Biking brings miracles, and good thing, since we will be biking for the rest of April. As a result of the 'missionary-hunt' those first three days of the month, we ran out of miles. The mission office called and told our leaders that our whole zone will be responsible to stay within our monthly limit, which just means all of Laredo is on bikes for the next two weeks.
Training is the greatest!
Being a trainer is a lot like being a mom. I love S. Hortal so much, she is the absolute cutest - but it's exhausting being so on-guard all the time. I am constantly checking up on her to see if she is okay, and every time she just laughs and says yes. Especially now as we are riding bikes.
I see her struggling with biking or talking to people and I just want to step in and help but than I know that the only way for her to learn is to just keep working at it.
S. Hortal invited her first family to be baptized. I could see that she was struggling to invite them. I just waited along with the family, who then rejected the invitation. But when we left I asked her how she was feeling and laughing she replied that it took her so long because she was translating the baptismal invitation from spanish to english in her head. We both got a good laugh about the whole thing.
We had a meeting at the church which was 7 miles away and mostly downhill and cross a highway without an intersection. S. Hortai rides over a screw and we're done -the tire went instantly flat. We realize we'll have to walk the rest of the way so we go to lock the bikes (we are using S. Hortal's lock) her key jams and the lock breaks. Not an easy week for her first week in the mission field. Good news, we now know how to fix a tire. Time is going so fast and yet so slow. But I am learning to enjoy both the good moments and the bad. And that is one of the best lessons that you can learn in life!
Eat a special treat in celebration of what brings you happiness and let that treat set the tone for the coming week!