Here's Nicole's email from this week! She has definitely
been keeping busy in her new area. Enjoy!!
This week was a little better. Still challenging, but we saw MANY miracles :)
So we taught Beth again(they have us over every week for dinner and a lesson..super awesome). We taught her about The Gospel of Jesus Christ (Faith, Repentance, Baptism by the proper authority, the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End) and at the end, we invited her to be baptized again. Her response? "I'D LOVE TO!!!!!!!!!!" (caps and exclamation points added). AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH she's on date to be baptized for . What got her to say yes? She went to church 2 Sundays ago (which reminds me, I hope you all went yesterday) and felt the Spirit super strongly. She said her uncle passed away the day before and that she could feel his presence during Sacrament meeting during the hymns and talks. It was such an amazing experience for her, and it strengthens my testimony on the role of the Spirit. The Spirit is the best motivator. It also strengthened my testimony on Family History Work. Our ancestors are just waiting for their work to be done and are prompting us to do it! They want us to make these promises with God so that we can help them do the same....so grateful!!!!
The biggest lesson I learned this week was on obedience. When the scriptures say you'll be blessed when you're obedient to the Lord's commandments...they mean it. There were a couple of nights this past week when we got home LATE. It was an AWFUL feeling that I hope to never feel again. Knowing we could have put more effort into preventing it was just awful. I'm so grateful for repentance and for the opportunity I have to do better and to change to become more like my Savior Jesus Christ...I want nothing more in the world than to be like Him. Be obedient...always! It will BLESS you!!!
Next week, my pday will bedue to memorial day...just a heads up! I love ya'll and hope this week is full of joy and happiness. I challenge you to be more obedient this week, and I can promise you that you'll see more blessings and miracles and will be filled with even more joy! The Lord loves each of you and is very mindful of all that you're going through! I'm grateful for Jesus Christ and for all that He has done for me. I'm blessed to have this short time to be His representative 24/7 for 18 months....greatest gift and calling I could have been given. I love this Gospel!! This is my testimony in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Love you all!