Homies are Forever.
Happy Weather Warning week :) awkward tub pictures, am I right?
Also, this week was apparently weather week for testing the tornado alarms. Normally, every first Wednesday of each month the tornado alarm goes off just to test. But, on Thursday the alarm started going off!! Hermana Davis and I just had finished up studies so we were still in our apartment. We honestly were really confused and didn't think it was actually happening. Nevertheless, we went and sat in the tub and asked some of the members who lived nearby if we should be panicked. Little did we know (because we are missionaries and aren't able to watch the new every morning) that it was just another test :) So we took pictures, that I will attach, to document the embarrassing moment of sitting in a tub haha.
I kind of failed trying to make it look like
I would like to share this amazing experience that we had last Tuesday! Hermana Davis and I were at this apartment building because we were supposed to have a lesson with some one that we had met earlier that week. That girl ended up not being home; and, because we had already knocked this whole apartment building, we decided that we were going to leace. But we had a prompting to go up to the third floor because we heard someone vacuuming. It ended up being this lady named Roxanne. She told us that her husband had passed away 3 months ago from that day. And right before she came to clean this apartment, she visited his grave and she said a prayer that she would be able to just receive strength to keep moving forward. Then, we showed up in her life just a couple hours later. We had a wonderful discussion about what happens after this life and we were able to share some of our favorite scriptures from the Book of Mormon with her. The spirit was just so strong. She cried as she told us that she knew that we were sent by god to meet her and that God loves her very, very much. She accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon and that she wants to read it and discuss it with us eventually!! We haven't been able to set up another time to meet with her because she works so much, but I know that eventually down the road she will remember that two girls in dresses who followed the prompting to go talk to the person who was vacuuming the third floor!
Something that I have been thinking A LOT about this week was how Heavenly Father always answers the prayers that we have. Even if it is in His timing and it may be in a completely different way than we would ever expect, He will ALWAYS answer us. I cannot comprehend HOW He does answer EVERY SINGLE PRAYER, but what I do know is that He will always answer us because He loves us all so much. In Matthew 7:7-11 it says,
"7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"
I know that because Heavenly Father loves us all so much, that there are always great things in store for us. I know that we will always be the happiest when we align our will with His will. I know that the greatest gift that He has given us is His Son, Jesus Christ, and that as we continually rely on our Savior that we will always be able to find peace even among a great storm.
I love you all so much. But, more importantly, Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, love you all so much more! Have a wonderful week :)
Some of the Birdsell kids! We love Faith so much.
We took this picture after we got soaked walking around a trailer park
Hna Alfaro is one of our favorite members.
Random sunset with a Book of Mormon reflecting in the window
Grace Bell! She is a cute lady that we met the other day.
We went out for ice cream with the Espinal Family.