This week was really good.
To kick it off, we had a sick district meeting on Tuesday about teaching simply that was super useful for Sis. M and I.
Then we had a nice meeting with our dope ward mission leader that got us fired up on what kind of missionaries we want to be. It really got us so pumped. He shared a quote with us and I put it on my wall to push me even harder:
"Each minute is a little thing, and yet, with respect to our personal productivity, to manage the minute is the secret of success."
One of my favorite talks, he also shared with us later in the week, is Look to God Each Day by Elder D. Todd Christofferson. Fam, it's so good. It talks about using each day as something special. Only focusing on conquering that day and taking your manna for the day; manna being Christ. Turn to Christ each day and feast upon His words.
Ever since the MTC, I have been trying to study about what it really means to have faith and how we increase our faith in the Lord. We know faith requires action first, "we receive no witness until after a trial of our faith" (Ether 12:6) and we know blessings only come due to our faith... so how do we increase our faith and truly trust in the Lord in all we do? ...read the talk, it's cool.
Well our new mission president got in today! Out with the old and in with the new :) Pray super hard he allows us to go to Mormon Dodger Night, it is our dearest request.
Tender Mercy of the week:
On Thursday, Sister M and I were having a little rough patch. We felt pretty unproductive and a little down on our day. An appointment fell through so we decided to stop by one of our previous investigator's apartment hoping she would let us in. Right before we went, we said a prayer hoping we had a purpose to being here and that we wouldn't waste any more time. So we go up to her door and she wasn't home. Bummer. But her apartment was by the pool and we saw some people BBQing so we were like okay they're our next focus. We started talking to a father and his son and then they went and got the mother and we all had a really good discussion and shared a lesson and testified and they invited us over to teach them and feed us dinner tomorrow :) God prepares his people, friends. Ask and ye shall receive.
But mostly this week was cool because we got quite a few new investigators and referrals and lots of lessons! One of our homeboys we just met came to church :) We got 4 investigators to church and a convert shared her story that was superb so it was a way good meeting. And I may or may not have shed a tear or two in Relief Society. It was a tender week of greatness.
Oh ya and there was a big fire this week but it was cool because it stopped right at the mission home and was headed towards a bunch of missionaries apartments but the wind blew it the other way. The whole sky was brown with smoke that day. But it made for some pretty cool sunsets :)
I won't be specific but we had a couple things happen this week that shook us in our boots and was quite spooky. There were some situations we were in that were not good and got my heart racing. There are some crazy people out here. But oh how I am grateful for the guidance of the spirit. And for the will-power to walk, or run, away from situations (or people). I am beyond grateful to be here and for all the prayers of protection and success.
S/O to all my fans. I wouldn't be here without you. Thank you for the prayers and emails and love. Keep it fresh babes. Until next week <3