So, this week was unfortunately not as exciting as we were planning it to be. P--- decided not to be baptized this week. It broke our hearts. If only people could see the good that comes from being baptized and following Heavenly Father's plan. We'll just keep loving her, and keep helping her build her faith.
We did a ton of service on Thursday! We helped Sister A--- sand a dresser, helped a [sister] clean out her garden, worked on a some dishes, and then helped make dinner. We slept pretty good that night.
Last week the Elders were planning a surprise party for Elder V---, and invited us. Sister W--- and I went to the store early that morning to buy him a a cake, some ice cream soda, and pretty much everything else you can think of. Then the ZL's found out and told us that Elders and Sisters probably shouldn't throw a party together. Dang! I've never been uninvited to a birthday party before! The Elders felt so bad, they saved the last box of pizza for us. Ahhh thanks Elders! :) We tease them about it all the time.
"Remember that one time we were uninvited to a birthday party?"
I found out something cool this week I thought I would share with you all. Jesus's half-brother, James, was known to always have calloused knees because he was always praying on his knees. How fitting it is that he talks so much about prayer in the Bible.
"If any of ye lack wisdom, let him ask of God..." -James 1:5
It's interesting to know that was the scripture Joseph Smith read that inspired him to kneel down and ask Heavenly Father which of all the church's were true. It was because of this, the Church of Jesus Christ was restored back to the earth.
I just love how Heavenly Father connects everything. The church is so true!
Missions for sure have their up's and down's, and sometimes I miss home a lot, but there is, honestly, no place I'd rather be.
"Called to serve Him, Heavenly king of glory, chosen heirs to witness for His name..."
Keep on keepin' on!