Monday, November 24, 2014
Heavenly Father knows best
I KNOW that Heavenly Father ALWAYS knows best!!! There have been so many times during my mission when I think we should do something a certain way but we end up feeling impressed to change something and it works out 10 times better then ever imagined!!! Wow...that was a long sentence...but the point is that God always knows better. This past Tuesday we had one of those experiences. Hermana Randall and I had planned out a great family home evening with some awesome recent converts and our wonderful investigator Romero family. We were really excited and looking forward to it. About 20 minutes before we were going to meet up with the Romero family, Leonela Romero sent us a message saying that she had to go to work and that her mom was sick. *Wheeeeeeeeooouuuuuuuu THUD. Explosion sound.* That was how we felt. It was going to be sooo perfect!!! Why did it fall through??
We were both a little sad and frustrated about it but tried to focus on the fact that God always has a perfect plan. And yes...He does. We prayed about what to do instead and felt impressed to visit the Rivas family. They are a part member family that Hermana Fry and I had found contacting about two months ago. They are wonderful but we have been at a stuck place with how to help them progress. We have been inviting them to church now for two months and the excuse has always been until now that they don't get much sleep with their two little girls and it is hard to get up and go in the morning. Well, this evening we had a good lesson about the restoration of the gospel. It was good but we still didn't feel like much progress had been made. BUT THEN Hermano Rivas (the member) started talking about how he first knew the true church had been restored. That started his confession about how he is embarrassed to come back to church after being away for so long. It kept going and it came out that him and his wife are also having a lot of problems with each other and just a whoooole bunch of stuff that we didn't know before. We literally felt like the blinders were taken off of our eyes and the full iceberg had been uncovered. We now know so much better how to help them!!!! We both left their house speechless and humbled. If the family home evening hadn't been canceled and we hadn´t gone to the Rivas house, we wouldn`t have had such a great lesson happen. Hermana Randall and I talked about how we felt a bit like Peter when Jesus Christ told him, ´´O thou of little faith, where fore didst thou doubt? (Matthew 14:31)´´ Why did we ever doubt the reason behind our change of plans? God always knows best and if we trust in Him He will open up even better doors. It was a lesson learned. :)
The whole week was good! Melina and Jose are preparing for the marriage on THURSDAY and her baptism on SATURDAY. It is going to be a good week!!!!! :D Also, the Romero family are doing wonderfully! Leonela and Ricardo took us to the home of Ricardo`s family so that we can teach them as well. Leonela shared her testimony and Ricardo quickly volunteered to do the closing prayer. :) Daniel shared with us on Saturday that the night before the read from the Book of Mormon together and that he just feels good. IT IS WONDERFUL. These people are just so precious and I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has prepared them so much! :)
Well, love you all! Have an awesome week! The church is true, the book is blue, and God loves you! :) :)