Hey, friends and fam! This week we had some amazing miracles! It's so cool to see the tender mercies that come when you are at your lowest point.
Tuesday we spent most of the day finding. We felt prompted to tract in some apartment complexes but everyone we tried was locked. We met a lady outside one who told us that we couldn't get in and no one there was interested, but pointed us toward another complex a few blocks away. Away we went in the hot heat and tried a few of the doors. All locked. We stood there for a moment discouraged, hot, and exhausted. We decide to try the last door of the building and we find a man sitting outside on the step! We talked to him for a while and discovered that his name was Ed and he was just about to leave, but we told him about the temple and asked if we could come back and he said definitely! We went back the next day and taught him the restoration! He told us that it was an amazing message and is looking forward to learning more! Whoo!
Wednesday we looked for more service opportunities. It was hard because most places have to do a background check that takes weeks. Obviously, that won't work with the nomadic lifestyle of a sister mish. But! We prayed really hard and found a nursing home that was looking for volunteers. We don't have to have a background check and we can even set up a devotional type event for next month! :)
Thursday we had a fun District Meeting! The AP's showed up and we did street contacting role plays using pass along cards. That night we saw even more miracles when we had a lesson with Brother Bishop, a less active that we have been working with forever. We had planned to talk about the priesthood with him but we ended up talking about the sacrament and how IT is the number one reason we need to go to church. He hadn't known that and it was pretty groundbreaking for him. And guess who finally showed up at church on Sunday? That's right! Brother Bishop!
Friday and Saturday we went on exchanges and melted. It was SO hot! Sister Warnock came to P1 and we tracted all day but the most incredible thing happened. We met a woman outside and started talking to her about her family. Sister Warnock asked me if I had any Philadelphia temple pass along cards and sadly I didn't. I only had the standard ones with a picture of Christ on it, but I pulled it out anyway. Before I could give it to her she ran inside her house to get us a drink of water because she was a kind soul. When she came back out I looked down the card and IT WAS A PHILADELPHIA TEMPLE CARD!!! I looked at Sister Warnock who looked as shocked as I was. We had both seen a picture of Christ on the front of that card. We were able to show the woman the card, tell her about the open house, and testify of eternal families. She wasn't interested in meeting with us but was interested in the open house! The Lord is preparing people for this temple in such an amazing way!
I have such a testimony of this gospel! It is true! God is our Heavenly Father and he loves us so much!! He has provided a way for us return to Him and that way is Jesus Christ.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and week! :)
Love, Sister B
|Celebrating Sister Maiden's year mark with Rita's!|
(The Proper District)
|Elder Moreno is not pleased.|
(The Crazy District)
|Korple and Pahn from English class!|
|I forgot these from the week before.|
Saying goodbye to Sister Abbott.
|Sister A, one of my dearest friends!|
My Lovely African Sisters! :)