This week has been pretty amazing! We have been busy, and have seen so many miracles! We have had lots of funny experiences, especially following the Spirit! We have an especially unconventional one that makes me smile. I really wish we had a GoPro camera or a dash cam like cops do. Below is our crazy, Spirit led experience. Are you sitting down? Okay!
A few weeks ago we saw a young man crossing the sidewalk entrance to our apartment complex. We felt like we needed to talk to him, but the traffic was such that by the time we could cross and pull in, he was so far out of the way that our efforts to talk to him were not heard.
We were saddened, but resolved to talk to him the next time we saw him. No excuses. WELL, it happened. We were again pulling in to our complex, and again saw the same young man, this time walking across the other way. We whipped out a card to give to him, but again he was too far out of hearing. We were so sad. The Spirit told us that we NEEDED to talk to him! Well, as we were sadly pulling into our complex, we remembered one funny, sketchy thing about our complex. There is a fence running alongside it, and on part of the fence near our apartment, some people have pried the bars apart enough for people to squeeze right on through. Thinking of this space, and that the young man in question had been walking towards it, we hurried to a parking space. We jumped out of the car and ran to the fence. We saw him. Well, the Spirit said we needed to talk to him, and so we squeezed on through that hole! He was still a bit ahead, so we ran and caught up to him and talked to him.
Surprisingly, he was very undisturbed by our creepiness in literally chasing him down. I have never done that before on my mission, and I am not sure it will ever happen again! But now it is a funny story of the time we were those crazy missionaries. So pray for “D”!
Anyway, this week has been great! We went on tradeoffs with the Oak Leaf Sisters. I served with Sister Beecher in Normandy, and it was so fun! She is the cutest individual! And I just love her!
I also went on a tradeoff with Sister Goeller in Middleburg and that was super fun as well! We took some fun pictures and she is just wonderful!
My spiritual thought his week is this: If you only had two weeks to serve the Lord with everything you had, what would you do? What would you be willing to give up to give every last ounce of energy? All of us are called to the work, whether full time or every day time. Make it worthwhile.
Remember who you are and whose you are. And always remember how much your Heavenly Father loves you!