Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26th

This past week all people were talking about was the cyclone that was coming.  Every day people asked if we knew and were prepared. It seemed that the storm kept getting postponed and as far as I know, it´s not coming our way or no longer exists...BUT our district leader played a pretty funny joke on us. We were about to have our district meeting and he stepped outside to answer a call. He came back in saying "that was the zone leader. Apparently the strom that is coming tomorrow is a lot bigger than we thought it was, so you are all to go buy water and food and get your houses ready. Meeting cancelled." Everyone in the room was incredulous. Hermana Bradford said, "really? so does this mean i don´t have to give my lesson?" and as we were packing our things to go he said, "I´m just kidding, sit down and let´s get this meeting started!" It was such a good joke though because as missionaries we have no access to new or weather apps and so we completley believed him! We had no way of knowing!

Highlight of PDay: Star Wars Party! Elder Epperson turned 21 and so we threw him about as much of a party as you can get with missionary lifestyle! Unfortunately the pictures will have to wait for next week--stay tuned!

I had an interesting thought today. We live in such a bubble. Our life is our own world and for the most part, we don´t mix spheres with others. We are totally unaware that for one neighbor it´s the anniversary of their mother´s death today. For someone else, it´s the day of the biggest job interview of their life. For another soul it is the day their first child is born. Somewhere in the world, someone is making an investment that will permanently redirect the course of their life. All over the world there are people whose lives are changing in drastic ways and we are totally unaware. Today is just Wednesday to me. And yet, God is somehow aware of every single change in every single person´s life. He, through His Atonement, is perfectly familiar with the whirlwind of change that sweeps through each of us every now and again. I am baffled by the thought of how He can simultaneously comprehend each of our struggles and strifes and joys and triumphs simultaneously...and yet I  know that He does. He just does.

Love you all,
Hermana Anderson

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