Monday, October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015

"Happy Fall, ya'll!"

This week has been amazing!! My favorite part was probably P!! So we found her right after I got to this area, so we've been teaching her for about 6 weeks. And a few days ago she finally got her answer that this is where she's supposed to be! She kept telling us that she wanted to try other churches. But this week apparently she was listening to a Guy Penrod song (refer to my previous email if you're curious how much P loves that Guy) called Singing with the Saints. And she thought well, this is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SAINTS. And she just felt that this is where God wanted her to be. Yep, pretty strange way to get an answer. But hey, we're not complaining :) God really does know us all perfectly and He knows what kind of answers all of us need. Even if it is from Guy Penrod :)

On a sadder note, we had to stop teaching the W :( There just wasn't anything else we could do to help them at this point until they know for themselves that the church is true. We both felt that that's what we needed to do. But they still keep coming to church, they love the church so much. The dad, H, hardly ever talks but in the last lesson we had he really opened up to us and told us how he was feeling and how much this all means to him and how he much he loves us, it was so sweet. The Spirit was really strong. His wife and the member we had with us to translate were in tears. I truly think that they will get baptized, just not right now.

The other day we knocked on someone's door and a teenage girl answered and came outside to talk to us. Her little brother came outside, looked at us and said "Am I in trouble?" It's actually quite fun to strike fear in the hearts of many :)

Last Monday we felt that we should go to the store to get some supplies we needed for a display we were making. And just as we were leaving, we saw a member's friend who we have been trying to meet with the whole time I've been here. She was so excited to see us, she took us out to lunch at Outback on Saturday and we were able to answer a lot of her questions about the church. I'm being taught over and over again that the Lord's timing is absolutely perfect, even if things aren't going exactly the way we want.

My ponderize scripture for the week is D&C 3:1-3: The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught. For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round. Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men

These verses are a great reminder to me of whose work this is that we are engaged in. It's very inspiring that when we are on His team, when we do His work, we cannot fail. His works truly cannot be frustrated :)

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