So time flies right? Can you believe that after today I only have 1 more p-day? Some days it feels like I've been in Oklahoma since the dawn of time and other times it feels like I just got here yesterday. It's even weirder to think that this is the longest I've ever gone without crossing any state lines. But I digress.
This week was another one of those roller coaster weeks. I think one of the hardest things is it's been really cloudy and drizzly all week and it's been making me SO TIRED. It's hard to be a missionary when you're tired. Well, I suppose it's really hard to be human when you're tired, but missionary work becomes a lot less fun when the pervading emotion is exhaustion. Luckily the weather started clearing this weekend and the week ended up being amazing! Here are some of the miracles:
MIRACLE #1: We had a really amazing spiritual experience with Paula on Saturday. We'd been trying to help her to have a good experience with the Book of Mormon but we've been at a loss. So we had a good prayer before we went into her house and as we were talking the Spirit prompted us to invite her to read the Book of Mormon along with the Bible when she's seeking answers from God. We testified that she would receive the same answer from both books and that this would help her to know that the Book of Mormon is true. The Spirit was strong in the room and we were all edified together. She is just so amazing and I know that she can really use the truth that the Book of Mormon has!
MIRACLE #2: We went out yesterday evening and checked up on one of our potentials named Ed. While we were there we met this older lady named Shelby who knows some good Mormon people and wants us to come back with a large print so she can read the Book of Mormon too! On our way out of the trailer park, we ran into Gabe, the guy that we talked to in the snow a couple weeks ago. He was hanging out with a couple buddies and they were all really willing to listen and read and we're going to go back next week to teach them more!
MIRACLE #3: We had 2 great exchanges this week that finished off this transfer's round of exchanges and because of that we got to go on some road trips to Seminole! It was a party.
MIRACLE #4: The elders had a baptism this week that was kind of last-minute but still very well attended. The ward is really catching the fire of missionary work and the confirmation brought such a special spirit to the Sacrament meeting. I was so happy for the elders and the young man that got baptized.
In other news, the church is coming out with an Easter initiative, similar to He is the Gift, that will come out on March 28th, so this Saturday. Unlike He is the Gift, though, it will run all the way until the next Christmas initiative. They haven't released the video online yet, but we have it and it's AMAZING!! Everyone should go to helives.mormon.org and type in their email to get updates, because it's going to be amazing! I love how it focuses mostly on the resurrection of Christ and what He continues to do for us as well as what He did for us. Yes His death on the cross is one of the most important events in history, but He continues to offer divine aid on the daily. As Moroni says:
Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God. And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ, which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy, without spot.
That is a promise that applies yesterday, today, and forever.
I LOVE YOU ALL!! Have fantastic weeks, ok?
1. One of the sisters I went on exchanges with wants to open her own salon when she goes home, so exchanges with her was like going to the salon. She did my nails, waxed my eyebrows, and did my makeup. It was fun!
2. Last p-day we played volleyball in Newcastle with the district