Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lindsay - August 8, 2016

Hello Everyone!!!!

I love being a missionary no matter how hard it gets!! This week has been an amazing week! We saw so many less actives, and had a lot of success with them! On Monday, even though it was preparation day, we met with our investigator Sabrina. She is doing well despite the lack of support from her parents. She is very strong, and her faith increases every time we meet with her!

On Tuesday we had an amazing lesson with Ramon! We talked about faith, and asked him about his life, and if he ever had an experience where he lost his faith. You know that moment when you ask a question and you know it didn't come from you, but it came from God? I had that moment during the lesson! It was awesome!! :) We had such a powerful discussion about faith, and how we all waver in our faith at some point. But it is our decision to rebuild it and let God grow it again.

On Wednesday we taught Avery again! He is so close to baptism I can feel it! We followed up with him about the Word of Wisdom, cause his family gives him tea. But he told us that this week he only drank herbal tea!! We were so proud of him! He is so excited to be baptized! We just need to set that habit of coming to church consistently.

On Thursday, we met Rylan who is a less active. He is such an awesome kid! He has a lot of faith, but has not been consistent with church in a while. So we stopped by a taught him about faith! We committed him to pray every day and read his scriptures every day. His answer was great! "I could give it a whirl!"

On Saturday we visited a lot of people, it was awesome! We had a great lesson with Sister Mitchell about prayer. We shared a scripture in Alma 37:36-37 that talks about counseling with the Lord, and crying unto to him for all of our support. We talked about how prayer can help us to move forward with strength despite challenging times. We had a great discussion! At the end of the lesson, a HUGE storm came rolling in. The lightning was insane! It turned shades of purple and orange, it was crazy! Thank goodness we were safe! The Lord took care of us!

On Sunday we had an amazing lesson with Brother Darnell! Holy cow he makes me want to cry every time we visit him! He had been gone for two weeks in Tucson house sitting for someone, so we couldn't see him. But as we walked into the door, he showed us where he left off reading. He was in Mosiah people! Mosiah!!! I was so happy to see that he had been reading and praying that whole time he was gone!! We were so happy! And.... .at the end of the lesson I asked him to pray, and he did!!! WOW!! During the lesson he told us, I don't get why I couldn't understand the Book of Mormon 50 years ago!! Sister Davidson, a member who came with us said, "It is because you have been praying before you read!" From the very first time we taught him, he was ready to make a change in his life. A long time ago, he served as a stake auditor, and wasn't really involved in church besides that .He told us that he would read the Book of Mormon but it wouldn't make sense to him, so he stopped reading it. But to see that he now has a desire to pray, and ask for understanding is amazing! We love him, and I know that the Lord is helping him. He knows it too:)

So that is my week! I love you all and I want you to know that God loves you individually! I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true!


Sister Dunn

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