This is from last week's service project when we did yard work and this quote was painted up on the wall and I really enjoy it.
AAAND TRANSFERS! I have pday today still because I am still in the Beehive house..yay because I get to still have a pday this week!
My zone leaders are Sister Cochain (france) and Sister Ueno (japan).
My companion! Another Brasilian:) That makes 3 now. Sister Silva from Brasilia, Brasil. She was in my district a few transfers ago and now we are companions so we were pretty pumped about that. Here we are with our teaching center headsets on sharing the gospel all over the world. I've missed hearing Portuguese, it's good to be back.
Let's see if I can remember anything else from this week...
We had a wonderful lesson with an investigator we met here in Salt Lake who just moved here just a few blocks from Temple Square who is completely wonderful. He agreed to be baptized after we took him through God's plan for the Family. He just moved from Seattle, and has found such hope and light moving here. He is following where God is guiding him. It is a privilege to meet with him face to face through his conversion process.
Yesterday a homeless man tried chatting with us on the way home and he asked us how the Prophet is doing. He shared with us that he himself could very well be the next 13th apostle. We tipped our hats to him for his audacity and gave him an elbow bump, instead of a fist bump goodbye because he said, shouting as we walked away, "THE ELBOW IS CLOSER TO THE HEART!" So sweet. So crazy. I love elbow bumps now.
I read a verse in the Book of Mormon this week that didn't stand out to me until lately.
It's just interesting to me that he went out to spy, saw that there was goodness even among his enemies, and he wanted to save them. It's easy to love our family, the friends we choose, even strangers who are just plain kind. But the true test is loving those who are difficult to love. And wanting all the things we have for those who we are not on the friendliest terms with.
So whatever and wherever and whoever you are, be a good one, and love even those who are not.
Until next week, Te Amo