Monday, February 3, 2014

"Just Keep Swimming"

This week was kind of hard. It was just so up and down. Like we would start the day and I would have a ton of faith and be like "today is the day! Let's find a new investigator!" And then things would fall through and we would try not to be disappointed. And then we would keep trying again and motivating each other. And then our back-up for the back-up for the back-up plans would fall through and we would just be like "gosh this is just not our day." And the whole week was kind of like that. Also our old zone leader was rushed to the ER and has meningitis or something. And one of the Elders in our zone got sent home for medical issues and they found out he has cancer. So ya our whole zone was really gloomy this week. Usually district meeting pumps you up for the rest of the week but this week everyone's spirits were dampered. 

We did get to do some actual service for one of our less actives. We helped her with a bunch of yard work and it was really good, she was so grateful. I never really liked doing yard work on Saturdays back at home but here doing service for people is the best thing ever. Also we got a member referral so hopefully that turns into something. There has been this nasty stomach flu that has been going around and a bunch of people in our ward got it so it can be hard to work with the members when people are all sick. 

Sunday was really good. We had a stake fast for rain because there is a drought in California and that night it rained. God answers prayers people! Also the relief society lesson was just what I needed to hear. They were talking about prayer and one sister made the comment that she prayed for something for 30 years before it happened. Even though we pray to find new people to teach every week I realized that sometimes we have to keep praying even if we don't see immediate answers. There are some things that we can't control like how many people will be out on the street to talk to or if members will have the faith to start making missionary work a priority. We just have to do the best that we can and the Lord will make up for the rest. 
Hopefully this week will be a lot better!!
Love you all!!!!

-Sister Washburn

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