Monday, 6 June 2016
(SIX MONTHS OUT!!!)
Dear family and friends,
Transfers are this Wednesday! And guess what? I'm still here! :D Lost Mountain is amazing, and I am so excited to stay again with Sister Archer. I know that this new transfer will bring miracles, especially as we dedicate our time more fully to the Lord. :)
I have been reminded of importance of the Lord's work lately. He is truly hastening it, and we are right in the middle of it! The field IS white, already to harvest (D&C 4:4), and we can do our part to help the Lord hasten His work!
We had to make a lot of changes recently with those we were teaching. Our investigators were not progressing at all. None of them were keeping their commitments, and we were struggling to keep in contact with them. So, we prayerfully considered who we should continue teaching, and who we should set aside for a time. And we ended up setting aside almost half of them! All these people that I knew and loved and wanted so badly to accept the gospel. It was devastating.
But we knew who we trusted in. We relied on the Lord. We knew that He would guide us to those who were truly prepared! And HE DID. It was incredible! The miracles flooded in as soon as we chose to submit ourselves to the Lord's will.
We received so many referrals to people who were truly prepared and humble. They wanted to learn more, and they were accepting of what we had to share.
Ray of sunshine!
-We received a referral from a member, who told us that he received a call from a young woman named Jasmine. She had told him that one of her friends said that if she ever needed anything, that she should contact the Mormons. And so, we were blessed with an opportunity to reach out and touch her life. She is a young, single mother with two adorable kids, and she has been going through a lot in her life right now. When we shared a little about our message of peace and hope, she brightened up and immediately asked for a copy of the Book of Mormon before we had even offered it! It was amazing.
My invitation to you is to write your testimony in a copy of the Book of Mormon, and then give it to someone that the Spirit leads you to. I testify that it will bring miracles. You will reach out and touch the lives of those you share it with. Your testimony, no matter how small it may seem, is phenomenal. It has incredible power and it can touch many lives!
Keep smiling. Y'all are amazing and I love each of you!