Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Yesterday was the happiest Sunday of my mission! July 20, 2014




Well, this was easily maybe possibly one of the happiest weeks of my mission. It was a wonderful week! It was truly so great.

Like the work is seriously picking up. For reals. Like, this is my third transfer and I literally have seen miracles this week. Me and sister de jose have been working so hard. I don't think i have ever worked so hard my whole mission and it feels SO good!! I am so happy! and I know the lord is truly aware of each and every one of us..

So, first. (this is a totally unrelated hilarious story) The other day we went to one of our less actives. She was in the house and we saw her through the window, we knock on the door "tao po! sister! Hello po!" and then (ok i am laughing typing this) she is like 70 something ok? And she slowly ducks behind a plant by the sink and slowly down..down down...down...gets low on the ground and CRAWLS ACROSS THE FLOOR away from the window.......as we watch her.........hahah I just about died. Hiding is very common here...oh man the stories I could tell....haha I promise I am nice tho.

Ok, now for the good stuff. First off yesterday was the happiest sunday of my mission. Like honestly I can't put in words. Marjorie came to church. and two of our other investigators. and two of our other WAY inactive entire family's. Like can i get a hallelujah?! I can't describe how happy it was. We have taught Marjorie twice this past week and she was so receptive I feel she has been prepared talaga. She told us before when the missionaries went to her she never let them in and always would shy away from them but she said something about when we met, she didn't know why, but said we could come visit her and really its been so amazing to watch her faith grow. It was just an awesome week..we were able to teach some great lessons and find 6 new inv. 

We also got to experience the typhoons this week! tuesday was typhoon glenda and it broke me umbrella. haha the cute clear one. and then saturday and yesterday we got some of typhoon henry...and it broke my other umbrella...the good one. hahaha I have NEVER seen rain and wind so hard ever! Working through it, we were soaked and cold but it was fun haha Walking to the appt was like walking upstream.

Dad, we have been reaching the standard of excellence every week but have never gotten thirty before..this week was 27 :( we work SO hard...i have never been so tired in my life...heavenly father is LITERALLY giving me physical strength to climb these mountains...our appts are spread out everywhere so we have to walk so far and up stairs to get everywhere...we literally go out to work two hours before required to meet our goals.

I have been studying a lot this week on the atonement and the life of Jesus Christ. Something that really stuck out to me as I was reading a general conference talk was the way Jesus Christ taught the people. He taught with power, authority, and he also taught simply. So simple a child could understand it. It is so important as missionaries to teach the way Christ did, to love the people as Christ did, to serve the way he did...Simply with the spirit...the gospel is not complicated. It is the plan for all of us to return to heavenly father. I have a testimony of that.

Anyways, I wish I could write more and really do justice to how great this week was...I feel Heavenly Father is so aware. I love the gospel with all my heart and know without a doubt its true.

LOVE you all more than anything!! MAHAL KITA!!!
xoxox
sister golightly




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