Dear family and friends,
This is what President Foote (our mission president) has been emphasizing. We are in trying times, in the last days, on the Lord's errand. He is guiding us and leading us to those who are prepared to accept the gospel. We are in the miracle zone, working miracles daily!
Sometimes, we close our eyes to the daily miracles. The Lord is constantly pouring out His tender mercies upon us. Each new day is a miracle! At Zone Training (a missionary conference), the Zone Leaders were talking about how we are in the Miracle Zone. They shared an experience about how they were with a young man who was preparing for a mission, and they were knocking doors with him. Each time someone would open the door just to slam it back in their faces, the elders would turn to the young man and say, "Miracles, ___! Someone opened the door!"
This helped the young man to have an excitement about missionary work, even when doors get slammed in their faces. It is so important to seek for the good and open our eyes to the miracles every day!
Speaking of miracles, last night we had an incredible experience. We went to visit some potential investigators, Betty and Chantay. Their dad very recently passed away, and so it was a humbling experience to enter their home and see their smiling faces despite the sad circumstances. The Spirit was so strong as we testified to them of the Plan of Salvation, and how Christ made it possible for us to be with our families again, forever. It was a beautiful, touching lesson, and I am so thankful for the Spirit's guidance as a constant companion for us!
Y'all, this gospel is true. I know that it truly blesses us each day. I know that God gives us miracles because He is our loving Father and He wants us to experience joy in this life!
My challenge to y'all is to open your eyes to the everyday miracles around you. Take the time to thank God for the miracles that He has given you. Your family, your friends, seasons, this beautiful earth, His creations... There are so many miracles to be thankful for!
I know that you will find great joy in your life as you seek to open your eyes to miracles. You will have a new perspective on life and you will be happier than ever! :)
Keep smiling, keep trusting, keep moving forward with faith! Y'all are amazing and I love you!
PS Sorry, no pictures this time. I just got a new camera and I'm still learning how to use it, haha.