This week I have another animal friends to add to the list. Some people found a Filipino Gecko, he wasn't very happy, but we got to hold it and check out its feet for a while. Little guy bit me, but nothing happened! This week we woke up to find that our bathroom had a bunch of baby frogs that had crawl up through the drains. All in all, this week our house seemed to be an amphibian zoo.
Things are going smoothly, all engines are still going, there are no breaks! The Lord's house is getting closer, and he's preparing more and more people.
This week has brought a bunch of pondering about how personal the Atonement is when I came across a verse in 1 Nephi 21:16 quoted from Isaiah which reads : "Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands;" This has had particular significance to me especially when I spent a week with my Grandad learning the basics of engraving. Engraving is a very precise process, and in a lot of cases uses a microscope to make sure the useen details are correctly made. Isaiah could ahve used words like "slashed", or "written", but I think the point he wanted to get across was the fact that Christ's Atonement is not just for the big things, but it works in the very details of our lives. We have also heard the phrase "I Know it like the back of my hand!", well in a way, Christ knows each of us, "Like the back of His hand". Heavenly Fatehr knows what we need, and when we need it, we can trust Him with anything. I know He works in the details of our lives.
The time is slowing down, and I have very mixed emotions about this next week. I hope each of you know that your prayers have helped in ways I can never express, thank you so much for all the letters of support, they've helped me, an they've helped the people here.
Mahal Ko Kayo Lahat!
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (The Weirdest Missionary You Know)