I think one of the perks of this week is the fact that we haven't had to eat any yucky animal feet or organs. That always leaves me in a good mood. In fact, we've been having a lot of Family Home Evenings and I've been teaching everyone how to make brownies. Last night we even made pancakes with Mickey Mouse ears. So we're all happy!
On Friday we had ourselves a little adventure. I guess my companion's mom had sent a new suitcase by mail, and we had to go pick it up in the post office. The problem was that it didn't have her full name on the package, so we had to run around for 4 hours trying to get it. In the end, we had to send it back to Bolivia. With that said, we have officially lost our PDay privileges today for losing work time. We're pretty bummed about that. But that's okay. We'll survive, right?
This week has definitely been interesting in the working aspect. We've been running around like crazies trying to meet our goals for teaching, and it's been, well, exhausting! Needless to say, we still didn't meet the goal. But that's okay. We saw miracles in other aspects of our work. Like yesterday in church. We went to go pick people up for church, and nobody wanted to come with us. But then, by some MIRACLE, 10 investigators showed up! How crazy is that? 10! All of our investigators and inactives came with references. It was amazing. I'm not sure what the Lord wanted to prove to us in that moment, but I have to say we kind of squealed inside every time another person walked in the door. We were pretty happy.
I'm starting to read the New Testament to understand how Christ is. I've read through the Sermon on the Mount and the first few chapters of Matthew. An Elder showed me a really interesting scripture that I never really noticed. Matthew 5:45 ...for he maketh his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. An interesting concept, wouldn't you say? I've often found myself pondering, why is it that there are so many people that don't keep the commandments that seem to receive abundant blessings, and that there are so many faithful saints that receive heavy trials? I have to remind myself that the Lord knows what he's doing sometimes. Obviously it's all for our benefit. I mean, look at Job. God let Satan practically attack him with temptation, illness, and tragic experiences. All to prove his faithfulness. It's hard for me to see people suffering and tell them that it is all part of the plan of our Heavenly Father for their good. It's in those moments that have to imagine our Father in Heaven working his tapestries, and sitting as a refiner of silver. It's all to make us stronger and more brilliant.
Anywho. I love you all dearly. Be strong and of good courage!