I was just given thecalling of coordinating sisters a week ago. I dont have tons of responsibilities every day. Just little ones and look for ways to serve the sisters. . I heard an amazing quote this week. * Dont pray for lighter burdens, Pray for a Stronger back. Remember Ether 12. 27. This Monday I get to go contacting in the city for 3 hours! The nerve wracking thing is that Im going out with my companion that doesnt speak much Spanish. The comforting thing is that I will have the Holy Ghost to help me speak. But Im still nervous to not have a latina companion! So far I have seen the Lord help me though so it will be great. Dad asked about the culture shock. So far the only thing that has been crazy to adjust to is the layed back latin culture where the schedule gets changed all the time and people are late. even teachers at the CCM. another thing is the touch barrier. there isnt one. The sisters are amazed that I have a magnet nametag and will reach inside the very top of my shirt to look at it. hmmmmm.....not something im used to. but just the culture. Elder Martino that is a part of the area presidency came this week and it was AMAZING. He really motivated me and taught me how to be a better missionary and I could understand most of what he said in Spanish. Its getting easier to understand most of what people say here in the CCM. On the streets its a different story. While contacting by the Guatemala temple the other day, my companion and I ran into an investigator---Byron. He talked about how he was so excited to get baptized and how he had a firework inside of him. I asked him if I could share one of my favorite scriptures with him. Mosiah 2. 41 to help give him strength before his baptism. When I opened my scriptures to share them he wanted to use the ones he just bought at the distribution center instead. The way he opened that book and smoothed the pages down as he turned them was like he was handling a precious baby that he might hurt. It really made me appreciate the sciptures more and their words of comfort, strength and salvation even more. Im sending you a letter soon. and Ill write more about that experience. I love all of you and just remember.....the gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest news!!!!