I had so many amazing experiences this week! First off, earlier this week we wanted to meet with our investigator but she went to the countryside for the day, so instead we visited a member whose grandson is an investigator (but we knew he probably wouldn’t be there). I shared this scripture
And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it. – Mosiah 2:41
and then she proceeded to tell us that her son and wife had lost their child that morning. It was so hard for her but she told us God always looks after her and today he sent us to her and shared that scripture with her. How amazing is that? She was so touched and felt so loved!! God’s hand really is in all things. Secondly, we have two new 15 year old girls for investigators and they are amazing! They are hungry for the gospel and to learn more. They read everything (pamphlets & the Book of Mormon) and they take notes on what they read and then tell us what they learned and ask us questions. In closing prayers they thank God for us and for the opportunity to learn from us. In a lesson earlier this week, we asked about their prayers and how that’s been. They then shared their answers to prayers and that was amazing too!
Another day this week we were going to meet with a different investigator but he didn’t show up to the church – so as we sat and waited, I noticed a man bike riding back and forth in front of the church so I went to talk to him. Turns out he is interested and had been to FHE before. Somehow his number had been lost and contact never made. I invited him to a few church meetings/activities and I’m praying something will come from it.
That same day, after visiting someone else, we were walking home and a 16 year old boy walks right up to us, starts talking and asks how he can become a member of our church and asks if he goes there right now can he meet the missionaries … well we told him “ummm, we are missionaries!” and set up a time to meet! He wants to get baptized before he goes to China in August … I’m praying we can teach him and get him ready quick enough.
And last but not least!!!! The young mother is getting baptized!!!!! Yep, my first baptism! She is absolutely amazing and so ready! She passed her interview with flying colors and our district leader said she is so faithful and after the interview she even asked if the elders could give her son a blessing (he was sick). Of course they did and she was so happy!
This week was full of small miracles and I have definitely seen the Lord’s hand in my life as well as those we teach. I love you all!