Monday, July 11, 2016

being sick is not fun as a missionary

This week just flew by and we are already on week 3 of the transfer! WHAT. It has been an awesome transfer and a really great week too! Unfortunately, Sister Neeley was a little under the weather this week and the mission nurse made us stay home for 2 days. The only thing worse than being sick on your mission is having your companion be sick, because you feel 100% fine, but you can't go out. One of the trials of my patience this week was sitting down and watching every church movie that we own. But, we learned a lot of stuff about church history so I guess it was worth it in a way?

On Friday, we did sneak out of the house to go to a lesson with Byron. We had a super awesome lesson about faith and baptism and talked with him some more about baptism. We asked him if he had been thinking of a date and then he said that he had been thinking about August 6th! We committed him right there and we left super excited. It's always so thrilling when you can see someone making those steps and progressing towards baptism and coming closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. The Spirit was so strong in the lesson and he is really excited for this next step. His wife is a member and so she is even more excited because they will be able to raise their new baby in the Gospel together and have that eternal family!

Everyday we get to step out and be those representatives of Jesus Christ is a blessing and we are able to bring people the same joy we have. We were knocking in a trailer park the other day and were able to find a family of 4. We taught them a Restoration lesson and we were able to bring the Spirit into their home with them.

Being able to make someone smile and make them laugh and I have definitely seen how the Lord is with me and my companion everyday. We are able to see little miracles, that we might not even notice, everyday. The Lord is literally with us and preparing the way before us as missionaries. We can see that there are people so close to accepting the truth but they just are not 100 percent ready for it yet. But we know that the Lord is preparing them and that we are just one of those people preparing the way for them. It's something that we always have to remember and keep in mind throughout every knocking session when people are shutting the doors in our face but God is always with each and every one of us. Sometimes all we can do is plant a little seed.

Sorry this weeks email is short and sweet but when you get quarantined inside your house for 2 full days, the only exciting things that happen is that you watched a 7 hour (not straightway through promise), church movie about from the time the church started to now... theres a lot of stuff and it's a old 80s movie so we just laughed the whole time at the scenes. Note to self: never get sick on the mission. That's the lesson I learned this week!

Tenga una buena semana!

1) That awkward moment when you all walk out for the night in different BYU school shirts....we all know the one in the middle is the best one

2) we built a fort on Saturday... staying in as a missionary with ZERO forms of entertainment leads to desperate measures... like turning back into 8 year olds.



No comments:

Post a Comment