Another great week in a Coruña! It rained EVERY day. I guess I better get used to it, I didn’t expect to be pulling out boots and jackets in August though!
So this week was my 3rd cumple mes! Yes, us Missionaries celebrate cumple meses. Can you believe it?! I’m already 3 months old in mission time. You know Hermana Braun and I celebrated!
More important though, it was also the mission leader in the branch here’s birthday this week! Somehow associating with all these American missionaries, he was introduced to French toast. Obsessed is an understatement, so Saturday morning we snuck on over to his piso and surprised him with some cinnamon French toast, and maple syrup!
We couldn’t leave without a spiritual message, so we went all Relief Society on him and tied it to the Gospel. I thought it was pretty clever.. So I will share…
FRENCH TOAST… the recipe to happiness:
Bread… Jesus Christ (obvious.. He is the bread of life!)
Vanilla- reading the scriptures
Cinnamon- attending church
* mix together with love! Dip the bread, and you are worthy of the syrup! (Aka.. The Holy Spirit)
As cheesy as it is, it got me thinking.. Am I doing everything to be worthy of the Spirit? And am I paying attention to the guidance I receive from the Spirit?
First we have to be able to recognize the Spirit! It can be hard at first. We had a family home evening this week with the Bishop’s family and practiced this. We asked them to describe simple things like: the taste of salt, or the smell of fingernail polish, or seeing the color green.. To someone who had no knowledge of them. Even though these are things we are used to, it seems impossible to describe! It’s kind of how we learn to recognize the Spirit. Somethings require gaining experience yourself. So we must practice, in order to gain confidence in the Holy Ghost’s promptings.
Following guidance from the Spirit is probably the most important part of missionary work! That’s because, it is HIS work. Although I’m far from perfect, I have been trying to always listen to the promptings and be worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
I love this scripture!
D&C 11:12 And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good–yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit.
This week, Hermana Braun and I were walking down the street and we were about to pass by a woman. She seemed very rushed and my first instinct was not to bother her. But I could feel the Spirit telling me that this woman was looking for the message I had to share! So I followed the prompting.. And wouldn’t you know it, she is the coolest woman ever!!! First, her name is Michelle. She is Spaniard. What Spaniard has this name?!? MY MOM’S NAME! This small thing made me so happy. I told her about this connection and there was an instant bond! Cooler than that was how much she loved hearing about the Gospel. A couple days later we met with her and had our first lesson.
Thanks for everything. Hope everyone has a great week!
Love you all!
I don’t have many pictures to share this week. For pday we just went to the mall and came back home and relaxed. It was a tiring week, with so much rain! So I shared some more pictures below from last Monday’s Pday, when it was sunny. (Don’t think that all we do is play. We don’t normally take many pictures during the week when we are working. 🙂 )
Have a great week!