This week was sick week. Syster Werjefelt, She had magsjuck
(stomach flue) on Wednesday and we stayed in all day. Usually those
days are really hard for me. But I was productive and did a lot of
good work at home and sys Werj was a great sport and a happy sick
We had so many great positive people we were going to meet with at
the beginning of the week. Most of them canceled or said they weren't
interested :( So now we are back to the beginning. This is a normal
part of missionary work. People have their agency. Even though this
was difficult to face... I still could feel that I did the best I
could do and could still be happy. When things are down and not going
so well that just means that miracles are around the corner.
I don't have a lot of time but I just wanted to tell you about how
much I love Sundays!
This Sunday as we headed to church syster Werj was still not feeling
so well and it is not always that easy to be positive when things
aren't looking so good. It seems every Sunday as we head out.. there
seems to be no hope. I got into the chapel and this woman
misunderstood me when I tried to compliment her and she got a little
angry at me.. We then had a little meeting and as we were saying to
closing prayer I realized I had talked the whole time and didn't give
sys Werj any chance to talk.. so I beat up on myself a little. I
realized this was not the best way to begin church. So! I went to the
bathroom and had a little prayer. As I ended the prayer two young
women walked in.. and I couldn't help but smile. Then as I sat down for
Relief Society.. Marie Jacobsson walked in and got a big smile and
chose to sat down right next to us and gave us a big hug. The day
just kept getting better. Our less active family showed up to church!
and then an investigator walked in for Sunday school.
(one thing I'm looking forward to when i come home is not having to
plan a gospel principles class every week for people of three
different languages and all at different levels in the gospel... that
is HARD.. and I usually only have 1 hour to prepare.. or less on
Our Sunday school class went really well as we talked about faith
and for sacrament meeting I got to sit up on the stand and speak into
this little mic to translate for the English speakers. I had a lot of
fun with it. I really like translating because I have to focus on what
everyone says and I get a lot more out of the meeting... and it was
fast Sunday! those are my favorite meetings.
So.. the moral of this story is.. Sundays are the best. Even if
they start out seeming hard... say a little prayer and you will find
joy in your day.
I love you all!