here are the high lights and the lowish lights of the week.-our pregnant investigator is still pregnant. Yesterday was her due day and Sunday when we had dinner with her, she thought she was going to end up giving labor later that night, but as far as we've heard, she's still pregnant. Luckily, there is an incredible young woman in the ward who is staying with her, and who can drive her to the hospital when she indeed really does go into labor. This young woman gets along really well with the teenage daughter too so it's just the best thing to see them all together!
-The M family is incredible. Less active husband who was kinda anti missionary before. Well, since we started eating with them, the spirit has touched his heart and the Spirit has strengthened their marriage and their home and family. It's just so amazing to see how people can change, and become more receptive to the Spirit, and just how the Gospel really does bless families.
-It was difficult this week too because sometime we feel like as missionaries we're doing so much to help these people and they just don't progress. And then we wonder if we're worthy enough, if we're doing enough and why things aren't happening. We worked all week with A's daughter so that he could come to church and then comes Sunday and she stopped responding. No one really came to church (except L who is amazing, and some incredible less actives) and really no one is progressing. But the work continues, and as we feel down, we are soon brought back up through the love of the Lord and his servants.
As I sit here and ponder on the week, and what I can remember, it makes me think about how important we all are. As missionaries and members and just children of God in general, we all have such important roles. This week we had the experience of working with the members and teaching 15 lessons with members there, helping build that friendship between people. And it's just amazing to see how the members can build us up in hard time, but we can be there for them too. I love how God's plan is just so perfect. He gave us exactly who we need to help us, and he puts us in situations where we can help exactly how we need too. I love being a missionary, but I love being a daughter of God more, and being given this responsibility to help always.
I love you all so much and I hope you all realize that :) I love everyone here too, some people more than others, but I am working on developing that Christ like love of Charity. You all are amazing and have an awesome week at camp, home, biking and just wherever like takes you!
This week we had MENUDO for dinner. If you don't know what it is you should look it up. Apparently it's something every missionary has to try and since neither of us had tried it, our member was kind enough to make it for us. Luckily... well, i don't think there's anything lucky about it. expect i hopefully won't have to eat it again...
So highlights of my week:
and talked about how we can endure through hard trials, and how this sister would have endured through her trial. And yesterday, we taught A about family history and talked about different stories of his family and life. And while he was telling us his story we wrote down his family tree and gave it to him and he was so happy to see his tree!