I hit my year mark this week. Weird.
Ashley is in the MTC! Crazy.
This week was the last week of January, which wouldn't be too much of a big deal if I wasn't a missionary and we didn't have mile limitations on our cars. Because we are doing a lot more exchanges, our miles were shot this month which neither of us minded because we both love biking.
Well, apparently there was a hurricane or something out in the Atlantic ocean this week, which meant 3 days of non-stop down pour here in good-old PSL.
...We couldn't drive...
Sister Morrow and I both have a "do what you have to do" attitude so we biked for two full days in heavy rain and flooding. We played a game called "Pond or Not?" in which we point to bodies of water and try to determine if they are intended to be a pond, or if it was just an example of the massive flooding. It was super entertaining because a lot of times it was really hard to tell. haha.
It was a week of adventures and we enjoyed ourselves until we both woke up on Saturday morning with the worst sinus infections of our lives. That has not been so much fun to handle the past two days, but we've done it and all is well! Cool thing from yesterday, the guy that had a Mormon friend in college came to church this week! And read the entire Book Of Mormon again. So cool!
The topic I have pondered a lot this week has been personal sanctification. I was talking with someone who recently received their call to Europe, and they referred to it as a "cool" mission, which undoubtly it is, but it hit me that I have truly come to love Florida and the neighborhoods here have become sacred ground. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God needed me here, for others and also for myself. He placed me in the enviornment I needed to learn, to grow, and come closer to Him. I am grateful for a Father who knows us so much better than we know ourselves, and I have seen over and over again how willing He is to talk with us and console us if we are patient, obedient, and pleading.
I love you all so much and hope you have a good week!
-Sister Bren Scadden