(here's a picture of Georgia squirrel resting from the heat)
Oh my sweet Georgia.
The weather is hot and muggy and there are days when you just never dry off after you shower....I'll admit not fond of that one.
This past week though has just been comical. We are not sure how weeks like this happen but things always seem to come in a wave, you will either have a lot of cool, exciting experiences or it sometimes feels like things just fall apart, like our car. :) It was one of those weeks, but we also realized that we have never planned more effectively or taught in more unity than we did this week. So that made it all worth it.
When we are planning we use this paper we call a "Master Planning Sheet" which is basically just a week at a glance paper. So we can see all of our appointments for the entire week. Ours was very full and we were slightly worried that we would't have any time to go finding each day. Well Heavenly Father takes care of things like that...we ended up doing basically nothing but finding every day because all of our appointments fell through. Every Single One. Oh missionary life. :)
It was still a very good week. We are teaching a mom and her son, C&J, we were actually able to see them this week and that made the entire week worth it! They are preparing to be baptized and every time we see them it's just evident that their faith and testimony is increasing. It has been a wonderful experience to teach them while I have been here. This week we talked about faith, C (the Mom) was still a little hesitant about her baptism date because she felt like she didn't have a perfect knowledge yet. We read some verses from Alma 32 with her and basically told her if we had to wait til we had a perfect knowledge...no one would ever be baptized. And that would be very sad. She loved Alma 32 and bore a beautiful testimony to us about the Book of Mormon. It's funny to me that there are a lot of people who have a strong testimony about the truthfulness of the restored gospel but sometimes they don't even realize it. Which is why we have inspired scripture that says "faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." Alma 32:21
We also got a call today from the APs about transfer news....Sister Lund and I will be going to transfer meeting but we are not being transferred (well I have another week) we will be going to pick up our new companion! Yay for a trio :). We will be dual training a new sister for the week that I have left and then my mighty companion Sister Lund will just continue being awesome and be the best trainer someone could ask for.
Well, this is me signing off...the next time you hear from me I'll be back in SLC at Temple Square. I love you all!!
Oh....here's a tiny stop sign....we were going for "Stop..and read the Book of Mormon today" :)