Monday, July 21, 2014
Well, that is the saddest thing in the world. I hope that you are able to save something from the fires.
[in Washington] I will just share one thing because I am short on time today. I was in church yesterday, just reflecting on the week and all our efforts with Less actives investigators and people in general. Everyone is going through a hard time it seems like, but as I was getting really sad the spirit was able to come and testify to me that God is more powerful than Satan. That He really is in control that the good does win and that people will change and God is preparing a way for everyone to come closer to him. Well during Church my spirits were lifted and we were able to go later that night and find a street with didn't think exsisted and as well as to find someone who God has been preparing to accept the gospel. It was miraculous! I love the Lord. I know that he is with you all now as you are trying to figure out what to do about Methow. I know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is always brighter than what we ever expect.
I know that this is super short but I love you all. I can't even believe that all this has appened. I will be praying for you all.
Monday, July 14, 2014
So super exciting news! We are teaching someone who I taught when I first came. She needs the gospel and God is guiding us to her and her to us. I can't even tell you how scared I was to go see her again, She is really nice its just I don't know...I was scared which I have come to discover that that is when I need to do things. So we did and she committed to read pray and come to church! Huge step! I am praying like crazy for her now. And we went by a less active that has been on my mind forever and what happened!!! He wants to come back. I love it when they have the desires. I love the miracles that occur. I wasn't quite expecting him to come out and state his desires. He told us some of his dilemas but with prayers and patience he will come back! His family is pretty awesome too. We need to build up the ward. Each week at church it always reminds me how much the ward needs our help and needs members to get over their offenses and support their beliefs. Like Uncle Dick said not let others determine their salvation. Enduring to the end is huge and God really wants to bless us. Why would we stop those blessings from coming just because someone else said something inconsiderate? I am excited for the progress that is happening.
Well I will count this as a tender mercy. I was in Lakewood with another sister and we decided to knock on a door. Well the guy is sitting on his couch and he goes to get up...I had a premonition that he might not be dressed....so I look away and stare at Sister Le the guy starts closing the door and says hold on let me put away the dogs...well I had seen enough to know he didn't have a shirt on, and then....3 minutes later he comes to the door with clothes on and the dogs at his side and me and sister Le look down at the dogs and he's like oh they must have gotten out....yep....don't worry the spirit is with us to know how to discern truth and when to look the other way. I don't care that he lied to us about putting the dogs away because the better part is that he was clothed and I wasn't scarred. I do not have a desire to be one of the sister missionaries who had the door answered by a naked person. The end.
Love you all! Have are great week! Tell me about the miracles you saw!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Fourth came and went and the Lord was so nice to us. We were suppose to be on exchanges but the sister was sick so we went down to help them a little in their time of need and on the way back up to Whittier we were able to see all of the fireworks celebrating the freedoms we have, the country we live in and it just warmed my heart. There are no fireworks allowed in the city of Whittier so it was only through this small tender mercy that me and my companion were able to see fireworks and boy they were beautiful. They were everywhere. I understand why they aren't allowed in the city of old homes that they want to keep historic, I am just so glad that God knows the little things that make a difference in our lives that we don't realize until it occurs.
Well we went to the temple today and that is why I am writing a day later than usual. I am so grateful for that opportunity. I am blessed. This past week I had a super huge spiritual moment. Margaret, a member Sister Folsom and I started working with when I first came out had had a rough week and knew she needed help. She needed an up lift. While we were visitin I asked her if she wanted to bare her testimony the next day in sacrement and she said yes. So I helped her write out a brief testimony. She can't really speak. She has cerebral palsy. so She was going to go up and stand next to me while I shared her feelings. What a great opportunity it was for me to be apart of this experiance. I was so touched. The spirit was super strong testifying of her simple beliefs. I will definitely hold that experiance close to me forever.
I loved the miracles you all shared with me. Thanks Ken for sharing that experiance with me from Uncle Dick. That is so cool.
D&C 35 talks about how We are all meant for something greater than we can comprehend. Don't let anything else stop you from accomplishing it.
Love you all! What was your miracle this week?