Top of the Mormon, to ya!
Well, I had yet another very challenging week. I feel like Satan does NOT want me to get anywhere, or save ANYBODY. Ugh. But you know what, there were also some awesome things that happened this week! So, here we are, and I will share those with you :)
A lesson that I learned this week was that if you are diligent, God will maximize your time, and efforts, and He will help you accomplish what you set out to do! Sorry this email will be kind of random and choppy.
Tuesday was awesome! We were super booked for appointments, and we weren't sure if we would be able to make it on time to all of them (people tend to be talkers), but we prepared well, and we had just about perfect timing for almost everything that day.
We had a lesson with Donna again, and it was great! We went over our purpose in this life, Pre-Earth Life, Adam and Eve, Agency, and Joy we can receive through the Plan of Salvation. We had a good discussion, and the Spirit testified of truth! She had read the Plan of Salvation Pamphlet and she came back with questions! I love it! She seems to truly be searching for answers and for truth, and peace. She is one of those "kept from the truth because they know not where to find it". I love this work!
We had lunch with our investigator Megan, and her husband David made us steak, potatoes, and corn! Yum!Then we went and met our new investigator, Marijana, (Mary-anna), who moved here from Serbia a while back. I love her accent! She opened my eyes to a completely different culture. In Serbia, it is a Communist nation. The three main religions there are Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox (Christian).
There was a CRAZY Monsoon on Tuesday! It was something called a Microburst, which means Oro Valley was the only one to get it. Casas Adobes didn't get hit by it AT ALL. Isn't that crazy? Lots of damage was done, several huge trees were uprooted, signs destroyed or fell over, and lots of detours around the city... not fun at all when trying to be punctual to things. -_-
Wednesday was pretty good! Elder Ludlow, who came out with me and was in my first district, is now my district leader and it's super weird. Hahahaha. We have been emphasizing the doctrine of prophets, and especially modern-day prophets and their importance. It was a really good meeting! Wednesday night, we had kind of a cool experience! We were coming home at the end of our day, and we saw a lady standing in the middle of the sidewalk. We felt like we should say hi to her, so we did. She asked if we could help her. She mentioned something about how she had lost her phone, so we let her use our phone to call her number. She invited us into her home while she tried to figure that out, and after she did so, she told us that we were always welcome in her home and thanked us for helping her. We got her number and plan to visit her soon! :)
On Thursday we did service at the state park, and tore down a wooden fence and built a new one.
Well, that's about all I have to report for this week! I have seen little tender mercies and miracles in our work and in my life, even through the hard times. Heavenly Father has a Plan for each of us, and He LOVES US! I love you all so much, and pray for you daily. i hope you have a great week!!!!