Yup, these boys had a fight over whether Sister Stokes or I was prettier this week, and it was the funniest thing in the world and it was funnier that Sister Stokes didn`t understand a word of it and I just giggled, because I felt so awkward and I didn`t know what to do and...then they told us they would take us back to Africa with them after our missions so....#joysofbeingasistermissionary? I`ve gotta learn how to escape these situations.
BUT! BIG NEWS IN THE MISSION!!! WE CAN TEXT!!! I`ve never been so happy as I am right now. YAY! All those language barrier problems can be fixed with dictionaries!!! AND we might finally be able to get ahold of teenagers! It`s such an amazing little miracle. Now....I just have to remember how to text on brick phones.
And, we`ve really been seeing that/the Lord`s hand in the work this week . Even though are numbers are kind of struggling, and we`re having a hard time finding people who really are progressing, I know that as we apply what we`ve learned and trust in the Lord and his timing, we will be able to help others gain a testimony of their own. The thing that hurts my heart the most is when people don`t want to read the Book of Mormon. Because, it`s so good! But...yeah. But! The coolest thing happened yesterday. Sometimes, I get a little upset because we just walk around and talk to people all day long and nobody wants anything to do with us and....that`s hard for me. #sorryiliketobeliked And sometimes it´s hard to feel like you are really making a difference, but on Saturday afternoon, we were talking to this man on a bench in the park and we invited him to come to church with us on Sunday and gave him our card (like we do with every person we talk to), and then on Sunday, we were sitting in Sacrament meeting (which we have last and it`s upstairs), and this member walked up to us from the back of the chapel and showed up our card and said we had an investigator that was looking for us! IT WAS SUCH A MIRACLE! And that hasn`t happened since Diogo!! So you KNOW I`ve got a good feeling about this one. God is SO good! Except that he lives in the other sister`s area, so we won`t get to work with him, but that`s okay, because he`s still gonna be incredible! I just know it.
This week...I`m realizing a lot of my weaknesses. It`s kind of funny (and actually not that funny at all) how the Lord shows you your weaknesses. He does it out of love and because he wants us to grow and what not, but sometimes that growing and understanding and studying to figure out how you can humble yourself a little bit more to trust in the Lord a little bit more to work a little bit harder and have a little bit more courage and just do your part is actually really really hard. But, this morning, I was reading in Doctrine and Covenants, and I read about how we have to be the small helm in helping steer the big boat and then Sister Lofgreen said that someone is standing over directing the helm and I just got all teary eyed, becaue I know the Lord is standing over helping direct His work.
We`re also trying to come up with new and creative ways to find people, because.......yeah. So last night, the other sisters and the elders and us all went to this little park and set up a table with Book of Mormons and pamphlets and coisas assim and started singing hymns, and it was actually so incredibly amazing. People were coming up to us! And we were happy, because who can`t be happy when you`re singing? It`s no Les Mis, but....it`s what we`ve got right now. And our district is full of people who have the voices of angels, so...that helps. Now if only we could get Celine to come sing with us next week. I think that`d be a real crowd pleaser. Ya feel me Kate?
Okay, can you believe it`s already time for transfers? Where on earth did this transfer go? I have no idea. But, not gonna lie. I`m a little stressed about it. Sister Call and Sister Lofgreen and Sister Stokes and I all love each other so much that we can`t imagine parting. We`re thinking about asking President if we can all just stay together for the whole mission. Think he`ll go for it? Yeah, me too. It`s like when Meliss told me I should ask the Prophet if I could just switch to her mission. Seems logical to me.
This week, I`ve been thinking a lot about how lucky I am to have you all in my life. I don`t even know how it is possible that the Lord has blessed me with so many people that are so incredibly amazing. And how is it that we all found each other? How is it that the Lord loves me SO much that He gave me all of you who are willing to put up with me and love me and take care of me? I have no idea, but I am so so so grateful. Words cannot express the love I have in my heart for all of you. I love you so much, you amazing people you.
|look how adorably perfect our little district is|