May 28, 2018 - The Week of Procrastination

Well I wasn't going to write y'all a weekly but due to some unfortunate circumstances (we were in even numbers with the elders at the church (big no-no) so we have been banished to our car) I now have some time do either write an email or sit and watch the rain. Though I love the latter, the former might be a bit more productive. 

I have learned a lot this week. I'm not going to lie, this was a hard week. We had our ups for sure but our downs seemed to take the cake. I won't go into detail because I don't want to make this email sad but I did want to tell you want I learned from this week. 

I can do things on my own. In fact, I can do some pretty good and even great things on my own. Miracles, however, are only bestowed by God. Nothing I do will change that. Of course I will work hard and do everything I can do help those miracles happen and sometimes it feels like I've done pretty well with making them happen. But God is the one who is all-knowing. He is the one in charge. That sometimes stresses me out (thanks inner control freak) but there's a scripture I'm pretty sure I've shared already but it always calms me. My first AP shared this with me in my first transfer and I fell in love with it and memorized it as fast as I could. 

Doctrine and Covenants 123:17 

"Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed." 

I have a hard time with giving up control but the mission has forced me into submission to God's will. It doesn't sound like a positive thing but I've learned it really is! Because He is all-knowing, I need to rely on Him. We plan for hours on end for those we are teaching and I have no idea what they need. I don't know what will help them. I can make a logical guess but God knows EXACTLY what they need. If I rely on Him and in humility, ask Him for help, He will provide answers. I've been so humbled this week. And I'm so grateful for that. 

Have a beautiful rainy week y'all! ๐ŸŒงโ˜”

 Casually cruising through the Redlight District (jokes, don't panic)

Casually cruising through the Redlight District (jokes, don't panic)

 My Stra(favorite)nge Addiction ๐ŸŽ‚

My Stra(favorite)nge Addiction ๐ŸŽ‚

 This was where our bikes got stolen. We thought we could go back and punch fear in the mouth

This was where our bikes got stolen. We thought we could go back and punch fear in the mouth

 In our element with sweet Marina (no I'm not crying it was just very very cute lesson

In our element with sweet Marina (no I'm not crying it was just very very cute lesson

Posted on May 28, 2018 .