09 December 2013
We had snow this week and it was beautiful!
I feel like I’ve had the best week. We were blessed to teach at least one lesson every day, and found some new investigators (B – a lovely young woman, and R’s grandma Z believe it or not!), rekindling the joy of contacting. I love the feeling of tumbling into bed exhausted each night because I’ve worked my tail off all day: no regrets!
We had a beautiful miracle on Friday: PK’ova was in hospital for some health care, so we took her some flowers and the elders administered her first-ever Priesthood blessing. It was so sacred and special, I hope and pray she will have courage to be baptised and take that step once she’s healed up.
Our efforts this week were far from perfect but I’m learning lots from Sestra Bar already. She’s a singer, dancer, writer (she’s got a BA in Creative Writing!), and has such a peppy, fun attitude about the everyday, frustrating things while being mature and level-headed about the work.
Our new missionary is Elder Chri’n from Utah – he’s an actor and is such a good sport! It’s refreshing beyond description to have a new Elder in the district. We’ve got the full spectrum now with a greenie just out, and imminently departing Elder Guy too – I love our little missionary band. 🙂 Speaking of which Elder Pet surprised us yesterday by coming with his parents! They’re amazing people. Elder and Sister Mil, our humanitarian service missionary couple hosted a wonderful Thanksgiving feast for us the other week, even though they had to travel to the States for some health care the next day. We were so touched by their loving kindness, and will be happy to have them back as soon as they are able to return.
Heavenly Father is pouring out His Spirit upon all lands, and people are being prepared to receive the “good tidings of great joy” (Luke 2:10). We have a Saviour! 🙂 Everyone is spending their time and money in search of what He offers freely: happiness. The kind that doesn’t fade with time or is dependent on outside factors – that is the priceless gift we want to share with everyone.
Love you lots. Kramar!