Well this week was amazing... as every week always seems to be. Yes there are low points but im learning that the good times definitely out-weigh the struggles and so all the sorrows i have are totally worth it! I think that is how it will be at the end of this life during resurrection and judgement day... If we lived well and tried our honestly to goodness best and our growth out-weighs our downfalls we will be happy and excited to see our Savior and Heavenly Father. And our joy in the celestial kindgom will be more than worth what we had to go through on this earth to get there!
This week President Malit text all the missionaries asking us to join him in a pledge to be obedient and we were to text and tell him if we were "in" and "on board!" Of course we text and said "YES!" I think about the time at the end of my mission that i will have to report to my Heavenly Father and Savior all the things i did with their time. I want to be able to walk away from that prayer with tears of joy rather than tears of sorrow. And this is such a short time to account on, but nevertheless important! But think about our whole life... and when we will have to report our time here and what paths we chose to follow here. Remember that the path is straight and narrow for our benefit. It helps us not to get lost... we are able to see exactly what we need to do! Take the path less people choose to travel... its cleaner!
This week... mom... youll be thrilled to know that i cooked spaghetti bake and it was great! No we dont have an oven so it was all done on the stove. It tasted a bit different because they dont have real cheese here and the sauce and veggies are just different but it was good and my companion loved it! She wants the recipe!
We stayed nice and busy teaching and found some new families to teach! Most of our lessons were to investigators when its usually to less actives! Im so excited!! Im getting better at figuring this language out too! haha. My companion makes me so strong and i love her so much! I learned lots about companionship unity this week at our zone conference.
Zone conference was amazing. The Spirit that was there was unbelievable! Elder Teh (quorum of 70 and in the area presidency here) came with his wife. They are so nice and so wonderful. He gave awesome training to us about companionship unity, teaching with the Holy Ghost, and the Book of Mormon. I will write a handwritten letter in the next two weeks and send it with all the great and amazing things that i learned cause its too much to type in this short time!
Two really funny things happened this week...
One... i got bit/pecked in the leg by a devil chicken... it was such a michevious little creature! First it bit/pecked me during the lesson (yes i have a bruise!) and then later if found its way up on the roof and was tearing it apart! (the roof is made of leaves)
Two... I went to plug out emergency light in to charge on thurs night and it literally exploded! i saw a huge burst of light and my hand was completely black! i was ok but my heart was racing so fast and i had to sit down to cool down for a min! the cord detached from the part that you plug in... it was crazy!!
Well i love you all so so so very much!! Scripture of the week... 2 Nephi 33:1... The Holy Ghost comes "unto" our hearts... but we have to let him in. There is agency in all things. Our Heavenly Father wont force anything upon us... we have to take action to receive blessings.
Sister Carissa Jones