Motto for the week: God`s opportunity is man`s extremity.
It is almost always in the very end when we see the miracles! And I think I am nearing the very end, and so I am waiting to see a little miracle! It was another week without our loved investigators in the chapel. But I didn`t cry this week! Instead, I thought about Nephi. And how he had to create three different plans to receive the plates from King Laman. Not because his first plans weren`t inspired, but because he had to learn something. And then he ended up bring Zoram with him... he was doing missionary work! And Zoram later became one of Nefi`s best friends.
We went over to Mika`s house to cut my companion`s hair... and just as Mica began, she said, "I`ve never actually done this before." Hahah it was so funny, Hermana Gonzalez looked like she was about to die. But she kept on smiling, she is awesome like that.
Also, a crazy man stopped us in the street and thanked us for all we do. He then told us how in 2020 we will all be speaking the same language, all around the world, called "Esperango." What the heck does that mean?
It is really hard, I will admit, to see a lot of sad things all the time. Heavenly Father blesses us with the strength to love these people so much... that to hear of their sad stories really hurts. But there is no other feeling like having the Spirit give you the words to say, to comfort those who are trusting so much in you. Elder Holland said, "If we listen with love, we won`t need to wonder what to say. It will be given to us-- by the Spirit and by our friends." I absolutely love this... that when someone is confiding in us, all we need to do is listen. We have two ears and one mouth, because we need to listen twice as much as we need to speak (I think Hermana Zanni said that). And it is true! Listen to them and to the Spirit, and words come that we have never spoken.
I am so grateful for the gospel in my life. And when I see the hunger and abuse and suffering from serious sins, I know that all will be made right through the Atonement. I don`t understand it all, but I know my Savior loves me and has a plan for me... and Heavenly Father watches over every one of His little children. He is just so happy when we are happy and doing good things, and suffers from a sorrow only a God can know when we do bad things.