Folks, I have an announcement to make. It has been a month since I stepped through the doors of the MTC and put on my nametag. Time has flown!
Something my trainer tells me often, and something I've been working really hard on, is the taking of things one day at a time. Sometimes I get caught up in looking too far forward and missing the awesome stuff that's going on around me, so I've been practicing with just taking things as they come, and viewing life in todays, tomorrows, and yesterdays. We learn from yesterday, plan for tomorrow, and live in today :)
Funny story! So me and my companion share the Rancho Park ward with another set of Elders, and so when people sign up for dinners they either feed one set or both sets. On Saturday Elder Croft and I were doing studies when we got a text that the dinner for that night (One we had planned on) was only going to feed the other Elders. We were like, "Naw, what??? No food???" But we soldiered on like good missionaries, and eventually found ourselves at the home of the ward mission leader. While we were visiting he was like, "Do you guys have a dinner?" And we were like, "Nooo...." And he was like, "Then you're eating with us tonight!" And we were like, "YESSS!!!"
It was a good time. Someday we will get revenge on the other Elders. Someday.
A somewhat more spiritual experience occurred this Sunday that I think is cool :) Sowe can't do our studies in the morning when we usually do because of church, so we do them in the afternoon instead. This afternoon, however, we weren't able to do companionship study either! So when we got back to the apartment that night we had a choice. We could either do our missed studies then and then go out, or go out and visit people and do our studies later on. We decided to visit people, and we got to a less actives house right as she was doing some yard work she needed help with! We got to have an awesome visit and thought, and we would have missed that chance had we studied instead.
Sometimes the Lord leads us down unknown paths, and we just have to take a chance. But I've seen consistently through my time on the mission that the Lord provides tiny, everyday miracles for us, if we are willing to be led by His Spirit to find them ;)
I love you all, and I hope you are all doing as awesomly as I feel all the time out here.
Goodbye for real this time,
Elder Brooksby the III