Friday, January 10, 2014

19 - Palmas 1

Sorry I didn't write last week.  With the New Year, everything was kind of crazy.  On New Year's Eve, all of the missionaries had to retire to their houses early and we had to stay there until 6 pm the next day.  There are a lot of things that happen during the New Year celebration that could be dangerous to the missionaries.  Everyone drinks and they light off all sorts of fireworks, which most of them are pretty much just bombs.  Fortunately, I slept through it all and we are all safe. 


The area of Bonfil in the last week has exploded.  We came across a couple of new families to teach, and some of our old investigators started to become progressing investigators.


But judgment day came last weekend and I received a transfer call to another area.  The area is called Palmas.  It is pretty much the western edge of the city and borders my first area Coba.  So it is pretty similar to when I started, except it's a little more crowded.  My new comp is Elder Quarez.  He is from Utah (Morgan) and has been in the mission for about fourteen months and transferred into this area from a pueblo a few hours outside of Cancun.  He is an awesome companion and I am really looking forward to working with him.


So I have a thought to share which was something that my mission president taught us at a workshop last week.  He talked about how big things and big changes are affected entirely by small things.   He used an analogy of how an entire door swings because the hinges move a little.  I'm sure that we all have things in our lives that we would like to change or work on which we can accomplish by simply doing or changing the little things.  Examples of these small things could be like reading our scriptures in the morning or exercising for an hour every day.  Things like these can do big things in our lives such as helping us to receive a testimony or to become stronger or better in shape.  Any big changes that we want to make in our lives can be easily accomplished by changing and working on the little things.


Hasta luego,

Elder Bailey

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