We have been having a bit of a problem lately where we plan out a good looking day, then by 7 or 8 we have run out of things to do because our reliable people cancel on us. Then we pull over, pray, sit there for a second, then drive to visit the first person that comes to mind.
And then we have miracle lessons! My testimony of prayer has greatly increased this past week.
We met some great people last week. Hopefully we can find them again this week. People disappear more often than I ever thought possible.
Like our Cuban friend. First he was working two jobs, then he had no work, then the next day he was working all day, but not weekends, then he went to Oklahoma, and we haven't heard back from him. By the way, in his text, he spelled that state as "Oclajoma". Spanish is the best!
Last Monday, we played lots of soccer, then decided that it would be fun to play soccer every morning at the soccer fields by our house. So we drove there Tuesday morning, only to find the sprinklers on, the fields muddy, and the lights off. So we played in the Sam's Club parking lot across the street.
Tuesday afternoon, we went and did service for a member in our Ward.
He was at work, but he left us a list of things to do to help him out.
The list said "pick up sticks, mow lawn, water lawn, get rid of spider webs". So we picked up sticks and a bunch of styrofoam lemons (I have no idea why they were there), moved rocks around to make art and flower beds, watered the "lawn", wasted gasoline trying to start a broken lawn mower, and tried to chop wood. I was doing a decent job on the second stump. I mean, it was going to take a few hours, but I was chipping away at it. Then the elders took a turn and broke the axe handle. Some days we are more helpful than others. In our defense, those are some pretty nice flowerbeds. And the lawn's main drawback is that it is made of Texas grass, which we can't fix.
Wednesday morning, we made a big discovery: we are both out of shape.
Soccer and chopping wood left us sore for the rest of the week. I am still in pain. Luckily, this is the start of a new transfer, so theoretically new good exercising habits can be implemented. We will see.
Well, thank you for all of your support and prayers. If you need any yard work done, your local missionaries are definitely willing and maybe capable.
Have a good week!