HEADING SOUTH FOR SUMMER
Let me tell you something about being a full time missionary.
1. You have absolutely no problems of your own. Literally zero. There is nothing to worry about when you think of yourself...yourself is just completely taken care of.
2. Every problem that others have become your problems. You take them upon yourself and all of a sudden you are consumed by problems.
So an investigator whom we love dearly had a problem this week and of course all of a sudden Sister Kelly and I had a problem this week.
You know someone's got the faith when they literally do not have the means to get toilet paper but they love the sister's enough to ALWAYS ALWAYS offer them food at every lesson. This week started with a frenzy to find said dearly loved investigator a miracle. The power company gave her about 36 hours to pay a bill before they shut of her gas and electricity.....and the first person that she thought to call was us. Well 'us' is two nineteen year old girls who have little to no experience with paying bills but we do have pretty extensive experience in saying prayers and seeing miracles.
So after at least 100 prayers on the subject, a long chat with our bishop about a long list of charities to call, a long talk with our investigator in need about how she had already called all of the charities, and only about eight more hours left until the power was to completely shut down...we saw a miracle. The Holy Ghost prompted our friend to call on an ex husband who was the most unlikely of all sources for help and heaven stepped in and things were taken care of.
When this Sister told us about her problem....we asked her to do two things, pray about what she needed, and then go to work looking for what she needed. She found it.
folks, I don't know what each of you need....whether it's a utility bill to be paid or a question of the soul to be answered...however, I do know what you need to do to find what you need.
Two simple steps.....
1. pray about what you need.
2. go to work looking for what you need.
If we are doing all we can temporally and spiritually we will be put where God NEEDS US to be.
So I hope your all doing all you can.
I'm trying....at times I'm failing....then I learn.....then I discover God's hand is always there...as long as we take the time to stretch our arms out to find it.
ALSO OTHER BIG BIG NEWS.
Transfer calls came...which of course is the most real form of torture you find on a mission. However we got real lucky when we ran into President Clark outside the church building on Saturday morning. Which is the same place that he called both Sister Kelly and I to be trainers next transfer......WHAT. YES. Holy smokes I'm happy.
I'm also leaving the Fresno Zones for the first time ever......I'm going to the actual...SOUTH.
Which honestly feels like an entirely different mission to me...it's only a place I've ever heard of...never actually been but hey hey TULARE. HERE I COME.
I'm being **doubled in to this area again...which I'm pretty sure that I'm setting some type of record for the amount of times I've done that.....
normally when transfers come along you go to a place with a missionary who has already been in the area and has known it for a while....every not so often they put two missionaries in at the exact same time and they know nothing and nobody but they figure it out together.
Well this is my fourth area...and my fourth time being doubled in. So that's an interesting fact about Sister Rendon's super fantastic mission that she loves.
So anywho...I'm leaving Fresno. Home of the Lord's elect and the world's most illegitimate ice cream trucks and I'm heading to Tulare...home of the Farm show everybody in Hooper told me about when I got my mission call....and I'm positive more of the Lord's elect.
LOVE YOU ALL LOTS.
-that is sincere.