I can´t believe
that the transfer has ended and another has begun! I got transfered to
Dom Pedro (really close to the temple and the soccer stadium) and I am with Sister Ojeda (from Peru). We are going to get along just
great! There is tons for work to do and lots of people to visit!
This week we had a really interesting experience. We went to
visit a Recent Convert who lost their baby on Monday. They left us in
their house to run an errand real quick (missionaries always have
perfect timing right?) Anyways we were waiting and a very typical Amazon
rainstorm hit. The kind where the street turns into a river because of
all the water. Well, my companion and I logically would have stayed in
the house. Who wants to get wet like that? But the Lord said otherwise.
Ever so distinctly we felt that we needed to leave. It was a sense of
urgency that I have come to recognize as warnings from Heavenly Father
through the Holy Ghost. So my comp and I decided to follow the Spirit
and brave the storm to go home. We got soaked through with rain water
and the roads and sidewalks really had turned into flashing rivers. I
never would have thought to leave the safety of that house, but the Lord
said go. As soon as we got out of the neighborhood I felt an
overwhelming sense of peace that let me know I did the right thing. Call
us crazy, but when the Lord tells you something with urgency, it is not
the best time to ask why. I still don´t know why we left. We visited
the family the next day and everything was normal. Sometimes we will
never know why, but as we follow the Spirit we will have the calm
assurance that we did the right thing.
At many times in our lives God will tell us to do something or
to not do something. He being a perfect and omnipotent Person, is it
really our place to ask why? He already knows and is giving us an
answer, warning, or guidance. Those moments are not the best time to ask
why. God knows so go with what He gives you. Have a little faith and
trust in you Heavenly Father that knows perfectly what you personally
need for your salvation. He and Jesus Christ are the two people in this
universe that will never lie, cheat, steal, decieve, or turn their backs
on you. You can trust thier judgement and direction because it will
never be wrong!
Remember the Lord loves you and the Church is TRUE!!
Love Sister Nay
PS- Life is full
of tough decisions, but if we include the Lord and use our brains, we
will be lead to the places that we need to be with the people that we
need to be with.