Well, it rained the ENTIRE week and thanks to the joy of summer rain, I have now contracted the deadly Bronchitis... I don't know if that's how you spell it. But I'm pretty sure its not fatal. I just have a heaping cough that makes me sound like an Elder... No, really. I made some phone calls the other day and the members thought I was the Elders. GREAT! Hahaha, and I was lucky enough to have signed up to sing in church yesterday! Hahaha, the members hardly noticed while I sang that I was sick, thank heavens... I think the Spirit was so strong they just forgot what I sounded like and listened to the beautiful words. I love how much the Lord takes care of His servants.
We had the most incredible ward BBQ this past weekend... it was magical as we picked their berries,
Well, we had the MOST miraculous day this week! We like to call it 6 Miracle Friday... Really original, right? :) So, we woke up and it was raining; again. I was sick. We were both really tired because yea. We did studies and weekly planning and we were really discouraged because we don't have too many amis to plan for anyway... then we leave the apartment for a RDV... we got to the RDV and Armelle our ami didn't respond when we buzzed her apartment from the ground floor. We were really bummed and were brainstorming what we could do. THEN SUDDENLY, Soeur Grunkes eyes about bulged out of her head. She was looking past me and just said "Holy crap. Antonio." I whipped my head around and low and behold, there was our old ami Antonio who we thought had been killed by the Portuguese Mafia. We sprinted across the street. He was so happy to see us and so sorry... He had been sick and couldn't eat or drink or even talk for two weeks. He got all of our messages and was ready to come back to church and start our lessons again. He even apologized for missing his baptismal date. We were happier than could be. We decided to go back to Armelles to see if she would respond again... She was there! She said that the first time we had buzzed her that she had answered and the we must not have heard her. We went up and taught the BEST question and answer lecon ever. She completely understands the restoration and the need for the restoration. We left her apartment a little late, and we were worried that we would not get to our RDV on time... I said a silent prayer for another miracle. A bus magically arrived 12 feet in front of us at the bus stop. It took us straight to our location.
cupcakes with her for the ward activity that weekend. Well we got there and she couldn't find the recipe ANYWHERE. After 10 minutes of searching, I told her we needed to pray. So we prayed. 5
Joshua 22:5 portrays this love. "But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law,which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul." I know that as we become more diligent and obedient, we too can show the Lord just how much we love Him. Cleave to Him and Serve Him with all your hearts.
It is my testimony that when we do these things, the Lord will bless us and we will be happier than we ever thought we could be. I love you all. I love the Lord. Have a blessed week.
Avec tout mon amour,