So, just so you know we have this thing called weekly planning. We are
supposed to do it every week. It is supposed to last around 3 hours
and we are supposed to lay out all sorts of things for the coming
week: set goals!, possible appointments, what we might be teaching,
how we might be finding this coming week etc. That is normally
supposed to happen on Friday. Being the wonderful missionaries that we
are, we totally didn't do it at all because we were so busy. We had a
big leadership meeting all day on Friday and then appointments and
stuff so we never got to it. Moral of the story: it was a good thing
(just for the one time). I completely forgot about our "key
indicators"(numbers) and my goal of being a true disciple of christ in
charity and gratitude was really able to shine through. We had the
best week we have had in months.
A lot of that. Think also had to do with our preparation for, and the
actual fast we did this Sunday. I have learned a lot about the power
of fasting on my mission. One of the most powerful verses of scripture
that I have read concerning fasting recently are in Isaiah. I am sure
you have read them before. It took be about 10 times reading through
the chapter until I was really able to get it and begin to apply it to
myself, but now I get it. In 58:
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of
wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go
free, and that ye break every yoke?7 Is it not to deal thy bread to
the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy
house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou
hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8 ¶Then shall thy light break
forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily:
and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord
shall be thy rearward. 9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall
answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.
I mostly identify today in retrospect with the very beginning and the
very end. People were freed and prayers were answered. I love that. I
am happy that I was able to see some miracles in action.
A continuación hay algunos milagros:
One of our investigators, Ever, has been really working hard to figure
things out and he received another answer to his prayers. In Sacrament
meeting in the last prayer I turned over to look at him and he was
wiping tears all of his face and just saying, "what the, I felt
something, I felt something. It made me cry, what was that." He
recognized after thinking about it for a little while that it again
was the spirit letting him know what he is doing is right. He was
pumped, so were we.
On a dreary Wednesday afternoon we had no set appointments but really
wanted to find some new people. We went to go check up on some members
of our Ward who we didn't know, aka, they probably don't live there.
It turns out they don't, but we began teaching about the meaning of
Christmas and why we represent Jesus Christ, they let us in and asked
us to come back. Cute family from Honduras! We are excited to teach
them some more.
In short, I am really feeling the mission love right ow and very
grateful for how I feel and what is happening right now. I hope to be
able to continue it. Love you lots!
Also things you should know
- I just gave a great haircut-I accepted payment in chips and salsa.
- last week I cut my own hair, and didn't do to bad
-I ran 2 miles this morning and am still pumped about my shoes
-I will still be with elder Clark for Christmas and New Years. We are
excited to go to a soup kitchen on Christmas. We are trying to hunt