My area in Campestre is dang hard! These people want nothing to do with the gospel! We have had about 100 lessons that have fallen through this week! I have been rejected more in the last 10 days than I have my whole mission. I cannot imagine how the savior felt to be rejected and to know exactly what not only I am feeling, but every other missionary that gets rejected all day everyday! My companion reminds me 237 times each day that we have no progressing investigators and we will probably not have any soon! I am trying to set an attitude example to her! If we do not have good attitudes and work, we never will accomplish anything!!!!
I was very humbled (which is funny because humility was my August quality) when Julio got baptized! I was feeling very upset that I was leaving and that another missionary would just walk into my baptism picture! I then was reminded that it does not matter who is in the picture with Julio. What matters is that he has found the truth and he has made the covenant with the Lord in his life. I got permission to call them and the other night he told me that He will never forget me, that the new missionary is not the same and that I need to go visit them when I come back to visit. He asked me to pray that he can always stay strong in his marraige and his gospel! I love this family, I literally can feel Christlike love for them! I am so blessed to know them and to have been able to watch this change in him and in his family!!
Things with Hermana Hernandez are okay. It is hard that she is the senior companion and she has more time in the area, but I am learning to stick up for myself in a nice way and to work with someone who is so different than me! Yesterday we walked around all day, every idea I pitched was wrong and every person we went to visit was not home! We went to a community and it looked sketch. It was 5:30 at night and I asked a local if it was dangerous. She said yes, especially for a white girl like you! I said we should not go and my comp said "She is just saying that because she does not want us to tract." So guess what-the jr. comp has to follow the sr. comp- We walk down to this area and there are police walking around with guns ready to fire! I said okay...time to go and she said we are protected by police! What a struggle!!!!! I have learned my lesson that I need to follow the spirit. Luckily I am safe today, but If I do not listen to the spirit, I will not be protected.
I love each of you dearly and I love the strength I get from you! You guys keep on keeping on and I will do the same here in "la Cuidad" (the City) I pray for each of you daily, multiple times and I hope that you see those blessings in your life! I love you all so much!!! Have a great week!
Bringing 'em heaven as I glory in his name!
Hermana Sabrina Savage
All you kids...listen to your parents when they teach you manners! That is something lacking in El Sal and I am blessed that my parents always taught me!!
Happy Birthday Tessa!!