"Later this week we are going to have a HUGE cold front come through, bringing us to as low as the upper, possibly even mid-70's" -direct quote from the Fox Weather Hotline. Time to pull out the parkas and boots! :)
We have just been on cloud 9 all week! There have been so many miracles and so many things coming together, we can't even name them all anymore. We taught so many more lessons than we usually do, and we were able to make it through a ton of our lists of former and potential investigators that we've been meaning to do for so long. We also did a lot of service and had an amazing zone conference. And celebrated my birthday of course! Obviously, we couldn't do much, but we just had a little mini party in our apartment. I thought living in a quad-pan would be really annoying, but I love it so much. It's so fun to live with two other sisters and be able to have fun with them and play games, and also to get ideas for the people we visit. Also, they're the STL's so whenever they go on exchanges, we get to meet a bunch of new sisters from the zone that we wouldn't really get to know otherwise.
Second, we had two investigators come to church!!! Which is 200% more than almost every Sunday. For some reason, that's the hardest commitment for people to keep here. Praying, not hard at all. Reading the Book of Mormon, usually not that bad either. Coming to church? La lucha es real (the struggle is real). Also, we had three whole less active families come that hadn't been there in months! The Lord is just pouring out blessings right now.
Then, the third miracle just blew us out of the water. So we've decided that we're going to focus on going through lists of former/potential investigators, as well as all the less actives that are known in the area, and see if they're still there. And whether or not they are, we're going to tract around where they live. It's working so well so far because it leads us to where a lot of Hispanics are, and it breaks up tracting from being hours on end, to doing a little bit everywhere we go. Yesterday (Sunday), we went to go see an investigator, and decided to tract a little around her apartment complex before our next appointment. Usually, we do the buildings right by her, but this time we decided to start from the first building. Rewind two and a half transfers: One time at church, a less active lady shows up and she brings a non-member friend who was interested in the church. That's two miracles right there. After church, somehow we couldn't find her, and we totally lost contact. We finally saw the less active lady a couple weeks ago, and we asked about her friend. She gave us her number, but had no idea where she lived. We were going to call, but we had no idea what to say, and then honestly we kind of just forgot... our bad. Okay back to yesterday. We go to the first building (I know you know where this is going) and knock on the first door annnnddddd IT WAS HER. As soon as she opened the door, my mouth literally hit the floor and I said I think we know each other and she said yeah I think so too. We had an amazing lesson with her and the Spirit was so strong. She kept talking about how amazing it was that we somehow found her and now we have a return appointment!!!! How could this not be the work of the Lord?? I love the whole "fourth floor, last door" thing, but shoot, I'm loving the whole first floor, first door thing! :)
I'm just happy. Plain and simple. I remember one time I was sitting in the car with my dad after our stake mini-MTC, and I was talking about how happy I was and how much fun it was. He said that a mission would be wayyyyy more difficult than anything I had ever done, but also wayyyyy more joyous than anything I had ever done. I didn't understand then, but oh how deeply I understand that now. I just feel like crying tears of joy all the time seeing these sweet people that I love so dearly make steps towards their Savior, and just seeing how abundantly our Heavenly Father blesses us every day.
I love you all so so much! Have the best week ever!! And watch out citizens of Colorado, my sister Megan gets her permit this week!! :) (P.S. don't wreck my car por favor :) )