LIFE IN FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think I will ever be able
to stop saying how much I LOVE being a missionary. So to start off the week
we went to see a referral from some other missionaries. Her name is Rosy
and we have been trying to have a lesson with her for about 2 weeks and we
were feeling that if it didn't work out again maybe we would stop trying to
visit her because maybe she wasn't that interested after all. So.. We went
to our lesson and it was so so great. She talked all about how she is just
searching and searching for the truth and how she needs to find the church
to take her family to. She has been to TONS of churches but has just never
"felt it was right". It was a really amazing experience to get to teach her
and see how strong the spirit was. When we shared about Joseph Smith and
the first vision she literally gasped. It was so cool when she said how she
felt the spirit so strong and that she'd do whatever it took to find out if
this church is true. We have our second lesson with her tonight so please
pray for her! <3
One of our investigators, Eduardo (the Book of Mormon speed reader), is
doing great. He is reading, praying, and coming to church. Something I've
really realized as a missionary is how much FAITH is an action word. If we
want our faith to grow we can't just sit back and wait, we have to do the
things necessary to have it happen. And Eduardo is definitely one of those
people who is willing to work and exercise his faith so that it can grow!
Last miracle for the week is Sonya. Last week we had 4 set appointments
with people and Yared was coming out with us to them all and we were
excited because they were some pretty important lessons. And then... all
them processed to fall through. Life of a missionary. So what did we do, we
decided to knock of course. We were driving around trying to find an
apartment complex to knock and we drove by a few and this one building
stuck out so we turned around and knocked it. We met Sonya and set up a
return appointment. When we went I was so surprised how amazingly prepared
so was. She was raised Catholic but doesn't agree with all their beliefs so
now she just reads the bible every day with her kids and husband and tries
out different churches every now and then. As we taught about the
restoration and talked about how there are so many churches she asked us at
least 5 times, "So... which of all them are true? I have to know." She was
so excited to get a Book of Mormon and she she wants to read and pray about
it because she knows it works just like the Bible.
I lied, one last thing that was an awesome miracle. We were getting out of
our car at an investigators house an I forgot the phone was on my lap. And
it went flying when I stood up and the battery, phone, and back all
separated. Whoops. I pick up the back and the phone and the battery is NO
WHERE to be found. So, we get down on our hands and knees (IN SKIRTS) and
have out a flashlight and are searching everywhere. It wasn't there. I then
sat on the curb and said to Hermana Phillips, "This is a wasted of time!
This can't be part of God's plan we need to be working." You know I was
playing the part of Laman and Lamuel and Hermana Phillips said, "Let's say
a prayer." <---- She's the Nephi in the companionship I guess. I said a
short prayer asking for help and lo and behold... we opened our eyes and it
was right there under a leaf. Say what?! It was not there before. I swear.
Everyone always tells these kinds of stories and I always have been a
doubter but I swear it wasn't there before. The craziest part is that right
then the investigator pulled into their driveway and had that not happened
we would have just knocked their door and left when they weren't have.
Heavenly Father is so so great.
Anyways, I love you all! Have a great week!
ps sorry to anyone i didn't get to email!