Monday, February 2, 2015

More Tender Mercies!

Wow this week was absolutely amazing! Chuck full of spiritual testimony builders! 

We started out really down on ourselves. None of our investigators are progressing and we felt as though we had knocked every door in our area. On Friday we decided to just stop, go back to our room and pray for direction. I offered the prayer (first one for like nine months out loud in English :P) And I just poured out my heart to Heavenly Father, asking Him to help us have the strength to keep working hard and to help us think of ideas for contacting and for the investigators that we have now. I don't know if I have ever felt so close to my Father in Heaven as I did in that moment. This warmth came over me as if He was kneeling there right next to me holding me tight. I knew he was watching over us and that our problems were big in His eyes. We then decided to just sit and ponder and I felt like I needed to read out of PMG and I came to the Chapter about finding new people and it lead me to Alma 31. I read it and was blown away at how similar our situation was to that of Alma and his companions. We talked about it and made plans and promises with each other and God and the next day when we got out to work the tender mercies started to flow! 

We got so many contacts, people just started to let us in the door on the first door knock, and we started to get really good investigators! 

Prayer works guys! I know that God knows our hard times and through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, We can see miracles in our lives and in the lives of others.

Jose is still struggling on his decision but his faith and desire to serve God are more strong than ever. We have a baptismal date for the 28th and we are working really hard on him to get him there. Things are just starting to look up! 

Oh and by the way, I'm pretty sure that I would still bawl my eyes out if I saw Barney live even now as an adult haha. Everything lately has been reminding me of him and I'm pretty sure I've sang all of his songs throughout the week! Hna Brogan gets quite a kick out of my giddy fangirl ways haha. 
Any way I love you all soooo much and I hope all  is well at home!!! Stay strong and know that God loves you and knows you all individually!! 

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