THAT WAS MY WEEK.
Ok so on monday we went to santa maria for our mission counsel meeting, and i had an appointment wednesday after, so long story short we could only come home to uruguaiana thursday and start working in our area friday AND I ALMOST LOST MY MIND BECAUSE WE DIDNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO IN SANTA MARIA FOR LIKE 4 DAYS. we literally sat in the mission office rotting away eating litle candies they keep on the counter. HA so our week was SUPER LAME
LOL but we made up for it because we worked super hard these three days we were here and ended up with a bunch of tasks to do this week! Last night i was a STRESS CASE after our weekly planning and i was ranting to sister gibson about all the things i had on my to-do list and after like 5 min i threw myself on my bed like "im done" and then i heard a crack and my bed broke and i fell and then we laughed and then we cried HAHAHA .
MIRACLE OF THE WEEK:
we met this guy sitting on the sidewalk this week, so obvi we started talkining to him, and we ended up teaching him on the sidewalk mesmo and he was SO interested in the restoration and at the end of the lesson, he accepted our invitation to be baptized and come to church with us!! AND THEN, he told us that he lied when we first met him, that he didnt actually just move here from porto alegre, but that the day before he was released from prision..............SO instead of being kind of freaked out, my first thought was "WHAT THAT IS SO AWESOME! THIS GOSPEL IS GOING TO CHANGE HIS LIFE!!!"
And then we went on sunday morning to take him to church, AND HE WAS ACTUALLY AWAKE AND WAITING FOR US (which NEVER happens) AND HE CAME TO CHURCH AND LOVED IT!!!!
oh you guys, ill keep yall updated because i see SO much potencial in him its CRAZY!
I love being a missionary!!!!!!!!
ok so lots of other cool things happened this week that i dont have to type it all, but my message of the day is that we CANNOT look at people, and thing about how they WERE, but we have to see them and imagine who they CAN BE! God cares infinitely more about who we are becoming than about who we once were. (just look at alma the yonger, alma chapter 36)
I KNOW THAT GOD IS OUR LOVING FATHER, AND THAT HE HAS A PLAN FOR US, AND IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE CHANGE AND GROW TO BECOME MORE LIKE HIM!
love you all!!!!!!!!!
Sister Lipps <3333333333333