Monday, January 19, 2015

We're Still Smiling

Well, we're still smiling:), even after one of the toughest, most trial filled weeks, of my mission. 
This week we were only able to teach one of our investigators. Somehow, the rest of them fell through or they are going through really hard times and don't want to meet, or they all together have just told us that they are not interested anymore. One thing right after the other. Not quite sure why. Most of our days were filled with appointments and then we would get to the day and no one would be there for their appointments or they would cancel at the last minute. It's been a bit crazy. Plus, I have realized, as a trainer, along with all of my strengths being magnified, allll of my weaknesses are as well. Holy cow, I have a long ways to go!!! haha.

But, we have decided that we are just being tested and strengthened for good things to come. We feel like the Lord is seeing if we can endure through hard times and when he sees that we can, then He will bless us with the family that we are searching for. 

Despite the struggles, there were some neat miracles this week. First Saturday was rough. We just both were exhausted and struggling. But throughout the whole day, Heavenly Father showed his love to us through other people. Plus, I have gotten many letters this week! Thank you all sooooo much!!! It was a blessing to have those letters during this week. It was just one thing after another of blessings. It was great. Then, remember the less-active man, E? He came to church yesterday!!! The first time in a super long time. He said that it was so hard for him and he almost turned around like 3 or 4 times and went home, but he kept pressing forward and he was there! That was amazing. There were many other Less-actives there at church this week too. Including a girl who we have begun to teach. We taught her this week and it is amazing to see how much Sister Jensen just clicks with her. The spirit was so strong during the lesson and we were able to testify to her about the Atonement and teach her the restoration again. We are excited to continue to teach her. This area is a bit of a tricky place, and we are trying to figure out how to best go about finding and teaching people. We have some promising potentials this week. We have dinner with a member this week who is inviting a friend and his family. We have met them and they have agreed to learn more. We are praying this this may be the family that we have been waiting for. They are a really neat family. 

Even though this week was tricky, I know that even through this whole week, the Lord has not deserted us and that that His work is never frustrated, only the work of man in frustrated. Doctrine and Covenants 3:3  "Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men." 
This is our motto:) We will continue forward!!!!
I love you allll!
Sister Young


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