This week was pretty great.
My companion was sick almost all week. So, we spent a lot of time planning and turning our pensh into what almost looks like an army general´s tent. We bought a dry erase marker and wrote on our windows what our plans are for this transfer. We hung a bunch of things up on our doors (we can´t on the walls because the paint comes off). It´s pretty sweet. Even though we´ve had to spend the majority of our time inside, the spirit has been really strong. I think it is because we both have been really giving it our all, even if we have been confined to an apartment for a week.
Sunday was sweet. I gained a testimony of what D&C 59:14 teaches, that "fasting" is really just "rejoicing." The first time I read that, I was dumbstuck. I couldn´t understand how starving yourself for 24 hours could possibly be considered "rejoicing." Well, I found out how. The way to do it, is not to "starve yourself." Of course, you shouldn´t eat, but, fasting is a lot more than just that. It is also trying to be happy and not focus on the things that you can´t have. It helped me to have a better attitude about everything and feel the spirit a little stronger.
Nothing much else happened this week. Like I said, my comp was sick and we had to spend a lot of time in the pensh. He´s feeling better though, and we´re gonna work "a full" this week!!
Mosiah 18: 9-11
9 Yea, and are awilling to mourn with those that bmourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as cwitnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the dfirst resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being abaptized in the bname of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a ccovenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?
11 And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our hearts.