|Hello from Dumbarton Castle!|
This week flew by! A complete blur! I feel like I just sent last week's update yesterday! So this week was good. We have had a lot of time to find this week, and it has been great!
We also went on exchanges this week, and got to see a bit more of the Zone. So that was really good. You always learn some good stuff on exchanges. We also started to go through our area book and did try by’s to all the formers that we can, and see if it is their time to learn about the restored gospel. We put together a list to kind of start us off, and we spent a day going by some. It was really good. It was nice to meet people that at least know the missionaries, and you don't have to spend a ton of time explaining who you are on the doorstep. Most of them open the door and they're like, "Oh, you guys!" So it has been good this week.
It is starting to warm up here, and we are on the cusp of spring! So I am excited for that! It gets lighter and lighter every day! And it is so nice still having light at 6 o’clock!
I did learn something this week. While doing our try by's, we knocked on the door of a lady that had met missionaries in the past, and decided to stop investigating because she had some issues with things. When we knocked on her door, she was happy to see us, but didn't want to continue investigating. It was the classic, "Why does God let bad things happen to good people?" issue. We tried to talk to her about how people do things to others, and God lets that happen because we all have our agency, but she just wasn't having it. After walking away, we slipped a note through her door that said, "God loves you". We don't know what came from it, but we did know that God loved this person.
God loves all his children, and we should, too. We know that bad things happened, but if they never happened, we would never know what good is like. We would never know sweet, having never tasted bitter. Opposition in all things is part of the plan, and there would be no growth with it. I know it can be a hard thing to swallow, but the Holy Ghost will help us receive a testimony of it, and all things for that matter. And in the end, that is all the really matters.
-Till the Work is Done