This week was good!! But, not much happened! Tuesday Sister Singleton totally died. She had a crazy migraine Monday night and it took her out Tuesday too. So I just got up, studied and whatever, took care of canceling things for the day so she could just work on getting better, took a nap. when she woke up, we just watched a couple things on gospel library and went to bed. Haha! It was nice to have a down day, but at the same time I didn't know what to do with myself. Then on Wednesday we were both wrecked because we were messed up our routine. Haha. That was a rough one! Haha.
Not too much happened this week.. haha. Except for miracles! Ya know, there's not a day that goes by that we don't see tons of miracles! One we saw was with Pam and Stephanie. We found them a couple weeks ago, but haven't been able to really get in contact with both of them. We had tried to visit them but no one was home. we were just about to leave their complex, but Sister Singleton asked if that was everybody there, so I was looking through our Area book and found someone. So we went and parked and as we were about to pray, this bus pulls up and Stephanie and Pam get out!!!! Hah! It was super cool. So here's the lesson we had with them!
Pam and Stephanie:
We asked what Pam what she remembers about the Restoration. She remember Joseph Smith and told a little of the first vision. Shared Our True Identity with both of them. Pam said the is different from all of her siblings because they each have a different father. We talked about how we all have the same Heavenly Father who loves us SO much. Stephanie talked about how we are tested her and we are here to "earn heaven". Then we talked about the Plan of Salvation; where we came from, life on earth and Christ. Stephanie took it back to where we came from. She didn't know what it was called but she was explaining the veil. She was talking about if we were perfect there wouldn't be a point. Explained that that is the veil. Stephanie asked how we know Jesus' name never changed. Then we got into Fall. Pam knew the story of the Fall. We explained that Eve partook because she knew it was necessary. Stephanie knew that God knew it was part of Gods plan but she feels like Eve could have chosen to fight her temptations and God would've provided another way to have children so they could keep both commandments. We tried to explain otherwise... Stephanie feels like because of Eve, when women give birth it's painful because Eve chose not to follow Gods commandments. We talked about motherhood being a sacred thing. Asked Pam if she had any other questions about pre-earth, earth life and afterlife, she didn't really have questions. We invited them to read the Plan Pamphlet and the intro to the Book of Mormon together and if they are able, to come to church. They said they would try to read and it was up to Pam to come to church. Stephanie said she hasn't gone to her church for awhile and she likes going there because she knows people. Invited both of them to pray at the end. Pam said she would next time, Stephanie said it has been awhile since she prayed and she didn't feel comfortable doing it in front of us. They were both super awesome!
We were able to find 8 new 'gators again so that was another miracle! Haha. Especially because the one day we were down and out!! The Beck boys also got baptized! That was great!!! There was a BILLION people there... way more than I have ever seen! It was great though! We're still working with Robbie, but we haven't had a chance to set a date yet because we haven't been able to meet with him. But this week!! Man... haha. Please pray for him...
We also had the Half Mission Conference! That was really good!
Spiritual thought for the week! I was reading about Faith today and this is something I really liked!!
"When the challenges of mortality come, and they come for all of us, it may seem hard to have faith and hard to believe. At these times only faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement can bring us peace, hope, and understanding. Only faith that He suffered for our sakes will give us the strength to endure to the end. When we gain this faith, we experience a mighty change of heart, and like Enos, we become stronger and begin to feel a desire for the welfare of our brothers and sisters. We pray for them, that they too will be lifted and strengthened through faith on the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ."
Faith IN JESUS CHRIST can get us through anything. There's a reason why it's the first principle of the gospel!! When our faith is anchored in Him, we will get through everything this life has to throw at us. Thats why it's so important to constantly be nourishing and strengthening our testimony and our faith in Him.
That's basically all.... I'm not super stoked about emailing today, sooooo take what you can get. I just don't have much to say! I love you guys and thanks for all you do!
love, Sister Hood