What a week of wonderful lessons!
Sora Chandler and I have had some great experiences this week! I can hardly believe that it is already the last week of the transfer, but I have loved it so much! I have loved Arad and working with so many wonderful people: all the members and investigators, our district, and Sora Chandler. Sora Chandler really is a very patient, hardworking, positive sister, she's constantly ready to work and overcome her fears, she is and always has been an example to me! I've learned some very important lessons this week, especially about how when we try as hard as we can, even if it seems so small, the Lord will make up for the rest and bless us with even more. I saw this especially on Thursday, we spent most of the day trying to find but it was hard and to be honest, I felt discouraged. But then that night, for Institute, we had been praying that we could have at least one member and one investigator come and Sora Descy and our investigator friend Lidia came! We were both so happy! Sora Soelberg taught a beautiful lesson, we all felt the Spirit and Lidia loved it! To me, this was a witness that no matter how hard and hopeless things might be, if we work as hard as we can, the Savior will help us.
I was reminded of this again on Sunday, when we had the chance to teach our friends Rune and Mihaela. We wanted to share with them about missionary work and the Atonement and we both shared with them how the Savior and his Atonement has helped each of us personally and how the joy of His Atonement has given us the desire to serve. We talked with them for a few more moments and then Rune started talking about the nature in people. I felt the Spirit prompt me to ask, "do you believe natures can change?" We listened to them and then Sora Chandler shared a verse in Mosiah that spoke about how through Christ's Atonement, our natures can change. verse 19: For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.. For me, this was a blessing and a reminder that if we listen to them out of love, the Spirit will help us to know exactly what they need. Later that day, we saw this again, as we tried to talk to people, we were able to find and get to know several different people! I still have a lot I need to improve and sometimes I feel that I will not be good enough, but I know that if I trust in the Lord, then it will be enough. I believe that I can become better and I am excited to do so through His help!
Today was an amazing day, we spent the morning visiting Lipova, a small town thirty mins outside of Arad. There are some beautiful views from the castle ruins up on the hill! My district helped me climb up to the top and to be honest, it was hard and I was scared, but I made it! It was so much fun!
I hope you have a wonderful week! Va iubesc!