Monday, December 13, 2004
This was a strange Monday. We went into San Jose today for district meeting because tomorrow the Zone Leaders have to go and represent the church in court on Tuesday so they wouldn’t have been able to make it. Elder Cox taught both lessons and they were both excellent. He taught again about patience. I again realized that this is really something I need to work on. We also emailed but my family hadn’t written yet. I did write them a good letter anyway. We also went to the palengke and bought what we need for chop suey tomorrow. It was really expensive but it’ll be worth it when the Vilorias actually get married tomorrow. We found out tonight that we have to have to find a way to get them in San Jose, at the White House, at 7:30 on Friday morning. We were told that President wants to see how strong their faith is. I hope that they’ll be alright. They’ve had so many trials already that I hope one more won’t hurt them. We dropped by Bro Andales again tonight and he was drunk again. I had such hope for him. I think that maybe the only reason that he hadn’t drunk was because he hadn’t yet been tempted by it. He doesn’t by alcohol, but when others buy it and then give it to him he can’t say no. They weren’t joking when they said missionary work is the hardest thing ever. It is emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining.