Elder Lund and His Birthday Presents
Elder Lund with The J--The Wonderful Senior Couple Serving in Honduras--They go home soon. Sister J is from Carmel.
Another week in the mission field...this is going by way too fast. I´m continuing to learn and develop everyday (or at least trying to).
It was a pretty ineffecient week in terms of teaching lessons and finding new people to teach. Elder P found out that he was being changed so we spent most of saying goodbye to investigators, less-actives, and members who he had spent time working with the past 3 months.
Probably the most memorable experiences of the week occurred last night. We were working in Las Cidras which is located in the hills about a 30-40 minute walk from our house in Santa Rosa. We taught J and his family. J is an investigator but the mother (not his wife, but just living together) and the children are members. There was no electricity at their house, just a pair of candles to provide light. We taught him the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that through the Atonement we can become cleansed from sin. It was very peaceful, and very calm throughout the entire lesson. Jose shared how much he loved the change that has occurred in his life by attending church the past 3 weeks. You could really see it in his eyes. We still have a lot to teach him and we have to overcome some BIG hurdles with him, but I believe he´s going to continue to progress because of his desire. After the lesson, we started walking back. We saw the lights of Santa Rosa in the distance, but there were still a ton of stars out. It was truly beautiful and one of those moments when I realized, "Wow, I´m a missionary in Honduras thousands of miles away from home." I will never forget it.
Well, that´s all I have. The work is really tough sometimes, but it´s rewarding.
Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras