”People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of self ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you win false friends and real enemies. Be successful anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may try to cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years to build, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you have anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” -Mother Teresa.
I LOVED THAT!!!!! So beautiful.
Well, this week has been really good! I’m finally feeling comfortable with teaching, and Stonesy and I are really getting good at teaching in unity. It’s a bummer we’re not going to the same mission. We have one investigator named Barbara. She’s our trc investigator. Her parents were both killed in the Holocaust. She’s never really believed in God, but she always WANTED to. She was bumped around foster care growing up, so she attended lots of churches.
She talks…… A LOT!!! And we were never able to get through a full lesson without her completely changing the subject. We were pretty discouraged. She’d come to know that God is there, that He is a ”somebody” in her words, meaning He has a body, and that He loves her. Then last night was our final lesson with her. We FINALLY got her to pray. Her prayer started like this “Um…. Hi God…. It’s me, Barbara….” Then she proceeded to offer the SWEETEST and MOST SINCERE prayer I’ve ever heard. We were all in tears at the end.
I am SO grateful for experiences like this one. My purpose is to invite others to Come Unto Christ. It’s really happening. It’s the greatest purpose in the whole world. I love being here.
So last night… Sister Mansfield, Sister Pyle, Stonesy, and I were bored. So we took the massive bag of skittles (thanks mom!!!!) and played a game… we called it ”taste the rainbow”. We would close our eyes, grab a random skittle and try to guess the color. It was SO fun!! Either that or we’re starving for entertainment. hahahaha
Well, next week, I’ll be emailing from CANADA!!!!! HOORAY!!!! I don’t know yet what day my p-day is… I’ll figure it out.
MOM AND DAD! expect a call between 8 and 10 next wednesday morning. I’m calling from Phoenix.
I love you all!!!!