So something I have been wanting to share with the world for a while now is that the path that we run on every day is basically the game of frogger. I have never seen so many dead frogs in my life! It is so sad. I have yet to see a live one. It is so sad and we try not to step on them when we run. We actually saw a smooshed snake the other day.
On Tuesday, one of the couples in the ward, the Carley's, came with us to an appointment with a less-active member. This woman (her name is Joyce Miller, cool huh) hasn't been to church for years after she was baptized. We were going to stop visiting her because she wasn't keeping commitments. Well brother Carley was able to be bold in a way that we never could have. Needless to say she was at church with her grandson on sunday. It really was a miracle to see her there!
Anyway, after that appointment the Carley's took us to lunch at his favorite Mexican restaurant in town. It was soooo good!!!
On Wednesday we had zone teaching in Lincoln. We talked about how to become better teachers. It was so great to be able to see who is in our zone. I also found out that for zone conference on the 30th, the grand island zones might be meeting with us. Do you know what that might mean?! That I will get to see Sister Page!!!!! Please bless that happens! haha After, the 4 sisters from our zone and the 2 from the other went to Culvers, this Wisconsin diner, for lunch. It was so stinking good!
The Reeves fed us like 3 times this week, they are so awesome! We love spending time with their family.
Friday we had 5 lessons scheduled and only 1 ended up happening! It was so heartbreaking! I mean, a few of them had a good excuse but the rest are busted! At one point we were at home waiting to hear about one of our lessons and in the mean time I read a talk out of the ensign. It was about same gender attraction but the part that was my favorite and really applicable to the day we was having was this. She said, "I believe that the Lord wants us to 'be believing' and that He wants us not to give up on Him or His timing or His ways." We can't get frustrated when investigators don't show up to appointments or people that we love don't accept the gospel because it is all in the Lord's time.
Saturday I hit my month mark! What the, I feel like I have been here for at least a year but at the same time I can't believe it has already been a month. Like I said before, I am really confused about time here.
We have started team teaching Miguel, who is the son of a recent convert family. He texted us one day and asked if we could do bible study with him (we assumed he meant BOM). He is so solid and I truly believe that he is ready to receive the gospel in his life. He is a marine. We are taking him to the trail center on Saturday to watch the Joseph Smith movie.
Sunday was awesome because Joyce was there and then Miguel and our other investigator Joan.
My spiritual thought for this week is this. The tree fold mission of the church is to proclaim the gospel, redeem the dead and perfect the saints. We can't perfect the saints with out doing the other two. Think and ponder on that this week or for family home evening.
I love you all!!!