Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Every Rose May Have its Thorns, but Every Cactus has its Blossoms

Did you know that cactuses bloom? This cactus taught me a good life lesson on silver lining. There is beauty all around us, we just have to develop an attitude of looking past those cactuses and seeing the beautiful blossoms!

This week we met a woman who seemed interested in learning about the Gospel, but was in a rush and so she told us, "You've got five minutes. Go." So we taught her a five-minute lesson about how God is our Father, how he's revealed additional scripture, and how each one of us can learn for ourselves whether these things are true as we ask God through prayer. We reached our five minute mark, then she paused and said, "Okay you've got five more minutes, well ten actually! Come on in!" It's interesting how universal the Gospel of Christ is: you can talk about for hours on end or you can teach it in five minutes. We were grateful for the chance we had to share more with her and her daughter.

Sister Hendricks continues to amaze me with her cooking inventions! This week we made "elephant ears" but with corn tortillas that are fried in oil, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. On our second attempt, we cut the tortillas first so that they turned out like sugary delicious cinnamon tortilla chips. I swear, Sister Hendricks is going to start the next big novelty Mexican restaurant!

Life here is lovely! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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