Haha...you learn a lot in one week when you realized that you have written none of it in your journal. It is so important to write down your thoughts and inspiration on paper....because it will not always stay in your mind.
But despite my lack of preparation...I know one thing for sure. The Lord lives and He knows each and everyone of us. He loves each of us...and He will show us miracles, if we have our eyes and hearts open to receive them.
This week has been a week of many trials and difficulties, but also a week of miracles and blessings, through the name of our Lord and Savior. We had a week with exchanges and of course there is always so much to learn from all the other sisters. We had a repeat in one of the companionships in order to help them find their attitude, that would be fit for a missionary. And it really was a miracle to see the blessings of it, as they worked together to reach the standard of the mission. It has been such a blessing to see the opportunity for them to see the importance of the work. I saw the miracles...especially when we worked as hard as we could. And the Lord blessed us yesterday in church, as we had a long time less-active become worthy to pass the sacrament, to see investigators that we tracted a week before come to church, and to see the power of the gospel in your life. There are so many days that we feel so tired and just wondered if we were going to be able to find the people we needed to. But as we act in faith and remain worthy, the Lord will provide. And if you pray hard enough the Lord will place the people you need to meet in your path. Sometimes we may not be perfect or necessarily in the right place to receive these blessings...but as I have seen that as we do all that we can....we are blessed with the tender mercies. The things that will help us to change our behavior, according to the things that the Lord desires for us to accomplish. We are placed here to impact others...but it all depends on our actions. I love the scripture from 2 Nephi 2:14...it has come to me with more meaning this week as I have experienced different things.And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning ; for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.
We must learn that the Lord has created all things...including you and me...but with that, He has given a wonderful gift to us....the gift to act and to be acted upon. It is so important that we understand this and what it requires of us, with the gift of agency. It applies to so many aspects of our lives...we must learn how to use it. And as we do so, the Lord will enable us to be more useful in His hands. I am in the search to become better at using my agency...to be more effective and efficient in the hands of the Lord.
Philippines Legazpi Mission
Philippines Legazpi Mission