Missionaries are pretty blunt sometimes, but it was all good because no tears were shed, on my side of the table, I had to comfort some other sisters this week. Though, I definitely learned the meaning of a mighty prayer! What an experience! We got to go to district meeting, and I was asked to lead the district in a meaningful prayer after just learning about how to help our investigators really feel like they are talking to God and not to themselves.
After that, I really learned the meaning of mighty prayer when I was having a really hard time with a specific situation, something that I did not know how to move on from, but it was good because I just had this really great practice at district meeting. Then I went on a three day exchange with some sisters in White Rock, doing my best to help them get to where the area has potential to be. It was a great couple of days and really helped me bond with the sister I was with.
We kept going. A couple days later, I got a call from President Burt asking me what we should do about this skype. I didn't know what to do. I really, REALLY, wanted to skype with Mac, but then the spirit told me once more that I would need to wait to see Mac till we were both home from our missions. President was praying all week for that too, so we could do our best to have the same answer. It was really good. So that was a nightly mighty prayer going on there.
Shortly after, we went to the temple! And it was so great! It was the first time I had been in about 9 months. I hadn't gone since the MTC, and it was such a huge blessing to go. I really am glad. We also then had a crazy p-day to follow. It was so busy, which leads me to my next thing I need to tell you.
I had to use about $70 of my own money for some groceries this week. None of our sisters had money for groceries, literally all the Chinese zone is currently broke, and none of them have any savings of any sort. So I paid for some groceries, my own and some basics like bread and milk for the sisters. I thought I was a frugal person. Still think I am but our life style lately has not allowed us to go home and cook, and if we do have time to cook, there isn't enough time to cook a meal of any sort so we can actually eat. We are over the YSA (Young Single Adults), so no members really give you dinner, because they all kind of are living the same way we are, paycheck to paycheck and none of us have the money!
So I want to declare now that I will do dishes for you all every time that we have a real meal at the house from now on.
Man, not eating is almost the worst, the next being starving. No wonder I lost weight, but I am healthy! You've got a good American blood in this body, and so it is really not a big deal, though my fellow Chinese and Taiwanese friends are a little more health cautious, my companion doesn't really care, but then her body will literally fall apart, there are days when we have to kind of carry each other because she has no energy, but it is good.
That is what happened this week in a nutshell!
Love you, Alyssa