to bring people to christ as a representative of him. i know that things will be hard, but i know that throughout all of this i can find joy.  not just me, the people i find as well.

With lots of love,

-Elder Sims

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