This week was one of miracles, and patience. Here are just a few of the many miracles I saw:
- We got hot water in our shower this week!!! woohoo! everyone is getting it, but we were the first missionaries in the mission to get it because we are 2 palangi girls... lol.
- I got my birthday package from mom just in time in the mail!! It came much faster than most packages do i think.
- Pistra brought fruit and a fruit cake for my birthday! That was soooo nice. I couldn't even wait to take a picture without eating some.
-Kasaia (a daughter of a local church member) also brought us more fruit and veggies because she was returning to Australia. I will miss her.
- We taught a lesson in "tonglish" to a man named Lau who we have been trying to track down forever. He is really searching for happiness in his life and I know he is sincere. The spirit was in our first lesson SOO strong. he moved here from Australia and he said that God wants him to be here for some reason. Anyway, we committed him to be baptized when he receives an answer that the Book of Mormon is true. He is diligently reading, so I know he'll get an answer.
Other stuff I want to talk about:
Getting investigators to church has been HARD this week. There is sooo much social pressure for them to go to their old churches. One woman has been taught by the missionaries for 1.5 years and she is supposed to get baptized in February, but last week she went to preach at her other church instead of coming with us. Another investigator (a younger boy) is excited to learn from us and go to church, but he had to sing at his other church last minute and we just found out he is illiterate so I don't know how we are going to teach him.
On the up side, the primary program was yesterday and it was SOOO adorable! they try to sing in english. i wish i could have recorded it.
I have also been reading in "Our Search for Happiness" by M. Russel Ballard. I recommend it to everyone. Anyway, I have been thinking about eternal perspective. Our existence is like an infinitely long string. Our life on earth is a dot on the string, sooooo small. but it's a very important blip of time. What we do here and now determines our eternal destiny. Make sure you are using your blip wisely. Scripture for the week: Alma 34:32. Look it up :) love you all, but I have no time. thank you for your prayers <3 <3
Birthday cake from home.
"Lord of the Rings Food"
Finally, a Surplus of Fruit!!
Birthday cake from Bistra. I was so excited,
I ate a lot of the fruit before remembering to take a picture!