Hey hey!It's 11:29am here in SoCal and life is good :)
It's getting pretty steamy out here. It's that uncomfortable season where you'll be talking to someone in the heat of the day and you just feel sweat dripping down your back. Hahaha, like sweating my water weight in gallons. It's superb.
|Sis Dohner at the Brady Bunch house|
Two cool things in particular happened this week:
So we were knocking this neighborhood. A lot of people have big gates, including this particular house, so we buzzed the intercom. Someone actually answered. She said they're Catholic and not interested in converting but they'll let us in. So we're like okay, sick. We walk in and it's this GORGEOUS multimillion dollar home and parked on the side was my dream: a white G-wagon.
We get talking to the fam and WOW I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! The mom told us she grew up with a bunch of Mormon friends and she was close to converting once. She loves them and the faith and still keeps in touch. We talked to them for like 30 mins and they invited us to come back any time (especially the beginning of the week to give us groceries... #blessed). I seriously felt like I was walking into a reality tv show. Picture perfect everything and hilarious humans. Oh and he has 3 Emmys, so that is life here in Studio City. But wow good people. Stay tuned.
The other miracle was at church yesterday. We were just keepin in low key in relief society and then this member pulls us out and tells us to follow her. She took us to this dude and said he just walked in and wanted to learn about the church. Suuuper chill. He grew up Catholic but went to college in AZ with a Mormon and felt good about it so he wanted to learn more. He said he wanted to learn from the source so he went to mormon.org on the chatroom and asked where the closest church was. It's .5 miles from his house so he picked himself up and drove over. We gave him a mini church tour and he's going to start meeting with us and said he's looking forward to coming to all 3 hrs of church.
Whhhhhaaattt issss liffffeeeee.
This is how I feel.
3 Nephi 17:16-20
3 Nephi 17:16-20
16 And after this manner do they bear record: The eye hath never seen, neither hath the ear heard, before, so great and marvelous things as we saw and heard Jesus speak unto the Father;
17 And no tongue can speak, neither can there be written by any man, neither can the hearts of men conceive so great and marvelous things as we both saw and heard Jesus speak; and no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father.
18 And it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of praying unto the Father, he arose; but so great was the joy of the multitude that they were overcome.
20 And they arose from the earth, and he said unto them: Blessed are ye because of your faith. And now behold, my joy is full.
Something that I've really come to know is that there is no way we can create the joy that comes when feeling the love of Christ. We are incredibly happy when we're living the gospel and coming closer to Christ because it is Godly joy. It cannot be imitated or created by any mortal emotion or earthly material or distraction. Lasting happiness is only brought to us by the powers of heaven.
So find joy in a grateful heart and keep rockin' like Avril.
Love you babes xo :)
PS. We see so many people walking the streets playing the new Pokemon game and it's so funny hahahhaha I hope you all are getting good exercise "tryna catch em all"