Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life. -3 Nephi 5:13
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
May 9, 2016 Work Will Win When Wishy-Washy Wishing Won't
Great pictures and i absolutely loved the skype call! I wish I would have had the chance to talk to you all one on one but obviously time permitted! So i'm very sorry if you felt like I needed to talk to you more! Just know that I love you and could talk to the each of you for days on end! Well we have had the best numbers that Sudbury has seen since it's reopened! Hit a record for investigators at church! It's so great to see the area growing. There were some fantastic miracles that happened this past week! We went by a referral that a member in the church told us to go by. So we went by and this younger mother and her 13 year old daughter opened the door! And they let us right in and they were telling us that they haven't seen missionaries in forever! We had a good talk with them. sister Koirber went on a mission to France and she absolutely loved it. They haven't gone to church for a couple of years now and from what it sounds like it's because of non member boyfriend that she has and also the not so great welcome that she got from the ward. But after meeting with them they said that they want to start coming out to church and they want us back over to start teaching the 8 year old daughter who was actually wanting to take the missionary lessons so that she could get baptized! So it really surprised her that we knocked on her door cause she was literally talking about that the same day. She's been 8 for awhile so we are excited to start teaching her so that she can get baptized as soon as possible. The 13 year old really wants to start going to church and activity days! It was such a cool experience! I've only met them once and i already love them and care about them! I can really see this family getting reactivated and going for in the gospel. Speaking of reactivation, Nketiah (Daughter in the jones family) has been coming out to church a lot and she recently went to the temple!!! She's been working towards that for a long time since she had some problems that needed to be fixed in order to go to the temple! It's so great to see that she has made it and she loved the experience that she had! I'm so proud of her and her hard work. Kind of sad that we don't get to teach her anymore but extremely glad that she has come so far! So we were going by some of investigators and we see this family walking down the sidewalk and this girl around the age of 12 turns around and says "Hey Elders, how's it going?" so we were pretty surprised that she knew us. She came up to us and said that she had met with the elders two years ago but she felt like she wasn't prepared for baptism. But now she wants to have us come and teach and baptize her! So she took my planner and started writing down her information in it so that we could get a hold of her and we have an appointment with her this week!!! That was just shocking and awesome at the same time. I just say to Elder Herbert after that whole experience, " Did that really just happen? Did she ask us to baptize her?" hahaha it was sweeeeet! So our new investigators kevin and ashley came to church! It was such a nice sight to see as they walked in with they're 9, 7, and 5 year old following with them! haha we need more families in the ward and it was a great sight to see! Taught a lot of great lessons, a ton of spiritual experiences! I love this mission and i've grown so much! I know this gospel is true, no doubt in my mind it isn't! Here is a quote that i absolutely loved by the prophet! "Work will win when wishy-washy wishing won't." Put in the work, and stop wishing your wishes and turn it to reality!