Well, just telling me about the clip from Elder Holland and the Atonement brought tears to my eyes. This mission does help us understand a small, tiny part of what the Atonement was like. But it helps us understand more than I ever would at home.
It sounds super silly, but my lack of sleep has really been hard on me. As a missionary you want to do all you can to push forward the work. And that is how I feel, I want to put everything I can into it. It's so hard lately, because I am tired. But hey - I know it will get better!On that downer note, it really was a good week! We saw some great miracles. Let me add a side note in here. This is one of the hardest areas I have served in because many people are so prideful, because they have more money. Some people are so unhappy! But everything that happens really is a miracle. And we really do see the Lord's hand in our work. The other week we received a referral for a woman named R. We had a great lesson with her and she was super receptive. She has two kids and they are the cutest! And thennnnn.... she came to church yesterday, with her kids! Yay!! Church is one of the most important things for an investigator to do. She was a little confused; the first time is always a little scary. She had some great fellowshipping in the ward and there is an Hermana in the ward that she actually works with! I know that Heavenly Father is consecrating our efforts, it's amazing.
|Toilets everywhere in LA!|
|Sister Shepherd burned the popcorn, not just brown but on fire! Our apt still smells, ha ha|
P.S. I am going to get your pkg right now, I am at the mission office.