SORRY I'VE BEEN SLACKING POSTING SISTER WAGNERS POSTS! HERE IS THE ONE FROM 11/24
Hello all y'all :)
I have no idea where this week even went! it came and it went! The days went by slow but the week just flew by! #missionlife
This week we spent a lot of time in the hospital. There is a new member named P..! She. is. Awesome. We ended up going to the hospital like 3 times this week to see her and keep her company and to lift her spirits up! It is amazing to see how much the gospel can bring someone so much comfort even when they are in so much pain. The gospel not only heals our spirits but our minds as well and it helps us to keep looking forward.
Sister Bailey and I have been way drained this week. We havent been depressed to anything! dont get me wrong! But we have just felt like all our efforts are like dust in the wind! We try...and then our efforts just go all over the place not having much of an effect on anyone making us have the "WHAT ARE WE NOT DOING" kind of feeling. But you know what? We are trying. Our father in heaven knows that we are trying. But we just couldnt get ourselves to figure our what was happening..and actually to this minute we arent really sure what we are or arent doing to see the results of our efforts. Thank goodness that God answers prayers though. This morning in study I was thinking about what was and wasnt happening here in Corbin.. and I turned open to a scripture 2 Nephi 32:9 it reads: 9 But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul.
We are praying we have been praying to know what we need to do and where we need to go...so what is going wrong you ask? SPECIFICS. We need to get specific. What is it that we want to accomplish...not just "I want to do thy will" But more than that just be more than willing to do whatever it takes and really asking God to help you do every little thing he expects of you. That is really hard. Because what does God expect of us? Just simply to keep his commandments...serve him with all our heart might mind and strength and work until we collapse at the end of the night. If we are doing everything that God asks of us...and then we still are missing something...then what? that is when the heavenly virtue of patience comes in. When we need to just wait. Because when we are doing all we can...the Lord has taken it into his hands and things are moving just how they are supposed to. How grateful I am for revelation and a chance to learn and grow as it gets hard here on the mission. It is a good life to always have trials and set backs because that is the time for the most growth and it gets you determined for greater change! greater consecration :) greater desire to kick out the natural man! Mosiah 3:19!
This week we also went with a member to go see this lady a buddy of his told us to go see...we were there 2 HOURS. and we didnt say anything but mhmm yeah...right...I have never seen someone talk so much in my life. Not to mention there were 15 mirrors in one room which was a bit creepy..and the conversation...(one way just her talking) was about how her co-worker years ago was murdered...and how the Lord revealed to her who did it and how he did it....and then she tangent-ed off to the fact that her son had been murdered...then going on to say that people are coming after her and are trying to get in her house....thank goodness the buddy of the member advised us to go during the day. #tendermercy You know what though...the whole time we were sitting there...despite having the feeling like I might die or something dramatic... That Lady needs the gospel! So we are going to go back and teach her about it! because guess what! Before her son was killed....he was meeting with the missionaries!!! #nocoincidences!
God is good. And we need to be thankful for all aspects of our lives...D&C 122:3-8...(look it up) our horrible things....our setbacks...our weariness...ALL FOR OUR GOOD...and Jesus Christ knows how we feel...we are NEVER alone.
Quotes in Corbin:
"yolo, going with Christ"
"im like an indian moses"
"Da-vin-chi, who's my master..."
"a cooking wrapped in cookie dough...is that too much?"
"we could have a Christmas rap by white chocolate over there"
"my printer crapped out"
"holy crud! she let him have a bat?! she couldnt have picked a quieter toy?"
"you cant pray and walk...you'll die!"
"he has arrested me several times"
MOM for your cookie recipe...it is not famous....kinda.... im working on it! They are amazing! and people love them! sooo thank you!!!!!!!!! And ro allthose who signed that card! y'all rock!
I love you all! rely on Christ and all will go okay! Happy Thanksgiving!! count your many blessings name them one by one :)
--Sister Wagner :)