Today Is a Gift That Is Why It Is Called the Present
Something that my mission has taught me is that in every day there is something great that happens. It might be a super little thing or something big in every day there is a miracle to be grateful for. Also that Heavenly Father has His timing and He really does know what is best for us and what we need.
I got reminded of that a lot this week. It also stood out to me this week that Heavenly Father always answers our prayers. A few different times this week there was something we prayed for that happened.
The first experience was when we were planning for our day we prayed for an unplanned service opportunity and that same morning we got a text from someone seeing if we could come help them.
The second experience was when we decided to walk to the Benefields. It was super far and I was not sure we were going to be able to make it on time. At least not in the two hour slot we allotted. At one point we ran into a member who offered us a ride; we said we were good because we still thought we would be able to make it. A few minutes after we ran into her Sister Lokotui remembered how far it was, she had forgotten about part of the walk. She said a little prayer that we would run into someone who would be able to give us a ride. Not even two minutes later a member pulled over and offered us a ride. We had dinner with the member that night and we shared that experience with him. He said that it was definitely Heavenly Father's timing. He was not even so supposed to be over there, but someone had cancelled so he decided to go to Fruita to do something else and on his way he ran into us.
The third is that one day I had not gotten much sleep the night before and I was super tired. I prayed that I would have enough energy to be able to get through the day. I think that I had the most energy that I had in a while.
Fourth, Sister Lokotui's eye started bothering her in church. After Church it just kept getting worse. Eventually it got to the point were she could not open it. We said a prayer that we would be able to figure out what to do. We remembered that there was a member near by. We decided to stop over there and see if we could try rinsing out her eye. We tried that and it didn't really work. Then the member realized that a member of the ward was an eye doctor. We called him and he was able to do an eye exam and now she gets to wear some super nice looking glasses.
This week we were also able to start teaching Steve. We have been able to teach him three times now. His wife was there for the last lesson and that was a miracle. She is super against missionaries. He is doing great and loves the gospel.
We helped the Knowles family take apart a car and that was super exciting. We tried to take a picture in it and we dropped the keys behind the seat so we had to rip off the back seat to get them out.
Breakfast was great it was exciting to see Grandma. We went out to ihop and both sister Lokotui and I have never been there so that was fun. (I didn't mean to strike a pose I pulled a face because I almost dropped my leftovers on the floor then caught them and that is when the picture was taken. I was supposed to be smiling.)
I hope you all have a great week.
|Aunt Cathy, (Great) Grandma Sharp, Ana, Sister Lokotui (Hooray! They finally got to meet up!)|
|Ana, her companion, and Sister Holt (texted from Sister Holt)|
|(from Sister Holt)|
|(from Sister Holt)|
|(texted from Sister Folga)|