April 28, 2014
First I have to tell everyone about the most amazing miracle to ever happen. From my last area, there was a lady that I talked about who had a daughter on a mission. The other night I got a call that we were having a special fast for her to be baptized on Sunday (yesterday). but... she was not on date to be baptized. The missionaries were having her pray about being baptized but she said that Sunday was way too soon, but the missionaries were filling up the font and going for a miracle.
I wasn't expecting any news until Sunday night, but a few hours after we started our fast I got a text that said that SHE IS BEING BAPTIZED BECAUSE SHE PRAYED ABOUT IT AND SHE KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I AM SO HAPPY TO SAY THAT LAST NIGHT, SHE WAS BAPTIZED. OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE CAME!!!!!!!!!!! Miracles are so real and the gospel is so true. The hastening of the work is happening NOW! It reminded me of a scripture that someone shared at transfer meeting this week, it's in Romans 13:11-12 "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." I love how it says the armor of light! The light of Christ is something that we all need and something ! I've been thinking a lot about how to really guard ourselves with the armor of light. I found the perfect scripture! Its in Jacob 4:6-7 and it says "wherefore, search the prophets, and we have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy; and having all these witnesses we obtain a hope, and our faith becometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name of Jesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves of the sea. Nevertheless, the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have power to do these things."
I want you all to take a minute and reread that scripture. We have been given a prophet today and we are PROMISED that if we search his words, we will have many revelations and the spirit of prophecy- and the definition of the spirit of prophecy is a testimony of Jesus. We have been given a prophet today so we can have many revelations for our lives and know our Savior! We can know so much about our life if we just ask our Heavenly Father. Once we do that, we can conquer anything and have faith that is unshaken. Our Maker has not left us down here alone. We have so much power at our fingertips and it's up to us to find it. Search the scriptures with the intent of getting your questions answered. Pray like your Savior and Heavenly Father are in the room. Listen in church as if it were Christ teaching you. We are all His servants and we have such an important work to do! We need to tell everyone that the day of salvation is at hand. The joy that this gospel brings is so amazing!
We were able to have an amazing sacrament meeting on Sunday! Our investigators showed up that haven't come the whole time we've been here. It was all centered on Christ. I am so excited for this next week....we have NO free hours! Every single hour of our schedule is taken up by teaching and service. I'm so excited to be here and I'm so excited to be a missionary. I also never want to leave this area. Also the best moment of this week was when a little girl said the closing prayer for us, "dear Heavenly Father, thank you for sending the dictionaries to come teach us." HAHA YESSSS.
Have a great week!