ALOOOHA!!!! So…God works miracles every day! Find yours!
Our zone leaders gave training to us about having faith and not doubting and boy it changed my life!! Because a lot of times I think I have faith that God can do anything, but I doubt and think "maybe He just doesn’t want to do that right now" or "maybe this is just too high of a goal" and sometimes those doubts have some truth to them, but that's not the point. The point is we should have faith that not only does the Lord have the power to bless us, but He WILL bless us!
For example: As missionaries, we keep track of how many lessons that we teach each week. This helps us to see when improvement is needed, what works and what doesn't work, how the ward can help more, etc. Here in the Ewa beach ward, with the elders lessons and our lessons combined, we had been teaching about 16 lessons a week (about 8 per companionship). We were like "wow this is kinda a hard area". BUT this week, our combined total was 41 lessons!!! That was a small miracle! , proving he is there …Because, it's not about numbers, but each one of those numbers represents a person who we met with, talked with and shared more about God's love, His plan, our Savior's sacrifice, etc. It was an eye opening week for me to see again that the Lord has more blessings than we are sometimes even able to imagine for us!
Also we met a lady and we asked her if we could come by again and meet with her family and she was basically like "no. i'm always busy". Then we ended up talking about some things she's done in her life and asking her about her experiences and getting to know each other and by the end she was like "come back any time!! I’m home during the day on weekdays!" it was really neat to see the change as we took time to talk with her. As they say "people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care!"
We had some Filipino food this week including ground up pig's face.....nice!
Also we met a lady who let us try on her Indian saris? It was totally fun to play dress up:) (memories of the Hilton girls and Claire Poore)
People have starting setting up Christmas decorations. and a family we had lunch with even gave us Christmas gifts because , as she said "I have to give them before you leave!!" I’m not leaving yet!!!! haha but it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
In Yoga this morning I FINALLY figured out how to stand on my head....cant wait to show you family:)
lots of love,