Hiii!!This week was so so good!!
This week when we were tracting in the snow I was just soo happy! I couldn't stop smiling. It wasn't because we found a ton of people who were interested in hearing what we had to share, it was just the fact that all I do everyday is share the gospel that has brought so much happiness to my life. What could be better than that?? Being a missionary is so much fun. I love it!
Thursday we had a super awesome lesson with M. We all agreed that we needed to go over grace and the Atonement since it can be a little hard to understand. So we decided to read parts of His Grace Is Sufficient (a super amazing talk that I would encourage you all to read) and the Spirit was so strong!! Every time we teach him my testimony is strengthened. We had a super awesome member with us and she had the best insights. We talked about what is holding him back from baptism and he said his family. Him working toward the Celestial Kingdom and them not being there. (he said more but thats mainly it) and the member who came compared his situation to rock climbing and how if you stay at the bottom and just watch the others experience the joy and thrill that comes from rock climbing then you aren't living up to your full potential. She said it better but it was just so cool.
This week we taught C!! She is the coolest. We talked more about the Book of Mormon and helped her to understand it better. C could definitely be baptized soon, she's ready.
Saturday...one of the coolest miracles happened. It was such a testimony builder to me and Sister R that God answers prayers and is aware of each of us individually. So I was looking at the GPS (we save all the addresses of people in the area that have been taught before, or said we could come back) of what was around a less active member that we were trying and I saw the name NH. She had been taught by missionaries in the past (in 2008) and Sister R stopped by her house before I got here but she wasn't home so we decided to go try her again.
We get there and her husband answers the door (they have the nicest house ever) and he says that she is busy packing (they are heading to Florida next week). So he gives us her number so we can call her and set up another time to see her. Right then when we were about to say goodbye I see behind him on the stairs N coming down! She is smiling and looks happy to see us. She apologized for not hearing us or she would've come down earlier. She lets us in and says we can talk for about 10 minutes because she has a lot to do. Then she tells us that her 40 year old son had just passed away suddenly 3 weeks before and that she was having a really hard time and had thought about Mormons and was trying to remember what they believed about life after death. So we share with her the Plan of Salvation and she grabs a pencil and paper and takes notes! We told her that her son is in a better place and that he's watching over her and that really helped comfort her. She told us that her son sent us to her because he knew that we would be able to bring her peace in a time of sorrow. Before we left I said a prayer for her and when I looked up tears were running down her face and she was smiling, it was such a sweet experience. She was really touched by the Spirit that was there as we bore testimony of the great Plan of Happiness.
We both left thinking what an incredible experience that was and how amazing it was that we were sent to her right when she needed us.
Sunday. Oh my goodness, sacrament meeting was so amazing.
So it was fast and testimony meeting and it was the day that B was getting confirmed (which was so great). We had two investigators there and one of them went up and bore her testimony!! She's so cute, she worked on it all week and was really excited to share it. It was so good, I was smiling the whole time. Then a little later I go up and share my testimony of the Plan of Salvation then a little after that a member who speaks Mandarin goes up and pretty much teaches about Joseph Smith and the restoration in Mandarin so our investigator S (who is Chinese and has a hard time speaking and understanding English) can understand it! She was SO grateful!! So many great things happened in only an hour!!
I LOVE being a missionary!! I think I will just stay out here forever! :D
Have a great week! Remember that God loves you and is aware of you!!
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