we hopped on... Little did we know it went three stations PAST our stop...took us out to the middle of NOWHERE, and so we were already late to our appointment, and we turned the corner after walking a few miles thinking we found the house finally....... Only to come up to a 30 foot brick wall dividing the street... The wall went on for a mile. Let's just say one or two words came across my mind... It was horrible. Elder Andrus and I were just beyond mad at that point, and we were both starving, tired, hot, sweaty, so we both just prayed. We didn't know what we were praying for--just help and strength... 30
seconds later then we got a call from Mike (5 month convert, blind guy) the sweetest most amazing man and he was like, "You boys want some cheese steaks? I have some for ya..." We just both started laughing...Yes, we do, Mike. So we had to walk about three miles back, and my feet have blisters on them, but when I got to his house, we both just fell to the ground. I thought at one point I was gonna cry, but I didn't. Hahaha, but wow did vanilla coke zero ever taste so good... I was so thankful.
Anyways, we had a lot more walking to do after that, and when we got home, we went straight up to our room, clothes on everything just PASSED out on our beds within a few seconds. Woke up this morning just dead. Hahaha
The good parts!
Anyways, this morning, like I said, it was a tough week, and so I just prayed before personal study and I was like, "Help me, help me, help me," to sum up my prayer. Hah and so I started reading in Alma 13-15 -- Alma and Amulek were continually persecuted, mocked, starved, spat on for standing up for what they believed. They were thrown in prison -- after being starved for some period of time, and having their patience tested, Alma was just like, "Alright, this is enough, and he says "How long shall we suffer these great afflictions, o Lord? O lord, GIVE US STRENGTH ACCORDING TO OUR FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST, even unto the deliverance." And they broke the cords with which they were bound....
that's also swag, but it was cool...." "When he are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."
CHAOS.... Yes, the Pope came to Philly. Made things impossible, all
of center city (the downtown part of Philly) and South Philly (where I
serve) was on COMPLETE lockdown... MILLIONS of people.... It was
ridiculous. Trains were shut down, public transportation was shut down,
too... It was just dreadful trying to get around.
I'm glad you're getting time to relax. Dad tells me what is actually going on
with you - you need to get better! I'm a momma's boy til the day I die
and I need you healthy!