This week was definitely our week. As evidenced by the fox that we saw in our neighborhood the other night. A true life fox. It was beautiful. I couldn’t help but stop the car in the middle of the road and call out to my new friend. You know that moment at the end of Fantastic Mr. Fox, where Mr. Fox is riding the motorcycle, and sees a wolf from afar, so he stops the motorcycle, calls out to the wolf, and they each pump their fists into the air? It was a lot like that.
The next night, if you can believe it, I saw a shiba inu named June Bug. So that just confirmed for me that this really was our week.
If there was any doubt after those two instances that this was our week, it was eliminated when I wore my Hawaiian shirt with starfish earrings. That just felt good.
And then we went on a bike ride for p-day, and things just kept getting better.
And today we’re going tracting on bikes, so I just know the goodness of last week is going to carry over into this week.
Here’s a spiritual story for you, in case you’re still questioning how good last week was.
We had zone conference on Thursday, so all of the sisters in our zone put together a musical number. We met on Tuesday and came up with a medley of hymns that we felt pretty decent about. Then we met on Wednesday to polish things up, and we invited our zone leaders to give us feedback. We showed them what we had, and it just felt a little anticlimactic. Things weren’t really fitting together. So we prayed for inspiration, and ended up changing the entire thing. The new edition was made up entirely of primary songs, and the progression of it sort of represented the Plan of Salvation. I haven’t felt the Spirit so strongly in awhile. It was pretty powerful.
Meanwhile, there was a group using the church’s gym for a volunteer program. We decided it would be nice to get some unbiased feedback, so we invited three of the volunteers to come listen. These were the three coolest high school boys I’ve ever met. And they looked like One Direction, which really played in their favor. None of them were members, but they came into the chapel, listened intently, and roared with applause when it was over (which was the most endearing thing in the world). Anyway, we ended up teaching them the first lesson, and they will now be meeting with missionaries in their respective areas.
And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
Love you. #alwaysforever #sodoesGod
Yeah, it’s a thing…
Elder Brown from Idaho…he was in the MTC with us…we love him!