First of all, our area is the coolest. I love it! We've seen a lot of miracles here. Ah, I don't even know where to start. I think my favorite thing about our area this week has been finding new people. We've had a lot of fun talking with everyone and we have been blessed to find some new people who are open to learning.
One of the neatest experiences we had this week was when we went to visit a less active woman named Liliana. We went over and surprise! Her husband and kids (non-members), plus her less active sister, plus her mom (active member visiting from Mexico), were all home! We were able to teach them a lesson about the Plan of Salvation and they were all really interested and participating. Hopefully we will be able to continue teaching
I also had exchanges with Hermana Costilla this week in Santa Maria. It was so fun! We saw lots of miracles--found a really cool new investigator, and had a sweet little girl ask us to help her prepare for baptism and then choose her own date. After exchanges, Hermana Costilla pointed out while we were driving home that it sort of just felt like another normal day. It was totally true. We worked hard and had a singleness of mind which was neat. The special part about the day is that we went through it looking for the miracles and noticing them. It made me wonder how many miracles we fail to recognize because we just expect another normal day?
So, that got me thinking. Faith and miracles. Like I said, it really stood out to me on exchanges the importance of expecting miracles every day. I remember that my first transfer our Zone Leaders set a zone goal for us to text them a miracle every day. Initial reaction: "We're going to see a miracle every day? Reallllyyy?" I was so skeptical about it, but then, day by day, we saw miracles. Some of them were silly: we survived serving Chazala all day. Others were special: member bore powerful testimony of Book of Mormon, investigator set baptismal date.
Moral of the story: We are engaged in the Lord's work and He works through miracles. Why would we not see them every day? No day is just a "normal day." Miracles shouldn't just come on exchanges. And they don't. We need to open our eyes and truly see the miracles that come every day, because they are there.
Okay, end rant. :)
We had a miraculous week! Hope you did, too.