Bienvenido amigos! :)
This week was filled with milagros!
|We got a COUCH!!|
On Wednesday we had a lesson with our homie R...this dude is the one I mentioned a few weeks ago that just showed up to church wanting to learn about our beliefs. He's the truest. He started off the lesson saying something like, "So I heard about the word of wisdom. I was in a fraternity in college so I drank and smoked, is there any way I can come back from that?"
Haha uh ya!
He's super great and our member was so spot on and it was all around superb. And the week continued being sublime with person after person approaching US asking us to learn more. THIS NEVER HAPPENS. Wowie.
We went from mega door slams and not teaching ONE lesson last week to having these little miracles. Even if the people don't stick around, I love moments like this where God provides that little something to touch our hearts and keep us going.
So....... along those lines, TENDER MERCY OF MY LIFE:
Rewind 7 months. Around Christmas time me and my companion would visit this man named Bill. He's homeless. He would always be at the bus stop at 8:30 pm so we'd visit with him, listen to him, buy him McD's, and try to teach him about God's love. This went on for a while and we became close with Bill. But then he disappeared. I stayed in the area for six more months and never saw him. It was awful. Well Saturday we were going on a morning run AND GUESS WHO WE SAW AT THE BUS STOP IN STUDIO CITY? Homeless Bill !! He remembered me and we talked and he said he was wondering where I had been. Gosh I love that guy. He's so genuine and so great. We see a lot of homeless here in the city but this man's heart is so pure.
I ran into this quote the other day in my studies and I love it:
"Life is full of difficulties. Some minor and other of a more serious nature. There seems to be an unending supply of challenges for one and for all. Our problem is that we often expect instantaneous solutions to such challenges, forgetting that the heavenly virtue of patience is required." -Monson
I feel like a lot of times, at least in my own life, I reach a point where I feel like I'm ready for the next step, the next opportunity, the next challenge, but I just feel stuck.
I think part of faith in Jesus Christ is doing all you can to live the gospel and trusting that wherever you are in life is exactly where God wants you. I think it's all about trusting that God knows what we need when we need it. I'm learning gratitude for the good things now and patience in good things to come.
I love you babes more than greek.
Happy week and Happy Birthday Harry Potter :,)
xoxoxo, sis d