This week there were transfers, and we were the only companionship in the entire zone that didn't have a transfer. My companion was very sad as her very dear friend had to leave the zone, but I think it's helped us a bit as a companionship to focus more on our work and relationship as companions. There are quite a few missionaries that we are missing, and a ton of newbies out here. Do you all remember Hermana Santos? My companion from Arizona? She's out here now! So that should be fun. I am slightly dumbfounded by how quickly the time is now passing by... I don't quite know what to do about it.
There weren't any baptisms or exciting activities this week. There were two days that we had to eat 2 lunches. One of which included cow liver. Bleck! Still don't like it. Though it is much better fried than boiled. They say it's really healthy or something. I'm okay with my chicken, thank you!
On Sunday we found a really cool family in the ward that just got home from a two month trip to the States. Needless to say the other North American sister from the ward and I were just getting a tiny bit trunky as we looked at about 3000 pictures of Temple Square, Cove Fort, Bryce Canyon, Zion's Park, Las Vegas, and things of that nature. They had maps and pamphlets from everything, even to go menus from some of our favorite restaurants! They said that in the coming week that they'll invite us to a home evening with brownies and ice cream.
This week I have been studying a lot of 3 Nephi. Can I just tell you all that I love 3 Nephi? My scriptures are laced with many a color as I have feasted upon the words of our Savior these last few days. Something that I came across that I have really treasured is when Christ is talking about the lilies of the field. You know the song, Consider the Lilies? Well I've always enjoyed it. But I never quite understood it. In Chapter 13 of 3 Nephi, the Savior asks us, why do we worry for the food we will eat or the clothes that we wear? If the Lord will feed the birds that don't work for their food, why would he not feed his children that he loves so much more? Why would he allow his children to go without raiment when he clothes the grass with beautiful flowers, such as the lilies? They don't have to toil or spin for their beauty. If we trust in the Lord, and put first the kingdom of God, we will be blessed and protected in all things. It was just a little thought about how precious we are to our Heavenly Father. And now I love just that much more the beautiful song, Consider the Lilies. He will feed those who trust him.
Word on the street is that in 2 weeks we will be having a visit from Elder Oaks and 2 other area authorities. We are anxiously awaiting, as they will be visiting not only the missionaries but also our stake. We hope to be able to rejuvinate ourselves spiritually in these coming weeks.
Hope you are all enjoying the first few days of summer vacation! It's summer time, right?
Love you all. Take good care of yourselves, and soak up some sunshine for me!