Monday, November 10, 2014

Zebra Path

This week´s title isn´t a quote but I thought it was cool: in Spanish, crosswalk translates to zebra path (or at least, in the Dominican Republic)! Isn´t that awesome?

Well, it was a hard week. Monday, preparation day, was great as always, and we met these amazingly prepared people. But then on Tuesday and Wednesday, we were just stuck. We didn´t have very many lessons, and we walked around Torre Pacheco the entire day, looking for people to talk to and teach. All of our appointments fell through, or weren´t there, or something else happened. And to top it all off, it was FREEZING. It was 16 degrees Celsius! I don´t know what that is in Fahrenheit, but as a comparison, it is usually 30 degrees or higher here. So we left our apartment in our normal summer clothes, with a sweater cuz there were a few clouds. But out in the Pueblos, in the desert/plain area of Spain, there´s no cover from the wind, and we were SO cold. When we finally got back to Cartagena in the night (we have to take a train to the pueblos, and it isn´t very long, but the schedule´s weird, so we usually just stay there), we ran to the apartment to get winter coats before we went back out.

The same thing happened on Wednesday, and we were prepared with all of our winter gear, but honestly, I think it was even colder. Ack. And still few appointments...I think the cold scared everyone into their house haha. I kept apologizing to Hermana Adrian for how miserable it was, but she was doing great! She was smiling and laughing the whole time, even when we had visited every single back up plan and nobody answered. 

Then the rest of the week was just AWESOME. Honestly, I think we just had to go through a rough patch to be able to appreciate how amazing God is and how He guides His work. We had some amazing lessons, and I just loved seeing how the gospel affects people´s lives. And as servants of God, He isn´t going to waste our work. I have such a strong testimony that we are led to people who need us, who need to know that God loves them. Missionary work is the best!
I miss and love you all! Have an awesome week.
Hermana Jones

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