We've had a good week. We've had a couple of miracles, maciza lessons, funny experiences, and I have a new favorite scripture.
First, one of the miracles. We stopped by to visit an investigator and
she starts telling us she has been praying for guidance. Weird things
have been happening in her house and her mom suggested she look for
someone who has been prepared to come and pray for them. She asked if
there was any way we could help her. We taught a little lesson about
the priesthood, and the next day a member of stake presidency who
lives close was able to come and bendecir la casa. Afterword we asked
her how she felt. A little teary eyed she told us that she felt so
It was neat that when she was praying for guidance we were able to
stop by and offer help.
Funny experience... one of many this week. My companion bought a coco
(coconut) at the local pulperia (kind of a little store ish.) They
offered to open it up for her so she could put her straw in the top
and drink the water. El hermano carefully placed the coconut, prepared
the machete, and brought it down cutting just a little bit off the top
to make a small hole. But as soon as he chopped the coco it began
spurting coconut water all over me. I have never seen that happen
before. We all busted up laughing and everyone who passed us in the
street gave us the weirdest looks. Now every time we walk past the
pulperia the hermano asks if we want to buy more cocos...
New favorite scripture... Alma 38:5. Everytime I've opened my
scriptures this week it always falls open to this verse. ''Ahora bien,
hija mia, (Hermana Thacker), quisiera que recordaras que en proporción
a tu confianza en Dios, serás liberada de tus tribulaciones, y tus
dificultades, y tus aflicciones, y serás enaltecida en el postrer
día.'' (English Translation). I love how it says that according to the degree of trust we
have in God we will be delivered from our challenges, trials,
difficulties, etc. I've been thinking about that a lot. If I put all of
my trust in Him, no matter what comes I will be able overcome it. But
if I am only willing to put a little bit of my trust in Him, it will
be a lot harder for me to accept the way He is offering to deliver me.
It's really easier and smarter to trust Him.
Well, I wanted to send pictures, but the internet is slow...I guess
you'll have to wait until next week...
But thank you for your love and support!
Hasta la próxima!