Sunday, February 19, 2017

What a week

We started off this week with a bang! District Meeting Tuesday, we were feeling like we weren't really doing anything. None of the people we are working with are progressing, and we didn't really feel like we were doing anything. So Elder Gonzalez challenged us to talk to every person we meet. And so we did. :) And even though we STILL don't have anyone progressing, we are still working super hard on that, and we are being diligent.

Wednesday we had a worldwide broadcast from Salt Lake where they talked about preaching repentance and baptizing converts. They also talked about some new schedule changes to get us outside spreading the gospel more!! What has been really nice is that we have already started doing that, thanks to our mission president. :) Also, we are focusing on less of the key indicators, only the ones that are super important! As we were driving home from Robstown, we were talking and it just felt like a weight had been lifted from our shoulders that we didn't even know we had! Sister Oscarson, during the meeting, said, "The thing I love about this new schedule is that it allows the missionaries to exercise their agency to determine how to best use their time." Amen to that!

Thursday after working and trying to find, we sat on a curb (which sometimes we do), to collect our thoughts and say a prayer. We got a call from the elders and they told us they had found Sandra. We met the elders at her house, had a great lesson with a member (and the elders!!) and also went over Friday and had a fantastic lesson. Saturday she called and said she wouldn't be able to make it, but being the persistent missionaries we are, went over anyways. Basically, we haven't been able to contact her since she called us :'( but that's sometimes how these things go. She really accepted the teachings and asked super good questions. :) 

Thursday after the lesson, we were meeting a member at Subway for dinner and so we were just this little biker gang--the four of us on our bikes cruising around town. That was super fun. Also: a word to the wise: don't drink three cups of Vitamin Water in one sitting. They had some at Subway and it was DELICIOUS, so of course we got refills. Bad idea. Don't do it. It doesn't make your insides feel good!! Elder Messinger had it the worst, with me coming in with a close second. But we are both better now

Sunday, after church and visiting Sister Gibson in the hospital (she's doing a lot better now--yay!!), Sister Peyro was a little down in the dumps. So I texted the Elders and they came over and we drove out to the country, where we can see more than we usually can. (Texas is super flat, BTW) That was really fun, relaxing, and lauging.

What have I learned from this week? Missionary work isn't what everyone says it is. You are tired and hot and cold and excited and basically you try to make the most out of what you've got. Whether the work is slow or you're baptizing thousands, the work is true. It's God's work. And no matter how much you think you've screwed it up, it's God's work, and it will always happen according to His plan. This I know. <3
Sister Fry

January 30, 2017

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