I am pushing through! Missionary work is tough but we are making progress. We have goals in mind and are working toward those goals. I also have personal goals that I am working towards so I can improve. It's hard work though, but I'm learning and growing day by day.
Missionary night was fun. I got to be with the branch president. He gave me a lot of advice about life and about being a missionary.
Funny [Interesting] story: We wanted to visit someone that night, but didn't have time, so we started to head back home. We stopped at a convenience store to get a candy bar, and we coincidentally parked right next to the person we wanted to visit! It was a small miracle. [Have you ever heard the sayings that, "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous," or "Chance is the pseudonym of God."?] We also had a lesson with another less active member. It went really well.
Thursday: We did service in the morning, had a lesson with an investigator we haven't seen for a while, and had a lesson with a member referral that we got a while ago. In the evening we tried to visit people and were able to have some lessons with less active members.
Saturday: I was in another area. The missionary I was with got out [came to the mission] a transfer [six weeks] after me, so he was still very unfamiliar with the area; but that made it more fun. We stained a fence in the morning, then visited people throughout the day while trying to find time to do our First 12 Weeks training in the mission field. We were also on bikes. That was awesome because the weather was great (especially in the evening) and it made it easier to talk to people. We tried to talk to one person, but quickly found that he mainly spoke Spanish. Not much happened except me butchering Spanish as I tried to say the church's name.