BAPTISMS AND MIRACLES 2/8/16
Mission Leader Conference
This was a week to remember! We saw miracles!!!
The week started off with an all day long MLC (mission leadership council) meeting at President Centers home. It was a great meeting, I learned a lot and it got me pumped to go out and do missionary work! We didn't have much time in our area that day. Then all day on Wednesday we were both in St George on exchanges. One of the Sisters was really sick so my companion stayed with her all day and I went out in the Green Valley area with a Sister from Texas! It was hard because we lost a lot of time working in our area that day but it was worth it to help some sisters out.
OH! And our pipes were frozen for FOUR DAYS. That was fun! with no water! Needless to say, it has been very cold....
Thursday and Friday morning we also had meetings. But we did have some time to work in our area finally! We have been really working to finding new people to teach.
We were looking though our lists of people and felt we should go visit a certain family. We went. The mother is a member of the church and she has 3 teenage step children who all want to be baptized!! Ahhhh it was a miracle to find them! I’m super excited to start teaching this family..
We also had another cool miracle. One of our bishops called us. He is a former mission president so he is a beast at missionary work. He called us and gave us a family to go visit. SO we did and it was a family of 5 who recently moved here and they know nothing about the church! The wife was is super interested because she kept saying "I just want to know the truth for myself through the spirit!!! AH! And she talked about how she has been searching for the truth because she knows that there must be more truth than just the Bible. We have our first appointment with them tonight and I’m super pumped. They are a miracle and an answer to prayers!
We also had two baptisms on Saturday!!! A little boy we were teaching got baptized. His name is Aiden. He is super cute and he has a hard time remembering things but he has a super strong testimony! Another of our investigators got baptized. Her name is Ashley. She has a cool story because she moved here from Vegas and she moved in with a member family. She started coming to church and felt the spirit and knew that it was true. And at the baptism, right when she came out of the water, the tears just started to flow and she stood there overcome with joy. It was really cool!
I have learned so much about faith this week...This work will not go forward if we don’t have the faith! Faith is like walking to the edge of the light and then taking one step into the dark. Miracles are wrought by faith.
The gospel is true and I love my job!