This week was full of ups and downs as we were trying to prepare Jan Carlos for baptism. We experienced a lot of miracles but realized that in the end, everyone has the agency to chose for themselves between the good and the bad. Unfortunately, now is not Jan’s time.
Also, this week we experienced a cyclone and an earthquake! FUN! haha.
Fun story of the week: we have been teaching Nerson that while others are speaking in church, he needs to be reverent and quiet. He comes from a different religious background where it is common to regularly shout, “amen!” and “glory to God!” He has been doing really well at being quiet in church but yesterday in the new investigators class, everyone was saying “amen” and “glory to God” throughout the entire lesson…. even recent converts! hahahaha nooooo! We just covered our faces and died of laughter. We tried.
Something I have been trying to make apart of my daily thoughts is a quote I found from an apostle, “How much of life do we miss by waiting to see the rainbow before thanking God that there is rain?” I have learned to pray and thank Heavenly Father for my trials instead of begging Him to lift them. I know we are given them for a reason and it is our best opportunity to show God that we have faith in Him, His power, and His timing. We wouldn’t be who we are without our hardest trials.
I love this gospel!