For full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have a couple hours on an assigned day every week for grocery shopping, laundry, writing letters, and taking care of other personal needs. Oftentimes, this day is called "P-day" for short, but I have seen that this takes the whole significance out of what this day truly represents.
Sister Brink and I prayed that for today's Preparation day, we would be filled with the Spirit, that where ever we may be, we would be able to encourage and help those around us as disciples of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Not only did we want to be prepared for the week ahead, but we wanted to help others be prepared for whatever it is that may come their way.
As we sat and ate in the food court, a woman continued to look at us from a small Brazilian cafe just next to us. She would take great, deep sighs, and fold her arms, almost as if to pray. The prompting came to me to look in my bag. There, in the small side pocket, was an old temple recommend cover--the painting was one of the Salt Lake temple. It was a recommend holder given to me by my Mother. When it broke months ago, I continually felt the prompting that it was to remain in my bag. When I looked down and saw it there, the Lord sweetly and gently whispered to me that it was for her that it had been preserved there in my bag--there it had sat waiting for months on end, and all for this very moment.
I love each of you! Thank you for everything!
Sister Briggs :)
SHOUTOUTS: David Archuletta (He came and sang for our mission this past Sunday night, what a blessing! He is as Enos 1:26, his joy in life comes from serving our Father in Heaven more than anything else and the spirit bore powerful witness to us of that, we are proud of him!) Jessica Helms, Kate Thornock and Landon (congratulations!), Grandma Jeanie, Mom & Dad, Bry & Case, Jacque, Amber, Robert Edgie Donakey, Barbara Keil, Donakey family,