What a great week! Seriously. Being a missionary is the best. This week I have learned a lot about finding JOY in the JOURNEY has a lot to do with stretching and aiming to be better.
I used to hate running. Really. When I started the mission, I began to run because it was what my companions did. But I was never very good at it because I didn't WANT to be doing it. Eventually I got a companion who taught me that if I chose to like it, I would. I began running and trying to improve and get better. I tried to run a little more each day. And this weekend, our mission President invited us to run in a 5k! And I did it and I loved it!
That still isn't a lot of running but, it is improvement. And the joy in the journey was great.
We have also been working with Luis as you know. This Sunday we went over to make sure he was awake. When we showed up, he was already all dressed up fancy ready to go! The gospel changes lives. And all the little changes, make the journey better.
These are some of Luis's goals. He's a funny guy.
We also got to go to the TEMPLE this week. The Temple is the house of the Lord and helps us stay focused in the journey. It helps us make it back to our Heavenly home. This week I got to go to the temple with Jose! He was baptized in September! It was so fun to see some of my Galveston family again. After the baptisms, Jose was sitting in a waiting room. I walked in and saw him praying. I waited and when he finished, I took a seat next to him. I asked him how he felt. With tear brimmed eyes he said "I am well."
Wherever you are in the journey, enjoy it! It is part of God's plan. And He loves us perfectly. The first verse in Come Come ye Saints says: