Que tal? Como están?
It is has been a wonderful week my friends. I am very privileged to be where I am. I love this service more than anything.
It was kind of a sad moment for me this week as I realised that everything is starting to go down hill... I hit my one year mark :'''''(
However, it is okay because the realisation has pushed me to work even harder and lengthen my stride. I still have plennnnty of time to give it my all.
This week was an eye opener to me in a few different ways. Well, all weeks are eye openers to me. I tend to have lots to learn.
This week was super busy! (most weeks are) But occasionally I find myself getting frustrated when the days pass by too fast and I don't get everything thing done that I would like to. It seems like a simple desire but it honestly can be such a struggle. As the week progressed I started to develop an understanding:
Frustration is such a worldly attribute.
The temperment of God is void of frustration.
I know, I know. It is easier to type than to exemplify. But God helped me to see just a small portion of that this week.
Just yesterday, at the end of the week, I was feeling a little bit of this frustration as I looked back on what we had done and what I wished we had accomplished.
In my moment of weakness, a member called us and told us that she had a friend that she would be inviting to church and that she wanted us to teach her after the services.
And guess what? She came to church! and brought her 6 year old son. Afterwards we went to the members house, had dinner, and taught her! It was one of the most memorable lessons on my mission and we have an appointment set up for this coming Saturday. Miracle. Straight up miracle.
So what is the moral of this story?
Thank goodness Elder Stewart-Chester isn't in charge of what goes on during the week.
We might think we have an idea of the way things need to be run, or which experiences we need to have, but I promise that Someone knows better.
If we can learn to humble ourselves and accept God's will over our own, frustrations will lessen and life will be more peaceful. That is something I am going to be working on!
In a very real and indescribable way, I have come to know more deeply that God loves His children. And although in many ways the love of God is unquantifiable, I feel it every time I have the chance to tell people that He cares about them. I know that God is our Father. He lives, and he works in the details of our lives.
I love you all! My emails have become more like a stream of thought...I would apologise, but then again, at least your getting an email right? (;
Se me cuiden
Con mucho amor,
1319 Butterfield Rd Ste 522
Downers Grove, IL 60515