Before I left on my mission everyone told me that "obedience brings blessings, while exact obedience brings miracles" and boy is this true. It's easy being obedient, but it's not the easiest being perfectly obedient. It's something that I work on each and everyday, but I have seen miracles bestowed upon me when me and my companion are doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing. We were at Stake Correlation last Sunday and a bishop said something that really hit home for me... "he who sweats the most in peacetime, bleeds the least in wartime." The same with missionary work. We eat at families house almost everyday and as much as my companion would love to stay and play games with the family I remind her that there are better things we could be doing. I think that one of the hardest things for me has been stepping up as a leader because if I don't things don't really get accomplished. So it's been a struggle, but I am learning and growing a lot.
Our cutie old couple we are teaching are the best and are really interested. They are 7th Day Adventists, but slowly are becoming Latter-Day Saints... shhh. We are meeting with them Thursday and teaching them the rest of The Restoration. Crossing my fingers that the gift of tongues will help me out there. We are also meeting with this lady and her family I found one day while tracting.
I love families. And I love my family. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have that families can be together FOREVER. Sorry to everyone who has to live with me for eternity... you're just going to have to deal with it.
Ps. I hear there are all these things going on in the world. Typhoons? Tornadoes? The Second Coming? Bring it on.