Dear family and friends,
Isn't it amazing that Christ lives? I am so thankful for this Easter time that we have been given each year to celebrate the sacrifice and resurrection of our Savior. He has given us so much! And what better way to repay Him than by doing our very best to follow Him?
I've been reflecting on the Savior and His miraculous life lately. He did so much for us. We sang the song "Greater Miracles" in sacrament meeting yesterday, and it was a powerful reminder for me of the miracles that Christ performed. The greatest of all being the Atonement and resurrection! He gave everything so that we could gain eternal life and true joy! What a beautiful gift!
There is so much joy to be found in doing the work of the Lord. Every day, we can find joy through our Savior. As we seek to be cheerful, to love, and to serve, we will find joy. The Lord grants us opportunities to grow as we seek Him. He gives us the ability to serve and help others to come closer to Him! (Not just missionaries--ALL of you!)
All of us can experience the joy of miracles in our lives if we but open our hearts to the Savior and let Him in. I know that as we seek to make Him the center of our lives, He will give us pure joy, and we will see the "greater miracles" in our lives take place. :)
Rays of sunshine!
-We decided to go back to follow up with some people that we had lost contact with, and Miss D was home! So we were blessed with an opportunity to teach her the Plan of Salvation! At first, we weren't sure what we needed to share. But the Spirit guided our words and she opened up to us about some loved ones who passed on, and she was touched by the lesson! This time, instead of being really casual and not expressing much interest, her eyes opened up more and she looked more and more excited! I could see the wheels turning in her head as she processed what she learned. And now she is praying about baptism! I testify in the name of Jesus Christ that the Plan of Salvation is a powerful and beautiful blessing we have in our lives. It is true. It touches hearts and helps us to heal. God has given it to us so that we can know our purpose and so that our eyes can be opened to the whole picture (because He loves us!)! :)
-Right after the lesson with Miss D, we were walking back and saw a cute family outside, enjoying the weather. And it turned out that the mom was someone we had met before and lost contact with! We talked with them for a few minutes, and she told us that she wanted to know more about our church now and she was ready for us to come teach her! God is so good and I know that He guides the efforts of those who are seeking to do His will!
Y'all, there are so many more miracles that I could share. There are miracles everyday. We just have to open our eyes to them! :)
My invitation to y'all is to watch the Easter video on mormon.org. It is a touching and powerful witness of Jesus Christ. I love that it talks about how He is the Prince of Peace, and we can find peace through Him. Our Savior lives, and He loves you. I testify in His name that as you put your trust in Him, you will find peace. You will find joy. And you will see greater miracles in your life!
Keep smiling, and have a blessed week. :)
We went to explore historic downtown Newnan Square last Pday! It was so fun! :)
Well... I set a pan on fire. Yep. You heard me! On. Fire.
...It was really scary!
But we're alive!
(I was trying to make popcorn and the pan got too hot, so when I put the oil in it caught on fire. Yep. Sister Plehn was an expert at staying calm and fixing it while I freaked out haha!)
Our Stake held an Easter fireside! It was a tour around the church, with each room depicting a scene from Christ's life. Very touching and beautiful! :)
We rode with the Shifferts, who are amazing!! :D