The world of Port St. Lucie is awesome, as always. It is starting to warm up here, which I don't know how to feel about, but we had some cool things happen this week!
My new companion is S. Gailey, from Farmington. She has been out for almost a year and works really hard, so I am excited. I realized that besides my trainer, I've never had a blonde companion on my mission. We biked a lot this week which always makes me happy and we've talked to tons of Spanish people, which is just a huge testament that God directs His work because we both speak Spanish.
We had an awesome week and were able to teach a lot of people, including a media referral we got. It turned out to be for a young mom that is less active and moved here from Utah about 3 years ago. She has a 6 year old son who has started asking a lot of questions about his brother who passed away, and we were able to go over and meet them and teach the Plan of Salvation. It is amazing to have the chance to share my testimony with so many people every day and I am grateful to be here.
Also, yesterday we were biking and I made a wrong turn but it turned out to be the best thing ever because for the first time in my mission, someone let us help them with their yard work! Finally! haha, we helped a man from Haiti move the tree he was cutting down to the street. It was a small thing, but that has been a goal of my whole mission.
This week I have studied a lot about Jesus Christ as our Savior. I have not always had a very strong testimony of the atonement of Jesus Christ, but I am severely imperfect. Each time I think I have improved, I foolishly think I can re-pay God and somehow eradicate my shortcomings through my own willpower. And each time I fall short, I am reminded that I am no better than the next and we are all beggars in the sight of God and we all desperately need the atonement and relationship with Christ that He offers. I pridefully don't ever want to need forgiveness, but I do! And I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation that offers each of us a way to become better and find the strength to turn out and lift others that are struggling.
I love you all and hope you have an awesome week!
Sister Bren Scadden