Wow, this week was an interesting one!! We worked our hardest, got exhausted, and kept working hard. And, at the end of all of it, we didn't meet our goal.
This was really hard for me at first. WHY, if I set a goal, and did my part, why didn't God bless me with the miracle? It was something good, something possible. But we needed his help... why didnt he help us?
But, we quickly took that doubt out of our heads, and changed it into something positive.
Its okay. No, we didn't meet our goal, but there was a bigger lesson in this.
We learned what its like to work HARD, to really focus on what we want, and to do everything to get it.
We learned that God does bless us for our work, but those blessings arent always what WE want them to be.
We learned that God has his own plan, and his own way to do it. We need to submit ourselves to THAT plan, and there we will see miracles.
We learned that even though we didnt meet new investigators, we met LOTS of new "less-actives." No, they can't be baptized, but they can be reactivated. They have families that aren't members. These people weren't on the ward list, and now we can help them better.
We just kept thinking all week : You recieve no witness until AFTER the trial of your faith (Ether 12:6) In Spanish, the word witness is changed to testimony. I liked that a lot.
So, at the end of it all, it was a great week still ;)
I cant believe Porter Derrick leaves this week, that Nicholas already left, that Brandon Gale leaves... these kids are all so young! haha ;)
Well, see you all in a few weeks. I love you lots!
Remember to always give your all. Even when it's hard, and doesn't "seem" worth it, give your all. God is bound to bless us, if we do what he says. He WILL bless you! ;) Work hard, never give up, and endure to the end :)