Those random Monday holidays are the worst as missionaries. No mail and no open libraries and no email. Thank goodness for Tuesday I guess!
The most exciting thing we have to announce: we have an investigator preparing for baptism! I wish I could say we did something to lead to this, but it is all her. We are so excited and happy. Our next step? Make sure she has very solid fellowship. Currently that is lacking, but we will get there.
Another Big Moment: our 88 year old investigator who tells us every time that she won't convert and she won't pray, prayed. Then, she didn't say she wouldn't convert at the end like usual. YAY!
On Wednesday we did a service involving years of bird nests, feathers, and droppings. The next day,we were down. We were down for a few days. We aren't sure what it was but it took us completely out for two and a half days. I am barely getting my appetite back up.
You know? While we were getting stir crazy in the house trying not to puke, Sister Anderson and I discussed how some missionaries get sick and stay in and have trouble getting out again; we were just anxious to get out. Well, I won't lie. It's been a struggle getting back to missionary life. I think part of it is I'm still a little weak from being sick, but we've got out and are back to work. So far so good. Sister Anderson has been helping with her never ending supply of energy and enthusiasm for the work.
So, that sums up the week! We saw miracles and then we saw the bowl of the toilet a lot. We were, as my family says, "praying to the porcelain Gods".
I just really love God. I love the Atonement, that great sacrifice of Christ. I know that it truely is sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify. That's what it's all about. I was thinking of that line in Alma 5 during the sacrament this week, "If you have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask can you feel so now?". Have you let you faith go dormant? Are you really taking this sacrament as a symbol of his suffering and death? So, I turned to the scripture and looked to the footnotes to see what else I could find. I found Alma 26:12-16.