It would seem that the coming month May bring a lot of flowers due to the showers we're getting in April (pun intended: "April showers bring May flowers"). It hasn't been rainy all week, per se, however we have received some pretty heavy, scattered rainfall over the past week. It's been really nice, a nice break from the summer heat.
Cool experiences this week: on Thursday we had a pretty rough day. All of our appointments for that day fell through and we were pretty dejected. As we were walking back to our apartment to end the evening, we heard a voice behind us say, "Hello, elders!" We turned around to find none other than our investigator, Hari!! We had set a baptism date for brother Hari the night previous and were planning to meet with him on Sunday because he lives pretty far away. But he happened to be in the area, eating dinner, and saw us! We shared a short message with him, following which, Hari offered one of the most heartfelt, sincere prayers I've yet heard him say. That was just a tender mercy that reassured me of God's goodness and that that day was not for nothing.
Last experience: On Sunday morning, Elder Raju and I were planning to go to church a little earlier than usual, to prepare to partake of the sacrament. Our plan was to leave at 8:45AM but we ended up leaving at around 9:15AM because my companion was doing a few last minute things. I was a little flustered, but kept to myself. As we were walking down the hill to go to church, a man came up to us and expressed that he'd seen us a few times and was curious as to why we were always dressed up--especially on weekends! He asked us if we were students or something. His name is Rishebh. We told him who we are and what we do and invited him to come to church with us that morning. He said he was busy but he was interested to meet with us during the week sometime. Fast forward to sacrament meeting: sacrament has just been passed, the doors open, and who walks in? RISHEBH! He attended church and loved it!! He is so eager to learn more and both sides are stoked about that haha. We will be meeting him tomorrow evening. After our initial encounter with Rishebh, Elder Raju said to me, "Elder, this is called God's referral." Hahaha, so true!
This week I learned that God turns dejection to joy in a matter of minutes because that's who He is and that's what He does--if we but let Him.
Hope everyone has a good week, keep the faith!