Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 15, 2012

We had to switch our Preparation day so we could go to the Temple when it was open. We just got back. We drove up with the Eagan's! A lovely recent convert member couple. The are from New York. Brother Eagan calls us "Mission-ettes".It felt SOOOOOOOOOO good to be back in the Temple. I kept hearing from the Spirit over and over, "Welcome Home." I tried to imagine my investigators in the Celestial room and figure out what it will take to get them there. That is how heavenly father sees us, as our potential.

Last night we had a miracle contact. The entire day of tracting and no one was interested; no one cared and some people were rude; usual. But we love em. Then we went to pick up a Laurel from our ward who is thinking about a mission and wanted to come with us. We had an extra 20 min, so we decided to tract her street. The first house we went to, her neighbor, they opened the door. I said, "Hi, we are missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". And this lovely African American lady said, "Oh, girls come in here out of the cold!" WHAT?! Someone let us in? Her husband and their son joined us. They were SOO nice. It was her birthday today and they said us coming over was an answer to their prayers. The dad is Baptist, she use to belong to The Church of Christ. The dad is going to be doing a missionary task for his church next week and was wondering how it was to be done and he was nervous. But because we showed them that we can come out in the cold and at night to share the gospel, he was inspired and felt like we were an answer to prayer. We prayed with them. They had us hold hands and stand in a circle for the prayer. The father asked me to pray. The mom was saying things like, "amen" "mmhmm" "praise him" during the prayer after I'd say something she liked. It was so awesome. I've never had that happen before! They said we could come back.

Just think, if we decided not to tract that short 20 min, we would not have found them. I am praying that we will be able to teach them!!!!!!!!!!!!
A guy came to church for the first time!! A lot to digest. The sacrament talks were on Virtue, sunday school was the scattering and gathering of Israel and Priesthood was word of wisdom. We haven't been able to talk to him about it yet. But I am so grateful he came.
The gospel is so true. Missionary work in its smallest effort is worth building God's kingdom.
Tell the primary I love their CD.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Amber! This is Jeramie I hope you are having a great time over there. I saw that you and April ran into each other. ;) I was thinking about you the other day and was wondering when you were returning. Only a few more months?! Woah, time goes by fast. Anyway, I hope you had a great holiday season and I am sorry I haven't been able too keep up. I honestly, forgot about the text with this information on it. Ciao