Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Glad Tidings Of Great Joy 8/31/16
FIRST OF ALL!
My last email totally was awful and I hope to be able to make it up to you all by writing something worth reading today. yeettt...
SO! This week was a busy one so I will jump right into it!
About 3 weeks ago i lost one of my Nikes. My dearly beloved, neon orange, and worn shoe got lost on a P day with lots of running around. I was so sad! After 2 weeks of hoping and praying that it would turn up I bought a new pair to fill the hole in my heart. Even though I had new babies I continued to check the lost and found at our church (because I thought I had lost them there.) This past Sunday we were bustling through the halls chasing down members to come out and work with us when I decided to give the Lost and Found closet another shot. I opened the door and right in front of my eyes was my gross but so lovely Nike! I was over the moon!! After a minute of rejoicing and gratitude prayers I began to reflect on the experience. I was struck by the fact that the shoe had turned up AFTER I had moved on. I had already bought new shoes and had already accepted that maybe the Lord's will this time was for me to learn to not love material items as much. BUT, he still provided a way for me to find it. I was reminded that the Lord is very aware of everything going on in our lives but also knows the best for us. Trust in the Lord's timing is something that I am continually trying to improve but i have seen so many blessings when I do let Him take charge and lead the way. I am also secretly very happy that His will this time was to let me find my shoe. Hehe. :)
Seeking with Faith
Hemet is great but sometimes certain wards have trouble being available to help the missionaries. I love my ward here but sometimes it is nearly impossible to find team ups to go out and work with. This past Sunday was a bit stressful as Hermana Godoy and I realized that we still had a lot of street contacting to do to hit our goal. Feeling the desperate need to show the Lord our faith and diligence, we prayed fervently so to find some members to come out and walk with us. 1 hour before the designated time the Lord provided 2 willing sister to go and walk the ghetto streets of Hemet with us. YAY! But that is not all! At the time I was very stressed because our lack of new investigators this past week. I knew we needed to improve in that key indicator as well as member present lessons. I prayed before we went walking that we would find SOMEBODY to teach and share a lesson with. Miraculously, WE DID!! 2 nice ladies making skirts in a garage let us in and we shared a short but powerful lesson. I was ecstatic by this point! But wait, that still isn't all!! We continued walking and I attempted to contact a lady sitting in her garage fanning her face. Come to find out she was the mother of a less active family that we had been searching for LONG before I got to Hemet. She also has a nine year old daughter that wants to be baptized!! Oh my GOODNESS!!! If I was ecstatic before, now I was nearly crying with joy!! SO many blessings! But wait that isn't all!! I received a text that night that one of my dear investigators from Jurupa will be baptized this Friday!! I can wholeheartedly testify of God's goodness and his care for his children. I feel infinitely blessed to be here. I know his gospel is true.
I hop you all have a great week!!
Stay Safe&God Speed.