How is everything goin'??? I hope you all are doing great!!!!
This week was rough but we made it through:) Not a whole lot happened and it was hard to not get discouraged BUT Heavenly Father taught me many many things. I am grateful for trials because they help me grow but during the trial im not so grateful....i need to change that:)
Something that helped me get out of the dumps was counting my blessings. Sometimes it was "we have water, the sun is shinning and we have warm clothes." We went on exchanges and sister Lott said "sometimes the only thing you can do is survive, and when you survive its a good day." That is so true! Sometimes all we can do is survive! I felt like we were just knocking on doors and getting no where but when we looked at our goals Heavenly Father helped us reach most of our goals for the week!!! Heavenly Father had his hand in my life everyday and I failed to see that so this week im going to do better:)
Every set lesson we had this week canceled except for dinners and one less active so that was frustrating. We are hoping this less active, Kevin and his non member wife, Mary, will start to progress! They show some promise!!! Woohooo!!!!!! Heavenly Father also put us in the right spot at the right time to meet a former investigator, Shannon! We have been trying to meet with her a few months and finaly we saw her walking and then we started to talk to her! She is now taking the lessons again!!!! We are so excited to teach her:)
Oh wanna know something crazy! I got bit by a dog!!!!!!!!!!! It was kinda weird how it happened so let me explain. That morning i felt like i needed to wear my sweat pants under my dress (yes i wear sweat pants with my dress to stay warm) but i was thinking "its nice outside, i dont need to wear my sweats but okay". We go to a less actives house and the open the door and they started to scream because their little dinky dog got out...it all happened so fast i was thinking "what in the world?!" Next thing i know the dog jumped up and bit me behind the knee! I almost kicked off the porch!! They got the dog inside and we went to the car and i looked at the bite. No skin was punctured but a blood vessel did pop so it bad but it was just bruised:) If i wasnt wearing sweat pants the dumb dog wouldnt broke some skin. Moral of the story 1. i dont like little dogs 2. train your dogs and 3. (the most important one) Heavenly Father is aware of every little thing in our lives:)
this week I felt like "what am i doing wrong? nothing is happening and i feel like im working my hardest but nothing is working!" I was very confused and discouraged. The stake had a womens conference and what stood out to me was a song that was about a girl who was struggling with all her responsibilities and she was very overwhelmed then she starts to pray saying "Which part is mine? which part is yours?" she then realized she was doing her best and she couldn't do it all by herself. She knew she needed Heavenly Fathers help. I realized i was taking on too much of the "blame" for why things were rough. There was no one to blame. I was taking on too much of the stress and worry about the area and investigators when there was nothing i could do about it. I needed to and still need to ask Heavenly Father "Which part is mine? Which part is yours?" I know with all my heart that Heavenly Father hears me. He hears you. He hears our pleas, our laughs, our cries, and our gratitude. I know that each of us are His children, whom He loves dearly. We are meant to return with Him and enjoy all the blessings He has in store for each of us.
Have a great week!!!!! Remember God loves you:)