You know you're a missionary when:
- bikes break
- you eat food that you can't tell what it is.
- Your AC goes out
- the couch is infested with fleas
- you are asked to teach all the classes in church
Now most would expect to experience all of the events randomly through out the mission, however each of these things happened to Sister Stevenson and I this week. It's going to sound unbelievable, but for real, I'm not lying.
Lunes: Coming back from Laguna Heights, Hermana Stevenson's bike jammed (the chain got stuck between gears and we couldn't get the wheels to turn.) It was 8:50 pm, 4 miles away from home, and we are supposed to be home by 9. She looked at me and said, "Well, here comes nothing." picked up the bike, balanced it on her shoulders, and started walking. Every so often her arms got tired and we'd stop to take a break. At one point the front tire had twisted the break cord around her arm and so she was literally attached to the bike. She sat down on the ground and I tried to pry her out. Picture me trying to unwind the cord as she is laying on her back with the bike on top of her. Pretty comical now that I think about it. It took until 10:15to get back and we were TI-ERD.
Martes: Some people play football with it.. I eat it. Tuesday I ate Pigskin. Let's just say I was very glad I didn't know what it was until after.
Miercoles: Our AC went out again and we ended up sleeping on the tile in the living room.
Jueves: The mission office called and said our couch in the living room has fleas and that we needed to dispose of it ASAP. Sister Stevenson took this to heart, drop her shoulders, and push that couch (hide-a-bed and all) to the curb.
Viernes: We got another call from the office saying that one of Hermana Stevenson's previous investigator's little sister has lice. GREAT. (have you seen my companion's hair?!) Sure enough we checked her head and found the little buggers. We rushed to Walmart to get shampoo and cleaning supplies. We came back and while she combed through every strand I channeled my inner Martha Stewart/ Jodi Paige and cleaned the apartment. I scrubbed floors, threw borax on the carpet, vacuumed, and took every piece of fabric to the laundry room. We finished just before 2 am. But don't worry, we got up 4.5 hours later to a full schedule.
Sabado: this was a good day. nothing too bad.
Domingo: we go to 2 different branches, one in Brownsville, and one in Los Fresnos. We were asked to teach Sunday school, gospel principles (espanol), play the piano in both sacrament and singing time in primary. No problem, I got this.
Despite all the things that happened this week, it was actually quite entertaining and didn't bring me down. I am so happy to be here. Zone meeting was inspiring. We read from 3 Nephi 13. In verse 21 it says " 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
What I think about and worry about is where my heart is. If I think of home/ things not of the mission, my heart is there. But what I am doing here, now, that is what I should be focusing on. I have this time to serve heavenly father and focus on solely the gospel of Jesus Christ.
32 For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,and all these things shall be added unto you.
God knows what my worries are, and so I will worry about his work and he'll worry about my worries so I don't have to. I've come up with my new motto.
"Give it all. Leave it all out of the field." field as in mission field. I thought it was clever.
Life is so sweet, treasure every moment you have and person you meet. Things happen for a reason.
Con amor de Texas de sur,