It's hard to remember what happened this week. Watching conference was definitely a highlight! Hahaha We made hot wings and brownies and ate chips and salsa and even got sushi at one of those conveyor belt sushi places after priesthood session! Haha. But the spiritual feast was even better. I felt called to repentance to seek the Spirit's guidance in greater abundance in every aspect of my life. I also felt a lot of other things but that was the biggest one probably.
I had the privilege of going on exchanges with Elder Hansen from Colorado. What a stud. Consecration at its finest. We got off the bus right after starting the exchange, and his tire was flat. At first we were tempted to get down or upset (plus we had just missed the bus we were supposed to take so we were already behind schedule) but through the struggle of it, we were able to make the most of it, fix his tire and help a lot of cool people come unto Christ.
Last pday we went to the wetlands with almost our whole zone! It was super fun. And it's beautiful over there. At one point a missionary was about 60 or 70 yards away from us but everything was so still and quiet that we could whisper to each other and still hear him as clearly as if he was right next to us whispering. But when we were playing around, splashing water, or not listening intensely we couldn't hear him. A cool example of how the Spirit works with us!
When do the Lamanites stop attacking the Nephites? When all the Nephites are dead. Satan is totally the same with us. And our investigators. It's so crazy when an investigator is doing so good and then BAM! Satan comes and launches a bazooka at them. Truly we've gotta put the armor on every day. It's essential. And we need to teach our investigators how to put the armor on too.
I've been able to learn a lot about what faith is as a power, especially a power to maintain a smile and a positive attitude through the hard times. Like what President Uchtdorf said, we gotta "Behold the Man" and not just see him in the scriptures or hear cool stories about him. I think those hard times are some of the best chances to really behold Christ - personally feel Him and His atonement.