This week has been sooooo good. Have I told you recently that I am so happy that I am a missionary? That I have the chance to share this gospel and feel the Spirit working in my life and in the life of others? It really is such and amazing experience.
So! I picked up Sister Boone this week from Salvador! Shes from St. George, and it is sooo great to have her here with me - she reminds me a lot of myself when I arrived, which is kind of funny to have this time to reflect and think back to how I have changed in this last while. Its also great to be training, to remember all of the things that we are here for and to realize that I really have put these things into practice and they have become a part of my life. Its been a really good personal evaluation.
We have gotten a little lost here in Jequié these past days, but it hasnt been as bad as I thought it would be - we have been able to get around and to find people and to really feel the Spirit in our lessons, which has been such an answer to prayer for me. So much has happened this week, but its a little hard to explain... I was writing in my journal last night and I realized that its hard to put into words the things that I am feeling and learning right now.
One thing that I have really learned about is that the power of the priesthood is real and that our Heavenly Father waits for us to ask for things before he gives them to us. I was still having a few problems with anxiety this past week and I was praying to know what to do, what i needed to do to make this time here on the mission most effective. I got a very strong answer that I should ask to be cured from the problems that I am having. So I asked my Zone Leader the next day to prepare to give me a blessing and explained to him what I was asking for. In my personal study I read DC 24:13-14 which was rather amazing to me. Sunday he gave me the blessing, and I dont know how to describe how I felt... but I know I am different. I feel so much better than I have been feeling. I feel so much more in tune with the Spirit and that I am able to hear and know what the Lord wants me to do. Its amazing. Its so incredible what this gospel does. I love this work.
(as a side note for mom, I am not going to quit taking my medice, dont worry (= And happy birthday tomorrow!!!! I love you soooo much! And remember, you are only as old as you feel! )