The highlight this last week was going to the Gilbert Temple open house. It was beautiful…and HUGE! It was also a very special feeling to be inside a temple with a lot of families we are working with to get there to make their covenants with God. There was a spirit that really testified to me that this is where I want to be with them. My lowlight was just being sooo tired. I have had really weird dreams and have not slept well this week. On Saturday, I had the biggest headache all day.
I have come to love the 30 minutes on Sunday night right after “call ins”. It is my favorite moment of the week. Right after I hang up the phone for accountability, I can just breathe. Everything that happened during the week has been accounted for. I get a day to do something not so intense, p-day. I cannot say it is more relaxed. They are very intense but not spiritually heavy with the weight of responsibility for other’s salvation. Basically, I LOVE the 30 minutes after “call ins” on Sunday night. It's as refreshing as completing the hardest math final!
This week we have interviews, trainer/trainee meeting and it's week six of the transfer! Wohoo! Hermana Palomino has officially survived a transfer. My spiritual thought this week came from a church video I watched title “ Parable of the Bicycle." (Click on the link to view the video.) I absolutely loved it. For me, judgment day and the atonement never really felt that real. As I watched this video, it became real. I really want to receive exaltation. As much as I think I want it now, I believe I will long for it one thousand times more. In that moment, like the girl in the video, I will see how short I am in deserving it. Then, as I have been promised, I will be so relieved and happy that the Atonement will not just help me at that moment but helped me to be able to get to that moment. How grateful I am for the Atonement and the strength I have as I can access it throw the covenants I have made. It's all going to be good. As long as I live the gospel, I have the promise that it will be the best! :) The past couple of weeks have been super hard but I feel like we are progressing in our area! Always leave it better than you left it!