What a week! It has been POURING rain for the past two days! It’s amazing! We were walking to e-mailing today and jumping in the puddles singing “Singing in the Rain” and “Oh what a beautiful morning!” It was so fun!
Funny story for the week and explanation for the letter’s title. Yes, it’s not as serious this week, but it’s good to mix it up right? We all got “broken up with”. One of our potential investigators called us after cancelling, and when we asked what was up he said, “It’s not you, it’s me. I’m just not ready for this right now.” Later on, he said, “My friends don’t really think it’s cool.” Okay yes it is really sad, but how he put it was so funny. He sounded like he felt so awkward. After the call, we all looked at each other and said, “We just got dumped!” haha Although frustrated, we all laughed so hard!
So… transfer news! I am now with Sister Main and Sister Anderson. Sister Main is from South Dakota and is the 2nd of 9 in her family! She has been out for 10 months. Sister Anderson is from Roy, Utah and is the oldest of 3! She has been out for 5 days! They are both so amazing and we have had so much fun together!
When they arrived we were able to teach Keith, a less active, and go see DeVon. We had dinner with a ward member and then we taught Ben. DeVon now has a baptismal date! We are so excited for him. Keith came to church and stayed all three hours! He is doing so great! Our lesson with Ben was good too. We watched “The Restoration” and bore our testimonies about it. Ben is still skeptical if there is a God, because he is really into science. But he told one of our members that lesson was turning point. We are so excited for him though! He came to the Elder’s Book of Mormon class last Tuesday and met more members/missionaries which was great! Flora is also doing fantastic! We took her to a baptism on Saturday and she loved it! Her english is getting so good as well. She is getting baptized August 10th and we are all SO EXCITED! She is too. She has read all the way to Mosiah in the two weeks she started. She says she misses the Book of Mormon when she isn’t reading it. She takes notes while we are teaching. She is so solid! Missionary work is the best because you get to help teach people what they once knew!
My theme for the week has definitely been from the song “Be Still My Soul.” Sister Main has this song by Alex Boye. Youtube it, everyone! It is amazing. We listened to that on repeat yesterday AND we sang it in sacrament meeting! That time, for some reason, the lyrics really hit me.
“Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake to guide the future as he has the past. Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be bright at last.”
Something I’ve come across a lot on my mission is that people lose faith in God and rely on the “arm of the flesh.” As I’ve read about the wars in the Book of Mormon, it stands out all the time that “In the strength of the Lord, we did defeat the armies” despite the numbers! When we put our trust in the Lord, we can defeat our own personal “armies” or “trials.” 2 Nephi 4:34. Trust in God with all our might, trust in Him forever!
The gospel is true! Know it, live it, love it, share it!