This week was great! It wasn't without its ups and downs but we met a lot of really great people and worked so hard! Being with Hna Jensen has been great. We are both so dedicated to working diligently and being exactly obedient and it's been amazing to see the blessings of that and just to feel so great every day!
Saturday night we went to go contact a reference that we receieved from a member. She told us that we could only go at 8 because they're only home at night. We left on bus and got to the area and we asked someone for help with the street name. Then this guy came up and asked us what the name of the people we were looking for was. He told us that he lives right next door and took us walking to go find their house. He was really excited to talk to us about our purpose as missionaries and about the church because he has never even heard of Mormons. He took us about 5 blocks to find their house and then told us that when we came back we should stop by and met his family in his little restaurant. We knocked on the door and asked for our reference and he lied to us and told us that his name was something else and that Fernando lived somewhere else. We just strugged it off and walked back to talk to Angel and his family in their restaurant. We met Angel and his wife, as well as his mom Reina and her grandaughter. They were so amazing! They felt so bad for us that Fernando didn't want to listen to us. They gave us free corn on a stick (Corn on the cob covered in mayo with cheese and chili...yeah haha) and told us that we needed to come back and share our message with them. It was such a great example of the things that can come out of giving the missionaries references. You never know what will happen. A lot of times the members never give references because they think they won't accept the missionaries. And sometimes it's true!...But you never know what other kind of good will come out of it.
And then as we were walking to the bus stop to go back home I started trying to hail the bus in the dark but it didn't see me so I started waving harder and my corn flew out of my hands and got ran over by the bus. Luckily Angel and Reina didn't see haha But Hna Jensen and I were laughing about it so hard everyone on the next bus I'm sure thought we were crazy.
Today Hna Jensen got a fever today so we couldn't leave the apartment until late so our email time is a little off today. But this week was so amazing full of tender mercies and challenges to learn from. Sometimes we don't know why something happens or the reasons behind things but we can always get through anything when we trust in the Lord :) I've loved reading and studying the conference talks from the last conference. Every single one has such amazing revelation. I feel so blessed to be living in this time with a Modern Prophet and the resources that we have. I know that the general authorities are called of God and that their messages are for us. That we should always be studying the Book of Mormon as well as our Modern Day Revelation.
Anyways, I hope everyone has a great week! :)