Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This week was the best

ALLLLLRIGHTY folks I would just like to say that yesterday was probably the best day that I have had in my entire mission. Yeah we started off the day doing pendones in the giant park that is in the middle of San Bernardo and we met this one lady who was super cool and interested in what in the world a filipina and a gringa were doing here in chile. And then we had district meeting and our zone leaders were just like, on point with the lesson it was SO GOOD. And then after lunch we went to try to find an investigator that had listened to the missionaries a lot before but we had just seen his name in our records, and we were able to find him and his family and get to know them all and have a lesson with him and he is super awesome. And then we had a lesson with an investigator who I found with Hermana Castro and we invited her to pray and if she received an answer that what we were teaching was true, we invited her to be baptised and she accepted. And then we have been having to haul our bikes up like 5 flights of stairs lately to cross the train tracks because they closed our usual route but turns out that this day they turned on the elevator! That in and of itself is a miracle because my little compy has back issues and i was afraid that she was going to snap in half every night trying to lift up her bike. BUT ANYWAYS that was my day in a nutshell yesterday, literally one of the best i have had, it was great from start to finish. Ah man, I just love being with Hermana Borja. 

Also there was a scripture that I read this week that really stuck out to me, its in Mosiah 2: 20-21, it says: 
"I say unto you, my brethren, that if you should render all the thanks and praise which your whole soul has power to possess, to that God who has created you, and has kept and preserved you, and has caused that ye should rejoice, and has granted that ye should live in peace one with another -
I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another - I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants."  
And for a while I was reading that last part, about the "unprofitable servants". I didn't really understand that, because I was thinking, if we give everything to the Lord, we will still be unprofitable? And what I came to understand that really, God and Christ gave us everything, literally everything and in comparison to the Atonement, our sacrifices aren't anything. But we do owe it to them to still give them everything that we have, to keep trying to keep serving them even if it seems like we aren't enough or there are others who are better. Because even though we will always be in debt, Christ accepts the small sacrifices that we offer, that for us may seem huge. He asks that we give part, because He gave and continues to give us all.

BUT ANYWAYS, that is about all I've got for you guys this week, I hope that everyone is doing just fabulously, and that you all have a lovely week!

Hermana Rand

The pics were all from the temple today...

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