This week has been wild. My subject line does not lie. This past Wednesday, I was driving and waiting in a turn left lane when a semi truck behind me decided not to slow down quick enough and nudged our little 2017 Chevy Malibu right out of its way. True story! Thankfully, everyone is okay. Our car bum is a little smooshed, poor Baby Balooga. We put him in the shop this week so keep him in your prayers (and us cause we will be out of a car for a hot minute).
Just wait, THERE'S MORE. Friday morning, at the bright and early time of 6:30am, we left the apartment to go running. Sweet, sleepy Sister Allgaier locked the door behind her. With no key. Not my brightest moment. Our loving bishops wife came and picked us up and took us to her house where she made us breakfast and let us warm up, since it was surprisingly chilly outside. We then made the hour and a half walk back to our home to meet the locksmith who was going to let us in. We finally showered at 11 o'clock. Some missionaries only exercise for half an hour and others exercise until 11 o'clock. What can I say, we are dedicated!!
Despite the wild adventures of Sister Gilbert and Sister Allgaier, I did actually want to share something spiritual with y'all (that southern thing is rubbing off on me gosh dang it....)!
Something I loved studying this week was being a completely consecrated missionary! Missionary work is not always fun, it's not always easy and it's not always rewarding immediately. But when we give ourselves completely to the Lord we can stand with the utmost assurance and know that He is watching out for us. My current favorite scripture is Doctrine and Covenants 123:17 "Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed." Do ALL you can and do it with a smile on your face (forced or not) and be still. Know He is God.
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving week! I have so many things to be grateful for and I know y'all do as well.