Anyways. This week has been fantastic! After our last couple weeks in which our days were packed with exchanges, meetings, conferences, and a mini mission, this week has been almost relaxing. We've been able to do some regular missionary work and be a regular companionship and it's been great. The biggest difference in the work this week is the amount of time we have to spend with our area book. With the new phones, we're working on transferring all of our area book records from paper to electronic and church headquarters has given us 2.5 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks to get it all done. So yeah. It's not the most thrilling experience but I know that it's going to seriously benefit the future of this mission so it'll all be worth it in the end.
Well, I don't want to bore you all with the many details of my life so I'll just give you the highlights.
Yesterday we taught J___ (his lessons are literally always a highlight of the week) and taught him about the Plan of Salvation using 2 Nephi 2 which we left him to read last time. We had been doing area book and administrative work in the clerk's office nearly all day so we didn't have time to really prep his lesson as much as we would have liked to. Before getting out of the car to head to the lesson we just prayed like crazy that the Spirit would be able to teach through us because the Spirit - unlike missionaries - is always well prepared for any lesson. What a guy. Anyways, there were so many instances that we could really tell the Spirit was taking over because J___ had a few questions and concerns, mainly about what things would be considered morally right and wrong in God's eyes, and every time he asked a question a scripture would pop into my head and right as I was about to answer, I would notice Sister Lefler right next to me turn to the same scripture! I love how the Book of Mormon is able to address literally any concern that anyone has. One of my favourite things about teaching J___ is that he's not afraid to bring up concerns and when we're able to address them with a scripture, you can see a little light go on behind his eyes, and then he's able to apply it back to himself and his situation. THE GOSPEL IS SO AMAZING, GUYS.
OK highlight #2. As we were out knocking a couple nights ago in this sketchy little trailer park, a kitten ran up to us! One of the neighbor's came out of his home and told us that she had been wandering the area for a few weeks now which made them they suspect that she'd been abandoned when her owners moved. We couldn't just leave the poor thing so we told ourselves that if she followed us to the car, we would find her a home - and she did! When we got to the car, two blocks away, Sister Lefler picked up the cat and put her in the back! We called a member who said she would take her, so sister Lefler sat in the back with the cat (who we named Denver ) as I drove to the member's house. So that was how we rescued a cat one night, haha. #Mark16:15
Anyways. Those are the little rays of sunshine from my week. I hope each of you as been able to see plenty of sunshine moments yourself! From the looks of it, Mom and Dad and the little kids certainly have!
I love you all lots! Soak up lots of sunshine for me this week! You never know when things are going to get cloudy, whether meterologically or metaphorically speaking but either way, we can always have sunshine in our lives when we have the gospel! 1 Nephi; Psalm 27:1.
Love you all!!!