This week went by SO FAST. It was really long, and really hard but there were a lot of great lessons that I learned. I’ll start with Monday.
So, preparation day only lasts to 6 pm and then we go out and work. We knock on a lot of doors. And THEN. This is why I am on a mission. We’re driving down this street where we have a potential that we can NEVER catch. Her name is Crystal and she is so nice and sweet but we’ve only got to talk to her once because he schedule is crazy (like most YSA). But we drive down the street and I see her OUTSIDE. And I’m like, HURRY AND FIND PARKING CRYSTAL IS OUTSIDE. And parking in California STINKS because everyone has 3 cars and they don’t use their garages…so we miraculously find good parking and start booking it down the street without seeming too odd. We walk past and we’re like, “Oh, hi Crystal, how are you?” And she just starts crying. She tells us that she’s not doing very well and things in her family are chaotic and she just asks us to pray for her and so we stand there and Sister Hamblin shares a scripture in Mosiah 24 verse 14 about how the Lord will ease your burdens. It was SO POWERFUL. Even more powerful was the prayer that I got to say at the end. Oh, I loved it. The Spirit was so strong and she thanked us and we went on our way. Yep. Just casually helping others feel the love of God burn in their hearts out here in California, what did you do this week? But in all seriousness. That’s why I’m on a mission. Because there are people that have never before felt God’s love in their lives whatsoever simply because of where they live or how they were raised. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED BEYOND REASON. With parents that love me and a home where I can CONSTANTLY feel the Spirit. It is truly a blessing I took for granted until I came on my mission. Don’t make my mistake.
Tuesday was SO HARD. We basically got dropped by all of our investigators because 1. They are lazy or 2. They are leaving for the summer. It was rough.
Our most amazing and awesome investigator Jorge had a cool experience with the Book of Mormon. It was great:) We had invited him to read and pray about baptism and to ask God if that’s what he should do. When we asked him about it this week and how he felt he told us, “I felt great. I felt really great and I love the Book of Mormon because I feel like the words are for me. ” YES. YES. YES. The Spirit was so strong in this lesson.
I could keep going but I’ll end because I don’t have a lot of time right now. We’re going to a BBQ for Memorial Day. YAY! I am so excited for real food! Take the time to study and read your scriptures this week and I PROMISE God will answer your prayers.
I love and miss all of you!
Sister Lydia Foster