So first, I AM STAYING IN THE LOVELY PROSPECT PARK WARD WITH SISTER GULL.
Weird I have never been in an area or with a companion this long.
But I am so content. Meant to be here.
So this week Jean came to church and to our surprise she came into
relief society!!!! This is huge. She never comes into relief society
because she has a bunko group she plays with after 2nd hour.
Yes, she has a passion for bunko, when she told me that I knew I was
where I needed to be. Anyways, she is coming closer and closer to
baptism. I asked her why she thinks we notice such a wonderful change
in her after her trip and she said it is because she feels she is
closer to being baptized!
We met with Maddie this week, she is just incredible. She was so
confused at why others seeking for truth don’t just listen to
missionaries and read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it’s true. She
talked about what comfort the Book of Mormon has brought her and how
she cannot deny it’s truthfulness.
We also went with Lavone, one of our member’s friends (that we met at
the Mother’s Day Brunch) to a baptism for her good friend. She is
becoming super interested in the church but we had to give her to the
sisters in the next area over. However, the baptism was the most
incredible baptism I have ever gone to.
The sisters, (one of them being Sister Fife, my MTC companion) simply
taught the restoration during the changing time at the baptism. The
Spirit that filled that room was indescribable. Tears filled
everyone’s eyes including mine as they testified.
It opened up my eyes to the power and authority that has been given to
missionaries to teach with the Spirit. I was able to see more the
importance of always testifying.
I have taught the restoration a billion times but rarely has it been
taught to me. I have known it was all true, but how incredible it was
to hear it from an investigator point of view and feel the Holy Ghost
bearing a strong witness to me of its truth.
No one in that room would be able to deny the truth of that message
that’s all I know. Perfect baptism for Lavone to go to.
The message that we all share as church members is true. It is simply
true and it has been made known to me through the power of the Holy
Ghost. He will testify to all of our hearts the truth of Christ’s
message if we just choose to listen.
I am so grateful I don’t have to go knocking on people’s doors trying
to sell them something or decieve them into anything. I am grateful
that I can go with the Spirit and introduce a message to them I love
and live and know to be true.
Have a great week!
The bed bugs… Well stay tuned. I saw TWO crawling on me this morning
in a matter of 5 seconds. Prayers are much appreciated.
A member had her friends Becki and Brian over for a lesson, she always
has people knocking on her door apparently so she stuck this sign
there. She was hoping it would help other people want to come in but
to her surprise no one else knocked.
This is a video of Maddie’s backyard
Our area is half extremely rich and half not extremely rich.
Oh look what we found. Bahama Bucks.