Something that I noticed this week was that every single night, we would walk out of an appointment and there would be an absolutely beautiful sunset. I really love sunsets. Especially this week. On the days where everything was going great, it was just a perfect ending. But then there were a few days where everything seemed to be going wrong and the beautiful sunset just didn't seem to fit. But the more I thought about it, the more I felt like it made sense. On a good day, I think gorgeous sunsets are Heavenly Father's stamp of approval. And on the not-so-good days, I felt very much that it was Heavenly Father's assurance of a brighter tomorrow. I love the miracle of sunsets :)
Another ray of sunshine was our Family Home Evenings. We had one with Vergie and Gilbert and ALL of their neighbors and it was so much fun and so powerful. At the end, Gilbert stood up and said, "Thanks sisters, this was a night we will always remember." And of course, he added in how great of teachers we were ;) That's what makes it all worth it :) We also had Family Home Evening with the Pamilacan's, which is always an adventure. And usually, at the end Brother stands up and says something funny and closes it. But this time, he started out with, "First of all, I want to thank Jesus." And we were like, "Whoa, we're at the Oscars." But then he went on to say thank us for our patience with teaching him and his family about the gospel and helping them come closer to Christ. He is so ready. He told us. We taught him about the priesthood the other day and I said, "Brother will you prepare yourself to..." and he cut in and said, "Sister, handang handa na ako para sa aking binyag!" Which translates to, "I am SO ready for my baptism." That wasn't my question, but I never thought I'd hear him say that. His kids found out about his baptismal goal date too and they are super excited! I just love that family so much. We are going there later and Brother is going to teach us how to make pancit!
Have a great week and don't forget to look for your rays of sunshine.
XOXO, Sister Brown
|P-day with the ward|
|Jay and Mark|
|RS photo shoot with the stars|
|The Ramos kids|
|Exchanges with Sta. Cruz sisters|
|Sta. Cruz River|
|FHE at the Pamilacan's|
|FHE at the Salvador's|
|Vergies and Gilbert's sign of faith|
|Theme of my life|
|The Cortez couple|