Haha, so I have to Tell y’all something funny that just happened to us! So, we left the house this morning to go to the car and the winds were legit insane! We live around a bunch of really tall buildings and it forms a tunnel where wind just whips right through, and so the winds were fast as ever and people were literally flying everywhere! We felt so bad because this little old guy literally got pushed over by the wind and started rolling down the street! We ran to his side and helped him up. He was startled! And then there was another older lady that was pinned against this wall! We walked her to the train station! Haha, it was so insane! And to add one more to it, the streets and sidewalk were icy so this was just a mess! But to be honest it was a little bit funny! 😂
This week was full of a bunch of ups and downs, but it ended up really well! We were kind of sad because all of our church meetings got canceled yesterday. It was raining just like a little bit, but the Bishop decided that we shouldn't have it. It was a little disappointing, because we missed the sacrament. You never really understand the impact the sacrament has in your life until you have to miss it one Sunday. It was also sad that all our investigators weren't able to come this week and have a good growing experience. But there is always next week! 😊
We have a goal in the zone to work better with members, and so we decided that we were going to get a new investigator every week through a member. So, it gets to Sunday night and Elder Frei and I had yet to see a member referral. We had planned to go see a less active lady and her son who isn't a member that night and when we stopped by she was very, very happy to see us. She invited us in and her non-member husband cooked us like the most amazing meal I have ever eaten in my life! He studied in a chef school and literally made us the best food I have ever tasted. Anyways, we were able to teach her not-yet-member husband and set up a return appointment to teach him some more! We hit our goal!! The Lord provides a way!
The reason this week was kind of tough was because some of the super cool people we have been teaching just out of nowhere decided they wanted to stop responding to us and talking with us. But, I continually find peace and comfort in the promise given in D&C 24:12 "And at all times, and in all places, he shall open his mouth and declare my gospel as with the voice of a trump, both day and night. And I will give unto him strength such as is not known among men." You know, there are some days where you think to yourself "Are there really people out there that will accept this?" But Jesus Christ himself said we are to preach this Gospel to all nations and the promise is that every knee will bow. People are ready, they really are! I'm grateful for the blessing of being able to be a missionary and preach this wonderful gospel! The church is true!
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