So our Zone has been doing something called the War Games. Each district is a 'band' and we have all these challenges to do. It was really fun because each day we all prayed for one companionship in our Zone! We also had a super finding day again and we got an update whenever someone completed a challenge. Our zone is into hash-tagging, so it is always interesting! Its like having Facebook again, we got updates all week on the amazing miracles that are happening all over our zone!!
When the zone was praying for us, we had a really cool miracle!! We found a vending machine that dispenses warm baguettes!!! for only a euro!!! so cool!! Slightly more cool... I swear I think about more than food... we had 10 minutes before a rdv with a member. And we wanted to have a lesson, so we prayed and started searching for someone. We literally saw no people... finally we saw this lady in the distance to our left. We started walking towards her when our member came out of nowhere and beckoned us over to the right. Aw!!! Decisions!! We ran away from the member to contact the lady. One problem, she speaks only Spanish. Somehow, we manage to give her a lesson in some combination of Spanish, English, and French. I feel really cool when I say the name of the church in Spanish... I can only say part of it and they usually finish it for me :) The lady said a prayer at the end of our rdv. Our member just walked by, winked at us and waited for us to be done :)
So... coolest miracle of my mission!!! YES COOLEST MIRACLE OF MY MISSION!! So, at the beginning of my mission, I wanted to find a Philipino family because Brandi left some random philipino church DVDs in the stack of DVDs that she gave me. Three transfers ago, with Soeur Hall, we were setting goals and I said ''lets find a Philipino family to teach!'' So that became our transfer goal. We even hung up a fake Philipino family on our member wall to inspire us.
With Sister Hall, one day we walked past an Asian family and tried to contact them, but they couldnt understand us. I really thought it was them and was kinda sad. On Thursday, we were heading home for dinner, and I saw the same family sitting at a bus stop--the same place we met them before. We walked passed them, but I just turned around and went back and Sister Wallace started talking to the mom. It was unbearably awkward at first and she was a little afraid of us. We talked about prayer and I asked if they pray as a family... I never ask that question... but they do!! morning and night!! wow!!!
Then she saw our tags.... she said, ''I've seen that plaque before on a building. I always see people going in the building and I've always wanted to go, but I am too shy to go by myself.'' Turns out the building is our church!!!!!! She asked us if we were English. Nope American. and you?................ ''I'm from the Philippines.'' WHAT?!?!? No!!! I almost started to cry. Sister Wallace did start to cry!!! I told her that my sister was a missionary there and then we got her number and we're going to meet them soon. Her name is Salumé... at least that is how it sounds :) I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY!!!
I know that Heavenly Father hears our prayers. Even our random desires, He hears, and He gives us the righteous desires of our hearts. That reality has been impressed upon my soul!!! I will never forget it! So, if you find yourself in need of something, PRAY!!! And then do all you can to be the best you can and be PATIENT!! My prayer wasn't answered until 6 weeks before the end of my mission. But that doesn't matter because it was answered!!! Heavenly Father loves us and as Elder Uchtdorf says ''He wants us to know that we matter to Him!''
Life is good. I've completely lost my voice... that has been fun and has made it exceptionally hard to be a missionary. ça va!
Quick miracle: Sister Wallace and I have made goals to talk to more people. We stopped this super cute French Family (they scare us the most for some reason) and it turns out that the dad has friends in California and has been to the temple in LA. He hasn't joined the church yet because he know its a ''family thing'' and his wife isn't really religious. He looked so happy that we stopped and talked to them. Hurrah!!