We really need to work because things are happening to some of the really solid people that we teach. One recent convert told us, when we visited her on Sunday, that she went to another church and that she wasn't reading the Book of Mormon anymore and basically she had a bunch of doubts. We had a long talk with her about receiving answers through the Spirit and the promise she made with God when she was baptized. I felt pretty frustrated about this because I know that if she was reading the Book of Mormon she would be able to find answers to her questions and feel the Spirit more. Also we were contacting, and this lady just invites us in before we can say anything. She then talks a lot about how she's always ready to listen to the word of God. I'm thinking sweet we can teach her. Then she starts talking about how she's seen the Spirit World and everyone has hair past their knees there, and stuff like this. This she pulls out this anti-mormon book and shows it to us. Then in my mind I think, "Oh my gosh. I think this lady is trying to teach us." We left as soon as we could. It was by far one of the weirdest lessons I've ever had.
But, we had some really good lessons this week too! One lady we were teaching for the first time, wanted to see if her family could join in on the lesson before we even said anything. We were like "Of course! Bring them all!" The lesson went really well with her, and she already has a baptism date. We'll see how the next lessons go.
Oh also, with transfers, Hermana Moreno is going to be Hermana Palmer's trainer, and Hermana Herrera is going to a different area, so my companionship is now just Hermana Monson and I. The lessons are going to be interesting considering we still don't know spanish 100% like Hermana Moreno does. However, we'll be fine. We'll definitely be praying a lot to understand Spanish.
So I was thinking about how God has a plan for all of us this week. Sometimes the things we want for ourselves is not the thing God wants for us, and when these times come, we need to remember that God is our loving Heavenly Father. He knows us perfectly and knows exactly what will help us fulfill our potential the most. It is a testament to me, that God really loves and knows me, that He knew that I needed to be here. It wasn't that I should be here, but I need to be here, not just for myself, but for the people that I teach. I know there is something I need to do here. I just need to work hard and trust in the Lord and He will help me. No matter what is going on in your life, remember that if we build on Christ we can not fail, because with God we can do all things.