But really my topic doesn't even come from those stories. Some missionaries in my District were struggling to find people to teach and they were working really hard and being really obedient but they just were not finding people to teach or people who would even listen to them. My heart truly was hurting for them because everyone goes through these moments as a missionary. So I just decided to pray and ask our Heavenly Father how to best help these missionaries in their work. I prayed that I would be able to understand what they are feeling so I could best help them. Very dumb of me to ask such a thing. I just thought that maybe God would give some inspirational words that I could share with them or that He would bless them with people all of a sudden. But none of this happened. Instead, my Father in Heaven thought I would have to actually go through what they were going through so I could help them. This last week was difficult haha. Man we worked hard but no one wanted to hear a thing about what we wanted to say. People that we thought were so prepared to hear the Gospel would text us and say never mind I am not interested. It was so frustrating! This continued on for the entire week until it came to Sunday. I finally just had to ask again and say "Okay Okay I know what they feel like! Please take this away from me!!" I was so done with people just walking by me as if I had not just tried to stop and talk to them. So sick and tired of getting weird looks from people as we talk about God. And as I asked for this to pass Sunday morning, it was lifted. On Sunday we had a great day. An amazing day and we were able to talk and teach a lot of people who want to learn more.
I know that God really does answer prayers... not in the way we would like but in the way where we will most appreciate them in the end.
I will close with a really cool miracle that happened this last week. Elder Adriano and I were talking to people on the street and stopped this family who was coming back from school. They were so nice and really were interested and feeling that what we were teaching was important. Right as we were about to set a time to meet again all of a sudden the Mother started running away with her children following her. We were so confused until we saw a bus pass right by us. They were all running to catch the bus! So Elder Adriano and I started running with them and helped them catch their bus. The mother was really surprised at our determination and set a time for this coming week were we will be teaching the family of 4!
Have a wonderful week and have a great Valentines Day!!