Hey everyone! So this past week was a pretty good week! It didn't start off to well though. We had a pretty rough day where we met some pretty rude people while door knocking, even after we switched streets. After that, we had plans to visit many people, all of which fell through. We went through all the people we had for backup, and even more backup plans, yet everything just didn't seem to be working out. Fortunately, we set up a dinner with an awesome family who loves feeding us, and they helped cheer us up. That day was humbling, and I think it was a test to see if we'd just give up and relax for the remainder of the day, or if we'd keep working and trying to do the Lord's work. Fortunately, I think we passed the test, because I feel as if we were very blessed for the remainder of the week.The first blessing was being able to perform service for one of our new investigators. We mowed her lawn, and then talked to her about church. She said she was really interested, and once she recovered from being sick she'd love to have us over to talk more and even to come to church to see what it's like! I'm pretty excited to meet with her again and teach her more. She even said that she's been reading a bit of the Book of Mormon we gave her, although it's been hard to do while she's sick, yet she believes everything that she's read so far! I guest the second blessing is that while we were mowing, her neighbor came up and asked how much it costed for us to mow lawns, and I told her it was free, and who we were and what we do. We mowed her lawn after too, and hope to come back and talk to her a bit more.
We've been receiving many other blessings too, like door knocking on streets that had an unusual amount of really nice people, getting food from members, and much more. I guess the "spiritual message" that I'll leave you all with today is about having "mountains to climb". That's actually the name of a song that my companion and I like to listen to, and the singer talks about how she wants Heavenly Father to give her mountains to climb, knowing that it will her stronger. I think that can apply to all of us; we'll all have "mountains to climb" and "rivers to cross", but we should do our best to learn from them and see them as oppurtunities to become better and stronger than we ever would be if we didn't have those obstacles.
Thanks again for all the love and support!