This has been a marvelous week. So much has happen, going from one miracle to another miracle. This is the greatest work in the world. I love it. It is such a blessing. Anyways I will start with Tuesday, we started off the day by going to MLC (Missionary Leadership Council). It was so good to be able to see President and Sister Hymas. They are some of the best people in the world. Anyways a lot of time was spent on talk about 2 thing. Having hope centered in Jesus Christ. Then the process for receiving revelation from Heavenly Father. The way that he taught us is through one of the most simplest ways. That way is through prayer. Pray is the 2 way communication that we talk with our father in Heaven. I don’t want to bore you will all of the cool things that I learn but I just want to test for the spirit that was felt there. I was also able to see Elder Anderson. It is always such a blessing when I get to see him. He is so fun to talk with and to think back to the good old days of playing football together. It was fun. The other big highlight was we got smart phones. Yes we got smart phones. We have been using them for about a week and they took some time to get adjusted to. But it is such a blessing to be entrusted with technology to use in the lord’s work.
Wednesday was a really good day to go and talk with people. We were able to go out with some missionaries to work with them. I love being able to work with other to learn from them. Not to much happened on Wednesday other then working with missionaries.
On Thursday we had a lesson with one of our investigators named Meghan. Her baptism was this Saturday. Anyways she had a rough day. She got suspended from work along with so much other stuff. She was at a point to where it was like she almost didn’t have much hope. We told her to turn to the savior and to trust in him. It was a huge testimony to me that Satan didn’t want her to get baptized. But the lesson went really well and she was still dead set on getting baptized. Latter that night we were able to have dinner with the Ditlevsen family. They are an awesome family that we have gotten to know really well. They have a son on a mission in Seattle who recently left. It such a blessing to be able to see the lives of people change in the gospel.
We also got a referral from some other elders. The referral was for this person named filisi. He came to church himself and asked to meet with the missionaries. When we stopped by to set up a lesson he wasn’t there. We talked with his brother maka. He was super interested in what we had to say. We were able to leave a return appointment for the coming Saturday after we were able to teach the restoration. The lesson was spiritual and you could see that he was seriously thinking about what we talked about. He also told us that he has a girlfriend serving a Mission in Costa Rica. It amazing how the spirit works and the lord’s timing of everything.
Fast forward to Friday we had another lesson with Meghan. She was so excited to see us. She only had good news to tell us. She when and hit the scriptures and got on her knees and ask for help from our father in Heaven. I don’t know how every time we have a trial that comes if we will get on our knees, dive into the scriptures that everything will be fine. Not to say that everything is taken away, but Heavenly Father strengthens us to where we can over come our trials. That was very evident to me to see the strength and growth that had a accrued for Meghan in less then 24 hours. The power of our saviors Atonement is real! I testify that if we will let it change us we will have exponential growth. I am grateful for my savior sacrifice for me all of you.
Saturday was Meghan’s big day. She was able to enter the waters of baptism. It was such s spiritual experience. I am so grateful for the spirit and how it testifies of the truth of the restored gospel. Elder Anderson was able to come to the baptism. He taught her a few months back. So it was such a blessing to be able to teach her after he did. The change in her over the last few months has been so big.
I was on an exchange with Elder Young Yen. Yes one of my past companions. Over a year that we served together. We had such a great day with teaching people. We went to the lesson that we had set up with Filisi and Maka. It was one of the most spiritual lessons that I have had in a long time. It was like we never stopped being companions. We taught with unity and testified of each other. It was so cool. After we had finished the first vision, we sat quietly to let the spirit work on them. After about 20 seconds one of them said “wow.” The spirit was so strong we extended April 7th to them and they said that they will work to that day. Maka said that the 1st day that we came by was the 2 year anniversary of his mother passing away. He told us that he thinks by us coming by on the anniversary of his mother death that god is telling him that this is something that he should do. Always follow the spirit trust in heavenly Father and you will be exactly where you should be.
That was the most of our week. Hope this finds you well. Know that the church is true. If it has been a while pick up the Book of Mormon. Start reading it and apply the teachings you learn from it and watch the peace that come from our father in Heaven flood into you life!!
I love you!!
Sorry there is no pictures of the baptism. I hadn’t gotten them from the other elders. Sorry I will send them next week!