Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Loaves and Fishes!

Funny story time!
Sorry, I mean ALOHA and HOLA and HOWDY!
Ok, now funny story time. So Hna. Santos moved her trailer this week, which means all of the food in her fridge needed to go somewhere. She decided to live Elder Nelson's statement of "ask the missionaries! They can help you!" and brought all of it to our apartment. This is what our fridge normally looks like:

... And this is what it looked like after she gave us all her food:

We had to tape our freezer closed because there was a ton of food there too. On top of that she said to eat all we could, so we've been eating a lot of tortillas and beans and other assorted Mexican food. Definitely livin the good life :).
I don't have tons of time, so I'll just tell you a couple of miracles that happened this week (besides all of the food that we got to eat).
#1: We were trying to contact a potential investigator at this strange circle of trailers off the freeway (the same place where we ate chicken with the random Mexican men) who once again wasn't there. However, his neighbors looked Hispanic so we went over to talk to them. We asked the kids running around if we could talk to some adult figure, and they brought out their grandpa, José. We didn't even get through asking if we could share a message when he started pulling out chairs so we could platicar (talk) on the porch (becuase it was randomly like 80º outside... no complaints here!). We shared the Book of Mormon with him and talked about eternal families, and he talked about how he really wanted to change but hadn't found a church that he really fit with yet. We have high hopes for him!

#2: So we only have 800 miles a month on the car, which adds up to about 25 miles a day. Well Hna Crockett and I have definitely been using more than that all month so we've been getting kind of worried because a lot of the solid people are outside of Norman and we just don't have the miles for it. We track our miles everyday, and yesterday I calculated to see how many more we had per day. We still had 24! We have NO idea where those came, but every time we check there's more than we expected and just enough for us to do the work that we need to do. I believe that Heavenly Father is looking out for us because He understands our needs and circumstances and wants to make it possible for us to do our work! So just like the loaves and fishes of Bible times, He is multiplying our miles!
#3: The OU (Oklahoma University) Singles ward sisters had a baptism last night. His name is Tucker and they only met him 3 weeks ago! Apparently he showed up to church on Sunday and by Wednesday was already planning his baptism! Talk about prepared!

This week I've been studying diligence, and one scripture that I found that I loved is in Moroni 9:6. There are such amazing promised blessings in this scripture! The Lord wants laborers who are willing to work HARD, so let's do it!
Sorry this one is kind of short, but just know that I love all of you and pray for you often. Have a wonderful week and always remember who you are and what you stand for!
Hermana Holloway
PS: "God does not begin by asking about our ability, but only about our availability. And if we prove our dependability, He will increase your capability."

1 comment:

  1. Hermana Holloway,

    We just want you to know that you are in our prayers. We know that you are an amazing missionary. We are SO proud of you.


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