This was one great week! Good news is that I am going to be finishing my mission here in Rochester with Hermana Tietz :) we were super surprised because we didn't think we were going to stay together, but I am excited for her to "kill" me! I love this area and there's so much more to do, so I am so happy that i get to be here for another six weeks.
We had a very interesting week as far as teaching lessons and such. At the beginning of the transfer we made a goal to knock 100 doors before the end of September. Once we met that goal we made another goal to knock another 100 doors by the end of a transfer. Last week we met that goal, and we set another goal to knock 50 more doors by the end of the transfer and we met it the next day. Needless to say, we have been knocking a lot of doors and looking for people who are willing to hear this wonderful message. Rain or shine- it's been super fun. We haven't seen too many things come out of it yet, but we know that the Lord has a Plan and we just need to continue to work hard and be diligent missionaries.
So, as we have been doing a lot of finding because we don't have a huge teaching pool right now, we have had SO MANY crazy experiences. Something that we have been trying to do is following spiritual promptings right away. I love following spiritual promptings because they lead us to do the Lord's will. However, we get ourselves into really awkward situations. The other day we were driving through this random neighborhood back to our apartment to get some lunch. As we were driving I saw this random house and thought "go knock that house." So we stopped the car and knocked that specific house. The people who lived there weren't interested. We felt that there must've been some reason as to why we were told to stop. So we walked across the street and knocked on another house. GUESS WHO IT ENDED UP BEING!! It ended up being some investigators who recently moved last week and we hadn't received their new address from them yet. We seriously felt super stalkerish to be honest because out of all the houses in Rochester, we knocked into the house that they had just moved it. Seriously, it was not a coincidence whatsoever. I am so in awe that happened now, even a couple of days after!!
We also had a really cool experience this morning. A group of high school students from a religion class came to our church building to have a tour of it. At the end of the tour we had a "question and answer" time with them. It was a super cool experience to be able to stand up in front of a group of youth and answer some really insightful questions and not so insightful (a.k.a: can mormons drink milk?! YESS I LOVE MILK). That was a super funny question.
One scripture that has been on my mind a lot is in the Bible. In 1 Corinthians 2:9 it says, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." This scripture really helps me put things into perspective. Sometimes, we can get too focused on receiving immediate blessings. BUT that isn't how God always works. It's not that God doesn't want to bless us right away, it's because He knows that if we just wait a little longer something so much better is going to come our way!! I am so grateful that we have such a loving Heavenly Father that has a very perfect plan for each of us- SO much better than we could even imagine. I know that as we put our trust in Him that everything is going to work out!!
I love you all and I hope you have a good week!!! Don't forget that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love you all SOOOO MUCH MORE!!!
We were trying to take a beautiful picture of the fall leaves
Agua de Jamaica IS HEAVENLY I LOVE IT SOOO MUCH
I was actually clicking my heels but you can't
La Familia Hermosillo.