Hello, everyone! I hope your week has been full of good experiences and testimony building studies. :) I love you!
We had a plethora of amazing miracles this week. The members in our ward are really eager and willing to hasten the work of salvation! It started out on Monday, when we had dinner with a nice active member family. We were feeling a bit exhausted because although it was P-day, we were still out and about doing things. Before going in, we said a prayer that we could help the family come closer to Christ. We were surprised to meet a man out front whom we have never met before. He told us to just go in, and we met the family we had planned to have dinner with- plus a couple of guests. The mother of the family had invited several members of her family, less active, non-member, and member to participate in our dinner and discussion, and we were pleasantly surprised to find a new investigator that very night! We were able to schedule with one of the non-members who has been really eager to come to church over the past little while. He has some complications with his back, but once we get to meet with him more and help him understand more of the wonderful blessings of the gospel, he will be very strong. We also had a good zone meeting where a member of another ward gave us some good, practical advice on working with members.
(My camera is being a bit rubbish lately... it's doing the weird pixelation thing.)
Another miracle involves the investigator who loved church last week. You may recall that finding her was a miracle in itself (she was a self referral to read the Book of Mormon), but greater things were to come. She adored church and really wanted to meet with us again. As per norm, she had some questions for us. She asked a little bit about pets in heaven, and a complicated question about the Fall, but we were able to give her good answers and she was very accepting. Finally, she asked a question that absolutely floored us. She prefaced it with, "So, I really loved going to church, and I like what I've been learning with you guys..." and then blew us away with, "what do I have to do to join your church?" We talked and testified about baptism and confirmation for the remission of sins, the logistical side of going about that, and talked about how that was our purpose, to help others make those sacred covenants. However, before we could fulfill our purpose to invite her to be baptized, she asked "Can I do that? Can I be baptized and join your church?" Elder Roberts did a good job at asking her questions to make sure that her intentions were not just social, and she has a baptismal date for this month! She had another great time at church this week, and she's excited to be able to learn more and she does a fair bit of research on her own (on LDS.org). She's already listened to a couple of talks by President Monson and is trying to read the Book of Mormon. Truly, Heavenly Father is sending us amazing miracles.
Truly, the Lord does give us miracles today according to our faith and diligence. Sometimes, they're easy to recognize, like with the ones I've shared today, but often, they are really quiet, powerful manifestations of the Spirit that lets us know that God loves us. I know that He is sending us angels to bear us up every day, and as we pray to recognize them, He will reveal to us the wonderful plethora of blessings that we are not yet aware of. I know the church is true, and I share my witness in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
I pray that you all have a wonderful week and can see the miracles of God in your own lives. I know that He wants to bless us, He wants us to be happy and successful, and He wants to let us know that He is there. :) Have a great week! :)